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Law School Admissions / Re: When to submit my transcript?
« on: June 22, 2008, 11:52:07 AM »
Sweet, thanks.  I guess I'll just go ahead and send it in ASAP.  One more thing that I can cross off my list of application *&^% to do...

2-3 pages, double spaced. Anything less is too little and you'll look like a slack ass, anything more is too much and no one will read it.

You can probably get away with just one PS (I did), but you might have to retool it a little bit here or there for a particular school.

This is basically what I was planning on doing.  I figured I'd have to edit the generic one at least a little bit for each app.  May I'll write a targeted one for my top choice or two...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 2008 Curve Prediction
« on: June 22, 2008, 11:46:48 AM »
Looks like I'm in the moniority, but I don't think it was easy enough to warrent a -8 curve.  I'm going to go with -10, straight up.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see though...

So it's not determined by wordcount?  I figured there would be a pretty universal template for all of them, maybe with some minor variations of length for a few apps... not so?

Guys, how long should this bad boy be?

I'm trying to get a jump start on my PS for my applications this fall.  I don't have access to the new applications yet, so I'm wondering what the general word requirement/limit for the PS?  It is pretty much the same for every school?  Can I get away with writing one generic statement for use in every application?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Law School Admissions / When to submit my transcript?
« on: June 19, 2008, 06:59:49 PM »
Hey all,

I'll be applying during the 2008-2009 cycle, and I'm wondering when would be a good time to go ahead and submit my transcript to LSAC?  I plan on applying early on, so technically my GPA won't cahnge (have any more grades on it) between now and when I go complete... does that mean I can go ahead and send it now if I want?  Thanks in advance.

Hey all,

Now that I've taken the LSAT I'm starting to plan out the things I'm going to try to get done this summer in order to make submission of my apps in the fall as easy as possible.  As I gear up to get my LORs done, I'm realizing I have a few questions.  Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.  Feel free to post other questions you may have as well.

1.  I noticed on the LSAT website that you can submit LORs as "targeted" (letters being targeted to a specific school or "general".  Given this difference, do admissions officers look down on receiving the latter as opposed to the former?  It seems like it would be way easier to just submit a few generic letters and be done, but I wanted to be sure that was ok first.

2.  How many LORs do you typically send?  Although I'm sure it varies, I was thinking of just sending 2 or 3 to each school.

3.  Who should I have write my LORs?  The general concensus seems to be undergrad profs I've had in the past.  I've had some jobs/internships in the legal field, so I'm wondering if maybe getting one letter from someone I worked with might be better than having all of my letters from profs?
4.  Assuming I want to get my apps in when the schools are first opening the floodgates at the begining of the cycle, when would be a good time to get in contact with the people I'm intending to have write my letters for me?  As I said before, most of mine are going to be profs so I assume it would be nice to let them get a chance to work on them before summer is out?  When should I ask them to submit them to LSAT?

5.  For submission to LSAT is snail mail ok?  I read a thread with someone freaking out about the unreliability of the USPS, and suggesting faxing all of the letters in.  Is it really that big of a deal?

Thanks again.

Damn... I'm hoping for an experimental LG section, which has only occured ONCE out of my 13 PT's so far.  LG is my best section and barely takes a toll on my endurence.  My personal law of averages says I may just get lucky on Monday.

165 on PT 51 today.  Bombed RC despite feeling pretty good while taking it.  Although 165 was my original goal, getting 167's and 169's on PT's in the last week or so has spoiled this.  Hopefully I'll be on an upswing by Monday.  I'm leaning towards taking one more PT on Saturday.

Best score on test day?  Doubtful.

Somewhere around the median leading up to test day?  Probably.

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