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LR1: -4 (@#!*!!!)
LR1: -4 (@#!*!!!)
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Topics - argo
If one gets 171+ on the LSAT, one is guaranteed admission to a T14 school of one's choice, a job in BIGLAW, a starting salary which by 2012 would be no less than $180K and a multi-million career earnings potential. Otherwise, one is destined to become a complete and utter failure, lose the respect of his or her peers, survive on the fringes of the society and expire alone in a homeless shelter.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above:
A) Jody got 179 and got rejected from Harvard.
B) Joey got 171 and became a teacher.
B) Jody, a daughter of a Penn Law alumnus, got 171 and received rejections from every law school to which she applied.
D) Jody got 170, became a hooker and died from an overdose.
E) Joey got 168, fulfilled his destiny and became a lawyer.
About 11-12 years ago, when I was an undergrad at a certain Ivy League school, I loved my legal studies class so much that I seriously considered law school. I stopped by the LS admission office and asked them if being an undergraduate student at this institution gave me any advantages in the application process. What they told me wasn't a resounding yes, but they did say that about 10% of admitted students every year had been undergrads from the same school.
I would like to know what different folks' experiences are on the subject. Does it hold true, in general?
And specifically, which is really what I am asking here , does it hold true when you are so many years out of college?
I would like some smart folks on this site to attack a couple of conclusions to which I am reluctantly succumbing:
Conclusion 1. You can't study for the LSAT (Exceptions: Logic Games & Formal Logic)
No matter how many tests you do, since the questions are different (duh!), you WILL make the "same" mistakes because it is not feasable to translate the "knowledge" that you'd learned to the specific case with 100% success rate. You must rely only on your innate abilities (see below).
Conclusion 2. Most of us have a genetically pre-programmed maximum LSAT score.
Any studying that you do, may contribute to closing the gap on the basics (LG & FL) but the ultimate result depends only on your intelligence (60%), command of the language (25%) and test-taking skills (15%). Only the latter can be improved during the preparation; therefore, signinificant score increases are statistical anomalies.
Just a rant: This test f-ing blows and is no indication of one's actual performance in the professional world.
Please fire away.