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do you think it is necessary or valuable to mention why you want to go to law school in your diversity statement? in other words, is it sufficient just to talk about your diversity or do you need to also argue why your diversity is important to your legal studies and career? let's discuss.

I am struggling to write my diversity statement. I know the purpose is to present one's diversity -- which can come in many forms, including ration and socioeconomic diversity. But I am wondering if it is sufficient just to list the diversity. Or should one also tie the diversity to your reasons for going to law school and eventually practicing law? In other words, should you just talk about diversity or expand it to how diversity impacts your legal career? I've been looking for samples of effective diversity statements, but sadly I haven't found any. Any advice would be appreciated.

Since LSN is down, I thought I would turn to this board for predictions.

Here are my stats:
3.81 GPA from HYP
165 LSAT
Master's degree from a top school
Very strong recommendations
Unique and impressive soft factors (social justice activism and volunteer leadership)

What is the best school I can get into with these numbers? Do I have a shot at HYS? What about the rest of the top ten (Columbia/NYU/Chicago/Boalt)?

« on: June 08, 2006, 08:20:44 PM »
Are the passages generally ranked in order of difficulty, with the first being the easiest and the last being the hardest?

If so, would it be wise to allocate less time to the first three poassages and more time to the last one?

"Patients who receive drugs and therapy do only as well as those who receive therapy alone."

What does "only as well as" mean?

Does it mean that the patients who receive drugs and therapy do

- the exact same
- the same or better
- the same or worse

than the people who get just therapy???

Thanks in advance.

Studying for the LSAT / Studying With Distractions: Good or Bad?
« on: March 28, 2006, 08:45:02 PM »
After reading some posts on this website recommending studying in a distracting environment, I decided to take a prep test in a starbucks during lunch hour. At the table to my left, there were two geriatric men talking about kidney stones. To my right, there were two mothers with newborn infants. Regardless of how hard I tried, I couldn't tune out their conversations and focus on my test. I blanked out on several LR questions. And two of the RC passages I read didn't even sink in. It was as if the texts were written in Urdu.

The result: My score today was ten points lower than my average for the tests I took at home in a relatively quiet environment. I attribute this drop to the distraction.

Do you think it helps to take practice tests in a loud, distracting environment so that you learn to focus more easily on the real test? If so, would you recommend taking all your tests in a place like starbucks -- or should you alternate between quiet and noisy locations?

Studying for the LSAT / some vs. most vs. many
« on: September 09, 2005, 04:09:01 PM »
i keep making mistakes on LR questions which test an understanding of these terms.

what is the difference between these LSAT formal logic terms?

some: ??

most: ??

many: ??

From question 20, Prep Test 21:

"Technocomp will allow her to take a leave of absence if it does not find out that she has been offered the fellowship, but not otherwise."

Is the sentence a straight conditional, where if Technocomp does not find out about the fellowship then she will receive the leave of absence?

                      FIND OUT FELLOWSHIP --> LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Or, does the "but not otherwise" clause imply that technocomp will allow her to take a leave of absence ONLY IF it does not find out about the fellowship?
                      LEAVE OF ABSENCE --> FIND OUT FELLOWSHIP

The difference between these two scenarios seems to hinge on the significance of "but not otherwise."

Which version is correct? How important is the "but not otherwise" clause?

Studying for the LSAT / Help me with this crazy LR question
« on: August 17, 2005, 09:59:02 AM »
I am stuck on this difficult LR question. How do you find the answer? A diagram of the logic would be helpful. Thanks!
From LSAT PrepTest (February 1995), Section 4, Question 9:

Since anyone who supports the new tax plan has no chance of being elected, and anyone who truly understands economics would not support the tax plan, only someone who truly understands economics would have any chance of being elected.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument ignores the possibility that some people who

(A) truly understand economics do not support the tax plan
(B) truly understand economics have no chance of being elected
(C) do not support the tax plan have no chance of being elected
(D) do not support the tax plan do not truly understand economics
(E) have no chance of being elected do not truly understand economics

Canadian Law Students / TESTMASTERS or POWERSCORE in TORONTO ???
« on: August 05, 2005, 06:24:39 AM »
I am considering taking the Testmasters or Powerscore class in Toronto for the October or December LSAT. Since the two courses are similar in content, the effectiveness of the course will depend largely on the instructor. If you have taken either course in Toronto, what did you think of the instructor? Were they good or bad? Was the teaching worth the $$$$ ?

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