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ernied1990
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college student needs advice

Postby ernied1990 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:24 pm

hello everybody
im a current college student working on my AA degree planning on completing my bachelors at a uni after im done with my AA.
i always had the dream of attending a top law school like harvard, yale etc.
i have a few Qs and i really appreciate if you guys can answer them.

1. When i transfer to a uni from my college after getting my AA to get my bachelors, my GPA will be reset and ill have a new GPA for the 2 years at the uni where ill be completing my bachelors. so does the law school look at my college GPA or my Uni GPA when admitting ?

2. What kind of social work like volunteering should i do ? and how much ?

3. what exactly is a reccomendation letter and from what kind of people should i get them from ?

4. Any suggestions for a student who is trying to get in to a top law school ?

Thanks,

I really appreciate all your responses.

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AlanShore
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Re: college student needs advice

Postby AlanShore » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:28 pm

ernied1990 wrote:hello everybody
im a current college student working on my AA degree planning on completing my bachelors at a uni after im done with my AA.
i always had the dream of attending a top law school like harvard, yale etc.
i have a few Qs and i really appreciate if you guys can answer them.

1. When i transfer to a uni from my college after getting my AA to get my bachelors, my GPA will be reset and ill have a new GPA for the 2 years at the uni where ill be completing my bachelors. so does the law school look at my college GPA or my Uni GPA when admitting ?

2. What kind of social work like volunteering should i do ? and how much ?

3. what exactly is a reccomendation letter and from what kind of people should i get them from ?

4. Any suggestions for a student who is trying to get in to a top law school ?

Thanks,

I really appreciate all your responses.

1. Law schools counts every grade you have ever gotten, so it will include your gpa from your college and then the university where you will complete your bachelors (and any other classes you have ever taken or will take anywhere.. ie summer classes somewhere)

2. Do volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting. It wont matter anyway, unless you do something extremely remarkable. LSAT/GPA is what matters.

3. A recommendation letter is a letter from a professor (or someone else but a professor is best) recommending you to enter law school. They usually highlight your strengths, maybe mention any great papers or project you completed, sometimes compare you to your peers, etc. Its pretty standard.

4. Get the highest gpa possible. Kill the lsat.

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kazu
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Re: college student needs advice

Postby kazu » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:44 pm

Are you attending college/university in the UK by any chance?

MapleM
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Re: college student needs advice

Postby MapleM » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:42 pm

OP, Read "Law School Confidential".

http://www.amazon.com/Law-School-Confid ... 031224309X

When I just started thinking of attending law school, I was advised to read that book and it really helped.




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