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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:51:32 PM »
Complete at Georgetown as of 11/14  or 11/15 (via status check online)

Law School Applications / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:49:36 PM »
Fee waiver from American Justice School of Law in KY... How can their be afee waiver when there is no fee!?

Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: November 16, 2005, 06:34:56 PM »
I am complete at Wayne State University and
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Law School Applications / Re: File Names for Electronic Attachments?
« on: November 05, 2005, 08:29:49 PM »
Name all of your documents according to what it is and your personal statement and diversity statement (if any) should be tailored in the title as well as in the content (Example I put Darrell Duncan Personal Statement GU (for georgetown)...

Just let LSAc convert it, then by the time you have to send
(transmit) your electronic application you will HAVE to view it and see if it looks appropriate so you can gauge what you may or may not need to change. The available attachment file types are, RTF DOC PDF and even HTM(L) ... But does nto accept picture file formats (bmp, jpeg, gif) I changed my pic files into doc files then LSAc converted them into pdf's accordingly. One thing was proof of low standardized test scores I scanned in a copy of my official paperwork that had my SAT score on it, certified a statement and changed the scanned pic and copy, cropped and pasted into a DOC file, and as for my accommodations denial proof I took an HTM screenshot and edited it then had it converted (appropriately) into PDF from LSAC, they all were required to be previewed before they were transmitted (LSAC won't even let you continue until you preview all pdf's). It all worked out very well in the end, even the screenshot of an emailsent by LSAC... See I have alot of proof to divulge so I had a lot of alternation to intially make. hope this helps you out, don't worry it'll be fine, just be glad you didn't have my LSAT score LOL!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reconsidering Law School
« on: October 25, 2005, 09:22:44 PM »
The LSAT score stays on record for 5 years

I do not need to show my intelect any more on this board than I need to justify why a 141 does not demonstrate my true capabilities...

You are trying to tear me down with personal insults. Oh and BTW my visual disorder would have nothing to do with whether or not I would be able to form coherent sentences.. You have shown me one thing about you (other than the fact that you are a complete a-hole that is) you do really need to do some more maturing before any of your comments can serve as a valid respinse with me. My accomplishments are beyond my LSAT score, if all you can see is numbers in any one person than maybe serving as a personal advocate isn't for you.

You wish to continue in this way then move this to the Haterade thread...

don't worry Ivy, there are other people besides you who aren't smart enough to go to law school.

How can you even begin to "presume" you know what my intelectual capacity is?? My score on the LSAT/SAT and any other "standardized test" will always underscore my true abilities and this I am willing to accept. However, just like in college as will be later in law school including the law school admissions process, my actual inelligence can be better measuresd looking at some neigh, every other part of my application. Your previous statements may be true in your eyes and others that are so arrogant, condesending,  and ignorant, but the majority of employers and fellow conselors will not see this or any score bore in my chest. I will be accepted for who I am and not for such irrelevant guides that are already clearly biased against my as well as others issues that are beyond their control. So keep up, I hope you accomplish all that you set out too, and you know why I say this even to you because I am NOT like you...  

Consider yourself lucky, for all intents and purposes I took an 18-21 point drop (practicing in the 160's with as high as 162) and scored a 141. (Was hoping for at least 147-150). I have reasons as previously mentioned sorrowfuly in other threads. Believe me I am not making simple excuses for my score I belive I am justified by my previously stated reasons

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The official Oct LSAT curve sucked thread
« on: October 22, 2005, 02:53:41 AM »

Actually, if you look at some of my other "venting" posts you will notice where 1) Plainly, I don't know why they would not accommodate a documented disorder ask those that have been denied with legitimate reasons (disorders) for accommodation (most pronouncedly is cereberal palsy) I was up in arms about the issue of LSAC not giving me accommodation. Many others that have documented disorders have feel through the beurocratic cracks that LSAC places so strategically. Example 1> A person with cereberal palsy was denied accommodation, a variety of ADD/ADHD candidats that not just have disorder and documented it but it actually affects their every day life (I'm not talking about the boy who complained that he couldn't sit still or the girl who couldn't be quiet...). To be honest I could sue LSAC. My disorder is Hirschberg Congenital Esotropia (since birth) E.T. With complications brought on by Strabysmic Ambliopia , and hientened retinitis pigmentosa...  Others have sued and won against the strictness of LSAC's accommodation guidelines. I do not feel I will sue, however, I do not feel I need to continually justify myself to LSAC.

2) AS per your other question, my disorder is very rare and specifically does affect my visual processing of information in "very" stringient time constraints. If this restrain was essay that does not affect me as much because I only have to spew out information via my brain and STM, whereas in the multiple choice tests of the LSAT (and SAT) requires very quick processing of intricate information before visual negotiation that leads to answer production. Most poignanlt;y is noticed in the logic games section. How this has not affected my GPA, because any multiple choice test I have ever had to take (even similar to LSAT type question framing) has been MUCH more laxed on time. Essays don't affect me so law school will not affect me either in this respect... Hence my GPA is phenomenal (3.9 UGPA and similar LSAC GPA), though my standardized test scores (and performance) have suffered.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The whining thread
« on: October 22, 2005, 02:29:11 AM »
Thank you to everyone for such kind words I am next to tears and I know I am better than a 141.

I guess I'll be the bad guy. Law schools won't believe you if you tell them your score is due to a disability that LSAC doesn't recognize or believe affects your testing. Everyone thinks they are better than they really are. Someone has to be the low-scorer; in this case it was you.

You'll be luck to get accepted to more than two or three tier 4 schools; you should look at non-ABA accredited schools if you're set on being a law student.

sorry, but just telling you how it is.

oh, you might want to change your name- it's kind of ridiculous now

... I prefaced my last messages before for this particular reason. "Bad Guy," you can attempt to tear me down, but that will make the sweet smell of success that much more invigorating. I can't wait to trample people like you in the legal arena after law school. And as for my strategy, I have researched more about the app process (including tasteful addenda, stated not like complaining or blaming but more matter-of-factly.. afterall I can't help my problem I have to deal and I will) than you EVER will. That said, good luck with your apps. I hope you one of those number whore applicants that have near perfect numbers with nothing else to show law schools and they reject you for your shoddy applicatory preperation. Just remember don't put Stanford in your PS to Yale, they'll throw it in the circular file without blinking twice regardless of your "superior" test scores. One more thing to bad guy... I was an Ivy hopeful, I kept my moniker the same because I am senior veteran to LSD, I started posting on LSD when there were only a handful of members, as for my chances at HYSCCN, like I give a damn about that, I used to but since I have done my research I have realized that a legal education is mas o menos equivicol throughout all (or most) ABA accreddited law schools. This statement may be an overgeneralization for I know that there exists differences between going to Yale and Hofstra, however in 20 years it all means sh*t... God night, and once again as I have read than you for all that have shown a wealth of support....

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