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Law School Applications / will they wait for me?
« on: February 04, 2008, 08:24:21 PM »
Okay so after the third attempt at this test, I can finally say that I walked away confident in a reasonably good score, one that will reflect what I was getting on PTs.  It also helped that I was admitted to two schools walking into the test, to boost the confidence level.

A few things I worked on, in case anyone is in this retaking mode -
diaphragmatic breathing
a med prescribed from the doc for lowering blood pressure
making sure to complete the first 10 LR questions in 10 minutes, keeping to 8 min per game and 8 min per RC passage


My question (s) - if a school is in the process of evaluating my file and see that i have sat for the feb test, will they wait?  If my file looks good enough with my current scores would they just accept me now or do they have to wait?  (this doesn't make sense to me because I was admitted to some schools already, but other schools that I am basically auto-admit have not accepted me yet)
If I get a rejection before the score is released, can I sort of repeal and say, "oh but you didn't look at this score?"
Should I call them to tell them to wait specifically, because I have a feeling that they will already have the information that another score will be coming?
If a school does not accept Feb scores, will a better score effect being moved up on a possible waitlist?

Does anyone have advice about this, possibly from previous years?  Specifically for:
Hastings
Davis
Cardozo
American
Boalt (I can dream, can't I?)

Please please respond if you have any knowledge about February test acceptances!! thank you

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Studying for the LSAT / Who else has got some major test anxiety?
« on: January 13, 2008, 08:56:04 PM »
Gearing up for the third and final shot at this test...first and second test I got the same exact score.  My PTs were consistently 10 points higher than my real test score, so I wasn't so happy with my score.

The first test I bugged out during the RC section, didn't finish in time but balanced it out with a great LG section.
Second time around I did slightly better on the RC but was so nervous that blew the LG and ended up with the same score.

One of the things that I realized was that I am much more prone to guessing on PTs but on the real thing was obsessed with checking and rechecking answers, which slowed me down alot.

I'm using virtual proctor which I hope is helping.

I'm seeing a doc on Tues to talk about taking something for the anxiety, wanted to see if anyone else out there has seen such huge drops in PTs to the real thing, and if anyone else had spoke to professionals about taking something to help with anxiety issues?


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Law School Applications / a weird kind of addendum?
« on: October 16, 2007, 09:08:51 PM »
Hey -

Looking for some advice if it would be weird to add some personal information into my application.  I'm from NY  but just moved to Northern Cali with my husband who just started medical school.  That being said, I have to limit my options of where I can apply because I can't see myself moving away from my husband (I'm sure other people have made that decision, but I'm not in favor of doing that).

Do you think an admissions committee would find that ridiculous if I mentioned it?  Basically... I can only apply to about 4 schools here which makes a big difference to my application process.

Let me know what you think...don't be mean!!

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I'm applying to UC Davis and UC Hastings - both apps were supposed to be open on Oct 1st, and it's still saying no apps for me on the LSAC website.

Anyone having this same problem?

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