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Choosing the Right Law School / Waivers at Forums?
« on: September 09, 2004, 06:46:11 PM »
Seems I remember reading somewhere that by attending a LS Forum can get you some fee waivers....just go visit/talk to the school rep at their booth/desk.  Anyone know for sure?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Low but Old
« on: August 18, 2004, 06:03:08 PM »
I've asked variations of this before... still not clear.... have a 2.3 total UGGPA w/ a 3.8 from degree granting insitute. The grades dragging it down are from 30 years ago.  SInce I went back in 2002 the grades have been excellent.  My problem is trying to judge my chances for admission.  Obviously they wont think of me as a 3.8 and I have been told that with the age of the grades they wont think of me as a 2.3.  What is a reasonable number for me to use in determining to which schools I should apply?  3.0?  Good solid W/E and good personal statement.  Any ideas on what I equate to?!?!?!?

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / LOR's?
« on: August 10, 2004, 11:24:23 AM »
OK, here are my choices for LOR's.  Which three would you all use?

1.  Boss of 15 years.  President of one of our 12 business units.
2.  Lawyer and head of legal dept in my company.  Known him for 15 years or so.
3.  College academic advisor for last two years.  Supposedly good LOR writer.
4.  Professor of two legal oriented classes I've taken. I received A's and she likes me.:)
5.  Layer/Judge who is a neighbor and close friend for 6 years.

Any thoughts?  I am leaning towards boss, academic advisor and professor. 

Studying for the LSAT / OK, everyone up....take a shower..
« on: June 15, 2004, 08:53:27 AM »
Yes, you are hung over and yes you feel terrible and yes you don't know if you 180'd or 150'd.  However, for you, ITS OVER!

Some of us poor people still have that suckin test to look forward to!

Obviously, the PS is relatively unimportant, but...

I agree with the poster above. I have yet to read anything that even hints of unimportant.  It may be a non-issue with high #'s but in cases where you have low ones or the adcom is deciding between two equal candidates it is HUGE.  Don't down play it!

Studying for the LSAT / List of LSAT Test #'s and Dates
« on: April 28, 2004, 02:18:15 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find a list of the LSAT #'s and what date they were given?  Thanks!

Law School Admissions / Chances..revisted..
« on: April 27, 2004, 11:03:38 PM »
I got my LSDAS stats today and I really dont know what to think about my chances at law school.  Total UGPA is 2.3, with a Degree Granting GPA of 3.88, LSAT is 155.  Low UGPA is due to not giving a **** about 25 years ago.  Have been stellar since going back.  I know the admit committees look deeper but do I have prayer at a tier 2 or 3 school with those stats?  the LSAT score is where I am practicing.  Signed up for the June LSAT but if I'm not where I need to be for at least tier 3 then I will study study study and take in Oct.  What are the real chances and if they arent good with the 155 where do you guys think I need to be to 2nd or 3rd tier it?  I think I have a great work history and personal statment but then who doesnt?  Thanks for any comments...

Studying for the LSAT / Dumb Mistakes..
« on: April 06, 2004, 01:50:21 PM »
I have been taking the practice LSAT's and having my wife score them.  I have been going back a week or so later and re-working the ones I missed.  With only a very few exceptions I get it right the second time around and generally speaking I got it wrong because of a dumb mistake in reading the question or the text. Without fail I am asking myself how in the world I thought it was THAT answer when the correct on eis so apparent.  I honestly dont remember which answer I put down so I although I am re-reading the same problem the answers don't look real familiar.  Did anyone experience the dumb mistake syndrom when they began practicing?  Did it get better the more you practiced (please say yes)?  I only have a 2 months to go and I need the improvement!!!!!

Well, at the ripe old age of 48 I've paid my $103 for the LSDAS and registered for the June LSAT.  Oh geez, what have I done?  I guess this nonsense is really going to the next saving grace mentally is that I can always postpone the LSAT if I dont feel ready but I really want to apply to Stetson for Spring 2005....


Studying for the LSAT / Explanations to LSAT Questions CD-ROM
« on: March 30, 2004, 05:19:44 PM »
I have gotten a lot out reading the explanations for the correct answers on the practice LSAT's I have but I only have the explanations to a few.  I see the "Explanations for LSATS 1-37 CD-ROM's for sale.  Since I have many of these tests for upcoming practice I was thinking about getting the CD-ROM.  Has anyone in here used it?  Is it worth the money?  Are they actual, approved so to speak explanations?  Are they even CORRECT?!?!?!

Any thoughts appreciated.

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