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I just checked out BU law's class of 2010 and a little over half the student come from Ivy league and other Top 25 undergrads.  Anybody feeling the pressure of the step up in competition? I feel it a little but that's because I went to an Ivy league school for graduate school and experienced the competition.  But if I didn't I'd be a lot more nervous. 

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I got my rejection from Hastings where I had a greater than 50% chance of acceptance based on lsac calculations.  My stats were 165 + 3.44, soft: Masters in engineering. I applied after I got my dec scores.  I feel shocked and angry why I was rejected.  The worst part is they won't tell you why. And I'm coming up with all sorts of reasons.  Maybe they want more diversity and less Asians with a technical background?  If that was a reason maybe they should put a disclaimer so I won't waste my money at that school. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Why are schools lsat medians increasing?
« on: December 26, 2007, 10:09:09 AM »
I think I read somewhere in the forum it is because they have been decreasing class sizes and thus admitting people with higher lsat scores?  Could that and increasing applications be the main causes?  I believe a few years ago schools like BU and BC had lsat medians around 160-161.  Now it is 164-165.   What's the deal?  BC was ranked 23 back then so it can't be only due to a rise in rank.   Is there a decline in lsat medians for lower ranked schools to compensate?


It seems kind of unfair a student who could get into BC a few years ago is now competitive to schools 40 and below. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Do I need some safeties?
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:52:36 PM »
Or am I good to go?


lsat: 165
GPA:3.44
soft factor: Masters in engineering

Schools I've applied:

Boston University
Emory
UCLA
USC
UC Hastings
Fordham
George Washington
William& Mary

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I have the powerscore full course books which I bought used from someone.  I also have TONS of other lsat material such as preptests, kaplan, barrons, peterson, powerscore bibles, and a lot more.  I will give those away free if you buy the coursebooks; just pay shipping for those.  Msg me for details.  My email address is jlau1981@yahoo.com

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Studying for the LSAT / Is the Lsat/gpa a good predictor of my chances...
« on: October 20, 2007, 10:21:55 PM »
if I was an engineering major in college and I have a masters in engineering?  I mean how much of a boost is it?  I'd like to get into BC but my lsat 163(retaking in dec) and my gpa 3.43 shows I don't have a very good chance.  BC lsat avg is 164 and 3.44 is their low range for gpa

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General Off-Topic Board / Who here watches the UFC?
« on: September 09, 2007, 02:23:37 PM »
Were you guys as disgusted as me about the Matt Hamil vs Michael Bisping fight?  I thought Matt should have won.  Sign the petition below if you feel the same.


http://www.petitiononline.com/UFC75hb/petition.html

Leave comments here:

http://www.bisping.tv/contact/

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Affirmative Action / How do my fellow asians feel about AA?
« on: September 07, 2007, 10:20:59 PM »
I always hear from the perspective between white and black.  I'd like to hear from the other side as well, the minorities who aren't considered disadvantaged minorities.  I'd like to begin with my background; typical middle class immigrant family.  My family never pushed or encouraged me to study or anything.  In fact, I sucked all the way up until high school. I'd like to hear how you guys feel about the common arguments for AA.  It be nice to have diversity in the classroom but not at the expense of equal opportunity

1) Lack of minorities in faculty discourages minorities to pursue certain fields.

me:  I was only one of few asians in most of my classes.  It didn't bother me really, and I never felt intiminated.

2) Lack of role models

me: Pshh.. who needs role models anyways, never have never will.

3)  Tests are biased against minorities

me: My family always spoke chinese at home.  When I first looked at the LSATS I was so confused with conditional statements and formal logic but after studying my ass off I see some major improvements.  A little bit of studying and dedication can make up for a lot.

4)  Many minorities have been discriminated

me:  I haven't, at least I hope I didn't...

5)  Many minorities grew up in a culture that discouraged education

me: true my parents never gave a sh** about my school work.  They rather have me work and make money.   

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