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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: January 25, 2008, 04:21:38 PM »
After convincing myself that I wouldn't be going to law school this fall, telling my boss I'd be there full-time another year, and getting estimates to have work done in our house since we wouldn't be paying tuition, I got my first response - an acceptance at Rutgers-Newark. I stared at the email in disbelief, convinced it was simply telling me that my application was complete :D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Retake LSAT even with acceptance. Crazy?
« on: January 17, 2008, 06:24:59 PM »
No biglaw for sure. Possibly practice in the area of land use but just as possibly combine what I learn with my current career in journalism. Will stay local.

Studying for the LSAT / Retake LSAT even with acceptance. Crazy?
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:50:58 PM »
I haven't posted much because I was convinced I wouldn't get into any of the schools to which I applied based on two, equally abysmal LSAT scores. I'm a non-trad, limited by geography (can't move), and sent in apps to the four T2s and single T10 in my area. To my surprise, I got an email acceptance to my first T2 choice (closest, cheapest, well-regarded and places well here) tonight. I do have a somewhat unusual background with 20+ years work experience, which I believe outweighed my scores. I've been planning on going part-time and remaining at my job.

However, I'm scheduled to take one more stab at the LSAT in June. I figured I'd have no choice, but a major part of my decision was simply feeling that I have to fight, 100% for a better score. I wasn't able to take a prep course because of my job schedule and looking back, realize that my self-prep was too shotgun in approach. I've met once with a tutor I really like - no gimmicks, just talking through logic to ensure I truly understand what's going on. I actually enjoy the process.

Is it crazy to retake it anyway? My gut feeling is that finally getting a handle on the LSAT will only help me in school and perhaps I have a shot at a better score, especially without so much pressure. I'm not sure of timing, but if I were to greatly improve my score, would it make sense to reapply next cycle in hopes of money? How late can one withdraw without losing tons of cash? The T14 (a huge reach, I won't get in this cycle) really isn't realistic for me in terms of trade-offs (cost, location and full-time-only program) but I'd still seriously consider it if I were to be accepted.


General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best lyricist
« on: December 18, 2007, 08:15:10 PM »
Pete Townshend.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: HOLY SHlT 8 more days
« on: December 13, 2007, 08:03:12 PM »
The dotted lines are back bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: December 10, 2007, 02:22:55 PM »
Congrats to everyone. Now that I have an acceptance from a Tier 1 school I feel better

Congrats Truth - I knew you'd do well :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: December 09, 2007, 07:26:43 AM »
Thanks so much everybody!!!  ;D I'm so excited! I went out and celebrated tonight, am a bit tipsy now  :D !!! This is so awesome!! It's my only acceptance so far, but wow, that's all I need!!

Big congrats Borders!!! And everyone else as well!

Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia ED Rejection
« on: December 08, 2007, 11:36:28 AM »
I just got the small bond envelope in the mail.

What a way to start the cycle.  :'(

I guess it was to be expected, but it still stings a bit.

Bearly, why do you say expected? Your GPA is high and your work experience related. I'm confused - is Columbia a stickler for 170+ LSAT scores?

Law School Admissions / Re: My law school nightmare
« on: December 08, 2007, 07:41:55 AM »
A few months ago, I had a classic "which path to choose" dream. For the past year, I've lived in a somewhat rural area of New Jersey where roads are sometimes unmarked and GPS isn't all that helpful. In my dream, my car had died and I was forced to find my way home on foot. Cabs were going by but the drivers kept telling me my house was too far north for them to go. My cell phone crumbled in my hands. I kept walking and eventually came to a road that forked but wasn't shown on the paper map I held. Then I woke up.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: really?
« on: December 07, 2007, 06:49:49 PM »
I've been doing the same thing. My apps are sent, my LORs are transmitted - it's not like anything in my account is going to change. So why do I keep looking?!

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