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Law School Applications / Re: GPA
« on: April 04, 2007, 08:41:29 PM »
thanks for the updates on the test prep services.. im not in NY quite im finishing my BA in Mississippi (of all places).. its a big research school... but I want to go to NYC for law school and at least a major city from florida so yeah i know how it is in big cities.. but thanks again for all the info about lsat prep and the gpa addendum!

Law School Applications / Re: GPA
« on: April 04, 2007, 06:24:41 PM »
Oh ok.. i wasnt so sure of the other test prep services because I've really only heard of kaplan and Princeton review.. but i will look into the others..

also... im really interested in going to a law school in NYC... considering my gpa just under 3.0 and high 150s/low 160s likely lsat anybody have suggestions?? I know New York Law School looks pretty good for a safe bet..anybody know about NYLS?? thanks!

Law School Applications / Re: GPA
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:57:35 PM »
have you used any of the other test prep services besides Kaplan? how did that work out for you? Is there something wrong with going with kaplan?

Law School Applications / Re: GPA
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:49:30 PM »
Im hoping to have it in the low taking the kaplan prep course this summer so my practice lsat 158 should go in that area hopefully and be a big help overall.

Law School Applications / Re: GPA
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:42:01 PM »
It's not so much a question of how low your GPA is, but whether or not there are extenuating circumstances that affected it. If your GPA is low because you are lazy or just not a very good student (not saying you are) then an addendum probably won't help. On the other hand, even if you have a relatively good GPA, but there is a (good) reason it's not as high as it could be, you might still write an addendum. Good reasons to provide additional information about your GPA might include a serious illness, a death in the family, beginning in a major that really didn't suit you, etc. The important point is that there needs to be some evidence that what you claim in your addendum is true. So, for instance, if you claim that your GPA is low because of an illness, your case will be greatly improved if you can point to semesters in which you were healthy and performed well.

The bottom line is this: an addendum is supposed to provide additional clarification that may not be obvious from your numerical data. If there is nothing to say, then there is no reason to write an addendum, even if your GPA (or LSAT or whatever) isn't satisfactory.

To be specific, my gpa overall is just under a 3.0 which would put me in the 25th percentile area of most top 100 schools. And I havent took the LSAT officially..but I've done practice tests and score in the upper 150s and Im hoping to get into a top 100 school in the northeast. But my gpa isnt low because of illness, death, or family issues.. its only low because I may have disagreed with professors or just didnt adequately prepare.. I wasnt sure if i needed to write something about the gpa since it was under a 3.0

Law School Applications / GPA
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:18:34 PM »
what gpa requires an addendum? How low of a gpa do you have to have that you should write one? Do you need to write one if you have less than a 3.0? 2.5? Considering that Im not applying to top 20 schools..but all top 100.

thanks for the help!

Law School Applications / New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 03, 2007, 10:27:32 PM »
hey everybody, im applying to law school next fall and im really looking at New York Law school and i want to know if anybody knows anything about it.. people who have toured it, current students, or alumni even..

i have aproximately a 2.9 and estimate my lsat to be in the high 150s like at least 157- probably 158- 162 so i think i have a good probability of getting in... im also applying to fordham pt, cardozo, and pace for schools in NYC.

Let me know if anybody knows anything about NYLS.. i know the basic advertised stuff but id like more detail since im really looking into this one  :) - Applying to in NYC: Fordham pt, Cardozo pt, ____, and NYLS

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / New York Law School??
« on: April 03, 2007, 09:12:54 PM »
Hey everyone, Im applying to law schools this coming fall and I really want to go somewhere in NYC so I plan on applying to Fordham (pt), Cardozo, New York Law School,and Pace (although just outside NYC) for the schools in the NYC area. Im estimating my lsat to be in the upper 150s like at least 157 and my gpa to be about 2.8-3.0 oh and yeah im just finishing undergrad so i'll be right out of college. So if anybody has any information on NYLS that would be great! Im looking more at it bc Im pretty sure its somewhere in NYC that I can likely get into.

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