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General Off-Topic Board / How to Ruin Your Legal Career in 17 Days . . .
« on: February 20, 2006, 01:37:19 PM »
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General Off-Topic Board / Safely Evacuated from Houston
« on: September 23, 2005, 03:45:32 PM »
For those of you that remember me, I just wanted to let y'all know that my husband and I safely evacuated from Houston to Dallas. The drive took 21 gruelling hours.

My brand new house is only 30-40 miles from the coast, so best case scenario, it will flood, worst case scenario, we'll lose it all together. Luckily we have flood, natural disaster, and regular home owners insurance. The good news is that I'm safe and that we got out. I'll try to keep y'all posted. (BTW I'm a Californian and this hurricane is really freaking me out!)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / We're Takin' Over!
« on: September 11, 2005, 12:28:56 AM »
Elections were held this week for 1L Section reps (basically class president). We have three sections. Of those three section reps, two are Black women--one of whom is me! The results were posted in order of votes, looks like I may have won by a landslide. Watch out world, we're taking over! :)

Woo hoo, adding to my resume already: Scurvy Wench, 1L Section Rep, ACLU Chapter Founding Member & VP. . .

(Pardon the bragging, I'm just so excited!)

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General Off-Topic Board / In the Mouth of Madness
« on: August 22, 2005, 10:34:40 PM »
Is this movie based off of a Stephen King novel? If so which one? I could have sworn it was, but when I looked it upon IMDB, it said no such thing.

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General Off-Topic Board / Whatever happened to . . . ?
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:15:34 PM »
This is the thread for those crazy LSD posters that seem to have disappeared. . .

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Whatever happened to Gentoo? She was always on at 4am.

Whatever happend to sej? She had that fabulous 70s hair.

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Where should I go next fall? / Whittier LS on Probation by ABA
« on: August 11, 2005, 03:34:38 PM »
FYI

Two days ago, Whittier Law School was put on probation by the ABA. I'm not exactly sure I know what this means, but I'd certainly look into it if Whittier's one of your serious choices.

(I'm sad to report this, because at one point, I really liked the school.)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Budget Miscalculation
« on: August 04, 2005, 07:02:17 AM »
Between moving to another state and everything else, I lost sight of my budget and I'm about $2000 over for 1st semester. How can I reconcile this? The amount that I'm over basically equates to living expenses and I could technically have my husband cover me--but I'm still over budget!  :-[

I know that I have to ask my husband to help, but I'm still beating myself up over this. (Typically I'm incredibly financially responsible and budgeted to the hilt.) So on top of panicking about law school, now I'm panicking about money.  :'(

So, what I need is either: I'm so sorry, I did the same thing (or similar). Or here's how you can fix it. No bashing please. I'm already doing enough of that to myself.

EDIT: I figured out how it happened. 1st semester expenses are more expensive than 2nd semester. So I have excess 2nd semester because I calculated annually instead of on 2 semester installments. Doesn't change the fact that I have no cash!

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Studying for the LSAT / Some LSAT Notes
« on: August 03, 2005, 01:22:37 PM »
Here are some notes that were compiled on the LSAT last season. They may help.

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Formal Logic Translations

If X, then Y
= All X are Y
= Only Y are X
= X only if Y
= No X unless Y

In formal logic, the word "only" and the phrase "only if" translate into the word "then." So, Only Y is X translates into If X, then Y.

The contra positive is always deducible from a conditional statement. You form a contra positive by reversing the if and then terms and negating them:

If X, then Y  (conditional)
If not Y, then not X  (contra positive)

Critical Reading:
Ask yourself the following 5 questions when reading a passage/argument:
1.   Who wrote it?
2.   Why did the author write it?
3.   What are the topic and scope?
4.   What’s the gist of it?
5.   Where is it going?

General Strategies:
·   Slow Down
·   Fill in Every Bubble
·   Use Process of Elimination (POE)
·   Be Prepared for Anything
·   Practice Consistently
·   Choose Your Battles
·   Keep Your Pencil Moving (underline, etc to keep your concentration)

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