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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Teach for America
« on: February 16, 2006, 09:20:03 PM »
Thanks for your response, Tobias.  I've gotten into trouble involving myself in programs where I didn't know the particulars but jumped on anyway (esp. in cases where the program seemed selective or the cause noble).  The job market sucks in OR and I am hardly doing anything worthwhile post-English BA (besides read a lot), but those factors aren't sufficent cause to join something like TFA.  I'm going to take a visit of some area schools, however, and keep thinking. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT and med school
« on: February 16, 2006, 07:24:54 PM »
Official LSAT score reports are only accessible by law schools with your permission. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Teach for America
« on: February 16, 2006, 03:27:00 PM »
Thanks for the response, everyone.  I've decided to put my TFA application on hold.  There's a lot I need to think about before diving in. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Teach for America
« on: February 16, 2006, 10:25:09 AM »
I'm considering TFA.   

To everyone who is participating:

Where is your placement? 
What grade level do you teach? 
Is "managing the classroom" mostly a test of patience?  Have you ever felt threatened by your students?
Tell a horror story about your most unruly student (or classroom).   

Tobias: could you go into detail about any of the three who quit?  I admit I'm uncertain of my fitness for the program.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: After UT - SMU v. Baylor v. UH
« on: February 14, 2006, 02:00:41 PM »
Hey Elec Storm -

I'm in a situation similar to yours, but I'm dealing with a "location split."  I moved from OR to TX and am now back in OR.  After my experience in Houston, I doubt I'd want to return to Texas unless I was attending UT.  Yet part of me wants to give Houston a 2nd chance.  I don't know much about the SMU/Dallas market or Baylor, but from what I've read in this thread, UH is a much stronger law school than I would have guessed.  And in the 4th largest city in the nation?  I'd place my bet on it.  Best of luck. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UNLV (full-ride) vs. Cardozo (no $$)
« on: February 14, 2006, 01:13:20 AM »
An admissions officer I met this year (not at UNLV) told me he had wanted to work bankruptcy cases in Las Vegas but decided not to because of special bar requirements.  I'm sure you could find something to do in Las Vegas and do it without taking on any debt.  Earlier tonight I made a post in which I imagined myself in a similar situation: t1 + full tuition + travel or t2-t3 + scholarship + local.  The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that the school that offers me the most money is the best choice for me.   

Just curious: Does it boost one's employment prospects to stay within the region of one's undergrad?  I lived in Oregon for the first 18 years of my life, went to college at Rice ('05), and now find myself back in OR.  I have a good idea of where I will be applying next cycle, and assuming everything works out in my favor, I will be choosing between UT (full price) or an OR school with a scholarship offer.  My idea is that a Rice/UT combo would be golden in TX, esp. in securing  a 1L summer job.  But the less you can pay for law school, the better - in fact, if I attended Lewis and Clark, I could live at home free with my parents, slashing $8000/yr prior to any scholarship. 

Any suggestions?  I feel I need a better intro to all of this, so if you have questions, please ask.  Thanks for reading.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: February 06, 2006, 09:41:41 PM »
North Face jacket (cold and rainy in Portland) w/collegiate sweatshirt underneath.  Granola bar, string cheese.  Three pencils with crappy erasers.  Hoping I don't lose any points from the smudges.  And I wish I had purchased a timer.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT 1ST SECTION PHOBIA
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:53:32 PM »
Regarding the LG section: :o

After spending 2-3 minutes on the first question (mostly hovering back and forth between two answers), I knew my setup sucked and decided to bail.  Luckily the last two games were easy for me.  But the bird game - on top of my poor performance on the the office tower game - had me pulling my hair.  I managed to answer a few questions in each of the tough games with relative certainty, but scribbled in at least 6 bubbles randomly during the final minute.

No idea about the other sections. LR: Parallel reasoning questions are usually tough for me (along with any other questions where the answer choices take up a full column).  RC: Groupthink set was tough.

In short, crossing my fingers for a 160! 

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