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Law School Applications / Re: application honesty question???
« on: July 17, 2004, 08:06:48 PM »
You should lie. 

Two F's will lower your overall GPA by as much as .3!  That could be the difference between T2 and T3.  Not to mention you will have to account for the totally bombed semester in an addendum which will only emphasize your irresponsibility and doom your entire application.

First you lie about the F's by omitting them.

Then you lie on your resume to account for the semester that you bailed out of school.

Then you lie to the bar.

Then you lie to cover up these lies and quickly resort to murder for hire if someone pesky reporter tries to expose you.

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Law School Applications / Re: Is UCLA under grad prestigious?
« on: July 17, 2004, 07:55:35 PM »
The school is above average but it will have absolutely no impact on your applications.

You attended neither a top school nor an under-represented school in a unique area. 

For any confused Bruins that disagree, you can't make an argument for selectivity and academic rigor when the university has almost 40,000 students.

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Law School Applications / Re: Should I apply early to HYSC?
« on: July 17, 2004, 07:29:43 PM »
FYI...

LSAC can take up to six weeks to process transcripts during the winter.

(I'm assuming you are applying this upcoming cycle)

So if you retake those classes in the fall and mail the grades in mid-December, you are looking at your LSDAS report being ready in late January.  If you apply at this time your file would be complete at the law schools most likely around mid-Feb if you didn't hit any snags.

Prognosis:  The small GPA movement is not even close to worth being one of the last applicants complete at HYSC.

Besides, your stats are so far over their average they will only be looking for a reason to reject you.  If you are even a remotely interesting person and not a crackhead or a male prostitute you will have no problems.

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With your current stats, you are dreaming.

Unless of course you are a URM, in which case you are probably still dreaming.

Retake the LSAT, you need a 162 average to have a realistic chance.

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Based on LSN GW appears to take people entirely by index number.

If you have a 3.5 you are in for sure.

3.4 is about 75%.

3.3 looks about 25%.

Plus, you are actually at the bottom of the 3.3 index number which is really why you didn't get in.

A 3.31 is not equal to a 3.39. 

If you had a 3.1 and a 170 you would have been admitted, no matter what they thought of your PS.

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Law School Applications / Re: How does one score in the 130s?
« on: July 12, 2004, 12:10:19 AM »
My most recent empirical study revealed that LSAT score is a strong predictor of intelligent posts.

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Personal Statement / Re: masturbation
« on: July 09, 2004, 08:33:02 PM »
Do not put masturbation in your PS.

Teachers may all be liberal, but the right wing has conspired to dominate admissions committees and refuse entry to blacks, gays, and people that have and/or talk about sex.

You could still send it to Berkeley, the electrical perimeter is still active and preventing conservatives from entering the county.

To all the other schools, write about federalism.

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Law School Applications / Re: Multiple Addenda?
« on: July 09, 2004, 05:19:29 PM »
Each needs to be seperate.

Make them as short and to the point as possible.

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Law School Applications / Re: LSAT Prep Course Discussion
« on: July 09, 2004, 02:15:31 PM »
You can't gauge the individual course you will take based on the national reputation of the company.  The tutors get hired and teach with little or no training, and most teachers work simultaneously for multiple companies.  The unique thing to each company is the materials, but they are worthless.

The only thing that matters is the particular tutor/teacher that you get, and strong and poor teachers work at every company. 

Get in touch with any company in your area and see how you like the person they assign.  Most places will let you cancel after the first meeting in both classes and tutoring, take advantage of this if things don't seem right.

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Law School Applications / Re: Is this homophobic???
« on: July 08, 2004, 08:46:57 PM »
Being gay doesn't give you a monopoly on demanding sensitivity.

Your brother is getting married, but it's the bride's wedding.  Her family pays and it is their show.

If she is conservative and holding a religious wedding, then it's your turn to be sensitive to her opinions.

Lay low and enjoy the show.

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