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Law School Admissions / Wrong School Name on Transcript
« on: January 27, 2006, 06:42:13 AM »
I was going over my transcripts today and noticed that the wrong college name was on my transcript; West Virginia State instead of WVU where I went. 

Anyway, I know it's not  HUGE deal, but I've already been complete at all my schools since the end of Nov. and I of course wrote WVU on all the apps, so it'll be inconsistent.  LSAC said they'd look into it, but in the mean time I was wondering if I should contact all the schools that I've applied to in order to notify them of the error?? :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Ok to try again?
« on: December 19, 2005, 07:31:40 PM »
I took the LSAT in Oct and was dissapointed in my score, but I have a high gpa so I went ahead an applied to schools anyway, and am complete at most schools at this point.  I wrote an addendum about how standardized testing isn't my thing (I also had a low SAT)

I'm expecting to get waitlisted at a lot of schools (I already have one deferral).  So I was considering taking the test again in February for the following reasons;
   -If I do better I might get off some waitlists
   -If I do better I might reapply next cycle
   -If I don't do better I'll know to suck it up and go to the lower 
    ranked schools that accept me this cycle

My question is; is it ok to try again on the LSAT after I wrote an addendum that I'm not great at standardized testing?  I mean the truth is I'm not, but if I do better does that make me look like a liar?

Thanks for your help and opinions!

Law School Admissions / High GPA/ Low LSAT Reverse Splitters Unite! :)
« on: December 16, 2005, 04:51:09 PM »
So the first time I saw the High LSAT splitter thread I got all excited, but then dissapointed, a little jealous, and then left out.  :(

So.. I thought I 'd start a thread for the high GPA low LSAT splitter.  I think we sort of get the short end of the stick, with all the work in undergrad to be overshadowed by 4 hours, and with adcomms putting a higher value on the LSAT and all.  I don't know what to expect from this cycle.

Oh well, of to study for finals (although I think I've lost my inspiration a little bit)

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Iowa??
« on: December 12, 2005, 02:58:29 PM »
Does anybody know anyting about University of Iowa?  I see that's it's pretty highly ranked (about 21 or so)  but Iowa???  And I haven't seen anyone on here talk about it at all, so I was just wondering if you guys knew anything. Thanks

Law School Admissions / Does it hurt ya to add..
« on: December 07, 2005, 06:25:00 PM »
So.. I already submitted, and went complete on most my apps, but my advisor who knows I'm applying to law schools is pretty set on wrting me a reccomendation.
I don't want to bust his bubble, so I'm gonna let him, but it sort of seems like a waste of an awesome letter not to submit it.

So my question is, will this slow anything down if I submit it after I've gone complete?

Relatedly, I was thinking about retaking the LSATs in Feb (I know I'm going to be waitlisted out the butt, and what the heck I might as well give it another shot) But, I don't need to tell the schools I'm doing this right? Will LSAC just forward the score along?


Law School Admissions / Benefits of time off?
« on: November 30, 2005, 05:44:18 PM »
I've always thought I'd go straight on to law school after college.  (In studying frame of mind, stay on parent's insurance, parents encouraged it).  But I know alot of people have benefited from taking a year or two off.  I know we've touched on it before, but I just curious what you guys think, or what your experiences have been.  Has a year off helped?

Law School Admissions / How picky will they be??
« on: November 10, 2005, 05:34:06 AM »
Soooo, I wrote my lovely addendum relating my lowish LSAT to my low SAT in spite of my grades.  I put 1150 for my SAT score.
Then I get to UT's app and they recommend documentation.  So I call up my mom and get her to dig out the old letter w/ the score on it, and my score's actually 1120, greeeat.

So will ad comm's care?  I was thinking they probably wouldn't even check, and it's so close anyway......

But, I just need some reassurance  :(

Law School Admissions / School Names in PS
« on: November 05, 2005, 09:06:36 AM »
I know it doesn't earn you any extra points by putting the school's name in your PS, without personalizing it to the school, but does this count against you?  All I've heard is not to think you're special if you cut and paste the name in, but my feeling is that doing this is about the same as just sending out a generic PS without any school's name in it.
What are your thoughts on this?

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Vandy PS
« on: November 05, 2005, 05:05:44 AM »
Did you guys send in your same personal statement for Vandy, or did you change it around a bit?  I am wodering b/c their prompt says:

Please provide a statement of your reasons for wishing to engage in the study of law, setting forth any special qulalification you believe you have.  Include in your personal statement any additional facts that you believe should have a bearing on your admission to law school

and of course, everyone's touches on these topics, but mine don't really answer them directly, but I don't really want to change it arould.

Also, does this mean I include addendum-like information in the PS?

Thanks so much!

Law School Admissions / SAT documentation?
« on: October 29, 2005, 08:38:55 PM »
I wrote an addendum about my sucky LSAT socre and made reference to my crappy SAT score.  Do I need to provide actual documentation of my SAT score?  I already submitted some apps where I didn't, but then I got to UT's that asks for it and I was wondering if I really need to submit it or not, I mean it's not like I would make it up and I don't even know where to get that.  But I don't want to hurt myself by not submitting it.
Thanks for you help

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