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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Don't care what I get anymore!
« on: November 28, 2006, 07:29:44 AM »
Ditto to the entire process.  I am tired....

I'll be glad to read it...PM me.

I am revising my PS today, so I am in the frame of mind.  Please PM it and and I'll let you know something...

Can you PM a paraphrase / sample of your PS prompt/s as well?


PM me...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: February LSAT-
« on: November 21, 2006, 08:27:01 AM »
I am in a similar situation, except I chose the Feb07 date.  I knew that I needed the extra time for studying.

Before I switched from Dec to Feb, I emailed all 8 schools that I am to applying to and explained my situation.

All 8 replied and supported my decision and emphasized that a higher score would trump a late app.  All things considered equal of course.

All 8 encouraged me to apply in Dec and indicate a Feb07 exam on the app.

All 8 did explain that I would be at a disadvantage so late in the cycle, but reminded me that it was important to score high on the LSAT.

I am not going to lose any sleep over it. 

If I were you...I would check with each school.  My earliest deadline is Feb 1st at UNC, but like I said, I will have the app in way before.

I hope this helps…

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: hi there - 1st post
« on: November 21, 2006, 03:48:10 AM »
Welcome Murph...

Yes, Kramer disappointed me as well.  Obviously some deep rooted issues there?  I don't think I'll every watch Seinfeld in the same way again.  I'll always see him with a shaved head and shouting expletives at people.


Sure PM it...I will have some time this afternoon.


Sure...I'll be up for a while longer and maybe I can get something back to you tonite.

I like this under 25% question.  That is most likely where I will be after Feb07.  Without a doubt under 50% anyway.  UNC is my reach and I am gonna need some strong soft factors if I want a chance.  UNC is not all glamour for me, it also has a lot to do with in-state tuition as well.  Campbell is my #1, but the money factor scares me and contrary to myth, NCCU is not a shoe-in for everyone.  I have thought about plugging in some far reaches as well...Wake, American, etc.

That is where my question comes in.  I believe that I have strong soft factors by default since I am non-trad with 20-yrs of mistakes and learning from them.  My one draw back is my Char & Fit Addendum...HS and College mistakes 20 yrs ago with good explanations.  Some partying too much and minor traffic issues.

For the miracle examples like, UCLA, et al; what makes the difference?  Is it all the PS?  Non-trad diversity goals?  Maturity?  Or do I need a Dub-ya in my portfolio?

My LSAT goal is 160, but there is a good chance I could come in at 150.  Who knows? 

Anyway, thanks for motivating me.  After a couple of months lurking here and on LSN, I was excited at the prospect of attending Cooley.

There is hope after all...

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: 1st practice lsat
« on: November 19, 2006, 04:00:14 AM »
Freezing cold was a 137 a couple of months ago.  I had no clue as to what I was doing on the first test.  Freaked out over the timing issue.  Learned a quick lesson.  Then I took a Kaplan simulated PT at a local college and scored a 144 a month ago.  I bought both Bibles and I am in deep study.

I'll take another PT over Thanksgiving holidays and see if there is any payoff.

I have until Feb07. 

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