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Where should I go next fall? / 156/3.7--Should I go to law school?
« on: July 11, 2008, 12:24:57 PM »
I was VERY disappointed with my LSAT score.  My diagnostic was a 156, and that's what I ended up getting on the real thing.  My prep was basically limited to doing practice tests.  Retaking is not really an option.

I live in Ohio.  My GPA is 3.76, but I fear the LSAC might lower it slightly since I have a bunch of A-'s and they actually count as a 3.7 at my school, which is higher than the 3.66 or whatever that the LSAC (I believe) counts it as.  So we'll call my GPA a 3.7 to be safe.

I will most likely want to stay in state for school.  That being said:

I have basically no chance at Ohio State.
I have around a 50% chance at Cincinnati and Case Western.
I will have an excellent shot at getting into Toledo, Akron, and Cleveland State.
I will be basically auto-admit at Capital, Ohio Northern, and Dayton.

Is there any scenario in which it would be worth it for me to go to law school?  The bottom three schools are probably the only ones which will give me substantial scholarships (which I need), but is it even worth it to go to those schools?

Help please.  Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / How sensitive are the LSAT answer sheets?
« on: June 18, 2008, 06:48:48 PM »
I am wondering how sensitive the answer sheets are in terms of picking up markings.  I had to erase on several questions to change answers, and though I erased as thoroughly as possible, I'm still worried that the machine will pick it up.  Is it worth it for me to have it hand-graded, or is there very little chance that any of my answers will be affected?

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Will the LSAC actually raise my GPA?
« on: May 28, 2008, 11:13:48 AM »
As of now, I have a 3.76 (I'm finishing my junior year).  At my school, an A- is a 3.6.

I've heard that the LSAC counts an A- as 3.65.  Is this true?

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Let me start by saying that I hate logic games with a fiery passion.  They are the source of my nervousness with regards to the LSAT. 

I am signed up for the June test, and my scores on the logic games are basically what have determined my grades on the practice tests.  When I do well on the logic games, I score in the low- to mid-160's.  When I bomb the logic games section, I score only in the mid- to high-150's.

Now I'm not looking for anything miraculous.  I would be content with even a 160 on the real thing (though I'd obviously love to get a 165, which is my top practice score so far, and I am very afraid of getting a 154, which is my lowest).

Anyways, what is the best approach for me with the 5 weeks I have left to study?  I have been taking practice tests and doing practice problems for each section, but simply doing the practice logic games over and over does not help if I cannot learn some sort of method.  I have the LG bible.  Should I just start studying that and try to go through the whole thing?  I'm sort of clueless about the LG section of the test.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Law School Rankings / University of Cincinnati?
« on: April 14, 2008, 12:52:18 PM »
People don't really talk about Cincy on these boards.  I was wondering if anyone knows much/anything about the school.  I've read that it was T1 until 2002, and is now at 52 in the US News rankings.  Is the school likely to keep going down, or move back up?

I want to work in central Ohio, so OSU is probably the obvious choice, as the two schools are almost equal in terms of admission.  But would a UC degree travel back to Columbus and/or the surrounding area?

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Big Ten, of course.

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Okay, now we're good. :-X

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Hey,

For my first five practice tests, I was scoring in the mid-150s, with two 162s as well.  I just took one that I got for free, though, from the LSAC.org website and got a 165.  It is the October 1996 test.

Is this test a lot easier than most, or am I just improving?  Also, as a whole, does the LSAT seem to be getting easier, harder, or neither as time progresses?

Thanks.

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