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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dual/Joint Degrees
« on: November 19, 2008, 06:48:19 PM »
I'm pursing my JD and also was wondering... what an  MBA with a specialization in Computer Information Systems  would do for career prospects? Do the two degrees work well together for helping make somebody more marketable?

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Incoming 1Ls / Law School Concentrations Info
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:43:54 PM »
Anyone know where I could find some information or good descriptions of the major law concentrations that most law schools have? I'm just trying to learn a little about them before I make my decision on what to focus on after my 1 year. Specifically looking for info on international law, intellectual property, environmental and health law

Thanks for any help

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Incoming 1Ls / Law School Concentrations Info
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:41:35 PM »
Anyone know where I could find some information or good descriptions of the major law concentrations that most law schools have? I'm just trying to learn a little about them before I make my decision on what to focus on after my 1 year. Specifically looking for info on international law, intellectual property, environmental and health law

Thanks for any help

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Studying for the LSAT / Assigned Seating
« on: October 02, 2008, 07:01:52 PM »
I'm assuming the test centers assign seats to everyone,  so its not really first come first serve on seating? (I like to sit in the front) can  anyone confirm this?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Catholic University
« on: September 29, 2008, 11:55:12 PM »
It does VERY well if your trying to stay in the DC/Maryland area... MOST Georgetown grads take the bar in new york and head up there, pretty much the same with George Washington..so basically in D.C your competition is mainly American u.Take a look at the employment statistics  Strangely enough, Maryland University doesn't place  all that well outside of Baltimore/Maryland. Way more Catholic  law grads in D.C. than Maryland Law. Campus is beautiful if you care, and the location is good if you don't prefer to live within the main area of city DC.

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Studying for the LSAT / LR: Justify the Conclusion
« on: September 29, 2008, 05:02:08 PM »
In the Lr bible it states that you can solve justify the conclusion questions Mechanistically, pg248 in the lr bible. I was wondering can you use this method on ALL of the justify the conclusion questions? I'm thinking the answer is no but I wanted to check..for example question #2/Section 1   on Feb 92 is a jtc but it doesn't appear able to be solved mechanistically..

thoughts?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: New- Any advice?
« on: September 25, 2008, 03:02:42 PM »
Okay, so I took my first timed test,  got only a 148....Is it normal for your very first timed pratice test(2nd ever full test completed) after preparing to be VERY low? I'm thinking If Logic follows it will most likely be very hard if not close to impossible to raise my score up to a 160+ by next Saturday. Any suggestions on getting the score higher by December?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: New- Any advice?
« on: September 25, 2008, 11:01:05 AM »
Thank you guys for getting back to me so quickly. I am going to take a couple timed lsats this week and see where I am, and if I'm not doing better than what I need I will most likely reschedule the lsat and take it in December. In regards to the lsat scheduling... how does it look to schools if you take the lsat and get a low score and then take it again and have a higher score, I know they now take the highest but does having two scores impact anything? particularly if you do bad on one and better on the other? Again I'm aiming to get in the mid 160's to get into either American U, Catholic U or U of Baltimore. I had a 2.7 gpa in college 3 years ago so I'm fully aware that my Lsat probably/hopefully  will be weighed higher than gpa. My goal is to get into a tier 1 school even if I have to transfer (ex;  U of Baltimore for 1 year and then transfer to any of the t1 schools in D.C. Any thoughts overall?

Thank you again very much for your help

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Studying for the LSAT / New- Any advice?
« on: September 24, 2008, 08:52:33 PM »
Evening,

I'm new to this board at least in a posting sense, but I'm in need of some advice,
My situation:
I've been out of college now for 3 years and I have realized within the last several months my desire of becoming an attorney.
In August I started studying for the Lsat with hopes to take it in october. Well now its almost october and I'm started to feel like I didn't prepare efficiently and maybe even correctly. I started with a timed diagnostic Test 1 from the Lsat SuperPrep. I guess I did okay having no lsat prep, I scored a 145.  I bought all of the powerscore bibles and read through each of them twice. I even took the weekend powerscore class which in my opinion was a waste of time because it was basically just to me just a instructor going over word for word what I had already read in the Powerscore bibles. I have taken sections of practice tests untimed but I have yet to take another full test timed. I started to take a full length test the other day but, but stopped half way through the first LR section because I found that all of the techniques I had "supposedly" mastered from the bibles all seemed to vanish as soon I started the timed test...With the test only in about a week, I'm thinking about waiting till December because that would give me 2 more months of taking untimed full tests and timed full tests. What do you guys think?
Whats the best way to get into taking timed practice tests? Taking them section at a time timed? or maybe taking tests completely untimed then taking them timed? I've only taken 1 up to this point and the test is a week away, any advice would be appreciated it. My goal is to hit mid-upper 160's to get into the schools I'm looking at.

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