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General Board / Re: Taking the LSAT w/o a prep course
« on: October 04, 2006, 05:16:06 PM »
Hi, Rosa,

I didn't take a prep course when I prepared for the LSAT. I prepared for the test in 5-7 months by purchasing and taking old exams (several times) and working through Kaplan LSAT. My approach to studying was looking for trends in the questions. I isolated the trends, learned the approaches, then retook the exams. Once I was able to recognize the trends, I focused on my speed.

HTH
Shanelle

Hello everyone,

I was just wondering how many people took the LSAT without having to go to a prep. course? If so, what are some tips you have for people that are in the same situation and want to take the test within a year?

Thanks,

Rosa

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General Board / Re: MD --> JD
« on: August 18, 2006, 02:06:58 AM »
Perhaps continue your medical education, train for the ER or another specialty with a short residency (<5 years), THEN go to law school. You'll have the medical degree behind you which might make you an attractive applicant for law school and for jobs once you graduate.

Shanelle

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General Board / Re: 2L Strategies
« on: August 07, 2006, 06:57:55 PM »
Thanks for your suggestions.

Shanelle

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General Board / 2L Strategies
« on: August 07, 2006, 01:50:00 AM »
Now that we're starting our second year, what are some tips/strategies you intend to implement this year and why?

Shanelle

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Which primer to get for Crim Law?
« on: August 01, 2006, 02:02:20 AM »
I agree with using Understanding Criminal Law. I have also used Understanding Contracts (sorry, I don't remember the author or ed) and it made my entire contracts experience more bearable. I and several of my classmates used the Black Letter Law Outline for Criminal Law. I have also purchased Understanding Constitutional Law and Understanding Evidence, but they haven't arrived yet.

~Shanelle

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General Board / Re: Extra books/study guides
« on: August 01, 2006, 01:53:13 AM »
From my personal experience, I rarely used supplements for first semester 1L because I didn't think it would help. Second semester 1L, I used supplements for two of my classes and improved. This summer before 2L, I've bought supplements/study aids and are reviewing them. Of course each situation depends on the person, but the supplements (such as Understanding Criminal Law or Understanding Contracts and the FINALS series) have been very helpful.

HTH
~Shanelle

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General Board / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: August 01, 2006, 01:46:16 AM »
Thanks for the advice, Jacy. I'll look into some kind of legal job to gain some experience.

~Shanelle

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Arkansas - Little Rock / Re: anyone here?
« on: July 31, 2006, 02:49:18 AM »
Hi, sorry to respond so late! Yes. I'm a 2L. One advice I'd give is to buy supplements/study aids to assist you in your classes. The supplements break down the material and usually go straight to the point. If money is an issue, try ebay or some other discount outlet. As far as avoiding profs... your 1L curriculum is set. You have a little flexibility as a 2L, but not much. Good luck on your first year and have a safe move.

If you have other questions, feel free to email me.
DreamUnique

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General Board / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: July 31, 2006, 01:17:37 AM »
Hi all. I didn't find out about patent law until my 1L spring and I'm still gathering information. I'm still considering various options (I have various interests), but I think I'm ready to take the plunge and buy the PLI materials and study throughout the fall (2L). If I'm ready by Nov, I'll send in the app, but if not I'll send it in April. I just hope this is something that I will enjoy doing (assuming I end up in that direction.)

Q - Has anyone here studied for the patent bar during the semester then taken the exam (and passed) during winter break, spring break, or early summer?

Thanks

~Shanelle

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Arkansas - Little Rock / Re: anyone here?
« on: July 14, 2006, 09:54:17 PM »
I'm here, but I don't visit often... Are you an incoming student?

~DreamUnique

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