Just wondering what everyone's opinion is on becoming a BARBRI Rep during 1L. Is it worth one hour a week for three years for the free course and study aids, or should I just shell out the money for the BARBRI course?
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« on: August 16, 2009, 12:06:54 PM »
It depends on how prepared you are for the September LSAT. Taking the September LSAT will give you better opportunities at obtaining scholarships, but those opportunities are lost if you are unprepared for the test and score lower than you may have if you wait until December. If you feel you are scoring consistently on practice tests and that further study will not result in an increased score, then take the September test. If you feel that additional studying will result in a higher score, then I suggest waiting until December.
« on: July 05, 2009, 09:02:02 AM »
Looking at LSN, Texas accepted a few URM applicants with numbers lower than yours. This doesn't necessarily mean that you will be accepted, but it definitely warrants an application. If you raised your LSAT a couple points I would say you'd be in with money.
I would say that you should only get the certificate in paralegal studies if it something that truly fascinates you. Otherwise, you are better served sticking to your current plan and getting the highest GPA that you can. A small increase in GPA will have more effect on your admission chances than the fact that you received a certificate in paralegal studies.
« on: July 03, 2009, 07:14:08 PM »
It ultimately comes down to where you want to practice. Even if you get off the waitlist at KU, it does not appear that they place very well in Nebraksa. If you want to practice in Kansas, I think KU is obviously your first choice. I would caution taking on too much debt, but if you want to ultimately practice in Nebraska, Nebraska would be your better choice.
Nebraska may be your best bet anyway because you stated that you do not want to live in Topeka, and you do not want to be stuck living in a place you detest, especially during law school.
« on: June 16, 2009, 10:32:58 AM »
I would create an addendum to the resume. Most schools will want you to explain gaps in education or employment. I wouldn't recommend doing this, but I would be interested to see how ADCOMS would respond if an applicant listed "Stay-At-Home Mother" under employment on their resume. A lot of the more progressive institutions recognize the sacrifices individuals make when they leave the labor force to provide care.
« on: June 16, 2009, 10:12:03 AM »
I would also choose Loyola over Pepperdine, FWIW.