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Where should I go next fall? / Help me with my list!
« on: September 18, 2007, 02:15:03 PM »
Institution: Large Public
GPA: 3.44 (attaching an addendum to explain poor freshman grades)
Degree GPAs: History 3.6
                    Government 3.8
LSAT: 164 (3 points lower than practice, but only half-heartedly considering a Dec retake)
Recommendations: 1 from Director of Liberal Arts Honors, should cover my abilities as a leader
                        1 from professor I worked for and took 2 classes with, should explain that my grades aren't reflective
                        1 from a lawyer I worked for, should address my interest in law
Soft factors: TAed a liberal arts honors freshman course
                     Worked for 6 months in a large city law firm in high school
                     Worked for 1 year in a small law firm in college
                     Working currently at a restaurant
                     Tennis club, economics club, volunteering with therapy dogs, etc.
List of schools:
Boston College
Boston University
George Washington
Washington and Lee
Washington University in St. Louis
U of Houston
U of Texas
UNC- Chapel Hill

This might be a little too detailed, but I wanted to cover everything. Am I on the right track, considering my numbers?

LSAC and LSDAS / Re: LSAC is so slow already!
« on: July 10, 2007, 04:00:23 PM »
My transcripts took 8 days (sent June 25th, processed July 3rd).
I did except it to go a little faster, but I guess that's reasonable.
At least I know how long I'll need to send things in!

Law School Applications / Re: Undergrad in 3...
« on: June 27, 2007, 02:38:09 PM »
I never thought one way or the other about this, just assuming that since it's not that unique it wouldn't matter.
As someone who is graduating early with a double major (in the same college), but who has also worked part or full-time for years, do you think I'll face the same problems with questions about maturity and "rushing" to graduate?
I'm only graduating early for financial reasons, do I need to explain that?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prudence of taking September LSAT
« on: June 24, 2007, 03:33:18 PM »
Hey Meliss-- looks like we're applying to a lot of the same schools :P  (BC, BU, Fordham)... what's your GPA/LSAT?

PMed you with that info!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prudence of taking September LSAT
« on: June 24, 2007, 01:23:35 PM »
The correlation I've heard is to do that equation with your verbal score (so if you got a 1460, but a 800 in math and a 660 in verbal, your predicted LSAT would be a 166 instead of a 173).
Obviously, it's only a correlation, and if you were "coked out" for your SAT, as some previous poster mentioned, then it's not going to give you a really good guideline for the LSAT.
In my experience, having just done practice tests, my SAT indicator falls on the high end of my practice scores but stays in a +/- 2 range.

I'm wondering the same (for Austin). Princeton Review seems good, but what have people experienced with the prep courses here?

Recommendations / Re: LORs and Evaluation Forms
« on: June 18, 2007, 11:40:14 AM »
Thanks y'all! I'll start sending out LoR requests then.

Recommendations / LORs and Evaluation Forms
« on: June 17, 2007, 08:31:15 PM »
I'm applying for the Fall 08 term, so applications aren't available at most schools just yet.
I don't know which schools are going to suggest that I submit an additional evaluation form from my recommenders.
Should I give my recommenders the LSAC form and addressed envelope this early on in the process, knowing I might have to go to them again with more forms once applications are available, or should I wait until I can give them everything at once?
What's the proper etiquette?

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