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Recommendations / faxing and notifying schools of upcoming new LoR
« on: December 07, 2005, 05:31:41 PM »
I'm well on my way to becoming a neurotic law student. Go me. 

My best rec letter (from my grad advisor who thinks I'm great, hah!) was just faxed and mailed out, but I submitted apps this past week, and most schools have requested reports and they've been sent.

Any idea of how long it will take for LoR to be processed if they are faxed to LSDAS? Anyone not have a faxed letter go through? 

Also, should I email the schools to let them know? Since I have three letters, I'm concerned they will think the app is complete and not wait for that letter.

Or should I  just pop a few vValium and start reading the paper so I can discuss something OTHER than law school with my friends.  ;)

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Personal Statement / Re: General PS Question
« on: December 01, 2005, 01:36:34 PM »
I'm not sure. I wrote what I think is a good generic PS.  I could tag on a few sentences for each law school, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or if it looks worse that I just made a cursory attempt to tailor my statement to each school.

I think I'm going to go with the semi-tailored PS, since other than 'good reputation, nice location, strong in my interest areas' I don't have any compelling reasons for once school over another.  And I just want these out so I don't have to look at them anymore.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best way to nail games?
« on: November 11, 2005, 05:27:12 PM »
A strong setup, a main sketch that you make all of your inferences on and don't change. Try to get all of the rules incorporated in to this sketch. If you have a block of entities, see where they can fit into the sketch, if you're limited to two options, set them both up.

Any new senarios (if J is third...then...), draw a new sketch.

Use letters--cap/lower case/1-3 letters for each different type of entity.

Form contrapositives of any logic statments.

For acceptability questions, eliminate rule by rule.

Reread/skim the rules as you go through the questions.  You can sometimes forget an important rule.


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Harvard says that the applicant is supposed to include it her application.  Since it's all electronic now, is it okay if the school sends it on to them, or does it still need to go through me?

Do some schools fax them to the LS? My grad school said to make sure that's okay.  I'm going to call them on Monday and check, bu being paranoid here.


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Non-Traditional Students / Non-trad social life
« on: November 07, 2005, 05:40:48 PM »
Are any of you other non-trad students worried about your social life during law school?

Single, no kids, will be early 30s in LS, already have a graduate degree.  I'm wondering if I'm going to be in no-man's-land between the single youngins and the older, married with family types.

I know I should be concerned about my apps and paying for the darn thing first, but I like to spread the worry around.  I have no idea where I'm going yet, but I'm only looking at schools in bigger cities. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How many 180s
« on: October 22, 2005, 12:53:04 AM »
Damn, I guess I have to do math!

Say 150,000 people take the LSATs a year.  According to Powerscore a 180 is 99.98% (at least in 2001).  So 0.02% of 150,000 (0.0002 * 150,000) gives you 30, that's actually in line with the reported number.  Still seems low to me, and I feel like I dropped a factor of ten in there.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How many 180s
« on: October 22, 2005, 12:43:07 AM »
I noticed a mistake in the article.

"Less than a tenth of the people who take the test every year get a perfect score, with only 98 people in the country achieving this feat in the past three years, according to Kaplan Inc."

Shouldn't that read "Less than a tenth OF ONE PERCENT"?

Technically, it is less than a tenth of the people, a WHOLE lot less than!
But yea, it seemed like sloppy reporting, so that made me doubt the 98 over three years.  Maybe 98 in one test administration, but for four tests over three years that is less than ten people a test. 

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Studying for the LSAT / How many 180s
« on: October 22, 2005, 12:30:24 AM »
My father, being the perfectionist that he is  ::), asked me how many people get a 180.  I did a quick google search, but nothing came up other than this:
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/media/paper410/news/2005/07/25/University/Student.Gets.Top.Lsat.Score-964041.shtml


but only 98 over the last three years? that seems way too low. 

Anyone know?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Does anyone else tutor for the LSAT?
« on: October 17, 2005, 02:54:46 PM »
How about non-competition agreements?  I started off with Kaplan, but can I go work for Powerscore/on my own in order to make more money?  I signed a 1 year non-competition agreement, but how enforceable are they?

Also, if you branch out on your own, how do you advertise? What materials/tests do you use?

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