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Personal Statement / Re: Do you title your personal statement or not
« on: August 05, 2010, 11:43:08 AM »
So you should just title it "Personal Statement" for each one?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Oct 2010 Test, questions about Test Day
« on: July 31, 2010, 10:00:46 AM »
What makes people say the October/December tests are hardest? (Though it's a known fact the February LSAT is the most inconvenient to take, if only because you never get to see what you got right/wrong and Feb tests are never released).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Not another "What are my chances" thread
« on: July 31, 2010, 09:59:57 AM »
165 is decent for most purposes (i.e. top 30-40), if you get higher than that and get good recommendations, and a good GPA, you have a chance at some nice top tier schools.

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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:49:09 AM »
Applying early can always help your chances if your application is well-constructed, thought-out, and complete.

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Your extracurriculars will impact your LORs only if the professors writing your LORs are involved in those activities. But targeting those activities to cater to those professors might make them either be suspicious of you (thinking you're brown-nosing, if they're cynical) or they might be glad you're there (if they knew you beforehand and liked you).

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Your senior year grades matter a lot. But a thesis shows dedication to your field of study (in addition to allowing you to get honors, depending on your school), and that LOR will be really, really handy if you know that professor well--it can mean the difference between a reject and a waitlist, a waitlist and an acceptance.

Consider taking the LSAT after you graduate, and finding a job/internships during your time after graduation. That can be a viable option if it means you'll get your thesis, LOR and are able to focus on raising your grades some.


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Law School Applications / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 17, 2010, 12:42:30 PM »
You dropped out from high school? After how many years?

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Law School Applications / Re: Any chance of top 30s?
« on: July 02, 2010, 03:11:14 AM »
Makes sense, thanks for your input and clarifications!

I will try to get a 170 or so. I just fear I'll get attacked by nerves. My highest score on the practice exams is generally around 168 or so right now....weak on games, going to try and improve on those.

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Have you been calling them to ask about it?

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Law School Applications / Re: Degree of Difference still around?
« on: June 30, 2010, 11:05:11 AM »
He founded the firm though....hm, it just seems to have vanished. Ugh.

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