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Law School Applications / So...does anyone here want to save the world ?
« on: October 26, 2005, 02:53:01 PM »
Are most of the people here going into corporate law or am I the only one out there interested in human rights law ?

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Personal Statement / What exactly should be addressed ?
« on: September 30, 2005, 09:31:33 AM »
You only have so much space to say what you want. So exactly what should be answered in your personal statement, what is the main point ?
-why you want to go to law school ?
-why you want to go to THEIR law school ?
-or to just talk about what makes you different, unique, one in a million ?

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Where should I go next fall? / big dreams and small numbers
« on: September 25, 2005, 02:06:04 PM »
Great tag line no ? lol.

Okay-I really need some advice. I'm trying to figure out which law schools I should apply to and which ones would likely lead me to the pain of rejection. I have a 3.4 GPA (3.75 in my area of study) and let's say 170 LSAT (I'm taking my LSAT in December-I'm sure I can improve it by at least 10 points).

I'm hoping my background can make up for my lackluster numbers. I really want to get into Michigan (they have a great international law program) but I'm wondering if it's going to be a stretch. What top schools do you think I have a chance of getting into ?

I'm applying to:
U Michigan
Georgetown
University of Maryland
University of Richmond
University of Washington

and I'm adding some safeties. But is this list unrealistic ?

I'd really appreciate it if you guys can give any advice on this. much thanks

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Studying for the LSAT / YES! I am a procastrinator ?
« on: August 13, 2005, 03:53:51 PM »
Now that I've gotten that off my chest I have a question: for those that have taken the lsat and those that are preparing for it, what kind of timeline have you worked with as far as studying? I want to take the October lsat and I've yet to study, or at least seriously. I've taken some samples and the logic games section is the one that particularly bothers.

So to my question: is it possible for me to do well if I start studying my proverbial butt off from this very day on ? Well actually anything's possible so let me put it another way: is it probable for someone to get a good score with such a timeline ?

thanks  ;D

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Law School Applications / October or December ?? arrghhh !!!
« on: August 13, 2005, 12:34:04 PM »
I realize this is somewhat of an LSAT topic but is there really a big difference in applying after your October lsat or after the December lsat. I've been set to take the october lsat and send all my stuff by the end of the month. I need more time to study so I'm making it December. Ofcourse I've heard in submitting application the earlier the better but will it make a big diff in my chances if I wait until December to submit my applications rather than october ???

thanks in advance.

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Hey guys,

Does anyone have any power score books you're willing to sell? Even if you're still using the books but plan on selling them in the future I'd still be interested.

thank you

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Recommendations / Really, how important are LORs
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:50:47 AM »
I've been pouring over admission books, statements from individuals in admission boards etc. and I have gotten the general idea that letters of recommendation are really not worth much and some schools have now made it optional. From what I understand, unless they're absolutely horrible, they don't make that big of a diff. Is this true?

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