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talking about becoming a lawyer for money...or not for the last thing adcoms want you to care about. they want you to care about yourself, your achievements, your goals, and maybe a little about your faults.

you must have something worthwhile to say other than "i'm in this because I like to read".

Law School Admissions / Re: LSDAS Processing Time
« on: August 19, 2009, 11:00:31 PM »
That I don't know. I always figured it was sent electronically (because it doesn't make sense to send thousands of paper copies of everyones files), but then it's a matter of how long it takes the school to process it. But honestly, I don't know.

Law School Admissions / Re: LSDAS Processing Time
« on: August 19, 2009, 11:35:13 AM »
2 weeks is about how much time it takes. Not always though. Actually, I just requested a transcript from my school last Tuesday and it was completely processed and added to my LSAC file on Monday - 6 days later. Don't except this to always happen, but it just goes to show if you beat the rush, things can move much faster for you.

But to break down how things work for you, you'll send your applications in electronically, and then you'll have to ask LSAC to send your LSAC information to the school. This is call your "report". Unless you have a fee waiver, they cost $12 each/per school. I've forgotten the options of how and when you pay for them. The great thing is, if you're missing your LSAT score, or a letter of rec, or some other non-application part of your file, you can still request LSAC to send your file over...the school will just keep requesting an update until you're complete. And so you know, those updates are free (and you'll see each time they ask for an update on your LSAC file. You'll also see what they get when they request or get your file.)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for Lsat wizards
« on: August 18, 2009, 11:16:20 PM »
I've been down that road enough times to know better.

And by that, I mean Aurora. Not the STD road. Aurora is scary enough.

Learn how to do it; realize when it doesn't work for you and your brain may process the information better without diagramming.

IE: in the Logic Reasoning Bible, in that section, there is a science question about endocytosis or something like that. I grasped the concept immediately, and was incredibly confused after I answered it (correctly) about why in the world I would diagram that particular type of question. It would have wasted time!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for Lsat wizards
« on: August 12, 2009, 11:35:35 PM »
how you and seattle's finest prostitutes doing?

If he found them on the corner of Aurora/99 i'm sure he's doing well. He'll be better once the swelling  goes down  and the itching stops, though.

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee Waivers
« on: August 11, 2009, 12:18:00 AM »
huh? chronology?

Sep LSAT takers will still get fee waivers. It's not even the middle of August for crying out loud.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Section Ordering
« on: August 11, 2009, 12:09:31 AM »
google more than grapevine and you'll find more than you asked for.

but yes, it's always been one of the first 3 sections. and no, 2 LR in the first section does not mean it will be experimental. you could get:

1. LR
2. LR
3. reading comp
4. reading comp
5. games

so both are legit, but the first reading comp will be experimental.

but you could get three LR's

1. LR
2. LR
3. reading comp
4. LR
5. games

then 1 or 2 will be experimental.

Law School Admissions / Re: How Long Do Schools Keep Applications?
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:37:25 PM »
That works out well, I'm more concerned about them being *able* to check out apps from 3 years ago. I'd prefer a clean slate.

That said, I plan on calling those schools tomorrow.

My only advice is take a few years and grow up. I say this with love, because I've been there, and done that, and 3 years after starting law school just about as young as you, I'm just about to start the process over because I was just TOO young and not mature enough. There is no way in hell anyone was ready to respect me, let alone a 23 year old attorney when the time came.

Get a few years of work experience, learn how to be an adult, and in that time gain some relationships that will lead to some solid LORs and some life experience to write about.

Plus, if you've never had ANY work experience, you have no idea what you're about to get into. Law School requires ADULT relationships, and if you've never had any, you're about to get in way too deep.

Lol at this ridiculous advice that is basically to go be a poor for a few years, piss away any chance at decent academic LORs, and put off getting started in your ADULT career in favor of some poo job that will do nothing for you long term.

That sure would suck if you made partner somewhere by the time you're 30-32...

Sure, he can go to law school at 20, become a lawyer at 23 and start his "ADULT" career...but he's barely an adult. Doubt he'll be very successful...let alone very respected right off the bat.

And not many people make partner before 30 anyways. If the thought of failure to do so devastates you, I really hope we attend different schools.

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