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Also, most top tier schools have loan repayment programs for those who pursue public interest careers, so the low salaries don't make it impossible. 

This is the 2nd time that I've heard this about the school offering some sort of repayment program for public interest lawyers. Where is this information coming from?  All of the research that I've done shows that the hiring jurisdiction works the deal for loan repayment/forebearance, not the school itself.

Karen W.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How Many LSATs?
« on: March 25, 2004, 06:07:14 PM »
First, I believe the numbers on may be off slightly, but why do you think they are so far off? What purpose does it serve for bunches and bunches of people to be dishonest on there? I don't follow your thinking.

As for your other point, I don't have an exact number but the December 25, 2003, USA today is quoted as saying, "....And the number of people taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in 2003 is near the record 152,242 set during the last recession, in 1991".  Not sure if that helps you or not.

Karen W.


if anybody has any kind of decent test prep materials that could help in spot learning - i.e. all analytical, all games, etc - along w/some full length tests, i'd be more than happy to negotiate a selling price for them! please let me know.

Check eBay or I picked up unused current studyguides for hardly anything.  You'll also find preptests on eBay but beware - unscrupulous wannabe law students will screw you there.

Just a suggestion.

Karen W.

Where should I go next fall? / OT message for David Bakody
« on: March 24, 2004, 02:52:52 PM »
That's a good solid LSAT score.  I would *love* to have that score myself.

From what I am discovering a low GPA is only a small drawback compared to a low LSAT.  I wouldn't worry too much about your situation.  It'd be different if the situation was in reverse - low LSAT and high GPA, then you'd be in a world of hurt.

OT for David...not sure if you'll ever be back to look at this since you're not registered but, drop me an e-mail with how I can get in contact with you..I have a question about something you posted on

Karen W.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Mandatory Attendance
« on: March 24, 2004, 09:53:10 AM »
I plan to attend every class I can, even the boring ones.  Actually I plan to stir things up when they get boring.  They will either teach me or kick me out.   :)

This is me too...sure hope we don't end up at the same school together!!  ;D

Karen W.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Mandatory Attendance
« on: March 24, 2004, 09:15:37 AM »
Is it truly a bad idea though to actually require students to come to class?

Karen W.

Law School Applications / Re: update my transcript?
« on: March 23, 2004, 05:36:20 PM »
You're thinking that sending your current grades with a GPA less than your LSDAS GPA would help?  I'm not sure I agree with that one.

I've never heard of sending in an updated transcript.  You're wanting to send it directly to the schools? I don't know that this is such a good idea, since your original transcripts went through LSDAS.

Perhaps I'm not seeing a side of this issue?

Karen W.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Felony and attending law school
« on: March 23, 2004, 04:38:48 PM »
..... i have never seen anyone ask for something that has been expunged, the VA state bar says you do not have to reveal things that have been expunged.

The one I quoted above is from Valparaiso.  If you take a look at the following schools as well, they all require disclosure regardless if the record is sealed or expunged (these were just the few that I remembered off the top of my head):

Ohio Northern
New York University

Karen W.

I think I would have to go with the tuition on this one.

Although OSU is ranked higher, only slightly higher I might add than UC, if Cincy is willing to pay you 3/4 tuition, I would go with the money vs. the miniscule increase in ranking.

Who knows, when the new US News rankings come up, Cincy may go up a few, OSU may come down a few and then you'll definitely be glad you took the money.

Any Cincy is a great area! OSU has a prettier campus by far, seeing as UC is well, in very urban school, but UC is a very good school.

Karen W.

Recommendations / Re: Would this help at all?
« on: March 22, 2004, 03:51:15 PM »
That was a joke, by the way.

Thank god..otherwise, I'm toast! lmao...

Karen W.

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