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Studying for the LSAT / Re: High Scorers: Diagnostic vs. Actual
« on: November 01, 2006, 09:29:15 AM »
Yeah.. I was already good at the games, mind -- but I had a few times where I'd miss 10 and wonder WTF? Adapting to the new system slowed me down, but once I got it, it worked well. I missed 2 on the real exam, and they were really stupid, careless mistakes.. in part, I think, because I had a massive allergy attack in the middle of it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Baylor
« on: November 01, 2006, 09:25:08 AM »
Yeah, Baylor has a reputation as a bootcamp.

it's definitely a tough school from all I've heard -- they have a good level of respect becausr they turn out lawyers who really know how to be a lawyer, but it does have that strong focus on clinical. Useful, but it depends on what kind of lawyer you want to be. They also admit students throughout the year.

It's not on my list despite my wanting to stay in Texas.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: High Scorers: Diagnostic vs. Actual
« on: November 01, 2006, 08:45:04 AM »
Agree with Monkey Must Die -- I slowed down a lot (and saw a drop in score) when I first started using the LGB system, but then after a couple of weeks of practice, it picked way up. You don't need to map everything, but the essentials are good. And the not easing previous work advice was some of the best in the book.

My first diagnostic was around a 160. Ended up with  171 on the real thing.

One of my friends moved away from her husband -- from Austin to Virginia -- for graduate school. Her main reason was that they offered her a great financial aid package and her husband couldn't afford to leave his job -- it was stable, and made money, and she wanted to return to Austin anyway.

However, she has an MFA in drama. And she got pregnant while on Christmas break her last year, so she's not employed right now -- but she'd pretty much be required to move in order to teach college likle she wants ayway.

It was very very hard for her. They ran up huge phone bills and talked online as much as they could. She hardly ever saw him, even more so after her mom was in an accident and she had to take care of her instead of seeing her husband. And she had no kids at the time -- which I know made a huge difference.

I think it would be very very hard and not necessarily beneficial to your family. you need to think in terms of practicality. Finding a job after you graduate is far more important. And actually, if you're going to spend all the money and stress to maintain separate households, I'd personally just go full-time if you can swing it. The T2s and T3s won't travel too well in terms of getting you back to Seattle, and the lack of time to be able to work during the summer can also hit you because you won't be able to head back home for jobs.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Putting it off again...
« on: October 24, 2006, 12:54:19 PM »
You're welcome to borrow it, but I want it back for next year ;)

And yeah... to add to it, I'm getting married in early March, right when all the responses are going to start. I can just imagine spending my honeymoon freaking out about acceptances/rejects...

It's not the end of the world, no, and in fact, might mean we decide to have kids right away. This was another stress point too -- put it off until after, when I'm 38? Or try during?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Texas Southern University
« on: October 24, 2006, 12:48:29 PM »
TSU is pretty much bottom of the barrel in Houston -- you'd do better coming out of Houston or South Texas.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Putting it off again...
« on: October 24, 2006, 12:42:41 PM »
I think I've decided I'm putting off the whole law school thing again until next year, much as I hate to do it.

Between my job being crazy and wedding planning.. I just haven't gotten my stuff done, so I can't see being ready with everything before Thanksgiving, and I'd wanted it all in before the end of this month. Bah! Guess I'll sit it out in corporate land another year and try to pick up a class in the spring to prove I can actually do academics. And besides that, I don't think it's working for me financially -- trying to save for a honeymoon, pay on wedding, find money for apps and a seat deposit just isn't working too well for me.

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: October 12, 2006, 04:02:09 PM »

I just got a Columbia fee waiver.

Seriously, just how desperate are they to boost their selectivity rating? My LSAT is good enough for them, but my GPA sure isn't.

Like archival, my choice is going to be largely dependent on money and my husband's ability to find a job. We also want to stay in state, so Texas is my top choices, followed closely by Houston -- we both have loads of family here, so staying close is important.

I self-prepped for the lsat, for what it's worth. Bought some books and worked my way through them and practice tests. Worked great for me.

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: September 25, 2006, 04:39:38 PM »
Yet another SLU one here.

I'm starting to get annoyed by all the invitations to meet with law schools that I'm getting... since they're all inviting me to meet with them at my college.  Hi, I graduated in 1995. I live 600 miles away.

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