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Incoming 1Ls / A question about attire
« on: November 20, 2009, 12:50:50 PM »
I'm interviewing for an internship position with the State Attorney's Office, and I was wondering what the proper attire would be for the interview, and subsequently, if I get the position, the job itself. Full suit and tie too much? Suit without the jacket?  Dress pants and dress shirt not enough? Lay it on me.

Incoming 1Ls / Undergraduate Law Courses
« on: October 29, 2009, 07:14:46 PM »
I'm still in undergrad, and I'm thinking about taking an International Law course next semester. Obviously, I'm interested in the material, but from a law school admissions standpoint, is it looked upon favorably? The coursework, according to the syllabus, is as follows: Brief 2 cases from one of the various textbooks; 4-6 page critique of an International Law Journal; and a midterm and final exam. It seems pretty reasonable. I'd love to hear from people who took undergraduate law courses and, specifically, if it helped them solidify their desire to attend law school, or if it made them apprehensive about it.

Studying for the LSAT / Taking the LSAT abroad
« on: October 04, 2009, 11:27:12 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has any experience with taking the LSAT overseas. I'll be in Italy during the June 2010 LSAT, and I'm considering taking the test in Rome. I am interested to know how the testing conditions differ from here in the states, what effects taking it in another country had on anxiety levels and test performance, or just any other insight in general. Thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Should you guess on a diagnostic?
« on: July 13, 2009, 12:32:51 AM »
I'm starting a Testmasters course tomorrow, and the first class is a diagnostic. Obviously, it's in your best interest to guess on the real thing; a correct guess is a correct answer. However, is it counterproductive to guess on a diagnostic? It seems to me that if your trying to accurately gauge how well you are doing, you would only want correct answers resulting from skill and not guesses. What do you think?

Studying for the LSAT / Central Florida Tutors?
« on: May 03, 2009, 06:39:29 PM »
I'm looking at taking either the September or December LSAT, depending on how prepared I feel when September roles around. I'm still contemplating the best method of prep, and I'm interested in the possibility of private tutoring. Do any of you tutor in the central Florida area or know anyone who does?

Studying for the LSAT / Testmasters vs. Kaplan
« on: April 26, 2009, 06:54:03 PM »
I know this has probably been discussed a million times before, but I can't find anything about it in the first few pages nor can I seem to find a search button, so I'll ask anyway. I want to take the September LSAT, and I'm entertaining the idea of taking a course over the summer as part of my prep. In your opinion, which one of the two is better, and why?

Choosing the Right Law School / 0L looking for some advice
« on: April 22, 2009, 07:22:05 PM »
Alright, here's my situation: I'm finishing up my first two years of college in about seven weeks or so at a community college. I've applied to two schools for transfer admission beginning in the fall: University of South Florida, which I'm in at, and George Washington University, which I'm still waiting to hear back from. Obviously, my preference is to end up at GWU, especially considering I am majoring in International Affairs and they have one of the top programs in the country. However, GWU is insanely expensive, and I'll end up in considerable debt if I go. On the flip side of that, USF will virtually be free. The Pell Grant and a $4,000 scholarship I've received will cover all tuition and books. At the moment, my plan is to pursue law school after I finish college rather than a career in International Affairs. Of course GWU is an insanely better and more respected school than USF in every way. However, if I am intent on getting into a top law school (top 14), do I need to go to GWU or is USF a good enough school to get me into a top 14 assuming I end up with a high enough GPA and LSAT? I know law school will burden me with huge debt, so I would prefer to go into law school with no undergrad debt. But if GWU will actually increase my chances of hitting a top 14 just by virtue of the brand name over USF, it might be worth it. Let me know what you think.

I understand that all 3.8 gpa's are not created equally, but where does something like International Studies/Relations fall in the mix?

Choosing the Right Law School / Community College
« on: February 26, 2008, 01:35:16 PM »
How is doing your first 2 years of undergrad at a community college and then transferring viewed by admissions at top 14's? Worse than someone who did all 4 years at  a university, or does it not matter as long as the GPA is solid all 4 years?

Choosing the Right Law School / Top 14's that travel everywhere.......
« on: January 21, 2008, 04:52:02 PM »
Alright, so I've been lurking these boards for a while and am just now getting started posting. There seems to be a great deal of talk around here about how certain schools travel to certain places and certain ones don't. My question is : Do any top 14 schools travel everywhere and anywhere in the U.S.? It seems like common sense that HYS would or at least should go anywhere, but from all that I've read around here, they seem to basically be regional as well. One of the perks of graduating from a top school, particularly top 3, ought to be being able to go anywhere you want. I don't like the idea of being limited when it comes to anything in life, and this holds true for my future law degree too. What do you think?

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