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Where should I go next fall? / Re: just because i'm curious...
« on: February 14, 2004, 10:28:16 AM »
I applied at a total of 12 schools:
Ohio Northern (accepted)
Widener (accepted)
New England (accepted)
Roger Williams (accepted)
Quinnipiac (no reply)
Duquesne (accepted)
Hofstra (waitlisted)
Syracuse (no reply)
Notre Dame (no reply)
DePaul (no reply)
Marquette (no reply)
Valparaiso (waitlisted)

Marquette is my first choice because of their sports law program.  Notre Dame is very unlikely for me, but I wanted to take at least one longshot.  After Marquette, Syracuse is my top choice followed by Duquesne, DePaul, and Hofstra.  The other schools were pretty much safety schools.  Where did you apply?


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Wait List / Re: anybody wait-listed at hofstra?
« on: February 12, 2004, 01:08:55 AM »
abmarz,

I went to undergrad at Lebanon Valley College.  It's a small liberal arts college in Central PA.

feminine hygiene product,

i have no qualms about posting an inappropriate message on the board.  You are probably the type of kid that I kicked the *&^% out of back in high school.  But congrats on the high test score and your other accomplishments.  I'm sure the Tri-Lambs are eagerly awaiting your signed bid...female private part.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Any Acceptances from Roger Williams?
« on: February 09, 2004, 06:43:51 PM »
Valerie,

I scored a 153 on the LSAT and I currently have a 3.5 ugpa.  I am not sure if I will attend RWU.  Although I have not visited the school, the pictures make it look beautiful.  RWU was one of my "safeties" but it is a school that I am definitely interested in.  I am still waiting to hear from some other schools, and I think ultimately my decision will come down to money/location.  Or if I find out that lots of cuties are going to RWU.  Good luck to you!

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Wait List / Re: has anyone heard from syracuse law
« on: February 08, 2004, 11:45:17 PM »
I applied to Syracuse right before Christmas break and have not heard anything.  They are one of my top three choices, so I am anxious to hear as well.

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Where should I go next fall? / just because i'm curious...
« on: February 08, 2004, 11:06:54 AM »
I have already filled out all of my apps for Fall 04.  I had a 153 and a 3.5 from a respected private liberal arts college in the northeast.  In addition, I have numerous extra-curriculars (captain of the football team, VP of fraternity, etc.)  What I want to know is if anyone can give me suggestions on where they think I should have applied so that I can compare them to where I did apply.  I know it's kind of besides the point now, but I am just curious.  Thanks!

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Wait List / anybody wait-listed at hofstra?
« on: February 07, 2004, 10:03:59 AM »
I was notified last week that I am on hofstra's wait-list.  (153, 3.5)  Anybody else out there in the same boat?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: is the lsat a load of crap or what?
« on: February 07, 2004, 03:00:15 AM »
I agree that there could be discrepancies based on major, difficulty of college, etc.  Also, I wasn't considering applicants who apply later in life.  My argument is that, in my opinion, the lsat should not be weighted as heavily as it is.  For example, many colleges factor the lsat 3 times as much as the ugpa when calculating their indexes.  And, by the way, I have an lsat score that I am very pleased with. :) 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / is the lsat a load of crap or what?
« on: February 07, 2004, 02:14:30 AM »
My thinking is that law schools would consider a person's gpa a more accurate indicator of a person's chances for success in law school than the lsat.  The GPA is a reflection of four (or more) years of hard work; the lsat score is a reflection of one four-hour test.  Many posters on this site claim that they have lsat scores in the 160s with a gpa of 3.1 or so.  The type of natural intellect required to score in the 160s on the lsat should allow a student to easily manage a gpa of 3.5 or higher.  This tells me that many people with a high lsat were NOT consistently hard workers in college; how can law schools overlook this when deciding who gets in and who doesn't??  Anybody else have an opinion on this?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Anyone in at Duquesne?
« on: February 07, 2004, 01:58:04 AM »
I was recently accepted at Duquesne with a 153/3.5.  Is anybody else considering Duquesne or heard anything good/bad about it?

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Where should I go next fall? / Any advice for a college senior?
« on: February 06, 2004, 06:14:43 PM »
I am a 22 year old college senior.  My LSAT score was 153 and my UGPA is 3.5.  So far I have been accepted at Duquesne, Ohio Northern, Roger Williams, and New England School of Law.  I have been wait-listed at Hofstra and Valparaiso.  I have applied to but not yet heard from Syracuse, Marquette, Notre Dame, Widener, Quinnipiac, and DePaul.  Ohio Northern has offered a half-tuition scholarship, and RWU has offered 1/4 tuition scholarship.  I would have to say that right now I am leaning towards Duquesne (despite not getting any financial assistance) because it is the only "tier 3" school that I have been accepted to.  I have several questions:

1. What are the odds that I will be accepted at any of the schools that I get wait-listed at?

2. I have heard that Duquesne had some problems with its ABA accredidation.  Is this true, and, if so, what was/were the problem(s)?

3. Marquette is my top choice because of its sports law program.  I have a significant athletic background.  What are the odds of admission to this school for me?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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