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Law School Admissions / Re: Importance of Undergrad Reputation
« on: April 21, 2005, 02:11:18 PM »
Look in the High school section of this website but it wont hurt you. The truth of the matter is that an A at a prestigious school is looked upon higher than an A at an average school. However, it really does boil down to the GPA and Lsat, which is to say that a 3.8 at a Cuny may in fact trump a 3.4 at a top undergrad. Plus Cuny is not as bad as you think it is, they produce many rhode scholars and they also have 1 student currenty attending harvard (ccny) and 2 at yale (ccny and barch) these numbers may not be starkling but its better than a bunch of other schools. But about the 3.9, dont think of it as something you cant get, but rather as something you should get.

Btw, did you get into the honors program or the regular?

I read in a law school admissions book that "No one cares unless you don't have them"

Ouch I hate things that hurt you more than help

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT plateau ????????????
« on: April 19, 2005, 03:57:56 PM »
I say when you run out of practice material  ;D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Time to spend studying?
« on: April 19, 2005, 03:56:52 PM »
start right now. If you're already thinking about it then you obviously know you should start right away.

Law School Admissions / Re: How important is your major for LS?
« on: April 17, 2005, 10:58:58 AM »
not important, look at the high school section for threads with more info

Law School Admissions / Re: Legal Internship
« on: April 15, 2005, 10:04:03 PM »
I guess it would delve into the whole "rounded student" thing, though I do not feel that adcomms would particulary disapprove of it, maybe they would rather see other fields of WE.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Just Finished LGB!
« on: April 10, 2005, 02:56:56 PM »
should i buy any books to go along with testmasters or should the course cover everything and i should just spend money on practice exams?

Law School Admissions / Re: The answers to all your questions
« on: April 10, 2005, 12:27:57 PM »
Lets think about this logically, Who gets into the top UG? Kids who have the best grades get into the top UG. How do they get such great grades? Study habits, devotion, motivation, innate abilities e.g. In addition, those who get into the top UG also have top SAT scores and there is a correlation, however miniscule between the SATs ann the LSats.

So who are the students that get into the top law schools that come from not so top notch UG?
-Usually those that screwed up in HS but had the potential to get into those top UG
-Those who chose a lesser UG because of financial, location or other reasons
-Late bloomers

The thing with Law school admissions is that determination and perserverence alone will not get you in. The Lsats is studyable but someone without the inborn potential to score in the top percentile (165+) may never be able to accomplish such a task. Collegeboard always eliminates any part of the test that is studyable, which is why some people can walk in and get a 170 without studying while another who preps for years can barely manage a 160.

Still, a 4.0 at Harvard would be weighted more than a 4.0 at Boston University even if Harvard inflates grades.
This is why the Lsat carries so much weight.

Law School Admissions / Re: The answers to all your questions
« on: April 07, 2005, 11:10:03 AM »
Awesome advice everyone. I wonder if taking classes over the summer would be easier? I know this is true for most high schools since the only people taking the summer classes are people who have failed the class and the teachers dumb everything down because of that.

Law School Admissions / Re: The answers to all your questions
« on: April 06, 2005, 04:48:57 PM »
Thank you so much for this advice  ;D

So what do you think are the top 5 mistakes of every college freshman? and what do you think is the biggest NO-NO for those who want to get into a great law school?

I know pledging early in your undergraduate career is a big mistake but what other things should prospective students avoid?

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