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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Free Visits
« on: November 21, 2006, 07:00:54 AM »
Hmmm...maybe I should just start calling places and asking!?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: darned 25%...
« on: November 21, 2006, 06:58:52 AM »
Hmm, I just put in an app to Case as well, think I'm up to 25 now... Should be some chance that at least one of them wants me!

Haha, man I pray you get in! lol.  25 apps- how did you keep the names straight for them all!  But good luck- just don't take my spot at Case! lol.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: darned 25%...
« on: November 20, 2006, 08:51:50 PM »
Thanks for the help guys!  I think I am just going to apply.  I didn't apply early decision because it is binding and I wasn't sure I could afford it.  Plus, CSU nearby said I should get "a decent scholarship".  I wanted to make sure I wasn't locked into anything.  Honestly, CSU and Case are kind of equal as my top choices.  I'm staying local and both have excellent reputations here.  Case starts going over regular apps in January, so I figure that with my numbers hopefully I wont be tossed right away.  Either I can get accepted (yay!) or set aside to come back to or waitlisted.  I figure if that's the case, then I can retake in February once I have had a ton more time to prepare and make sure I am back at my 162 average for the test.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 20, 2006, 08:46:16 PM »
No one listened here.  oi.  lol.  I live just outside Cleveland- a big city yes- not NY, but big and we have literally tons of firms here.  I looked at Jones Day- equal grads from t3 CSU and #51 Case.  Jones Day is an international firm.  Not too shabby.  Further, Jones Day and Squires, Sanders- among every other firms- hold interviews on the CSU campus a few times a year.  Yes, those big firms come to you at the little t3.  Moreover, tons of judges in Cleveland and surrounding counties, and a ton of politicians come from the t3.  And I'm not talking about city council members, I'm talking reps in DC.  So please, do not make judgments when you just don't know.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: darned 25%...
« on: November 20, 2006, 11:27:40 AM »
Thanks guys!  And thanks for not yelling at me too, lol.  According to the LSAC calculator I have a 30-40% chance of admission.  I know that thing probably isn't the best to follow- but hey, it's something!  I never did find out if that constituted a "reach" or not.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: darned 25%...
« on: November 20, 2006, 11:06:07 AM »
I may be a complete idiot about this, its ok I will accept it, but what does URM stand for?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: darned 25%...
« on: November 20, 2006, 10:45:49 AM »
Your chances are good.

I like the way you think! lol.  Thanks for responding to my other post as well.  I made this one more to the point!  I got yelled at for being unmotivated on the other! lol.

I guess the way I see it is that at the lower end of the LSAT scores you just have to find a way to set yourself apart from all the others?

If the deposit is cheap (meaning you can afford it) then just send it in.  Worst case scenario, you lose that money and pick a school you like more.  Just ask yourself if that money is worth the peace of mind for life that you made the correct choice?  Or try calling- you'll get a much, much quicker answer!  Try asking without giving them your name first.  If they want you so bad they should be ok with your decision.

Make sure it's not one of those early deposit deadlines for first choice and stuff.  Check their website and makes sure the dates match up to what they are telling you.

Choosing the Right Law School / darned 25%...
« on: November 20, 2006, 10:38:20 AM »
I asked this elsewhere, but thought I'd try this thread.  I am applying to Case, here are the #'s:

ME          CASE
3.71        3.57 (75%)
156         157 (25%)- 161 (75%)

Thank god they take the higher score...I also have 3 years at a law firm, an internship with the public defender's office and a 3.94 degree gpa.
What are my chances?  I'm considering retaking the LSAT.  Yes, I know it's in 2 weeks, but I think if I work my ass off I could do it.

Chances?  Opinions?  Thoughts?

Law School Admissions / Re: Oh boy- what's a girl to do!!!
« on: November 20, 2006, 09:42:29 AM »
The solution to your problem sounds like it lies in your ability to market yourself to Case.  I don't think that you should retake the LSAT now without doing sufficient warm-up prep work.  So, that said, the question becomes how to best position yourself to get accepted to Case.  I think the answer is that you sit down with the admissions folks at Case and lay it all out for them.  If they accept you, you will come, so thus they aren't hurting their selectivity numbers by letting you in.  Plus, your GPA is very good for them.  Finally, you will not be asking for money from them because you have money coming from somewhere else.  Make yourself more attracive to them.

Actually the money is coming from them, the scholarship is through them, the donor was just an alumni from my college so she made them give preference to grads.  Luckily for me no one from my school has gone there in the last like 4 years at least- or even applied I don't think!  I have 3 years experience at a law firm and had an internship with the public defenders office, so hopefully that will help.  I honestly feel I have a good chance.  It basically would just make me feel better having a higher LSAT.  So I guess all I can do is practice as best I can next week.  They're median is a 158/159 so I don't need to be too much higher to give myself a really great shot.  I know that after my failed atempt last year, when I came back to it I did much better.  maybe my mind having the time to process it all will make it feel like second nature.

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