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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: "low grading UG"
« on: January 05, 2007, 01:05:48 PM »
LSAC takes into account the grade distribution of your undergrad institution and calculates something based on its average distribution. I'm not sure how much of an affect this has, or how much you can expect, but I probably wouldn't count on it being particularly helpful to your official GPA.

Law School Admissions / Re: Who are you waiting for?
« on: January 05, 2007, 01:03:35 PM »
Stanford. I can't stand waiting for this long...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Undergrads that Broke Your Heart
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:32:41 PM »
I only applied at one school in order to save money for... law school.

Now, zero date, some savings, and a huge bill on the horizon.

Boalt notified me by email earlier this week.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: The Stanford Thread
« on: December 21, 2006, 09:53:24 AM »
I've heard from california natives that Stanford doesn't carry the same kinda name as the Ivy league schools, especially in some of the rich areas of California (Santa Barbara, for instance) where East Coast prestige is very important. I'm a west coaster (not cali) and I can't believe that, because where I'm from Harvard, Yale and the other Ivy league schools are a big deal, but Stanford is at least their equal and Cal is in the same league as most of the other Ivy league schools as well due to its tech reputation.

I'm biased against the east coast though, because I really don't get the appeal. More people, worse traffic, 3 hour time difference means sporting events start 3 hours later, it's hot and humid in the summer and freezing in the winter, and I could keep going but I think my sentiments have been expressed.

Law School Admissions / Re: your thoughts on inflated GPA vs LSAT
« on: December 21, 2006, 09:38:40 AM »
A median LSAT is in the low 140's? The worst score you can get is 120, so I think low 140's is pretty awful, even if it is technically a median score.

I think that with a 4.0 and an LSAT that low, you're in trouble at a lot of schools, even lower tier schools. If you have a 3.3 and LSAT in the high 160's, you're probably okay at a lot of schools outside of T14.

Your school doesn't matter much. If you go to Stanford or an Ivy, you might beat out a person with similar numbers, but you're not going to get boosted way up above anyone else with similar numbers.

Law School Admissions / Re: Boalt Complete???
« on: December 20, 2006, 09:39:48 AM »
I applied on Nov. 17th, went complete Dec. 13th, and received my acceptance Dec. 18th, so it did come pretty fast after I went complete.

It shouldn't count as both sports in the same year if Florida wins the BCS championship - different academic year, plus it was the 05-06 basketball season and it is the 2006-2007 football season. Not to nit pick or anything, I'm mostly just jealous - my school (OSU) won the college baseball world series, but that's not nearly as cool as basketball or football.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I'm Terrified of the Socratic Method
« on: November 30, 2006, 11:50:34 AM »
There's no better way to learn something than to answer a question incorrectly in front of a big group of people.

Embrace that, go to class prepared, and it shouldn't be a problem. Also, I may be a sadistic ass, but I really enjoy watching people get really nervous and stressed out by questions during class.

Law School Admissions / Re: Quinnipiac Jocking You Hardcore?
« on: November 30, 2006, 11:37:26 AM »
Yeah I've gotten a few emails badgering me. I'm not going to apply there, regardless of what they do.

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