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You should only go where you feel comfortable! Harvard and yale are not for everyone and you want to go somewhere you yourself (and the law school rankings magazines or anyone else) will feel confident enough to excel for three years.  If financial considerations are a big concern, you should also take those into account.  Most schools have an accepted student program, I would suggest checking those out at your top choices and see how comfortable you feel there.  Also, you can call the school and ask if there are current students that you can talk to to ask any of your more specific questions.

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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There is no substitute for PRACTICE.  Buy as many authentic LSAT examinations as you can and try as many as possible under timed, quiet, test-taking conditions.  Also try some of these tips:
(1) Read the stem of the logical reasoning questions before the actual passage question itself.  It gives you an idea of what you are looking for. 
(2) In the Logic Games, if you get the right answer in question (A), don't bother reading questions (B) - (D).  This is a huge time saver and the exam is all about speed and accuracy.
(3) Make sure you know the main conclusion or main point after reading any reading comp passage - this will help you answer at least three of the questions.  Feel free to ask any other questions!

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com 

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Recommendations / Re: Will my letters of recommendation still be okay?
« on: December 03, 2008, 03:30:25 PM »
In your case, I think it would definitely be a good idea to include recommendations from your current employer.  In addition, since you are not applying until next year, if possible, I would try to see if you could have the old professors re-date the recommendations just so they are timely. I am sure they wouldn't mind doing so for you and you want your application to be as up to date as possible!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. I am currently a Law School Admissions Consultant for Veritas Prep and we routinely provide guidance as to obtaining the most effective and strongest recommendations you can get.

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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Recommendations / Re: Resources for LOR writers?
« on: December 03, 2008, 03:06:32 PM »
Yes, I am a Law School Admissions Consultant for Veritas Prep and you can check out our website at www.VeritasPrep.com.  We have lots of proven tips for effective letters of recommendation.  Please feel free to contact me directly with any specific questions.   

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.9/154
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:25:24 PM »
I would suggest retaking the LSAT exam.  If you have a 3.9 GPA, you clearly have the capacity to score higher on the exam and get into a better school.  I have been teaching the LSAT review course for years and would be happy to help you with some helpful tips.  Please feel free to contact me.

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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I would call the Financial Aid Office at the school as soon as possible and explain the situation and see if would be possible.  It never hurts to try!

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1L Work Load @ T14 vs. 25-75
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:16:02 PM »
The 1L year is hard wherever you go, no matter what the school's ranking. Your grades are imortant wherever you are, especially in this economy.  In fact, if you are at a lower ranked school, you might have to work harder to be more competitive in the job market.   

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Getting into T14 w/low gpa
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:09:19 PM »
I wouldn't retake the LSAT.  You would have to get a 180 or at least a 178 to make it really worth your while to retake the exam.  Plus, if you got a lower score, you could actually hurt your overall chances. I would suggest concentrating on putting together a really effective application package and getting great recommendations.

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com

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