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Law School Admissions / Re: Can I read anything into this email?
« on: January 07, 2009, 02:14:27 PM »
Yeah, there's really not much to read into that email. It just means that they got your application.

Law School Admissions / Re: Chances at G'Town Scholarship?
« on: January 06, 2009, 10:40:59 AM »
1. Repeat after me- nobody cares about your personal statement. Nobody. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. The personal statement exists for three reasons:

a. To weed out people who chose not to spell check, cannot write coherent sentences, or otherwise are incapable of stringing two words together successfully.

b. To find those risk-takers who send in videos, write about their drunken spring exploits in Cabo, or send in an audiotape with a mock-epic rendition of their personal statement. Then those people are discarded. Lawyers are risk-averse; next time, apply to business school.

c. To allow people to think that they are more than the sum of their LSAT + UGPA.

2. Do not look for a scholarship to GULC. They should not pay your tuition to go there; they should pay you to go there as a 1L. Why not do what everyone else does? Go to a crappy TTT lawschool where they pay you a stipend and transfer to GULC as a 2L. They take anyone with a pulse at that point, and, if you pay a little extra, I've heard that the pulse "requirement" is optional. Word on the street is that next year, they'll allow you to send in a grand and they'll let you paste "G'Town" over the name of the TTT school that you currently have on your diploma. It's part of their new 4L transfer program.

Aw, I thought my personal statement was special  :(

Is it Georgetown? Or Virginia? Or does it not really matter?

I seem to keep running into posters whose real LSAT score comes out to be lower than their PT range or average  (I'm not sure for what reason this is, perhaps the posts I choose).  And, although I know this surely isn't the case for everyone or perhaps even most people, it is beginning to worry me.

So, as someone who will soon begin preparing for the June and/or Sept LSAT very soon, I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts concerning the reasons for the difference in certain people's scores or just general pitfalls concerning the PTs. 

I was scoring 172 on my practice tests and ended up getting a 170 in the real thing. My score dropped a little bit because I got stuck in 2 or 3 questions at the end of the reading comprehension section, which was just an unlucky mistake. I usually used old exams to run individual sections instead of doing the whole test cover to cover. I liked to try to do each section in 30 minutes instead of 35 minutes so I could be comfortable in the time constraint. Full length practice tests were useful to do every so often to gauge my progress and figure out what I needed to work on. I only did about 5 total over the course of three months, though.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: up that creek
« on: January 01, 2009, 07:53:51 PM »
Get some books with previously administered LSATs in them (so that they are real tests and questions). If there is a particular section that is giving you trouble, try putting a few of those sections together from different tests (like 3 logical reasoning) and try to complete the whole set within a time constraint. If you are like me, then the biggest problem is just finishing in time, so that will help you out there.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: East Coast Elitism?
« on: January 01, 2009, 06:38:02 PM »
I'm interested in going to some fairly exclusive schools on the east coast (W&M, W&L, GW) and am curious about the students and faculty.  I come from a low income family in rural Kansas and have never been to the east coast.  Nothing will discourage me from going, but I would like to know what I can expect when I get there.

I go to an east coast school and there are Lacoste polos EVERYWHERE....

Although...the people who mentioned Fordham were right. Fordham would be much better than any of those three if you want to be in NYC.

Go with Notre Dame. There are a lot of Notre Dame alums in the east (My dad went there and a few of my uncles did as well).

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: in-state tuition after one year
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:18:23 PM »
You can get instate in California after a year.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Georgetown ASW Jan 22-23
« on: December 31, 2008, 04:12:22 PM »
Ha, I said poo.

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