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... not much has changed, except a job. Any ideas how to change my narrative? Should it play on "maturity gained" in the time off?

I think that the usual thinking is that the application needs to be different in a substantive way if you want to apply to the same schools.  What I take that to mean is a shiny new LSAT score, a new degree, or a killer new experience.

I would definitely play up the maturity angle, but taking the LSAT for a higher score may help too.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 3.9/176
« on: November 17, 2008, 07:46:15 AM »
I smell a flame...

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Law School Admissions / Re: "decent softs"
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:57:27 AM »
Soft factors are just that, SOFT.  While they can help you if fantastic, they will not hurt you if mediocre as long as your numbers are good.  Numbers will win out at the end of the day.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.99/166 T14?
« on: November 15, 2008, 08:09:58 AM »
retake the LSAT and apply next year.

Not necessarily.  I had a lower GPA and a similar LSAT and still got in.  I think if the rest of the app is solid, it could happen.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 2.96 gpa/172 lsat and a bunch of questions
« on: November 15, 2008, 08:08:13 AM »
I'm confused. Maybe it's late, or maybe I'm memo'd out, but that didn't seem to be a response to anything I said.

LOL - No, it was not at all.  I had a total brain disconnect for a second and thought I was posting in a diff thread.  Sorry!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: 2.96 gpa/172 lsat and a bunch of questions
« on: November 14, 2008, 08:24:27 PM »
They might as well. This is reason enough to never take a Kaplan course. Not only is it plausible that the people teaching you only had a 163 (or whatever), but they don't even have to have done so under pressure. Perhaps the latter part is overblown in terms of showing how to answer questions correctly, but it should still be an important element I'd say.

I still think that, with enough lead time and the right materials, people can prep themselves for the LSAT without a class. 

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In order to procrastinate in making my contracts outline, I will read it!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why Aren't You Studying on a Friday IN THIS ECONOMY?
« on: November 14, 2008, 06:18:42 PM »
haha...

but I'm studying  :'(

Life sucks. 

I may or may not study tonight.  Money's on the "may not."  ;)

You're at Penn so you don't have to. You'll take those impeccable writing skills that your 3L instructor taught you straight to Skadden this summer for the big bucks.

LOL.  Mainly, it's because I am so tired from the week thanks to my memo being due.  Oy.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why Aren't You Studying on a Friday IN THIS ECONOMY?
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:27:17 PM »
haha...

but I'm studying  :'(

Life sucks. 

I may or may not study tonight.  Money's on the "may not."  ;)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why Aren't You Studying on a Friday IN THIS ECONOMY?
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:04:43 PM »
???

I am.  I think studying on Fridays is TCR until things get better.

Wally, there IS a line of good taste that people should try not to cross  :-\

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