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Incoming 1Ls / Help me understand.....
« on: May 11, 2009, 01:03:43 PM »
This is one schools philosphy...
The School of Law seeks to enroll academically qualified students who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and who are from communities that have been historically denied access to the bar.  The student body comes from a broad spectrum of society. The entering classes are as diverse in background and life experience as they are in ethnicity, gender, and age.

"The Admission Committee reviews academic credentials and admits only those who it believes will successfully complete the three-year program. Because the School of Law's mission is to admit and educate those who have been denied access to the bar, and who have demonstrated commitment to public service, the Committee's decisions are based on academic and non-academic criteria. The non-academic criteria include employment history; community service and volunteer work; family and educational background; family responsibilities; and recommendations that speak to the candidate's professional promise, judgment, integrity, character, skills, and leadership potential."

Forgive my naivety, but what exactly constitutes "those who have been denied access to the bar".....thanks

Ok I have registered with the LSAC...and have both academic references entered into LSAC. I am sending the transcript requests this week (I went to 3 different undergrad schools). Next on my list is to register for the Sep LSAT. Am applying to UDC, UBALT, APP ST, GMU and URich as of right now. The rest depend on how well I do on the LSAT. I am in my 40's so I am not sure how the non traditional aspect will apply. Any advice here would be great thanks......

See you at Michigan!

What the eff, Tetris? You can't go preaching that Cornell is your first choice and then just dump it by the wayside for the likes of UMich. Can you?   ???

I am surprised not to read a post that says something of the following...
"HI I dropped out of community college and got a 122 on the LSAT. What do I gotta do to get into an IVY LEAGUE LAW SCHOOL??"" LOL LOL

This advice really isn't constructive, and I don't know the acceptance rates of the provisional ABA schools, but I'm pretty sure you won't be able to get in anywhere with a 140.  Sorry.  Others may have more constructive advice.  However, go to; you might find some schools there.

Thanks so much for that link. I found some RIDICULOUS numbers in there. GWU accepted someone with a 1.72 GPA, also there was another school that REJECTED someone that ACED the LSAT. At the end of the day you just have to roll the dice and let the chips fall where they may. My GPA was 2.8 and I am taking the LSAT in Sep. I know if I can score at least a 151 I am in somewhere. (I hope)....I just dont understand why UDC isnt on that lawnumbers website.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June or Sept LSAT?
« on: May 01, 2009, 04:25:53 PM »
I have not studied in earnest at all. Am starting a Kaplan course next week, which runs until week before the test.

Am taking no classes and not working at all right now so I can devote lots of time, energy to studying. I will be going back to school full-time in Sept so am also wondering if the Sept 26th test day will be troublesome since I'll be in the midst of studies.

Should I wait until the Sept test and have all the summer to study or stick with June and thus avoid taking the test while in full-time courses?

Since all I did was play in undergrad, I have to score 160 or better. I am taking the September LSAT. I doubt a first tier school is in my future, nor 2nd tier, however I will get in somewhere.....

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