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Law School Admissions / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: February 08, 2008, 01:42:20 PM »
Wow, I'm starting to think I should have applied there.  You're the second person in our range on this board who got in to GM.  Congrats!


Law School Admissions / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: February 08, 2008, 07:30:39 AM »
I'm in at George Mason (PT) with a 159.  This was the first school I heard back from this cycle and it is one of my top choices so I'm pretty stoked!  Even though I would have preferred the FT program, they told me transferring to the FT program for 2L is as simple as filling out a form.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: February 06, 2008, 01:39:28 PM »
What kinds of job opportunities are there around Eugene? Though I've read otherwise in this thread, it's hard to believe that it could offer anything approaching those offered in Portland. I don't think I would want to move to Portland from Eugene in the summers in order to get an internship, job, etc. so what do UO students usually do?

I too am interested in any input from those that are in the know about summer jobs/internships, etc.  I have a family and uprooting them or living apart during the week every summer does not appeal to me so much.

Law School Admissions / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: February 06, 2008, 01:23:36 PM »

Hey guys, I saw this and thought it was a cool thread.

I had a 157 from September, and got in at George Mason, my #1 choice.  There were a few other good schools that accepted me, but being ED, I had to withdraw hearing back from everyone.  You can definitely get into a Tier 1 being in the 150's.

This is good news for me as GM is one of my top choices.  However, I know they have been rejecting people with much better numbers (LSAT-wise) than me. 

Due to circumstances, I wasn't able to re-take the LSAT. I just couldn't focus on the RC in December and that led to my score.  It was very frustrating seeing that RC (along with LG) was one of my strong sections.

Hey ColvilleWA ~ do you live there?  My parents grew up there and I still have family in that area. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: January 30, 2008, 10:18:39 PM »
Thanks Alamo. My wife's a photographer but if I get in to W&L and decide to go there, we'd be moving from the Pacific NW so she'd probably need to do something while trying to establish her business. Good info. Thanks again.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:21:44 AM »
Long time lurker here that's finally posting a little.  I'm still waiting to hear from W&L (it's one of my reaches), but I'm wondering if any of the 1L's on here can speak to how non-trad students like W&L.  In particular, non-trads with families.  It obviously sounds like a great place for a family, but what I would be concerned about Lexington's location and finding summer work and having to possibly uproot the family each summer.  Any thoughts?  Thanks!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle Area Legal Scene?
« on: January 09, 2008, 10:09:49 AM »
I have a friend going to the UW law school now (2L) who loves it and another who graduated from there a while ago and is working somewhere downtown.  I went there for two undergrad degrees and a master's and personally would like to go somewhere different for a change but I did apply there nonetheless.

Same here.  I have my UG degree from UW and have lived in the area for 20+ years.  I love Seattle, but would like to maybe go somewhere different.  However, if I stay here I will have a ton of potential contacts, etc. through my current job. 


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Seattle Powerscore
« on: July 17, 2007, 09:28:04 AM »
I'm currently taking a PS class in Seattle.  I was only half-way through both bibles when the class started a few weeks ago.  Obviously the methods taught are the same as the bibles, but our instructor seems to use the PS methods to supplement her own methods.  The foundation is definitely PS, she uses all of the examples in the books, but she doesn't just read from the books/bibles.  Also, the class does not follow the same order as the bibles, which I thought they would.

The class time moves along a little slow for my liking, but I decided to take it for the structure and the homework.  The homework (so far) is substantial, with a lot of practice questions.  I also like the fact that they always add practice problems from previous lessons/problem types into the homework, in order to keep you sharp. 

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