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Law School Admissions / chance calculators
« on: July 05, 2004, 11:08:11 AM »
So, how reliable are these things?  I know that there are other items considered than just LSAT and UGPA.  How many of you all used them and have been accepted (or not accepted) to schools.  Did they seem to judge correctly for you?

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Wow, well that's interesting!  I will hunt around for it.  Do you remember off hand if they post the cut-offs for each category on there?  I assume you were making up the number for Georgetown.  I am also aware that they probably change each year, but am just curious.

Thanks!

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I was reading in a book today (I think it was called "How to get into the top law schools".  They had a section on these indexes and someone from admissions at Georgetown said they didn't use this index.  Anyone know if that is true or not?  When were those formulas published?

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I have begun writing my personal statement and would love it if one of you would take a minute to read it to let me know if I am on the right track, or if I should dump it and start over.  Just respond and I'll send it!

Thank you  ;D

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: where can I get in?
« on: July 05, 2004, 09:20:49 AM »
Do you think this is true even if you have completed a masters?  I just can't imagine law schools holding something like that against you, unless you make it clear you are using law school to run away from your program.  I think for most people it has taken grad school to realize that we should have pursued law school in the beginning.  I for one had doubts about my decision to attend grad school my first week in class.  Not because of the pressure of school, but because of the career I would eventually have!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: where can I get in?
« on: July 05, 2004, 09:04:59 AM »
I agree with this last statement.  As I am leaving a PhD program, as well, I think the best way to go about it is to view it as a career change. 

I still think that having stron recs. from your advisor will help!

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Causal relationship means that one thing causes another.  An example would be eating fatty foods causes weight gain.

A correlation, however, merely suggests that there is a relationship between the two.  For example, there is a relationship between LSAT score and performance in Law School.  However, the direction (therefore the "cause") of this relationship cannot be determined.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: me again!
« on: July 04, 2004, 01:11:21 PM »
That's a good idea- I hadn't thought about Emory... guess I was ready to get out of Georgia :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: me again!
« on: July 04, 2004, 11:22:29 AM »
I know, you're right about CL and NYU...  and I am still considering them.  This sounds really stupid, but my mom won't come visit me in NYC.  Which, is kind of a big deal to me, considering if I go to law school there, chances are I will stay there.  But, I might end up applying to them as well, just for some more options.  I think my mom can get over it :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / me again!
« on: July 04, 2004, 10:38:45 AM »
Me again :)

Okay, I have come up with a list to the schools to which I will apply.  I will be applying as early as possible.  4.0 GPA from a private, liberal arts undergrad, as well as a 4.0 in coursework at my grad program.  I will have letters of rec from my grad advisor, who, although I am leaving a PhD program, is VERY supportive of my decision, plus she has said things to me along the line of "you are the best first-year I have ever worked with".  In undergrad I was in several honor societies, a sorority, volunteered for the rape crisis center, etc.  Also- LSAT is 167

Here's my list, what do you think?

Harvard
U Chicago
U Mich
Northwestern
U Penn
Georgetown
Duke
George Washington
Boston U
Ohio State

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