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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / US News Premium Password
« on: June 08, 2005, 07:27:36 PM »
Does anyone have a password for the US New Rankings? I don't need a link to the law schools, I'm starting to think LS was a bad idea and need access to Grad school rankings as well. Unfortunately I'm in bucktoothnowhere for the summer so it's internet or nothing. Anyone have a pass or a link to last years rankings for grad schools and med schools?

You can email me at

Thanks a lot.

Canadian Law Students / Summer Job on Oil Rig?
« on: April 10, 2005, 06:13:06 PM »
Anyone know anything about working on an oil rig in Alberta over the summer? I saw some discussion about it on a board somewhere, and I'm interested. I need to make huge money this summer, I don't care about hard work, and this seems like a possibility. Anyone know where I might find more information or anyone have info themselves?

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Good Predictor of Law School Success?
« on: March 23, 2005, 08:15:34 PM »
I've frequently seen people cite studies saying that the LSAT is a good indication of success at law school. While I don't doubt this at all, I'm just wondering if anyone has a link to an article about it? Really need one, if anyone can help please give me a link.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: the vagina game
« on: March 04, 2005, 05:31:42 PM »
Using Only Classic Films...

A Vagina Runs Throw It
Dirty Vagina
Butch Vagina and the Sundance Kid
Raiders of the Lost Vagina
Saturday Night Vagina
Rebel Without a Vagina
Gone with the Vagina
A Vagina Named Desire
Raging Vagina
It's a Wonderful Vagina
Citizen Vagina

General Off-Topic Board / Re: So who's gonna be the '08 nominees?
« on: February 22, 2005, 08:42:40 PM »
'08 is going to be really exciting. There are already a slew of candidates who are unofficially campaigning, just 'happening' to stop by New Hampshire.

In polls right now, Rudy and McCain are always way ahead amongst Republicans, but they don't have a chance. There is no way the ultra-right wing nuts who run the party will let either win. Romey would be a good bet but he's in a tight race for '06. Allen can raise money like nobody else, but he's not the most photogenic. Bill Frist is primed for the job but he's a cat killer and that's going to seriously damage his campaign. Owens might also make a run for it, a bit early to predict for him though. Right now, I'd bet on Frist, with Condi as VP. If it's anyone else, Frist will be the VP.

As for the Democrats, the field is much more clear but also more wide open. First off, you have Hilary and everyone knows the deal there. She is the big front-runner, but there is likely to be a large anti-Hilary movement. There are many others competing to be the not-Hilary (in the same way that Kerry became the not-Dean candidate). NM Governor Bill Richardson, Wesley Clark, John Edwards, John Kerry, Virginia Governor Mark Warner, Al Gore and more. It's still really wide open, but I'd bet on Warner with either Obama or Harold Ford Jr. as the VP.

Go to the gym, work out until you puke.

Or get laid...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Life of Pi
« on: February 08, 2005, 11:09:01 AM »
For good non-fiction try 'Dreams from my Father' by Barack Obama. Great book.

For fiction, most recent stuff has been terrible. If you like sci-fi/fantasy try George Martin's 'Song of Ice and Fire' series, it's Tolkein for the 21st century.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Socialized medicine...yea...or...nay?
« on: February 08, 2005, 10:58:51 AM »
How could you say no? Poor people don't deserve medical treatment? That's barbaric. Hate to break it to you Americans, but the vast majority of the western world has public health care. Not having it is almost as dumb as...well banning gay marriage. Guess you guys are 2 for 2.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Whats your biggest turn-offs and turn-ons?
« on: February 08, 2005, 10:55:01 AM »
On: Short Girls...something about the top of a girls head, makes you think of something...
Off: Stupid people

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Pookie's LSAT advice
« on: February 08, 2005, 10:43:15 AM »
Just wanted to give some advice, from someone who's written twice -- had a horrible day of the first time, and a good one the second time.

First off, if anyone has trouble sleeping and anxiety issues, speak to a doctor. They can help you (I took a muscle relaxer the night before the test). Don't just decide to take sleeping pills on your own, but do speak to a doctor if you think it will be a serious issue. I got two hours sleep before my first writing, and it showed. Second time I had a great sleep and got 170.

Morning of, I strongly recommend a few things:

1.) Get exercise. I had to write out of town, but if I'd been local I would have gone to the gym before writing. Instead, I went for a two mile run and did 100 pushups and situps before showering and having breakfast. It's really important.

2.) Take a 'mini lsat'. What I did was one game, one RC passage and 7 LR questions. I also cherry picked them, choosing a game that was straight forward and easy, an RC passage about something I enjoy and LR questions from the start of the test. Not only did it help me get my mind working, but it also gave me a lot of confidence going into the test having just written about 1/4 of an LSAT without getting a question wrong.

3.) Have a nutritious breakfast. This is critical. Don't just pop in at McDs or something. Have some eggs, OJ, something healthy.

4.) Listen to music rather than talking to people. You need to realize that the vast majority of people writing with you are going to do worse than you. Talking to them will just frazzle your nerves. Grab a CD that either inspires you or calms you down and listen to it before the test and at break. Do not talk to anyone.

Besides that, Pookie's advice is solid, if a little over-anxious. I would strongly recommend writing practice tests at 9am Wednesday-Friday. Getting used to think at that time is important.

Basides that, good luck to all.

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