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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Overheard (or seen) at the LSAT
« on: October 01, 2006, 09:48:21 PM »
Well my experience was with the SAT, not LSAT, but amusing enough to share.

This extremely nervous girl sitting to my immediate right had 5 pencils on her desk... with BOTH SIDES sharpened.  Once the proctor got to her when checking ID and asked if she had an eraser, she panicked until someone kindly gave one to her.  The moral of the story?  Don't walk into a scantron exam with pencils that have both sides sharpened....

Studying for the LSAT / Re: when were october 2005 scores released?
« on: October 01, 2006, 09:38:28 PM »
I remember that it was supposed to be released on a Monday but I somehow got it the Friday before.  It was rather shocking to see my gmail notifier inform me that I got an e-mail from the LSAC people with my score....

Studying for the LSAT / Re: YET another cancel q
« on: October 01, 2006, 09:31:19 PM »
If you take the LSAT in december, you're gonna be applying very very late in the process.  The disadvantage you would have to deal with would be rather significant and I think at that point it might make sense to wait a year and apply in the next cycle.  Whatever the case, don't assume that you can just cancel now and take it in December.  Unless you're fairly certain that you bombed the LSAT, I don't think it would be wise to take it again in December if you're planning to apply this cycle. 

Also, with the new LSAT retake policy, can't you just wait to see what you got on this exam and retake it again in December without any penalty?  If I remember correctly, don't most schools just take the higher of your two scores? 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Do my college grades senior year matter at all?
« on: September 29, 2006, 11:42:37 PM »
If you apply to a wide range of schools, including reach schools, you will probably be waitlisted to a few of them so your senior year grades may be relevant.  I wouldn't kill myself to get a 4.0 but you would want to maintain or improve your current GPA if possible. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Why so long for the actual test
« on: September 29, 2006, 11:26:43 PM »
A lot depends on the type of proctor you get as well.  My roommate and I took the LSAT at the same test center but we were situated in different rooms.  My group finished about 45 minutes earlier than the other group probably because our proctors were quicker in giving out instructions and collecting/distributing the test booklets. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Am I Screwed?!
« on: September 29, 2006, 11:25:05 PM »
I took the October LSAT and spent 2 weeks recovering from it.  I think I spent another 2-3 weeks writing up and editing my PS.  I believe all my applications were sent out a week or so before Thanksgiving and I was still apparently very early in the game.  Some schools don't even look at applications until January or so.  I believe Boston University sent me a postcard saying that they don't even look at any applications until January 1st or something (correct me if i'm wrong).  As of now, just concern yourself with the LSAT, take a week or so just to relax and just brainstorm for some ideas, and then start writing.  While you're doing that, print out those LOR forms and get your professors to fill those out because some take up to a month to mail those darn things in. 

Long story short, I didn't start my PS until 2 weeks after the LSAT and I still sent in all my apps relatively early.  Don't worry about it chief :)

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: ST JOHNS
« on: September 29, 2006, 11:19:57 PM »
SJU was actually one of the schools I was considering this summer.  SJU is actually extremely good with giving out scholarship money so if you're hesitant to take out massive loans, SJU might be a great choice for you if you have the right numbers.  I have a few 2L friends there and apparently they really like it there. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Let's talk rank...really want opinions
« on: September 29, 2006, 11:05:52 PM »
According to what i've heard from friends in your situation, attending a T3 law school in New York can become extremely problematic.  I had a few friends that are currently 3Ls in New York Law School (no not NYU), Touro, and Hofstra and they all seemed to complain that it was extremely difficult for them to find the type of employment that was necessary for them to pay off their loans.  As was said earlier, you're competing with a whole lot of students in higher ranked schools.  If you're planning to take out massive loans to pay off your law school debt, attending a T3 school might ultimately hurt you. 

That said, it is definitely better to attend a NY law school if you're definitely planning to practice law in NY.  Whatever happens, I wish you the best of luck!  And if you're somehow able to become extremely successful and open up your own firm in NY, please hire me :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any reviews of W&L or Tulane?
« on: September 29, 2006, 10:56:35 PM »
I'm also a 1L at W&L and I am really enjoying it here.  All the students i've met have been extremely friendly and down-to-earth, the professors are excellent, the honor system really seems to work here, and the small class sizes are great. 
If i'm not mistaken, there are roughly 120ish 1L's and the small size allows for lots of individual attention.  I have 3 advisors, all my professors knew me by name within the first 2 weeks, some dude that works at the bookstore somehow knows me by first name (and i swear i never introduced myself to the guy), and all the professors have an open-door policy where you can go in at any time to discuss the material. 

Feel free to PM me or something if you have any further questions.

Good luck on your memo alamo.  mine was due tuesday and I shed many many tears over it... a little piece of me died inside....

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