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Law School Admissions / I never showed up for my LSAT...will it look bad??
« on: November 14, 2004, 02:27:04 PM »
I was going to take the LSAT this past October, but after realizing that I simply wasn't prepared enough, I decided that I was going to take a year off, and apply after I graduated. The thing is, I never cancled...I just didn't show up the day of the test. Will this show up on future LSAT reports that schools get?? Will it look bad?

Law School Admissions / LSDAS processed my transcript...but no GPA...???
« on: August 27, 2004, 04:18:13 PM »
I transfered from a community college to a university, they processed my comm college transcript on 8/25...but I don't see a gpa. Are they gonna wait until they get my university transcript before they post my gpa??? I really wanted to see my gpa from comm college because based on the classes I gpa could differ as much as .20, and I need to determine if  I should take more classes to raise the overall gpa.

I've decided to put off law school for a year...mainly because I didn't have ample time to study for the LSAT this summer, and I think it would be foolish for me to take the test when I am not ready. As a result, I have decided to get my MA in History (hopefully). I want to get my MA not only for personal enjoyment, but hopefully it will give me a tiny boost in admissions when it comes time to apply to law school.

My question is...does it matter if I get my MA from a U.S. or a U.K university? Since I will be taking a year to get my and studying (history no less) in England for a year sounds great. I'm just wondering if the U.K degree would be looked down upon...or even seen in a better light (if I go to a top school) because I would have lived abroad etc. Would do you guys think...any insights would be great...thanks.

Law School Admissions / GPA Question....3.69 vs. 3.70
« on: August 16, 2004, 02:38:42 AM »
I had a question...does a 3.70 gpa have much more weight than a 3.69??  For example...a "B+" is a 3.3...and an "A-" is a 3.7. However the difference between the two is a final grade of 89% vs. 90%, yet you are pushed into a much higher bracket with the "A-". I was just wondering if it worked the same with overall GPA's.

I took my second dignostic yesterday, and scored 5 points lower...I went from a 150 on #1 to a 145 on #2. Time was a SERIOUS issue for me, among other things. I think the smart thing for me to do is postpone the LSAT until Dec at the earliest. Anyone else?

I'm currently scrambling to find a place to live for the next year. It will be my first (and last) year living off campus, so I need to find an apartment. I can either live alone, and spend an arm and a leg on rent, but have a quiet place to study for LSATs/school etc. Or I can live with a people I don't know, spend way less, have a WAY better social life, but would probably have to use the school library to study (which would be walking distance from the apt).

To live alone, rent by itself would be around $10,800-$11,400 (for a studio...I goto school in a nice area), and around $6300 to share a bedroom with another guy. I'm so conflicted, this is will be my last year in college, and I have deprived myself of a social life in the past, and I kinda want to do some partying this year, on the other hand, having a nice quiet place to study would be cool too (I'm taking LSATS in Dec, however I may push it back even farther...June '05 maybe). I know this is kind of a weird questions for the LDS, but you guys are smart, most are in college, and might have had a similar situation...thanks!

I just asked my professor for a letter of rec, and he emailed me back stating the things he wanted to of them being a "statement of purpose". I really dont know what that means, do you think he means personal statement?? I guess the best thing to do would be to ask him, but I didn't want to come off as a dumbass.

I'm currently scheduled to take the October LSAT. I'm in a testmasters course, but I am having a little bit of difficulty grasping, and implementing some of the concepts I am learning. I just don't know if I will be prepared to take the Oct. LSAT, so I am seriously considering re-scheduling for the Dec LSAT (and retaking TM in the meantime). Anyway, this would mean that I would be applying to law schools very late in the cycle. To add to this, my grades are borderline, so that extra quarter worth of grades I would have by wating till late Dec to apply would boost my gpa. Do you guys think the extra points (I assume I could get a couple extra points on the lsat with 2 more months of studying) on the LSAT, plus a boost in my gpa are worth having to apply 1.5-2 months later than I would have wanted?? I know that if I don't get in then I can always apply the following year much earlier, but I really would like to attend  fall 2005.

Studying for the LSAT / Anyone ever retake TM? did it help??
« on: August 06, 2004, 03:30:42 AM »
Im in a TM course right now, and it's going alright I guess, but I am still having a hard time grasping some of the concepts. The farther along I go in the course, the more I start to doubt being able to do well on the Oct. LSAT. At this point, I am seriously considering rescheduling for the Dec LSAT, and re-taking TM (in autumn) after I finish the summer course. Has anyone here ever retaken the course??? Did it help much??

Law School Admissions / Univ of Conn. vs. American Univ??
« on: August 05, 2004, 03:06:08 PM »
Say you wanted to work on the east, philadephia, NYC, D.C....which school would give you a better chance at a good job?? UCONN is ranked higher, but American has the advantage of being in D.C.

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