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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: ASIANS IN LAW SCHOOL
« on: July 22, 2005, 05:19:22 AM »
According to T the "two inches shorter" has nothing to do with their height.

Funny cuz that's not what your mama said. 

And stop looking at japanese porn, haven't you seen South Park??

Law School Admissions / Re: Take a class, or just re-take the LSAT>
« on: July 20, 2005, 02:07:30 AM »
Hi all-

I posted awhile back with some specific info about my situation.

Basically, my GPA is awful. AWFUL. And my LSAT scores have been less than stellar.

I am not, however, looking for advice on whether to forward with my application. I want to figure out how much of a difference it will make if I take a class this summer, re-take the LSAT in October, and then re-apply, as opposed to just retaking the LSAT. How much of a difference do you think it will make to an admissions committee if I have a post-grad course on my LSDAS report? I don't want to blow $$ ohn it if it will not make any difference at all. I'd rather just focus on the October LSAT.

Thanks in advance.

Definitely take an LSAT class this summer and take your studying seriously!  Take the October LSAT and finish your applications by november / december.  This will put you in a position to maximize your chances.  As far as blowing $$ on preparation, that's a function of how hard you study.  Besides, $1000 for test prep, you make that back your first 2 weeks as a lawyer.

My UGPA was horrible as well, but that's the beauty of the LSAT.  In 4 hours, you can significantly improve your admissions chances.  Best of luck.

Law School Admissions / Re: overcome low gpa
« on: July 16, 2005, 02:31:49 AM »
Its way early in the admissions process.  I think most schools start accepting applications in august.  In fact, some schools have early admissions programs but you must abide by their criteria.

Law School Admissions / Re: meeting with admissions staff...
« on: July 15, 2005, 06:45:05 AM »
I believe the general dress code for these types of of events is business casual. 

As far as discussing your numbers with any Adcomm member, I'd advise against it.  It's just too awkward and may actually hurt rather than help your chances.  Instead, if you're really interested in the school, speak to adcomms about the school and why you are particulary interested in attending.  Be polite, nice, and smile!  Best case scenario, the adcomm(s) remember you when reviewing your application and say "Hey, he/she was a really nice person and she wants to be here."

Hope this helps!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Personal Statements
« on: July 12, 2005, 09:46:05 PM »
Optional does not really mean optional! I highly suggest you write the additional essay because everyone else will, unless of course you're numbers virtually guarantee you admission.

Law School Admissions / Re: I'm so scared!!
« on: July 11, 2005, 10:30:01 PM »
Anyone who is motivated is scared!  Its how we are compelled into action.

Anyhow, yes you definitely have a shot at those schools, and higher.  I happen to think the personal statement, LSAT's, and GPA are the most important components.  But definitely make an effort to submit a solid application.  You still have time to go volunteer at a homeless shelter, even if its for one day.

Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: please help
« on: July 11, 2005, 10:21:03 PM »
I scored 160 as well back on the december lsat.  Anyways, as far as personal statements go, I wrote 3 or 4 different ps's before I was comfortable and submitted my applications in late dec. early jan. 

I started by going to Border's and Barnes N' Nobles and just grabbed every single ps book I could find.  Then, I just sat in the cafe and read.  That was a great start for me.

The next important part is to find a few friends who are english-savvy and can give you some feedback on your essay.  I highly recommend that you avoid choosing another law school applicant because after all, these are "personal" statements and you dont want to influence theirs or have them influence yours.  Also, wait until you are finished with your essay before letting others read it, because honestly, they're only going to have motivation to read it critically once or twice.

Hope this helps and good luck!  I'm off to Temple in the fall.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HELLO USD?????
« on: May 14, 2005, 01:03:47 PM »
Did anyone receive an "accepted" letter" this week?  Or are they all "rejection" and "wait-list" letters??

Financial Aid / Re: Credit Score
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:13:22 AM »
There are 3 main credit agencies:  Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion.  Some banks check only one agency, others merge the three and take an average.  Just so you know, 640 is not the greatest score.  You'll definitely pay more interest.  I think 680+ is good and 700+ is considered "A" paper credit.

At the least, you should pull your credit reports and verify all the information as accurate.  Sometimes, people have been the victim of identity theft and don't even know it.  Your credit report might reveal this.  Simply check the accounts and make sure they are all accurate.  That's the best place to start.  For more resources, click my post above.  Good luck to you.

Financial Aid / Re: Credit Score
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:07:58 AM »
The easy way:

The hard way:

If you have bad credit, you have no idea what you are missing out on.  Here is the answer to your prayers.  No, I'm not selling this stuff but straight up, the information is awesome and as a consumer, you need to be aware of your legal rights.

I raised my scores (the hard way) from 660 to over 700 by using the laws of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  I later found out through friends how good the "easy way" is.  Anyways, look through the sites and tell me what you think.  It's pretty sweet stuff.  ;)

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