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Where should I go next fall? / New opportunity means no JD
« on: June 05, 2012, 10:15:45 AM »
Hey all,

     Yesterday I received some information that could prove to be incredibly beneficial to my future, but would require me to no longer attend law school. I figured I would post here for a little advice from other who may have more knowledge in the legal/education arena than I do, and can help me make a wiser decision. A little background, I spent the last year taking the LSAT (audited a prep class with only a month left and didn't do so well) and applying to several law schools, none of which were in my home state because I have no desire to live here after my education. I got accepted into several T3 and T4 schools, the most notable probably being Southwestern in LA and STCL. However got minimal scholarships to both. This means going to law school with little saved up and taking on debt not only for education but for living expenses as well for my first year. My parents have been generous enough to agree to pay for my rent however. Yesterday though I was contacted by the CEO of my current job, who informed me he would be willing to give me a better job within the company to cover local living expenses, and would also agree to pay for my graduate education as long as it was an MBA with any specialization to choose. All this in return for going part time and continuing to work with the company over the next three years. This is exceptional mostly because the company disbanded this program several years ago before I worked there. The largest problems with this is I have no desire to stay here at this company what so ever. Its safe to say I got my education so I didn't have to work here, yet here I am anyway. Before if I had decided no on law school I planned on quitting and looking for another job. However the local business schools are extremely well ranked, and I know how great it is to graduate with no debt as this same company payed for my undergraduate degree. I suppose it is worth mentioning that my goal job is really more working in house in healthcare, probably something I could do with a MPH. But all this means giving up on my JD dream that I have been working towards the last year at least for the next three years. Normally I would take my time to weigh the pros and cons but I found out yesterday and have to make an appointment sometime today to speak with him about it. Thanks for any help/advise.

-PHX

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Studying for the LSAT / Practice Test Score 145
« on: July 19, 2011, 11:54:38 AM »
Hey everyone,
    I'm sure there are a ton of these on there and TLS forums, but I just got my results back from my first diagnostic test from my Testmasters prep class. I got a 145 going into it cold and really that is about what I expected afterwards. The instructer informed us that most would recievce somewhere in the 130s-140s so I'm not all that unhappy with my first score. My biggest killer was time management, I greatly underestimated how short 25 mins felt and thus had to fill in at random on just about half of the RC questions whenI ran out of time (no suprise I got 52% on RC). I got 57% on LR, and 30% on LG!! But granted I had never really seen LG before yesterday. By the third section I had my time management down and was able to score 72% correct on the LR expirimental. So I'm pretty confident that I can greatly increase my score by the next diag now that I have the feel for test like conditions (my last standardized text experience was 9 years ago in high school). I will be buying the Bibles tomorrow but plan on putting in about 3 hours a day after work minus tuesday thursday when classes are and taking as many PTs as I can get my hands on. With these types of scores how would you guys suggest starting my study habits? Do you think 3 hours a day + more on weekends is enough? What kind of gains do you think I can expect with these first diag % and 3 months worth of study? Thanks for the advise.

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