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Law School Applications / Waivers for OCT takers?
« on: October 09, 2005, 07:32:35 PM »
Is there any way to get a fee waiver if you just took the exam in Oct? How much money do you have to make in order to qualify for one of those things?

Can you just give them a call and ask for one or what?

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Recommendations / Double Dip on Recommenders?
« on: October 07, 2005, 04:36:24 PM »
I heard somewhere that it looks pretty snazzy if you have two different people co-sign a letter of recommendation. Normally, I think it is used when a TA and professor for a particular course co-sign for you.

I have two people at work who are willing to co-sign a recommendation, but I have some questions:

1)Is this something that I should do? Does it really sound impressive?
2)How would you format this letter? Would the point of view be the plural we? As in, "We think he is the best candidate ever?"

Any thoughts appreciated...

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Studying for the LSAT / Stray Marks on Answer Sheet
« on: October 06, 2005, 04:05:28 PM »
So I had been using these little pencil marks in between the answer fields on the practice tests, just to help myself with pacing and to highlight questions that I had skipped, for later second looks.

I forgot to erase these marks from the answer sheet before I turned it in.

Do you think this is going to mess up my answer choices? Do they actually let you examine your answer sheet again? Is there a way to have them do a "recount" if there is a mistake?

I remember the letters I bubbled on several questions, mostly on some agonizing guesses...

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Personal Statement / Career Changer PS
« on: October 05, 2005, 10:59:51 PM »
I like my PS so far, but I am struggling with the appropriate language in one specific section, I'm hoping someone can help.

The statement is about the reasons I went into teaching high school after undergrad... basically about wanting to save the world one new york city kid at a time.

Now I see that the scope of teaching is somewhat limited, and I want to make policy changes at more of a community level. That is where law comes in.

Basically, I know that this is why I want to go to law school, but I am having trouble articulating precisely how a legal education can help someone change public policy through government, foundations, etc. Can anyone spell out for me exactly how lawyers build the skills that help them institute public policy (health initiatives, community developmnet, affirmative action, charter school programs, etc.)?

I feel like my PS jumps from point A to C, from me teaching directly to policy ideas I have and I am not as clear on the middle B point, where one actually goes to school gets their skills together.

How would you articulate this?

Thanks -


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Law School Applications / Dean's Certification
« on: October 05, 2005, 10:50:36 PM »
Is there a way to send this bad boy to different schools through LSAC or do I have to send each school's individual forms to my old undergrad dean? I live across the country now so I am hoping there is some simple way to do this all in one shot, like the LSAC letter of rec service!

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Studying for the LSAT / What will an 80 Raw Score get me?
« on: October 02, 2005, 01:54:28 AM »
Anybody have an idea of recent trends in scoring scales? I know it's a logical mistake but still...

I have been scoring high 160s - low 170s, and I figure I missed no more than twenty, worst case scenario. Anyone want to speculate on what the range for a raw 80 would be on this bad boy?

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PS - This is my first post on this thing and I just want to wish everyone on here the best of luck bc this forum has been so rich - nerve-wracking, addictive, entertaining, insightful, and above all, interesting. I hope that we all exceeded our expectations and that all of the other test takers out there pooped the bed today.  ;)

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