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Denials / MarylanDING
« on: January 09, 2006, 07:03:51 PM »
F*ckers!

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Where should I go next fall? / A few last ditch apps?
« on: January 03, 2006, 12:37:56 AM »
Well, instead of applying to X number of safeties, X number of targets, and X number of reaches, I instead applied only to school that I would be very content with actually attending.  In doing so, I have ended up with only a few (maybe 3) targets and a good number or reaches.  And no safeties.
I have been thinking about throwing a few more apps out there as safeties, but, I honestly do not know if I would attend even if admitted.  I was thinking about fl. coastal, loyola NO, mississippi college.  Anyone have any other ideas?  I don't know if it is worth applying if I doubt I will attend even if it is my only option for law school, or if by the time summer rolls around, I will be gratefull just to have gotten in somewhere.  What do y'all think?  Is it better to end up with (any) options, or just save money applying and wait it out for a year?

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Law School Applications / How to let schools know I am re-taking?
« on: January 01, 2006, 10:49:38 PM »
I have decided to re-take the LSAT in Feb.  How should I let schools know that I will be re-taking - email, call, typed letter?  Also, should I ask them to hold off on making any decision untill the Feb. scores are in, or just tell them so they are aware that there will be new info comming in?  I know that many spots will be taken by March when the scores are released, but some schools I am applying to I have absolutly NO shot at with my current score.

And one more question - a few schools I think will accept me with my current score - should I inform them that I will be re-taking (and maybe hoping to get some scholarship $) or should I let it be with those schools?

Thanks so much!

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Law School Applications / Time off from both school and work
« on: December 28, 2005, 10:17:14 AM »
Does anyone know how schools view taking time off from undergrad, and not working?  I took 2 years off after my sophmore year and traveled, and addressed this time off in both my personal statement and addendum.  However, one of my friends who applied to law school last year said that most schools view time off that isn't constructive (i.e. working or volunteering) as a huge negative. 

Has anyone been in a similar situation?  Will the adcomms view long periods of travel as an enriching experience, or do they see it as just a slight step up from sitting on the couch for a year?
 
Opinions?

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Where should I go next fall? / Should I retake?
« on: December 24, 2005, 02:03:36 PM »
I am now trying to decide if it is best to retake to  LSAT in Feb. for apps this admissions cycle.

I have a 156/3.47 UGPA
My LSAT is about 4 points lower than I expected, ruling many of the schools I applied to out.
But my question is, is it even worth it to retake in Feb.?  My practive average was around a 163, I expected a drop in my real score, thinking 159-160 was realistic.  If I do retake at get a 160ish, then my average raises only a few points...

Pros of retaking:
My score sucks, and it would be nice to have an (even slightly) higher one
I had not taken any prep courses or used the bibles, so I think if I got the powerscore stuff, it might help a lot

Cons:
Always the possibility of making the same or a lower score
Only a month of prep, and my schools for me starts again on Jan 2, so I would realistically only have 2 hours/day to study for the LSAT.
It will be March by the time the schools get the new score.

I think I have some shot at a few of the schools I applied to with my current score, and no shot at all to some of the others.  I don't have any one top choice; I would be thrilled to go to any of the schools I applied to.

So, what do y'all think?  Retake or let my current score ride?

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Where should I go next fall? / Sorry!
« on: December 23, 2005, 03:50:01 PM »
I know, these threads are horrible....

3.47 (3.8 degree granting)/156
white, no soft factore or w.e.

I did a bit worse on my LSAT than I thought, but, do not think I am retaking.

Do you think I need to add any schools to my list?  I know some are auto-denial, but, already applied.

I've applied to:
Ole Miss
Houston
Miami
Alabama
Tennessee
LSU
Tulane
Emory
Arkansas/fayetteville
Maryland
Case Western

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Studying for the LSAT / Yeah!!! Back up!!!!
« on: December 22, 2005, 05:48:34 PM »
I was about to have a heart attack

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Studying for the LSAT / The "I have officially started drinking thread"
« on: December 22, 2005, 02:37:30 PM »
LSAT score =  >:(

Alcohol + LSAT score =  ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Do you think...
« on: December 22, 2005, 12:44:52 PM »
that there is some guy at LSAC right now watching this board and all of the paranoia they are causing, and just laughing????

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General Off-Topic Board / Who do you think is the Carver????
« on: December 20, 2005, 07:43:39 PM »
posted on the lsat board already, but....

Who do you think it is????

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