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Law School Admissions / Anyone good at Resumes? Especially for law school.
« on: December 29, 2005, 04:28:07 PM »
So I haven't made a resume in years, and I know the ones for law school are a bit different because you don't want to include useless info, but I don't really know how to cut mine down, or even make it look a little better, if anyone can look mine over and give me any advice I would really appreciate it  :)

Law School Admissions / Sending Dean's list notification
« on: December 28, 2005, 05:41:00 PM »
I read up a bunch of times about people sending out this, or something like it.  I got Dean's list one semester, but it shows on my transcripts something about honors, so they should know this.  Other than the one semester, I never received Dean's list, except maybe this last semester (I'm just not sure if it's 3.5 and above, or above 3.5).

So do I have to send the actual Dean's list official award, or can I just write that I received it on my application?

Law School Admissions / Question about Addendum
« on: December 28, 2005, 11:51:21 AM »
First I was wondering how these work, do I just make an addendum and package it with all my applications?  Or do only some schools take it?

My other question is if you guys think it is worth mentioning this:
I moved out of my parents house during my first year of college, and I was working full-time, and trying to get out and explore the social life since I lived in a very close-minded enviroment.  My grades were pretty terrible for about 2-3 years, and then it went up a bit over the next couple of years.  Do you think it is worth an addendum explaining that working as much as I did and, because of my upbringing, my social life, was the reason my GPA started out so low? 

Secondly, is this a good enough excuse or should I add/change any of that?

It's a bit long (3 pages), so I need to cut down a bit, but I'd like some input on what/where to cut down.  I also want to personalize a bit to a few law schools, so I need to work on that as well (since the 3 pages doesn't cover that!)

Law School Admissions / LSDAS GPA
« on: December 26, 2005, 06:00:38 PM »
I have my transcripts showing on my LSAC page, but I don't see where they calculated my GPA, where can I find this info?

Law School Admissions / Stupid question about the 25%/75% LSAT numbers
« on: December 26, 2005, 11:08:01 AM »
So I should know this by now, but I'm not really sure on it.

I figure that the 25% LSAT numbers published are the lower 25% average of the school, but I'm not sure about the 75% one, is it the top 75%, or the bottom 75% because if it's the bottom 75% then their actual average for the whole school would be higher, but if it's the lower 75% then the average would be lower, so I'm a bit confused, if anyone could clarify this I would greatly appreciate it  :)

Law School Admissions / Anyone have some input on my chances of acceptance?
« on: December 25, 2005, 05:36:35 PM »
So I'm worried because my GPA is fairly low, it's a 3.0 (3.25)
I hear that GPA means a lot less than LSAT, and I got a 160, but I look at the stats, and although my 160 looks ok for my top 2 schools (Loyola and Pepperdine), my GPA still falls .1-.3 below their bottom 25% of GPA scores.

Just wondering from your opinions from looking at statistics and all that, how bad my GPA would hurt my chances, I know there's a lot of other factors, and I don't have great soft factors other than the fact that I worked a lot through school, I just didn't have much volunteer work, and I'm trying to have my PS explain my low GPA (by the fact that I had to work during school).  I know that won't help me totally overcome my GPA, hopefully it will help a little though.

Law School Admissions / Candidate Referall Service?
« on: December 25, 2005, 04:49:51 PM »
I saw someone post about this for the fee waive, but I haven't seen anything about it, what exactly is it and how do I sign up for it?

Law School Admissions / LSAC GPA calculation??
« on: December 23, 2005, 06:31:29 PM »
So I sent it my transcript a while ago, but I paid for the LSAC service a couple of days after that.  When I look at my docs and my transcript, it says sent on 12/09/2005, and it has my major and my school, but I don't see a GPA there, do you guys know where I can check my GPA?  Am I looking in the wrong place or did they just not update/process it yet?

I won't have all my LOR's for a while, but I was wondering if I could start applying and if they'd wait for them to get in, or if you had to wait to be done with everything, it just seems like a lot of people got their stuff done early, and I know I'm late, but I still can't imagine how people got their apps in by September!

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