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Florida Coastal / Re: Attending Florida Coastal Fall '07
« on: September 22, 2009, 08:56:00 PM »
I can say from personal experience that Florida Coastal is an amoral money making machine. There are very few qualms that the school has in pulling in huge amounts from less than qualified students. Probably about a quarter or less of students have the opportunity to transfer out to a better school- which would be a less expensive and better respected school, like Florida State. The rest who graduate are likely to be competing in a tight local market full of former classmates, namely those FSU and UF takers. Further, lots of profs there are new, though full of youthful exuberance, and from out of state. They often don't know diddly about Florida law. Its an uphill battle for many. Those on full scholarships with chance of transferring are the fortunate ones. Otherwise, graduating with this debt load and finding the mid range law job can be demoralizing. Personally, I think schools like this should have special oversight to prevent this sort of opportunistic feeding behavior. When a school advertises to its investors about the fabulous investment opportunities that the school can bring then this should send up warning signals about the administrations' true motives.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I've never had test anxiety, but...
« on: December 09, 2006, 09:22:27 AM »
The Kaplan test center rating site is:
http://www.kaplansurveys.com/rater/

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I've never had test anxiety, but...
« on: December 08, 2006, 02:01:28 PM »
I would also add that choosing a good test center can also reduce anxiety. The one I chose for December (Broward Comm College) was overcrowded and noisy. The proctors cell phone rang during the exam and a watch timer went off and it couldnt be found. Then we have the inveterate coughers/hackers present during every test ever given. Of course, it is hard to predict this as happening, but Im not going to assume anything for February. Now, i'm choosing a different test site and doing practice tests in more realistic conditions, like at a Rock concert or such. For me it helps to practice test earlier in the morning instead of the evenings; I can get serious brain fog in the AM especially on 5 hours of legit sleep like what I got for the Dec LSAT. Kaplan has a test center rating site to help make a decision; mine fell near the bottom of the list (if only I knew).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: About 40, can I do it?
« on: October 08, 2006, 06:15:05 PM »
Thanks to all for the encouragement and enthusiasm. I've taken on full immersion into my reading, which includes some of the most dry and tortuous material I can get my hands on. Some of the articles and reviews mirror LSAT RC, such as those out of Journal of American History, Sociology, etc. Improving my attention to details (focus) as well as good pacing and speed seem to be my major challenges for the test.
 It's good to hear that other non-trads. have such a positive outlook towards a law career.

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Studying for the LSAT / About 40, can I do it?
« on: October 06, 2006, 03:53:56 PM »
Ive been working on the LSAT and find it a beast to prepare for. I've been out of school for years, which I think really harms my ability to prepare, especially for RC. In addition, my major and career choice has been in science, although it is not helping  on those science RCs. Fortunately, I do have determination to ultimately do well on the exam. How important are undergraduate grades the farther out of school one is, to the whole application process?

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