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Law School Admissions / It's coming very soon!
« on: October 16, 2009, 11:13:24 AM »
This morning I looked at my apps and the LSAT part said "you do not have a reportable LSAT." Just now (2pm EST) I checked, and it says that I do!

The PDFs aren't out yet though

Using with Boston U, a 2.76/170 and a 3.46/163 gives the SAME index score of 197.60.

The site gives 5 ratings: Deny, Weak Consider, Consider, Strong Consider, Admit

Whereas a 3.46/163 gets an outright Deny, the 2.76/170 gets a Consider.

My guess is this has to do with the splitter being able to at least pull up BU's median LSAT, while the non-splitter is a drag on both scores. Might there be other factors, like BU liking splitters?

Can anyone confirm this or give additional insight? Thanks.

Law School Admissions / GPA addendum
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:16:40 PM »
Oct. 15 update:
I gave all your suggestions some thought, added some new content, and made a new addendum. If there is new feedback, please do share! Thanks all for your help.

- Computer Engineering, GPAs: 2.57, 2.45, 2.21, 3.90 --> cGPA 2.76

GPA Addendum
    When I first entered university, my academic performance differed sharply from my expectations. I attribute this partly to the attitude that I had brought along from my high school days. Back in high school, I was relatively advantaged, often attaining desirable grades with comparatively little studying. This attitude was immature, and while it may have worked in high school, it certainly did not for university. My scores plummeted. The traumatizing effect of this downfall was especially felt for someone who previously had an unblemished academic record.

    I made attempts to recover from this fall, but they were ultimately not very successful. For one, I upgraded the compulsory computer introduction courses into advanced ones because I wanted to push myself harder. The brave endeavour turned disastrous when I was putting in most of my efforts towards passing the advanced courses, leaving me little time for other courses.

    Another course that significantly impacted my other courses was the yearlong design project course. A group of 3 members were tasked with the responsibility of creating an electromechanical robot for packing eggs. Without being too specific, I found myself working on many things outside my responsibilities. I was very excited about the project and did not mind completing some of my teammates' tasks, but this inevitably cut deeply into the time I had for other work.

    The first, important change came after third year when I enrolled in the engineering co-op program. Working in IBM, I was given a fresh start to prove myself. I worked hard and ultimately made good friends, satisfied colleagues, and improved the team’s operations even after my departure. The reference letter from my IBM mentor—XXXXXX—describes some of my experiences at IBM.

    The internship was a transformative experience that restored my motivation and confidence. I brought these qualities back to school when I went back for my fourth and final year. Working hard paid off, and my grades went up substantially. I wish I had encountered such a maturing experience earlier, but I am grateful that at least it occurred early enough to give me a chance for proving myself in the final year.

My professors have already mailed out the LOR's, but they're not registered on LSAC yet. If I aim for the Oct. 15 EA deadline, can I submit the application with only:
1. common info form
2. primary app form
3. personal statement/other attachments

and without:
1. Sep LSAT score and
2. LOR's


If not, what is the minimum set of documents/forms needed to submit the online application?

Thanks for your feedback.

I haven't submitted my online application because I'm still waiting for the LOR's to get to LSAC
Despite this, should I mail in the UVA ED form? Will they keep it on file until my electronic app arrives?

Law School Admissions / Private and Public school
« on: October 06, 2009, 08:53:35 PM »
Should I concern with this distinction? What important differences are there?

** comparing schools with similar ranks **

I just completed my PS today. Would anyone be able to help me review it? If you have completed yours and need a reviewer, we can exchange PS's. Please PM me with your email and I will attach my PS to you. If you reply my email with your PS attached, and I will review it too.

Thanks in advance!

Law School Admissions / US firms with offices worldwide
« on: October 03, 2009, 09:29:23 PM »
If I want the opportunity to do big law with a US firm overseas (particularly Hong Kong, because it's my hometown), what schools would be best for such employment prospects? I believe a few years of local experience is usually needed, but working in HK for a US firm is one of my goals.

Would a t30 school do it? Does it have to be a "national" reputation school, instead of regional schools? What schools would have this reputation? T30? Tier 1? T14?


Law School Admissions / Guess your Sep 2009 LSAT score
« on: October 03, 2009, 01:14:01 PM »
Let's see what part of the curve is on this board!

Law School Admissions / -deleted- since no one could answer
« on: September 30, 2009, 10:34:52 PM »
-deleted-  since no one could answer it

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