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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlist 06-07
« on: February 08, 2007, 09:37:04 PM »
WL'd @ RU-Camden. Ouch.

Well, at least if you go to Michigan you can be fellow alum with Ann Coulter! Now that's just exciting.  :D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: LSAT Advice, Please?
« on: February 07, 2007, 02:29:26 PM »
Yeah, my chances of getting Brooklyn scholarship money, more or less admission at this point, are nil unless I kick some serious butt on the LSAT. I think that having my application go complete in early March, even with a slightly improved score, might present some problems. I wonder if I would just be better off lifting the hold on it and telling them to evaluate it as is, since I already paid to apply.

In response to latenitesession: Yes, I'm afraid that I will bomb it, but since the acceptances I do have can't be revoked (I think?) this shouldn't be that big of a problem. I'm guessing most of my decisions will be back from other schools by the time my new score shows up on LSAC anyway, so the only decision a bad score would affect is Brooklyn's.

I think I'm leaning more toward taking it, and canceling the score before I leave if I think I completely tanked.

Choosing the Right Law School / LSAT Advice, Please?
« on: February 07, 2007, 01:18:17 PM »
So, here's the story. I took the LSAT in Sept, got a 158, and was semi-disappointed. My practice scores were all in this range, however, so I guess I couldn't have expected much higher. In January, after applying to Brooklyn Law, I got a letter from them urging me to retake the test, as my score falls slightly below their average. I told them to hold my application, and signed up for the February test.

Fast forward a couple weeks, and let's just say that I haven't practiced and do not feel confident that my score will improve enough to be accepted there. If I were to get in with a 158, the $50,000+ yearly expense would be a huge issue for me. After just getting into Rutgers Newark, one of my top choices, I am hesitant about retaking for several reasons:

1- I don't think I have a great shot of improving
2- By the time my score will come in, it will be late February and my chances for admission to Brooklyn will be lowered (even with a slight improvement)
3- I don't think I can afford the school if I don't get money to go there

So, basically there is a chance my score could go up. By some miracle, I could earn a 165 and get money to attend schools who do want me. However, that chance is so-so.

In my place, would you retake the LSAT, submit your application as-is to Brooklyn, or withdraw from Brooklyn?

I apologize for this long-winded post, but I'm pretty confused about this...  :-\

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances for Fall 07
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:15:47 PM »
In @ Rutgers Newark....sweet.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Housing at SUNY Buffalo ...
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:42:43 PM »
as a heads up, i applied in late december and just got my decision today. 6ish weeks is not too shabby.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:35:06 PM »
So to change the topic a bit...I just got my acceptance letter yesterday  ;D


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances for Fall 07
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:30:31 PM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances for Fall 07
« on: February 02, 2007, 10:28:22 AM »
In @ Seton Hall, and quite happy about it :-)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State
« on: January 27, 2007, 01:26:12 PM »
Thanks to both of you :-)

I've been to Carlisle several times (granted a long time ago, and for Corvette shows), and I actually like it. I grew up in a small rural town, so I actually prefer Carlisle to University Park. That said, I'm concerned about what the campus is like while the new law buildings are being built. How close is the transition building to Dickinson's main campus, and how is parking? Also, how are the current changes affecting the school's reputation?

In terms of housing, is there a particular area (or even apartment complex) where students tend to live? It seems like options might be limited in Carlisle, although rent is a lot cheaper than what I'm used to in Jersey.

This is a random question, but can you use a MAC? I know that in some schools they're not compatible with exam software, but I don't know if this is the case @ PSU-DSL.

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