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So I would really appreciate it if any informed person could give me an honest assessment on my situation

I'm a student at USC, did both my undergrad here and finishing up a 1 year masters in accounting program this year. I plan on working a couple years and earning my CPA before law school. My Undergrad GPA is 3.87 and I've taken the LSAT three times, 167 being my highest score. I know the only hard factors for your index number assigned for admission are those two figures (LSAT weighing moreso for most schools).

However, I fudged up my first semester of the masters program getting me a flat 3.1 GPA. I've heard time and time again and read on forums that graduate degrees and grades are only a soft factor and don't affect your admission to law schools the way UGPA and LSATs does. But I was wondering if anyone knew something I overlooked on the matter. Will that semester in grad school I didn't do so well in obliterate my chances at a lot of schools I had a chance of getting in at initially, say UCLA or USC?

I would appreciate any honest and truthful assessments. You will not hurt my feelings.

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Studying for the LSAT / Which was the experimental section?
« on: February 07, 2009, 05:22:49 PM »
Had to be either sections 1, 3, or 4. I'm not sure if test sections vary from test to test to avoid cheating. But it had to be an arg section, as there were three. Which one do you guys think???? Please give reasons why you think it was a certain section.

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Hi, I'm currently an undergrad at USC, double-majoring in math and philosophy. My cumulative GPA is 3.84 and I've been scoring in the low to mid-160's on my LSAT diags (with 164 being my most recent diag). I've been thinking about applying to some joint JD-Masters of Computer science programs with the hopes of getting into software patents. Obviously, given my scores, I probably won't be landing into any tier 1 joint programs, however I don't mind going to either Syracuse or Santa Clara for such programs. My only concern is the likelihood of landing a patent job upon graduating. What are the chances? And if bad, how bad?

Any feedback would be REALLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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