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New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby HappyMadison » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:54 pm

This forum has always been helpful, so I decided to join and this is my first post.

I am currently a sophomore at one of the better schools in Chicago, double major, 3.400 GPA, and was just wondering what the best pieces of advice are for people in my situation? I took a cold LSAT my freshman year and got a less than steller score, so I need to study that as well.

Are there any tips of advice for resume boosters/study tips/anything in general to help me through the process of eventually getting to a T/TT/TTT law school with some financial aid help?

Thanks

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby blurbz » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:07 pm

HappyMadison wrote:This forum has always been helpful, so I decided to join and this is my first post.

I am currently a sophomore at one of the better schools in Chicago, double major, 3.400 GPA, and was just wondering what the best pieces of advice are for people in my situation? I took a cold LSAT my freshman year and got a less than steller score, so I need to study that as well.

Are there any tips of advice for resume boosters/study tips/anything in general to help me through the process of eventually getting to a T/TT/TTT law school with some financial aid help?

Thanks



Get better grades. Drop one of the majors if it'll help: Your GPA and LSAT will trump any of the easily addable softs.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby HappyMadison » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:22 pm

Thanks for the response. I have always heard that so I definitely apply myself. My goal is above/about 3.6 and a mid to high 150s to get into my ideal schools, but at least I have some time

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby JCFindley » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:31 pm

HappyMadison wrote:Thanks for the response. I have always heard that so I definitely apply myself. My goal is above/about 3.6 and a mid to high 150s to get into my ideal schools, but at least I have some time


This could be a flame but I doubt it.......

Your goals have changed as of NOW... Your goal is a 180, period...... Realistically that may not be achievable but if you actually apply yourself in your LSAT studies and start now, the 170s are but your goal is still 180..... That and get a 4.0 from here on out....

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:09 pm

What JC said. Upper 150s is nothing special. Aim higher, at least for the sake of increasing the scholarship you get from your target school. A few extra points can easily transilate into tens of thousands of dollars.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby Icculus » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:16 pm

JCFindley wrote:
HappyMadison wrote:Thanks for the response. I have always heard that so I definitely apply myself. My goal is above/about 3.6 and a mid to high 150s to get into my ideal schools, but at least I have some time


This could be a flame but I doubt it.......

Your goals have changed as of NOW... Your goal is a 180, period...... Realistically that may not be achievable but if you actually apply yourself in your LSAT studies and start now, the 170s are but your goal is still 180..... That and get a 4.0 from here on out....


This. And take classes you like, but if your goal is law school, make sure those classes are ones that can help your GPA. Also, enjoy yourself. You're in college, have some fun.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby rftdd888 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:53 pm

yeah, you'll realize in short order that your primary goals should be systematically getting A's in all of your classes and getting the very highest LSAT you can possibly achieve. aiming for a 158 might be sufficient for some school you're looking at right now; however, you should always aim to get as many of the questions right because a higher score will at best get you into a dream school that sets you up for life and at worst will earn you better scholarship offers.

good luck.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby dkb17xzx » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:17 pm

1. Start thanking a higher power every single day that you found TLS so early in your college career.

2. As said before - 4.0, 4.0, 4.0. Truly internalize the fact that all this "softs" stuff that admins talk about is complete nonsense. No one gives a shit...unless you so something truly amazing.

3. Take a few reading intensive classes (but not if it may negatively affect your GPA).

4. Relax and begin your LSAT prep early. Also think about getting some post-grad work experience.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby MrAnon » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Get interested in economics and finance while you still have time and drop the law school plan.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby rftdd888 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:32 pm

that's a clown reply, bro

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby HappyMadison » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I have begun reading and studying some LSAT books on strategies, and plan to take PT's in addition.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby dkb17xzx » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:33 am

HappyMadison wrote:Thanks for the feedback everyone. I have begun reading and studying some LSAT books on strategies, and plan to take PT's in addition.


you don't really need to do this now. just focus on the 4.0 and having a good time. Wait till jr./sr. year before you start prepping. And when you do, make sure you do your research on LSAT prep forum.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby shock259 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:56 am

Read the new employment stats and get out while you still can.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:38 pm

blurbz wrote:Your GPA and LSAT will trump any of the easily addable softs.


This.

Do whatever you can to maximize these two numbers.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:42 pm

You need to drop a major and take the EASIEST possible courses you can. Go on rate my professor and find professors at your school that give good grades. Law school doesn't care what your classes are in. Shoot for all A's for the rest of your semesters.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:16 pm

OP: Learn the difference between "better" & "best". Sorry to be so blunt, but you need to know that words are important in the practice of law.

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Re: New to forum, Undergrad Sophomore/Any advice?

Postby Clearly » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:22 am

HappyMadison wrote:This forum has always been helpful, so I decided to join and this is my first post.

I am currently a sophomore at one of the better schools in Chicago, double major, 3.400 GPA, and was just wondering what the best pieces of advice are for people in my situation? I took a cold LSAT my freshman year and got a less than steller score, so I need to study that as well.

Are there any tips of advice for resume boosters/study tips/anything in general to help me through the process of eventually getting to a T/TT/TTT law school with some financial aid help?

Thanks


Live your life. Seriously, don't slack off or anything, keep your priorities straight, but enjoy yourself.




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