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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Politics and school choices
« on: November 22, 2008, 09:27:41 PM »
To answer the op's question, I think you'll likely find a balanced environment at UVA, Chicago, George Mason, Pepperdine, and Washington and Lee. 

Law School Admissions / Re: tear apart my disciplinary addendum
« on: November 13, 2008, 08:51:48 PM »
Seriously though, if the school is going to have a communal co-ed shower, how can they really get mad about things like this?  Unless they were doing more than just showering, and making a scene about it.

Law School Admissions / Re: tear apart my disciplinary addendum
« on: November 13, 2008, 08:43:32 PM »

You might want to post a picture of the girl you were caught showering with.

Pepperdine is a great school on the rise.  The campus is gorgeous.  See if you can leverage some more money out of them, but even if you can't you should still go.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:37:57 PM »
Thanks!  I'm just happy that I don't have to think about this anymore and I can focus my attention back on my current schoolwork.  I can't believe my cycle ended up being less stressful than waiting for my LSAT score. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: October 31, 2008, 05:33:29 PM »
There must be a record for shortest cycle ever somewhere...I submitted my application to UVA Sunday, went complete Wednesday, decided to do early decision post-submission and overnighted my contract Thursday, it arrived Friday (10/31) at 10:30am, and I got an email from Dean Trujillo at 1:22pm asking me to call him...he called me back an hour later offering me a seat!

I must say, the people at UVA are wonderful. Very polite and willing to spend time answering questions. The call was a wonderful touch. Talk about instant gratification!

Yay! It is OVER. I'm so happy to be going to UVA in the fall! Good luck everyone!

Law School Admissions / Re: early admission/ed vs. cancelling
« on: October 06, 2008, 12:00:56 PM »
Have you graduated yet?

Current Law Students / Re: Northwestern Interview
« on: October 06, 2008, 11:54:11 AM »
Yep, I read that, I was hoping for a little more information though.  Thanks!

Current Law Students / Northwestern Interview
« on: October 06, 2008, 10:56:15 AM »
Just curious, who here went through the NW interview? What kind of questions did they have for you? Did you get interviewed by admissions, a student, or alumni?  And did they have access to your application, PS, etc., or just the resume?


Studying for the LSAT / Re: college classes as prep
« on: October 06, 2008, 08:19:05 AM »
I don't know how helpful an intro to philosophy course would be, although if it helped HYS then I'm sure it has the possibility of doing some good.

That being said, upper level philosophy courses do help to develop the reasoning skills that are tested on the LSAT.  But I think that many people who are attracted to philosophy have an innate talent here, which might explain the higher average LSATs.  If you aren't good at this kind of thing, it might help you to immerse yourself in it, but just be sure you don't do so at a sacrifice to your GPA.  

I would take a diagnostic or two before deciding to pay for a prep course.  And avoid using the Kaplan free diagnostic (the one they give to big groups of students a few times a year).  That is a phony test, not a real LSAT, and not a good indicator of what your performance on a real test would be.  Go into Kaplan and ask them for a *real* LSAT as a diagnostic, or buy one yourself and use that.  If you are scoring in the mid-160s to start off, I don't think prep courses will do much good, unless you are completely hopeless at doing prep on your own time.  In that case you might want to rethink law school to begin with!

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