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Old 01-08-2009, 11:50 PM   #126
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are you sure ALL questions questions have been in the experimental at some point?? How would they have enough when they administer 1 exp:4 real each test?

maybe I am forgetting something...
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:52 PM   #127
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ya I forgot that they have 4 different experimental sections per LSAT due to different versions...but still, I didn't think they necessarily used them all for future tests?
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:54 AM   #128
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Do law schools take into account your major/classes you took when they look at your GPA? My GPa is a 3.4 but I'm majoring in Physics simply because I like it. My GPA in non-science, non-math classes is probably something like a 3.6/3.7.

Should I just try to take as many easy classes as I can from here on out or will they respect the fact that I just take classes that interest me? Can they tell when people fill their schedules with easy classes?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:45 AM   #129
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They don't really care, they want your GPA as high as possible to boost their rank...if you can take easier classes, than do so -- it is much much much better than taking classes that look 'challenging.'

That said, they won't completely disregard your major COMPLETELY, but it will not make any noticeable difference when you apply.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:02 PM   #130
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I was a physics major in college and found college to be much more challenging. I think having a science background helped me focus on the black letter law and ignore the masturbatory stuff that professors drone on about in class but don't test you on.
Good to know. Physics major as an undergrad, (hopefully) going to law school next year.

So I got something from The University of St. Thomas School of Law Online. They were pretty impressed by my LSAT score, and are consistently ranked as having a top 2 'quality of life'. Obv, the best match for me, amirite?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #131
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****, I keep trying to turn the NBA Season Thread into a law school thread but people yell at me for it. Apparently you can teach Torts at Tulane without knowing what res ipsa loquitur means.
Is this like a sick burn or something because one of my ex-gfs goes to Tulane Law and it would be nice to have something to hold over her head.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:21 PM   #132
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Score 170+ and you'll get into a great school, even with a 3.2.

you can play around with www.hourumd.com to calculate your chances with different LSAT scores.
Thanks. Both my GPA and LSAT are lower than that (not significantly though), but the linky made me feel better about the big state schools in my area I was planning on applying to. FWIW, I was in the same situation as the guy who you were answering, I just kind of goofed off in college and should have applied myself more. Of course, if that was the case I would have probably just went to a grad program in Physics and the whole thing wouldn't matter.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #133
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That makes a lot of sense. I do I want to get into some sort of technical law (IP, Enviro, etc) so I'm hoping my degree will help there. I don't want to have suffered through undergrad engineering for nothing.

Looks like LSAT studying it is.. any advice on books to buy? (I'm sure there's another thread for that..)
PM me your email and I'll send you what another generous 2+2er sent me which is the PowerSeries (or PowerScore, don't remember and too lazy to look it up) books along with 100+ tests.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:37 AM   #134
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sent out 14 apps tonight

8 more go out tomorrow

i took a lot of shots (applied to a lot of huge reach schools)

i hope one bites

my target/lockish schools arent bad though, lower end tier 1/upper tier 2s prob with $$
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:49 AM   #135
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my target/lockish schools arent bad though, lower end tier 1/upper tier 2s prob with $$
Good luck dude. Before the elitist guys comment on this I will tell you that you aren't likely to get BIGLAW from any of these schools.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080...ent_trends.pdf

The graph is for 2005 grads and the economy you will face is much less favorable. So, don't count on a big salary when you graduate.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:33 AM   #136
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The graph is for 2005 grads and the economy you will face is much less favorable. So, don't count on a big salary when you graduate.
Bork,

Since you are so good at predicting what the economy will be doing in 3-4 years, can you tell me some good companies to invest in? Maybe some Superbowl winners? Thanks in advance.


