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Studying for the LSAT / December 16
« on: December 12, 2007, 11:59:14 AM »
From lsac.org :

"On Sunday, December 16, the LSAC.org website, all LSAC web services (including LSDAS Electronic Applications, Candidate Online Services, the ABA/LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, and ItemWise), and the LLM Credential Assembly Service website will be unavailable from approximately 7:30 am ET to 11:00 am ET due to scheduled maintenance."

Could this "scheduled maintenance" be the release of certain three-digit numbers?  Let the speculation commence!

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Studying for the LSAT / Retaking: Chances for improvement?
« on: April 13, 2006, 05:13:56 PM »
I'm admittedly not entirely at peace with my LSAT score and am considering a retake.  Does LSAC (or anyone else) keep data on odds of improving one's score the second time around?

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In and of itself, Dickinson likely rates as well as most any law school with a very local character. 

It has managed to produce some alumni of questionable moral integrity (if undeniable fame), of course, most notably U.S. Senator Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum.  Former Governor-turned-Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge is also a graduate.

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Law School Applications / UTexas Admissions Change
« on: July 21, 2005, 01:13:02 PM »
Anyone care to speculate on how UT's increased proportion of non-residents admitted will affect admissions there?

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Law School Applications / Re: Just got first fee waiver...
« on: July 07, 2005, 12:52:55 PM »
Must one already have registered with LSDAS before these things start to roll in?

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Tulane33, I'm sorry to let you down, but the future of Pitt's Law at Sea program is in serious jeopardy (see Pgh. Post-Gazette article link below.)

That said, I know a Pitt 2L who studied abroad in South Africa very recently.  Her description of the program was very positive.  I'm sure if you contact the Study Abroad Office directly they would be glad to give you more specifics.

Best of luck.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05158/516960.stm

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Practice Tests- Your Thoughts?
« on: June 23, 2005, 08:32:24 PM »
For the best running discussion about LSAT prep that I can think of, check out www.nontradlaw.net and its discussion board.  Go to NeatGin's excellent LSAT thread.  Nontradlaw.net is a good site in general.  As the name implies, it's populated primarily by non-traditional law school applicants.  Many have long been parents or are changing to a legal career later down the road.  Accordingly, there's much much much less PR-style one-upsmanship, braggardry, and sciolistic bull.

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So what is the LRAP situation at UCLA? I'm trying to figure out what makes an LRAP good.  Sufficient funding, I know, is obviously the most important!  I know some schools only define "public interest" very narrowly, or they impose very stringent income limits. The best ones give interest-free forgivable loans rather than grants (which are taxable.)  It's just hard to keep every school's LRAP straight!

Isn't Equal Justice Works putting together a compare/contrast?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June scale... gonna be tough or easy?
« on: June 15, 2005, 05:13:25 PM »
I did my undergrad at the U. of Pittsburgh, and I'll tell you that pierogies are a big deal here, from a cultural as well as gastronomical standpoint.  Lots of eastern europeans brought their grub along with 'em!  There's even a (corny but somehow fascinating) Pierogie Race during Pirates baseball games.  Viva Pierogies! (I'd say this in Polish, but I can't.)

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I, like Lyrarain, am very interested in doing Public Interest law (the thought of BigLaw leaves me cold, bored, and dirty-feeling.)  The UCLA public interest program has been appealing to me more and more...I loved it when I saw it presented on their website, and I'm glad to have some positive initial feedback from someone who's seen PILF for themselves.  I'm most concerned about getting in, of course!  I won't get my LSAT back until the 27th, but I'm cautiously optimistic.  Are the requirements for admission to the program much more stringent than those of regular admission?  Anyone know if there's mega-competition for the few (25?) spots?  I'll likely apply regardless.

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