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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Should I take a speed reading course
« on: May 22, 2007, 06:58:47 PM »
I was actually wanting it for the LR section as well.  When I took the Sep test I didn't finish the LR section because I kept having to reread.

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Studying for the LSAT / Should I take a speed reading course
« on: May 22, 2007, 06:45:34 PM »
When it comes to the LSAT, I have to constantly re-read as I suffer from sever anxiety.  This slows me down quite a bit.  After taking and cancelling the LSAT that I took last September I came up with the idea of taking a speed reading course to help boost my reading speed to save time on the LSAT.  Does anybody here think that it would really help me on the LSAT?  If so, what are some good resources I could use to boost my reading/comprehension speed (web sites, books, software/CDs?)? Thank You in advanced.

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Law School Applications / Re: Where do I stand: lower GPA question.
« on: May 22, 2007, 02:40:43 PM »
Also, go to lawschoolnumbers.com. This site is invaluable! There are many people with your gpa that got into law school, so don't get discouraged, esp. if you have a disability that can explain some of your problems in undergrad. Ace the LSAT and put together the best application you possibly can. Good luck!

Here's where I am at a disadvantage.  I'm white, I do not have work experience in any type of a career, etc that many with my grades that got in.  I'm worried. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Where do I stand: lower GPA question.
« on: May 20, 2007, 06:14:51 PM »
First off, I have no idea what lawpad.com is, but I don't understand your question ... did you plug in every grade you ever received and it told you what your LSAC GPA would be?  If you have only attended one school and they graded on a 4.0 scale there are few reasons that your GPA would drop, so I figure it might be a flaw in whatever crappy program that site runs.
Second, don't start your research at lsatreport, lawschoolnubers, etc.  The Official Guide to ABA-Approved law schools, available at www.lsac.org is the best resource for raw data.  Most schools publish a matrix showing applications/ acceptances for various LSAT/ GPA combos.

Thank You.  I haven't taken the LSAT yet so it all still seems so uncertain to me.Where do you find the stats chart on LSAC.org?

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Law School Applications / Where do I stand: lower GPA question.
« on: May 20, 2007, 05:37:29 PM »
I have an undergrad GPA of 3.00.  I just entered a calculation on the LSDAS GPA calculator on lawpad.com?  Well, anyways instead of my GPA being close to or around a 3.00, it came out at about a 2.85. I am Caucasian, so I don't have the advantage of being a minority. My questions are:

I have some learning disabilities and other challenges that have made school more difficult than it should have been, would it help if I made a disclosure in an addendum. 

What kind of chances would I have of getting into any law school?

How high would I have to score on the LSAT just to get a decent look?

It seems kind of bleak to me, am I justified in feeling so. 

I'm hoping to get into the following schools at least:

-Texas Wesleyan
-U of Nevada Las Vegas
-U of Wyoming
-U of Houston
-Texas Tech
-Seattle University
-Gonzaga
-Texas Southern
-Whittier or Chapman in California
-Thomas Jefferson
-U of Kansas
-William and Mary
-U of Wisconsin

Does anybody have any recommendations of other schools that may give me a serious look despite my GPA?

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Law School Applications / Undergrad GPA vs LSDAS GPA
« on: May 20, 2007, 04:38:26 PM »
Does anybody have any idea how many of the admissions committees would weigh the undergrad GPA vs LSDAS GPA? 

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LSAC and LSDAS / How can I calculate my LSDAS GPA?
« on: May 20, 2007, 01:28:43 PM »
Does anybody know how I can calculate my LSDAS GPA?  I got a 3.0 at a private institution and don't have a clue on what bearing it will have on my LSDAS GPA?  Also with that GPA am I screwed?

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