How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

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How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:39 pm

When I first considered law school I would have prayed to get into UF. During LSAT prep I stumble upon the rankings and profiles here. I then decided I wanted to go to UNC. I then found the forum, didn't understand what T14 meant and started stressing out about this whole process in a way I never knew I could. I am now going to be attending a T-14 but worrying that ITE it may be a TTT. This site changed everything. I am glad I came here but ignorance was bliss (at least until I would have tried finding a job or paying off the debt).

Anyone feel that TLS totally changed the course of their life?

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby fatduck » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 pm

I have learned that I will never stop regretting approximately 2 years of my life

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FuManChusco
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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 pm

As a ridiculous splitter, TLS made me realize that I was destined to attend WUSTL.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:16 pm

dabbadon8 wrote:When I first considered law school I would have prayed to get into UF. During LSAT prep I stumble upon the rankings and profiles here. I then decided I wanted to go to UNC. I then found the forum, didn't understand what T14 meant and started stressing out about this whole process in a way I never knew I could. I am now going to be attending a T-14 but worrying that ITE it may be a TTT. This site changed everything. I am glad I came here but ignorance was bliss (at least until I would have tried finding a job or paying off the debt).

Anyone feel that TLS totally changed the course of their life?

TLS taught me to 1) shoot higher, 2) how to play the 'admissions game,' and 3) that I'd be an idiot not to retake.

If it weren't for TLS, I would be nowhere near as prepared for the job market or as far with my application as I am now. I'd be confused and I'd probably settle for a much lower ranked school with far less money than I will be shooting for now.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby AztecaRex » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:18 pm

It made me realize how smug internet tough guys/gals can be when they come together with their fellows when they have the anonymity of the internet.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby eaglemuncher » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:21 pm

If I had never found TLS I would be attending a TTT next fall, instead I am going to retake, reapply and go to a TTT in 2012.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:22 pm

a) I heard about the ridiculous scholarships IUB was giving out and got one for myself, and I will more than likely attend

b) I learned that St. John's was not a good first choice, even with my numbers

c) I found that aspiring law students can be real jerks sometimes :P

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:26 pm

I think TLS has gone a long way in informing me about many issues related to law school. But I was already pretty motivated to study hard for the LSAT, and I kind of wonder whether the extra pressure I put on myself (perhaps reinforced by reading TLS) ended up hurting more than helping in LSAT prep and taking the test. On the other hand, if I had been more involved with TLS I may have taken the 'retake' advice more seriously even though I really wanted to get going with law school. While TLS can be genuinely informative, I have also found some of the interactions on the boards fairly unpleasant at times. I think probably the biggest thing TLS has given me is an incredibly strong prestige bias (which admittedly is part of the law world, but I think TLS is prestige on steroids).

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:27 pm

eaglemuncher wrote:If I had never found TLS I would be attending a TTT next fall, instead I am going to retake, reapply and go to a TTT in 2012.

:lol:

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby snapdragon » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:28 pm

Before TLS, I thought that I HAD to be within a school's 25-75 to stand a chance - so I was looking at TTTs mostly. I didn't think that the fact that my LSAT was above their 75th would matter.

I think I can pretty safely say I'll be go to a better school than otherwise thanks to TLS.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby ahduth » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:29 pm

I can now feel inadequate that I only got a 173 on the LSAT. Thanks TLS!

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby jcunni5 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:31 pm

I had my deposit down at a T2 in Chicago, came on TLS and pulled the plug, still will probably get OCI pwned according to TLS tho

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:31 pm

ahduth wrote:I can now feel inadequate that I only got a 173 on the LSAT. Thanks TLS!


How do you think I feel as a 170? Worst part is, my administration considered 170 as 97th percentile. I'm so ashamed.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby ahduth » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:33 pm

FuManChusco wrote:
ahduth wrote:I can now feel inadequate that I only got a 173 on the LSAT. Thanks TLS!


How do you think I feel as a 170? Worst part is, my administration considered 170 as 97th percentile. I'm so ashamed.


Sorry, that came off wrong I guess. I'm very thankful I got that score. If I had never found TLS however, I would have never even considered the possibility that I didn't prepare enough or whatever.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:36 pm

TLS convinced me not to waste my 171 on the part-time program of the local T2. (It also convinced me that a 171 is sorta...average. :P ) I'm now deferring a year and quitting my job to attend a T14 full-time in 2012. Literally the first risk I'll have ever taken in my whitebread suburban life.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby Justathought » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Before TLS I thought Brooklyn at sticker was reasonable. Now I know that attending at that price automatically brings forth the Rapture. Glad I checked this site out.

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FuManChusco
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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:42 pm

ahduth wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:
ahduth wrote:I can now feel inadequate that I only got a 173 on the LSAT. Thanks TLS!


How do you think I feel as a 170? Worst part is, my administration considered 170 as 97th percentile. I'm so ashamed.


Sorry, that came off wrong I guess. I'm very thankful I got that score. If I had never found TLS however, I would have never even considered the possibility that I didn't prepare enough or whatever.


I was joking dude. Haha. I see your point though.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby rebexness » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:47 pm

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:49 pm

before I found TLS, BU was my dream and my initial 163 was a 'good' lsat. Note to self: never google 'good' before something I really want. Always google 'great' or even 'amazing'. Thanks TLS.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:51 pm

rebexness wrote:Correct Region > Ranking

I've deduced quite the opposite

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:53 pm

Before TLS I would spend all my time watching TV/movies after work. Now I spend all my time typing in message boards after work.

carpal tunnel FTW

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:57 pm

Makes my lsat seem average haha. But overall it made me shoot higher :)

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:57 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
rebexness wrote:Correct Region > Ranking

I've deduced quite the opposite


IF Ranking =< 14, THEN Ranking > Region
IF Ranging > 14, THEN Region > Ranking

Better?

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby beachbum » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:06 pm

Without TLS, I would have taken a decent scholarship at the local TTT and either a) graduated with little debt and no job prospects, or b) graduated with little debt and mediocre prospects confined to a very strict region.

With TLS, I'm attending Duke at sticker and will either a) graduate with tons of debt and incredible job prospects, or b) graduate with tons of debt and poor job prospects, become disillusioned with the world, and turn to a life of crime and alcoholism.

Thank... you?

Edit: Also, I'm much more of an asshole and an elitist. And I spend way more time than is reasonable typing on an online message board to anonymous 0Ls. Hooray.

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Re: How has TLS affected your thought/application process?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:09 pm

Wish I had found TLS before putting down seat deposits. :(




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