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Law School Admissions / Mailed in my transcript
« on: July 12, 2009, 12:33:40 PM »
Okay, I have a logistics question:

Most people apply in Fall of their 4th year, can hear back by Xmas, and thus never send in their final Spring grades, correct?

I am currently completing my BA in the next month with some final language credits that will probably destroy me. So I went ahead and had my transcripts mailed to the LSAC with those classes as "in progress". I plan to apply to schools ASAP, and I think Loyola is the earliest around Sept 15th (where else can I find the first days they accept them?). Will schools ask for an updated transcript even though the one I mailed is only 1 month old, and only 2-3 classes out of 40+ had not been graded yet?

I will be gone from Aug 11-Sept 2nd anyway which is another reason why I took care of it now.
Thanks for your help, curious how this will work out.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Loyola Waitlist
« on: July 08, 2009, 02:35:51 PM »
you were waitlisted at loyola with a 3.75/160/female?????

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where should I go
« on: June 28, 2009, 03:11:02 PM »
Emory will be a shoe-in but maybe Atlanta suburbs are too big for you?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 164, 3.0 --- Chances?
« on: June 27, 2009, 08:21:34 PM »
Thanks for your reply. I will be graduating in August and will take 1 year off before LS.
I will try to find a second academic LOR. Do you think this even if that lawyer was at a top 10 BigLaw firm?

I think you are right about USD... good, but only in SD.

Hello all,
Sorry for another one of these threads. I know LSN and LSAC calculator have told me everything that you can, but I have a unique situation.
While my UGPA is 2.9-3.0, it is not very indicative. My first 2 years were mid 2.0s, and my last 2 years were mid 3.0s. I know I can address this in an addendum, but how do you think they will look at my numbers?
I am obviously capable of 3.5 work, but did not earn it for all 4 years. (I was at the same school the whole time)
Most Adcomm's have replied to this inquiry with "we look at all 4 years but the last 2 are most important and any improvement is seen positively..." Thanks, I think?
How do you think they will see my GPA? There is no real pattern or hard courses, even subjects like Econ were in the C's and now in the A's...

I scored a 164 on my LSAT the first time which was disappointing since my practice tests were 166-170. But I don't think I will re-write it. I missed 8 on the very first section, hahaha... and that section (games) is usually my best. Damn.

I am not a URM, but I have good LORs (1 lawyer, 1 former employer, 1 professor) and a solid personal statement I believe. [would you guys change the LORs at all?] I also have the usual campus involvement - orientation leader, intramural and other event volunteers, etc etc, even though these softs don't matter much. But I was a delegate from my school to 2 Harvard University conferences hosted in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.

Finally, I am from the US and completed HS in Seattle, WA. But I completed my UG at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Do you think they will look at this any differently?

Schools I am interested in:
10-30% chance -

50% or greater chance -
Loyola Law School
Santa Clara Univ
Univ of San Diego

Are there other schools you think I should try my luck at?
I am obviously most interested in LA or SF, with Fordham as the exception. But if there is a good school that weighs my strengths (not that I have any, really) a little more, I will consider.
Of those above, likely down to Loyola and Santa Clara (assuming I do not get into a 20% chance school), which has the stronger reputation within their community? I think they both suck nationally but are quite respected in their cities.

Thanks so much,

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Your Michael Jackson LSAT Passage Here
« on: June 27, 2009, 06:53:20 PM »
yeah, why fail?
it will happen eventually. he was the king of pop with so many background stories... any number of which can make great passages.
and i dont think this is disrespectful to MJ.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 158/3.8..What can you tell me?
« on: June 27, 2009, 06:52:14 PM »
If you were doing better on practice LSATs, then rewrite it.
You're on the edge now. Might as well prep for September and get a 165, and solidify some top schools.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scores
« on: June 25, 2009, 08:16:21 PM »
164, 82

-0 on logic 1
-4 logic 2
-6 reading
-8 games! normally my best with -0 to -4 max!


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scores
« on: June 25, 2009, 06:23:28 PM »
I think -11 means for a 170. But I still don't understand the significance of that a whole lot.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scores
« on: June 25, 2009, 05:33:36 PM »
what does that mean? -11 for what?

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