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Law School Admissions / Re: Who has spring admissions?
« on: April 26, 2004, 02:53:45 PM »
Richmond offers May admissions - take two courses in May/June, take courses during your 1L summer, and you can graduate a semester early.  Not exactly "Spring Admissions," but it gives you a bit of a head start...

I'd totally share what I did/sent, but I haven't gotten a final decision yet, and I don't want to jinx it! :)

If it works, I'll let you know!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What was your initial score on LSAT?
« on: April 26, 2004, 12:40:24 PM »
When I first started studying, I was scoring in the low 150's.  I bought both Official LSAT Preptest books, plus the three most recent tests from the LSAC site.  I got some prep books to help me tackle the logic section (also my albatross), but never used the sample tests in the prep books - just used them for strategy.  After I got my strategy down, I took 3-4 tests a week under timed conditions.  By the time test day came around, I was consistently scoring between 158 and 161.  My final score was 162. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Lessons Learned
« on: April 26, 2004, 12:15:01 PM »
If I had it to do over, I'd definitely apply to more schools. 

I went into the process with the assumption I'd be accepted to my first choice, a 2nd tier school.  I was already a post-bacc student there with a 4.0, and according to the 2002 LSAC numbers, I had a greater than 90% chance of getting in there.  So I only applied there and to one other semi-reach nearby that I wouldn't have minded commuting to.  But I didn't take into account that in the year lapse between the LSAC's data and now, my school has jumped in the rankings, gotten uber competitive, and can now be more selective. 

Now, almost 5 months later, I'm sweating because I got waitlisted at my top choice, rejected from my 2nd, and if I don't get off the waitlist, I don't have anything to fall back on.  Even if I had to go to somewhere I really didn't want to go, I'd have somewhere to be in the fall.

I should have listened to my high school band teacher - Never assume because you'll just make an ass out of you and me.  Oops. 

From the LSAC's FAQ section (

If I take the test more than once, how will my scores be reported?

LSAC will automatically report the results of all LSATs in your file, including cancellations and absences, since June 1, 1999. The scores are averaged and also appear separately. If you wish to have an older score obtained between June 1, 1995 and June 1, 1999 placed on a current file, you may do so by sending a signed, dated request to LSAC.

Since your score from 1998 is still visible in your account, I'd take Meltdown's advice and shoot them an email to confirm it, just to make sure that your old score won't be sent even though it's still visible online.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / University of Richmond
« on: April 26, 2004, 10:35:19 AM »
Hi.  Hoping anyone could help me with info on UR.  Anyone know how quickly their priority waitlist is moving along?  (I saw that someone on was accepted off of it last week.)  Are a lot of people who were accepted withdrawing?  Anyone apply for May session and not hear a definitive answer yet?

Thanks for any help, and good luck to everyone!  :)

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