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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Yonsei Test Center in Seoul, Korea?
« on: June 02, 2008, 04:34:33 AM »
I am getting a little frustrated yes.

My Korean friend called three different departments. Eventually she got ahold of someone who told her it was in one building (social studies and life sciences or something) but when she called the people in charge of that building to confirm, they had no idea what she was talking about.

She is going to try again tomorrow, but she thinks it won't be a problem to find out. Can you tell us who you talked to at Yonsei that said it was on the 16th?

As of 8:30PM Monday (Korea Time), my ticket says 8:30AM June 15th.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Yonsei Test Center in Seoul, Korea?
« on: June 01, 2008, 02:10:09 AM »
Make that two people who would really appreciate it.

I've emailed LSAC but they just sent me back the address. They don't even have a phone number to call. I'm going to ask a Korean friend to help me make some calls tomorrow.

If anyone has any other info I'd appreciate it!



Thanks for your post. Your advice helped me more than might be resonable  ;), but I now have a working draft of a personal statement (and a room full of scraps of paper with random bits of writing on them).

Do you think I might want to include an addendum to explain why AS/ADD won't effect my performance in law school?


Incoming 1Ls / Re: GW's list of Books and Films relating to the law
« on: May 28, 2008, 02:59:01 PM »
Awesome list!!


I'm trying to get started on my personal statement and having a really tough time picking a topic. I've read all the essays I can find and it seems like there are really three kinds of essays: "why I want to be a lawyer," "my life changing experience," or the "my childhood/background." The first two don't really work for me, but I can't think how to go about the "background" essay. My background is a little unusual, and it seems that writing about it all is too long, but writing about any one part seems to sell me short...

I'm a white gay male from a broken home, my father is a recovering alcoholic and my mother co-dependent. I spent grade school changing from school to school and most of it in special education programs for ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and related behavioral disorders. After a rapid turn around I went to a catholic high school where I spent my junior year as an exchange student in Germany.

What do you think? How do I shorten all that without leaving the important stuff out?


I decided to retake the LSAT, (I took it June 2006 and got a 165, kind of unprepared), so I started with prep test #7. Now I'm looking at the questions I got wrong (without looking at the correct answers since I only marked which ones I got wrong) and I can't understand WHY I chose the answers I did; they just look dumb.

Obviously this is not a good way to study. I've sorted the LR questions (the only section I had real problems with) into their different types, but if I can't figure out WHY I chose the wrong answers I don't know how to correct my problems.

What advice can you experts give?

Law School Admissions / Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« on: April 17, 2008, 05:25:25 AM »
To the OP:

So, does this ranking follow a chi-squared distribution?  If you squared your normals, I'm pretty sure it would.  Also, I think you may have a problem with stochastic terms, because certain terms have a correlation with each other.  For instance, Tuition, and In-State tuition difference....or Ratio of Students to Faculty, and Tuition.     

Nerd Fight!

Nerd Fight! Nerd Fight! NERD FIGHT!

Thanks so much for all the advice! I'll definitely take a closer look at the UC schools (and Notre Dame). I am looking to stay in the Pacific Northwest, but with all the advice to "spread the net wide" it seems like a bad idea to limit myself to an area that has so few schools, and I didn't know where to start looking outside of the region.

There isn't anything wrong with U of O. I can tell you from personal experience that the facilities are good, the campus beautiful, and the town interesting. On the other hand, UO also has a lot of distractions for me (memories, favorite haunts, etc.) that I would rather avoid. Also, as other posters pointed out, my numbers are a little high for UO, it would be a safety. Finally, from talking to people in Portland, Lewis and Clark seems to be a little more prestigious locally; although U of O probably would do better nationally.

Does anyone have any idea of how UW compares to Lewis and Clark or UO for jobs in the portland area?

I finally caved and decided to apply this fall, but I don't really know how to even START looking. I've looked at most of the information on the sites in the resources, but it feels like no matter how thorough I am there is something I will over look.

How did you narrow down your search?

(My info: GPA: 3.7; LSAT: 165(should I retake?); Undergrad at University of Oregon: Political Science and Linguistics. I'm looking at University of Washington, Lewis and Clark, and an extreme long-shot: Berkeley. I think the regional options here in the Pacific Northwest are kind of slim, so if you have any suggestions on that area I'd appreciate it.)

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