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« on: August 08, 2006, 10:32:30 AM »
is it possible to have it both ways? because i'd like to pay for the reports/ship it all out before late october if my application could be deemed 'complete' without the 2nd score. when people send off the apps prior to score reporting, does the admissions office say, "oh, this file came in 300th; it's missing an lsat score but it's secured the 300th place for review in november." or is it not complete til it's complete?
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:34:48 AM »
« on: July 17, 2006, 01:12:09 AM »
thanks for the advice. i'm leaning toward a retake but making the ps priority #1
« on: July 15, 2006, 07:55:58 PM »
does anyone know where i can find the preptests in pdf format?
« on: July 15, 2006, 05:28:23 PM »
« on: July 15, 2006, 05:24:01 PM »
errrr wrong board, i suck
« on: July 15, 2006, 12:51:31 PM »
i'm thinking of asking a TA and a "lecturer" (at my UG, an instructor who is not on tenure track and not necessarily a phd-- i've actually had 3 seminars with lecturers, but it's not that common) to write my academic recs. is it better to ask at least one full-fledged prof, even if the rec isn't as stellar?
« on: July 15, 2006, 12:42:20 AM »
Here's the thing: most law schools don't really care why you want to go to law school. They aren't particularly concerned with your "concerns". Most people didn't know what they wanted to do until they were in college and this is why you writing about how your conciousness was raised about issues of global justice will sound hollow and naive--because it's so unbelieveably typical, yet most people write about it as if they are the only "enlightened" one on X issue because of their "unique" (read: completely typical) college experiences.
I had this same problem when thinking about my PS. I identified myself as a feminist activist in college and wanted to write about why I wanted to fight for women's rights and how my unique experiences made me connect with the writings of this or that feminist theorist. Except anything I wrote sounded generic and "angry" and most importantly, wasn't about ME, but was about a very common intellectual stance on an issue that has been treaded on a million times over. I know when you believe something so strongly it is difficult to seperate that belief from your identity, but really, no one wants to hear about another college kid whose eyes were opened to the injustices in the world. As hard as it is to hear, that is not what makes you special to the admissions committee. Try to dig deeper, beyond your interaction with ideas, into who you are.
« on: July 14, 2006, 11:04:54 PM »
From another thread:
I JUST CALLED AND SPOKE TO ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS AT BOTH BERKELEY AND STANFORD. HERE IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY,
BERKELEY: "WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING THE HIGHER SCORE FOR THE 2007 ADMISSIONS CYCLE"
ME: "THANK YOU."
STANFORD: "OUR POLICY WILL BE CHANGED TO ADHERE TO THE NEW ABA POLICY."
ME: "DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING THE HIGHER SCORE, RATHER THAN AVERAGING?"
STANFORD: "IT MEANS OUR LSAT POLICIES WILL BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THE ABA'S DECISION."
Take what you want from that, but it sounds good to me.
stanford was strangely evasive! i asked if they would be averaging, and the woman responded: "we're considering all scores." "but are you averaging?" "we will consider ALL scores, not the average."
« on: July 14, 2006, 10:58:40 PM »
i dropped 5 points from practice; 4 of those points were lost in the first section because my pacing was completely off.