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not for law school.  its not a professor (i've been out of school for over ten years)

really - oh i thought you needed to get them in by mid-september!

please let me know if you get any great replies outside of this forum!  i am trying to think of things i want my recommenders to focus on - key items that i think the admissions committee will find interesting/helpful, etc.  but just getting stuck.  what are the important things they are looking for in an applicant - and how can that be best expressed given my personal experiences and character.

My recommender asked approximate length - i had no idea.  what do you guys think.

Law School Admissions / when do applications for fall 2009 come out?
« on: July 04, 2008, 03:46:03 PM »


Thanks for the insight.  I actually stopped working three years ago and have since had two children.  Hopefully this won't be an issue.  I am trying to tie everything together in my PS but having such a hard time.  Do you have to be explicit about why law school or can you just talk about you?

you guys seem to have a lot of knowledge about the top tier schools so i thought i'd ask if you all thought it was even worth it for me to apply to Yale and Harvard (and Columbia, NYU).  i graduated from a top liberal arts college over 10yrs ago with a 3.67 GPA.  I have since had a career as an investment banker and also received my MBA from Harvard (which it sounds like from many of your posts that graduate stuff doesn't matter).  I received a 173 on my LSATs.  Is Yale in the realm of possibility?

Also, as an aside what is the LSAC GPA vs. your GPA?  Thanks so much!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:07:27 PM »
i hope its ok to ask this question on this thread.  i received a 173 and not sure if i should retest.  i am 10+ years out of undergrad with a 3.67 GPA (not sure what my LSAC GPA would be).  i had a successful business career but have been a stay at home mother for 3 years.  i also have my MBA at Harvard.  i am aiming for Yale and Columbia (given where I live now and don't want to move).  is getting a 175 really much better in the scheme of things than a 173?  thanks.

a huge amount of weight (unfair, but true) rests on the score. i would not take it if 173 is solidly in the realm of your scores. however if you have been scoring a 179 on every single practice test you've taken, or something else consistent like that, you should consider another go-around. but do not take it if the chance you will do worse is as large as the chance you will do better.

thanks for your help.  i just didn't know if they look more for thresholds - ie. if you have the median score you're ok.

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