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Law School Applications / Re: Texas ED
« on: August 15, 2009, 02:45:20 AM »
What were your numbers? Were you out of state like me?

Lower GPA but higher LSAT. Also out of state.

Also for what it's worth, their dual degree in Eastern European Studies/Russian studies really interests me...would it be a good idea to mention something like that in a PS?

If you're writing a Why Texas (or something like that), I'd mention the dual degree program for sure (as well as how it relates to your future career plans).


Was your LSAT above 170?

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas ED
« on: August 15, 2009, 12:14:36 AM »
By the way...my GPA is 3.43...I've been out of undergrad for a couple years and have decent soft factors (went on a scholastically related international trip, volunteer work etc.).  What do you guys think I'd need to get into Texas? 168 or so? I'm not talking to get my percentage in the 90's...just maybe into the 60's.

Also for what it's worth, their dual degree in Eastern European Studies/Russian studies really interests me...would it be a good idea to mention something like that in a PS?

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas ED
« on: August 15, 2009, 12:13:03 AM »
By the way...my GPA is 3.43...I've been out of undergrad for a couple years and have decent soft factors (went on a scholastically related international trip, volunteer work etc.).  What do you guys think I'd need to get into Texas? 168 or so? I'm not talking to get my percentage in the 90's...just maybe into the 60's.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas ED
« on: August 14, 2009, 10:51:39 PM »
Applying ED to a school with non-binding ED/EA programs doesn't prevent you from being considered for scholarships because they still need to entice students to attend. From my own experience, I applied ED to UT and received a rather substantial scholarship still.

Good luck!

What were your numbers? Were you out of state like me?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 2 cancellations
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:40:09 AM »
What's the real point of cancelling a score these days? The ABA requires laws schools to take the highest score so I don't really see the point.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dartmouth U
« on: April 04, 2007, 10:45:07 PM »
The motto is a reference to the Bible's John the Baptist as well as to the college's location on what was once the frontier of European settlement.

It's also improperly translated from the Latin. Technically is "The voice of one crying in the wilderness."

That still doesn't explain why the school's motto has no meaning.  Usually you get something like "truth", or "let there be light", the meanings of which are fairly obvious in an academic context...but this one has no meaning.  The least they could have done was made it like "educating one redskin (yes, i'm using this word on purpose) at a time".

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Dartmouth U
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:17:52 PM »
What the @#!* kind of motto is that? The voice of one crying in the wilderness??

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Powerscore LR bible
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:30:03 AM »
I am going through the Powerscore LR Bible and wonder what approach others have taken in studying this book. Is it necessary to memorize all of the rules for recognizing types of arguments, or will they become natural with the more practice tests that I take?

Also, what methods have been most effective for you? Do you mainly study the PS book and take few prep tests, or many prep test and use the PS book to explain why the problem was right or wrong.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I'm starting to think the LR bible does more harm than good.  You try to apply all these rules it talks about and it takes you away from just using your gut instincts.  With that said, the LG bible is awesome.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Harvard Masters/J.D.
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:17:15 AM »
I have a peculiar situation on my hands. I'm a graduating senior at USC, with a 3.8 LSAC GPA, planning to go to law school soon. Last semester, however, a professor of mine convinced me to pursue a Masters in Islamic Studies at Harvard, and surely enough, after applying to the Divinity School at Harvard, I received an acceptance letter. I'm very excited at the opportunity, but my situation is this:

The Harvard Masters in Islamic Studies is a 2 year program. This means I wouldn't enter Law school until Fall 2009 (hence I would be class of 2012) after I complete the program at Harvard. I am young (21), but I've always wanted to set on my career at around 25. Besides this, I couldn't really find any negatives.

The positive side to this is that HALF of my Masters degree at Harvard can be fulfilled through classes taken at ANY Harvard graduate school. Of course, this means I can take classes at Harvard Law School, which means I can obtain a letter of recommendation from a Harvard Law faculty member, and then possibly apply for a Joint Degree program (Masters + J.D.), or even if I was to complete my full 2 years, I could still apply to HLS or any other law school for that matter (my preference is to come back to California and go to either UCLA or Boalt Hall).

What do you all think? Harvard for 2 years and then law school, or take a year and go to LSE (spend LOTS of money) and obtain a Masters in Political Theory, after which I enter law school in 2008? Any help is appreciated!

Unless you wanna be on the history channel, what the hell is the purpose of a masters in islamic studies?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR Section
« on: April 02, 2007, 03:32:56 PM »
I remember reading a few years back that the LSAC had begun to make the LR section somewhat easier.  I just was wondering if you guys know around what year that happened in.  I'm working on some PT's right now from about 2000, and I just want to know which side of these changes the 2000 tests fall on. Thanks.

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