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Where should I go next fall? / Re: LIBERAL LAW School???
« on: January 22, 2004, 09:09:07 PM »
I'm pretty sure that virtually every law school in the country is going to be 'liberal.'  Short of religious schools like Notre Dame or SMU, you won't find hanrdly any campuses that are not liberal.  Nearly all faculties are going to be liberal too, because that is how it is in academia.  Especially if you are looking in the NE, you will have NO problem finding a liberal school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Advice for late arival
« on: January 21, 2004, 01:46:44 AM »
As long as you get your applications in by each schools' deadline, you should be fine.  I took the Dec LSAT too and just mailed my stuff off yesterday.  You may be at a slight disadvantage at some of the more competitive schools you apply to. 

LSDAS gpa may be different if you took, for instance, summer school at another school and got a C.  Your UG school would simply give you credit, ignoring the grade.  LSDAS will count the grade regardless.  So if you have a 3.5 from your school, but 9 hours worth of C's from another summer program, your LSDAS gpa (the one schools will be looking at) would be a little lower.

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http://www.deloggio.com/homepage/faq/academic/twolsat.htm

Here's a longer list.  I found it very helpful.

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Law School Applications / Re: LSAT Score Band
« on: January 19, 2004, 10:23:35 PM »
Everyone's score is placed in a similar range.  So regardless of your score, you will see a lower score and a higher score.  Any advantage or disadvantage is possessed by all applicants, and therefore cancel out.  Just worry about your actual score.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT TAKERS! DO NOT USE KAPLAN
« on: January 16, 2004, 02:51:26 PM »
I too took Kaplan the first time around for LSAT prep and was rather unhappy with the results.  I scored 159 on my diag, and by the end of the course was scoring 167--a score I would have been perfectly happy with.  I scored 154 on the October 2002 test and was rather upset.

For this December's test, I took P. Review, and started out with a 158.  I worked that up to a 164, and scored 165 on the real thing.  I will say my teacher (Farb Nivi if anyone else has taken him) was exceptional and probably much better than average even for a P. Review teacher, and that helped a lot too. 

Princeton Review's methods are much more effective in my estimation.  Some of the simpler and more effective ones were not even mentioned at Kaplan, and like I said, they weren't exactly rocket science.  Also, Kaplan teaches a method for args that says the first 10 on a section are easiest (which is true), the next ten are more difficult (which is true), but that the last 5-6 are again easier (which is false).  They like to have you do 1-10, followed by 21-#X, and then 11-20.  That's fine, but why would you throw the hardest ones in the middle?  (It is undeniable that the sections get harder as you go along, as opposed to a breakup Kaplan claims).  That is just one flawed method Kaplan employs.

So, in short, Kaplan is not good and P. Review is.

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Where should I go next fall? / Schools to apply to
« on: January 13, 2004, 02:55:55 PM »
I have 2 lsat scores---154 and 165, averaging to 160.  My ugpa was 3.36, so my numbers are good but not fantastic.  I am a Texas resident and am applying to UT, Houston, SMU, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Wake Forest, Denver, AZ State, and Wisconsin.  I think most of these are in line with my numbers, but wanted any suggestions on other schools to 'reach' for.  Just looking for a bit of feedback.  Also if anyone knows of schools that take the higher lsat in case of multiple tests, it would be much appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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