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Law School Applications / Soft Factors for Law School
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:51:54 AM »
Hello Everyone,
If you guys can just read over my short resume, and see if perhaps I should add something to my E/C activities or if my soft factors are good enough.
Sorry for the simple language :

I graduated from high school a year earlier and I am a junior in college right now, majoring in Finance, possibly an English minor. At the age of 14, I started my own business, and was the founder and CEO of my own company that sold customizable souvenirs over the internet and via business meetings with the clients directly which I hosted. An article was written about my business in Young Entrepreneur magazine ( coverstory ) and had an interview in regards to the business with UK BBC

I am taking my LSATs next October, and hope to have a 3.7-3.75 by the time I apply, as well as a good LSAT score.

Furthermore, I have been working in Fidelity Investments Corporate Audit since the Summer, and have had an internship in a general practice law office.

Right now, I am in the process of starting a non-profit organization geared at helping children of incarcerated parents because my parents are currently serving time in jail since I was 15 years old.

Taking into consideration all of the above, what do you think I should add to my resume while I still have the time ?

Many thanks,

Sofiya

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Preparation Courses
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:42:05 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I am actually looking for some advice in regards to the LSAT preparation course available in NYC. I have heard horrible things about the always advertised Kaplan courses, which I took for some High School preparation test. I have spoken to a professional and expert in the area, and she suggested the NYU continuing education LSAT preparation program. If someone can critique/comment/suggest any choices, and why you think they are most suitable.

Many thanks,

Sofiya

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Studying for the LSAT / Best First Time Prep Book
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:12:52 PM »
Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations for my first LSAT book that I should get to begin studying. I heard that the powerscore books were useful, but it would be great if someone can recommend some specific titles that worked for them. When I studied for the SATs, I had bought the Princeton books, but im not sure how effective they are for this specific test.

Thanks in advance.

Sofiya

P.S.: I always hated the Kaplan books but maybe they are better for the LSATs.

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Thanks so much for your help guys. EarlCat, you mentioned that taking some "Law-related" classes or majors/minors will not impress the admissions officer. Besides the obvious like your grades and LSATs, what makes one stand out ? Maybe some one can tell me their story, and what made them be that special candidate that a great Law School saw potential in.

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I just have a quick question to anyone who has been through this and can offer their expertise. This fall, I am going to start my junior year at my University as a Finance major. I was wondering if someone can tell me when the appropriate time to start studying for the LSATs would be. I know that I studied for 7-8 months for my SATs and did very well on the exam, however, I realize that the LSATs is a different story.

Also, perhaps someone can recommend what extra classes I should take during my last two years at college in order to have a better chance of getting into a good Law School. Last semester, I took a Business Law course as well as two political science courses and two histories classes, and the required literature/ English classes. Is there a specific area that I should be focusing on ?

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