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 - KD03

Pages: [1] 2 3
Incoming 1Ls / SMU Class of 2011 (& Facebook Grp)
« on: April 10, 2008, 07:48:07 AM »

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / ,
« on: March 11, 2008, 08:38:27 AM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / g
« on: February 11, 2008, 08:06:02 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / I have no idea
« on: February 05, 2008, 08:15:27 AM »


Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Scam
« on: January 23, 2008, 12:42:57 PM »
What a jerk, be careful out there ya'll:

LSAT prep course owner accused of running scam
By Stephen Keller, Daily Texan

Police said they believe an Austin man stole thousands of dollars from law school hopefuls nationwide.

Thomas Lowry, the 57-year-old owner and operator of LSAT Intensive Review, is accused of scamming college students with a fake prep course for the Law School Admission Test, said Senior Police Officer Veneza Aguiņaga, spokeswoman for the Austin Police Department.

"He advertised about this class and then decided that he was going to cancel the classes," Aguiņaga said. "There was promise of some reimbursement for the canceled classes, but those were never made to anybody."

Officials said Lowry has been charged with one count of theft, but police are investigating more than 30 additional victims. Officials said each charge is punishable by 180 days to two years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines. About 21 counts submitted proof of payment and gave written statements to police, Aguiņaga said. Police believe Lowry operated the prep course for more than 20 years in Austin before attempting to scam students.

Though police could not confirm if Lowry had been charged with previous crimes, the department released a booking photo of the suspect from 2003, Tuesday.

"I believe advertisements for this particular course began in May of 2007, then the classes were canceled beginning in September," Aguiņaga said. "There were advertisements online. Some of the victims claim there were advertisements on paper at several different college campuses. I don't know what his motive was or why after 20 years, in May of 2007 he was going to scam people."

One of the victims tipped off police in September, Aguiņaga said. She said she did not know if any of the victims were UT

"I don't believe he tried to hide his name or anything like that; he was just out in the open," she said.

Aguiņaga said she did not know the amount students paid to enroll in the course.

"I think it was under $400," she said. "For any college student, or anybody really, that's a large amount of money to lose out."

Law School Admissions / SMU Avg. Debt
« on: January 11, 2008, 10:21:01 AM »
Anyone care to guess why SMU has the lowest avg. law school debt?

Law School Admissions / Blooper & a Rant
« on: January 10, 2008, 09:39:06 AM »
I just realized this week, thanks to a helpful LSDer, that I had neglected to send one of my schools a Dean's Certification. I can't believe I did that...

But can we talk about Dean's Certs for a sec? Why are they necessary? Why isn't my OFFICIAL transcript enough? The dean of UT can't answer personal questions about me! It's too big!

General Off-Topic Board / Hillary Swank
« on: December 20, 2007, 12:21:53 PM »
Non-law but just wondering - has anyone seen the previews for P.S. I love You and died inside a little? Hillary Swank in a Rom-Com role is just kind of creepy for some reason. It looks like it's going to suck. A lot.

Studying for the LSAT / Mountain of Prep Materials
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:08:50 AM »
Just on the off chance that anyone on here is from Austin or Houston- I have a HUGE mountain of LSAT prep books (including all the individual tests) and a couple application books too. Will sell it to you for cheap so you don't have to order it on Amazon. 

Law School Admissions / Whimsical Acceptance Packages
« on: December 07, 2007, 02:07:51 PM »
Besides the Harvard binder with it's way cool stickers, what other swag has anyone heard we can expect from other schools in acceptance packages?

Not that the big envelope isn't enough, but I am curious.

Pages: [1] 2 3