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Law School Admissions / Re: Where do I begin??
« on: September 22, 2009, 06:09:43 PM »
I would start by answering the following question:

Step 1: Find out what types of things lawyers actually do and whether you are capable/willing of performing this type of work for the rest of your life.

Step 2: Of the different types of lawyer, which best suits you?

Step 3: Will you realistically be able to find a job performing said job.

Step 4: Will your new lawyer job give you any greater satisfaction than your current job.

Step 5: Will I be able to manage the law school debt or would I be better off maintaining my current job and lifestyle.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 10 Days until September Test Day!
« on: September 16, 2009, 03:54:15 PM »
Just got done talking to a good friend of mine who works for LSAC and he informed me that this upcoming test is going to be one of the hardest tests in the history of the LSAT and they're going to be using some new question formats, significantly longer question stems and longer reading comprehension articles. Apparently the higher ranked schools have been putting pressure on LSAC because too many underqualified students are slipping through the cracks and the schools' employment/bar pass rates are getting dinged as a result, thereby screwing up their rankings.

Just a heads up and good luck to everyone taking the exam!

Current Law Students / Re: What the hell is wrong with Westlaw?
« on: September 16, 2009, 03:48:47 PM »
You didn't listen closely to my problem. Thankfully the folks at Westlaw seem to have fixed the problem.

Current Law Students / What the hell is wrong with Westlaw?
« on: September 16, 2009, 07:39:56 AM »
At home, need to access Westlaw, have no idea what my Lexis login/password is. Anyone else having technical issues and if so could you please get it fixed? Thanks.

You are putting way too much effort into this thing. Learn how to get a perfect score on the logic games, do some critical reading, then call it a day. There's nothing here to actually "study", you just need to learn how to take the test.

Current Law Students / Re: Today's MPRE
« on: September 11, 2009, 07:37:48 AM »
Passed easily with lots of room to spare. 

Took Professional Responsibility during preceding semester & went through the RIGOS MPRE Review book during the evenings the week before the exam.

Overall spent about 10 hours studying. Definitely requires some studying, but not a lot. 

Current Law Students / Re: How do I set myself apart?
« on: August 30, 2009, 07:20:34 PM »
One of the most valuable things you can do is review model answers from past exams, if your professor provides model answers. Otherwise, figure out what the professor wants on the exam and give them what they want.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple Law School?
« on: August 29, 2009, 01:54:29 PM »
Temple does offer a fair amount of scholarship $ to out of state students and these generally make the tuition rate lower than the rate for in-state students. Most of these scholarships are contingent on finishing in the top 50% and there's no guarantee of that happening.

My scholarship is $20,000/year based on a 165 LSAT and something like a 3.5GPA. The original scholarship offer was $12,000/year, but I used offers from other schools to negotiate and they offered an extra $5,000.

Just something you might want to keep in mind.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Native American Law focus?
« on: August 29, 2009, 07:32:02 AM »
The university of New Mexico is probably your best bet. They offer a specialization in Indian Law, Indian law clinicals and they have a Tribal Law Journal.

Having lived in New Mexico and having encountered some tribal law issues, I can tell you that they don't take too kindly to non-Indian folk practicing Indian law, so if you're not Indian you might want to take this into consideration.

Current Law Students / Re: Can you recommend good 2L supplements??
« on: August 27, 2009, 03:59:34 PM »
Do the readings, digest the material yourself, and forget the supplements.

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