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Hi - I was not really interested in IP, but I wont rule it out. I was trying to get away from all the science & technology stuff you know :) I can't say no for sure to anythinguntil I actually I get a feel for what its like..

Hi, Thanks for the info. My undergrad GPA was 3.6, Major: Computer Science, 10 years of work experience in field, last 3 years worked in IT management - No LSAT score yet - so that is the deciding factory. The last time I took a standardized test was high school, and I didnt do so hot, so I have a little anxiety.

I am considering applying to these two schools in addition to Howard. I do intend to do well on the LSAT - which 160+ seems to be the standard for these schools. But I wanted to know how diverse the student body is. I currently work very close to American University, and when I drive past the law school I don;t really see any black students. I do see a few sprinkles of black students on the undergrad campus however, I go there for lunch sometimes.  I concerned about feel isolated if it so happens that I would apply there and get accepted, and get the money to go it may make it a harder decision  - of course I do want to go to Howard :) Thanks

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about prep course
« on: November 03, 2008, 07:32:07 AM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I am going to research powerscore also. If any of you live in my area (Washington, DC) can you recommend an instructor? I am open to take the class in Northern, Virginia, Washington, DC, or Maryland. Also feel free to PM me if you like.

Thanks :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about prep course
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:24:12 PM »
Thanks A. I just have talked with various people about I get a sense that Howard is what I am looking for. The person in particular that I know of who goes to Howard said told me that she turned in an assignment or either a test, and in any case her approach to answering it was all wrong. The teacher wrote up a 4 page answer and gave to her to explain what she did wrong.

And thanks Kasm for your response - I am taking the Feb test because I want to attend next fall full time. I was told that most schools deadlines are March so if I do not have my completed package in by March - which includes my LSAT score then I won't get accepted for Fall 09. Are you suggesting that I do not take the Feb LSAT?

I do want to add that my undergrad cumulative GPA was 3.6 and it probably would have been hirer if I did not take 19 credits in the first semester of my senior year and then 21 credits in the final semester of my senior year (yes I was ready to graduate!!). If they computer a weighted GPA and a cumulative GPA then I may fair better in that sense. Overall I just don't want to go to a "cold" school where the teachers do not care very much. I have a friend who goes to the University of Maryland, and he is going through it in his final semester. He is planning to go to medical school, and thus far he has over a 3.5 GPA. In any case, he has one teacher who is just keeps telling him that he needs to study more when he goes to him for assistance after class - LOL. I've also heard numerous stories of people who have gone to a variety of other schools that the people who started out with them as 1'L's do not end up being with them as 3'L's. So these are all factors which I basing my preference.

Studying for the LSAT / Question about prep course
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:02:20 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I am sorta new here. I have been a member of this board for a few months and mostly lurk. But its crunch time now, and I plan to take the February LSAT. I've decided that I need a prep course since I am having a bit of trouble with the Logic Games in particular. I am usually pretty good with self study, but I work full time and I just dont have the time to sort it out the problems I am having my own with the exam being less than 3 months away.

There was poster who mentioned Testmasters over the Princeton Review. But that is all I could find with my limited searching capabilities & skimming. I also wanted to know particularly if the Testmasters full length course, (costing $1450) would be much more beneficial than the 16 hour weekend course ( costing $450) .  Funds are tight for me right now, but its my education you know, so I would do what I have to do.

My background/undergrad degree is in Engineering/Information Technology, but I my hope and dream is to practice law, and go to Howard Law after a 10 year hiatus from undergrad!!
I do feel I could get more money elsewhere, but I heard from from a someone that goes there that they have a top notch staff and that is very important to me.

Thanks to all in advance for your help and any advice!


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