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Choosing the Right Law School / Where to Apply ED: Penn? Georgetown?
« on: September 03, 2008, 05:03:35 PM »
Though I had never considered applying anywhere Early Decision before, it seems as though this is now a feasible option for me. Common wisdom here seems to suggest that you should go to the best-ranked law school you can attend (within reason). So, to take advantage of ED, should I only be considering rankings?

Ideally, before committing to attending a school I'd like to get a vibe of what its like to be a student there and if students are happy, etc. The schools I would consider applying ED to are Columbia and NYU (both if my LSAT comes out better than expected) or Penn and Georgetown (which I'm considering more realistic). My LSDAS GPA is a 3.4 (with some extenuating circumstances that will be explained in other parts of my application) and my practice tests are typically averaging around 171-2.

I realize that my only chance of getting into most of these schools will come from getting a little ED boost. I wouldn't expect to get any merit aid from these schools, so I'm too concerned about my financial aid award. I'm pretty resigned to the idea that I will have to take out loans for whatever need-based aid doesn't cover. So, I don't need to be thinking about that aspect, correct?

Any advice is welcome! Thank you!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Guidebooks?
« on: June 30, 2008, 12:26:30 PM »
Hey everyone.

When I was applying to college, I was overwhelmed by the number of guidebooks that existed to tell me about each school's learning environment, facilities, housing, student life, etc. Do any of these exist for law school?

I know you can find a lot of information on each school's website. But I'd love to have a publication that compares these factors relative to one another since a school's website isn't really going to tell me if its students are notoriously competitive or if its facilities are really old.

Law School Admissions / LSDAS Registration: Accidental Omission
« on: June 12, 2008, 10:05:17 AM »
Hi everyone. I think I may have shot myself in the foot with this one.

I registered for the LSDAS a few days ago. When I did so, I entirely forgot to include that I had taken 4 summer courses at a university other than my own during past summers. I REALLY want these courses on my LSDAS academic summary, as they would significantly raise my GPA.

I'm really upset about this. I've been scouring the LSAC website, but they seem determined to not let me edit the information I provided them when I registered. Is there any way around this? Anyone I could plead with?

Thanks for your help and advice.

Studying for the LSAT / February exam -- Who usually takes it?
« on: April 22, 2007, 06:20:53 PM »
Hey guys.

Who usually takes the February LSAT? I know most people take it in October of senior year or June of junior year, but I rarely hear people encouraged to take the test in February. Are there any pros/cons to this? I'm considering taking the exam in Februrary of my junior year because I think that may be most conveniently for me academically. Would I be wiser to wait until June?


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