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Law School Admissions / PS Readers?
« on: December 05, 2007, 03:45:16 PM »
Hi guys,

I've been trying to rework my PS essay for the last three months and the admissions councilor guy I hired doesn't seem to be much help. All he's willing to do is correct comma splices etc. Nothing substantial has come out of it. I would be incredibly grateful if you guys would be willing to read my stuff.

I will, of course be perfectly willing to return the favor. I'm really on a time crunch and I don't know what else to do.

Thanks! :)

Law School Admissions / Re: 768-post LSD veteran taking questions
« on: December 05, 2007, 03:39:48 PM »

Hey Ghostface,

I'll totally read yours if you're willing to read mine. PM if you're interested.



Law School Admissions / University of Iowa Resume/ Residency?
« on: December 05, 2007, 02:58:42 AM »
There is a section on the University of Iowa application that asks you to list everything you've done for the last three years that is of significance. This section was in the residency section so I am not sure if it still needs to be answered. Furthermore, they also ask for a resume and I feel that my resume and that sheet would cover the exact same thing. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Help! School choices, what fits?
« on: October 15, 2007, 12:34:34 PM »
I've been doing a lot of practice exams and in most of them I've been scoring a solid 163 so I'm actually being incredibly conservative when I say 160 if that helps.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Help! School choices, what fits?
« on: October 14, 2007, 11:51:25 PM »
I actually did that I'm actually waiting back on the score. I scored high 150's and then I'm expecting low 160's for this second one. Which is why I listed 160. It's probably more like 160-163.

Choosing the Right Law School / Help! School choices, what fits?
« on: October 14, 2007, 09:39:46 PM »
It's getting to crunch time and I've got nothing. I've done a crap load of research, read a million threads and I just feel like all of the info is buzzing around in my head with no focus. Plus, there's also the issue of law schools fudging data and really, what ranking can you trust?

I'm having a really hard time picking law schools to apply to and that's why I cam to you guys. You're more or less the most critical experts I know so it'd be great if you could let me know what you think.

My UGPA is a 3.5 with an LSAT of 160 and I'm based in California. I also don't mind travel if the law school is worth it.

Main interest is in international law, property law and maybe real estate. Biggest concern is getting a job coming out of law school and having a salary that won't cripple me with debt.

I've thought about applying to Loyola, Ca, San Diego U, Arizona U, UC Davis, Hastings, and Cal Western. What do you guys think of these schools? Any suggestions on additional schools? Other perspectives would be really really helpful right now as I am totally panicking.


Choosing the Right Law School / Need Help With Schools
« on: October 14, 2007, 12:42:48 AM »
So I've been researching all of the schools, but I don't feel like I am doing a good job of getting to the meat and potatoes of the matter. All I can find are statistics and I'm never sure how much fudging is happening with them. I would be really grateful if you guys could lend me some perspective.

My stats are (rather sadly) such: 3.5 GPA, 1st LSAT 157 2nd LSAT: Pending but probably 160-162. (though the numbers don't look it, I studied my ass off. Took ever single test, but alas.)

My main requirements are that I can get a decent job after graduation, and that I'm not too into debt. 60k there abouts. I really don't want to be carrying a 100k debt while working on a 40k salary. That would be a nightmare. I like helping people, and I am interested in International Law (specifically China), Small business law, and real estate law. A government job isn't out of the question but with my personality I would be only average at anything trial. Maybe contracts?

I'm based in California but I'm pretty open to other locations. If you guys have any suggestions or even a good consultation company I would be grateful.


PS: Right now the only definite school seems to be Loyolla Maramount in CA

Law School Admissions / Law School Admission Counciling?
« on: August 01, 2007, 11:05:13 PM »
Hi guys,
As a bit of a noob. I was wondering if you could tell me what admissions counseling companies are good, if any, and what I should be looking for? I've seen Kaplan and Inquarta. They both seem good but looks can be deceiving. Is it even worth it for the cost?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: underperformed June--September it is
« on: June 14, 2007, 09:13:01 PM »
How could this be post-mortem-ish? I don;t even know what the second game is about! :)

Exactly, not talking about anything terribly specific. I already canceled anyways. Today in fact. I am so glad that I did. Feel somehow liberated.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: underperformed June--September it is
« on: June 14, 2007, 01:55:45 PM »
I am definitely canceling! I totally messed up on the LG section on the Freedom game with the MGM rule. Misread the rules and then accidentally skipped over the easier ones to work on that one. Gah! I hate having to study again but I would rather have a cancellation than have a stupidly low score on my records. Anybody else have the same problem on the test?

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