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Pre-Law in high school / Re: Am I doing the Right Thing?
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:21:03 PM »
I've always been intrigued by philosophy but I'm afraid that it wont be what I imagine it to be. I always think of philosophy as a discussion of literature and basically a bunch of thinkers. I'm afraid it'll turn into a science thing where we look at CAT scans of the brain and such.  ???

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: what is urm?
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:25:49 PM »
I'm asian and we are not considered a minority because of our culture and our take on education. We basically are treated like middle classed caucasians so for those of us who have immigrant parents who do not speak a lick of english and work 60 hours a week making minimum wage, sorry but no breaks.

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: Am I doing the Right Thing?
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:21:07 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?

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: Am I doing the Right Thing?
« on: March 27, 2005, 11:19:19 PM »
Ok so I'm getting mixed messages:

-One person says to double major in two substantially different fields
-while another says not to because it will be too much work and would'nt matter in an application

In addition
-Someone said that majoring in Pre-Law looks bad, can I get a verification on this?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When to start studying for Lsats
« on: March 27, 2005, 07:27:51 PM »
Thanks, does anyone anything I could work on gradually. For example, on the SATs I just memorized words and took practice tests but people who did better than me on verbal said they were avid readers. I understand that for the Lsats critical reading and analysis is very important, how can I work/tone these skills?

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Studying for the LSAT / When to start studying for Lsats
« on: March 27, 2005, 05:11:58 PM »
So when should I start studying for the Lsats. The logical answer would be as soon as possible, but I dont want to spend a ton of money on a prep program 2 years before I actually take the test. How should the regiment be? Any suggestions, any tips, any programs I should use? I heard from an old SAT tutor that the big named prep courses are not as good as the smaller prep places.

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Thank you all so much for your insight on my situation, especially SleepyGuyYawn. I'm glad that there are people over the internet who would take a significant amount of time to help a total stranger in need of guidance. You guys have made me sleep easier since prior to this information I was struggling with the idea that my dreams would be over because I screwed up in HS as a stupid kid who fell into the traps of peer pressure. Again thanks a whole bunch for all of your comments I'll be sure to post again if I ever have any more questions  ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: Will numbers do it alone?
« on: March 26, 2005, 08:58:39 PM »
ohhh thanks a lot bro for clearing up the clouds of confusion.  :D

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Law School Applications / Re: Will numbers do it alone?
« on: March 26, 2005, 08:41:31 PM »
Sorry if i sound stupid but how do you get higher than a 4.0 GPA? Thanks.

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Pre-Law in high school / Undergraduate Question. NEED HELP Please
« on: March 26, 2005, 08:37:11 PM »
I know I'm a big young to be on this site, heck I haven't even begun undergraduate yet, but I just have a question and I dont know where else to turn. I don't usually put my faith on a forum but people on this site seem very informative and intelligent so I thought I'd take a chance. Ok so here's the situation:
I dont have the best grades because of a rocky fresh and soph year but I got accepted into a few schools. I've limited my list to

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

The top three choices are the most likely schools I would be attending. I would like to go to a good law school and I was wondering whether or not an undergraduate school say such as city college would hinder my chances. The reason I would like to go there though is because it'll give me a full ride plus money and other incentives such as a laptop. All my friends tell me not to jeopardize my education by going there, but I keep thinking that it isn't like I'm turning down HYPS.

So would a law school look down on me if I went to city college even if it is a honors program which is selective, or should I opt to take out loans from say Vassar or NYU? I'm wondering if a top law school would automatically reject my application just because of the undergraduate school I went to. I'm determined to work very hard in college but it would be depressing if my best would not be good enough because of the school I go to.

Sorry if this post is long but could someone please help me out of this dire situation?

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