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Studying for the LSAT / Perfect Sections?
« on: November 15, 2006, 10:17:49 PM »
So, I've been studying for a good while now, and I'm progressing pretty well.  I'm averaging about 170 on my last several exams. I'm pretty consistent as to how I'm doing on each type of section. I generally get -2 on LG, -2 to -3 on LR and -2 to -5 on RC.

One strange thing I've noticed though is that I've never gotten a perfect score on a section, despite taking over 20 PTs and sections.  Although it doesn't bother me too much(well, only enough to post on an internet message board), I'm wondering if this is a normal thing, or if I'm just jinxed.

Has anyone here experienced the same thing?

Studying for the LSAT / Question about cancelling before the test
« on: September 04, 2006, 06:36:38 PM »
Here's my situation:  I've been planning taking the LSAT in December of this year, but I would prefer to take it earlier rather than sooner.  Since I've been taking a number of practice tests lately, I'm beginning to feel ready to take the test (see preptest scores in profile).  My target is to get at least 172.  The month of september, however, is a very busy one for me, and I'll only be able to study on weekends, so I'm not 100% sure if I'll be ready.

My question:  if I sign up for the September LSAT, then cancel before the actual test (opting to take the december test), will this show up negatively on my LSAC record, or have any negative ramifications to my applications?

Also, I'm not applying for this cycle, taking the December test isn't an issue in that respect.


I was looking through the U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Law Schools, and I saw something interesting on the Cornell page:  the availability of a dual JD/Maitrise en Droit program.

I was wondering if there was an off chance that anyone on this board knew anything or had actually applied to this program.

I'd be really interested in knowing any information about the program, and the opportunities it might open up for international law.  If you don't want to post, please PM me!


Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 16 Did anyone else find it fairly easy?
« on: August 23, 2006, 02:33:31 PM »
I just got done taking Preptest 16 and got a 174! (LR1: -2, LR2: -3, RC: -2, LG: -2).  When I've been taking individual sections, my LR has been around -4, +/- 1 or 2.  I did as well as I usually do on games, and my RC is usually -4.

I HAVE been studying the Nova book lately, but I'm curious:  did anyone else find this test to be very easy?

I'm just trying to rationalize to myself whether I've made progress or I've just hit a sytematic quirk.

Thanks! :)

Edit:  Made a mistake, I meant to refer to PT 16, and not PT 15.

Law School Admissions / Specific Question about LSDAS GPA Calculation
« on: August 22, 2006, 12:30:08 PM »
I went to a school that required a whole bunch of extra courses on top of the normal academic workload.  These courses were mostly physical (boxing, combatives, scuba) and military (tactics, troop leading, etc.) in nature as I went to a Military Academy.  Now, on my official transcript, they're showing up with the grades I received, but as being worth anywhere from .5 to 1.5 units (most academic classes are 3 units).  Will these courses be included in my LSDAS GPA?

Also, as an extention to that question, most of my classes are showing up on the transcript as being worth 3.0 credits.  A few are 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5, and the ones I mentioned above are from .5 to 1.5 units.  Does the LSDAS GPA weight those classes? or is any grade equal to another?

Thanks for any help!

Also, as a note, I did a search on previous topics and didn't find anything helpful.

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