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Studying for the LSAT / Re: the unscored section
« on: May 12, 2011, 11:18:30 AM »
Unfortunately, no.  Sometimes you can tell which sections are definitely scored, but as to the reverse its not possible to do.  For instance, the games section--if there are two, you know all others are scored; if there's only one, you know it is scored.

But, there is no loss in taking each section seriously.  Blowing off one section doesn't give you a leg up on any other section. 

Good luck!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: why do you want to be a lawyer?
« on: May 11, 2011, 08:35:01 AM »
A law degree for the sake of having additional options is a very expensive (both in time and money) choice. 

You should follow your dream in the restaurant business. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: international law
« on: May 10, 2011, 09:18:55 AM »
The schools with ranked specialties by USN tend to offer more classes in those subjects.  If you want to practice international law, consider applying to the top schools that serve the market where you want to live/practice. Take the classes that school offers.   Do very well in school, and you can have more choice in the direction of your carreer. 

IMO, attending a school ranked for specialty has little bearing on a job search. 

My point is that in any given application class, the number of former service members especially like this man will be low.  Not that Marines are unlikely to apply to law school. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Retaking LSAT
« on: May 09, 2011, 09:05:14 AM »
If you can get your score up into the 160's, it will help your application.  Schools have to report the LSAT of the students they accept.  Plan on explaining to the schools in an addendum why your last score was significantly better.  You have a better shot at every law school with 145, 153, 161 than just 145, 153.  But, if your last score ends up being 155, it will not help you. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: When to Start Studying?
« on: May 09, 2011, 08:55:46 AM »
No need to be studying for the LSAT yet.  Focus on doing great in your new college classes.  There are classes, such as logic, that will help you do better on the LSAT; take it if you can.  Your primary focus right now should be to make an "A" in every class you take. 

Good luck! 

Law School Admissions / Re: Hey. just wanna say HI!
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:52:29 AM »
Welcome, let us know if we can help!

Current Law Students / Re: Worth Going to LS If...
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:50:38 AM »
I agree with the other posters.  Decide if  you want to be a lawyer (read should I become a lawyer) and if so, study for the LSAT and put a better application together.  If you think you are capable of getting to the top 5% of any law class, then you are should be capable of studying for the LSAT to get into the 170's and short circuit the whole transfer bit. 

Current Law Students / Re: Attendance_Part Time & Evening Programs
« on: May 04, 2011, 09:34:00 AM »
Unlike undergraduate, law schools strictly enforce the attendance requirement.  I haven't ever heard of an ABA school that does not.  Missing class would also put you at a huge grade disadvantage to the other students, which will matter if you hope to ever get a job with your law degree. 

You might be in the position that you  have to work right now.  If so, perhaps you can put off law school for a couple of years and save money to go full time.  Or, you can get a different job that would not conflict with your class schedule.  Perhaps as a paralegal? 

Good luck to you!!

OCI gives you an idea of which markets are hiring from that school.

Jimmy is right about the caliber of students increasing with rank.  The only thing that I would add is that in some situations (for instance, where you want to live/practice) #130 could be a better choice than #60 for an individual.  And, for the person who could be at #60 the odds are better for being highly ranked in the class at #130. 

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