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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1820 on: March 14, 2017, 02:16:49 AM »
It calculates all credits from all schools until the day you got your first degree.
So the Masters does not matter at all? Just wondering what your source is?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1821 on: March 14, 2017, 07:23:07 AM »
So the Masters does not matter at all? Just wondering what your source is?

Correct. 

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1822 on: March 14, 2017, 10:42:04 AM »
Correct. 

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That's for LSAC calculation of GPA... Do they not also pass along transcript beyond 1st degree?
Masters from BMG?
If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1823 on: March 14, 2017, 10:51:25 AM »
Masters from BMG?
If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?
Yes

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1824 on: March 14, 2017, 11:14:46 AM »
That's for LSAC calculation of GPA... Do they not also pass along transcript beyond 1st degree?
Masters from BMG?


You can pass along to school whatever you want.  Just include the transcript.

Masters from BMG?


If there is only one thing in the whole world that I know, it is that no law school cares about your Masters from BMG.


If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?

Yes.  LSAC calculates based on every credit until the first degree, AFAIK.  You can try not sending it; dunno what will happen. 

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1825 on: March 14, 2017, 07:18:33 PM »
That's for LSAC calculation of GPA... Do they not also pass along transcript beyond 1st degree?
Masters from BMG?
If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?

You can pass along to school whatever you want.  Just include the transcript.

If there is only one thing in the whole world that I know, it is that no law school cares about your Masters from BMG.

Yes.  LSAC calculates based on every credit until the first degree, AFAIK.  You can try not sending it; dunno what will happen.
Not sure if I was clear about my question regarding BMG masters. My question is not if if help; rather can it detract...My GPA for masters is lower then than for bachelors...Will they care about that at all? or will they only focus on bachelors?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1826 on: March 14, 2017, 07:55:45 PM »
Not sure if I was clear about my question regarding BMG masters. My question is not if if help; rather can it detract...My GPA for masters is lower then than for bachelors...Will they care about that at all? or will they only focus on bachelors?

Hmm.  I'd say it's a soft negative, but it's a guess

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1827 on: March 14, 2017, 10:11:39 PM »
Hmm.  I'd say it's a soft negative, but it's a guess
Agreed, especially if it's below the school average I'd leave it out.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1828 on: March 14, 2017, 11:29:22 PM »
You are able to leave it out? I thought the school just sends the entire transcript? Also, will they not be wondering what I have been doing in the interim?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1829 on: March 15, 2017, 12:06:39 AM »
You are able to leave it out? I thought the school just sends the entire transcript? Also, will they not be wondering what I have been doing in the interim?
You'll have to check regulations on leaving out a masters or not. But many people have smicha without a masters degree for it. Not very hard to explain.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1830 on: March 15, 2017, 01:00:46 AM »
You'll have to check regulations on leaving out a masters or not. But many people have smicha without a masters degree for it. Not very hard to explain.
LSAC regulation or the school regulations...where am I looking?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1831 on: March 15, 2017, 11:08:36 AM »
LSAC regulation or the school regulations...where am I looking?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1832 on: March 15, 2017, 11:44:41 AM »
You'll have to check regulations on leaving out a masters or not. But many people have smicha without a masters degree for it. Not very hard to explain.

it would probably be beneficial to show a master's degree certificate. However, can he leave out his GPA?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1833 on: March 15, 2017, 12:03:12 PM »
it would probably be beneficial to show a master's degree certificate. However, can he leave out his GPA?

I think you need to look at the application for each school, and see what they want you to send, and send it. 

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1834 on: March 15, 2017, 12:42:00 PM »
it would probably be beneficial to show a master's degree certificate. However, can he leave out his GPA?
Exactly my question.
I think you need to look at the application for each school, and see what they want you to send, and send it. 
Should current school send transcript with masters to LSAC?

Anyone have a clue, if the individual schools receives the actual transcript from LSAC, or just the GPA? I'm wondering if they will see if a number of the grades have been appealed? Additionally, how odd/negative would that be?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1835 on: March 15, 2017, 12:44:12 PM »
Exactly my question.Should current school send transcript with masters to LSAC?

Anyone have a clue, if the individual schools receives the actual transcript from LSAC, or just the GPA? I'm wondering if they will see if a number of the grades have been appealed? Additionally, how odd/negative would that be?

That's a question for LSAC.  If they require you to send them your masters transcript.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1836 on: March 15, 2017, 12:50:24 PM »
LSAC lists among Grades Excluded from Conversion
"Those awarded after the first undergraduate degree was received."

@henche The 1st paragraph on same page says " In all cases, a copy of each transcript is sent to law schools along with LSACís Law School Report."

That's a question for LSAC.  If they require you to send them your masters transcript.
LSAC FAQ page
I have been enrolled in a graduate program. Do I send a transcript to LSAC? How is this record reported on the law school report?
Yes. Send graduate transcripts to LSAC. Although LSAC does not summarize graduate or professional school work, it does list these transcripts on the law school report and send copies of them to law schools.

Not crystal clear but seems like I do need to send...?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1837 on: March 16, 2017, 02:40:39 PM »
Anyone know if schools usually post a grade appeal on transcript?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1838 on: March 18, 2017, 11:22:00 PM »
Anyone know if schools usually post a grade appeal on transcript?
Law schools? Which school would actually change your grade as a result of an "appeal"?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1839 on: March 19, 2017, 12:28:06 PM »
Law schools? Which school would actually change your grade as a result of an "appeal"?
I had a grade changed in law school.