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General Board / Any University of Texas Law Students that can help
« on: November 23, 2004, 03:54:13 PM »
Hey, one of my prof's used to be a UT Law prof, his old exams for practice are still on the server, but you need a UT student log in to see them, if any UT law students can get me some old exams to practice, I'll give any supplements/outlines i have that you want.

email me back ahutch@gmail.com

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Blackstone LSAT course
« on: July 12, 2004, 02:49:34 PM »
When I was taking practice LSAT's, I took advantage of the free ones being offered by the courses, this included blackstone (I did this in Orlando)... My impression was they had the weakest presentation (far below par of Kaplan, Testmasters, etc), basically we came in and took an exam with the existing class taking it, and then they tried to sell us to join the class at a reduced rate.  First, it seemed kinda cheap, we had xeroxed copies of the tests and scantrons, and self graded them at the end, which is no big deal, but I could, and was doing the same thing at home for free.  Second, and most importantly, was the test I was given.  I was by a girl who was taking the class currently who was in some of my other classes and we talked.  On a side note, the Guarantee Blackstone has, is that you will have a point improvement from the test you take then to the final test (they promised me 5 points guarantee). 

Of course after the test we're talking, and she asks what test # they gave me, after informing her of it, she commented "that's one of the hardest ones i've taken!"  Of course, it doesn't take much reasoning to figure out what was happening.  I happily declined paying for the course, and when I got my final LSAT score back, suprise! I was more than 5 points better from what I scored in the free Blackstone exam, then again that's just my impression....

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Stafford Loans vs. Private Loans
« on: July 07, 2004, 12:16:14 AM »
you don't pay origination fees from stafford loans, unless the lender of the stafford loans your using charges that, and if that's so definitley get another lender immediatley!  I haven't heard of that happening, I know Citi and Access group don't charge any kind of originiation fees for stafford, or check with your finaid office to make sure its not your university -- just in case, since most stafford is handeled directly though the university....

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Help
« on: July 06, 2004, 08:14:25 PM »
To not be stupid, but since you obviously can't read message board titles, this may be beyond you.

HTH

160

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Admission Advice
« on: July 06, 2004, 08:12:43 PM »
Ok, so I took the June LSAT and scored a disappointing 156. I have a 3.5 UGPA from Temple.

Here's what I actually have going for me (I guess!)

         Bilingual (Spanish and English-of course!)
         student speaker at graduation
         graduated Magna Cumm Laude
         Foundations of Leardership member
         Temple LLM Trial Advocacy Program (volunteer)
         scholarships-Jessica Savitch Memorial Scholarship, Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, and a few private ones
         Dean's List the last three years of college (I didn't do the best my freshman year! but my transcript shows that I steadily improved)

Here's my question: Does this stuff really matter (or am I just pathetically grasping at straws?) Where do I include it in my application-resume, PS?  Will it buffer my horrible LSAT score? I REALLY do not want to take it again in Oct. but I REALLY want to go to a T1 school. I've already checked out lawschoolnumbers.com and lsac to determine my chances and they're pretty slim. I know I can do better if I take it again...I just really don't want to...guess I'll just have to suck it up, huh?!?!?

no, they won't help you
ec's = *&^%

if you're a urm, or we 2+ yrs, thats the only thing that will help outside of gpa/lsat (and the we thing, still very little)
retake

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Mercer or Stetson
« on: July 05, 2004, 01:31:46 PM »
I have been accepted to Mercer and Stetson, both with $. Although I am still waiting to hear from 4 more preferable schools, such as UF, which of these two schools would offer me  better opportunities to practice on FL's east coast? The obvious answer would seem to be Stetson but Mercer's career services director blew me away by how helpful she was. She said it would not be a problem to place me back into FL. What do you guys think?

Living on the East Coast of FL currently, Stetson by about a mile  Region > Tier 2 vs Tier 3.  No firms from the East/Central FL recruit from Mercer. UA v. Stetson, that's a valid question, but no doubt, if you're wanting to practice East Coast FL, Mercer is out of the question.

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Did you see the news story about the 23 yr old female teacher who slept with her 14 year old male student, in the back of an SUV, while his cousin drove?

She was SMOKING hot.  (picture on cnn.com).  I want to ask him for advice.

Oh, and to answer the question, 17.

Yah she was front page of the local section of the news full body, i'd give her a 158, she was decent, most people would do her, but nothing special.  
One of my coworkers claimed to know her, and said she told the kid that there was a lacking sexlife back home (she was married), and this all came to light, when the kid and his friend were bragging around this and grandma heard, and she did have kinda a rep in high school (though I'm not sure of the validity of the last statement, cause it seemed to just go with the convo).... Either way if I was in Junior High, I'd go for it.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: SONY VAIO or ?
« on: June 29, 2004, 01:04:35 AM »
www.pricewatch.com is your best bet for finding 3rd party deals on cpu/laptop products

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo or University of FL
« on: June 27, 2004, 11:08:19 PM »
3.7/160 v. 3.8/162 

yes, big difference, since they would be avg'd it wouldn't be that bad, but the higher you go, the bigger difference 1 - 2 lsat points make. 162 is 88-90th percentile, i think, and i think 160 is like 82-84th

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo or University of FL
« on: June 27, 2004, 06:06:03 PM »
What's your theory? I don't see it. Yes, some more qualified people end up not going to UF because of the deferring, nonetheless UF only has to calculate the top half of it's incoming class's gpa/lsat for ranking purposes (which is what the fall class is).  Regardless of if the bottom half (which is essentialy what the spring ppl are) increase their gpa's & lsat's since they won't be deferred a semester, they will still see a decrease of their averages from this current year if the same quality of applicants apply when spring admission is done away with. 

The only viable argument, is that possibly the people coming into spring aren't the bottom half, but people who decided to start then.  Yet, their deferring people applying in the fall with lower scores negates this, and their posted lower avg gpa and lsat still proves the expected decline w/o an explanation necessary.

This does not mean still though, that they will drop in rankings definitley, they have a new library, which will help in the facilities dept & respect from peers.

Still, I put money on them dropping when the spring is done away with.

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