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Law School Admissions / Berkeley's 4pgs
« on: August 16, 2009, 09:10:44 AM »
So I am currently working on my PS. I will be using the same or about the same ones for all the colleges. I know Berkeley  wants a 4pger, how important is it to actually write a 4pger. My PS right now is about 21/2pgs and this is most likely were it will stay.

And help will be greatly appreciated.

Black Law Students / Re: 2008-2009 Black T-14 Acceptances
« on: July 06, 2009, 07:23:29 PM »
belle, I followed your list, that WL is pretty much owned it this cycle. Congratulations! So are you heading to Harvard(said in an elitist British voice)?

wow that looks like my list and I have a 157...i wonder if I am being realistic.

well I would say these schools you have a pretty good shot at : cornell, vandy, duke, GWU(for sure in), maryland

the others I don't know: as a UCLA grad, I would say your GPA might be a little too low for them.

I wish i had your LSAT and I'm sure you wish you had my GPA (3.6)

Black Law Students / Re: 2008-2009 Black T-14 Acceptances
« on: July 06, 2009, 07:13:23 PM »
I think this is a wonderful thread, can you all please post your acceptances and numbers, since the cycle is over or ALMOST OVER for most.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:59:23 PM »
since I presently have no life, and check this thing quite often, I'll keep it alive, but I can't do it myself!!

thanks Miss P, do you think with a really good personal statement, I have a reasonable shot at UVA or even USC(my sister is at a PH D program there). Honestly, retaking is not an option because I already retook twice. I studied a whole year for the LSAT, I was scoring in the  165+ on a regular basis, and tutored a friend (who went from a 150 to a 163 because of me). I'm just a horrible test taker, my nerves and pressure act up and I freeze. Hell I got a 900 on the SAT.

I know people say this all the time, but my LSAT score is truly not a reflection of my ability to think and perform well in Law School. How do I convey this to the admissions people without actually saying those words?

I went to UCLA- so I'm a big city girl. I would like to stay in California, or New York, University of Virginia was looking good until I got a 157. Honestly, my ultimate goal is to teach law/be an academic in the theory of law, so even if I do not get into a top 10 this cycle(which I know I will by the grace of God, I'll transfer after a semester.

So what schools in Cali, NYC, DC would you all suggest

Thanks so much by the way...oh I hate that law school predictor, wayyyyyyyy too depressing

can you guys please give me an idea of where I should apply, I'm applying this October because I'm going overseas end of Oct until next may, so all my apps need to be in by then.

GPA: 3.6
LSAT; 157
Black female
Lots of impressive soft factors(at least I think so)
3 years work experience

Law School Admissions / Re: Help help help!!!
« on: June 28, 2009, 10:09:01 PM »
wow...this is definitely NOT what I wanted to hear. I was hoping they would just take the highest score, but I also figured I now HAVE  to do the addendum. How I'm I supposed to explain this, I honestly don't know why I dropped so bad---I'm a really really really bad test taker, I get so nervous that my first attempt at the LSAT, I fainted and  had to cancel, then I got my 160, after scoring in the 170s every-time during practice.

Is having bad nerves a good excuse/addendum(My spidey senses tell me NOT) I suspect my cycle will be a very interesting one.

Law School Admissions / Help help help!!!
« on: June 25, 2009, 08:05:01 PM »
do  colleges still take the highest score even if the first one is wayyyyyyyy higher than the second. I just got my score back and I dropped 8pts from the first time i ttook the test

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