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Law School Applications / Another Rate my chances thread (3.75/167)
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:35:14 AM »
Hey all! 

I have been lurking around these "chance" threads lately and liked the advice given to others.  I was wondering if anyone could help me out as well.  I know my chiashu odds, but realize that those are out of date.

I have a 3.75 UGPA and a 167 LSAT (not thinking about retaking at this point).  I worked PT (approx 25-35 hrs/wk) during the school year and usually FT during summers at jobs that I played a leadership role in (some more than others).  I have been granted membership in two well-known honor societies and am an active member in one school club.  For the 2005-2006 school year my school picked me to be one of the school's student ambassadors.

Right know I am leaning towards wanting to go to law school on the east coast.  I have visited Upenn and loved the environment there and from reading up on UVA I think that I would like the "feel" of that place as well.  I have not visited any of the schools in NYC, but am thinking about applying to Fordham and Cardozo and maybe NYU and Columbia.  I haven't done much looking into DC schools at this point so I have no clue about those.

That said, I am also open to other geographic locations.  Right now I am looking at Wisconsin to be a safety (nice-perks/benefits for me to go there: in-state tuition, i don't mind the area...but I would rather be in a large city..., I won't have to take the bar if I stay in Wisconsin to practice).  I will have to move anyway b/c there isn't a law school close to where I currently live.

So what do you think of my chances at these law schools?  What other law schools should I be researching?  What do you think should be my (safety/target/reach plan).

Any input would be welcomed! 

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Studying for the LSAT / So who here is joining MENSA?
« on: June 26, 2005, 01:52:26 AM »
I know this was brought up days ago that is you got a certain score you are an auto-admit for membership.

Any takers?

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Studying for the LSAT / (oops)
« on: June 25, 2005, 04:46:55 PM »
I didn't think it posted the first time...my compuer is acting funny.

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Studying for the LSAT / For those who received their scores...
« on: June 25, 2005, 04:24:55 PM »
How much did you prep before hand.  Did you take prep courses?  Did they help you as indicated in your score?  Did you study by yourself? 

I did the later and only studied for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks in advance (I kept putting it off).  I almost was going to change my testing date because I did not prepare much, but went ahead and took it because my practice test were so good.  In practice I never scored below a 168 and usually was in the mid 170s.  I am almost wishing that I did put off taking the test, but I am not planning on retaking the LSAT.  What I got is what I got.

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Studying for the LSAT / I am almost afraid to ask...(post your score)
« on: June 25, 2005, 03:25:03 PM »
So how did everyone do?  I scored a 167...much lower then my most recent practice tests.  I feel like crying! I thought for sure that I would break the 170 mark.

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If you felt good about the test coming out of the exam...did your scores reflect this? Also, if you thought you didn't do too well...did you do better then you hoped?  I guess I am just wondering if there is any correlation between how you think you did and how you actually did. 

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