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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Where are you taking the LSAT?
« on: September 30, 2005, 09:12:46 AM »
I'm taking it at Temple, last time I took it at Villanova Law, it wasn't a good place at all, the desks were wood and had carvings all in it making it hard to work w/o tearing the page. I hope temple is better, A change of venue, for a change in score. (hopefully)

Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 29, 2005, 07:19:41 PM »
I would like to pracice in Criminal Law, Immigration, or even Civil Litigation, an dI would like to practice somewhere in the North East, i'm from Philly. Still I will go to any school that I can, and was wondering where I had the best chance.

Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 29, 2005, 06:41:42 PM »
What are the best schools for Latinos to get into?? I have heard some crazy rummors that say if you are latino, then add 5points onto your LSAT. What do you think?? I'm latino, who has a decent GPA 3.6, but terrible first LSAT, i'm testing now in the low 150's. Hopefully I can pull around 155 or higher, but we will see, realistically i'm in the high 140's low 150's. What schools have you heard about?? I though Florida schools would be tough, b/c there are already such a latino majority, maybe I could use that as a pro, since there are so many latinos in Florida, the need for latino lawyers and law students grows. What do you all think?? gracias por alguna respuesta hecha.

Law School Applications / Re: Attaching resumes
« on: September 29, 2005, 05:30:32 PM »
I did for them all. WHo cares, they read what they want to anyway.

I filled it out using the LSAC service, but after that printed them all out and mailed them myself. I think it gets to the schools quicker. Any thoughts about mailing them yourself versus electronic ommittance. ?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ave Maria is a Good School
« on: September 27, 2005, 06:55:42 PM »
I'm looking at this schools website, Why aren't they ranked if they are an ABA school?

 Yea sadly I got denied by Widener DE campus also. I'll probibly try Harrisburg this time too. Bottom line i'm still working on the LSAT, I don't know how I did so bad, the LSAT has control of my freaking soul!Sad thing is that my GPA is higher than most schools average. It is a shame that 4 long years of doing well in a higher instituion means nothing compared to a 1 4hr exam. :(

Some people also put deposits down at numerous schools, and hold out until the last minute. Some guy just posted about having deposits down at 3 schools, and then having to tell 2 of them he is not going days prior to orientation. There is a lot of gamesmanship at this stage, and holding out to try and negotiate more money seems pretty commonplace.

Wow that just annoys me how some people are waiting to get more money from schools. I don't want any schools money, i just want them to let me in DAMIT!!.

Thanks for the comments, Yea I know I was crazy to shoot for some of those schools. But I seriously was didn't have a clue how much my low LSAT would distroy my 3.65 GPA. Also yea i'm working with kaplan, I got a tutor and am already scheduled for the October LSAT. I will be applying to Cooly among other schools. I mean I can still hope to transfer, right? I really like the idea of asking for Part time also, I will definately do that. I think that I heard that I can add an extra request asking that they consider me for Part time as well if I don't get into fulltime. Can I do that?? Also does anyone know of a list of schools that doesn't average the LSAT? Thanks everyone

Well yep that was me!! ( I just found this forum today) I was that guy, the guy who you never want to be! I got 11 denial letters all through out a 9month period. My depression has grown more and more. I graduated from my undergrad this year WCU magna cum laude Spanish major. (you would think it means anything). Well I am hoping that this time the lack of extra summer classes I was taking at the same time of my LSAT helps me do better. AT the time I was bombarded with regular summer classes and a Kaplan course that I felt rushed in anyway. I took the June 04 exam and bombed it (135), I had no idea it was worth as much as it has been. I thought my GPA would keep me afloat and get me into at least 1 of the schools I sent applications to. I think I sent applications to school that were just too high up for me, hoping that by some god they would see past the one LSAT number and look more into me.
  Well I decided to finish up the year and get a tutor from Kaplan to help me study for the October test. This time I won't be applying to any real extreme schools. Only the ones near my home, which sadly has basically all high ranking schools. I live in PA, so Villanova, temple, Penn, Dickenson, Rutgers, Maryland, etc. are all near me and I can't get into one. I will reapply to Villanova b/c they don't average the LSAT and Widner too because they are a 4th tier school. But mainly i'm looking for something, anything that I could get into.  My search has led me all throughout the country to a North Carolina school, Texas school, Florida, Louisiana etc. If any of you guys have any clue of any schools that I might have a chance of getting into that would help. I just hope that my new LSAt score isn't anything close to what I got before. But as of right now i'm just studying as much as I can to get my LSAt up and the have the older one be only a distant memory. I wish I had half the luck of so many of you all, I see people getting into awesome schools, I wish I could have that. But hey, sometimes life just isn't fair. But hey, maybe I can be a success story too. 

Thanks for listening I know it was long, I just needed someone to hear about my struggles. Ones that are basically a lot worse than yours, but if anyone out there has the same as me. Please do tell, letting it out helps.

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