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Choosing the Right Law School / -
« on: June 25, 2008, 08:45:06 AM »

Hmmm on the LSAC home-page it says the site will be down to scheduled maintenance on Sunday. I sorta remember someone saying earlier last junes scores were posted directly following the site being down for  maintenance. 
Go with it.  I've noticed that girls wear less in June than in January too. 

uh, what?

People who aren't careful and meticulous.  For example, those who misspell words in thread titles.

haha.. perhaps true

does LSAC made it an occasional habit to release data early? i assumed they do everything exactly down to specific rules and regulations, being the LSAC and all.

But why would he want to go to any of these T20 schools?  He should either ED an MVP school or go to Boalt.

Safeties/options. I mean, if UCLA or USC give him a generous scholarship, he might want to consider that. If everything goes right, you should only have to apply to law schools once. Might as well go balls out and see what options you end up with.

Eh.  If I were him, I would ED a CCN (Chicago or NYU might be a good choice), and hope for the best with BoaltMVP.  With the OP's numbers, there's no need to throw safeties beyond Cornell and GULC into the mix.

LRAP programs should cover him well if he wants Public Interest or non-traditional work, unless he's damn confident about his law school exam capabilities. 

<-- continues to parrot advice he's heard before, feels bad for not going out tonight

I agree with this.

Haha, I'm a GIRL! But ok. Yeah, I am interested in government or public work.. or private work, but nothing that resembles big firms. I am not looking to be a partner. I will take everyone's advice except I will only apply to the schools I could imagine attending. I think most of them are fine. Thank you all.

Choosing the Right Law School / -
« on: June 20, 2008, 11:56:48 AM »

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Room Selection
« on: June 20, 2008, 10:39:51 AM »
Yep, you need to be simultaneously prepared but also chilled out. Anxiety won't help. Also as far as I know they just fill up rooms as they fill. No way to know.

i would definitely NOT do Peace Corps just as a way to prove your fitness for people-oriented law schools.  it would be a complete waste of time, money, and energy for you.  i highly recommend the Peace Corps and Americorps, but not in this context.

try student government, tutoring in a local high school, etc.

the top two things schools look at are GPA and LSAT, period.  softs are at best tiebreakers and waitlist-bumpers.  you are fine on the main two metrics.

Yeah, I seriously understand what kind of commitment serving in the PC is. I have thought about doing it at some point in my life- it does accept older people. The only issue here is, if I decided that I DID want to do it, would it be a plus to do it earlier. Don't worry, I won't go to Mauritania on a resume-building mission!!

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