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Studying for the LSAT / Working for testmasters (or someplace else)
« on: December 13, 2005, 03:47:38 AM »
I took the December LSAT and I felt pretty good about it...I'd say I'm reasonably confident that I'll get in the 99th percentile.  If that is the case, I'd like to work for testmasters or some other prep company.  I know there are some people on here who do just that, and I was wondering if you could tell me a little about the application process - how long it takes, what it involves, etc...  Also, how long does it usually take from the time you apply until you start working?  Any other tips/stories/experiences/etc. would be greatly appreciated.

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Law School Applications / When do I send in the apps?
« on: December 08, 2005, 01:07:30 PM »
I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm at work and don't have time to sift through...anyways - I just took the December LSAT, and I'm wondering when I should send in my apps.  Do I need to wait until I receive my score?  Or can I send it in first and then LSAC will send them my score once it goes through?  Even if the latter is an option, is it preferable just to wait?  Thanks in advance.

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Studying for the LSAT / Embryos....interesting...
« on: December 04, 2005, 04:56:47 PM »
Don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but here goes:

http://www.psych.udel.edu/~kuhlman/cakee/AEP98.7.30.PDF

Didn't have time to find any others yet.

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LSAC and LSDAS / GPA related questions
« on: July 21, 2005, 06:34:18 PM »
So I need some help understanding the whole GPA conversion stuff...

Cons:
1) Right now my GPA is like 2.99 (it'll be 3.0 when I apply)

Pros:
1) I go to UCLA (school rank = 25)
2) My major is known to be literally the toughest at my school (Computer Science & Engineering)
3) The average GPA of some majors at UCLA is 3.8
4) The average GPA of my major is 2.7

So even though I go to a great school, got into the toughest major, and am doing well above average, my GPA is well below the 25th percentile on just about all T50 schools.  So my questions are...

1) When I get my LSDAS GPA will all of this be factored in, or does this type of stuff only come into play when they're reviewing my app (ie if I include it in my personal statement)?

2) What Other factors affect the LSDAS GPA?  I know about the A+ thing (which definitely won't help me much) and the pass/no pass thing (I only took one p/np)...anything else?

3) Once the university considers all these factors, approx. what might be an equivalent GPA to mine for someone who doesn't have any special factors.  In other words...how much will my major and such really help me out?  A number would be really good if anybody has any idea (or an educated guess).

4) Are there any type of LSDAS GPA calculators on-line?

5) About where do you think my cutoff for schools I'd be accepted into would be given the above and a 170?  What about a 175?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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