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Law School Applications / Re: Poor graduate GPA?
« on: December 21, 2009, 03:35:10 AM »
Friend of mine had 3.9something UG GPA.  Then had a 3.0something Grad GPA.  He's a 3L at Yale.

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Thanks! Good to hear from the voice of experience.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you reading right now?
« on: November 10, 2009, 07:45:20 AM »
The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations, 3rd edition.  I'm reading all the E&E's (and fully outlining them) over this year before I start next fall.  Once I finish that I'm moving on to Hornbooks.  Watch out!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Sept. '09 LSAT...TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!
« on: October 16, 2009, 01:20:39 PM »
I second that motion.

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I'm considering applying to a couple of schools ranked significantly lower than others I will likely be accepted to.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I thought that I might be able to leverage a large financial aid package from the lower-ranked schools to get more aid from the higher-ranked ones.  Is that realistic?  Can you only leverage aid from say, a school in the low 20's or mid 30's with an offer of admission or aid from a higher-ranked school?  If a school in the 50's gave me a full ride, would the higher-ranked schools feel any need to compete with that?  If not, I'd rather just save myself $100 or so on the applications since I'm not going to attend them.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Taking the LSAT abroad
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:11:39 AM »
I took it a week ago in Seoul, South Korea.  It was fine, nothing abnormal, though I can't compare it to the test in the US since I've never taken it there.  I had heard of problems in earlier years (like the site being changed the morning of and everyone being bussed to the other side of the city). I'd also heard that the pencil down call is not so harshly enforced in Korea, but that didn't seem true to me...although it may have just been that no one TRIED to write longer.  The biggest difference about taking it in Korea was that there was an entire room of test takers with the last name Kim!  Instructions were over the intercom in English...probably because not all the proctors in the different rooms spoke English very well.  Very few instructions were given in Korea, and the few that were were repeated in English.  Of course, the BIGGEST difference was that the test was DIFFERENT than the one taken in the US.  I can't compare.  It didn't seem easier than the practice tests.  The reading section was actually one of the harder ones I had encountered.  If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
best,
Matt

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Thanks for the input.  I've just been looking at the class schedules at UGA Law for this year's 1L class.  Every section can expect to have classes from 9:30-4:20 at least 3 or 4 days a week.  One or two days are shorter for some sections.  Doesn't look too promising.  I'd be leaving home at 8AM and getting home no earlier than 5:30 assuming I don't hit traffic (at rush hour) and don't have to spend time at the end of the day in the library...conditions that we all know are unrealistic.  I am really going to have to think hard about this.  The worst part is knowing I'd lose 40 hours a month that I could have spent studying...not to mention my poor dog!

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Hey Guys,
It's a bit early to be worrying about this, but I am, so I thought I'd ask.  I'm more than likely going to be going to UGA next fall and am wondering whether I should commute to Athens daily or not.  I'd be commuting from Lawrenceville (probably an hour door to door), where my mother, who works in Atlanta, has offered to move if I go to UGA.  I'd be able to live with her for free and save all that money for three years.  I'd also have someone to help me with my dog, who might be a little neglected if it was just me taking care of her.  So that's my dillemma. 
I guess the big question is this: is the free rent/utilities and help with the dog worth losing opportunities to socialize, network, and run to the library at a moment's notice?  And also, am I going to end up needing to stay on campus all day anyway in my first year?  Seeing my dog is important to me and if I am not going to be able to leave school till late in the evening most nights anyway, I might as well just move there so I can go home for lunch and save those two hours of commuting time for studying and playing with the dog.
Thanks for all advice!
Matt

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Asia/Seoul LSAT, Sept 2009
« on: September 27, 2009, 08:30:16 AM »
I did the same...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Asia/Seoul LSAT, Sept 2009
« on: September 27, 2009, 07:51:56 AM »
I just read the statement at the top of the forum about LSAT disclosure...that we're not allowed to talk about it...  So to be on the safe side I'm going to refrain from discussing specific questions in the public forum.  Sent you a private message though.  Probably still not kosher...but at least it's not flagrant.

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