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If one were planning to apply this fall in the hope of matriculating next year, would a score from the February 2005 LSAT be acceptable for schools that want a score from an LSAT taken in the last three years?  I'd like to know whether such schools want an LSAT score from within three years of your date of application or if any score from 2005 and on will do.

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Hi, folks.  Has anyone reading this thread used a tutor for one-on-one intensive LSAT preparation in the weeks leading up to their test date?  I am in a foreign country and do not have access to LSAT tutors over here.  At this point, I need a major boost in my score and I cannot do it on my own.  As much as 50-60 hours of instruction may be required, but LSAT tutors may have other ideas.

I propose to fly to the States and get what I need over there.  Within reason, I am willing to go just about anywhere; I just want the best bang for my buck.  (The "best bang for my buck" requirement should all but rule out TestMasters, Powerscore, etc.)

As I am quite busy with work and I will be using my vacation time to prepare, this is the only viable option for me.  Right now, I am thinking about the three-week or so period leading up to the October administration.  Owing to their lengths, regular commercial courses in the States are not an option; I don't have that much vacation time!   ;D

Recommendations, anyone?

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Studying for the LSAT / Kaplan LSAT Summer Intensive Program
« on: June 29, 2008, 02:41:42 AM »
Does anyone know people who have taken the following program?  I'm trying to figure out if it's worth the outrageous price.  There is no decent test prep (in either tutor or course form) in the city where I currently reside, and I may have to do something like take this kind of program to prep properly for the LSAT.  Self-prep is not an option.  The LSAT is the very bane of my existence.   ;D

http://www.kaptest.com/Law/LSAT/Kaplan-Programs/Summer-Intensive/lsat-summer-intensive.html

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Studying for the LSAT / Average length of prep time for LSAT
« on: May 25, 2008, 07:20:49 AM »
From reading the posts of many in this forum, it seems that my efforts to cram all of that LSAT learning into one month may have been unusual and not recommended.  (Particularly for someone who is not an "LSAT natural".)

How long did you take to prepare for the LSAT?  If you're not shy and you wish to contribute honestly, please add to the thread:

  • the length of time you spent preparing;
  • your diagnostic/initial LSAT score;
  • your method(s) of preparation;
  • your dedication to your LSAT test preparation/discipline; and
  • the score that you achieved on the big day.

This information could prove to be useful (inspirational, even) to people struggling with modest LSAT scores to date as they search for optimal preparation strategies.  Yes, I know that people learn and test in wildly different ways, but it can't hurt to help set some goalposts, guidelines, benchmarks, etc., even if the stories are anecdotal and the sample is not statistically significant.

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http://www.hbacademics.com/LSAT.html

Are these people any good?  I can't find anything about them anywhere!

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Hello there, folks.  If one wished to specialize in oil and gas and for whatever reason SMU, Houston and UT are out of the picture, what are the best alternatives?  Tulsa?  Oklahoma?  Denver?  Colorado?  Texas Tech?  Baylor?  Anywhere else?  Anywhere in California?

Does anyone know?

Best,
Maclock

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Hello there, folks.  If one wished to specialize in oil and gas and for whatever reason SMU, Houston and UT are out of the picture, what are the best alternatives?  Tulsa?  Oklahoma?  Denver?  Colorado?  Texas Tech?  Baylor?  Anywhere else?  Anywhere in California?

Does anyone know?

Best,
Maclock

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Law School Applications / Two-year JDs for foreign-trained lawyers
« on: April 19, 2008, 04:00:00 PM »
Which American law schools offer two-year JDs for foreign-trained lawyers? 

Last I knew, Northwestern, Kansas, Rutgers and Miami all had formal two-year JD programs for foreign-trained lawyers.  Are there other such formal programs being offered right now?

Best,
Maclock

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Northwestern U / Where to live?
« on: February 09, 2006, 12:40:54 PM »
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Having pretty much been told that I will not be getting in off the waitlist at Northwestern, I must now try to decide amongst Kansas, the University of Miami and Rutgers-Newark. I have been accepted at Kansas and am trying to get in off the waitlists at Miami and Rutgers-Newark. (I have also been accepted at Southwestern, but the universally negative things that I have heard about that place have put me off attending.)

I am a graduate of a foreign law school and deliberately focused my applications on places that will give me one year of advance standing for my LL.B. This is why the collection of schools mentioned in this posting is, well, eclectic, to say the least.

While I would have had no worries about how well a degree from Northwestern would travel, I know that I will have to rock it out from the other schools that I am now forced to contemplate to assure that my J.D. will be well-received across the States. Having already completed one law degree, I can assure you that finishing in the top 10-20% of one's class is no simple feat! All things being equal, assuming that I finish in the top-third to top-half of my class at any of these schools, which degree will travel best?

Many thanks for your replies!

M.

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