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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 25, 2008, 10:06:50 PM »
Well to be honest, I think if it is your personal style and you are comfortable in it - then go for it. Conservative dressing IS dandyish - it's all patent leather and bowties and silk pocket square's. I mean, if you think about a sort of typical UES men's look in the summer, I think brightly colored khaki's and a polo or a sweater. It looks bad if you are trying hard and it's failing. I think it's possibly to inject a little bit of personality or dandyism and not be Chuck Bass. 

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I understand snickersnicker - after my June LSAT i was SO shocked at my score. I thought I was 165 at the lowest, and there you have it.  To be honest, as a re-taker, and in your case I don't think it has to do with studying. I'm sure you put in a lot of work, and I saw your PT scores and honestly - some people just do not excel at standardized testing and I've come to accept that I am one of them.  I do believe 100% that the LSAT is a learnable test, but there are a lot of other factors that happen on test day (stress/nerves/writing in a room with hundreds of others). I know that I'm capable of higher than the score I got (I don't even remember the last time I got a 163 doing a PT) and for all my courses, I in fact excel at exams, but for some reason with this little test, I overthink the questions or something. So try not to be too disheartened. A 166 is not terrible at all and you have an excellent gpa. You should definitely retake because Georgetown looks at the highest anyway don't they? And honestly, I believe the incidence of retakes will only increase over the years. Try not to look at it as the end but just a hiccup along the line, and thankfully you've got a lot of time to sort everything out.

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 25, 2008, 05:09:57 PM »
I hope so! Personally I think they look best with a dark suit/dark shirt combination. It can be a nice hidden detail and offer an interesting alternative. olive sounds lovely!

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 25, 2008, 04:59:11 PM »
haha why do you have so many accounts?! Again, assuming this question is not facetious....

I personally love suspenders and think they can be a great addition to anyone's wardrobe, but it's a fine line and you're right they can come off as either too dandy or perhaps too NYPD if not worn correctly however I think you'll see a lot of conservatively dressed men wearing them. I would personally make sure they weren't too "loud" in color (ie black or navy, brown would be nice but again it makes me think of the holster belts that cops wear) and make sure that they button as oppose to clip on.  J. Press has some nice ones http://www.jpressonline.com/accessories_braces_detail.php?ix=1

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 25, 2008, 03:58:03 PM »
^
 :D :D

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 25, 2008, 03:19:06 PM »
yes sorry I call it a CV because yes it is true that is like an academic resume, it's also the British term for resume and I've never been able to revert back calling it a resume....

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I think one of the most helpful ways of dealing with a mark that is drastically lower than what you expected or was PTing at, is to step back and take a look at the situation as objectively as possible. Is this a major hiccup? Yes. But it doesn't make what you want impossible, just more complicated. It means the rest of your application has to be 2x as strong. Look for schools that look for more well rounded applicants. Try not to get too bombastic about the situation and recognize that it's truly a reflection of your intellectual or academic abilities.

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do you have a history of bad test taking, or rather, were your SATs/ACTs much lower than what you achieved in university?

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 24, 2008, 11:27:03 PM »
Just bumping this....I've got my interview on Tuesday.

I haven't submitted my application yet to Northwestern so should I also give my recommender a copy of my LSAT or transcript? I know the instructions say simply give them a copy of my CV, but I don't want her going in there blind about the rest of my qualifications.

Also I'm a bit worried that my CV makes me look like there are gaps in my employment. In my effort to keep the whole thing to one page, obviously I picked and chose the things that I felt were most relevant to law or that I'd participated in the most. Should I have given her a longer CV or is this pretty normal?

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are you sure thales? I know you are applying to a lot of Canadians schools (where with the exception of Osgoode, the threshold is a low lower) and you have good grades from a good school....

from the looks of the percentile rank, this test was tough on a lot of people. I would also be thrilled with a 168 or 169+

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