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June 14, 2006

ABA to Require Schools to Report Highest LSAT Scores from Multiple Tests, Rather Than Average Scores

At its June 8-11 meeting in Cleveland, the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar voted to change its data collection procedures to require law schools in computing the 75th percentile, median, and 25th percentile LSAT scores of their entering classes to report the highest score of matriculants who took the test more than once. The ABA's prior rules had required schools to report the average LSAT score of students who took multiple tests.  The rule change follows similar action taken by the Law School Admission Council.  Although the change will encourage students to take the LSAT more than once, current LSAC rules limits applicants to three tests in any two-year period.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/06/aba_to_require_.html

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Spell Check on Exam Software
« on: June 02, 2006, 01:17:12 PM »
Is there a spell check function on exam software?  ???

Iím guessing no.  >:(

It occurred to me that Iíve become sadly dependant.  :'( :-[

That is all.  :)

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Wait List / Perhaps the NYU deferred decisions are finally coming?
« on: April 06, 2006, 10:41:00 AM »
Has anyone heard anything beyond this LSN profile? It would be nice to be done.  ;)

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=ephraimyechiel

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I just had a long conversation about law school with one of my bosses who has a JD. Apparently she literally didn't go to class at all for 2L or 3L. She just went the first day to get the syllabus and the last day to take the final. Until today I had no idea this was possible. Now I've noticed several threads on xoxo that seem to corroborate.

I'm still figuring out how I feel about this. Mostly dispirited. I'd hate to get to school after all of the effort involved in applying and then simply check out. Maybe I'm naÔveÖ

Anyone have thoughts on this?

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Meta Discussion / Old Icons
« on: March 21, 2006, 10:02:43 AM »
Yay. The old icons are back. They were much missed.  :)

And the site is blazingly fast. Sweet.

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An interesting link:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1126256708738

Taken with a large grain of salt though. For instance, it doesnít seem to factor the effect of clerkship rates on eventual employmentÖ

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Wait List / Waitlisted at Columbia
« on: January 30, 2006, 07:04:24 PM »
Letter dated Jan 26th. Reserve category. I'm assuming this is different from the Hold category in the other thread as it indicates no further action until June, which is definitely a waitlist in my book whatever you call it.

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Where should I go next fall? / How portable is a degree from UPenn?
« on: January 09, 2006, 12:08:38 AM »
Their placement statistics overwhelming favor the NYC area, but Iím guessing that much of that is self-selection.  :)

If one were to seek a life outside of the Northeast Corridor, how hard would it be? Specifically, in the Bay Area, Seattle, Chicago, or the Twin Cities.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Are pre-1L prep courses worthwhile?
« on: January 05, 2006, 01:39:20 PM »
I know that this has been discussed in previous threads, but I was wondering if any of the current LSD posters have any thoughts on the utility/value of pre-1L prep. courses like Law Preview or Bar/Bri. One law student I talked to indicated an observed correlation between the top performers in his class during the first semester and those who participated in these courses, but others seems to view them as a waste of money. Is it worth the time and cost?

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Acceptances / In at Minnesota
« on: December 17, 2005, 11:00:04 PM »
I'm in. Yay  :)

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