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Law School Admissions / Re: Federal Judges
« on: August 03, 2003, 05:49:11 PM »
So which school is it, anyway?

Law School Admissions / Re: Federal Judges
« on: August 02, 2003, 04:54:47 PM »
Well, feel free to use your daddy's insider connections to weasel your way into law school. The rest of us will have to fall back on the rickety crutch of hard work and our own credentials.   ::)

I am, of course, kidding.  Hell, I'd use influence peddling too if I had any connections worthy of exploitation. In fact, let me know if any of your father's judge friends might like some fresh Maine lobster overnighted to their offices.  ;)

Best of luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Can someone please answer my questions?!
« on: July 30, 2003, 07:45:14 AM »
To get into a tier 1 school you'll need to score very high on the LSATs. Of course there are exceptions (the admissions offices DO consider other factors), but with a 3.3 GPA you'll need to score well over 165 to even have a shot.  To get into one of the top ten schools you'll likely need something more like a 170. Again, some people get in with lower numbers, the odds are just against it.

As for all of your other questions, you should visit the Law School Admissions Council's website at You can read their FAQs about applying to law school and also their guide to ABA approved schools.

Good luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I'm selling brand new LSAT/LSAC books
« on: August 10, 2003, 08:15:32 AM »
Good question, Richard.  

My problem is that I've been thinking of law school as a means to an ends. That would be fine, but the "end" I had in mind wasn't practicing law.  I found myself looking at dual degree programs, almost exclusively.  This was because I am interested in eventually teaching at the undergrad level.  After some long talks with my family and friends, I've decided that teaching is really where my interests lie, so pursuing my Ph.D. makes more sense for me.

I've basically been thinking that I would get my JD, spend a few years practicing and doing adjunct work at the university.  Now I want to just get my Ph.D. done and get into a tenure track position.

Anyway, I'm actually pretty happy with the decision.

Studying for the LSAT / I'm selling brand new LSAT/LSAC books
« on: August 10, 2003, 06:32:58 AM »
OK, here's the deal.  Up until this week, I was absolutely certain that I was going to law school.  I've decided to pursue my Ph.D. instead. The bad news is that I JUST ordered all of these LSAT prep materials, and now I have no use for them.  While I can't do anything about the money I paid to LSAC for registration and the LSACD on the Web service, I CAN at least sell the books I bought. If you are applying to law school or getting ready to take the LSATs, these books are a must have.  The following is a list of the books I have to sell:

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests -- LSAC price = $30
10 More Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests -- LSAC price = $30
The Official LSAT PrepTest with Explanations -- LSAC price = $17
The Official TriplePrep Volume 1 -- LSAC price = $17
The ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools -- LSAC price = $24

LSAC Prices are listed here:

These are all BRAND NEW books that I JUST ordered. The only book I've even opened is the Guide to ABA-Approved Schools, and there are absolutely no marks or blemishes in that one. The total you'd pay through LSAC for these books would be $118.  I will see the whole lot of them for $75. If you're going to apply to law school, you need to buy this stuff anyway, so you might as well save some money on it. If no one is interested in buying the whole lot, I will entertain offers for individual books.  I have a pay pal account or I will take cash or a check in the mail... your call.

Email me at is you are interested.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Southwestern's SCALE program
« on: July 25, 2003, 02:09:01 PM »

Thanks for the info.  Do you mind telling me if they offered you any scholarship money?  Also, what were your scores?


Choosing the Right Law School / Southwestern's SCALE program
« on: July 25, 2003, 06:52:24 AM »
Does anyone have any first hand knowledge about Southwestern's SCALE program?  I've read their literature, but I'd like to hear from anyone with practical information about it.

FYI, if you're not familiar with it, it's the only ABA-approved 2-year law program. It's based on a more active learning model than a traditional law school program.


Choosing the Right Law School / Northeastern
« on: July 25, 2003, 06:47:02 AM »
Does anyone know a current or former law student at Northeastern that I could speak with about the school? I'm interested to know what people think about the co-op experience. I'd also love to hear from anyone about the types of scholarships Northeastern offers.


Incoming 1Ls / What were you offered for scholarship $$$?
« on: July 25, 2003, 06:49:28 AM »
I'm interested in hearing what people were offered for scholarships and which schools made the offers.  I'm mostly interested in learning about merit-based scholarships, so please include your GPA & LSAT scores too.


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