Between now and next cycle/September....

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oregon000
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Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:55 am

Comrades,

I have a pretty tricky question ( I suppose) and feel that others may be wondering the same thing. So I will start this thread and hope for the best.

I plan on applying to law school as early as possible next cycle ( 3.96/173). Currently I am interning at a law firm ( had planned on doing December through June) and doing other volunteer work. My question is this: what is the best thing to do between now and September to increase my chances of getting into the top schools? ( HYS)

Should I retake the LSAT? Try to start a non-profit? Keep doing my internship? Take a summer class? Travel? Start a business? art gallery? Clean sewer pipes to support my drug habit? Get a job? Record a folk album ( seriously)? Something else I haven't even thought of????

I feel that a lot of people may be in a similar situation, deciding how to play the next few months. If you are please let me know what your are planning. If you just have advice to give, please do that too. I would love to hear what you TLSers think
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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby powerlawyer06 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:00 am

Work on writing the most epic PS in the history of law school applications.

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:22 pm

powerlawyer06 wrote:Work on writing the most epic PS in the history of law school applications.


good call. Beyond that though?

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:28 pm

Pursue genuine interests. Learn correct spelling of "comrades" & think about your personal statement. :D

oregon000
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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:31 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Pursue genuine interests. Learn correct spelling of "comrades" & think about your personal statement. :D


spelling learned. got that out of the way quick

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby TheFactor » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:16 pm

hookers and drugs IMO

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby sonervous88 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:17 pm

is the 173 your only score?

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:49 pm

sonervous88 wrote:is the 173 your only score?


yes. you thinking retake that shiz? I have heard that a 174plus would help me more then any other activity. I am hoping that is not the case....


TheFactor wrote:hookers and drugs IMO


always an option I suppose...

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby sonervous88 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:08 pm

no if 173 is your only score do not retake. that is a lot of unnecessary stress and with your gpa unles syou were going to get a 176+ I don't think it would even matter. and god forbid you have a bad day and drop in score? no no no. you should go lie on a beach, drink a lot of beer and write a good personal statement. :)

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby Moxie » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:15 pm

sonervous88 wrote:no if 173 is your only score do not retake. that is a lot of unnecessary stress and with your gpa unles syou were going to get a 176+ I don't think it would even matter. and god forbid you have a bad day and drop in score? no no no. you should go lie on a beach, drink a lot of beer and write a good personal statement. :)


+1 to bolded. You have a good shot at HYS, and if not, you'll be at CCN. The best thing you can do is get your LORs in order, write a great PS, and make sure your resume is perfect.

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby jbptls » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:07 pm

Moxie wrote:
sonervous88 wrote:no if 173 is your only score do not retake. that is a lot of unnecessary stress and with your gpa unles syou were going to get a 176+ I don't think it would even matter. and god forbid you have a bad day and drop in score? no no no. you should go lie on a beach, drink a lot of beer and write a good personal statement. :)


+1 to bolded. You have a good shot at HYS, and if not, you'll be at CCN. The best thing you can do is get your LORs in order, write a great PS, and make sure your resume is perfect.


so nothing else to do between now and then besides LOR's and PS?

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby Moxie » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:18 pm

Well what else is there to do? Unless you pull off some super fantastic feat (Rhodes, Fulbright, etc), your application profile is pretty well complete.

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby Cats off to you! » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:05 pm

A 176+ will help you get scholarships from CCN on down, if that is a consideration for you. Your numbers have gotten into H easily with early apps this year, though no one can guarantee you won't be sitting with your current score in a tub of regret this time next year.

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby TheFactor » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:45 pm

Cats off to you! wrote:A 176+ will help you get scholarships from CCN on down, if that is a consideration for you. Your numbers have gotten into H easily with early apps this year, though no one can guarantee you won't be sitting with your current score in a tub of regret this time next year.

sick alt bro

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby northwood » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:47 pm

if you start a non profit- you should stick with it for a few years, not months.

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby oregon000 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:11 am

Cats off to you! wrote:A 176+ will help you get scholarships from CCN on down, if that is a consideration for you. Your numbers have gotten into H easily with early apps this year, though no one can guarantee you won't be sitting with your current score in a tub of regret this time next year.


What would I be regretting? You're saying next cycle could be a CATastrophe?

northwood wrote:if you start a non profit- you should stick with it for a few years, not months.


yes. agreed.

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Re: Between now and next cycle/September....

Postby Cats off to you! » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:16 am

oregon000 wrote:What would I be regretting? You're saying next cycle could be a CATastrophe?

Just meant that though your scores are in range of HYS, plenty of people with similar numbers this year and years past have NOT gotten into HYS, did not receive enough financial aid from other schools, and did not meet the LSAT floors for receiving nice named scholarships from other T14s. That is a regrettable situation to some.

You are probably golden with an early app to H, but I am not a seer (despite my awesome hat) and neither is anyone else on TLS.




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