i will take a look if you still need someone to read it.
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« on: August 07, 2008, 10:37:45 AM »
i don't think it tells you much more than you couldn't already figure out given your numbers. if it gives you a 75% chance of getting into a school, it still means that there is a 1 in 4 chance you don't get in. At the end of your cycle you might just be that 1 in 4. the calculator doesn't tell you whole lot in my opinion. especially for some of the top schools. if your chance at harvard is 25%, well that is better than the acceptance rate, so it seems like you have a pretty good chance, but who really knows!
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:30:29 AM »
I would love to get some grant money but with my husband's income I certainly won't qualify for any need based scholarships and don't plan on taking out any stafford loans, etc. Do I still fill out the financial aid forms to be eligble for the merit based scholarships? I have decent numbers so hoping to get a few bucks.
General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / anyone cold call judges to try to intern prior to starting law school?« on: August 06, 2008, 07:41:18 PM »
anyone cold call judges to try to intern prior to starting law school?
« on: July 31, 2008, 08:03:25 PM »
For LSAT study - I would buy a whole bunch of real tests and do as many as you can. I think I did about 20 or so - all under "real" test conditions.
I am also nontraditional with two young kids. From what I've been told, UGPA matters but if you have a stong LSAT it matters less. Strong being 170+ and maybe a little higher if you are a male. Unless your work experience includes curing cancer, winning the nobel prize, etc. I would definitely write an addendum as to why law school. Don't waste your PS on that topic. Make sure your recs are strong and really encourage your recommenders to write about things that demonstrate your intellectual aptitude. If you are applying to Yale you may want to hunt down an old professor of a class you did well in to see if he can write you anything.
« on: July 30, 2008, 03:18:00 PM »