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Choosing the Right Law School / How am I waitlisted???
« on: February 19, 2006, 02:18:56 PM »
Hey all,

If you could provide any insight, please do. I'm quite upset.

I was waitlisted at the University of Maryland. I have a 3.47 lsdas gpa and a 163, which are both above their median numbers. I am graduating from Maryland undergrad and have awesome extracurriculars and all. It said my app was placed on hold and encouraged me to come to the admitted students events. So, on one hand, I'm pretty damn insulted about the whole thing. On the other hand, I'm just very confused. Also, does this mean that I probably won't be accepted to higher ranked schools.

I'd appreciate any insight or advice that anyone can give.

Mortified in Maryland

Incoming 1Ls / Financial Aid Q
« on: February 16, 2006, 06:30:21 PM »
At what point do you ask for financial aid? Do you wait until you get in or do it before?

Incoming 1Ls / How good are my chances?
« on: February 15, 2006, 07:08:43 PM »
Hey all, I have a 3.47 and a 163, and awesome extracurriculars from UMD - College Park. How good are my chances at the following?

Georgetown Part time
GW Part Time
GW Full time
Boston U
Wash U in St. Louis
William and Mary

Studying for the LSAT / October LSAT - harder than usual?
« on: February 15, 2006, 07:57:11 AM »
Hey all,

I was wondering what your experiences were with the October 2005 LSAT. I took it and got a 163--about 7 points less than my average practice test. Anyone else have a similar experience? I got 2 games questions wrong on the whole test but a bunch of LR and RC q's wrong. :(

Choosing the Right Law School / What time?
« on: February 14, 2006, 08:37:39 PM »
What time of day do law schools generally email you about acceptances/rejections?

Law School Admissions / Reliability of Law School Numbers
« on: February 13, 2006, 08:11:38 PM »
I have been addicted to LAw School Numbers and am always discouraged by it because the figures on the website are far higher than those in US NEWs and other places. Why the discrepancy?

Choosing the Right Law School / Emory or Wash U
« on: February 13, 2006, 08:02:31 PM »
Emory or Washington U in St. Louis

I know Wash U has the better rank but Emory has a certain prestige, right? Which would you go to if accepted to both?

How about BU?

Law School Admissions / How long is the wait?
« on: February 13, 2006, 08:01:14 PM »
How long does it generally take to receive decisions after your file is complete? I sent my apps in early January and am still waiting. It's F'ing killing me! How long is the typical wait?


Choosing the Right Law School / Multiple LSAT Question - Thanks
« on: February 13, 2006, 07:54:10 PM »
I took the LSAT and got a 163, which was much lower than my practice tests. I've applied to law school. If I get in where I want to go, I'll go. If not, I'll work for a year or two and then reapply. I was wondering though if it is worth taking the LSAT again. I think it is because I feel like I can raise my score. However, do schools look badly upon applicants who have taken the test more than once?

Also, I've heard that schools give more weight to students who have taken 2 or more years off and that they treat students who take 1 year off as if they are still undergrads. Any truth to this? I have no clue.


Choosing the Right Law School / Rankings for DC area?
« on: February 13, 2006, 01:51:36 PM »
I will be going to law school next year and am currently a student at UMD College Park. I want to eventually live and work in the DC area. If possible, please rank the following in terms of which will give me the best chance to get a job in a firm or with the government, in terms of prestige and your experiences with these schools (not just their US NEWS rankings) : Georgetown (Part time), George Washington, GW (Part Time), University of Maryland, Emory, Washington U in St. Louis, Boston U, American, Wm and Mary

Any other schools I should look into? My numbers are 163/3.47


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