Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Swizzlestick

Pages: [1] 2
Law School Admissions / LOCI
« on: February 20, 2008, 10:56:08 AM »
Considering many of us are currently experiencing waitlist hell, I think this is appropriate. What goes in a LOCI? I'm guessing things like a GPA increase, new work experience, etc. Anything else? I would appreciate some advice as I compile mine.

Choosing the Right Law School / NOW WHAT?
« on: December 20, 2007, 06:35:01 PM »
So I got my december score, wasn't expecting much but increased 4 points to a 166. I applied to schools such as Fordham, BC, BU but nothing higher in the rankings. What would be some good reach schools for someone like me?

Law School Admissions / Dean's Cert
« on: December 05, 2007, 07:19:58 PM »
I noticed some of the apps im filling out have a Dean's Cert. Does the Dean's cert have to be in for me to be complete? to get a decision?

How do I go about getting the schools to hold my file? Is there any chance they make a decision on me before the Dec. scores are released?

On all apps they ask about undergrad discipline for misconduct. I am attempting to write an addendum about this topic. Should I be explicit about the situations I was involved in or should I just say that something happened, show remorse, and argue that immaturity got a hold of me? I was 18 and 19 at the time (2 cases of partying) and havent had a problem since. In actuality, I was guilty by association in both cases and really had nothing to do with what went on, but had no way of defending myself according to school rules. Should I mention this? I was not going to in order to avoid sounding like a whiner. Any advice is welcome.

I am now realizing that there are two separate forms- tell me if I am correct.

1. To notifiy LSAC that the person I asked is writing a letter.
2. Confirmation/ waiving my right to see the letter + the letter itself.

I think the people I asked sent the actuall letter in with the first document that we filled out. Is that wrong? can I fix this?

Studying for the LSAT / BOMBED...GOTTA RETAKE.... WHAT DO I DO?
« on: October 22, 2007, 02:43:58 PM »
So I bombed the LSAT with a 162 (relative to my practice score average of 167). I made the mistake of taking kaplan, no one at my school does otherwise. What should I do to best prepare myself for december. Are there weekend courses i can take from Powerscore/Testmasters. Should i get the bibles? is there anything else? How do I help my inconsistent reading comp?

3.6/162 Non-white.

Uber-Reach: Cornell, G-town

Reach: BU, BC, Fordham

Wish: Wash & Lee, Emory, William & Mary

Semi-Safe: Maryland, American, Brooklyn

Safe: St Johns, Florida State, Rutgers

What do you think?

Does lineage matter.... 2 family members went to Fordham undergrad.

Choosing the Right Law School / 3.6/162 Need a change of plans.
« on: October 20, 2007, 09:12:16 AM »
Ok....... so my practice scores were somewhere between 163 and 174, I never got lower than a 163 after I took Kraplan. I need help on creating a new list with my current score, what I now need to do to get schools to hold my application for a potential retake, or with suggestions on what I should do to retake. With a 3.62 and a 162, can I still go T1? can I go top 30?

I basically blew RC..... for some reason as I got closer and closer to the test my RC got worse and worse, going from like a -3 to -5  up to a -5 to -7 and I ended up with a -9. Even though I never get more then 3 wrong on LG, i can never get less than 1. My LR is usually hit and miss. One section I will get -1 to -3, and the second -4 to -7. This leaves my score up in the air almost every time. Should I get the bibles and retake?

Rough Draft in it's purest form. Looking for criticism, thinking about ditching this idea, it seems almost silly but as a middle class 21 year old with minimal hardship im running out of ideas.

I had a specific goal while writing this, I want to see if I achieved it at all. Anyone wanna read it? You will atleast get a laugh.

Pages: [1] 2