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Recommendations / When to ask for a LOR?
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:41:04 PM »
So I had an internship over this past summer, and I'm probably going to use my boss for one recommendation with the other two coming from professors. The problem is, I'm currently a junior, and I won't be applying for at least another year (aiming for Fall '11). I'm afraid if I wait any longer to ask for a LOR, too much time will have passed between the time I've worked with him this past summer and the time I'll actually start applying. So what should I do? Also, where do I send a LOR?


Law School Applications / Re: numbers good softs bad
« on: June 25, 2009, 05:54:43 AM »
Like, actually. How did you spend your actual time when not in class, sleeping, eating, or doing homework. Anything beyond xbox? If so, you've got at least one soft factor. Finesse it and give it a nice shiny gloss.
i'm in the same boat as the OP.

i have no softs. pretty much i spend all my free time working out and hanging with friends and playing games.

i'm amazed with how so many people get so many ec's in, especially during the school year. in the summer, i can definitely see where there's time, though.

Finished with two full years of undergrad at UCI with an LSAC GPA of 3.73 (undergrad GPA of 3.63). Upward trend (3.45 freshman year, 3.9 sophomore year) and hopefully nearing 3.8 by the end of my junior year.

I currently have pretty much no soft factors/EC's. Interviewed for a few internships at law firms and probably interning in DC for a quarter in the coming year, so I'll have admittedly weak but at least relevant softs.

What LSAT score would get me in a comfortable range for UCLA law? My counselor said 175? I'm feeling pressure to do well on the LSAT, so a target range would help.

Responses much appreciated.

Studying for the LSAT / Best LSAT prep around Irvine/Orange County?
« on: May 16, 2009, 11:17:53 PM »
Anyone take any classes/courses around here? Powerscore, Testmasters, Blueprint?

Input is appreciated.

Recommendations / What year/class to get a letter of rec?
« on: May 16, 2009, 11:15:21 PM »
I'm a second year now, going to be a junior next year.

Does it matter what professor you get a letter of rec from (like the type of class they teach and lower or upper div?) and what year should I start looking at (now, 3rd or 4th?)

Law School Applications / Re: Extra Curriculars/Volunteer Work
« on: April 30, 2009, 08:09:05 PM »
is there any way you can get into law school with no ec's/volunteer work?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June vs. October lsat
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:31:25 AM »
Is it detrimental to try and take the June LSAT if you're on the quarter system or should I wait until October?

Hi, I'm a second year Poli Sci major at UC Irvine. My undergrad gpa is 3.62 and my LSAC gpa right now is 3.74.

I know GPA/LSAT are the overwhelming factors in the admissions process but I don't know where to look for extracurricular/"soft" factors. I have little work experience besides work at a library I did in high school and I'm in no clubs or anything like that.

What would be some good EC's to take part in? Internship, UCDC (travel to DC for an internship during a quarter) or a part-time job somewhere during the summer? Do clubs matter? Any feedback on the matter is appreciated.

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