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Law School Admissions / Re: Improving the odds at HYS...
« on: May 13, 2006, 02:59:44 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 Admissions / Re: Improving the odds at HYS...
« on: May 13, 2006, 10:05:23 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.

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 / Re: Anyone in NYC need a LSAT tutor?
« on: May 12, 2006, 10:48:34 PM »
I am interested.  Please view my profile for contact information.

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Good luck guys.

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Law School Admissions / Improving the odds at HYS...
« on: May 12, 2006, 10:05:41 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.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What UG School did you gradute from?
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:54:37 PM »
Anyone?

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damn a lot of posts....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:43:48 PM »
I want to have the perfect balance of having a great social life, and doing extremely well in school....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:41:15 PM »


Ride the Snake

Have sex you mean?


Nah, it was a reference to an SNL skit with Jim Carrey.  I don't know why it popped into my head.


But it's the kind of randomness that you can pass off as wit if you find an exceptionally gullible woman  ;)

 ;D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:36:12 PM »

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