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Pre-Law in high school / Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
« on: March 09, 2013, 08:14:33 PM »
Hey SoCalLawGuy. Thanks for interest. This will be a quick write up, but I strive to write a bit more in the coming months.

I have some good news. I am currently attending a top five business school, but I have not touched my LSATs yet. It seems like a big investment, and I am not entirely certain about making a commitment just yet. Nonetheless, I am extremely interested in law; in particular I am interested about the intersection of business and law.

If not law, I am strongly considering management consulting.

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
« on: February 22, 2012, 11:59:08 PM »
"It has been a while" is a clear understatement. I am so grateful for this community. Thank you everyone who took the time to respond to a panicked High School student. Believe it or not, you all were the biggest positive influence in my life. Through your experience, I was given very helpful guidance and much needed hope to navigate myself out of my rut.
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Let me cut the suspense. I wish I could tell you that I am currently attending Harvard Law School, but I have yet to enter its hallowed halls. However, I am well on my way. I have encountered my share of setbacks and my recent graduation with a BA in Economics solidifies the conquest of said setbacks.

My GPA is respectable, considering that I made a huge 180 degree change in performance midway into my collegiate career. Transferring to a different undergraduate institution, coupled with a leave of absence for a semester to travel and volunteer, were among most influential experiences that helped shaped me to who I am today. To illustrate the radical change, having a 2.1-2.5 semester GPA was commonplace. Then, out of the blue, I began getting 3.6-3.8 semesters. I also had a larger course load, and of course it was higher level courses. It's completely ironic. In addition to grade performance, I have also developed into a leader on campus. I participated in several organizations and sports. I am big into Rugby and soccer. I played both sports religiously!

I am now studying for the GMAT, then I will begin my studies for the LSAT. My current plan is to pursue the JD/MBA simultaneously. But before I go back to school, I would like to get some work experience first.

Reason 1: Most top MBA programs require work experience anyway.
Reason 2: I need to compensate for my lackluster GPA.
Reason 3: I want to learn more about the legal field before paying ridiculous amounts of money for a JD!

I have several interviews coming up for some BigLaw (ranked amongst the top 10 in the US) firms for the Legal Assistant position. It is a two year program for recent college graduates that are considering law school.

Feel free to reach out to me if have any questions, or if you would like to catch up (to all the older members who knew me on the forum when I was back in HS).

I will keep this thread updated with my progress.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Lost in a pile of LSAT-Prep books...
« on: May 13, 2006, 05:14:04 PM »
I had to giggle reading this post...he/she is drowning in information and then we drown him in posts...LOL

Indeed.   ;D  I have to sort this pool of information.

Thanks for the suggestions!  I'll be sure to purchase these books!  I'll be covered in LSAT knee deep; I feel bad for my roommate.  I wonder how he'll get around in all the LSAT clutter.  ;D


I was actually considering to take a prep-course, in addition to self-studying.  I might learn a thing or two from the proctors.  Is this wise?  Is it more beneficial to my LSAT score if I sign up for one of the aforementioned courses, prior to my exam? 



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Law School Applications / Re: Improving the odds at HYS...
« on: May 13, 2006, 04:59:44 PM »
Thank you Stone Burner for the information.  It proved to be very helpful.

How can someone who's WLed at UMich for undergrad and currently Syracuse-bound be an LSD overachiever?

Holmes, you've got a lot of catching up to do before you can hang with 1337 of the 1337.

It's really simple.  I did not value my High School education; I didn't care about High School, I preferred doing other things.  I spent most of my hours reading Law Review articles as opposed to finishing my Pre-Cal homework.  Just because I am not going to Harvard College does not give you the authority to deem me incompetent, or unready, to "hang with" the elite, as you put it.  You do not know me; thus, what grounds do you have for demeaning my credibility?  None.

Oh, and for the record:  Some of Syracuse's programs outrank Harvard even.  Journalism, for example, at Syracuse University is ranked #1; Harvard is #2.

Kid, worry about your freshman year, not law school.

Get a 3.9+ (it's not that hard if you're smart, go to every single class, and spend a good chunk of every weekend in the library), and a 175 on your LSATs and you'll get into HYS.

What that means is the only thing I'd sweat right now is pulling a 4.0 your freshman year. Too bleeding early to sweat the LSAT.

And if you don't have the wattage to get a high LSAT score, you're not going. If that's the case you're better off accepting it and going for the best you can rather than being a diva.

I will make sure I get "the grade."  :)  In regards to getting the LSAT score I need, I will begin practicing early - it's not a problem.  I will study my tail off, and get what I deserve - an A, or an A+.

I'm just wondering what else I can do in addition to the fundamentals.  Many applicants find themselves rejected from HYS WITH high scores on both the LSAT and in-class.

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Law School Applications / Re: Improving the odds at HYS...
« on: May 13, 2006, 12:05:23 PM »
I understand that the two biggest factors are one's GPA and LSAT scores; however, I have noticed many applicants with stellar LSAT scores (165-175) and a solid GPA (3.6/3.7~) and still get rejected from HYS.

This upsets me.  I've been focused on doing well academically, but it is not enough - evidently.  I am really itching to go to the top law school in the country; what can I do to improve my odds, in addition to striving for notable grades, and LSAT scores?

P.S.  I have internship experience with a law firm, and I plan to continue that in College.

Find something you like on campus, get involved in it, get a leadership position or start your own group.

Do research.  Write a paper.  Publish it, if possible.

Get amazing grades and then you'll have a shot at stuff like Rhodes/Marshall/Truman.

But in the end, it still comes down to LSAT.  Always neccesary.

BTW: For HYS, 165-170 is not stellar.  Nor is 3.6/3.7.

Then what grades, and LSAT scores does HYS look for in an applicant?  I'm not seeking to get "cut-off" grades.  I want to be a remarkable applicant, with grades that have HYS proud to accept me.

I'll make sure I accomplish the other tasks on the list.  However, in regards to the "Rhodes/Marshall/Truman" awards, how do I get those?  It's extremely competitive; how do I increase my chances?  And, in any case, what do they look for in a student?


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Studying for the LSAT / Lost in a pile of LSAT-Prep books...
« on: May 13, 2006, 12:58:00 AM »
I'm drowning in all this information.  There are so many books, and information claiming to provide you with clear-cut strategies that will improve your LSAT score!  I'm inexperienced, I'll admit that.  I have never dealt with such a tedious task!  The SATs are less daunting in comparison.

Can you please advise me on things to purchase to begin my LSAT preparation?  What should I look for?  What are reliable companies?  What are some of the most notable, and EFFECT, test-prep centers?  How did you go about studying for this test?  What were your methods?  (etc...)

Your assistance is appreciated;

Thank you.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone in NYC need a LSAT tutor?
« on: May 13, 2006, 12:48:34 AM »
I am interested.  Please view my profile for contact information.

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Good luck guys.

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Law School Applications / Improving the odds at HYS...
« on: May 13, 2006, 12:05:41 AM »
I understand that the two biggest factors are one's GPA and LSAT scores; however, I have noticed many applicants with stellar LSAT scores (165-175) and a solid GPA (3.6/3.7~) and still get rejected from HYS.

This upsets me.  I've been focused on doing well academically, but it is not enough - evidently.  I am really itching to go to the top law school in the country; what can I do to improve my odds, in addition to striving for notable grades, and LSAT scores?

P.S.  I have internship experience with a law firm, and I plan to continue that in College.

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Thank you for the feedback.  It's noted.

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