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Recommendations / LOR Questions
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:25:12 AM »
Two questions:

1. Should I request LOR's from my boss and coworker before I get my December 2010 LSAT results?

2. Since I'm applying to four schools can I send the same LORs to all four schools?


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New England / Re: Fall 2011
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:14:03 AM »
Thanks! That's great advice. I need something to keep me busy while waiting to get the LSAT scores back. The wait is brutal!!

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Hello all,

I've been pre-med all throughout college (I'm in my 3rd year now as an undergrad), and let's say I decided tomorrow to go for a JD instead of an MD.

Would it be possible to get into a great law school if I did well on the LSAT and had a great GPA from a top university, even though none of my extracurriculars are related to law at all?

Here are some of the extracurriculars I have been involved with:


1.   3 summers of bench research (no publications)
2.   2 semesters of independent research in Economics (my major)
3.   2 semesters of neuroscience research
4.   Volunteer EMT-B for 2 years responding to 911 calls
5.   3 years of hospital volunteering
6.   Other volunteer work mainly dealing with the underprivileged
7.   Physician shadowing (haha, doubt I'd even put this on a law school application)
8.   Worked as a chemistry lab technician 3 semesters
9.   Tutoring (paid) econ, SAT reasoning, SAT Math level 2, 3 semesters, 3 hours a week
10.   Pre-Medical Society executive committee
11.   Ski/Snowboarding team and snowboarding in general, 2 years on the "team"

My GPA is definitely in range for top 5 law schools, but I have no idea what I'd score on the LSAT (but I'm very good at logic reasoning and passage analysis). I scored 99th percentile on the MCAT though (too bad it won't help at all for law school), so hopefully if I take 35 practice LSAT's or so I'll be able to do well? Would my chances be good as long as I do well on the LSAT? Am I at a significant disadvantage?

Thanks...

There's no way of knowing if you can get into law schools without first taking the LSAT. Extra crap doesn't matter..LSAT and GPA matter BIG TIME...Schools don't give a crap that you were on the snowboarding team.

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New England / Fall 2011
« on: December 14, 2010, 03:44:35 PM »
Anyone applying for Fall 2011? I just took the December LSAT so I'm waiting on my score to apply.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / New England Law
« on: December 14, 2010, 01:00:12 PM »
Has anyone visited New England Law in Boston? If so, what's your take on the school?

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