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Many thanks to everyone who posted

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Like many others on here, I'm a 0L seeking advice from those of you who have gone before me.  For those of you who have taken these, or know people who have, what is the general consensus?  LEEWS seems to enjoy popular support, but I've heard others dog it. The other two the same, but to a lesser extent. 

For those that support them, why?  For those who don't, how much of this is due to not doing enough, and how much is to the system failing you or them? 

Many thanks to those who take the time to help us all out.

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General Board / Re: Question for students from UVA and Georgetown
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:54:43 PM »
:( I thought that you couldn't get it in VA...

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General Board / Question for students from UVA and Georgetown
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:03:16 PM »
Im an admitted app into both of these schools and am having a hard time choosing between them.  I've scoured the net, reviewed their programs, and talked to alumni, but still am searching for answers.  If you go to one of these schools, chances are you might have looked at the other. 

Why did you make your choice the way you did?  Thanks in advance!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Peace Out!
« on: July 16, 2007, 10:55:56 PM »
Alright, just wanting to sign off on a good note.  This has been a really cool experiment.  See, I'm not really a tech kind of guy.  But since studying for the LSAT, and having much of the summer off, I became engaged on here: taking and offering support, opinions, and views.  It's been fun.  And I've learned a ton.

For instance, it seems like ppl most people are willing to help each other, at least on the net.  They share a lot of info for the common good.  They are willing to go out of their way to share not only opinions, but application strategy.  It's a novel and great concept.

I've also noticed how some people feel empowered to be assholes; much bigger assholes, I suspect, than they are in real life.  If they made the racist, insulting, and generally ignorant comments they made on here they would get their asses kicked all day, every day.  True, some of these people- like the poster named suckit- seem to do this for sport.  I have a hard time believing that anyone is this big of a social misfit.  But their sporting endeavors would be cut dramatically short if they tried to pull this stuff in real life.

Another thing I've noticed is the serious miscommunication that occurs from "chatting".  There appear to be many, many more misunderstandings than in speaking.  I personally have gotten into more arguments on here than I EVER do in real life.  It's funny, because I usually engage in the same type of dialogue (though not exclusively about law school); often with people I barely know.  But on here people jumped on my words, made many ad hoc attacks, and made horribly ignorant assertions.  My dialogue in the black students thread was a real eye opener for me, and exemplified this type of internet debate.

But anyway, just thought I would share some observations.  I might come back next year to answer some questions as a 1L, but other than that, I'm out. 

I wish everyone on here best of luck in each school chosen.  I'll miss those who decided not to attend UVA; your schools are lucky to have you.

And for the new group on here, best of luck in choosing your school.  Remember to think about the important things in choosing a school.  And if you haven't taken the LSAT yet, study your ass off for it; it could be the single most important test of your career.

Best!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UVA vs. Michigan Ann Arbor
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:21:07 PM »
What part of my post was confusing?  Sorry if it was unclear; it was written on the way out of work.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UVA vs. Michigan Ann Arbor
« on: July 16, 2007, 04:12:35 PM »
Hmmm....since you guys want to compare minor things like appearances, lets go all the way.

Go over and read about the xoxo contest that got it's posters in a ton of trouble.  For all the trouble they caused, it solved one debate for a long time...  And I am told by many females that the guys are top for law school.  Don't believe me?  Go over to the facebook groups and check it out for yourself.

Moreover, one of these schools has a ton of fun, uh, expressing themselves.  ;)
http://www.lawweekly.org/?module=displaystory&story_id=1531&edition_id=54&format=html

But then, we're supposed to be the ultra-conservative school right?  :P

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: URM Question
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:04:14 PM »
so they'll just settle for, like, um, a "super awesome" program? making things "slightly easier" hardly justifies the time and money he would spend working "considerably harder" to improve his score.  are you 21?

Some people are willing to settle for second best, and that's ok; we need people like that too. 

Hell, someone has to be second.

So if what you are saying then is that "settling" for a 168 is "second best".  Seeing that this score is higher than 97% of people who take the LSAT are you arguing that anything other than a 180 is second best?  Is anyone without a perfect score on the test "second best"?  Are you in fact an inconsequential glob of post-coital void?  I'll bet you sport a merkin.




One could make the argument that there are meaningful differentiations between 99th percentile, 98th percentile, etc.  More importantly, there are meaningful differences in reputation and placement between HYS, CCN, MVB, and the rest of the T14.

However, the poster is indeed a tool.

Uh...it's just logic. 

If a person is looking to achieve the best possible score, it may be higher or lower than another person's best score.  It should be fairly obvious that a 180 is going to open more doors than a 170, whether as a full ride (as stated) or as entry to a better school.  Therefore if a person can score higher than another person, the first person should certainly try to get the highest score possible (even if that means re-taking with an already high score).

But to put it more simply, if you're not first, then by definition, you're at least second.  C'mon guys. Wow.

And lindbergh, how am I a tool?  By pointing out common sense equations?  Or by challenging the french connections bitchy attitude toward ambition?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: URM Question
« on: July 13, 2007, 10:27:16 PM »
so they'll just settle for, like, um, a "super awesome" program? making things "slightly easier" hardly justifies the time and money he would spend working "considerably harder" to improve his score.  are you 21?

Some people are willing to settle for second best, and that's ok; we need people like that too. 

Hell, someone has to be second.


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I agree; Michigan

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