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Choosing the Right Law School / Reaches
« on: October 21, 2005, 09:42:04 PM »
LSAT: 159
GPA: 3.3
LOR: Excellent
White Male
Experience: Two months working at a mental hospital and
            teaching kids english in a remote village in Africa.
            Six months working with abused children in Ireland.
            Various volunteer work within the US

Can somebody please tell me what some realistic reaches could be? I would love to stay in the Northeast part of the US, but I am open to change.

Thanks so much everyone.

Choosing the Right Law School / Schools in Chicago
« on: October 21, 2005, 09:38:09 PM »

  I am looking at schools in Chicago, however, I do not know the area at all. Can anyone tell me any information about the area that Kent and Loyola are in? Are they located in safe areas? Do you recomend one school over the other?

Thanks for any help

Law School Admissions / The best avaliable
« on: October 21, 2005, 08:38:08 PM »
Well now that the scores are in I'm trying to get some opinions on where I might be able to get into. I have, of course, looked at all the averages of all the schools, but I just thought I'd ask for some opinions.

LSAT: 159
GPA: 3.3
LOR: Great
Expirience: 2 months working at a mental home and teaching children in a remote village in Africa, 6 months working with abused children in Ireland.

Anybody know the best schools I could get into for public law and international law, regardless of geographic location?

thanks so much

Law School Admissions / I am checked out
« on: October 18, 2005, 01:49:31 PM »
Well I am in my last semester. I have filled out my applications, finished the essays, and am awaiting the score. Meanwhile, I have midterms as we speak, and the motivation for studying is just not there. I hope I don't screw up this semester and have it effect my admissions chances. I don't think I will, but either way I am checked out, mentally I have already graduated.

Anyone else feel the same way? Feel free to share your feelings or stories.

Law School Admissions / Shortening the ol' Personal Statement
« on: October 16, 2005, 07:54:23 PM »

  Allright, so I have a personal statement all set for the schools that do not require a certain page length. However, I am having a lot of trouble getting my PS down to the two-page, double spaced requirment that a lot of schools have.

  All of the people I have spoken to at my college (writing center, profs, prelaw advisor) really seem to like it. I guess what I'm saying is that I feel there aren't a lot of uneccesary sentences that I can just rip out of there.

  I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for, but I was wondering if anybody had any techniques/suggestions for making a PS shorter. Also, is anybody else finding this two-page, double-spaced, requirment really difficult?

Thanks for listening.

P.S my Personal Statement is at 3 1/2 pages the way I want it. So far, I have been able to knock that down to about 2.6 pages. I'm using 11 point font and 1 inch margins.

Law School Admissions / Time Issues
« on: October 15, 2005, 10:41:20 PM »

   I need to have my entire application complete and in the hands of a particular law school by November 14 (EA). If LSAC has already recieved my transcripts, and letters of recomendation, when would I need to submit the application, personal statement, and resume, to LSDAS by. In other words, how long does it take for LSDAS to process and send the PS, resume, etc.

Thanks for the help, just want to make sure I get this done in time.

Law School Admissions / Deleting Applications
« on: October 15, 2005, 11:03:35 AM »
At LSDAS, should I only be filling out applications from the schools that I know I will be applying to regardless of my Oct 1st LSAT score. Or can I delete applications if I find that my score is much lower/higher then expected. If so, how do I do this?


Law School Admissions / GPA
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:33:38 PM »
When the LSDAS "common information form" asks you for your GPA, does that mean the GPA the "LSDAS" gave you, that they already put down there, or your "schools" GPA?


Law School Admissions / High School Education?
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:24:37 PM »

  I was just filling out the LSDAS "Common Information Form" and it asks for High School information (such as GPA and Rank). Is this neccesary? None of the applications I have looked at ask for your high school information, they just ask for "university, graduate, professional, information."
  I was just curious, I hope this isn't something that needs to be put down, I have no idea what my high school GPA was, who cares?

Thanks for any help

Law School Admissions / It's tough being average
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:14:32 AM »
I was just curious as to what the best law schools are that an average applicant, such as myself (155 LSAT, 3.3 GPA) can get into?

Also, what are the best human rights programs I could get into?

I'm trying to narrow down my list of schools to apply to, and I want to make sure there aren't any schools that I am overlooking.

Thanks for the help

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