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Studying for the LSAT / Re: silent timer vs a watch
« on: July 06, 2004, 03:27:01 PM »
Thanks for the info, but if I clip the spring wouldn't that forever silence my watch?  I'd rather buy the timer, because I use the alarm function at other times.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: silent timer vs a watch
« on: July 06, 2004, 12:54:59 PM »
Me too!  I've been using my Timex digital watch, but there's no way to disable the alarm.  Radio Shack here I come.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: LOW LSAT Score
« on: July 06, 2004, 12:44:07 PM »

Is a 153 below your average?  By your posting tone, it's not indicative of your usual score so just retake the LSAT in Oct... and do well.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: July 06, 2004, 12:12:19 AM »
Thanks Delta Law,

I spoke with the Dir of Admissions and sat in on a class. The instructor was Meg Penrose and she was great. If you get to choose any classes take her. You could tell she loves teaching. She also worked in Texas. I'm from CA and applying to all the UC's and you're right their out-of-state tuition is less than UC's in-state. My only reservations were that the students didn't seem very helpful when I asked a few questions after the class was over and that the student body isn't very diverse. Hope you don't mind if I email you in Sept to see how you like it there or you could send me an email. Good luck.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: July 05, 2004, 11:13:10 PM »
Delta Law,

I visited OU ls. Actually, it's the only ls I've visited, because I was out that way this past April. If you don't mind me asking, what other schools were on your list and why did you pick OU? Their new library and renovations really make the school look well endowed.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Powerscore
« on: July 05, 2004, 09:33:13 AM »
I'm taking the Testmasters course.  With RC I think you just have to practice and understand why your answers are wrong.  They definitely improve your LG & LR.  The course is worth it as long as you do the homework.  Good luck.

Law School Admissions / Re: When to apply?
« on: July 05, 2004, 09:06:09 AM »
Thanks for the info and advice.  I'll wait til the scores are released and send in all my apps on Nov.1.  Tou guys are great.

Law School Admissions / When to apply?
« on: July 04, 2004, 10:40:41 AM »
Since I haven't read any posts on my current dilemma, I thought I'd ask for some advice. 

Unlike most of you, I never even thought about going to grad school til this April.  Due to a myriad of reasons, my first 2 academic yrs of college took me about 7 actual yrs with intermittent enrollment.  While working I took some community college courses to increase productivity at work and just for my own personal interests.  I didn't concentrate on grades because they didn't matter to me and I never thought I would go back to earn a Bachelor's. These courses really hurt because I got 2 D's and 1 F.  Spring 2003 was my first semester back and I've gotten a 4.0 since.  My cum GPA is now 3.47 and rising.

I took the LSAC practice LSAT in the comfort of my own home in May.  I got a 154 with about 3 extra minutes added because I didn't turn off the phone ringer.  Knowing that the LSAT is going to determine my future for possibly the rest of my life, I borrowed the $1200 I needed for an LSAT prep course.  I've already seen a huge improvement and we're only about a third of the way through.  Currently, I think I can score about a 158-165, but our next diagnostic isn't til 7/17.  After completing the course if I continue to improve, I might be able to score between 168-170, but that's all speculation.

My question is I have no idea how admissions will take my unconventional education and life experiences (which is another story).  I want to have all my apps (btwn 10-15) done by Sept. 1 to increase my chances of admittance and so I don't have to deal with them during the semester, BUT as you all know the LSAT isn't til Oct. 2 and the results won't be known til Oct. 25.  Should I go ahead and drop the grand on all the apps and spend all that time completing them or should I wait for my LSAT score?

Btw, I'm 37, female, Asian, and applying to all the UC schools (CA, not CO or CT), some midwest schools (maybe I can get in on diversity), and a couple 3rd tier schools.

Sorry this post is so long, thanks for all your input.

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