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Wow.  I am glad I read this question because I have a similar thing.  I am trying to get into several schools in the Northeast and maybe UV.  My GPA was similar as an undergrad, but I am redoing a couple of courses to show improvement as well as showing my work that I did on my Masters.  God, I have lots of work though to do well on the Sept LSAT.

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Haha.  Fortunately it's nothing that one cannot handle.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What is your party affiliation?
« on: May 08, 2009, 09:02:46 PM »
How about populists? 

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Thanks for making that clearer.  Hopefully, then they will see that I at least tried to improve and that should help their decision.  In the meantime, I am gonna knock out the LSAT then.  I guess I better get to the board on that for tips on how to get a high score.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: May 07, 2009, 06:44:53 PM »
I just can't believe that Suffolk seems like it would be that bad.  I am possibly going to move up in Boston and have heard of Suffolk.  I want to get into the best school I can.  I just worry that my undergrad GPA of 3.1 doesn't kill off my chances if I work hard on the LSAT. 

Can anyone tell me more about Suffolk and the other Mass schools?  I just have to consider all I can in them, being a 0L.  I decided I wanted to do law a month ago and still have a lot to learn.

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Hmmm.  Mine wasn't that great.  I am retaking two classes that I didn't do well in, so hopefully it will help.  If I study really hard for the LSAT, will it really help a whole lot?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Law school and relationships
« on: May 07, 2009, 06:35:31 PM »
Yeah, he has offered to let me live with him.  I don't know much more that he can do since he'll barely be making it as well.  My plan is to go to law school in 2010, so I will work and prepare up until I begin class. 

Have you been in a similar situation?  I am just trying to see how others have done.

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General Off-Topic Board / Law school and relationships
« on: May 06, 2009, 06:47:27 PM »
I am in a very complex situation.  I come from a backwards state that I wish to move out of some day, but have to save up first adn of course for law school itself.  I am dating someone who is beginning med school in the fall and has chosen to go to school in Boston, which is very, very far away.  I have always wanted to leave the state, so this can be a good opportunity.  However, I know that medical school and law school are extremely intense.  I really love this person, and the person wants me to come with and have also told me that they love me.  I am just freaking out because I don't want to lose the person I am with, though odds are not great for people like us to stay together.

  The person I am dating got accepted into BU and received good financial aid and it was a wonderful thing to them because they thought that they wouldn't be able to go to a nice institution like that one.  I am just worried as hell right now what to do.  I am worried of all the usual things in relationships, but now add in a move and both of us going to professional school and this just makes it a real headache. 

Lots of people are telling me to just go for it, but to be prepared since Boston is an expensive city.  Others are saying that I should just cool it because our careers are complicated and may not allow relationships in our educations as well as other things.  Plus, I am 24 and never lived on my own before and my parents are a bit old fashioned.  I know that they will probably not like it, plus they wouldn't be able to help me if I ever got in financial trouble since they are barely making it themselves. I just don't know if I can find another person like them and it will hurt like nothing ever before to lose them.  I know that long distance relationships are tough to make work, even if one does plan to be with the other in a few months.

Jobwise, it has been s struggle for me to get one where I live.  One place in Boston offered me a job but I wouldn't be able to take it because they would want me to move right away and the pay isn't good.  It has been mroe than I am getting out here though. 

This is just driving me crazy because I want to go to law school, but I also want to be with this person, but I wonder if all this is compatible.  Can anyone enlighten?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Add a word
« on: May 05, 2009, 09:19:47 PM »
rather

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I am going to be going in with a Masters' in City and Metro Planning with a GPA around 3.4.  My undergrad wasn't as good.  I had about a 2.9, unfortunately as I began as pre-med and hated it, so lots of my classes I did not do well in.  However, after I changed majors things got better and all but a calculus class that I got a C in were history, but I still had a few that were not good.  I am retaking a few of those classes with the hope of making my records look better.  My question here is would they look at both grades, or just the better of the two for the classes that I retook?  Also, would my completed Masters have any help on my record?  Would my masters' even be something that they consider?  I read from the last posts that it may help with scholarships, but I am curious to see if maybe there is anythign else I should know.  I am planning on taking the LSAT in September adn entering school the fall of 2010.  So, anything is good to know. 

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