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Studying for the LSAT / Concentration on the LSAT
« on: August 29, 2004, 06:06:47 PM »
I just wanted to know if anyone out there has problems focusing on the LSAT; the Reading Comp section in particular. I don't think I have A.D.D or A.D.H.D but I might have to read a sentence three times before I get the general idea. I was wondering if any of y'all take something before the LSAT (other than Aderol). I was thinking of the coffee/caffine route, but milk does a wierd number on me and caffine will sometimes induce a headache. Has anyone taken Gensing or some organic stuff that works (for not only the LSAT but in general)? I'm hoping I can get out of this "scoring rutt."

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Studying for the LSAT / EYEQ Help
« on: August 26, 2004, 11:56:51 PM »
OK I downloaded EyeQ and Nero, but I dont know what to do to go from there. I would appreciate any help....

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Law School Applications / Speed Reading
« on: August 25, 2004, 03:56:42 PM »
I know its too late to get a software program, book, or take a class to teach speed reading before the Oct LSAT, but I wanted to know if anyone on here has taken a class or know of a good program. My business law professor said that any program or class teaching speed reading is a MUST for law school. I am reading a few novels on my own, but I think I am going to need to take a specified program. Please suggest something and if you have taken something, divulge into what you thought of the program.

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Law School Applications / Tinky Winky vs. the State of Virginia
« on: August 24, 2004, 10:00:33 AM »
Check out Falwell's new law school:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/18/falwell.law.school.ap/

I don't think Tinky Winky and La La are going to be having a marrage any time soon  ;)

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Law School Applications / Rejected 15 times, what's 15 more, right?
« on: August 22, 2004, 07:08:02 PM »
OK, I was trying to start this year's application cycle by not being stressed out but I think I just hit that point. I did crappy on my first real LSAT so I am taking the Princeton Review right now. I just took the first diagnostic test and I scored LOWER than I did last year! WTF! Apparently the rest of my application is good because I was waitlisted at 2 schools, but the damn LSAT is keeping me from law school. Hope everyone else is having better luck.....

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Law School Applications / Do I still qualify for fee waivers?
« on: August 21, 2004, 04:04:07 PM »
I still dont know if I will get any this year. I applied last year and was only waitlisted, so I am reapplying this year. I called LSAC and asked them if I have to "renew" my CRS or LSAC info and they said "no, since I registered for the Oct LSAT." Is anyone out there in a similar situation?

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Personal Statement / Was this a bad PS?
« on: August 13, 2004, 03:15:22 PM »
OK, well I hoping that there are still people on here that are willing to critique a PS. I applied last year and didnt get into any school but it's probably due to my dismal LSAT score. I would really like to get input especially since I started it and ended it in an "untraditional" manner. I will do the same for other people but I really NEED this to be edited (sorry to sound desperate, but I really want to go to law school and hate the fact that I have to start all over again). Thanks in advance....just post your email and I'll send it asap.

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OK, well things didnt work out so well for me regarding the law school situation. I was waitlisted at two schools, but have been ultimately denied at both. What surprised me was what I got with my stats. I have been very reserved about my numbers but I promised I would disclose after the waitlists panned out. I am a marketing major with a 3.76 LSAC GPA (4.0 UGPA) from a private second tier ugrad. I had multiple honors and awards and was apart of many extracurricular activities in addition to having a full time job as a manager at a movie theater. I had killer LORs and from all my profs and friends who read my PS, had a good one to boot. The problem lies with the LSAT; I scored a 150. I know, dissmal, but I still applied to the top schools thinking that I might get a chance given the rest of my application. Well you guessed it, i was wrong, but the results surprised regarding the waitlisted schools:
UVA-reject
UTexas-deferred, reject
Georgetown-reject
Cornell-reject
WashU-reject
GMU-WL,reject
SMU-deferred,WL,reject
Baylor-reject
American-reject
USD-reject
Richmond-reject
I guess Im surprised I got rejected at schools outright and was waitlisted at two schools that are tier one. Basically apply where ever, you might get that shot.

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Law School Applications / Next Year
« on: August 04, 2004, 03:59:07 PM »
Well its going to be time for me to reapply to law school again since i didnt make the cut the first year. I know that my biggest immpediment was my LSAT score so i am retaking it this Oct. I just wanted to know if i have a chance at getting in at the schools that waitlisted me, esp if i increase my LSAT. Is anyone out there who had been waitlisted one year and accepted the next? MY LOR were really good so i am going to use the same profs and add another for this year. I am going to fine tune my PS but I need to add a "what i learned or why i really want to go to your school" section. Other than that, any other suggestions?

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Law School Applications / A public thank you to GMU
« on: August 04, 2004, 02:50:34 PM »
I wanted to publically thank GMUlaw for her offer and encouragement. You may read the thread if your really curious, but GMUlaw has basically offered to give me all of her 1L books if I get off the GMU waitlist.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4953.0.html
If anyone is reading this thread because they are interested in GMU, take this as a true testament to the type of students you will encounter at GMU. I have been helped out by another GMU student who I met on this board and met another student who talked about how the majority of the class actually went up to her one day she missed a class to let her copy their outlines. Dean Richard and the rest of the addmissions department are really awesome and helpful. Dean Richard actually solicits questions from students via email and will make suggestions to students about their LSAT and GPA, what they want to study, and which school they have a pretty good chance at getting in at. I have not seen or heard of a dean of admissions who is this "hands on" with future law students (when I spoke with her, she knew of students off hand with similar cirrcumstances as well as the schools they went to). I was even more impressed when I found out that she graduated from Yale law school. It is nice to know that not all law schools are filled with students who backstab and that many will actually seek out people to help. Even though GMU is a really young law school, its care for its students has probably helped it move to the top tier or law schools. If I do not get off the waitlist this year, I will definetly reapply next year.

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