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Recommendations / Re: Letter from Parent Alum
« on: October 21, 2005, 03:10:56 PM »
I dunno.  I can't see how it would hurt.  My opinion is that unless it is taking the place of a more traditional reccomender, it could only help. 

I don't really know anything, but it seems to me that you'd want to be very careful not to look like you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth (even if you were).

Legacy does pull some weight, but if you're going that route, you may need to convince the adcomm that you don't have a sense of entitlement, and that you've actually done some work to get where you are; you weren't just born there.

I don't really know anything, but it seems to me that you'd want to be very careful not to look like you were whtie (even if you were).

Affirmative Action does pull some weight, but if you're going that route, you may need to convice the adcomm of your blackness, and that you've actually done some work to get where you are; you wern't just born with that skin.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: OFFICIAL Email, no BS, My score came in!!!
« on: October 21, 2005, 03:03:37 PM »
I would urge you all to listen to what your mommy/daddy told you when you were teased as a kid (btw, if you are about to score in the 99%, you probably were teased as a kid, just like me  :o ...)

"Don't worry about what other people are doing or saying Johnny, just pay attention to yourself."

In this case, when another person gets their score, is not necessarily when you will get yours, or even supportive of when you will get yours.  As a result, I have created the following LSAT question...everyone let me know what they think the answer is:

Stimulus:

QSAT is an annual test, in which all test takers are scored and given a score unless they cancel, that people take as a pre-requisite for Quasi-Mechanical Engineering of Fish school.  The test is scaled from 120-180.  After the test, the scores are released at a date set forth by the QSAC administration board.  In the past, the score has come out 18, 19, and sometimes 20 days after the test was administered.  This year, the test was taken on October 1st.  The release date set forth by QSAC is Monday, October 24th.  Sometimes in the past, test scores came out on a Friday, even though they were scheduled by QSAC to come out on a Monday.    

Which of the following must be true on the basis of the facts cited above?

(A)  Those who took the QSAT on October 1st, will recieve a grade 18, 19, or 20 days after the test
(B)  Those who receieve test scores 18, 19, or 20 days after October 1st, took the QSAT on October 1st
(c)  Those people who take the QSAT on October 1st, might not receive a score on the day that QSAC reports they will be sent out
(D)  Those who took the QSAT on October 1st, will receive a score on a Monday
(E)  Those who took the QSAT on October 1st, will receive a score on October 24th

I want answers, and arguments as to why....is more than one answer correct?  Can anybody argue equally for two correct answers?    

the correct answer is "only a tool would write such a question and only a bigger tool would answer it"  - most of us would like nothing better than to spend the rest of the day waiting for somebody (even if not us) to get their scores, and that's what i plan to do, so you can just bite me and go lecture somebody who cares what your mommy and daddy told you when you were teased as a kid.


UMMMMMM....you technically answered the question

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: XOXO?
« on: October 21, 2005, 11:08:49 AM »

----Since he had a 162 on the LSAT, I think he should then follow that with stating he owes his spot to pigmentation.-----  -


He made up the 162 - anyone who knows Dodger from the old days know that he scored a 179.

well then I would stand corrected

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: XOXO?
« on: October 21, 2005, 11:03:27 AM »
I'm with you on this --- like I said in my original post on this thread, there are some bright people to learn from, you just have to wade through the filth.

And truth be told, most of the people that are responsible for the garbage on XOXO probably do not represent the best and the brightest.

As for DodgerLaw, why don't you just tell them you go to Yale and be done with it?  I don't know why you always make it such a big secret anyway -- you should be proud.  At least it might quiet down the LSD-haters.


Most of the people on XOXO strike me as insecure, elitest tools who think they're impressive, when really they're just pathetic. The bashing group culture that seems to have evolved is just indicative of the lack of social skills. Some people have grown up past that mentality. The racism/sexism/misogyny isn't funny.

So really, I don't read the board but occasionally. Sometimes there ARE some good threads and good information, just wading through the garbage to find it is frustrating. Some of the taking questions threads are good, yes. Occasionally, you'll get someone who answers a question seriously and isn't trying to inflate their ego.

This is true.  If you stay in school discussion mode (rather than off-topic) you can avoid the vast majority of it.

Also, I wanted to mention that I don't mean to completely denigrate LSD.  While I think XOXO is superior, LSD is a great place to hang out with fellow law applicants.  Most of the XOXO discussion is about school itself, and anything beyond specific application questions is kind of shunned.  LSD provides a much better forum to chat with people who are going through the same experience.

Since he had a 162 on the LSAT, I think he should then follow that with stating he owes his spot to pigmentation. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: XOXO?
« on: October 21, 2005, 07:09:21 AM »
Those XOXO folks can be so mean. I bet they are all lying about their LSATs and are probably just high school kids. They come off as immature teenagers, certainly not students at this country's top law schools.

Why did we open the gate of hell, now they are flooding here and posting their darn! Let's unite against them and post on XOXO to push them back to their home.

BTW that tubgirl is absolutely the worst picture a person should never lay eyes on.



ha, you got tubgirled

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: XOXO?
« on: October 20, 2005, 10:51:05 PM »
i just checked out this xoxo board for the first time. good god. there are some real tools on that board. i'll take a million fake score release threads on lsd over some of the horrendously hateful threads posted on that site. am i really going to have to attend law school with people like this? shoot me.

If you didn't score over 170, don't worry about being in law school with xoxo posters.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Chicago-area Tier-2 schools
« on: October 16, 2005, 01:51:35 AM »
I hear good things about NU.   ;)

NU pwn3d

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Chicago-area Tier-2 schools
« on: October 14, 2005, 01:09:15 PM »
Um, DePaul is a Tier 3 law school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: illinois vs. william and mary
« on: October 06, 2005, 11:31:38 PM »
Illinois.  Big 10 athletics.

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Law School Applications / Re: Is my LSAT addendum lame?
« on: October 06, 2005, 02:09:39 PM »
Include your answer sheet with the misbubbled answers. It definitely will give more credibility to your argument.  Plus I love drowning adcomms in addenda.

Ignore the 7 points isnt that big of a jump argument.  Depending on what you scored, those 7 points could equal 20+ percentage points.

the percentile is irrelevant.  the fact is that 7 points will only average into the schools rankings as 3.5 points higher than the lower score, which is usually not that significant.  since they have concurred that the jump was 20+ points, then one of the scores is in the 150s probably.  3.5 points difference in that range means little. 

Somewhat. The fact is that 7 points will only average into the schools rankings as 3.5 points higher than the lower score AT SCHOOLS THAT AVERAGE THE LSAT.  However, not all schools average LSAT grades, therefore, you are incorrect (kinda).

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