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Acceptances / In at Columbia, ED
« on: December 13, 2005, 12:25:11 AM »
171, 3.5~  I love NYC, live here now, I couldn't imagine leaving, thank God I don't have to.  Are there any other future classmates that live in the city on LSD?  Let's have fun in the city - I've got 9 months to kill!

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Personal Statement / Re: PS Reading Exchange Group
« on: September 03, 2005, 02:58:42 PM »
I'd love to have someone read my essay, and I'll read anyone's--I just finished my second draft and I think it is ready for someone else's eyes.

Any takers?  PM me if you want to read it--

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Studying for the LSAT / Answers to Prep Test 26
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:59:56 AM »
My girlfriend just finished prep-test 26 (september 98) and it turns out

I ripped out the answer sheet (for easy scoring) and then threw it away and we have no answers for this test. Could anyone find it in their heart to post the answers to test??


You could just simply write

1 (for section) ACBCBDBCBD

2ABCBCBCBABC

3ABDBCBD

etc.

to make it real easy


I promise to send many prayers to the law gods in your behalf if you have the heart to do this.  ;)


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LSAT horror stories / Answers to Prep Test 26
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:59:17 AM »
My girlfriend just finished prep-test 26 (september 98) and it turns out

I ripped out the answer sheet (for easy scoring) and then threw it away and we have no answers for this test. Could anyone find it in their heart to post the answers to test??


You could just simply write

1 (for section) ACBCBDBCBD

2ABCBCBCBABC

3ABDBCBD

etc.

to make it real easy


I promise to send many prayers to the law gods in your behalf if you have the heart to do this.  :D


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Studying for the LSAT / Answers to Prep Test 26
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:58:00 AM »
My girlfriend just finished prep-test 26 (september 98) and it turns out

I ripped out the answer sheet (for easy scoring) and then threw it away and we have no answers for this test. Could anyone find it in their heart to post the answers to test??


You could just simply write

1 (for section) ACBCBDBCBD

2ABCBCBCBABC

3ABDBCBD

etc.

to make it real easy


I promise to send many prayers to the law gods in your behalf if you have the heart to do this.  ;D


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Law School Applications / Re: PS subject question
« on: April 16, 2005, 05:41:03 AM »
First, thanks for all the helpful comments.  I plan to write both and see what comes out in the wash.

To hippielawschick: Thanks for pointing that out.  I am, in fact, decidely middle class.  After helping with college, my parents were unable to contribute anything to my year in France--hence my working construction (while living at home) for a year so I could afford a year abroad (my salary for teaching English here is abysmal).  I am living in a nice area of Paris by choice (I worked for it and deserve it), but the area does not represent my familiy's wealth.

To midwest: You clearly have no idea what a "diversity statement" is.  You do not have to be a minority or poor or both to write one and some of the best schools even ask for one from all applicants.  Diversity is all about the unique experiences that an applicant brings to the law school.   

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I think the % possibly changes year to year (I know the curve spans 3 years but it's constantly moving).  As of the last test (Feb.), a 171=99%.  It's on my LSAC LSAT page.  Unless you received a 171 on the most recent test, I don't think you are qualified to contest this.

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1390 --> 171, but I didn't study for SATs and I did study a bit for LSAT.  Not sure if that made a difference

Plus, my 171 is 99% according to the Feb. test scale - maybe it was a harder test, sure seemed a lot harder than I expected, espc. RC - goddam Bach, I hate your music now

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Law School Applications / PS subject question
« on: April 07, 2005, 06:44:11 AM »
OK, so I'm in the very early stages of brainstorming, but I'm addicted to these sites so I have to ask.  What seems like the better PS

Idea 1.  I worked in a road construction job for six months post graduation.  Physically, it is the hardest of manual labor jobs (excepting perhaps migrant labor/commercial fishing) and I worked with mostly Portugese immigrants.  They were actually the parents and relations of the kids I grew up with.  The PS would tie in my childhood friends, the incredible work ethic of these people that had an enormous influence on me and most importantly, the change that took place a few months in when they realized I was going to law school and I would not become a life-long construction worker like them.  I think this works on diversity levels and it feels real to me since this experience was one of the most powerful I've experienced.

Idea 2.  I'm currently (year after construction) living in Paris, teaching English.  The key to this PS would be that I worked in a 75% Muslim area called Saint-Denis in the Suburbs of Paris.  I live in the Latin Quarter and commute out here (I'm actually writing this from the school).  Not only is the area mostly Muslim and extremely anti-US, but it's he poorest and most dangerous area in France, something like the South Bronx without the guns.  I could talk about becoming fluent in French, teaching the children of parents (many of whom dislike what they believe I stand for), living in the richest part of Paris and working in the poorest, becoming friends with severl Muslim teachers and hearing their side of the story (I'm not very political by nature, but my sympathies are left to be sure--I am also, however, very patriotic and I see no correlation between conservative values and patriotism and think that type of thinking is a brilliant republican media spin).  This PS is even less put together, but those are the basic ideas I would play with.

Any advice would be awesome, thanks in advance--both experiences mean a great deal to me, so it is simply a matter of choosing the better one for the purposes of a PS.

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Personal Statement / PS subject question
« on: April 07, 2005, 06:41:02 AM »
OK, so I'm in the very early stages of brainstorming, but I'm addicted to these sites so I have to ask.  What seems like the better PS

Idea 1.  I worked in a road construction job for six months post graduation.  Physically, it is the hardest of manual labor jobs (excepting perhaps migrant labor/commercial fishing) and I worked with mostly Portugese immigrants.  They were actually the parents and relations of the kids I grew up with.  The PS would tie in my childhood friends, the incredible work ethic of these people that had an enormous influence on me and most importantly, the change that took place a few months in when they realized I was going to law school and I would not become a life-long construction worker like them.  I think this works on diversity levels and it feels real to me since this experience was one of the most powerful I've experienced.

Idea 2.  I'm currently (year after construction) living in Paris, teaching English.  The key to this PS would be that I worked in a 75% Muslim area called Saint-Denis in the Suburbs of Paris.  I live in the Latin Quarter and commute out here (I'm actually writing this from the school).  Not only is the area mostly Muslim and extremely anti-US, but it's he poorest and most dangerous area in France, something like the South Bronx without the guns.  I could talk about becoming fluent in French, teaching the children of parents (many of whom dislike what they believe I stand for), living in the richest part of Paris and working in the poorest, becoming friends with severl Muslim teachers and hearing their side of the story (I'm not very political by nature, but my sympathies are left to be sure--I am also, however, very patriotic and I see no correlation between conservative values and patriotism and think that type of thinking is a brilliant republican media spin).  This PS is even less put together, but those are the basic ideas I would play with.

Any advice would be awesome, thanks in advance--both experiences mean a great deal to me, so it is simply a matter of choosing the better one for the purposes of a PS.

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