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Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 27, 2006, 09:56:42 PM »
Use the red bag at all times.

My mom took mine and uses it, to give her an excuse to brag...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 12, 2006, 06:47:24 PM »
I've been away most of the summer, but my mom called to tell me I'm in Section 4 also.  My little brother laughed his ass off about the fact that I already have homework...

It might even help you- you can explain how, during this time you took to figure out what you wanted to do, you discovered that you really loved law and wanted to go to law school.  You then returned to school with renewed purpose, did great, and now are confident in the direction your life has.

If that's true...

Law School Admissions / Re: GPA & Pass Fail classes
« on: May 30, 2006, 11:48:18 AM »
I had a bunch of P's on my transcript also- they apparently didn't factor into the GPA calculation that LSDAS did, because my LSDAS gpa was nearly identical to my school GPA (which also didn't include those Passes). 

I don't know about "withdrawls"- if you mean classes you started taking, but then dropped for whatever reason, for my transcript anyway those didn't show up at all. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep Courses
« on: May 25, 2006, 12:19:36 PM »
I was exactly in your shoes last year (didn't decide to apply to law school until October, so I had to cram for the December LSAT).

In terms of the study plan thing, just make sure that you work on this consistently, a little bit every day.  Move up from working on individual question types, to doing full sections, then to doing a few practice tests.  I think the real value of doing a prep course is not really what you learn, but that it helps you regularize your practicing. 

Of course, I'm not an admissions officer, but I would think that it's pretty easy to spot an applicant who piled on random EC's at the end of their career just in order to beef up their resume.  If this is what you'd be doing, then I think the other posters are right- your time is better spent working on bringing up your GPA and LSAT score. 

That said, if you're really interested in something for its own sake, and not only because it fills your resume, obviously you should do it.  The idea about starting your own club/activity, or organizing the fundraiser, might also be good ones, because my sense is that the schools want to see not only that you were involved, but that you involved in a leadership role

Law School Admissions / Re: Worst Admissions Staff in T14
« on: May 24, 2006, 10:20:25 AM »
I didn't really have too bad an experience with any office in particular, so I voted for Boalt because of that ridiculous screwup with the incorrect acceptance emails. 

Law School Admissions / Re: URM Boost
« on: May 17, 2006, 05:32:11 AM »
It probably depends on what "of Mexican descent" means- are you a new immigrant, or has your family been in the US for hundreds of years, or are you somewhere in between?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: May 10, 2006, 09:35:42 PM »
To everyone who did the dorm lottery: did you guys receive a confirmation email with your final assignment?

because I didn't...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:13:36 PM »
Sadly, for me Harvard football is going to be a step up from my college team now...

Has your college football team had the crap beaten out of it by Harvard for the past 5 years in a row? No? Then it's not so sad.

We don't even play Harvard, even though we're close by, because it would just be embarrasing. 

I don't think we win games...ever.

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