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Law School Admissions / Insight into Boalt's admission process
« on: October 29, 2008, 10:52:24 AM »
I was looking at Chiashu and LSN and most schools seemingly follow rather predictable patterns.  For example, people applying to Duke with similar numbers will most likely both be accepted (if the numbers are high enough).  Seemed to me like there are clear, defined cut-offs of when someone has a great chance of being admitted and when someone doesn't.  But with Boalt, even with high LSAT numbers, seems like there are a TON of dings. 

Do they consider soft factors more than most schools?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: is using a private tutor worth it??
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:26:51 PM »
I'm with Devo.  The private tutor route seems like a waste of money.  You already said you have none to waste so I would not do it.  Now that you have taken the test once, and were consistently testing in the 170 range, I predict the December LSAT will go better for you.  I attribute your small point increase to nerves on test day.  You had no nerves during those practice tests.  You'll feel a lot more comfortable come test day the second go around.

Also, in my opinion at least, the KEY to any good LSAT score is missing only one or two on games.  Once you have that section taken care of, your margin of error increases considerably.  If games are really bothering you, I recommend buying that book that addresses games only.  I forget who made it, but it helped me considerably.

I went from missing 10 on average in the games section on practice tests to only missing three on the actual test day. 

Law School Admissions / Re: CRS Fee Waiver?
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:09:56 AM »
This is my first one (my 13th application), so that's pretty unfortunate.  I should have held off before applying to so many schools.  I applied to a bunch of schools even before I knew my LSAT score though.  Hindsight is 20/20 they say.

Anyway, you seem pretty knowledgeable.  One more question.  You know how some law schools say things like "we consider the difficulty" of classes that you took as an UG.

Do they actually see the classes we took and grades or just the final GPA?

Law School Admissions / Re: CRS Fee Waiver?
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:02:32 AM »
Heartbreaker, is it pretty random?  Pretty interesting service.  I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth by the way, I was just surprised and wanted to get to the bottom fo it.

Law School Admissions / CRS Fee Waiver?
« on: October 27, 2008, 09:54:25 AM »
What the hell is it?  I got a fee waiver to a school with the code CRS.  I didn't apply for a fee waiver or anything.

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.8/169 ED?
« on: October 27, 2008, 09:37:27 AM »
I have very similar numbers (3.74, 169) and I also applied to NYU.  I applied more as a "long shot."  I was thinking about doing ED, but then I thought to myself, NYU could very well accept me and not give me ANY financial aid whatsoever, whereas the other schools I applied to might provide me some substantial aid.  I didn't think it was worth the risk.

Are you fine with paying full tuition if you do get accepted?

Law School Admissions / Re: disciplinary probation
« on: October 26, 2008, 10:45:55 PM »
You sound like a chick that would be fun to party with

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October Analytical Reasoning...
« on: October 26, 2008, 05:36:34 PM »
That game was hard.  I got the first 20 right, then proceeded to miss the next three. 

I abandoned my usual approach to games with that last one.  I just started checking every single answer against the rules, lol.

Interesting...anyone more knowledgeable than me have any thoughts?

Law School Admissions / Re: For those considering law school next year
« on: October 26, 2008, 03:25:05 PM »
So if we can get into a top 20 school, do you think it's still a good investment to go?

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