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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: transferring
« on: December 25, 2005, 03:13:24 PM »
There's an article about transferring in the 2006 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings issue. 
Some interesting facts brought up in the article:

Transfer students aren't counted in the USNWR rankings, so "taking less credentialed applicants into the second year class is also seen by many adminstrators as a way to avoid putting a school's rank at risk."

Last year Columbia had 366 transfer applicants, 80 enrolled.
Georgetown accepted 113 of 350 applicants.
Boalt gets 30 to 36 tranfers per years.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances 05-06 Cycle
« on: December 24, 2005, 02:14:03 PM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances 05-06 Cycle
« on: December 22, 2005, 07:10:25 PM »
Got into cal western today.  I know its not a big deal... but, I was in danger of being kicked out of undergrad....twice.

Still waiting on 13 more schools that I applied to.  So far 1/1.  Although I mostly lurked on this board, thanks to everyone for the valuable advice through the LSAT/Admissions process.

GPA: 2.52
LSAT: 168

Law School Admissions / USC...Deans Letter
« on: October 25, 2005, 08:50:28 PM »
Almost ready to send in my apps.  Thought you guys might know the answer to this so I can avoid making a phone call.  USC requires a "Dean's Letter" if you have ever been placed on academic probation.  What exactly is this?


Law School Admissions / Re: Transcript Form, Multiple Schools?
« on: September 13, 2005, 05:34:10 PM »
hrm. wish i woulda read this earlier today before i called lsac.  they told me the same exact thing :-\

kind of funny.  but honestly, 120k per year is chump change.  might wanna up that.

I'm fairly confident I could have scored 180ish with extra time.

So could a lot of other people depending on how much 'time'


Thats not the point.  The point is I could have easily gotten extra time, and chose not to.  Most people don't have the documentation to get extra time.

I was pretty much in the same boat as laur0212.  I have had a complete evaluation done within the last 2 years, so I'm fairly confident I could have gotten extra time on the test.  However, I chose not to get the extra time in order to prove to the adcomms that I could succeed in the law school environment. 

However, timed exams were never really my problem.  My problems have always been focusing in class, completing assignments, keeping appointments, showing up on time to things, etc.

Final Score w/o accomodations: 168.

I'm fairly confident I could have scored 180ish with extra time.

Law School Admissions / since its in vogue
« on: June 27, 2005, 11:50:56 PM »
GPA: 2.431 (haven't done the lsac computation yet)
LSAT: 168

I would prefer to go to Loyola or Pepperdine, but am probably going to apply to every law school in California just for the heck of it.  My low GPA is somewhat explainable.  I was diagnosed with ADHD during my junior year of school by clinical psychologists working for the University.  The symptoms were completely overlooked my whole life because of high scores on standardized tests (I have a history of not turning in/completing assignment going back to 2nd grade).  I have been taking Strattera since March of 2004 and I think my LSAT score is much more evident of the results I can acheive than  my GPA. 


Law School Admissions / Admissions Consulting
« on: June 27, 2005, 02:49:44 PM »
Has anyone used Testmasters admissions consulting?  My GPA/LSAT are completely out of whack (2.43/168) and I want to make sure I submit the best possible application to have a good chance of getting into the schools I want.  Any experience with other admissions consultants would be appreciated also. 


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