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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of Undergrad Reputation
« on: April 23, 2005, 03:38:06 PM »
Haha yeah on lsn there is a guy who got into stanford from the phoenix online college thing. I always thought those online degrees were just hoaxs  ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of Undergrad Reputation
« on: April 22, 2005, 05:52:09 PM »
Yeah, but how much more?

most likely not as important as personal statements and letter of rec. but more important than ECs unless spectacular ECs

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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of Undergrad Reputation
« on: April 21, 2005, 07:08:18 PM »
well those from the top undergrads are usually harder working and smarter so it doesnt surprise me that they'll have higher gpa and higher lsats which would get them into those higher ranked schools. I'm just telling christina that she shouldnt worry so much that she's gonna graduate from a cuny because as long as she gets a great lsat score she'll have just as good a chance as anyone. considering the usnews ranking the place value of each school is determined by their mean lsat and gpa and in order to keep at #1 (yale at the moment) they have to consistently admit students with high gpa and lsat. So sure good grades at MIT are fare more difficult to attain than at a Cuny but if someone from MIT had a 3.0 yale would most likely take someone from cuny with a 3.8 if their lsats were similar (even if that 3.0 at MIT is "deemed more worthy" by some)

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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of Undergrad Reputation
« on: April 21, 2005, 05:11:18 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?

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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

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT plateau ????????????
« on: April 19, 2005, 06:57:56 PM »
I say when you run out of practice material  ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Time to spend studying?
« on: April 19, 2005, 06:56:52 PM »
start right now. If you're already thinking about it then you obviously know you should start right away.

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Law School Applications / Re: How important is your major for LS?
« on: April 17, 2005, 01:58:58 PM »
not important, look at the high school section for threads with more info

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: Legal Internship
« on: April 16, 2005, 01:04:03 AM »
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.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Blueprint Prep
« on: April 15, 2005, 08:06:52 PM »
I wonder if anyone has taken two different courses and have gotten help from both. I'm thinking of combining testmasters with something else, maybe blueprint. Would that be a good idea or would it creat too much confliction and hurt me?

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