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Law School Admissions / Caught for fake id???
« on: January 14, 2010, 09:20:26 PM »
I was caught for using a fake ID to buy alcohol in LA when I was a freshman in college. (I'm a graduating senior now). Disclose it?

this is a serious question. thanks in advance

i know there are people u can pay to help u write ur personal statements, what are the reputable ones on the cheaper end? particularly geared towards brainstorming

Or better question: how could i refine it to be less cliche? (This is merely a starting point in the development of my PS), any feedback at all would be appreciated

general synopsis:

All of my older cousins, as well as my cousin the same age as myself are either doctors already or are on their way to becoming one (4 of them, and then me). I am the first, and only in the string to not become a doctor, which was synonymous with slapping my dad in the face. He immigrated to the US in his 20's and could have been very successful in medical school had he gone, but because of the lack of a green card, he was ineligible. For the longest time I thought he was me into healthcare profession (doctor/dentist), and I thought it was so he could have bragging rights regarding who raised the best kid with the biggest salary. I decided against that and thought I could be achieve equal financial success through business. However, during my studies, and after becoming a more avid reader, I realized that financial goals were not the only meaning of my life.... I would the continue into the portion where i explain why i want to go to law school (which i have yet to articulate, but I know the general reason is based on me wanting to learn more about laws)

again, any feedback would be great. thanks

Studying for the LSAT / possible to study too much?
« on: July 26, 2009, 12:06:41 AM »
Is it possible to study too much? There obviously is, but what would the good range be, ~8 hours a day at most?

(e.g. it is probably not good to study 24 hours straight).

Law School Admissions / LSAT score and low gpa
« on: July 25, 2009, 10:19:10 PM »
If I were in a school's 25th percentile for GPA, would an LSAT score in their 75th percentile make it a 50/50 shot to get in?

I have a 3.35 and am taking september lsat for reference

Law School Admissions / General application questions
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:54:42 PM »
I have a 3.35, am studying for the LSAT, and hope to score at least 165. I will study my friggin ass off to get AT LEAST this score.

I'm considering applying to UC Hastings and Davis, partly because tuition is cheaper than other law schools and because they're pretty good schools.
1) What are my chances of getting in either school?
2) Should I do an early decision for either school? And does doing a priority/early decision help boost it?
3) Does early decision lower my chances in other schools?
4) If those hard factors aren't enough, what score will i need to have a good shot?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.

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