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Law School Applications / Re: Is 156 the end of hope?
« on: October 23, 2004, 05:07:56 PM »
Thank you for those of you who responded you suceeded in reassuring me that a solid law school is still within reach.

But I am still curious as to what my course of action should be:

Option 1: Apply to all my schools (Duke, BC, GW, Wakeforest, Fordham, U Conn, Brooklyn, American, Villanova, Northeastern, Cardoza) now with my current lsat scores and hope that some of these schools will be able to look past the numbers game and see what I've done above and beyond as an Undergrad and do not re-take the LSATs in December.
 
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Option 2: Apply to all my schools (Duke, BC, GW, Wakeforest, Fordham, U Conn, Brooklyn, American, Villanova, Northeastern, Cardoza) now with my current lsat scores and hope that some of these schools will be able to look past the numbers game but retake the LSATs in December and have my updated score report sent to these schools.

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Option 3: Apply to the schools where I think i'll be competitive with my current score (U Conn, Brooklyn, American, Villanova, Northeastern, Cardoza)  but retake the LSATs in December and if I increase my score to where it should be then apply to the upper echelon schools (Duke, BC, GW, Wakeforest, Fordham etc.).

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Option 4: Wait on all applications until the December scores come in?

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Personal Statement / Re: The Essay Queen Editing Service
« on: October 23, 2004, 03:19:24 PM »
Thanks GA_Kristi the girls here at Cornell, at least for me, leave something to be desired. Dating is not that popular and the social sence here is slightly better than pathetic. So thanks for your ego boost, it was refresing, maybe i'll have to reconsider where i'll apply ;D!

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Personal Statement / An Untraditional Stab at the PS- Any readers for me?
« on: October 23, 2004, 01:39:59 PM »
I was hoping someone might have some time today (or any other day) to read my personal statement and give me some feedback. I'd be happy to return the favor for anyone who takes on this endeavor.

I decided to take a somewhat different approach from what I've seen before and write about one specific experience i've had and generalize from there as to how it helped shape my views on the law.

My goals in this essay were to get the reader engaged and keep them interested, produce a piece of quality writing, and explain one of the paramount reasons i'd like to go to law school.

My AIM name is z1jg, I can transfer you the statement via direct connect if you'd like to read it.
Or if you'd prefer you can e-mail me at jjg35@cornell.edu or simply post here and I'll get in touch with you.

Thanks in advance for any help.  ;D

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Personal Statement / Re: The Essay Queen Editing Service
« on: October 23, 2004, 01:34:43 PM »
This service sounds like it could be a big help, where can I find this essayqueen?  ???

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Law School Applications / Is 156 the end of hope?
« on: October 23, 2004, 01:30:32 PM »
I've been keeping track of this message board, and have been impressed with the quality and timeliness of responses. It's really a great thing to have a community of people going through the same experience you.

I got my lsat score back yesterday and I was taken back. I had been sporadic at times with my scores but my last 10 LSAT practice exams averaged to a 162 (167,165,157,161,162,164,162,160,160,163). Yesterday I was bestowed with the horrific score of 156:'(

Here is my question, as a Cornell student with a 3.6 GPA (in Policy Analysis and Management) and extensive academic and extracurricular involvement what are my chances of getting into a decent schools such as American, Villanova, Northeastern, U Conn, or Brooklyn Law.

Just to qualify my above statements during my time at Cornell. I was an operations manager in a research project founded  by a 1 million dollar grant. I was president of the Mock Trial Team here, and am currently vice President of our Pre-Law Undergraduate Society. I'm also working with a world renowned Psychologist on publishing original research in which I will be the primary author, on relating a novel personality theory to juror decision making.

I'm curious, what does it take for a school to look past one bad exam score? My plan for now is to apply to the schools I listed above by the end of the month, and then take the exam again in December and if the scores reflect my true ability the next time around to then start applying to the next level of schools (Boston College, GW, Fordham etc.) I'd love any advice.  ;D

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