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Law School Admissions / Calls From Deans
« on: November 07, 2008, 12:32:05 AM »
I've been wondering about this for a while now.  When a Dean calls you notifying you about acceptance to their school, what exactly is the conversation like?  Is it like a recruitment call where they push for a commitment or do they congratulate you, ask about questions and hang up?  If someone who's received such a call can generally go over what was said/discussed, you'd satisfy my curiosity immensely.

Law School Admissions / How Many Apps?
« on: November 05, 2008, 09:30:47 PM »
Including the Michigan app I'll send in the next day or so, I'll have sent in 16 apps.  I'm starting to feel like an obsessed application glutton.  Out of pure curiosity, how many apps are you guys sending out?  I've only used 4 fee waivers so the bill is starting to really add up.  :o

Law School Admissions / URM's and Fee Waivers
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:33:12 PM »
Do URM's tend to get more fee-waivers, all things being equal, than their Non-URM counterparts?  Any insight?

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT 1 Me 0
« on: September 08, 2007, 03:34:15 PM »
After taking the Sept. 2006 exam as my 3rd diagnostic with TM, I am OFFICIALLY rescheduling to December.  Accordingly, I won't be applying til next cycle.  I really think I can improve my score if I have more time to develop (especially with games and even applying concepts in LR).  The anxiety of the test being in 3 weeks is really messing up my development and pressing is actually lowering my score.  I know that I can score better if given more time. I REALLY didn't want to have to move my date back, but I'm not going to settle for a 150 when I know I'm capable of at least a low-mid 160.

It's a bummer, but I'm posting about it because I'm sure there are others contemplating the same thing.  If you feel/know you can do better with extra time, DON'T settle on taking in September.  It doesn't mean you're an idiot or a failure; for example, I have kids from Stanford in my course who are postponing along with me.

Studying for the LSAT / The Curve
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:35:12 PM »
I've heard my instructors mention that there is a curve on the LSAT and I've seen it discussed here on LSD.  What, exactly, is the curve?  I'm sure it varies from exam to exam, but how it is comprised?  What has it been in recent exams?  Does it basically mean you get some "freebie" incorrect answers?  Any info. would be greatly helpful.

I used the search function to try and find info., but there were just discussions between people who already knew what it was and were debating about it.


Studying for the LSAT / Quick Most Question
« on: September 02, 2007, 10:07:43 PM »
Hooray for studying @ 10 pm on Labor Day weekend!

I think I messed up a relatively simple LR inference question because I took "most..." to equate to "nearly all..."

I know that most is technically more than half, but it is safe to say that "most" CANNOT equate to "nearly all"?

General Off-Topic Board / DeSean Jackson...
« on: September 01, 2007, 06:09:29 PM »
...just annihilated Tennessee's punt coverage.  How redick was that?

Choosing the Right Law School / How bad do you have to do?
« on: August 31, 2007, 07:54:17 PM »
I was wondering what some of you guys thought about this thought-experiment.  Obviously, everyone on here is obsessed with how well you have to do on the LSAT to get into certain schools.  But, let's say you have a strong GPA (3.7+), how BAD does one have to do on the LSAT in order to jeopardize getting into Tier 2 schools?  I'm sure one can formulate an assesment of this by going through LSN, but what do you think without making that effort?

Anyways, I'll stop putting off my night study session. :P

Law School Admissions / Multiple Housing Write Ups
« on: August 21, 2007, 10:21:34 PM »
I plan on having all my apps in by November for this upcoming cycle.  I know others have addressed the issue of housing write ups for alcohol violations, but I wanted to run my scenario by you guys and get your thoughts.

I'm going to be up-front and very candid about my housing write ups w/ the schools I apply to.  I lived on-campus @ my university all five years I attended; my freshman year, I had one write up for alcohol, for which I had to make anti-alcohol posters for my hall--the usual slap on the wrist.  However, my 3rd and 4th years on-campus I was put on housing probation for an additional alcohol violation in each year.  I know that it's been universally agreed upon that one minor incident will not have a huge impact on one's file, but do you think that MULTIPLE write ups will play a significant role? 

Either way, I'm going to apply to the same schools that I feel I have a good chance of getting into once I have my LSAT score(October), but I've been wondering if any LSD'ers have well-formed opinions or testimonials regarding the matter.  Obviously, it won't look good to have to check "Yes" to one of those dreaded boxes @ the end of each app, but I'm hoping that these write ups won't have a determining role in my application process.

Thanks for any input! ;)

Hello all.  First post, I've been lurking for a while.  I'm applying this fall, and matriculating Fall 08.

I've just asked three of my professors to write LOR for me and I have a pretty mundane question about the process.  I've read that some schools want professors to send LOR directly to them, while others obtain them from LSDAS only.  My question is this: since I'm having my professors write/send their LOR to LSDAS prior to application season, would I have to have each professor re-send their LOR to each school which requires LOR to be mailed directly to them during application season?  Is there any way around this possible scenario or it this unavoidable?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  I look forward to getting to know people on this message board and taking the law application journey with everyone.

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