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Hello, New Member

Postby SD_head » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:00 am

First off, if this is in the wrong subforum, I apologize. With that said and done:

I am entering my final year at a Cal State University. Will be taking the LSAT on December 1. Currently have a 3.65 GPA, but confident that I'll raise it to at least a 3.7 by graduation, if not by next semester. Mexican-American.

I am looking to go to the best law school I can, while hopefully attaining the least debt possible. Not the first to want this, I know.

Any input, advice, pushes in the right direction, or reality checks would be appreciated. I want to go to a Berkeley, a Michigan, an NYU, or a Duke, but if I got a full ride or significant aid to go to a place like, Gonzaga, I would be perfectly content to go there.

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Re: Hello, New Member

Postby gaud » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:08 am

Study hard and score high on the LSAT. BOOM!

Good luck.

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Re: Hello, New Member

Postby Nova » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:21 am

Hi new member.

IDK what you already know so Ill just throw out some basics. Start studying hard NOW. Buy the Powerscore Bibles or Manhattan. Buy PT bundles and the most modern test individually. Read the sticky in the LSAT forum about scoring 160+. Ask questions on TLS about anything that you need clarification on, whether it has to do with the LSAT, admissions, or law school. But use the search function first. Remember that your LSAT score is the number one factor in law school admissions, and you should treat it as such. 4-14 are all on the table with the right score. Reference these, lawschoolnumbers.com, mylsn.info, lawschooltransparency.com

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Re: Hello, New Member

Postby wik557 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:10 pm

Just spend as much of your free time as you can doing practice LSAT tests. You won't have very much fun or feel very cool, but remind yourself that it's for a limited time, and increasing your score can have a big effect on your future career. Good luck.

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Re: Hello, New Member

Postby Miller32 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:00 pm

You should pour everything you have into getting a 170+. It's by far the most important thing you can do.

I didn't understand this when I was applying. Casually studied, but not with much determination, and scored a 160. I ended up doing well at a T2 and have fallen into a good situation with moderate debt and a job lined up, but I am the exception and not the rule. And I got pretty lucky to end up where I am. Even with that said, the very top of the profession is all but closed off to me because of 10 points on that test. Don't let that happen to you.

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