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I feel almost liberated....


Life is too short to worry about this crap.... I'll probably die soon anyway

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Law School Applications / Re: Why is Drexel Law so selective?
« on: May 24, 2011, 08:39:58 PM »
I'm applying so late in the cycle... You think this could work in my favor?


Maybe they need some people to pay sticker in order to fill the class?

Right now I'm leaning towards University of Dayton

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Law School Applications / Why is Drexel Law so selective?
« on: May 24, 2011, 03:44:57 PM »
I can't imagine how this school attracts LSAT scores in the range 156-162....

It is a T4 school

The Law School itself is only about five years old

Saturated Legal Market

I'm just surprised people would go there without serious scholarship offers.

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Acceptances / Re: Just got accepted to Widener Harrisburg
« on: May 24, 2011, 03:37:40 PM »
I got accepted there, and decided not to attend.

I drove an hour (from Baltimore) to visit the campus, and it really is in the middle of nowhere. Harrisburg is an awful, awful place to live.  Not to mention the school itself is EXPENSIVE.

Touro is in a really dangerous area as well, and you're competing against a lot of other NY schools.

The main thing that scared me away from Widener was the attrition rate.


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What a joke this test is....



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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I'm giving up on Law School....
« on: May 06, 2011, 12:16:09 AM »
Moreover.... I give up.... I don't want it badly enough anymore...... They say I'm too stupid..... Maybe I am? Maybe they are wrong? In the end we will never know for sure. Case and point as to why the LSAT cannot accruately predict law school success. People with low LSAT scores simply aren't given the opportunity to fail.  If getting into law school is this difficult, I can't imagine the struggle it must be to get a job. It just seems like the cards are stacked against you.

At this point I am going to begin to re-test the job market, in the hopes that I can land a position that leads to a successful and satisfying career. It's been an awful first year out of college that has featuerd rejection from both the workforce and academia. Perhaps the rejections have been blessing in disguise. Eventually if I live long enough someone is going to give me an opportunity, and when they do, I will not take it for granted...

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We don't often know whether a decision is a good one or a bad one until much later.

One question, relating to finding a successful and satisfying career, is this:  What do you like?

Thane.


I had a really great interview with Frito-Lay the other day. Hopefully it turns into something..

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Studying for the LSAT / I'm giving up on Law School....
« on: May 05, 2011, 11:54:00 PM »
I have applied to 13 schools, and got rejected from 12 of them (Widener University was the only school that admitted me, and they initially waitlisted me so that shows how little they thought of me). ....

With a 150 LSAT and 2.7 GPA, I simply am not Law School Material.

I am currently enrolled in a Kaplan test prep class, and it has been an eye opener. Despite driving 30 miles back and forth 3 days a week in addition to an $1800 investment my LSAT score hasn't improved one bit. In essence my score is what it is, and evidently it is not good enough to get into law school.

Moreover.... I give up.... I don't want it badly enough anymore...... They say I'm too stupid..... Maybe I am? Maybe they are wrong? In the end we will never know for sure. Case and point as to why the LSAT cannot accruately predict law school success. People with low LSAT scores simply aren't given the opportunity to fail.  If getting into law school is this difficult, I can't imagine the struggle it must be to get a job. It just seems like the cards are stacked against you.

At this point I am going to begin to re-test the job market, in the hopes that I can land a position that leads to a successful and satisfying career. It's been an awful first year out of college that has featuerd rejection from both the workforce and academia. Perhaps the rejections have been blessing in disguise. Eventually if I live long enough someone is going to give me an opportunity, and when they do, I will not take it for granted...


What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


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I just took a Kaplan diagnostic exam...

150 score same as my LSAT

I got 76% of my Logical Reasoning questions right

35% of Logic Games

41 % of Reading Comprehension

I had one Logical Reasoning Section which I got 21/25... On my RC and LG combined I got 19 correct answers...


What does this tell you?

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Law School Applications / How do you defer your application?
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:57:38 PM »
I am new to the application process...

I applied to a few schools, before the LSAC has published my Letters of Recommendation. I also want to revise my personal statements. Can I call the Law School and ask them to put my application on hold?


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Law School Applications / Re: What are my chances??
« on: March 07, 2011, 06:47:49 PM »
I scored pretty low on my LSAT, a 149 (mainly due to planning my wedding, going to school and working full time while trying to study), and my GPA is 3.2.  I know these numbers are low.. however, I have a difficult major in my undergrad and I worked full time during my college years.  Here are my circumstances: I work full time in a law firm, I have been a senior paralegal for 5 years now (while attending undergrad full time), i am a member of several legal associations and I do a lot of community service.  I also graduated from a Legal training institution with a 3.75. My personal statement and Resume are very strong, and my Letters of Recommendation came from the attorneys I work with.  I know my numbers are low... but could my legal experience and prior training maybe make-up for it? Would it be enough to get into at least a T2 school?

Khern,

Did you take the February LSAT in 2011?

I am in the same boat. My LSAT is higher at 150, but GPA is lower...

Unfourtunately, we don't have many options. a T2 school is out of the question. Right now your best option is to take it again, and hope for the best. I am considering registering for the Kaplan class, as I hear study can improve an LSAT score.

In the meantime it doesn't hurt to apply, and hope for the best. At this point we have nothing to lose.

My advice would be to specifiy that you want to be considered for all programs on your application. From what I hear it's the best way of getting on the wait list. Once you are on the wait list anything can happen.

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