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Everything Loki said, with an emphasis on 2 and 4.

Here's the thing: the LSAT is such a huge factor in law school admissions that until you have an actual score (or at least a series of consistent practice scores) everything is speculation. GPA and LSAT determine just about everything. LORs, grade trends, etc are of minimal importance.

For now, focus on improving your score as much as possible. With a prep course or some kind of structured study regimen you can almost surely gain a few points. Even raising your score 3-5 points will give you many more options.

Lastly, research the state bar admission rules of the state in which you intend to practice. A misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances, could give you trouble beyond just law school admission. 

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: June 10, 2016, 11:24:44 AM »
Hey Cinnamon, remember when you said Sanders was "poised to win California"? That was funny.

The Bernie supporters (and I actually like Sanders more than HRC on a personal level, believe it or not) seem to ignore the fact that HRC got almost 4 million more votes than Sanders. Even if there were no such thing as super delegates, she'd win. The Sanders supporters and Trump supporters do have one thing in common: they are both prone to BS conspiracy theories. It's not rigged, there is no suppression, she simply got more votes because she's mainstream and Sanders is fringe.

At this point, the cake is baked. Sanders looks like a grumpy sore loser and his crowd sounds like a bunch of whiny children. He ran, he lost. Get over it. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: PhD and law school
« on: June 10, 2016, 11:18:00 AM »
There are a lot of issues to address here, I'll try to be brief.

1) Dropping out a PhD program will probably not make much (if any) difference in applying to law school.

2) It's probably a bad idea anyway.

I assume that you went into a PhD program in order to go into academia. I can't imagine spending that much time and money in school just for $hits and giggles. I further assume that the academic lifestyle is appealing to you, since you clearly like being in school.

Take some time to find out what the practice of law is like, because it is nothing like academia.

No offense, but you do in fact sound like a "perpetual student". Someone who always thinks the grass is greener. The problem is that if you do go to law school you will likely end up having to practice law in order to pay off the debt. Trust me, after five minutes at a law firm that old dream of getting a PhD will start to look pretty damn good.

Of course, much of this also depends on what your PhD is in, and where it's from. In other words, a PhD in Engineering from MIT is a better bet than a PhD in Art History from Unknown State U. As you no doubt are aware, academic hiring is abysmal right now, thus a law degree could be a safer bet.

But if I were close to completing a PhD in a field which might actually get me a job, I'd finish.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: June 08, 2016, 11:22:49 AM »
Cinnamon, it's just too easy.

I said a while back that once Sanders officially lost you'd go from "Sanders is poised to win!" to "She'll be indicted!". Sure enough, on cue, you've pivoted to your next BS claims. You have been wrong literally every single time.

It's not going to the convention. Sanders will drop out soon.

Go cry in your popcorn. 

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: June 06, 2016, 10:36:32 PM »
You're voting for Trump. It's obvious.

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Honestly, until you have an actual LSAT score everything is pure speculation. The LSAT is such a huge part of the application that it will totally overshadow stuff like LORs, internships, etc. I don't think you can really assume that you'll score 170 even if you're scoring 165 on practice exams.

That said, if you score 170ish, I would think that you'd have a good shot at many T14 schools. Maybe not HYS, but some others for sure. At this point, just focus on the LSAT.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:40:06 AM »
So if it's Trump vs Clinton, who will you vote for?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Sticker v Duke$
« on: June 02, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »
First of all, these are both great schools and you can't really go wrong with either one. That said, I would be inclined to simply choose the cheaper option. NYC is insanely expensive, and you could very well go way over your predicted cost of attendance.

Both schools will give you a shot at Biglaw, although I assume that Duke is probably better if you want to live in the Southeast.

Aside from cost I would think about where you want to live for three years. NYC and Durham are very, very different places with totally different lifestyles. Also, NYU and Duke are pretty different places. NYU is very liberal, very PC, and Duke is more conservative (or at least more tolerant of conservative views). These are things to consider if you're going to spend three years somewhere.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Disillusioned Associate Attorneys
« on: May 23, 2016, 12:43:03 PM »
Who said it was a wonderful job?

Seriously though, depends on what you do. I know some who are miserable and others who are happy. Most are either miserable or happy depending on what day it is. Just lost an MSJ and the boss is pissed? Unhappy. Just won an acquittal after months of hard work? Very pleased. It's all relative.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: May 19, 2016, 10:58:04 AM »
If you believe there are "minorities" than you have to acknowledge all minorities like Icelandic Americans

Icelandic Americans benefit from Viking Privilege. You're so racist.

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