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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Abroad
« on: October 01, 2014, 03:56:50 PM »
In December I will be taking the LSAT in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The LSAC website makes it pretty clear that only test takers that observe the sabbath are permitted to take the test on Monday the 8th, opposed to the 6th. I am slightly confused by this because, aside from the Arab towns and villages, Israel is essentially shut down during this time. As of now (yet to register and pay for the LSAT) I am unsure of the actual date of the test.

Now to a more global concern:
Are testing facilities abroad likely to be populated or even close to as populated as a testing facility in the states. I have heard some horror stories of being unprepared for factors such as sounds produced by other test takers. Am I likely to experience this? Anybody taken the LSAT in a foreign country? In both the states and a foreign country? All input is helpful...

Might also be important to note that the reason I am going to be in Israel: I will be obtaining an MA in peace and conflict management studies. Be it what it may with all of the subjects controversy, but it seems like there could be some strong advantages relating to a future in law, domestic or international.

Lastly, I have heard things like an MA, MS, MBA, etc. are not helpful for getting into law school. I find this to be a silly conclusion when you look at certain scenarios. Student A holds a 3.9 GPA and 170 LSAT score, but has no graduate studies, nor have they ever lived outside of the general area which they were raised. Student B holds a 3.9 GPA, 169 LSAT score, an MA, and has studied in the Pacific Northwest, the South (North Carolina- boondocks land)  and abroad. According to many, the thought proceeds that student A will still be more valuable to the university that both A and B applied to. If it were to come down to only A or only B being accepted, is A really going to win that battle?
Student B is also 22, not that I think that is a very important factor. Obviously, this is all theoretical.

Thanks ahead of time,
and apologies for grammar, spelling, and frustrating errors (I'm on the run).

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