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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT at NYU
« on: November 30, 2005, 08:05:02 PM »
anyone anyone bueller anyone :D

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT at NYU
« on: November 29, 2005, 11:04:18 PM »
I'm taking the LSAT and NYU's law school and was wondering if I should drive or take the train.  Has anyone taken the test there before?  If you drove, how much was parking or was street parking readily available?  Also, you can't bring a cell phone into the test but can you bring in a pocketbook? :-[ ???

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Law School Applications / Re: LSAC + Mac = Madness
« on: November 28, 2005, 08:17:33 PM »
truthfully, i dont think compatability will really be an issue. what kind of programs are you going to be using that require such hassle as the lsac does? besides, most programs that are used in law school are os x compatable.

the law school i want to go to does all their exams through laptops so I'm just trying to make sure nothing goes wrong :-\  Also, they have tech support on campus which is primarily for non-mac laptops, even someone devoted to help if your laptop crashes, however since macs never crash i probably wouldn't need them anyway ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: LSAC + Mac = Madness
« on: November 28, 2005, 12:04:52 AM »
yeah i gave up and just use my computer at work.  this is why i'm not getting a mac laptop for school, i don't want to deal with the hassle of compatibility issues while in ls.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Roll Call. Dec test takers
« on: November 23, 2005, 10:44:22 PM »
I'll be taking the December test.  Hopefully I'll do well :-\

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Law School Applications / Re: Should I wait?
« on: October 25, 2005, 04:15:20 PM »
go for it. pt programs aren't that hard to get into.

but if he wants a shot at fordham he should put more time into it.

I'm a girl but thanks for the info. so far I've only taken one prep test and that was a 156

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Law School Applications / Should I wait?
« on: October 25, 2005, 03:46:38 PM »
Ok here's my situation:

I have a 3.25 GPA and have decided I want to go to law school, the only schools in my area are Rutgers-Newark, and Seton Hall and I would go there for part-time.  The only other school would be Fordham which I would go to full-time.
Now, I've just recently started studying for the LSAT (using Official LSAT SuperPrep).  Should I take the December LSAT, hope I do well enough to get into law school for the fall of '06; knowing that because my application won't be complete until december, the schools are gonna be more stringent. Or should I wait, take the LSAT later and apply for the fall of '07.  I've been out of school since 2001 and really don't want to put it off since I already feel old but I don't want to not get accepted into my only real options, either.

So what should I do?  Advice please :-*

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I think there is some difference when a man returns to school versus a woman.  Unfortunately, society still looks at the woman/mother to take care of kids, do housework etc.  Some of the PT male students with families  have told me it is very doable and that their wives are extremely supportive.  When they get home after school and work, they study and the wife will take care of all the home issues with reaisng kids and other chores.  The women I have met have told me stories of trying to balance it all, and one woman said that things just get neglected and her family has had to sacrifice such as her 10 year old learning to do his own laundry and make some of his own meals because she could not do it working FT and law school PT. 
I am contemplating working PT and school PT just to have some time with family. CHildren will have to be in daycare or school FT.  I will use that time to study.  Don't know what to do about chores and things yet.   

I agree with this statement.  I've been reading about how the family person is doing it and most of the people with families in law school are men.  I have a four year old in kindergarten and am concerned with the amount of free time I'll have being that I currently work full time.  Add to the fact that I want to have another child before the age difference between him/her and my daughter become too great.  :-\

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: What to Do
« on: September 29, 2005, 05:27:44 PM »
I would recommend plugging your GPA and guesstimates of your LSAT into this fancy-ass script that will show how you compare to the 25th/75th percentile at your chosen school. (It's widely believed that if you are at or above the 75th percentile you are pretty sure to be admitted.)

http://www.lawschoolstats.com/cgi-bin/cgi/index2.cgi

I would suggest you try to get a 162 or higher.

thanks for the website, any suggestions on the LOR's  :-\

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Non-Traditional Students / What to Do
« on: September 28, 2005, 08:01:58 PM »
Someone suggested that I post this over here, so here it goes:

Hi everyone, I'm new to the board and was wondering if you all could give me some suggestions.  I'm currently considering law school and had some questions.

1) I've been out of school for 4 years, I've spent that time 2 years being a stay at home mom and the past 2 years working.  I could use my current supervisor for one LOR but don't know who else to use.  I'm not sure if my teachers will remember me at this point.

2) MY UGPA is 3.25, I started off great (honor's society), went through a rough time toward the middle and ended up slowly picking it up.  What would I need to get on the LSAT to get into either Rutger's-Newark (could literally walk there from my job), Seton Hall (would have to take the bus but is still doable), or Fordham (not near enough for me but would afford me a greater chance of employment upon graduation)
Now, I only have an interest in working in NJ and would probably go into being a Law Guardian, would either Rutger's Newark or Seton Hall afford me the same probability of working in this field in NJ as Fordham (which is more into corporate law)

3)I would need to work full-time and go to school part-time since I have a young (kindergarten age child).  All of the above schools have part time programs.

Any suggestions or advice would be great, thanks  ;D

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