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Studying for the LSAT / Tutoring v. Classroom
« on: February 22, 2005, 12:12:47 AM »
I've been doing lots of LSAT self-study, and I really want to take the LSAT only once (June), so I'm thinking of hiring a PowerScore tutor for 10 hours. The classroom gives more hours, but doesn't work well with my schedule.

Does anyone have any one-on-one tutor experiences? Any tips as to maximizing time spent? I imagine I'll want to focus on games--that's the only section I'm not consistently finishing in under 35.

Also, please let me know if there is a better tutoring option...



Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who's taking the June LSAT
« on: February 15, 2005, 11:52:46 PM »
Y'know, I have heard conflicting things on different sites about what test prep to do, and I *have* heard Kaplan slammed. But, a number of people I respect a great deal all did Kaplan or Princeton Review and scored very well, and I'm apt to go with the reactions of those I know over anonymous board reactions.


Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Lewis and Clark visit
« on: February 15, 2005, 11:47:27 PM »
married? Reeeeaallly? I've heard from numerous people that Portland is the most over-sexed city in the country.

Guess the rain forces indoor activities. I suppose peeps could be married, but I didn't see overwhelming evidence of this while down there.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who's taking the June LSAT
« on: February 15, 2005, 04:56:57 PM »
I'm June too--I've been studying on-and-off since december, and I think I'm about to sign up for Kaplan's test prep course. I'm aiming, as many on this board, for a 170+, but that doesn't mean I'll get it. ;-) I have a GPA to offset as well, though.

Here's hoping...


Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Lewis and Clark visit
« on: February 12, 2005, 02:00:18 AM »
Thanks for sharing the "number one" info! That's super useful.

Spider over the hand...y'all talking about the goofy henna tattoo in my pic? Does that look like a spider?

I'm originally a Chicago gal, but I can hang with PNW-ers.


Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Lewis and Clark visit
« on: February 11, 2005, 03:14:11 PM »
Hey Franz!

You've applied to a number of schools I'm considering...what's your take on Boston College? Are you looking at Environmental Law?


Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Lewis and Clark visit
« on: February 11, 2005, 03:10:45 PM »

Well, hopefully we'll both be here then! I'm sitting in their library now...just talked to admissions, and they were swell. Everything here is so hands-on and student oriented, I have to say I'm completely charmed.

And, these have to be some of the happiest law students I've ever seen.

I like your tagline--reminds me of a photo I saw on Lenny Bruce once.



Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Lewis and Clark visit
« on: February 11, 2005, 03:04:06 AM »
well...I'm headed down to Lewis and Clark tomorrow morning, to check the campus out and sit in on some classes...should be good times. This will be my first Law School visit. Are there any basic do's and dont's? I just found out I'll be meeting an admissions officer, and I'm mildly worried that I could do something foolish and be perma-banned from what is currently my number one school.

any horror stories? Anything that I can say that will make them think "what a freakin' genius this girl is!" Please do share (esp. for the latter).



Law School Applications / Re: Senior Thesis & Law School
« on: February 10, 2005, 07:49:31 PM »
Wow, thanks for the food-for-thought, everyone!

A senior seminar is required at my U-Washington campus, but a senior thesis can take the place of that. To complete one, you have to have a high GPA and advisors (naturally), so I *can* see it being a fairly big plus in my application process.

What I may do is just focus on LSAT prep right now (I'm taking it in June). I generally test well and I've been doing pretty well in practice rounds. I'm almost positive I can be in the 160 range and I feel the 170s shouldn't be out of reach. My June score may help determine what I get up to...

...because, frankly, I'd like to travel some more. But I do have a squirrelly GPA due to floundering about at Denison U and DePaul Frosh and Soph years, so I'm going to have to bulk up somewhere. A senior thesis would show a level of seriousness that my early transcripts most certainly do not reflect.

Glad this board is here...y'all are a wealth of information.



Law School Applications / Senior Thesis & Law School
« on: February 10, 2005, 03:38:18 PM »
Hey all!

I'll be applying for the 2006 cycle. I have an option of writing a senior thesis, but I'm thinking of nixing it, taking a senior seminar, and graduating early--so I can have some travel time before I start law school.

But, if anyone out there thinks that taking the extra time/effort to do a senior thesis is a big law school application plus, I might re-think.

As for me: I'm 25, and I've got a number of other projects/work experience going for me, so it's not like I won't have anything to talk about on my applications.

If I *did* do a senior thesis, though, it would probably deal with an intersection of environmental issues and human rights, which would parlay decently into my presumed focus of environmental law.

Any opinions?



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