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I agree with being honest, but it allows you to NOT answer the question. Is it preferable to answer it?

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college undergrad counts

and an upward trend is good, but some schools make sure that trend is not from easy courses (cornell said that)

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: QUESTION
« on: October 06, 2009, 07:08:18 PM »
Courses are only differentiated by their weight in no. of credits, not whether they're major or non-major.

The LSDAS gpa is the weighted average of all your courses' gpa values (score-gpa chart available on lsac.org)

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Personal Statement / PS review/exchange review
« on: October 05, 2009, 01:37:03 AM »
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!

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Law School Applications / US firms with offices worldwide
« on: October 04, 2009, 12:29:23 AM »
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?

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Guess your Sep 2009 LSAT score
« on: October 03, 2009, 04:14:01 PM »
Let's see what part of the curve is on this board!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Sept. '09 LSAT DONE...FIRST POST!
« on: October 01, 2009, 02:29:28 AM »
Did anyone else feel like they did, in general, better on the Sep2009 LSAT than on the other recent PTs (I did most PTs from PT47 onwards)?
I keep thinking I did well. Usually there are some tricky LRs and RCs that make me guess between two answer choices, but I didn't really come across this on test day. Which makes me feel like I did better on the actual test than PTs. But quite a few people are feeling the other way around, and this is making me feel very uneasy. Anyone else felt the same as I?

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Law School Applications / Re: Graduate School Grades
« on: October 01, 2009, 01:44:38 AM »
I don't mean to be harsh, but from what I know, a graduate degree will not mitigate a poor GPA.

For one, graduate GPAs tend to be inflated. Secondly, I base this opinion from what I've heard in other forums.

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Law School Applications / -deleted- since no one could answer
« on: October 01, 2009, 01:34:52 AM »
-deleted-  since no one could answer it

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Law School Applications / Re: Another - WHERE CAN I GO?
« on: October 01, 2009, 12:35:58 AM »
I think you are overshooting. You can try www.lawschoolnumbers.com to see the stats of admitted/waitlisted/rejected applicants.

Also a good tool: www.lawschoolpredictor.com. It calculates your "index" (basically a score computed from the LSAT and GPA), compares it with the indices of the 25th and 75th percentile applicant, and predicts your chances.

Based on your numbers, loyola is a "weak consider", while cardozo is a "deny".


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