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Law School Admissions / Re: Need some advice - PLEASE 3.8 GPA 145 LSAT
« on: December 28, 2009, 06:53:02 AM »
With a 145 LSAT, you wouldn't get into Michigan even if you were an URM with a Noble Prize.


Law School Admissions / Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« on: December 24, 2009, 08:09:45 PM »
Check the box.  Then donate some money that you make from the good job that you'll get to groups that oppose affirmative action.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 10, 2009, 08:35:24 PM »
I got accepted to Georgetown last week.  Still waitin on the rest.

Technically you are considered caucasian. I'm Moroccan, so I looked into it pretty thoroughly. With respect to applications caucasian is equivalent with the US conception of "white," which includes Europeans, North Africans and MIddle Easterners.

Half the law school applications I've seen allow you to identify as middle eastern, sometimes under caucasian.  Why do they ask if there's no benefit? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: what do these mean?
« on: November 22, 2009, 02:31:47 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / Re: My LSAT refuses to go up?
« on: November 16, 2009, 04:32:44 PM »
My LSAT SCORE REFUSES TO GO ABOVE A 163. I have tried princeton and Kaplan? With no avail? Any suggestions, I am getting burnt in Logic Games?

I liked this logic games book.  It did wonders for my score.

Anyway, if that doesn't help or you've already tried it, then you may have hit your limit.  It's not written anywhere that everybody's score can rise to 180.  Some will hit a limit at 140, some 150, some 170.  A few take a few tests and end up with 180.  It depends on the person. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Please Help - retake test date
« on: November 15, 2009, 12:32:25 PM »
Lol at your "decline."  Nobody gets the exact same thing on every test.  Everybody fluctuates to some extent.

There's no reason that you can't sit down right now and get a 162.  It's just that three separate cancellations looks totally weird.  I can't imagine there would ever be a good explanation for it. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Help or hinderance?
« on: November 13, 2009, 05:21:11 PM »
After high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do so I went to community college full-time for three and a half years while working.  I then transferred to a state school.  I graduated after three years there.

My grades were never bad.  I ended up with a 3.8 GPA at the CC and 3.63 at the state school.  LSAC only counted the 3.63 as part of my GPA.  I did very well on the LSAT.

Is having so many years of undergrad work going to help or hurt?  On one hand it makes me look shiftless, but on the other hand I've heard people complaining that their transcripts are too thin and I certainly don't have that problem. 

I didn't really explain it in my essay, but I just pointed out that I worked during that time and talked about my job. 

Im currently a Political Science Major.

What is the best major, in terms of preparation for the LSAT?

To answer your question directly, the best major for LSAT prep is philosophy.  The subject is all about the art of argument.  I believe statistics show philosophy majors, as a group, score better on the LSAT that any other major. 

That's because philosophy people are smart to start with.

There's no best major for the LSAT.  You want to get better at the LSAT, study the test.  Just like if you want to bench more weight, do bench presses. not leg lifts. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.50/166
« on: November 03, 2009, 11:19:57 AM »
Slim at UT out at GULC.

According to this calculator, he's got a 12% shot at GU.  It's worth a shot.  The odds at Cornell are better.

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