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Choosing the Right Law School / Penn State Law
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:55:01 PM »
I'm wondering whether to send out an application (I live about 3 hours away).  I hear the school could rise in the rankings because of the Penn State name, but I have no idea where its grads actually work.  Pittsburgh has its own school and Philly has its own schools.  Any thoughts on the school?

Studying for the LSAT / Should I cancel?
« on: February 06, 2008, 08:14:49 AM »
Here's the thread you were waiting for...I got a 159 in Dec and I took it again last Saturday.  Depending on what the curve is, I probably got about the same this time, but I didn't feel that well and I had to randomly bubble some, especially on Logic Games.  This is probably the last time I take it, unless I am on  a wait list real late in the summer or something.  Waiting til next year is probably not an option.  So would it look worse to have a "cancel" sent to the schools after my 159, or maybe a 157 or 158?  Of course, there is the small possibility I got 160 or 161.  My gut says cancel, but it basically depends on whether the schools will penalize me for a slightly lower score.  (I have only notified reach schools that I am retaking, though all will get the new score.)  Thanks in advance!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Stetson placement in FL
« on: January 26, 2008, 06:16:38 PM »
What's the job market like in the Tampa area?

Choosing the Right Law School / Throw a reach at GW, ND, or BC?
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:16:41 PM »
Just under 3 GPA, retaking my 159 LSAT in a week.  Looking at the LSAC calculator, getting a much higher score would put me more in the game at ND than at GW or BC...but on the GW website, it shows a chart showing better possibilities.  I'd rather apply to BC out of the 3 (and it's a simple application), but it seems to be the toughest with a low GPA.  Any thoughts?

On those Ciolli rankings of placement, Case and American are higher than Fordham in NY, NJ, and PA placement.  Could this really be true?  Why are lower-ranked schools in other regions doing better if Fordham has a great rep in NYC?

Also, it showed VERMONT placing better than St. John's and Brooklyn.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / St. John's or Seton Hall
« on: January 20, 2008, 09:42:04 AM »
I'm going to apply to one of these two schools.  They seem like basically clones of each other.  So basically, does one or the other have a slight edge in NYC placement?

Studying for the LSAT / Notify only reaches about retake?
« on: January 18, 2008, 11:06:01 AM »
I applied to 9 schools, and I am going to apply to about 6 more.  I plan to retake the LSAT in February.  From contacting the schools, it seems like it varies on what I should do about notifying.  From what I read, I should definitely notify the schools which I have very little chance to get into based on my current score, but it seems like I should let most of them alone and hope the new score is high enough to bump me if I'm borderline.  It is possible to do the same or even worse in the retake, so this seems to be the best strategy - just notify the true reaches.  Any thoughts?

I applied to 9 schools already and I am finishing up applications on about 6 more.  Retaking the LSAT in February.  I'm wondering which schools to notify about the retake, because although I might do better, I might not do much better, and February makes it later in the process and therefore more competitive.  Seems like I should only notify schools which are currently reaches/long shots.  For the others, I will probably take my chances with my current score and hope a higher LSAT score can boost me if I'm borderline, since they will get notified when that comes in.  So is this strategy right?  Just notify the reaches?  Thanks for your help.

Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers-Camden or Villanova in Philly?
« on: January 11, 2008, 04:03:16 PM »
I grew up in the Philly area and I'm going to apply to one of those schools if I retake my LSAT.  I could get in-state tuition at Rutgers, so if Villanova isn't substantially better, it would be Rutgers.  Also, I have grad degree and work experience and Villanova seems to be all just-out-of-college types.  Any thoughts? 

Studying for the LSAT / Contacting schools about retake
« on: January 09, 2008, 10:42:47 PM »
If I email schools about the potential benefit of a higher February LSAT score, stay anonymous or show my name?  I don't want to be negatively affected if they assume I'm retaking and then I don't go through with it...

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