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Well written-yes, lackluster-yes. Sounds like a snippet of an essay he wrote for philosophy class.

Thanks for the help guys-thescreed, corky. I actually graduated about a year ago and I've been working in the area, whether full time since gradation or volunteer work throughout undergrad, for several years. I guess u can call it a passion of mine. So that was actually one of my fears-an undergrad one year out of college wanting to do immigration law. I guess I should play up the experience I've had thus far? Thanks again.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Less than 1 weelk left!!
« on: December 18, 2005, 08:58:36 AM »
Oddly enough, I seem to be in somewhat of a zenn state. I know I did horribly in games, but seeing that I cannot cancel (I really have to apply this year) I see no need to worry. I've always been somewhat of a fatalist-if it doesn't work out, life shall go on. The only time I do get nervous is when I sign in here and see some of you people pulling your hair out-that's why I've been avoiding this section of the forum like the plague (or bird flu).

Ofcourse circumstances might change, but I have a pretty good idea of what I want to study in law school. In my application (personal statement, other essays, etc) would it hurt me to highlight my focus in this area ? I have a strong background in the area and unique experiences that explain my interest. Would I come off as having tunnel vision ? UofMichigan, Chicago, and Columbia are really the three universities that have the best programs in the area so I suppose I can tie it into why I want to go to their school. But for other schools, who may have classes in the area but no core curriculum, will my focus have a negative impact ? By the way, the area I'm interested in is immigration/international law.

Black Law Students / Re: Tookie Smith
« on: December 13, 2005, 03:26:16 PM »
Any issue related to his innocense (which he has been claiming) and his remorse, or lack there of, is irrelevant. Killing the "tookie" does not bring his victims back, nor does the family of the victim benefit from executing him. Redemption, sweet as it may be, is short lived and ends up biting us, society, in the ass-proverbially speaking.

I think a thank you note would suffice-if you are an American. Otherwise, a $100 gift basket beforehand is not uncalled for. After all, it's a cultural thing. ;)

However, not knowing American sentimentalities, this is the place I gleaned the most information from:

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Score release dates for past December LSATs
« on: December 04, 2005, 09:43:05 AM »
Since it's been emailed, I think it's been out before Christmas. I think LSAC closes for the holiday, and they like to promise it to be out after a weekend or break (hence it's generally Mondays for the June test, etc.) so that they don't f'something up and get 1,000,000 people storming down the doors when they are closed. It gives them a little wiggle room, and it's longer to account for the break, but I'm pretty sure they are planning on sending them out before they go.


cool. when do the schools receive it-I'm guessing much later

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scale Speculation
« on: December 04, 2005, 09:40:29 AM »
Here's a link to the historical lsat scales.

Again, as I mentioned elsewhere: DECEMBER 2004 WAS OUT OF 99 QUESTIONS!


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scale Speculation
« on: December 04, 2005, 09:34:04 AM »
Here's a link to the historical lsat scales.

I'm comforted by the fact that in 2004, the December scale was easier than the June and October scale(73 to get a 160 compared to raw scores of 75 and 76 in june and october, respectively). So who knows.

By the way, the paper we received said scores come out in Jan.3. Is this written in stone or does it arrive earlier ?

Law School Admissions / Re: Include/not include work samples ?
« on: November 26, 2005, 02:13:36 PM »
thanks for the advice-I appreciate it.I'll probably call & ask.

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