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"allowing me to think beyond my filing responsabilities to the cases themselves.."

i think there are alot of people who visit the site, but never post anything.   one of the reasons may be that they dont want to post questions about trying to get into t3 and t4 schools.  for instance, you see alot of "what shoud i do - need advice!" and "what are my chances!" threads that inevitably continue..."i have a 3.5 with a masters in psych.  i got a 167 on my lsat.  am i doomed?"
i think it would be interesting to hear more stories and read more dialogue from people who scored right around average on the lsats, or didnt excel in undergrad, who are trying to get into law schools other than chicago or nyu. 
this may be a stupid thing to suggest (andrew, you'd know better than anyone) cause the boards may be full of incredibly bright kids, because those are the only people who visit discussion websites.  but, i wouldnt be suprised if you'd get a good response if there was an area for people shooting for lower tiered schools, who have less than stellar academic records.  i'm not talking about the people who are wondering if they have a shot at ANY law school, i'm talking about the people w/ a 2.9 and i 153 lsat.  i'm sure there are plenty of them out there and they probably would benefit most from a site like yours.  i dont know how do it, but i think it'd be interesting and helpful.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston Area?
« on: July 21, 2004, 01:33:18 PM »
how does he know he wants to practice in beantown??  i'm guessing it's doug.

because political life is founded in law.  youre either making them, executing them, or interpeting them.  personally, i think most politicians are lawyer because they start out working with laws that are already written and argued.  practicing law, you work within an established construct.  the only way to actually change that construct, which is, i think, a seperate discipline within the practice of law, is to get elected.

Law School Admissions / Re: What's a "good" LSAT score?
« on: July 13, 2004, 12:12:25 PM »
doug mirabelli....priceless.

amen to that, eggs.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: POST YOUR SCORE
« on: July 07, 2004, 12:18:18 PM »

i'm struggling to come up with a topic as well, but here's my two cents.  if i put myself in a adcom's shoes, i think i'd be looking for some mark of good work ethic (which your story has), but more importantly, i'd be looking for the answers to two questions:  why does this person want to study law and what about his previous achievements has led him to the pursuit of law?
i think the last poster is right.  youve been very successful in your current position.  if you can answer the question of why youre leaving it to go to to law school, that would be more effective.

i have a similar story as you.  i'd love to hear how you decide to present it.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: one week
« on: June 30, 2004, 07:39:24 AM »
oh, the scores are definitely ready to go.  i was the one who got a letter about a descrepancy in my info.  they must be scanned.  i wouldnt be suprised if they started to send some out at the end of this week.  i would think that they would want to ease the load on there system for july 6th (the proctor at brown said that lsac had indicated to her that this was the largest ever june administration of the lsat.)  and i would think that they'd waant to avoid going into the 7th or 8th without all the scores being sent (because of all the irate calls theyd get.)  but then again, lsac doesnt exactly seem like it has it act together, so we'll see.

my humble prediction:  sometime on friday afternoon, this board will absolutely explode with the news that some lsaters have recieved their scores via email.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Welcome new class... and Pbbblt.
« on: June 29, 2004, 07:45:30 AM »
i wish montauck had a book titled, "how to get into a tier three lawschool: an idiots guide to applying to law school."

eggs-  the title of the book is "how to get into top law schools".  after reading it, is it really geared toward getting into tier 1 schools only, or do you think it is applicable to anyone who's applying (for instance, someone who is trying to sneak into a tier 3). 

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