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Law School Admissions / Top 30 schools that require more than 2 LOR's?
« on: August 04, 2004, 12:11:08 AM »
Can anyone tell me what schools in the top 30 require three LOR's instead of two?

I was just thinking, would you guys turn down your acceptance to a mediocre school (GWU, BC, Fordham etc) this year if you thought you had a better chance of getting accepted to a top 14 the following year??

Right now my grades are borderline for top 14, but I think if I did really well my senior year, my gpa would be high enough to really give me a shot at the top 14 next year. However, would it be worth it to turn down a school like Fordham, BC, BU etc,  if you were going to be a year behind.

I was just wondering if getting a Master of Fine Arts in TV/Film production would help much in getting into entertainment law (which I hear is incredibly difficult to get into). This is assuming you get your MFA from a decent school (USC), and your JD from at least a top 30 school.

I am currently enrolled in a testmasters prep course, and I am doing alright I guess. I understand about 70% of what is explained to me, however it rarely translates to better scores in my homework (I guess I have a hard time implementing what I have learned).  I have a mediocre GPA, so what schools I get into really depends on a good LSAT. I just don't feel like I am going to be able to do it (we still have 2 months left though). I'm thinking about doing really well my senior year, raising my gpa, re-taking the TM pre-course, taking the LSAT in Dec or Feb, then re-apply after graduation. Anyone else here having second thoughts about applying this fall???

Maybe this should be in the LOR forum, but it doesnt get nearly as much traffic as this forum. Anyway, I'm trying to write a little bio about myself to give to my prospective LOR writers a little look at who I am and why I want to go to law school. "Why do you want to go to law school" is the question I dread most.  Honestly, my main motivation for going to law school is to get a well paying job when I graduate. Ofcourse the law interests me (otherwise I would have picked some other professional program), but I really have no great plan to save the world. I think the fact that many firms allow, and even ecourage you to seek out pro bono work is very cool, I think being able to do something worthwhile while still retaining a high paying job is great, and I can't wait to get involved in something like that. However for the most part, it's that 6 figure salary that is drawing me to law school. When professors ask me why I want to go to law school, what should I tell them??? What did you tell them??

Attending law school is definitely my first choice, but if I don't get into any schools, I've decided that it may be a good idea to get my masters, then re-apply the following year. Would it be ok to ask my profs. for a general letter of recommendation...not really law school or grad school specific?? I'm afraid to do this though, because I don't want them to think I am unsure about what I want to do and possibly give me a bad rec.

Law School Admissions / Question about ED
« on: August 01, 2004, 03:59:12 PM »
Are you allowed to apply to more than one school ED, then just go to the one that accepts you first??

Here is a question that is giving me some trouble...and the answer confuses me even more (I really wish TM would provide answer diagrams instead of just answers to some of these homework questions). Can someone please diagram/explain this quesion for me? Thanks.

Some good cooks are gourmet cooks who pride themselves on always using extravagantly rich ingredients in elaborate recipes. Some good cooks can be characterized as fast-food cooks. They may use rich ingredients as long as the recipes are easy to follow and take little time. Other good cooks are health food enthusiasts, who are concerned primarily with the nutritional value of food. But even though not all good cooks are big eaters, they all enjoy preparing and serving food.

If the information in the passage is true, which one of the following CANNOT be true?

A) Most good cooks do not use extravagantly rich ingredients.

B) Everyone who enjoys preparing and serving food is a good cook.

C) More good cooks who use extravagantly rich ingredients are big eaters than are good cooks who do not use       such ingredients.

D) There are fewer good cooks who enjoy serving and preparing food than there are good cooks who are big eaters.

E) Gourmet cooks, fast-food cooks, and cooks who are health food enthusiasts are all big eaters.

The answer is D...which thouroughly confuses me because I don't know how you get "fewer" from "some" and "all"...unless "fewer" is another word for "some" ??

I'm taking a testmasters prep course, and I'm having an awful time learning the strategies. My teacher goes over stuff so fast, and tends to get angry at people who have questions. So I come home confused, and try to stumble through what I learned. I've defintely learned a lot, but I'm having an awful time trying to get grouping games, and the formal logic stuff. I sat down to take my first practice test today (besides the diagnostic, which I got a 150 on), and quit half way though because I ended up having to guess on half the questions in the games and LR section. All this emphasis on "don't worry about time yet" has left me unable to get through 2 games in the alotted time...I just sit and stare at the rules, trying desperately to figure stuff out. Same thing with the LR sometimes...I have to re-read passages more than once..sometimes 2-3 times to figure it out...let alone diagraming it. I dunno, I just feel so incredibly discouraged right now, like the test has beaten me before I have even taken it. I'm already giving second thoughts about applying to law school this year. Maybe I should take a year off after college to give myself more time to learn this test. Anyone else having an awful time trying to grasp these concepts??

I want to secure recs not only for law school, but for grad school as well. I will be applying to two Masters programs (History) in addition to law schools. I'm mainly using the MA schools as backups in case I dont get into any law school programs that I want to attend. Is it possible to use a LOR for both law school and grad school?? I mean, as long as they talk about your academic abilities etc, then it should be ok right? The grad school I'm applying to wants 3 recs, and most law schools require 5 LOR's would be a lot...I haven't even secured my first one yet.

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