Karak,

If you get into any public schools comparable to the others you are considering, go there.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #137
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sent out 14 apps tonight

8 more go out tomorrow

i took a lot of shots (applied to a lot of huge reach schools)

i hope one bites

my target/lockish schools arent bad though, lower end tier 1/upper tier 2s prob with $$
don't listen to the haters, I went to a school ranked in the 30's (public) and got a well-paying offer without exceptional grades

but make sure you want to be a lawyer...it's the most ignored good advice ever
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:39 PM   #138
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but make sure you want to be a lawyer...it's the most ignored good advice ever
Be careful. I got some hate when I tried to mention this in the other thread. The difference between law school and actually practicing law is huge.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:03 PM   #139
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I got my first two grades- a B+ and a B, with the average being 2.6 in both classes, so I guess I'm...something. Not really happy, since I wanted to do better, but considering it was my first semester finals of law school blah blah blah I guess I'm just happy I didn't rock a 2.0 and fk myself over (knocking on wood the other 3 grades are similar, once I get them, and they should be).
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #140
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Since you are so good at predicting what the economy will be doing in 3-4 years, can you tell me some good companies to invest in? Maybe some Superbowl winners? Thanks in advance.
I know you know he would be hired in less than 2 years for a 2L summer job. Are big firms hiring people that didn't have prestigious summer experience? I guess the hiring environment could turn around by then. Those schools are still a huge risk even if it recovers to pre-recession levels. If he would be fine starting at 40-65k then it doesn't matter. You don't want to get trapped grinding away that debt through work you hate.

I like the Panthers to win it over the Ravens.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:20 PM   #141
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I really don't have a desire to do biglaw. I'm not going to law school to get rich. I have a very specific set of life goals in my mind, and a JD is going to set me in position to accomplish them.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:46 PM   #142
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I like the Panthers to win it over the Ravens.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:02 PM   #143
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I like the Panthers to win it over the Ravens.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #144
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I know you know he would be hired in less than 2 years for a 2L summer job. Are big firms hiring people that didn't have prestigious summer experience? I guess the hiring environment could turn around by then. Those schools are still a huge risk even if it recovers to pre-recession levels. If he would be fine starting at 40-65k then it doesn't matter. You don't want to get trapped grinding away that debt through work you hate.

I like the Panthers to win it over the Ravens.
I am only familiar with the Portland and Seattle markets,
and while "Biglaw" here is not lock-step with the New York-LA-Chicago markets, they are still paying over 100k a year. These firms have and will continue to routinely hire top students (top 10%-15%) from regional tier 2 schools. Top of the class is obviously far from certain and hard to predict, but there is definitely still a chance at bigger bucks at lower tier schools
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #145
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Thoughts on what I should do in my 0L summer?

I have a friend who is a 2L at GMU helping me prepare for my first year classes. It seems like quite a good idea. He told me if I am familiar with all the material and important cases before I get there, then I'm going to have a jump on everyone else.

Any types of jobs one should target in a 0L summer? Or just live it up for the last time of your life? haha
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:31 PM   #146
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Thoughts on what I should do in my 0L summer?

I have a friend who is a 2L at GMU helping me prepare for my first year classes. It seems like quite a good idea. He told me if I am familiar with all the material and important cases before I get there, then I'm going to have a jump on everyone else.

Any types of jobs one should target in a 0L summer? Or just live it up for the last time of your life? haha
Live it up, also don't bother doing any prep work before school starts its a waste of time and not needed.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:44 PM   #147
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^^^

Preparing for your first year of law school is the biggest waste of time. Have tons of fun during the summer, hang our with friends, party, etc.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:04 AM   #148
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+1 to prep work being retarded. everyone shows up scared and nervous and dumb. you could stand out for a week by being prepped. after that, your natural whatever (skills, work ethic, etc) comes through and you wasted your summer.

today in class i was called on to talk about caveat emptor in regards to disclosing a ghost in your house when trying to sell it. was pretty awesome to tell the guy i don't believe in ghosts, and that the ghost might improve the merchantability of the house if he was pleasant and cooked for you.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:31 AM   #149
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+1 to prep work being retarded. everyone shows up scared and nervous and dumb. you could stand out for a week by being prepped. after that, your natural whatever (skills, work ethic, etc) comes through and you wasted your summer.

today in class i was called on to talk about caveat emptor in regards to disclosing a ghost in your house when trying to sell it. was pretty awesome to tell the guy i don't believe in ghosts, and that the ghost might improve the merchantability of the house if he was pleasant and cooked for you.
Aight, scratch the prep work, haha.

In all seriousness, I had an economics professor who was convinced a benign ghost lived in his house. He said she (he thought it was a woman) did his wash and folded his laundry. This professor also liked to drink a lot.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:31 AM   #150
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Despite being accepted to a T14, articles such as http://online.wsj.com/public/article...780835602.html still scare me. I don't know what to make of all the differing opinions regarding employment =/
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