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Law School Admissions / Re: Personal Statements Don't Matter
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:42:05 PM »
Actually, much like the LSAT, the test has become more difficult over the years.  Especially after 1993.  THis is the reason those "genius" groups or whatever they are have a higher standard if you use the SAT as a qualifier for people who took the SAT earlier.  Example:  After 1993; 1300 SAT=135 IQ  Before:1370=135 IQ/  These numbers are by no means precise.  But the higher score necessary for older SAT's shows that they were easier.

Law School Admissions / Re: Personal Statements Don't Matter
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:30:41 PM »
He is still a dumbass though, don't worry.  I scored a 1460 on my SAT, and it means absolutely nothing.  It means I was good at easy, quick math, could read, and got damn lucky on a few analogies.  Now I am just praying, hoping I can score a 170 on the LSAT, which is much, much more practical than the SAT, minus the length of intense concentration required to do well.

Law School Admissions / Re: Personal Statements Don't Matter
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:29:00 PM »
Guys, I think he might mean SAT II's

Law School Admissions / Re: Tillman
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:24:39 PM »
Two years ago, when I heard Pat Tillman was going to become an Army Ranger, it made me reflect on the nature of our society.  Myself included, we are primarily so obsessed with financial and personal success that it becomes easy to forget what is virtous, moral, and heroic.
As a current college football player, I can recognize the passion that Tillman had for football.  He was only 200 pounds and under 6 feet tall, but he made it.  That is impossible without loving the game.  Yet, he gave that all up, along with a lucrative contract to do what he believed was the right thing.
He exemplifies the values that this country was founded on, and is a reminder of what is good in this world. Loyalty, honor, passion, and courage.  Pat Tillman will hopefully be forever remembered as a role model for people of all ages, and I hope right now he is in better place, rightfully so.


I would definitely say it is a "different" aspect to your overall application.  However, it is not something that is going to show you overcoming adversity.  First of all, I am going to keep an open mind, despite my feelings on the matter.  Most people in the USA, including adcomms are not going to think extremely highly of your overcoming the oppression you felt for being gay.  I would guess that more people are enthusiastically against homosexuality, than are enthusiastically for it.  And you would need the latter type of person to fight for you in the admissions office.
However, if it makes you feel better, you should include it.  Don't expect any brownie points for being gay, however.

Law School Admissions / need based
« on: April 07, 2004, 01:33:15 PM »
The reason I believe I will receive need-based aid is because I am an orphan, and have been since I was five.  Before I graduated high school I lived with ten different families, and after I graduated I was on my own, and needless to say the last four years have been pretty tough. I am also a minority, who came from as low of a economic background one could imagine.  For about a third of my college years I did not even have a permanent place to live, and had to stay with friends (when I was lucky). You guys know more than me, but I really believe I will get need-based aid.
If I don't, then I am pretty much screwed, because I have nobody to co-dign my loans.

Law School Admissions / Financial Aid Part Time?
« on: April 07, 2004, 10:01:27 AM »
I am applying to law school next year, and my numbers are gonna be approximately 3.0, 168.  URM  Because I would not make the cut at Georgetown, I think I will apply part time, and hope for a top 14.
However, I am very reliant on need-based aid, which I will definitely revieve.  Does anyone know how financial aid works for part time students?   Also, is it bad to start in the part time program?  Will GULC laugh at me when I apply part-time right out of college with no real job?
Thanks for any advice

Also, right now Oregon has a high unemployment rate, and law is not bigtime here.  However if you graduate in the top third to half of your class, there will be no problem finding a job you would appreciate.  Also, it is possible to live cheap here.

Right now I am attending undergrad at an Oregon college.  I won't disclose which one, but I will tell you that Oregon is considered a solid school in OREGON.  So, if you want to live in Kentucky, consider their law school.  If you want to live in Oregon, go to Oregon's law school.  I am positive that is your best bet.  Neither one carries national prestige.  On the other hand, people in Oregon think more highly of Lewis and Clark Law school.  And you could probably get in there if you got into Oregon. 
Oregon is kind of a hippie school, but maybe you will like that. Fun football rivalry, solid basketball team.  Oregon is beautiful; a great place to spend the rest of your life.  Think of where you want to live before deciding.

Law School Admissions / Re: Check your LSDAS report!!
« on: March 31, 2004, 08:22:51 AM »
Does LSDAS not count repeated courses, or do you mean they count both of them instead of only the  best one.  This would be great to know.  Thanks in advance

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