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June 2006 - 165

Wanting: 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.

Studying for the LSAT / Games easier from 2006 tests till now?
« on: January 27, 2008, 03:13:43 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.... ?

Studying for the LSAT / Practice test meltdown
« on: January 27, 2008, 01:21:51 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.

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.

Law School Admissions / The economy and law school applications...
« on: January 16, 2008, 11:30:38 PM »
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?

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:

2. Minnesota
3. Notre Dame
5. UW-Madison
5. Iowa
7. tOSU
8. IU-Bloomington
9. Chicago- Kent
10. Mizzou
10. Loyola Chicago
12. St. Louis
12. DePaul
14. IU-Indianapolis
15. Marquette

Law School Admissions / What does YP mean?
« on: January 16, 2008, 11:01:50 PM »

Law School Admissions / 2009 USNWR (sans t14) Predictions
« on: January 15, 2008, 12:27:10 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:

15. UCLA

15. USC

17. Vanderbilt

17. UT- Austin


20. Boston University

21. U of Minn- Twin Cities

22. George Washington University

23. Emory

24. UIUC

24. Fordam

26. Boston College

26. Washington and Lee

26. Notre Dame

26. Iowa

30. Univ. of Washington

30. William & Mary

30. UW-Madison

33. George Mason

33. tOSU (Moritz)

33. UC- Davis

33. Wake Forest

37. IU-Bloomington

37. Univ. Alabama

37. UNC- Chapel Hill

37. Univ. Colorado- Boulder

37. Georgia

37. Maryland

37. UC- Hastings

44. BYU

45. Arizona

45. Tulane

45. American

48. SMU

48. Florida

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?

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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