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Studying for the LSAT / Interesting test prep (or lack thereof) results
« on: February 02, 2005, 07:34:40 PM »
I am retaking the LSAT in Feb. In October I got a 158 which was lower than I expected, by a considerable margin. My average scores during practice ranged from 165-168. I think that my intense amount of prep before the October exam may have damaged my actual performance, and I know others here have witnessed similar results. I took a bunch of practice tests in a fairly short amount of time.

Before the October test, my scores were as follows (from first time taking it, blindly, all the way up to the actual test): 162, 159, 155, 161, 164, 168, 167, 168, 165, 168....158.

For the Feb test, I decided forget it. I haven't practiced at all, haven't even really thought about the test until tonight when I decided, ok, I should at least get back in the saddle a little bit before exam time.

Took the practice test tonight and scored 174. Way higher than ever before. Whether this can be sustained, I'll have to wait and see. But I felt way more confident tearing through that test tonight now that I'm not so driven on practicing constantly.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: February 02, 2005, 03:38:10 PM »
Congrats...though I assume you're not going there with your other acceptances already in hand.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Northeastern
« on: February 01, 2005, 04:56:02 PM »
Nicky you're not going to get turned away with those numbers.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: GW Ding
« on: January 31, 2005, 05:21:12 PM »
Got mine today. No surprises there. I applied when I thought my LSAT score would be more like all my practice tests. Letter was dated 1/24.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at NYLS
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:49:18 PM »
I'd be curious to know too as that's one that I'm waiting on.

Thanks and congrats!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rejected from cardozo
« on: January 27, 2005, 01:51:20 PM »
Are you a URM?

If not, I would consider some more schools. With a 152, it is not partiuclarly likely you will get into Northeastern, St. John's, Loyola Chicago, and especially GMU and Fordham.

If you are set on staying in the Northeast, I'd consider Suffolk, New England School of Law, maybe NYLS, Touro, Catholic if DC is an option.

Anyone else have suggestions?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: third tier toilet or "Screw it!"
« on: January 26, 2005, 01:13:39 PM »
Well what are the TTTs? If it's Cooley, and two schools in Puerto Rico, than yeah screw it.

Chances are it's not. I wouldn't necessarily buy into the whole TTT crap. Frankly, though I find the expression hilarious, it's not really all that accurate. What schools are you considering? If it's in an area where you'd like to practice and you can see yourself doing something other than biglaw with the rest of your life, you should at least consider it if this is what you want to do.

FWIW, a new principal just joined the consulting firm I work at. She got her JD from Capital U Law School in Columbus. Their median LSAT is like 151. This woman is easily pulling in 800K now and had quite a career. And I think her husband, whom she met at school, is a federal judge. Don't necessarily judge a school by its USNWR ranking.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Suffolk Law
« on: January 26, 2005, 10:23:46 AM »
You can find their median salaries on their website. They are pretty low comparitively. In terms of private sector work, they place mostly in smaller firms where the pay will be lower. They do place well in the Suffolk and Middlesex Co. public sector, however, though everywhere in Boston you have to compete with the 4 higher ranked schools.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is this 'networking' or just lame
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:07:35 PM »
In a field like this you've got make use of your connections. That's not taboo. That's just how things get done in the real world.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Brooklyn
« on: January 25, 2005, 04:04:54 PM »
I get a big fat marketing envelope from them about twice a week in the mail. They are seriously killing me.

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