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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Catholic
« on: March 16, 2007, 01:22:16 PM »
So it looks like i might be ending up at Catholic in the fall.  I went to the admitted student reception in Boston two weeks ago, and am going down for a visit on April 2nd.  Seems like a pretty decent school mid-high T3, was in T2 last year from what I hear.

I would love to hear more about it though if anyone has any thoughts/comments to share?

I hope everyone's searches/decisions are going well!!

Cheers!

Jane

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You're all nuts....Games section will be a BREEZE!!!!  Dig in, study hard, and let's watch it all pay off on Saturday :)

Luck to you all!

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LSAT horror stories / Re: MISBUBBLED!!!
« on: September 25, 2006, 04:30:38 PM »
Can someone clarify exactly what is involved in hand scoring?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Just my Luck
« on: September 25, 2006, 03:54:10 PM »
Sorry to hear that you are not well.  Deep breaths, exercise, lots of water, less caffeine, and ibuprophen before bed to help muscles relax.

Just found out myself that I apparantly have been battling strep throat.  I've been trying to convince myself for days now that it's just a cold that will be gone by Monday and that no WAY could I have strep the week of the test.  Doc confirmed strep today.  eek!  Antibiotics here I come!

Rest up everyone, all of your studying will do you no good if you're not well rested Saturday.

Best of luck to you all :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: EIGHT DAYS!!! ARE YOU PSYCHED?
« on: September 22, 2006, 11:38:57 AM »
I am SO excited!! I wish it were THIS Saturday.  Except for the fact that I"ve come down with a bit of a cold. Nothing a little dayquil and yoga can't cure though ;)

Dig in and study hard everyone, we're almost there!

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Law School Applications / Re: Looking for help with an addendum
« on: September 14, 2006, 04:56:39 PM »
Thank you for your input.  I am going to keep my PS about what i have learned from this life altering event of my mother with alcoholism, but I will consider editing the part about how my grades suffered, and doing an addendum instead.

Anyone else have any thoughts on doing an addendum vs. leaving it in PS?

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Law School Applications / Re: Looking for help with an addendum
« on: September 14, 2006, 04:39:35 PM »
Hi, and thank you for your reply!

In my PS, I just carefully tucked in there that while I was caring for my mother with alcoholism (which ultimatley shaped who I am, etc.) my grades were slightly affected by the frequent traveling and the inability to withdraw from the class. 

So you are suggesting that, yes, I should enclose an addendum addressing the "F"?

If so, what about the schools that don't specifically say on their app: "please attach any additional info that may help the adcomm's evaluate your app" or something? Should I attach anyhow?

Thank you again for your help with this.

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Law School Applications / Looking for help with an addendum
« on: September 14, 2006, 04:00:18 PM »
Hi Everyone!

Thank you all for your great posts and advice.

I have a few questions regarding addendums. 

First, my personal statement strongly addresses my lower GPA at the first Undergrad. university I went to (3.0 at UNCC with one F) and then I had a 4.0 from my graduating university for 2.5 yers (Northeastern University).  My mother is an alcoholic and i flew home every weekend to help her, often missing a Monday Anthro. class from which I was unable to withdraw.  I explained in my PS that a few of my grades suffered becuase of my mother's illness, and I went on to talk about how the disease impacted me, and where I want to take my legal career based on this, etc.  I did not specifically address the "F".

My question is, would it be wise to specficially address the "F" in a separate addendum almost by way of a DS for having economic/family hardships so that there's no question in the adComm's mind why I got an F? Or should I not draw too much attention to it by talking AGAIN about my lower grades at UNCC, and just hope that my PS covers me?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

These boards are wonderful, I"m relatively new, and have already learned so much from you all!

Cheers!

Jane

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Looks like Georgetown only wants one if you are transferring into Georgetown from another Law School.  If I am mistaken, could someone kindly point me in the right direction of their Dean's Cert. form?

Thank you All

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Law School Applications / Changes of Getting in
« on: September 13, 2006, 10:44:21 AM »
Hi Everyone!

This is one of my first posts on the board.  Only a few of my friends are applying to law schools, so I don't really have a good base of people to run possible schools by.  Any help is greatly appreciated :)  My GPA from UNCC was 3.0 after 2 years (in my PS I explain the circumstances of my mother's alcoholism during these years and why my gpa was low, and why i subsequently took two years to help her get back on her feet).  MY GPA from my degree awarding school, Northeastern, was a 4.0 while going to school ft and working ft.  My overall GPA is thus a 3.5 per LSAC..boo!  I haven't taken LSAT's yet, 17 days! Ranging between 158-164 right now on my MANY practice tests  Here's my general list of possibilities (remember there are definatly long shots in here):

George Washinton
Georgetown
American University
Catholic
George Mason
Boston College
Pepperdine
Villanova
William & Mary
UCLA - Hastings
Standford (i know)


I'm open to suggestions as well!!

Thank you all very much  :)

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