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Law School Applications / Re: www.lsac.org
« on: March 05, 2004, 08:50:29 AM »
Thanks very much. I won't look. I trust him. I'm just really curious.

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Law School Applications / www.lsac.org
« on: March 04, 2004, 04:09:07 PM »
is it possible to read your letters of recommendation after they are processed? i can't seem to get to it.

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Re: feeling anxious...question?
« on: March 04, 2004, 03:12:42 PM »
To be honest, I can't tell you much. I live and work near the school now, and given what I want to do, they have clinics and certification programs that are perfect for me. they're inexpensive, the career services is great (very high placement rates, and if you go to the second floor of the law building, you can find tons of job postings.)

Financially, it makes sense because the tuition is low and the cost of living is really low here. There are a lot of law firms in Pittsburgh, with competitive starting salaries. In fact, hanging outside the career services office is a list of the top firms in the area and their starting salaries for first-year associates, and many of them are over 100,000. when you also consider what the cost of living is like here, those are some really nice salaries. a 150,000 home here is comparable to a 400,000+ home in the "suburbs" (40 minutes out) of DC.

student life...I don't know much about. it's not exactly the most exciting city for nightlife, but like any college campus, there are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Museums, symphonies, shows, etc are good. sports teams...make your own judgment.

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Law School Applications / Re: feeling anxious...question?
« on: March 04, 2004, 11:53:15 AM »
Do you know if most people receive notification from Pitt that their application is complete? Or will the next time I hear from them be the acceptance or rejection letter?

my report has been processed by lsdas. I guess they would have received it today, electronically?

I'm not big on patience.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb LSAT Scores on LSAC NOW
« on: March 04, 2004, 08:55:17 AM »
well, i'm not one of the >170 group, but I'll tell you what I did anyway.

I started about three weeks before the test, got the PR Cracking the LSAT book, and several of the most recent old LSAT's. I took one practice LSAT, not timed. Saw where I was having the most trouble, went over that section of the PR book (the tips and strategies), then took another practice LSAT, not timed. Saw a drastic improvement on the section I'd been having trouble with. When onto the next most troublesome section, reviewing the tips and strategies in the PR book. took another practice test, didn't improve, so went over that section of the PR book again, another practice test, improvement. then took a timed practice test, and another.

my plan had been to go through each section, then take a practice. but the week before, i had a death in the family and spent the week at a funeral.

the night before the test, I went gambling and drinking to avoid thinking  about it all. I'd recommend that to anyone. I still fell asleep by 1, and felt great the next morning. nice cup of starbucks before the test, too.

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Law School Applications / Re: feeling anxious...question?
« on: March 03, 2004, 02:47:06 PM »
Thank you, lawstudent. I guess I better find something else to occupy my time and thoughts for awhile.

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Law School Applications / feeling anxious...question?
« on: March 03, 2004, 01:20:02 PM »
So, I wasn't sure until I got my LSAT score if i was going to apply for this year or not. I turned my application in the day before the deadline (deadline March 1) for Pitt. They requested my report from LSDAS yesterday. LSDAS hasn't processed it yet.

How long does it take to process? Does it mean anything that they requested the report the very next day? how long will it take all together? i have a 2.98 gpa and 168 lsat, anyone have any idea what my chances are, knowing I turned my application in at the deadline?

I'm so anxious I'm getting a migraine.

thanks for any input.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 7 LSAT
« on: March 01, 2004, 09:05:07 AM »
I transmitted my electronic app yesterday (I had it all ready to go, just waiting on my score). Unfortunately, it's not showing up on www.lsac.org. I'm on hold now with the lsac, trying to figure out if it's going to be submitted in time. I may have dropped the ball on this and have to wait until next year. ugh. i'm not getting any younger here...

what do ya think...with a 2.98 GPA, 168 LSAT, last-minute application...any chance at Pitt?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb LSAT Scores on LSAC NOW
« on: February 29, 2004, 07:46:36 PM »
168.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 7 LSAT
« on: February 26, 2004, 01:12:53 PM »
I think it makes it a little better for me...when I hear how silly and obsessive you all are, it reallly puts my own behavior into perspective.  ;)

I am just kidding. You're probably right. the time would go so much faster if I focused instead on the job I am supposed to be focusing on right now. I just can't believe how anxious i feel about it. I have no idea how I did; yet so much hinges on it.

oh well. I'll try to stop thinking about it until Monday.

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