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« on: February 01, 2008, 02:14:35 AM »
June 2006 - 165
I have not practiced with comparative reading on the RC. Easier/Harder? Any suggestions (is it for one passage or all of them)? I imagine I don't really have to change/worry too much about it.
« on: January 27, 2008, 06:13:43 PM »
My brain hurts from studying and I am too lazy to search... but have the games gotten much easier, reading much harder, and logical reasoning the same in recent years/tests.... ?
« on: January 27, 2008, 04:21:51 PM »
I just had a terrible practice exam (preptest 49- june 2006). I had zero focus, was stuck on questions, etc. I take the test this saturday. Any people practicing well, but have an outlier of a terrible practice exam so late in the game? I thought june 06 was harder than those previous. Also, I took the test at borders (hoping to fight through distractions- I obviously lost). I don't want to panic, but still.
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:49:37 AM »
I have been accepted to some decent law schools. While I have not heard back from everyone, I am taking an LSAT re-take in February to "bolster" my chances at a few schools, with a nothing to lose mindset. I also feel like I could maybe get some more scholarship money if I perform well. That being said, I have been completely inconsistent and fear that on test day I could possibly bomb the test. If I were to bomb the test, could schools potentially take away their acceptances? I know about higher score, but still.
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:30:38 AM »
With the economy likely headed towards a recession... do you think next year's cycle will be the most competitive in recent memory? I heard that the post- 9/11 economy created a surge in applications and subsequently, the most competitive applicant pool in history (with many initial non-law aspiring individuals headed to law school).
With the new ABA higher score rule... I feel like next year's applicants (maybe more so in 2 years) will be competing in a very cut-throat environment, with many HIGHLY qualified individuals being waitlisted or even turned down by schools. I, for one, am glad to be applying in the 07-08 cycle, that's for sure. Anyone else counting their blessings that they're applying this cycle and not in future ones?
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:26:22 AM »
I think this could be very useful for people on this board. A completely non-scientific ranking; the only methodology being your own opinion. Here is my Midwest Ranking of the non-t14:
3. Notre Dame
9. Chicago- Kent
10. Loyola Chicago
12. St. Louis
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:01:50 AM »
« on: January 15, 2008, 03:27:10 AM »
I posted this in the 2009 USNWR Ranking Predictions thread, but I wanted to give it it's own space to breathe (for the non t14's out there) and garner questions, comments, and concerns. Anyone up to the task of ranking the Tier 2?
For the tier 1 (non t14)... here is my prediction:
17. UT- Austin
20. Boston University
21. U of Minn- Twin Cities
22. George Washington University
26. Boston College
26. Washington and Lee
26. Notre Dame
30. Univ. of Washington
30. William & Mary
33. George Mason
33. tOSU (Moritz)
33. UC- Davis
33. Wake Forest
37. Univ. Alabama
37. UNC- Chapel Hill
37. Univ. Colorado- Boulder
37. UC- Hastings
« on: January 14, 2008, 01:50:24 PM »
Mine are completely clueless about rankings so... a school like Chicago-Kent (IIT) seems way worse than say, Penn State. Granted, I am from a Big 10 University, but still. Also, Notre Dame is held in this esteem that seems much greater than Boston University, UT-Austin, USC, and UCLA. I am sure football and undergrad prestige play a HUGE part in this. In any case, call it vanity/pride... but as much as I shouldn't care, I do value my family/friends' opinions on where I am going (despite how little they know). Am I the only one?
« on: January 14, 2008, 01:28:21 PM »
I will likely want to stay in the midwest. I would be wise to go with UW-Madison over George Mason, right? The things that intrigue me about GMU is it's rapid rise in the rankings, and my sister lives and works in D.C. Thanks.
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