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Studying for the LSAT / Help- I misbubbled. What do I do now?
« on: December 03, 2006, 12:30:28 AM »
The worst part is I know I was absolutely rocking the thing before it happened.

Basically, I skipped a question in the 3rd section (LR with the sliding doors and such) ,question 18. I noticed what had happened with 30 seconds left to go. At the time I wasnt sure which question had been skipped so there was no time to erase and rebubble. My fervent prayer was that it was the experiemental but the postmortem is indicating otherwise. The proctors wouldnt let me rebubble but did say that they could send in a note with my exam discussing what had happened and indicating that question 18 was the skipped question.

What do I do now?

Just cancel? I already have a mediocre score from september that should at least get me into my backup.

Is it possible they might actually take the addendum into account and score accordingly?
Can it be hand scored? If so, do I have to wait untill the scores are released before I can request a hand score?

The problem is that LSN puts me at about 50/50 for my 2nd choice school and I have already applied with the first score. The school averages- so I am a bit paranoid that the rejection letter could come before anything is sorted out.

Help?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.72 GPA/ 176 LSAT = Top 4?
« on: October 21, 2006, 12:59:46 AM »
you are almost certainly in at harvard.

No to yale.

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Where should I go next fall? / reapplying same year?
« on: October 20, 2006, 09:54:47 PM »
reapplying same year?

Well, I went from averaging 167 on the practice LSAT with a 174 high and 164 low to a 161 on the real deal.  :-\

GPA is a 3.67.

My schools were cornell and georgetown. Now, my former safety is now no certainty: CU boulder. According to the LSAC calc, I have a 50% chance there with my stats. If I apply now and am rejected come december, can I apply again in january with the higher score? Is there a general policy with that. Should I apply now with notice that I will retaking in december. I KNOW I can get at least a 170 if things go my way. I just dont want to shut myself out by applying later.

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BTW if you are serious about skiing. The website above is worthless.

www.tetongravity.com/forums will tell you all you need to know.

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Resorts dont open till 10?????

What are you smoking? ...because I want some.

If I want first chair at vail coming from colorado springs (3hr drive), I leave the door at 4:00am.

Eldora is 30min or so- there is a bus that runs. It is small though. The bigger resorts are in fact 90 min from bolder and are generally very crowded on weekends. Weekdays are ok.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Be Careful of Lower Tiered Law School
« on: October 19, 2006, 01:25:07 AM »
I would like to weigh in on this with the insight given to me by my dad. He the head hiring partner at a fairly sizable law firm...

I am not saying the above because I am trying to be an ass or pull weight- this is not my "uncle who works for the lsac"- just think his .02 might help people out.

Basically, he *might* give you an interview if you are #1 or MAYBE #2 in your class from a 3t/4t. However, you had better impress the socks off him in the interview. Even then, he has given manjy people in that position a chance in a summer associate position only to be disappointed with their performance. More and more, he tells me that he just does not bother with anybody not from a 1st tier. It is not because he is elitist and only wants to hobnob with other graduates of elite schools. The problem is that 9/10 times he finds that they simply cannot perform due to inferior education. Many times these people are actually very intelligent individuals that are perhaps capable of becoming good lawyers. However, they simply have not gotten the tools they need.

Yes, of course it may be possible to work your way up from a much smaller setting. But you are starting way behind in the race. Not only do you start behind, you are given far fewer learning opportunities starting in a smaller setting so it becomes even harder to catch up.

I would not have a problem living with a school that lacks prestige, but one that does not provide what I am paying for *an education* would be seriously bothersome.

BTW. My dad took the LSAT twice and remembers his score on both exams. He can still recite every school he got into, was waitlisted at, and was rejected from.

Heres to hoping Friday does not spell the end of my law school dreams  :'(

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: what's on your "lsat day" playlist??
« on: September 29, 2006, 12:46:20 AM »
queen "we are the champions"

and...

System of a Down "@#!* the System"

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Am I being unrealistic?
« on: September 28, 2006, 10:01:18 AM »
The issue is not getting into law school at that age, the issue is finding a firm that wants a 22 year old lawyer (or a client for that matter). I would  take some time off.

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Studying for the LSAT / will this timer be ok on test day?
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:11:27 AM »
will this timer be ok on test day

I bought a stopwatch from wallmart and disabled the alarm putting some electrical tape between the speaker and the spring contacts that connect to it.

What worries me is the requirement that the timer device have no other functions. The stopwatch also has a clock function with date. Does that count as another function, or are they talking about another function besides being a timepiece?

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My other stats:

White Male, No interesting cultural or other factors
I do speak spanish and headed a few clubs in college, nothing remarkable
GPA 3.67 (school and lsdas) mid 1st tier LAC, philosophy major, 3yr graduation
I can get stellar recs to yale due to some faculty connections, others schools I can get decent recs
1yr working in insurance

Right now my mean LSAT practice scores have been about 171. My low is 165. My high is 175.

At what point is HYS even remotely realistic for me? 170? 173? 176?

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