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Current Law Students / Re: How much time required?
« on: July 19, 2006, 05:19:54 PM »
I'm a (single) parent of two young children, and I'm about to start law school. However, I went through undergrad as a non-trad (I just graduated in May), and so I feel like I may be more prepared for the type of study schedule v. parental commitments dilemmas that will inevitably crop up. Also, I chose a school close to my family so they can help out. Another thing you should think of is how competitive the school is. I chose the least competitive of the two schools in the area where I wanted to be. If I were you, I'd go and visit Az. State and see what the students have to say about the atmosphere and the amount of time each day they put in. I bet if you contacted admissions they may pass your email along to one of their students who is also a parent. From what I've found, the admissions staff are always willing to help you out. They do want you at their school, after all!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 1.2 GPA, 131 LSAT
« on: October 25, 2006, 05:59:21 PM »

I think you might be reaching a tad high. Dartmouth and Princeton might be a better fit for your numbers, especially if you have no soft factors.

On a side note, I'm really disappointed that my school is no longer a T1, according to Cooley.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: for those that have started law school
« on: October 04, 2006, 05:03:49 PM »
clicky, like HS, but everyone is VERY quiet in class, and afraid to talk.
is this your experience?

My experience is that is is cliquey, but there's people that aren't afraid to talk. A lot of them.. And they're all pretty f-ing stupid. It's always the stupid people that talk - either they say something way off base, or they repeat what the prof just said so they can pretend they know something.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: a REAL song :)
« on: September 23, 2006, 05:39:30 PM »
not for you though...

Sheesh, don't make it obvious or anything.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: a REAL song :)
« on: September 23, 2006, 12:49:38 PM »
It's almost that time again.

So over the summer, I had a lot of free time.  So I would send weekly updates to a bunch of friends via email.  And at the end I would add a rewritten song to match something that happened that week. 

So I wrote this the week before the LSAT, and it is rewritten from Beauty and the Beast, "Be Our Guest".  Enjoy  :)

Take Our Test
My poor pre-law student: It is with deepest pride and greatest sadism that we
welcome you today
And now, we invite you to relax (ha!), please pull up a chair, as the LSAC
proudly presents - the LSAT

Take our test, take our test
Which the law schools all request
Get your pencils all aligned and then prepare to be assessed.
Logic games, reading comp,
And logical reasoning you must tromp.
Then you'll stop against your wishes-
Our time limits are so vicious.
They'll enthrall, they'll entrance,
In the end, you'll wet your pants
For your body functions must all be suppressed
You may not leave the room until you've met your doom
So take our test-yes, our test-take our test.

For four hours you will stay
'Til your nerves begin to fray
At the fare you will stare-quite a harried time delay.
You're alone and you're scared
You feel completely unprepared
Life is gloomy, hope is draining
While your gray matter is straining
Find assumption, logic flaw,
Parallel reasoning to shock and awe
And if you don't know just be sure that you have guessed
You took a Kaplan class and now you hope you'll pass
So take our test-
       --If you impress, you'll go to Stanford in the west-
Take our test, take our test, take our test.

Your wallet is still hurting, for the cost is disconcerting.
There's a hole from that toll that lingers on.
Ah, those good old days when tests were cheaper;
Suddenly those good old days are gone.
Ten weeks you've been cramming, while the LSAT you've been damning,
You need exercise, a chance to run and play
'Stead you bought a timer with no beeper
Lately you've been lazy.  Now it's test day and you're crazy!

It's the test!  It's the test!
Sakes alive, now I'm obsessed
Al, Bob, Chris, Dan, Eric, Fritz must be arranged as they suggest.
Argument, conclusion,
And a political allusion.
Mix necessary with sufficient,
Now my logic's all deficient.
Ballpoint pens would cause a stir,
Accentuate with highlighter
But if you write with it your test is repossessed
I don't know why they do, but believe; it's true
On this test, insane test, crazy test.

Take our test, take our test,
And let's hope you do your best:
This one day equals four years' worth GPA and all the rest.
Admission, waivered fee
If you score a 180.
Let the knowledge begin flowing,
Tough endurance, keep on going.

Part by part, one by one,
'Til you shout, "Enough, I'm done!"
Then your scores you'll get at 10 [am] post-birthday fest.
Perhaps you'll be hungover, but the wait will be over
Take our test, take our test, take our test
Please take our test!

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergraduate school question
« on: September 06, 2006, 06:05:18 PM »
No, it's not going to matter that much. Both those schools are fine. If you went to some no-name diploma mill you might be in trouble, but I doubt that it will work against you much, if at all.

I don't know of any others, sorry.
I did a quick search here on LSD, and came up with:
I think Seattle U uses your degree GPA to calculate the admission index as well.  I saw it on LSAC; linked to it from my transcript report.

A more extensive search might find more. I hope that's helpful. I don't know much about the schools on your list, but I bet if you called them and asked they'd be more than happy to tell you about their admissions procedure.

Law School Admissions / Re: Pass/No Pass
« on: September 04, 2006, 10:33:52 AM »
Probably depends what the class is. My undergrad required certain classes to be pass/fail, and I don't think it adversely affected my applications.

Write an addendum.
Also, look for schools that take only the degree granting GPA into account. U of Colorado is one. I'm sure there's others.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: So- anyone know their section/classes yet?>
« on: August 08, 2006, 09:32:51 PM »
I'm at U of Colorado-Boulder, and I don't know my section yet. I do know what my schedule's likely to look like, though, based on the course listing that's on the website. I will have no classes before 9am, and none after 2pm. Yay me!

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