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  1. Hi, I'm not sure at all, and I don't have much insight as to admissions. But I encourage you in applying to law school and am confident you can do it! I would love if there were more engineers and mature students in law school to encourage new perspectives. Best of luck!
  2. Hi everyone, In Property, we're looking at statements about Estates and determining various legal and equitable interests. I do not think this has to be difficult, but the textbook and casebook are not very helpful, and there are very few materials out there to explain and provide practice for these concepts. I do not find the professor very helpful either. Any advice is appreciated! Thank you
  3. Hey, It's possible, no harm in trying. I personally suggest re-writing the LSAT. I know before being admitted it's like "I just wanna get in somewhere!" but I assure you, you can improve. Just go slow and steady, even if it takes you a while. Go one concept at a time, and start timing yourself only after you really feel like you mastered all the concepts. Again, I assure you that you can improve. It may take time, but you can do it.
  4. Hello, I just started school and would like any wise advice or perspectives about the following concerns: 1. The amount of readings and their relevance to exams --- Although I complete them all, so far most readings seem needlessly long. It's as if simple concepts are masked behind lots of chatter. As a result, I've started approaching them by just scanning for the information I believe to be most relevant to grading (the rule or concept, the reasons, a few notes and clarifications here and there based on lecture). I'm not sure if this is "correct" or not, and it very much feels like being thrown into something without being given any real context. Is my current approach effective? What advice would you give for approaching readings in order to perform well academically? 2. A general feeling of confusion --- As hinted at in the first point, I feel like most of the profs, upper-year students, and even some in my own year, talk about things and expect me to know things that I've never heard of. There are tons of terms and references to cases and legislation, and I have no clue where they get it from and if they really know what they're talking about. Is this something that you experienced in first year? Thanks!
  5. Anyone else accepted but not seeing anything on OLSAS under "Offers"?
  6. Hi, I'd like to offer some words of realism and encouragement. Whether the LSAT is a good measure or not, whether the criteria for access is fair or not, whether the schools should put more weight on other skills and character traits or not; all these, I'd lump as externals. To settle those questions might take teams of statisticians and social scientists many years to figure out. All you know for sure is that schools act the way they do, and you have this goal of yours. So given just those two things, how will you play it out? It's fine to express yourself, I think everyone going through law school applications has their own story and struggle. But when it comes down to deciding and acting on what's best for doing what you want to do, it helps to set all of that aside. Here's a possible game plan: 1) The LSAT can be taken with accommodations such as added time, consider looking into that. 2) Look at schools that suit your profile. Some schools drop marks, some rule out certain years. Which make you look best? 3) Challenge certain limiting beliefs about the LSAT. For instance, if you believe it's not possible to improve, just that believe may make it so. 4) Change how you study for the LSAT. One big mistake is not reviewing wrong answers thoroughly enough. You want to get so good that you can teach it yourself, and that when you choose an answer you feel confident in your judgement. 5) Manage test-taking anxiety. Certain forms of meditation help train your focus so that even though you feel worry, you don't get distracted by it. 6) Commit to the long run. You're already in the legal field which is great I think, and you seem really passionate about your goal. So long as you can support yourself, keep at it and focus on small improvement day by day. Worst case scenario, some people go abroad to study law. I would not recommend this path immediately, but if you're well connected in the legal community it could work out for you. 7) Keep it all in perspective. Behind all this stuff, there's life. Being in good health, being alive, sharing experiences with others, discovering new things. There's more to life than just this one thing. By all means give it your all, but not at the expense of all else. Exercise, do stuff you enjoy, hang out with friends etc. Best of luck!
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