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Law School Admissions / Re: Does undergrad really matter?
« on: April 03, 2005, 08:43:35 PM »
EPHO05 is right, but I dont think that people on this board is saying that you should take the easier courses or go to the easier school. The point of this thread is to ease the mind of those who arent going to the best undergraduate schools for whatever reason (screwed up in HS, financial issues, parent issues, other issues) and just to remind them not to give up on their dreams now. Telling someone that they have a great shot at a top law school if they do x-y-z (high GPA through hard work, and high Lsats through intensive studying) would be much better than saying, no matter what you do you're screwed because when you were a kid, 14-16, you didnt work hard and now you gotta suffer for the rest of your life.

I'm still wondering how you got deferred at Harvard with a 176 and a 3.84

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergraduate Question. NEED HELP Please
« on: April 03, 2005, 12:52:52 PM »
Thanks Lanya for your very informative response.

OK I've limited my selection down to Fordham and Cuny Honors since they're both giving me full rides. My friends and teachers are telling me to choose Fordham but I want to know what the consensus at this board is.

Studying for the LSAT / Testmasters in NYC?
« on: April 02, 2005, 09:17:14 PM »
I heard that Testmasters is only good in California because all the best teachers are there. How is it at New York City? Any feedback from anyone who has taken it in the big apple?

Law School Admissions / Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:24:03 AM »
The goal is to get the highest GPA possible. If taking something you hate hurts your GPA then its not worth it. A 3.6 at something you like looks a lot better than a 3.0 at something you hate, even if its something excruciatingly difficult. In the end the law schools care about your stats because thats what'll determine their rankings.

Law School Admissions / Re: what major?
« on: April 01, 2005, 09:31:39 PM »
Bloomich probably offered the best advice  :D

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergraduate Question. NEED HELP Please
« on: March 31, 2005, 01:00:38 PM »
Good to hear. I should visit it soon, my only image pittsburg is a gloomy city where the smoke stacks have suffocated the air and death is on the horizon. Plus the only thing I know about the place is that they make good paper which i heard from a nextel commercial.

Law School Admissions / Re: My 7th grade gym class: a parable
« on: March 31, 2005, 12:55:24 PM »
So all admissions are rolling decision? If that's the case then I'd say your story makes a lot of sense.

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergraduate Question. NEED HELP Please
« on: March 30, 2005, 01:48:15 PM »
Not trying to revive a dead thread, but I just got more notices and if I also add Boston University and Carnegie Mellon University to the mix what would the general consensus be?

My other schools were

CUNY City college Honors college
Vassar College
New York University
Fordham University
Binghamton (very unlikely)

Law School Admissions / Re: Am I doing the Right Thing?
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:17:29 PM »
Would political science count as Pre-law? I dont know what I'd like to major in yet because I havent had any experience in any of the fields but I'm taking AP government right now and cruising through it and I really enjoy the subject. Would polyscience be the best option for me right now while I'm still clueless of other fields?

At most schools poli-sci or government is the worst major pre-laws can take.  History, English and if you can handle it engineering are probably the best.

Can I get some more insight on this? Seems the consensus on this board is that the major doesnt matter unless you're taking a bs major like phys ed.

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