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Law School Admissions / Re: LAW SCHOOL RESUME'
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:02:27 AM »
I used law school faculty curriculum vitae (vitaes?) as a pattern for mine.  So, in addition to work and education, I included a section with articles and book reviews I'd had published and presentations I'd given at professional conferences.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 140 by just putting C all the way down.
« on: December 14, 2010, 10:49:51 AM »
I'm already in, with a higher score, but I heard that and was wondering if it's true. I wonder since people here and on the street too will tell me how they got as low as a 130(or sometimes below) and it seems to me that you would have to be having a real hard time with the test if you received less than 140 if it were true.

Anyone have enough free time(and the money) to go test it for us?

There's no need to waste the time and money.  Just take one of the tests that has been released, go to the answer key, count the number of times "C" is the correct answer, and put that number into the chart that tells how many correct answers one needs to get to receive a given score.

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If I recall correctly, I faxed one of my forms and it went through OK.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Wrong Cumulative GPA on LSAC
« on: December 07, 2010, 10:14:29 AM »
MEMEMEME:  PPS have given you some good information.  There are only two things I'd add.

First, I found that even though my college didn't figure "satisfactory/unsatisfactory" grades into my GPA, LSAC counted "unsatisfactory" as if it were an "F."  (I neglected to drop a sight-singing course that I'd stopped attending.)  Though this didn't affect me, if my college had used the "withdrawn - failing" notation, that also would have counted as an "F."

Second, if you log into your LSAC account, go to the "Apply" tab, "Credentials" sub-tab, and select "Transcripts", you'll see the "Academic Summary Report Key."  This document contains a fair amount of information on how they calculate GPA.  (From your remarks, I suspect you may have already seen it.)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Completely Intimidated to Apply
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:09:07 AM »
I'd suggest you give the admissions office at your local law school a call and talk with them.  Admissions office people tend to be very nice, and many will give you their honest assessment of your chances of admission.

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Go to school in the location you want to live in after graduation. Tier 4's are fine I go to one and it has worked out great up to this point.
Excellent point.  I responded as I did because, given the geographical range of schools at which the OP had applied, I didn't get the sense the OP knew where he wanted to live after graduation.

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You're considering going to a T4 school rather than a T3 school because the T3 school is located in Cleveland? 

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What confuses me about these discussions is that, esp. in student comments on princeton-review like things, everyone says 'Well, it's not like anybody is razoring out pages or something", as if this was the binary trigger for competitiveness. It just seems like a straw man so everyone can seem not extreme, like somewhere there is a law school where none of the books have pages left in them. (The exception might be Liberty U, who probably only bothers with one book, one nobody would ever rip pages out of.)

Law schools don't have arsenic poisonings, shootings, candle-stick clubbing, noosing, or anything else you might encounter in a night's Clue game. But its not like people when asked if their school is competitive say "It's not like we stab law-review competitors in the face or anything." The false implication of that statement is that somewhere there is a Stabface University School of Law where this is a common and accepted practice.

So i'm left wondering: What are the worst contemporary instances of cutthroat behavior that actually happen?

When I was an undergraduate, my on-campus job was filing looseleaf in a law school library.  I heard librarians discussing students who had cut out the portions of class reserve books necessary to complete assignments (maybe twice?) and intentionally mis-shelved books in the library (often).

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Law School Admissions / Re: 3.9/152
« on: July 06, 2010, 01:06:05 PM »
My favorite site for that question is http://officialguide.lsac.org/'s "UGPA/LSAT Search."  I prefer it over Law School Numbers because LSN assumes that everyone is telling the truth.  The Official Guide's drawback is that it doesn't give information about scholarships awarded.

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The LSAC has a free practice LSAT on its website at http://lsac.org/LSAT/lsat-prep-materials.asp.  Take it to get an idea of where your score might be if you took the test for real. 

Or, you can see if Kaplan is offering a proctored practice test in your area.  The Kaplan practice test is free, but it's designed to give Kaplan a group of people to whom they can market their test prep courses.  At the end of the practice test, they'll offer you a discounted rate on the test prep classes.  Don't feel pressured to sign up -- they'll e-mail you more coupons later.

After you have an idea of what your LSAT score might be, go to the UGPA/LSAT search screen of the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools at http://officialguide.lsac.org/ and plug in your numbers.

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