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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Ex-1L Student's Advice
« on: December 31, 2004, 08:47:21 PM »
I actually dropped out after my first year in law school was complete to work in the movie business, but I'm going back to law school this fall (1L again). Anyway, I remember I was given a TON of advice on the best methods of studying. Everyone was recommending study aids (which I wholeheartedly recommend as well), but once I got around to choosing which publisher to stick with, I was clueless. In the end, the one publisher that helped me immensely was Gilbert's Law Summaries. These study aids are published by BarBri, who also run the Bar Exam prep classes. If you want to get a head start on your classes now without going out and buying your textbooks (you won't know which authors to buy till summer anyway), purchase the Gilbert's for all your 1L classes. Once you know which authors of the textbooks you need to buy, you can then also purchase the Gilbert Legallines to supplement your books, which are also invaluable.

Acceptances / In at Toledo and Cleveland State Marshall
« on: December 31, 2004, 08:36:28 PM »
I'm mainly waiting for Ohio State and U of Pittsburgh. I know both have sent out rejection and acceptance letters so I don't know if that means I'm a maybe or if it doesn't mean anything. Anyone know?

Law School Applications / Weighing in Resume/Work Experience
« on: October 25, 2004, 10:49:45 PM »
My top preference is Ohio State U, but my GPA is a 3.65 (within the median) and my LSAT is a 158 (at the low end of their median). I previously attended law school at Santa Clara U in 1998-1999, but had to drop out for personal reasons. I am now reapplying and I'm wondering how much these schools will take work experience into account.

For the past 5 years I've worked at DreamWorks on a couple of films (Shrek 2 is one of them) and I'm also a partner in my father's commercial real estate business. Does anyone think this will make any difference to the admissions board or will my GPA and LSAT be the primary determinant in whether or not I gain admission?

Thanks everyone!!

Law School Applications / Re: Is 156 the end of hope?
« on: October 23, 2004, 07:27:48 PM »
thanks elisel...I've got about 10 safety schools I'm applying to. Another question...I read in a Yahoo LSAT group that the Oct 2004 LSAT is available on this site. Anyone know where?

Law School Applications / Re: Is 156 the end of hope?
« on: October 23, 2004, 06:55:35 PM »
I was also scoring in the 162-165 range on my practice exams so I was pretty shocked last night to see that my score was a 158. I have a question I'm hoping to get some comments on. So I now have a 158, my GPA is a 3.65 from UC Berkeley (Political Science) and I have been working the past 5 years at DreamWorks Studio in Production Management on Shrek 2 and I'm a partner in my father's commercial real estate business. My top choice is to go to Ohio State U's law school, which is ranked #42, which is Tier 1.

In your opinions, what do you think my shot of getting in is?

Thanks everyone!!

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