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LSAC and LSDAS / repeat course: speceial circumstance
« on: July 08, 2008, 05:04:52 PM »
From what I understand, LSAC counts both grades from repeat courses. But my circumstance is a bit weird. Freshman year I took 1st year latin and got strait As. Well, there was a schedualing conflict the following fall and I ended up not taking Latin all that year. When I signed up for 200-level latin my junior year, I realized I forgot everything. So I went back retook my 100-level classes (getting all As again). So my question is, will i now have 2 years' worth of As on my LSDAS GPA? I'm also wondering if I should talk to my school at all because they're being very strange with the whole calculating the repeat into my GPA thing, or does that not matter to LSDAS at all?

LSAC and LSDAS / Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« on: July 08, 2008, 04:56:08 PM »
JeNeSaisLaw, thank you so much for making that clear.  But would taking CC classes negatively influence my admissions process? Would adcom look at me and say "This kid clearly was trying to inflate his gpa so lets put him in the bottom of the stack." or would they not care at all? Should I write an addendum explaining my interest in art as a reason for taking summer classes?

Thanks alot.

absolutely not. its fine if you want to take the cc classes. law schools dont care. writting an addendum will hurt you because it will make them wonder why you REALLY took the classes. Grade boosting is much worse if you make it obvious that you did it.

LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 08, 2008, 04:48:37 PM »
ignore it, Julie's a bit strange...

Law School Applications / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:16:08 PM »
Sorry I should have clarified. When I asked where you were in I meant where has your transfer application been accepted? On a related note, where all did you apply?

Law School Applications / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:56:11 PM »
I'm happy to take questions about 1L life, transferring, jobs or anything else...
where are you in? What was your class rank? How was the transfer process?  Is it like applying to ls all over again (minus the LSAT)? How does this affect your summer job (if at all)? Any advise for those who may at some point transfer?

for me, I committed the great sin of knowing I wanted to be a lawyer before I started undergrad. I've always found political issues and controversies fascinating. But as I got older, I realized how important a role the Constitution played into all this. So i decided to pursue a career in Constitutional law. Is it a bit naive? probably. But I've always been so interested in the subject. Honestly, I think I'd kill myself if I were anything other than a lawyer of some sort.

Do you regret it? Are you glad you did it? Anything you would have done differently?
I'm weighing my options and want some advise

Law School Applications / Re: GPA v. Degree GPA
« on: June 22, 2008, 07:50:35 PM »
When law schools are evaluating your application, which gets more weight? I'm in an interesting situation where thanks to an array of circumstances (stupidity being one, to a degree), my UG GPA will be pretty low when factoring in community college. I'm at my 4 year now and so far have kept my 4.0 in a double major. Assuming I stay in a holding pattern with 4.0, but my CC gpa drops it, how much is that fact going to hurt me?

Other factors:
White male
No parents
Worked 40+ hours through every year of school so far
Outstanding LoRs
Mediocre other "soft factors"
Diagnostic 177 LSAT.

Any input from past experience would be appreciated. That or some (un)educated guesses.

No Parents?
It's a Miracle!Even Jesus didn't do that.  ;D

count me in.

Law School Applications / Soft Factor: Senior Thesis?
« on: June 17, 2008, 05:38:08 PM »
Ok, so I'm just wondering how much asenior thesis in classics would help my LS chances. I realize it's a numbers game, I'm just wondering whether it's worth my time at all to do one or not.

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