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Law School Applications / Re: What Counts as Hardship?
« on: October 11, 2005, 10:41:47 PM »
How about undergoing 8 eye surgeries over a quarter of a lifetime and battling with a debilitating disorder that is rampid with side effects with no definite prognosis? I don't  think that I am going to write a PS about this but it would make a good diversity/adversity statement/essay...

what about in my case... I feel (as others have admitted) that I have a good reason to file addenda

I graduated in the top 1-2% of my school and my SAT's were admittedly horrible (900). I also requested accommodations for the LSAT due to a visual neurological disorder that affects processing inoformation.... With accommodations my score is 165 or so whereas without (as I was denied accommodations and was required to take the test w/o accommoodations) is more like 145-147 ish. Now if these are good and valid reasons to write an addenda then I don't know what to say.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Poll: Rate This Law School!
« on: October 07, 2005, 09:28:34 PM »
Other -

100% weight goes to who will accept me !

LSAT horror stories / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: October 06, 2005, 01:06:35 AM »
Get this, my anal retentive screwball proctor guy not only did not allow water (or anything to drink, but no water... Please...) but more importnatly, the proctor did not allow your "layers to be taken off during the test nor be next to you during the test. So much for dressing to appropriate yourself to variable climate in the testing room. Oh well I can't complain I wore my sweater after getting cold working up to the break, and kept it on 'til the writing sample was finished. Plus there was plenty of space. Good things.

Two girls were adjacent and across from me respectively. I tried polite conversation to ease pressure and the first bit my head off with "I am really really nervous so I can not EVEN talk right now, I cannot speak... Ironically her whole protest took more time to spew out than my polite banter previously.

The other girl responded in kind with "I need to *gestures in a straight line like an arrow pointing to the front of the room, pure idiocy and fright combined*

The last time I try to help fellow testers simply swallow their fear...

LSAC and LSDAS / Re: LOR / Yale Question
« on: October 03, 2005, 03:47:27 AM »
To answer your quaestion I spoke with LSAC on the phone the and the reason is that Yale is just not ready to take the directed LOR forms yet but will be able to do so a bit later, just keep on going to the site and trying and eventually the LOR's could be directed from the LSAC site. Just be patient they will work... Just not at this moment...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about APPS --------------------
« on: October 03, 2005, 03:00:27 AM »
Actually... They do not really auto reject anyone even with the low LSAT scores... Trust me I know about the admission index and the soft factors blah blah blah... The term that shoulbe used is presumptive reject not "auto" reject. In that with a low LSAT you are thrown into the presumptive rejcet pile and then based on this "anamolous" information (i.e the low LSAT score) the ADCOM then goes back and looks for any other information that may help to justify why one received a low LSAT (low GPA, mediocre LOR's etc) or why the current LOW LSAT score sufficiently underpredicts how well one would do in law school. I personally spoke with an adcom director and this what they told me when I found out my LSAT would be horrible becasue I did not recieve reasonable accommodations for a (visual) disability.
Sorry to rant...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Just took my first LSAT..
« on: October 03, 2005, 02:21:19 AM »
Tho mas239,
I dont wholly agree with your overall conclusion. By that I am refering to the fact that you claim that people use the word "plateau" or "unlearnable" and  as an excuse for not studying. I for one have been studying for the LSAT and wanting to attend law school since before you were in high school, and the only reason I can not go past a "plateau" is because the individuals at LSAC decided that I did not deserve much needed reasonable accommodations, call it sour grapes if you will but some people can not pass a certain point in their score regardless of how much studying you do. I read powerscore LG ad LRB multiple times and took very detailed notes plus my memory is very good... SO I memorized information ver easily, on top of that I took a course and have taken more than 20 prep tests and also have committed to more than 2+ years to the application and LSAT preperatory process. Forgive me if I do not follow your optimism. Ironically I am an optimistic person, overall. Just venting my frustrations sorry if its too harsh.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: WEIRD -- OCT 05 Experimental might be 2 or 5
« on: October 01, 2005, 11:11:40 PM »
It was 2, no question

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How was your test center?
« on: October 01, 2005, 11:08:57 PM »
I took at University of Michigan. Strict proctor kind of cold (but had a sweater), but desk space was very spacious (I was in corner very nice) 4 proctors per testing room.

I don't event know if it was the focus during the test, but I do not recall anyone sneezing, coughing clearing throat nothing... It was tranquil...

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