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Incoming 1Ls / Northwestern Financial Aid
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:46:57 PM »
I got accepted to NU this week, unexpectedly, and am now playing the money game.  Unfortunately, I haven't filled out any financial aid information and from the looks of their website there is a pretty strict deadline of Feb 15 for the paperwork to be considered for scholarships.

Without laying out the details... am I out of luck for any scholarships (I'm filling out the paper work today)?  Will money offers from other schools (ranked 15-30) have any influence?  I'm getting married summer after 1L, so money is a pretty big factor.  I assume their process isn't too much unlike that at other schools...

Law School Admissions / Money vs Application Date
« on: January 12, 2007, 12:26:41 PM »
A couple of schools I've applied to around thanksgiving have began to accept students who applied earlier (around the beginning of november etc.)

Many of these applicants have numbers similar to mine if not slightly worse and have been getting great scholarships.  My question is, as far as you know, will scholarship offers be more generous for those that have applied earlier or will offers remain somewhat consistent throughout the cycle?

Law School Admissions / Campus Visits and Counselor Meetings
« on: November 19, 2006, 05:00:14 PM »
Couple Questions:

I am planning on scheduling a couple campus visits over the next couple weeks, and haven't yet completed applications (am attempting to decide to do it over thanksgiving or wait for Dec. retake).

Is it a good idea to hold off on visits until your application is in?  Furthermore, is there anyone out there who has done admission's counselor meetings?  How did they go, and what did you discuss?

Law School Admissions / In State for State School
« on: November 19, 2006, 04:52:52 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / Admission's Counselor Meeting
« on: November 14, 2006, 05:41:29 PM »
Has anyone met with an admission's counselor while visiting a shool?  I am scheduling a visit for a school this Friday, and am deciding if I should set one up.

If you have, was it beneficial?  What did you discuss?

Furthermore, I haven't yet applied (will do so over Thanksgiving).  Should I wait to visit until after application, or does meeting before I complete my app make sense?

Studying for the LSAT / A few LR Questions
« on: November 14, 2006, 02:12:19 PM »
I took PT 45 and missed an uncharacteristacally high number of LRs.  I thought the LR sections (especially the 1st one) were relatively difficult.  Anyway, here are a few that I had trouble with which I hoped some of you could comment on:

Section 1: 3

I originally chose B, however, I ultimately changed to D.  My thinking being:  just because Parker is the only other supervisor, doesn't mean that is the reason they neccesarily chose him (it doesn't say "because", just that he is).  Furthermore, I took Frank not being assertive as sufficient rather than necessary to not being chosen.

Section 1: 9

I see that D is correct, however I chose B.  The reason being that the quote implies they should have seen it coming, and they didn't.  Still not seeing how B is incorrect... is it just because asking for money isn't necessarily selfish?

Section 1: 12

C is correct, I chose D.  I'm having trouble with the relevance of C.  Any thoughts?

Section 4: 20

Chose D after choosing between A and D.  A is correct, any comments?

I can post the actual questions if people would like, but wanted to avoid the copyright concern.  If nothing else, I thought these were a few challenging questions people would like to look at. 

Studying for the LSAT / 3 weeks left...
« on: November 10, 2006, 08:50:19 AM »
Hey all,

Just looking for advice/thoughts.

I pulled a 163 on the sep. test, and was regularly practicing (across about 8 or 9 tests) at 170.  I didn't do great on the reading (-6), but really (uncharacteristically) bombed the games (-9).  I missed only 4 acress LR.

Anyways, I'm wanting to get at least a 167/168, but am having a lot of trouble motivating myself to study after working so hard before the last test.  The pressure/time of school isn't helping.  With only 3 weeks left, what would everyone reccomend?

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