The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:56 am

Dirigo wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
peppermint wrote:2 ppl I know irl just withdrew from tomorrow's test to take Dec instead. I'm curious to see what the final number of test takers will be. I remember reading on a thread somewhere that Spivey said the drop in Sept registration was 8-10%, but I feel like there'll be even more ppl withdrawing tonight/cancelling tomorrow.

I'm so excited for a low number!! June's big decrease was surprising so a big September decrease in addition to June will be AMAZING!


Why is this a good thing? =\

It's a trickle down.
Less LSAT takers :arrow: less applicants :arrow: you're more desirable.


I hope this trend continues onto next cycle! :P At least that's when I'm hoping to apply...
Just a thought... I already have my LOR's and transcripts in...the only thing left for me is the LSAT and PS. How long does it usually take for one to have a complete PS? The thought of applying in early January doesn't sound so bad either!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Dirigo wrote:
mist4bison wrote:
nlee10 wrote:I hope this trend continues onto next cycle! :P At least that's when I'm hoping to apply...
Just a thought... I already have my LOR's and transcripts in...the only thing left for me is the LSAT and PS. How long does it usually take for one to have a complete PS? The thought of applying in early January doesn't sound so bad either!


I was thinking of switching to this cycle, too...but I feel like I'd rather relax and have a lot more time to write/perfect my PS than rush it. Since summer is slow in law, I'll have all of next summer to hash everything out (and get insight from some non-busy lawyers), whereas I could only do it at home if I applied in Jan and all my attorney's are busy so they wouldn't be as inclined to read over it. Hmm...still sort of debating.

I'm thinking of switching to next cycle too. I'll see how I feel in December/January.


Thanks! Yeah, it really comes down to the December score. But you're right, I think 3 weeks is plenty of time to write and refine the PS. I suppose if I approve into the 160's in my prep course I'll think more about it. :3

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:21 pm

Dirigo wrote:
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Dirigo wrote:
peppermint wrote:2 ppl I know irl just withdrew from tomorrow's test to take Dec instead. I'm curious to see what the final number of test takers will be. I remember reading on a thread somewhere that Spivey said the drop in Sept registration was 8-10%, but I feel like there'll be even more ppl withdrawing tonight/cancelling tomorrow.

I'm so excited for a low number!! June's big decrease was surprising so a big September decrease in addition to June will be AMAZING!


Why is this a good thing? =\

It's a trickle down.
Less LSAT takers :arrow: less applicants :arrow: you're more desirable.


But you said that June saw an increase in takers. Doesn't that balance out the September non-takers? And maybe the people who withdrew will take the December test...

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:43 pm

Dirigo wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:But you said that June saw an increase in takers.

Nope. If I did, I misspoke.
June was down 9.1%
http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... ministered


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

THIS IS AMAZING!

Oh my God, guys! Please let us all have a choice among the T-14s because there aren't enough students applying to them :P

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:04 pm

Dirigo wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:But you said that June saw an increase in takers.

Nope. If I did, I misspoke.
June was down 9.1%
http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... ministered


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

THIS IS AMAZING!

Oh my God, guys! Please let us all have a choice among the T-14s because there aren't enough students applying to them :P

Caveat: Scorers with 170+ are applying at greater rates than they did in the past couple years.
On balance though, it's still easier to get admitted than every before. Your numbers carry you a lot further these days.


That's still awesome. I'm excited to study for hours upon hours and knock December out of the park! Hopefully this means that not many schools are being snobs about averaging.

Also, there is a lot of talk about LSAT in here and no one seems to say anything about GPA. It seems like a difference of .2 in GPA (3.6 v. 3.8) isn't as meaningful as one point on the LSAT. Is that not true and I'm just thinking that because people just can't change GPA? Thoughts?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:20 pm

I didn't know high LSAT is so rare with everyone in this threat shooting for a 170+. :shock: But that makes sense.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Dirigo wrote:
mist4bison wrote:
Dirigo wrote:GPA matters but high GPA's are very common, whereas high LSATs are rarer.
In a vacuum, 3.8 is better than 3.6.
But a 3.6/170 is, on balance, more desirable than a 3.8/167 to many schools.


Ugh. Screw GPAs. I started college my Junior year of high school and hate that my 3.3 from then is included with my 3.7 from ugrad. I have like a 3.49 LSAC GPA. AND it's really all because I got like a 1.0 my first quarter when I was 16. UGHH. But I do plan on writing an addendum. But as I said: Screw GPA.

I'm so thankful I went to community college and then a state school. High GPA and no big undergrad loans. So happy I didn't go to Amherst or Vassar after all because I probably would be rockin' a 3.2

Did the same, CC then state, though I wish my community carried over and was taken into account, would boost me up to a 3.8 prob

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:36 pm

As I said earlier, a few classes I took before the army, three years before starting college, will lower my GPA significantly. It's such BS.

And I get it. I just met quite a few people at my school who got 170+. =\

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:39 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Jgoods wrote:Did the same, CC then state, though I wish my community carried over and was taken into account, would boost me up to a 3.8 prob

I'm confused. All college courses are calculated in your LSAC GPA.

hmm, idk I never really looked at my lsac gpa, so ignore me i guess

ETA: I clearly know nothing lol, :roll: *whistles* *pretends to look around* *hides in shame*
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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Jgoods wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
Jgoods wrote:Did the same, CC then state, though I wish my community carried over and was taken into account, would boost me up to a 3.8 prob

I'm confused. All college courses are calculated in your LSAC GPA.

hmm, idk I never really looked at my lsac gpa, so ignore me i guess

My CC gpa didn't carry over to my 4 year college.
However, your CC GPA is calculated into your LSAC GPA.
So your LSAC GPA (the one schools consider most) will likely be higher than your school GPA, which is very good news.

My school GPA is 3.89, but my LSAC GPA is 3.93. Law schools will care about the 3.93.
Many people unfortunately have the reverse problem. They graduate with a high GPA but LSAC takes into account rinky dink CC classes they failed in high school, so their LSAC GPA is unfortunately much lower.

word, how do you know your lsac gpa?




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