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Studying for the LSAT / Reading Comp Experts HELP
« on: September 21, 2004, 09:00:43 PM »
The first time you read the passage, do you go for details, structure, content, or a combination?   

And...even though you're good at the Section, I was wondering if the Section still takes the most energy out of you?

Studying for the LSAT / December vs. October LSAT and APP
« on: August 13, 2004, 05:48:47 PM »
I wish this was 100% wrong, but unfortunately, we all know it is true. Please tell me I'm wrong.

December LSATs and applications are too late to be considered seiously. They "say" that we have a fair chance. However, the sad reality is that the only waitlist spots left are valued low priority, spots where you won't get off the waitlist even if you're better than 95% of the higher priority (earlier app's) waitlists above you. The waitlist order is determined strictly by the order in which each was placed on the waitlist. We also probably won't make it to the waitlist because the Committee is tired and frustrated with too many applications after January 1st. They will take shortcuts and judge your profile superficially. The only successful December applications are those who have top numbers. The rest, with borderline and low numbers but solid personal statements, recommendations, and addendums, "the good people" (like you and me), get brushed aside. The December LSAT was too late. We might as well not apply this year.

October would give us an unfair advantage. In October, "many" less-than-par applicants are placed on the waitlist more so due to a "courtesy" because of their early application, keeping them in the "game." "They" receive a high priority spot on the waitlist and better chance of getting off of the waitlist regardless of they match up against later sequential waitlists. Even if one will get 3 points higher in December, take October and be happy with the lower score and earlier application.

Based on this hypothetical synopsis, is there an obvious answer to which test one should take?

What if October expected 162 and December 164? 

Do you have a better chance of getting ON the waitlist if taking the LSAT earlier?
My reasoning is that if you take December, your application must be even more competitive as too many spots have already been filled. Please help.

Choosing the Right Law School / Getting Off the Waitlist
« on: August 08, 2004, 11:32:44 AM »
What determines who "comes off" the waitlist? Is it always whomever submitted their application earlier?

If so, is it fair to say that many get rejected ONLY because they submitted their applications too late?

Choosing the Right Law School / Law Schools UGA, UF
« on: August 08, 2004, 02:03:41 AM »
Are they similar in standards?

If you're from another area of the country (NY), and attend a State School in the SouthEast, will you see any firms from your home state recruit there?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Please Give me a Reason
« on: March 29, 2004, 07:00:13 PM »
If you don't want to be a lawyer, is Law School definitely
not worth it?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Can Graduate School Hurt
« on: March 17, 2004, 04:27:14 PM »
If you have a Poor Undergrad GPA,
will even a fairly good Graduate GPA help, or is it only helpful if a Graduate GPA is 3.8 or above.

Law School Admissions / Advice on Parents
« on: January 28, 2004, 09:22:58 AM »
I was set on going for this fall, but I have changed my mind due to various reasons and would like to wait a year.

My parents are giving me a hard time about this, especially because I was  excited for so long.  Does anyone else have a situation with their parents, even somewhat similar to mine? Just curious if anyone can relate.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Post Scores
« on: January 02, 2004, 03:11:26 PM »
Let's all post them for now on.
I have a 2.7, 178, got waitlisted at all 3 Southern Schools I applied to because they weigh GPA 3 Times More than they weight LSAT's.
UNC, Florida, Emory
Oh yeah...I have 4 speeding tickets.

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