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Choosing the Right Law School / What schools should I target?
« on: March 12, 2007, 02:49:56 PM »
So, I took my LSAT which was a disappointment and now I'm in the process of deciding what schools I should apply to. I'm  asking you guys to help me from what you know of the process. I'm non URM, my gpa is only a 3.5, but that's due to 2 semesters where I had a 3.0 and a 3.2 overall GPA, the rest of the semesters are over 3.75. The 3.2 was my 1st semester of college and the 2nd shittier gpa of 3.0 was in the 2nd semester of my sophomore year where I was going through some troubles at home. I'm thinking of writing an addendum, but I'm scared that it'll make me seem like someone who cannot work well in a stressed environment. I took the LSAt 2x, 1st time was a 155, and the 2nd time was a 166, which is a decent score, but not that great also.

I do some humanitarian work such as "feed the hungry" programs in NY, H.O.P.E., did an environmental campaign back in 2005 regarding mercury emissions. Also, my background is kind of unique, with a family of political prisoners and such, which affected my childhood a great deal.
I guess I wish to go to the best school I can get into. I'm wondering if I have a chance at some of the T14 schools? I do not have grand dreams of getting into HYS CCN as I know it will be impossible with my numbers, but what about UMIch and lower.

Feel free to post your suggestions. And, "OMG, ENJOY your TTT" posts are welcome as long as you tell me what TTT's you have in mind.

I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can get ranges for LSAT and GPA of an accepted student body? The percentiles that ABA releases aren't that useful, and I'd like something more specific. So if you have any info please let me know.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Do foreign born blacks get AA?
« on: February 26, 2007, 04:20:22 PM »
Just wondering if an immigrant from Nigeria or something who got an UG degree in the U.S. qualifies for AA. I'm asking cause there is the debate going on of blacks from america being different from those who immigrated from africa voluntarily.

So I'm thinking of whether I should cancel the February LSAT. I'm not applying until the next cycle, but this is my 2nd time taking the LSAT. The 1st time I took it I got a 155, a whooping 12 points under my average of 167 on PT's. I felt that i screwed up during that test, but decided to stick with it.

This time around I feel I did very well on each sections but games. I choked on games and semi guessed a few questions and I'm pretty sure I got a lot of the housing game questions wrong.

So what should I do? I wanna go to at least a T-20 schools so I can have a chance of transfer to a better school after a year.

Should I stick with this tests and just hope that I did well enough on the other sections to outweigh my LG flop, or just cancel and retake in June or September?

Studying for the LSAT / Retakers are more relxed or is it just me?
« on: January 25, 2007, 09:36:03 PM »
So I'm retaking the LSAt and there are almost 2 weeks left before the real thing, when I was taking the test for the 1st time in September of 06, I was so nervous around the same period of time before the test. However this time around, I have this super chill attitude, I really do not know why. I understand that this test is very important but for some reason I'm so calm that it scares me. I spoke to my mother about it and she said that it's cause I just don't give a *&^% anymore, which isn't true at all.
So is anyone else in the same situation, or was when retaking or is it just me?

Studying for the LSAT / When to expect Prep Test 51 to come out.
« on: January 08, 2007, 05:47:19 AM »
So I wanted to buy the latest LSAT, but when I checked LSAC it said that the test will come out in late january, and from my experienece with LSAC shipping the test might not even arrive before the February tests which I'm taking, so my question is, when is late January to LSAC? And should I even hop to get a tests from them before the Feb test, or shouuld I start looking for someoen to donate it to me?

I will be posponing my Dec LSAt to february so if anyone needs a test center in Queens just pm me and I can do it at sync with you, so you can get that spot.

Studying for the LSAT / Studying for a re -test, what to do?
« on: October 08, 2006, 07:04:26 PM »
I was just wondering how people study for re tests. I have answered questions from almost every LSAT thanks to TM's ridiculous way to separate questions, so now I don;t know what I should do. Should I just start retaking LSAT's or maybe take a 2-3 weeks break and then hit the books again. I tried reading LR bible and LG bible, but I know the concepts so that's pretty much a waste of time for me. Some advice please.

Any fruit that is infected is also rotten. No fruit that was inspected is infected. Therefore, any fruit that was inspected is safe to eat.

My answer choice was "D": It is not safe to eat any fruit that is infected.

The credited response is "E": It is safe to eat any fruit that is uninfected.

I searched the forums and from the post mortem of June 06 and some other threads the majority of ppl picked "d" as the correct answer. I spent about 15 minutes trying to figure out why it is "e" and not "d" and still nada. Someone plz help.

Studying for the LSAT / Better performance on the actual test?
« on: September 23, 2006, 08:12:50 PM »
I was just wondering if peopl etend to do better on the actual tests rather than on diagnostics? I spoke to several NYU LS  students and they said that their performance on the actual tests was much higher than on the diagnostics, so I was wondering if that persists among the majority of people or it's just they had a lucky day?

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