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Studying for the LSAT / Do I wait and take it in December? HELP!
« on: September 14, 2009, 02:09:07 PM »
I'm registered to take the Sept. LSAT, but I'm debating on whether I should wait to take it in December.  I've had minimal time to study this summer and have only taken three PTs, but my scores were in the low 160s.  My goal is a 168+ and I'm positive I can reach that score if I study the next few months and take the test in Dec, but I'm worried about sending in my applications too late.  How much of a difference will it be submitting apps in January than in November?

Is it better to apply in November with say a 162-165 or in January with a 168-170?  My GPA is pretty solid: 3.7 if that helps in offering me advice.

I know waiting another year would be ideal, but I really don't want to wait.  I'm already taking a year off by applying this year.  However, if submitting apps in January will drastically affect my chance of admittance I guess I would consider applying next year...

I really would appreciate any advice anyone has to offer.  I don't know what to do...

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Studying for the LSAT / Test Center Full?
« on: July 25, 2009, 03:45:23 PM »
I just tried registering for the LSAT in September and apparently all the test centers in my area (Mpls) are full.  Should I pay anyways and join the waiting list?  What happens if a spot doesn't become available?  Do I travel to another city and take it there or do I wait until December.  How bad is it to apply to law schools in January?

Any advice/experience with this would be great. 

Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / First PT
« on: May 08, 2009, 11:18:51 PM »
Do you think it's a good idea to just sit down and take a PT from start to finish before studying?  I mean, absolutely no studying on the test at all; just take a PT and see how you score?  Why or why not?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Academic Renewal?
« on: July 31, 2008, 03:41:01 PM »
Does anyone know anything about this?  I'm looking into it at the community college I attended six years ago.  I have a 3.8 gpa at the University I go to now, but when I recalculated my LSAC gpa, it went down to a 3.3 (which I have an extremely justifiable reason for my grades at c.c.) I'm scoring between 165-170 on PT's but after recalculating I figure I might as well not even go to law school.  Anyways any info. on this academic renewal process would be great.  Can you "renew" more than one semester?

Also, if I can't get any of the bad grades off my transcript, do you think it's worth waiting a year to apply so this coming year's grades would be accounted for?  If I did this, my lsac gpa would go up to a 3.55 and I would graduate with probably a 3.85.

What do you think?  Honest answers appreciated.

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Will I be OK if I send my transcript over at the end of August?

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Studying for the LSAT / Method of studying...
« on: July 28, 2008, 10:26:23 PM »
I was just wondering how you guys are going about studying.  I'm taking prep course that starts in two weeks and I've already begun the LR bible.  I figured I should read the bibles then star prep course and PT at same time.  Then right before test, read bibles again.  Some people say not to read bibles first. 

Feel free to post what you're doing.  I think it could really help some people that are studying for Oct. LSAT  to hear what others are doing.


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Studying for the LSAT / VIRTUAL PREP COURSE???
« on: June 26, 2008, 03:45:05 PM »
Does anyone have advice on the virtual prep course that PS offers online?  I'm more of a classroom person but considering I've got a full load this fall and two kids, I'd hate to be driving twice sometimes three times a week to sit in a classroom for 4 hours.  At the same time I want to make sure whatever I choose is effective.

Any feedback would be great.

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Reference check
« on: June 26, 2008, 03:41:42 PM »
Do law school check into everything on your resume?  Don't mean to sound sneaky but I interned at the capitol during this past legislation and I'd like to include them on my resume but hoping they won't look into it.  Everything was fine on my end, but it ended a little rocky and I wouldn't want to use them as a reference or would want law schools to contact them.

Does anyone have advice or opinions this?

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Law School Applications / DS & PS
« on: June 25, 2008, 10:50:47 PM »
I'm starting to put all my applications and materials together soon (taking LSAT in Oct.) and I'm wondering first, if Asian's are considered an URM.  I've heard they are and they aren't.  I'm full Korean and adopted; should I include a diversity statement?  Also, anyone who has written one and feels like sharing what they wrote about, that would be great.

Also, as far as the personal statements go, does anyone have any advice on what to write it on or what not to write it on?  Any advice would be great. 

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Law School Applications / LOR's
« on: June 25, 2008, 10:47:25 PM »
I know everyone is saying to ask for LOR's months in advance and have everything ready to go, but how do they submit them?  Online or by mail?  Also, what advice should I tell them to write about?  Should I TELL them to write about anything in specific? Also, if they do post them on LSAC, obviously I'd get an opportunity to read them, but do I also get an option to USE them?

Any advice on LOR's would be great...trying to get apps out early.

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