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Law School Applications / Can You Help Me to Make a Decision
« on: August 17, 2005, 10:06:50 AM »
I'm a non URM, scored a 175 on the June LSAT and currently have an UGPA of 3.64 (Overall GPA) and a Cumulative UGPA of 3.8.  I have two GPAs' because I transferred to my current institution.  At the end of Fall semester, which begins tomorrow, I pretty sure that my Overall UGPA will go up to a 3.68-3.69, and the Cumulative will go up to a 3.85 or so.  I'm not sure if I should wait top apply until after the grades are submitted, which will be by December 15th, or should I go ahead and apply now with what I have.  I'm trying for Harvard, Yale, NYU, and other Tier 1 schools.  From looking on Law School Numbers, I don't think I stand a good chance due to my low GPA.  Tell me what you think, and I would greatly appreciate it.  According to LSAC, they will calculate my GPA according to all the classes I've ever had, but will also list my Cumulative GPA also, which represents course work from my degree granting institution.

 Also, I've found that 8 people currently attend Harvard from my school (University of Georgia).  Does anyone happen to know where I can find their numbers at?

Thanks for your help

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LSAC and LSDAS / OVERALL V. CUMULATIVE GPA
« on: August 14, 2005, 10:20:08 PM »
I have two GPAs listed on my transcripts, one is the Overall which is a 3.68 and a Cumulative which is a 3.82.  I was wondering which GPA the LSDAS will use on the report.  I know they put both on there, but which one will be the one that determines where I get in?  I hope the Cumulative GPA will be used??? Thanks

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Law School Applications / OVERALL V. CUMULATIVE GPA
« on: August 14, 2005, 09:18:39 PM »
Have a quick question about GPA...

On my current transcripts, I have an Overall GPA and a Cumulative GPA.  The Cumulative GPA is the GPA from my degree granting institution.  Does anyone know which one will determine my acceptance into LS?  I've asked the LSAC and have gotten varying questions.  Thanks for your feedback.

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Law School Applications / Re: How do they group them
« on: July 08, 2005, 12:50:51 AM »
Where did you learn to use such professional and intelligent language?  You are sooooo cool dude, I hope to be like you someday.  Its obvious that you suffer from an intelligence deficit and lack the skills necessary to engage in useful conversation....

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Law School Applications / How do they group them
« on: July 08, 2005, 12:47:20 AM »
Does anyone know how exactly the LSDAS groups an applicant's grades?  For example, if you have some Ws' on your transcripts, do they group them all, or do they show them for each individual semester?

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Law School Applications / Re: difficult reading material
« on: July 07, 2005, 10:50:02 PM »
I would suggest reading Immanual Kant:"Metaphysics of Morals."  This book is a very very difficult read, but the more you have to figure out, the more you'll retain.  I would also suggest reading the Economist and other world news articles.

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Law School Applications / WHAT IF WHAT IF WHAT IF WHAT IF
« on: July 07, 2005, 10:48:30 PM »
This question has echoed throughout my mind every day for the past one year.  My advice to all those wondering where they'll have the best chances at getting in is this: apply to every single school that you would like to attend, and just see what happens.  Regardless of your numbers, there is ultimately only one way to find out and that is apply.  I've been going crazy over this question.  No matter where you look or who you ask, there is only one way to know for sure.  I wish we talked more about strategies on this site instead of chances.....but I guess it is always nice to hear of chances that others think you have.

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Law School Applications / General McClellan and the Union Army 1862
« on: July 06, 2005, 09:57:04 PM »
This post is for all those out there who have fallen victim to self doubt, discouragement, and simply being overwhelmed with wanting to get into Harvard, Yale, NYU, Columbia, and any other law school for that matter (like myself).

General McClellan, in command of the Union Army in April of 1862, had an opportune moment to deal final defeat to the Confederates and General Robert E. Lee.  During this time, General McClellan had the perfect chance to invade Richmond (the capital of the Confederacy) and ultimately defeat the Confederates once and for all.  This opportunity presented a real chance to end the Civil War once and for all.  However, General McClellan constantly over estimated the strength of his enemy.  Furthermore, he always doubted himself that he could stand victorious over his opposition.  In the end, General McClellan ordered the retreat of his soldiers out of fear of defeat.  The moral of this story is this:  To all of those experiencing self-doubt, thinking that the odds simply stand too tall, and worry of defeat, just remember the story of General McClellan.  McClellan was deprived of final victory from his self-doubt, overestimation of enemy soldiers, and thinking that he could not overcome the odds that didn't even exist.  Because of his actions, General McClellan had the opportunity for final victory, but could not achieve greatness because he was his own enemy.  Thanks for listening.

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Law School Applications / LSAT Blues
« on: July 05, 2005, 06:51:05 PM »
I was just wanting to know if anyone else out there shares these same feelings: I've been getting ready for the LSAT here and there, but now I'm too damn scared to even take the test.  LS places so much emphasis and importance on the life altering test, what is the best way to overcome the fear of even taking it for the first time?  I just hope it all ends before 10/1!!

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Law School Applications / Anyone Feeling to Harvard Blues
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:05:28 AM »
Hi Everyone,
 I'm driving myself crazy, near to the point of sickness over whether or not I'll get into Harvard or Yale.  This isn't a poast asking for opinions on chances, but advice from others on how to deal with these feelings of really wanting to get into a particular school.  I haven't even began to apply.  With 3.7 and a 173 on the LSAT, there is still no way to determine the true chances. I wish there was a way to lower expectations...but what can you do??

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