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Thanks blueskies!

As far as my undergrad, I think I had a legit case. I ended up with a 3.92 gpa and according to LSDAS my cumulative gpa percentile rank in the last 3 years of those who have applied to law school out of my school was 96%.

I think Im going to make a case for it though I'll let you know how it turns out and would love for you to read it beforehand.

what if you can clearly show that standardized exams arent a measure of your ability?

example: i planned on writing one showing how my 1050 SAT score couldnt measure up to the fact that i graduated 2nd in my class of 1,000+ people and was awarded tons of honors.

i think there's a legit point in these when theyre truthful.

if not, what do u recommend addendums cover?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Justify Questions
« on: September 02, 2008, 10:34:58 PM »
no. the ass-neg technique doesnt work for justify questions.

use this formula:


in other words, the AC combined with the preimise DEFINITELY allows the conclusio to occur.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Houston LSAT tutor?
« on: August 28, 2008, 03:22:05 PM »
if youre looking for a GOOD one it just isnt going to happen.

i was looking into tutoring as well but the prices are just too crazy. just take all the practice exams you can and read up on the Power Score Bibles. Also, if you absolutely do need some time with a tutor, enroll in Power Score's weekend course and hit up the professor before and after class and during the breaks. It's a cheap way of 'buying' some personal tutoring time. Also, make sure you already have your questions pre-planned so you dont have to waste time looking for them.

Law School Admissions / Re: First time LSAC: GPA questions
« on: August 27, 2008, 03:53:02 PM »
all these reviews and no reply? cmon guys!

Law School Admissions / First time LSAC: GPA questions
« on: August 27, 2008, 12:37:57 AM »
Hey everyone. Thanks in advance for the replies.

When clicking "Academic Summary Report" when logged into your LSAC account where on that sheet can you find your LSDAS gpa? It just states my gpa across the board so I take that final number on the bottom and that's the one?

Also, what does CUM GPA % RANK mean? Says 96% next to mine so does that mean I was in the top 4% of my graduating class?

Thanks again!


PLEASE i need your help on this. quick question.

i was going to have my recommenders mail it in. IF i choose to have them mail it in how the hell do i do it? do i gie them the materials in 2 envelopes- 1 for them and 1 for the mailing? do i prepay postage it? im not sure how this works.

IF i have them fax it, what's the process other than "just fax it in" and having a cover letter? is it really just that easy?

what are the cons to faxing it? it seems so easy that im wondering why most ppl dont just fax it in and ive been noticing most mailing it.

thank you so much!

LMAO i heard about it. my gf is in that class.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: University of Houston
« on: August 13, 2008, 09:48:20 PM »
bump for houston.

do they look favorably on URM candidates? my lsat score is horrible right now but gpa is pretty decent.

Law School Admissions / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 11, 2008, 09:14:14 PM »

Bottom line, if the fact that you are Puerto Rican has had no bearing on your academic or LSAT peformance, aka no "hardships", then you are exploiting the system and people who actually have had hardships for the sake of weaseling your way into a spot you didn't earn with your mediocre lsat score and hopefully karma will bite you in the ass.

besides, URM stands for UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITY. meaning, if you fall under those categories youre allowed to register as such IRREGARDLESS of hardships. if someone who is a URM started to write in their PS about hardships that they didnt have that's a diff. story. i have def. had some and im def. a URM which is why this thread was made.

As much as i'd like to, I can't agree with someone who puts "irregardless" in all caps.

and i cant take someone with a johnny cash avatar seriously.  ;)

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