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Law School Admissions / Anyone ever hear of this book?
« on: August 15, 2007, 12:10:22 AM »
Covert tactics for getting into the Law School of your choice


http://www.coverttactics.com/?hop=kimberjane

Looks to me like it is another book to rip off a law school hopeful.

What do you guys think?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Should I take testmasters?
« on: December 28, 2006, 05:12:16 PM »
Here's my .02 cents.....

If you have been practicing all along with the Bibles I would stick with Powerscore. I was using the bibles in conjunction with taking TM. My scores went up and down. Then I hired a tutor who happened to have been a Kaplan instructor. And of course I was reading Princeton review stuff. I guess what I am trying to say is stick to at least one kind of training material. With all the various study aids I was using I got confused.

Like Liz said, go do some more research. If it were me I would not sink anymore money into a course because it will be a rehash from the bibles. $1250 saved for Law School books/materials/tuition.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bombed the LSAT...hate life
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:07:32 PM »
Sharkbait,

I just joined aim. How do aim to you?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bombed the LSAT...hate life
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:04:15 PM »
I really want to kill self right now. I am soooo pissed! I scored only 3 pts better than my first LSAT and 10 pts less than my practice tests.

Let's just say that my original test score was pretty damned bad. I studied my ass off for this test and I know I am not dumb. I paid lots to money for study materials and a TM class, I feel like I totally wasted my money.

Guess you can't teach an old fart new tricks. I hate this friggin LSAT.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The SCORE THREAD
« on: December 21, 2006, 05:10:01 PM »
I am in California and did not get an email. I did go on to LSAC and got my score................

I am absolutely devastated! I only scored 3 pts higher than my last very dismal LSAT test. AGHHHH I am so freakin pissed!!!!

All that money spent on delaying the test and taking a TM class. Well, I guess I am gonna go kill self now.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I've never had test anxiety, but...
« on: December 08, 2006, 04:32:57 PM »
I never had test anxiety either until................studying for the 2nd try of LSAT.

I went out and purchased a "Test Anxiety" and "Improve your memory" cd. I alternated cd's and played them all the time. Played the improve your memory cd while going to work and played the other on the way home.

While studying I played the "memory" cd and prior to taking a practice test I played the "anxiety" one. I am here to tell you that when I took the Dec 2 test, I was calm and raring to get the test done. We'll see how (if) my actual score improved or remained the same from my practice tests.

Anyway, give the cd's a try it might help.


can you give a link or the title and publisher of these cds?



Here's a couple of links........

http://www.testanxietyhypnosis.com/

http://stores.ebay.com/Christopher-Love-CDs


I used the Christopher Love cd's. The cd's play soft music while Christopher's voice "Hypnotizes" you.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I've never had test anxiety, but...
« on: December 08, 2006, 12:31:14 AM »
I never had test anxiety either until................studying for the 2nd try of LSAT.

I went out and purchased a "Test Anxiety" and "Improve your memory" cd. I alternated cd's and played them all the time. Played the improve your memory cd while going to work and played the other on the way home.

While studying I played the "memory" cd and prior to taking a practice test I played the "anxiety" one. I am here to tell you that when I took the Dec 2 test, I was calm and raring to get the test done. We'll see how (if) my actual score improved or remained the same from my practice tests.

Anyway, give the cd's a try it might help.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Filipino a URM? This might surprise you!
« on: October 31, 2006, 01:27:09 PM »
I am a non-trad Filipina and I have been checking with the ABA schools here in Northern CA. I have found that all of the law schools here do not give preference to Asians noted in the traditional sense like Japanese and Chinese. I don't know where they stand with Koreans.

However, when I spoke with an adcomm, they said that by their definition Native Americans, Hispanics and Black are considered URMs. Moreover, they will give preference in terms of "diversity" to those that are labeled Pacific Islanders such as Hawaiians, Tongans, Malaysians and Filipinos.

Glad to know there are some Pinay's on this board!!

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: read my PS
« on: October 29, 2006, 05:34:31 PM »
PM it my way, I'll take a peek.

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Landrover06,

I absolutely agree with your points 1, especially 2, 4,5,6, especially 7 and 9. I have over 15 years of IT background (WAN and technical support mostly) and I want to somehow incorporate that knowlege with my law degree.

I think I am at peace with my decision of going to an CBA school. I simply do not have time to do intensive studying for the Dec 2 LSAT and I really do not want to incur at $100K debt from an ABA school.

Are you in Northern CA? What school do you attend? It would be great if you are attending the school I have applied. PM to me the name of the school that you attend if you like. It is comforting to know there is someone out there like me taking the CBA route. It would be nice to go with an ABA and have the benefit of the prestige the school name could offer me. But, it is not a guarantee that I wll land a great job after I pass the bar. As I said before, by the time I take the bar I will be 50 years old and still have another 6 years to work at my current job before I can "retire" from my State of CA job.

If God graces me with many more years of good health I would like to practice law well into my 60's.



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