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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Why is Cooley always made fun of?
« on: November 07, 2005, 07:16:01 PM »
I just checked out Cooley's website and their fantasy rankings for 2005.  Apparently Cooley is a better law school than Stanford, Chicago and Duke!  Are these people for real?  Do they think they can fool potential applicants into believing they are one of the top 20 schools in the US?  Their rankings are amusing to say the least!   :D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: any success with redbull?
« on: November 06, 2005, 09:40:00 PM »
I drank a Red Bull before the Oct05 LSAT and got a 172.  I don't know if the Red Bull helped but it certainly didn't hurt.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The second Rdound.
« on: October 26, 2005, 06:25:23 PM »
Good luck!
I'm still trying to get my applications done.
The difference in personal statement lengths for the various Ontario law schools is killing me.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Official I kicked Ass Thread!
« on: October 22, 2005, 10:06:32 PM »
Yo, overman, you my boy...

173- I *think* that is kick ass enough.

Certainly could have done better, but I *think* that will do nicely.


Good job!  Do you know where you want to go yet?

Btw, hey brent, congratulations on the 180. That must have been a pleasant surprise.

Overman- I really, really don't know and feel like I'm in deep need of some advice.

Please tell me that they take into account your particular undergraduate institution when they look at your GPA... All the calculating sites I've been to seem to treat a GPA the same, whether it's from Harvard or CW Post. I don't mean to diss anyone's university, but my school was pretty hard on a relative basis, I think.

I'm in this situation: I have a 3.24 from Yale and now a 173. I definitely fall into the category of insane people who considered retaking with a 170+. Then I thought about it and realized that was nuts- I'm not going through that again. But I felt like I had a fair amount of ground to make up and still feel like it was within me to go big like 178 or something. But a 173 it is, and it is certainly a *big* relief.

The other thing is that my situation is a little unique, seeing as I've been out for ten years. I'll be one of those "interesting" candidates, with a less than common background.    In terms of grades, I have a bit of a progression to show, as I got all A's my final year  (I was trying to prove that I could achieve that if that was what I was really focusing on- prior to that, I let my sincere interest in academics get in the way of my grades).

I pretty much have no idea where I stand. Does anyone know of a site that uses gpa and lsat score to calculate where you're at, but also takes into account your undergraduate institution?

So what are you thinking, Overman? Did your 171 (was it 171 or 172?) put you where you need to be for your favorites? Are you thinking of any places that you weren't going to apply to initially?

Congrats, again, on your score.


I'm staying in Canada and planning on going to U of Toronto for law school.  It's the top school here but since the population in Canada is a tenth that of the US, it's not quite as hard to get into as some of the top US schools.  Still, they only accept roughly 10% of their applicants and last year's average was 3.8 and 166.  My 172 puts me above their LSAT average while my gpa is only 3.6ish.  I figure I have a good chance of getting in all things considered. 


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reality Sets In....
« on: October 22, 2005, 09:10:49 AM »
Sorry to hear things didn't work out for you.  I wish you luck in the future.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Official I kicked Ass Thread!
« on: October 22, 2005, 09:07:52 AM »


i think pretty much anything from the 95% upward kicks serious ass, and even 90-95%, 85-90%, are very good, if you have the skills to study and focus and perform better than 85% of a group of people on a very stressful test, you've got lots of the tools you'll need to succeed in whatever you do, whether or not you go to a t15 school or not

so wooohooo everyone, great job!


I second that.   ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Official I kicked Ass Thread!
« on: October 22, 2005, 08:20:16 AM »
Yo, overman, you my boy...

173- I *think* that is kick ass enough.

Certainly could have done better, but I *think* that will do nicely.


Good job!  Do you know where you want to go yet?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Official I kicked Ass Thread!
« on: October 21, 2005, 09:19:53 PM »
I don't feel like I kicked ass.  In fact I know I made two stupid mistakes (misbubbled two answers in LR).  But I'm pleased.  My score's in the lower middle of where I was practicing, but I didn't really take that many practice tests and practice pretty much means sshit, so whatever.  Many moons ago I decided that anything in the 170s was a beautiful score so I'm very happy.  


I missed two of the easiest LR questions on the test.  Anything in the 170's is an amazing score so I feel the phrase "kick ass" fits just fine.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How good was your estimate?
« on: October 21, 2005, 06:36:08 PM »
I scored at the top of my practice range.
I predicted a 170 and got 172.

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Studying for the LSAT / Official I kicked Ass Thread!
« on: October 21, 2005, 06:28:44 PM »
Let's celebrate!

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