Law School Admissions Coach

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rwesq
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Law School Admissions Coach

Postby rwesq » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Have your application reviewed by a professional before you apply to law school. What law school you attend can mean the difference in millions of dollars over the course of your career, so it is important that you get this decision right!

I am a lawyer, professor and personal coach.

I attended a top 10 school and was admitted to several other top 10 schools (U. of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Duke) as well as others outside the top 10 (Emory, UNC Chapel Hill, Georgetown).

I have a thorough understanding of law school admissions generally and admissions for "URM" specifically. I can help you get into the law school of your dreams!

We can work on any or all of the following:

***LSAT preparation
***Personal Statement
***Admissions essays
***Resume drafting
***School selection

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:30 pm

How is your experience transferable ? Not many law applicants are AA males with a national cross-examination debate title from college.

rwesq
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby rwesq » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:43 pm

Agreed, the admissions process is very personal. My knowledge of the process is transferrable. I've reviewed applicants as a law students, written law school recommendations as a professor and been through the process myself. I can't guarantee you success, but I can guarantee reliable and reasonable advice.

shbe0701
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby shbe0701 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:07 am

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:29 am

shbe0701 wrote:AA Male 162 3.62 also Jewish if that is of any relevance. Also: student athlete, student govt, a lot of volunteer activity, two study abroads, and work experience. I sent in all my applications over the past three weeks and basically blanketed the entire top 25 with the help of fee waivers.

I'm debating on retaking in December and am currently practice testing at 165.

Is it worth it to keep the early application advantage or to retake with the only hopes of a 3-5 point gain...?


Drake? Is that you?

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Justdoingmybest
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby Justdoingmybest » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:51 am

chimp wrote:
shbe0701 wrote:AA Male 162 3.62 also Jewish if that is of any relevance. Also: student athlete, student govt, a lot of volunteer activity, two study abroads, and work experience. I sent in all my applications over the past three weeks and basically blanketed the entire top 25 with the help of fee waivers.

I'm debating on retaking in December and am currently practice testing at 165.

Is it worth it to keep the early application advantage or to retake with the only hopes of a 3-5 point gain...?


Drake? Is that you?


LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rwesq
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby rwesq » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:12 am

No, I don't think it is worth it given what you said. Your practice scores should be discounted by a few to account for the pressure and circumstances of the day. I suspect that if you are practice testing at 165, your actual score will still be in the 162-3 range. If you start testing at 168-170 then I would say reconsider testing.

Alternatively, you can apply early with a note that you plan on retaking the LSAT in December. If the adcomm thinks that the lsat score is the issue they will hold off on the decision. But given those statistics, you are competitive at many places provided that you have a solid personal statement and recommendations.

-rwesq

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tonton
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby tonton » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:59 am

Do international students qualify as URM? Does it vary by countries/regions?

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GirlStop
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby GirlStop » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:37 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:
chimp wrote:
shbe0701 wrote:AA Male 162 3.62 also Jewish if that is of any relevance. Also: student athlete, student govt, a lot of volunteer activity, two study abroads, and work experience. I sent in all my applications over the past three weeks and basically blanketed the entire top 25 with the help of fee waivers.

I'm debating on retaking in December and am currently practice testing at 165.

Is it worth it to keep the early application advantage or to retake with the only hopes of a 3-5 point gain...?


Drake? Is that you?


LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


**DEAD**

shbe0701
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby shbe0701 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:43 am

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GirlStop
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby GirlStop » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:42 pm

I believe you have to tell them you are retaking in order for them to hold off on making a decision on your app..

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:19 am

GirlStop wrote:I believe you have to tell them you are retaking in order for them to hold off on making a decision on your app..


Correct, and some law schools will not hold your app for a retake... I would advise to check each school's policy. (Calling is usually easier than trying to find that info on the LS admissions sites/FAQs).

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby theduffman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:34 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:How is your experience transferable ? Not many law applicants are AA males with a national cross-examination debate title from college.


wait, who won a CX national debate title? You or the op?

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:38 pm

chimp wrote:
shbe0701 wrote:AA Male 162 3.62 also Jewish if that is of any relevance. Also: student athlete, student govt, a lot of volunteer activity, two study abroads, and work experience. I sent in all my applications over the past three weeks and basically blanketed the entire top 25 with the help of fee waivers.

I'm debating on retaking in December and am currently practice testing at 165.

Is it worth it to keep the early application advantage or to retake with the only hopes of a 3-5 point gain...?


Drake? Is that you?


I'm actually going this way

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:52 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
chimp wrote:
shbe0701 wrote:AA Male 162 3.62 also Jewish if that is of any relevance. Also: student athlete, student govt, a lot of volunteer activity, two study abroads, and work experience. I sent in all my applications over the past three weeks and basically blanketed the entire top 25 with the help of fee waivers.

I'm debating on retaking in December and am currently practice testing at 165.

Is it worth it to keep the early application advantage or to retake with the only hopes of a 3-5 point gain...?


Drake? Is that you?


I'm actually going this way

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shbe0701
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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby shbe0701 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:15 pm

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:39 pm

shbe0701 wrote:Hmmm should I be offended, or should I be flattered that you took time out of your day to find these images.

~The life of a novelty black Jew

it's TLS, never be offended

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Re: Law School Admissions Coach

Postby JustE » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:14 pm

rwesq wrote:No, I don't think it is worth it given what you said. Your practice scores should be discounted by a few to account for the pressure and circumstances of the day. I suspect that if you are practice testing at 165, your actual score will still be in the 162-3 range. If you start testing at 168-170 then I would say reconsider testing.

Alternatively, you can apply early with a note that you plan on retaking the LSAT in December. If the adcomm thinks that the lsat score is the issue they will hold off on the decision. But given those statistics, you are competitive at many places provided that you have a solid personal statement and recommendations.

-rwesq

TITCR.

Had a 162 from Dec. '10, was scoring between 167-170 several weeks leading up to the Oct. 2011 test, choked and came out with a 166. I've always been a solid standardized test taker, but it honestly just got to me the day of the test. You should be 5 points over your goal going into the test. That is the only way to be sure of hitting it.

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