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LSAC and LSDAS / score reports
« on: October 19, 2008, 01:06:08 PM »
I'm under the impression that after you apply to a school and that school requests your transcript/LSAT score, LSAC prompts you to pay for a report? Is it possible to pay for a bunch of reports online in advance so that when the requests come in, they automatically send them out?

Studying for the LSAT / UGH- cancel?
« on: October 04, 2008, 06:28:10 PM »
I'm in desperate need of advice.

I got a 166 in February and decided to re-take today. I was feeling SO confident until I hit the last game (my last section) and drew a complete blank. The way I figure, I have 5-7 wrong on games alone, depending on whether I aced the first 3. I think I did pretty well on RC and LR, if I had to guess I'd say maybe 1-2 wrong per section. Should I cancel? If you cancel, do the law schools see that?

Law School Applications / Re-take LSAT?
« on: August 23, 2008, 02:09:56 PM »
Thanks in advance for your help!

I took the LSAT in February and scored a 166. I know I can do better, I have consistently scored in the 171-4 range on practice tests. My GPA is 3.75 (huge upward trend since freshman year) at Northwestern. Up until a few days ago I was planning on re-taking the test in October and having my applications all ready to go by the end of that month. Now, though, I've been hearing that re-taking the LSAT is heavily frowned upon and that I will be asked to explain why I took it twice. The truth is simply that I was underprepared for the test- I wasn't sick and no one in my family died. I was just stupid about it. I didn't study very much and didn't take a class.

My top choice schools are Northwestern and Michigan, and you can see the other schools I want to apply to below. Should I re-take the LSAT? If I don't, and apply with a 166, do I have a chance at any T14 schools? If I do re-take, and score in the 170-172 range, would my chances increase significantly despite the stigma of having re-taken the test?

Last question, unrelated, but I received a fee waiver from Duke. Is that any indicator of my chances there, or do they simply send them to a bunch of people who may or may not be qualified?

Thanks again!

Personal Statement / Looking for people to read a first draft
« on: June 10, 2008, 01:01:18 AM »
Anyone willing to read my first draft? I'd like to have some anonymity the first time I show it to someone, to make sure it isn't a complete disaster when I hand it over to people I have to see on a daily basis :)

Where should I go next fall? / 3.75/166/what are my options?
« on: February 22, 2008, 10:40:49 PM »
I have a 3.75 from Northwestern and I just got my score back today- 166. I'm disappointed but am trying to go over my options before I make the choice to re-take in June.

I'm interested in UMich, Cornell, G'town, Penn, possibly Cal and UCLA. Do I have any shot at these schools with my score as it is?

A little additional info about me:
Solid extracurrics (president of College Democrats at my school, French tutor, Tour Guide for my school, and a Peer Health Educator (I teach health workshops to highschool kids in public schools in Chicago).

I will have good recs and good essays.

I speak 3 languages in addition to English (2 fluently, 1 proficiently but am continually improving). I have lived abroad in 2 different countries for 8 years of my life and will incorporate that into essays (as an aside, I didn't go to American schools abroad or otherwise isolate myself from the cultures there, which is why I speak the languages fluently).

Thoughts? I may apply ED to one of these schools if it will help.

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