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Law School Admissions / Another Rate my chances thread (3.75/167)
« on: June 28, 2005, 07:35:14 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  I know my chiashu odds, but realize that those are out of date.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! 

Studying for the LSAT / So who here is joining MENSA?
« on: June 25, 2005, 10:52:26 PM »
I know this was brought up days ago that is you got a certain score you are an auto-admit for membership.

Any takers?

Studying for the LSAT / (oops)
« on: June 25, 2005, 01:46:55 PM »
I didn't think it posted the first compuer is acting funny.

Studying for the LSAT / For those who received their scores...
« on: June 25, 2005, 01:24:55 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.

Studying for the LSAT / I am almost afraid to ask...(post your score)
« on: June 25, 2005, 12:25:03 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.

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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