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Welcome back and congrats! I never thought I'd be working where I am, but it's been a hell of a ride.
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Messages - Groundhog
« on: June 23, 2015, 07:53:55 PM »
You won't "go complete" until you have an LSAT score in your file. It shouldn't delay things if you apply pending LSAT, but it won't speed them up any compared to applying the day your LSAT is added to your file.
« on: June 18, 2015, 06:09:50 PM »
I'm talking about the study Qs. The more reputable companies use questions from past LSATs that they won't administer to you. Back in my prelaw days we jokingly called them Kraplan. YMMV.
« on: June 18, 2015, 05:52:12 PM »
The main issue with Kaplan is that they do not use real, licensed LSAT questions. As a result, some other questions are just off. It's been awhile, so I suppose this could have changed, but that was the biggest legitimate complaint back in the day. The difference is real.
« on: June 12, 2015, 08:13:51 PM »
I'm not aware of any U.S. state bar that allows consultation of any materials other than the exam itself and it's pretty clear OP is talking about a bar exam materials company, not misconduct on the exam.
Smarter Review's "Cheat Sheet" bar review's whole system of limited reservation tickets seems off to me. Why would they not be able to make extras? Are students getting different materials from the other? It appears you are only able to use the materials for one sitting.
« on: June 05, 2015, 02:23:52 PM »
Rankings are largely irrelevant other than perhaps the distinction between T14/T20, top 50, top 100, and the rest.
If you want to be in Oregon, go to Lewis & Clark. If you want to be in Wisconsin, go to UW. It's that simple. Neither are going to travel well and you'll likely be stuck in those markets.
In the grand scheme of law school, $9k is nothing. Not having to pay rent in Oregon is a huge advantage, IMO, but if you just can't see yourself practicing there, don't do it.
How good (or not) your grades are really depends on your school's curve. That's the only way to know if you are competitive. If your school ranks, that's one way to find out. All of your questions are school and curve-specific. A 2.9 at Columbia is probably dead last, but the name will help you get something, even if it's not biglaw. A 2.9 somewhere else in a highly respected regional school where that's average to above average grades might give you a shot at midlaw. There are other, worse scenarios, but I won't go into those because hopefully they don't apply.