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Does choosing B affect the way your class rank is calculated?  Are you ranked against people in your section, or against the school as a whole, even though you're taking an extra class?

Also, does LEEWS still work on exams in cirriculum B?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Harvard fake-out packet
« on: January 29, 2005, 03:08:22 AM »
I don't think they have any problem convincing qualified prospectives to apply.. their only problem is convincing them to attend H over Y or S, as there are probably many, many cross-admits between the three.

Law School Admissions / Re: Can anyone help me out?:)
« on: January 29, 2005, 12:10:38 AM »
You're a "URM" (read: slightly easier to get into a lot of schools), and yes the LSAT is important.  Here it will be quite decisive.  You have a great shot at great schools (the F won't hurt you much at all, there is an upward trend, and your cum. gpa will still be very high).

Make sure you take a good lsat prep course (read: stay away from kaplan)

For some reference on how important the LSAT is, check out the grids for the schools in which you're interested:

Go here:
Click on: All Law Schools
Then click on: Yale (for example)
Then click on: Law School Description
It will open up a pdf file (you need adobe acrobat reader)
Scroll down to the bottom, and there's the grid.

Look at how many people with 3.75+'s that were admitted with any given score range.  For reference, a 158 is the 75th percentile, and a 169 is the 97th percentile.

There are some top schools that are known for being more forgiving of lower LSAT scores, especially if you have an impressive gpa and an interesting background: berkeley, cornell, duke (and possibly others)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: should I bother
« on: January 29, 2005, 12:06:43 AM »
I'd say you need to apply to at least 20 more schools!  :D

Seriously, apply to vandy, but also apply to some schools you'd rather go to than UT.  There are 3 T14 schools (that I know of) that are known for really "looking beyond the numbers": Duke, Cornell, and Boalt.  Why not send some apps their way too?

Any specifics concerning social life at W&M?  Maybe some examples?  Everyone seems to be really vague when it comes to this.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA vs. USC
« on: January 28, 2005, 06:34:27 PM »
Just copied and pasted from

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA vs. USC
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:33:23 PM »
Just click on it, it links you to surveys of students/graduates from both schools, talking about their employment prospects:,22776.0.html

Hehe, I felt pretty foolish when I realized that I actually forgot to say "only" in my original post.  Sorry for the attitude. :)

Did you address the "why nd" question on the application itself?  And maybe they only ask people who are either borderline candidates or people who they think won't attend if accepted.  In any event, I meant to say that they "only" ask for the essays if one of those conditions is met, not that they necessarily do.

Don't worry, I got the request too, and I should be very competitive there numbers-wise (3.6/168)..

I think they ask you to write it if 1) you didn't give a good answer to "why nd" on the app, or 2) you didn't explain "why law" and "why nd" in your PS

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