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Law School Applications / Re: Where are my target schools? 3.4/168 LSAT
« on: September 15, 2008, 04:05:42 AM »
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General Board / Re: Why is Penn Law going downhill so sharply?
« on: September 15, 2008, 04:05:03 AM »
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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to Apply ED: Penn? Georgetown?
« on: September 08, 2008, 01:59:48 AM »
woeisme: Thank you very much. That was really, really helpful. Out of curiosity, are those numbers based on any specific data (LSN? thelawschoolreport.com?) or just a gut feeling since you've become familiar with the process?

Again, thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to Apply ED: Penn? Georgetown?
« on: September 05, 2008, 10:52:35 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions!

Any ideas about how splitters typically fare with Penn -- especially ED? I spent most of yesterday and today researching it and am starting to think it might be a really nice fit for me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to Apply ED: Penn? Georgetown?
« on: September 03, 2008, 09:02:46 PM »
That's a good point.

I definitely wouldn't make a final decision until I got my LSAT score back. Just wanted to started thinking about all the options now and find out what needs to be considered.

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Where should I go next fall? / Where to Apply ED: Penn? Georgetown?
« on: September 03, 2008, 08:03:35 PM »
Though I had never considered applying anywhere Early Decision before, it seems as though this is now a feasible option for me. Common wisdom here seems to suggest that you should go to the best-ranked law school you can attend (within reason). So, to take advantage of ED, should I only be considering rankings?

Ideally, before committing to attending a school I'd like to get a vibe of what its like to be a student there and if students are happy, etc. The schools I would consider applying ED to are Columbia and NYU (both if my LSAT comes out better than expected) or Penn and Georgetown (which I'm considering more realistic). My LSDAS GPA is a 3.4 (with some extenuating circumstances that will be explained in other parts of my application) and my practice tests are typically averaging around 171-2.

I realize that my only chance of getting into most of these schools will come from getting a little ED boost. I wouldn't expect to get any merit aid from these schools, so I'm too concerned about my financial aid award. I'm pretty resigned to the idea that I will have to take out loans for whatever need-based aid doesn't cover. So, I don't need to be thinking about that aspect, correct?

Any advice is welcome! Thank you!

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Thank you!! This is really helpful to those of us getting ready to apply.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Guidebooks?
« on: June 30, 2008, 03:26:30 PM »
Hey everyone.

When I was applying to college, I was overwhelmed by the number of guidebooks that existed to tell me about each school's learning environment, facilities, housing, student life, etc. Do any of these exist for law school?

I know you can find a lot of information on each school's website. But I'd love to have a publication that compares these factors relative to one another since a school's website isn't really going to tell me if its students are notoriously competitive or if its facilities are really old.

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