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ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants

Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #170 on: August 05, 2007, 01:41:46 AM »
i heard that it is better to take the LSAT in December if it will increase your chances of doing well -- even if it only means a three point gain. 

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Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #171 on: August 05, 2007, 01:44:00 AM »
i focused on one thing at a time

now that the lsat is done, its time for me to start focusing on the application process.

I'm just amazed you have time to think about anything but sex. 

Or online articles about sex. 

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Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #172 on: June 04, 2008, 09:27:33 PM »
i heard that it is better to take the LSAT in December if it will increase your chances of doing well -- even if it only means a three point gain. 

true, but then you should everything ready to go. LOR in, PS done, any addenda or additional essays done, applications filled out (assuming you know what ballpark your score will be in), etc.

Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #173 on: June 04, 2008, 10:12:20 PM »
Bumping this thread just makes me realize how long I've been here.

Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #174 on: June 04, 2008, 10:58:58 PM »
this thread is awesome (I have been lurking here for a while, but this deserves props)
 ;D
thanks for the great advice everyone!

One question: are the two books besides Anna Ivey's mentioned still relevant?
(Law School Confidential and Montauk's Guide)
I have heard that some of these types of books become less helpful as times change.

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Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #175 on: June 04, 2008, 11:04:10 PM »
this thread is awesome (I have been lurking here for a while, but this deserves props)
 ;D
thanks for the great advice everyone!

One question: are the two books besides Anna Ivey's mentioned still relevant?
(Law School Confidential and Montauk's Guide)
I have heard that some of these types of books become less helpful as times change.


I haven't read LSC, but Montauk's Guide is definitely well worth it.

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Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #176 on: June 06, 2008, 04:53:34 PM »
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Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #177 on: June 07, 2008, 05:21:44 PM »
LSC's still good for basic *&^%. I don't know how much stays exactly relevant from year to year (numbers, etc), but it's written fairly broadly in the attempt to stay timeless. It's a good book.

Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #178 on: June 07, 2008, 07:46:38 PM »
Alright I'm hearing a lot about asking for LORs extremely early. I had a plan to do just that, and I asked my first prof in April. Well, she seemed to think it was too early for me to be asking and told me to come back next fall. My PL adviser thought that was wise as well. But that's not what I'm hearing here. Should I ask for LORs this week (last week of class for me) or should I go ahead and wait for the fall? I'm applying in October ideally.

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Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« Reply #179 on: June 07, 2008, 08:03:39 PM »
The people who are most likely to be hurt by this change are low-GPA/high-LSAT splitters, though even then it's hard to measure how much they'd be hurt.

Under what theory?

I found the exact opposite to be true in my individual case, and am having trouble coming up with the underlying logic of why that would be the case.