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Law School Admissions / Re: 2008 Applications
« on: July 19, 2007, 03:17:50 PM »
IIT Kent is also up

Law School Admissions / Re: How many schools should I apply to?
« on: July 19, 2007, 12:38:29 PM »
Yeah, on my diagnostics I was averaging 165-168, and Im studying now with TestMasters, so I hope to get somewhere back in that range, since all I did for practice on my first test was take diagnostics and use some terribly useless book from Kaplan.

Law School Admissions / How many schools should I apply to?
« on: July 17, 2007, 11:34:22 PM »
Right now, I have a 3.5 and a 161.  I am looking mainly at schools in Chicago (Kent, Loyola, DePaul) and Boston/NYC (Northeastern, Fordham ND, Cardozo, Brooklyn).  Should I be casting my net wider? I am taking the LSAT again on Sept 29, so I'll be waiting until then, and hopefully get a better score. Nonetheless, any suggestions?

Studying for the LSAT / How are multiple scores handled?
« on: July 17, 2007, 11:22:43 PM »
I took the LSAT in Feb 07 after basically only taking some practice tests and glancing at a useless book by Kaplan and got a 161.  I had been scoring around 165 (taking out an extreme 171 and 158) and my first diagnostic at TM was a 155, but I was completely off the day it happened.  Is it reasonable to expect to be able to get up to my former 165 range after TM?

Also, how will law schools look at the different scores?  Ive heard terribly conflicting things, so any clear information about how multiple scores are handled is appreciated.

I see myself as a pretty white bread kid, and as such, I am having a hard time thinking of a topic for my personal statement.  I guess this is not an uncommon problem, but I would appreciate it if any of you guys and gals could look at the few ideas I do have below and comment.

1. Growing up in a multi-cultural Korean-American environment
2. Study abroad semester (too common? it was my first truly "independent" experience)
3. Overcoming childhood sexual abuse (tmi?)
4. Favorite book and how it changed my life (too lame? it is true though....)
5. Life as a Cubs fan (overdone?)
6. Buying my first stock

All of these are stories I feel I could spin pretty well.

Thanks for the responses, and cheers.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I resubmit my transcript?
« on: July 17, 2007, 11:14:41 PM »
You guys are awesome. I will have it resubmitted.

Law School Admissions / Should I resubmit my transcript?
« on: July 17, 2007, 10:55:44 PM »
I recently submitted my transcript to the LSDAS, and it was processed.  Just this week, I received notice that my study abroad credit has finally been posted to my transcript (it had been about four months).  My LSDAS GPA was 3.5, and my study abroad GPA is well over 3.7.

For the purposes of my school, the study abroad credits are not integrated into my overall GPA.  Will LSDAS include them in their calculations? If so, would it be good for me to resubmit now, or wait for fall grades?

Finally, is there any credence to the rumor I hear on campus (I am at UChicago) that the LSAC and law schools in general take into account how "hard" a school is? Personally, I do not buy this, since I think UChicago is not "harder" than any other school, but what is the official stance on this?  I mean, is my 3.5 from UChicago better than a 3.5 from a state school or community college in the eyes of admissions officials?

Cheers all. This is my first post. :)

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