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Law School Admissions / Confused about applications
« on: September 03, 2008, 09:52:34 PM »
Ok. So I'm finishing up my first application, to Cardozo, and I got a fee waiver from them. How do I inform LSAC of this? It still wants to put the $70 in my shopping cart. The one catch is that I took the LSAT last february, got the fee waiver for last year, then responded to Cardozo and said I wanted to apply this cycle and they said sure, attach it to this application.

How does this work?

Law School Admissions / Why X essays
« on: August 15, 2008, 05:17:53 PM »
What is the admissions office looking for here? I mean, length/subject material. I started writing one, and I feel like its just a fellatio fest about their school. I'm just talking about their programs, but is there another thing I can discuss? And length?

Just finished a second draft. Traveling overseas, so its hard to get people I trust to look at it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Potential schools?
« on: June 29, 2008, 04:54:16 PM »
Hey, I graduated from a state school with a 3.13/171.. I'm applying to schools in September.. Just setting up a list and any feedback would be helpful, thanks..

About me: I'm leaning towards environmental law, but I'm not committed to it, as this will probably change during school. I'm open to any part of the country, but from PA originally, if that makes any differences. I have average softs, nothing that will really differentiate me from the crowd. My PS touches on a troubling part of my junior year of college which was a personal struggle- during that time I had a terrible gpa. Also, I went to school in a tiny town. I don't want to do that again for LS:


Wash U
Case Western
Ohio State

Choosing the Right Law School / Fee Waivers
« on: March 11, 2008, 11:22:58 PM »
sorry, this question probably should have went in applications, but its such a mess over there I figured it would be overlooked...

I took the lsat in february, and since I received my score I have gotten a couple fee waivers from decent schools, although they are for this cycle and I'm applying in the fall. I got those pushed back to next cycle, but my questions are: Alot of people with my score have gotten fee waivers at top schools. When are these handed out, do they stock up all the lsat scores (will the fact I took it in february cause me to be overlooked because I'm kind  of in between cycles?), and how do the schools decide who gets fee waivers?


Studying for the LSAT / Logical Reasoning sections
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:02:01 AM »
When there are 50 logical reasoning questions on an LSAT, why do they split them up 26/24 most of the time?

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT practice tests
« on: December 17, 2007, 12:44:42 PM »
I bought the next 10 lsats book (tests 29-28, roughly from 1999 to 2002) and have started practicing.. It has crossed my mind that these could be outdated tests, so would it be worth it to get some more recent tests, or will these be alright?

Also, on my first test today, i started at 830 and missed 7 on the first section, 5 on the next three sections combined. If its from being so early, is there anyway to combat this?

Law School Admissions / School Index
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:11:09 AM »
how do students know what their index is at certain schools when applying? Do the school inform them, or is there a formula that can be found online for every school?

Studying for the LSAT / question about the word "conclusion"
« on: December 10, 2007, 01:13:40 PM »
I was doing a little practice LR today instead of studying for a final, and I came across a question that asked what the conclusion of the argument was.. the argument was a building block of logical premises on top of each other to prove a point... would the "conclusion" asked about in the question be the final premise or the main point that was proven?

i hope that makes sense. lol

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / PS ideas
« on: December 09, 2007, 01:17:53 PM »
Just a quick question about my PS.. I was a college football player (its wierd saying was considering i got done 3 weeks ago) and before I go to law school I am travelling for 16 months. Does anybody have any ideas how and if I should use these in my PS statement without it coming out as these two cliches: "I played college football, therefore I worked hard and showed discipline and face adversity" and "I traveled the world, so I am well-rounded"?

Thanks in advance.

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