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What does an admissions consultant do? Would they tell you to improve your soft (which I am guessing are non quant and qual portions of your application). As I said, I'm unfamiliar with all of the jargon, but I'm a quick study.  ;)

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Are you applying for this cycle or next?

I definitely think that people our age can do it -- I'm still on the fence as to whether there is a slight age bias in law school admissions (LSAC reports tend to support my concerns), but I guess I'll know by the end of my cycle.

I'm a year your junior and also URM.  I've applied to many of your target schools.

Good luck, and please keep up us (me!) up to date with your plans/results.  I so want my worst fears to go unconfirmed! :)

Hello there, next cycle actually. I have some issues at home to work out. I will most certainly keep you posted. Have you taken the LSAT yet?

Three times.  First two, I scored well below my prep-test average (although I have to admit I wasn't exactly rigorous with conditions) and realized I seriously misbubbled.  I went for an eye exam (the strain of studying for LSATs is pretty tremendous, btw) and found I really needed reading glasses.  Scored eighteen raw points (9 score points) higher with a 165 in June 08.  I still think I could do better, but I'll take it.


165 doesn't sound too bad to me...but I understand you wanting to add another 6 or 7 points to that.

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Wait List / Re: Texas Southern Law School
« on: November 29, 2008, 12:03:18 AM »
I haven't heard good things about Texas Southern on a whole. If you are not already in attendance, try Howard or Southern University Law Center. Good Luck

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Atculaly as lnog as frsit & lsat ltetres r crroect yuor biran is albe 2 pcoress all knids of nosnnese!

http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~mattd/Cmabrigde/
Kidding

Ok, he did have some good points. Didn't like his 'African American' jab to be honest. But apart from that, he has some good points.


please ::)...no jab...truth perhaps...

so you "didn't like" or felt shame?

his jabs shame people...maybe they'll...

rise up...
bless themselves...
not undress themself.

and it is not a jab at african americans...it is a certain mentality that he finds troubling.

Why should I feel shame? I'm African. If anything I should be patting myself on the back. But even when it makes me look good, ignorance is inexcusable. I have no problems with the analysis, it's the jab against the term African American that I dont' like. African American is the term African American people have now accepted and identify with and I hate the arrogance of some high falutin commentators who think their role is to denigrate it at any turn. They give ammunition to the 'racism is made up by minorities' conservatives and gives minorities another thing to be defensive about.

If he doesn't like it, he should just shut the hell up.

he is not denigrating the term, "african american"...

---the self-destructive, lower-class idea that black kids who do well in school, speak English correctly and do not exhibit the anarchic behavior and stupidity so common in the most popular hip hop are, somehow, "trying to be white." ---


...that is a jab to you???

against african american's?  aye think that is a statement exposing a misguided mentality.

Well let me just say, I lived some of this. My sister and I started life in public housing and in subpar schooling and were tortured by less academically gifted students, to the point where we had to hide our brilliance, literally...but that's another story, for another day.
I personally think this article is brilliantly written and I picked up a new vocabulary word to boot!  :-*

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What kind of trends?  I'm interested.  Do you mean LSAT averages?

After thinking about it for a bit, I think I should add to my earlier statement.  Older people have problems just like younger people have problems, they're just different.  For instance, younger students may think law school is a ton of work whereas older folks who've been working their butts off for a few years won't have a problem with that so much.  Older folks (like me) often have to adjust to the academic rigor that's missing from most jobs, and I've noticed that some (again, like me) have trouble giving up the amenities you can't afford while going to school full time.  So in the balance I don't think it's any harder or easier - just different.

Me likey  ;D

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any school you apply to will take you!

On what are you basing this statement?  When assessing chances, it's best not to speak at all if you don't know what you're talking about.  Since you don't know his LSAT, I can only assume you're pulling this from your behind.  While encouragement is good, ignorant encouragement is not.  Especially when you're talking about the three most selective schools in the country.  With the right LSAT score, the OP's chances for YHS are quite good...but that doesn't really say anything.

Well damn ???

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Are you applying for this cycle or next?

I definitely think that people our age can do it -- I'm still on the fence as to whether there is a slight age bias in law school admissions (LSAC reports tend to support my concerns), but I guess I'll know by the end of my cycle.

I'm a year your junior and also URM.  I've applied to many of your target schools.

Good luck, and please keep up us (me!) up to date with your plans/results.  I so want my worst fears to go unconfirmed! :)

Hello there, next cycle actually. I have some issues at home to work out. I will most certainly keep you posted. Have you taken the LSAT yet?

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Lol are you senile or something?  If not, you'll be fine.

Btw, LSAC is a nonprofit organization.

Adcoms = admission committees

Oh ok, not familiar with all of the board jargon yet..but yes, I'm familiar with the LSAC and it's status as a NP. Thank you so much.  As for the senility, the jury's still out. ;D

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"Advanced age" doesn't make much of a difference.  I know a few people older than even me and they're all doing fine.  You'll be okay.

*big exhale*

Thank you so much...I am sitting here waiting with baited breath for other comments.  :-[

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Non-Traditional Study Ready to Counsel
« on: November 28, 2008, 09:42:27 PM »
Hello Guys,

I am a non traditional student, as witnessed by my screen name. My question is, do you think LSAC's will treat me with contempt because of my advanced age? Yes I am African American, but I don't think that will tilt the scales for or against me.I am a recent college grad, a 3.50 GPA, I haven't begun to study for the LSAT as of yet.

I am looking at the following schools:

Emory
GTown
Howard
Cornell
Fordham
George Washington
SMU
Wake Forest
Duke...a stretch
Columbia...a stretch

Do you guys think it will be too mentally taxing on someone my age? I am in greatphysical health.
Any opionions are welcomed.

Please be nice, I do bite. >:(

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