How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

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How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby scifiguy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:36 am

OL here currently reseraching law school and the legal field.

So far have done a lot of reading up on what law school and the law field is like (I'm trying to figure out if I even want to go), but not that much on the admissions process and schools.

A junior right now in UG and will be prepping LSAt starting Jan. and will also be busy with my UG's honor's program.

Just to get a sense of timeframe and amt. of time needed, how much time did you guys put into reseraching the admissions process and specific schools? Did you start a year before applying? 6 months before applying? Several years before applying? Was there a checklist of things you wanted/neeeded to know about the admissions process and/or specific schools?

Lastly, is it too early to even research specific schools if you've not even taken the LSAT and are not a senior yet?

Thanks.

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby North » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:38 am

Are you trying to break some record for most threads created in a week?

Here's everything you need to read about the admissions processes of any school you might ever want to attend: http://www.mylsn.info.

It's a numbers game, dude. Study for the LSAT until you're practicing four or five points above the score that makes the schools you want to go to turn bright green.

ETA: I've spent about three years on TLS doing the sort of research you're talking about.
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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby MarcusAurelius » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:41 am


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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby warandpeace » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:49 am

MarcusAurelius wrote:approximately 30 minutes

http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html


lol above poster's avatar of jason alexander was my face when reading the OP's post

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby TheThriller » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:23 am

*You

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:32 am

I would focus on UG atm - and the LSAT when you get to it. You'll have plenty of time to research schools. You'll want to look out for NLJ stats when they come out, depending on your goals/score. You may want to pay attention to what schools are doing with tuition discounts, but that's pretty easily searchable on LSN late in the cycle.

I've spent too much time doing this. I successfully freaked myself out enough to not go, then reapply and do it all over again. fml

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:51 am

5 or 6 years.

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby cinephile » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:36 pm

Seriously, about 4 years. It always seemed like a bad idea, which is why I didn't go for the longest time. But every time my contract ended I'd think that I have to do something with my life and get a graduate degree to find stable employment. Eventually I couldn't renew my contract again and just took the plunge into law school. I should've spent more time researching, to be honest.

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby MarcusAurelius » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:52 pm

cinephile wrote:Seriously, about 4 years. It always seemed like a bad idea, which is why I didn't go for the longest time. But every time my contract ended I'd think that I have to do something with my life and get a graduate degree to find stable employment. Eventually I couldn't renew breached my contract and just took the plunge into law school. I should've spent more time researching, to be honest.

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby cinephile » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:04 pm

MarcusAurelius wrote:
cinephile wrote:Seriously, about 4 years. It always seemed like a bad idea, which is why I didn't go for the longest time. But every time my contract ended I'd think that I have to do something with my life and get a graduate degree to find stable employment. Eventually I couldn't renew breached my contract and just took the plunge into law school. I should've spent more time researching, to be honest.


???

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby warandpeace » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:07 pm

TheThriller wrote:*You


no, it's "U." OP is credited.

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby TheThriller » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:08 pm

warandpeace wrote:
TheThriller wrote:*You


no, it's "U." OP is credited.


I see the logic in UR post

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:39 pm

MarcusAurelius wrote:approximately 30 minutes

http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html

And you still made the choice to go to RU-C with me? Bro, I'm touched.

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Re: How Much Time Did U Spend Researching Schools & Admission?

Postby elcee1987 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:41 am

I spent way too much time researching schools, mainly because I'm so freakin excited for it (yeah, I'm one of those pre-law people). I wish I'd spent more time on the LSAT. Don't worry about researching schools until after you take the LSAT. You really won't have an idea of WHERE to apply until then anyway.




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