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Law School Admissions / Re: chances
« on: October 02, 2011, 08:58:47 PM »
Thanks for the input. I am taking all of that into consideration!!!

Law School Admissions / Re: chances
« on: October 01, 2011, 12:50:37 PM »
Well the full ride at OCU law mandates that you stay in the top one third of the class. I know this is probably a common attitude but it can't be that hard to stay in the top third of the class assuming I will be in an entering class in which the average person only received a 3.1 ugpa. That does reveal a little bit about a person's effort in undergrad. Not saying that's a bad GPA but you know what I mean. Also, my soon to be wife has a good job in OKC. I don't want her to have to quit that job because she is making pretty good money, and if I went to Tulsa I we would have to move. She could keep her job if I decided on OCU or OU. In weighing Tulsa vs OCU, If I got a full ride to Tulsa I would surely get a full ride to OCU. Considering Tulsa's average ugpa and lsat is higher, would it be inaccurate to say that it would be harder to remain in the top 3rd of the class at Tulsa than at OCU? If so, and if both offer a full ride, it would be thoroughly retarded to attend Tulsa as it would be easier to lose the scholarship there. This leaves me with OU or OCU. Just have to decide if I want to be 80,000 bucks in debt with a JD from a decent school, or possibly no debt from a school with a poor reputation.

Law School Admissions / chances
« on: September 23, 2011, 05:56:19 PM »
Ok so I am stuck in a dilemma. I would like to know what my options are. I will probably have a 3.4 gpa and right at a 159 to 160 lsat. Plan on applying to oklahoma university, tulsa, okc law, texas tech, and probably one more school. I know my numbers are better than the 50th percentile at all the schools im going to apply to, except OU, which i'm right at the 50th percentile. But, I will probably get significant scholarships to tulsa and okc law (possibly full ride at okc), and texas tech. but not to OU. What should I do assuming im accepted to all of these schools.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Benefits of Intro to Logic Course for LSAT
« on: August 31, 2011, 07:38:12 PM »
The power-score bibles explain this question in their books. They feel, and I agree, that your time is best spent by preparing specifically for the tasks on the lsat. while an intro to logic course may hit on some portions of logical arguments and the like, you will be dealt alot of extraneous info that is totally unrelated to the lsat. Like History of philosophy, the greek philosophers, and philosophical theories such as the divine command theory and natural law. Ive taken 2 logic courses at my school and they both covered about the same things, 99.9% of which will not help you for the lsat. At least that is my experience.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: First Practice Test score
« on: August 31, 2011, 07:28:55 PM »
I started out at a 147. Within about a month of studying, I was up to a 157. Hoping I can get a few points higher to get a 160

Law School Admissions / Re: In a panic, seeking advice!!
« on: August 31, 2011, 07:23:29 PM »
Tulsa is probably not an option for you. Average gpa is like 3.3 with the 25th percentile well above 3.0. I think the average lsat is 155. Unless you are a minority, I would not get any hopes up on Tulsa. You would have an ok shot at okc law. average gpa is 3.14. average lsat is 150-151.

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergrad suspension
« on: August 18, 2011, 10:26:12 PM »
I question if I should explain the suspension at all. I think my transcript should be adequate at explaining that I did terrible my freshman year, got suspended due to grades, then bounced back and got all A's and B's throughout all of my remaining semesters. I feel that my grade trend is obvious and giving a lame excuse like "I just wasnt prepared" is a bit cliche. Does anyone agree?

I trust the powerscore bibles when they say its never a good idea to read the stem first. They give five good reasons why to always read the stimulus first. One is simply time management. They say that studies indicate that if you read the stem first, you read the stimulus second, and often times you go ahead and read the stem another time. Which is just wasting time you dont have to waste. The second reason is that some stimuli have two questions which each have their own question stems. Then you will be concentating on finding the answer to the first question stem while reading the stimulus, and not concentrating on understanding the stimulus as a whole, which causes you to have to read the stimulus again to answer the second question stem. There are 3 other reasons for why you should read the stimulus first, but I dont have my lr bible with me to explain them properly. But, those two reasons by themselves should be convincing enough.

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergrad suspension
« on: August 18, 2011, 12:00:49 PM »
Should I talk about the suspension in an adendum or on my personal statement?

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergrad suspension
« on: August 18, 2011, 07:29:45 AM »
And I thought I should mention that is my lsdas gpa because ive retaken the classes I did poorly in and recieved A's in all but one of them. And my school averages the two scores so my ugpa and lsdas gpa should be almost the exact same.

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