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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 2 Weeks before Test and Score Not High Enough
« on: November 16, 2011, 08:17:56 AM »
I'm having the most problem with the logic game section. I can't seem to finish in time. I was told that logic games just take a lot of practice. but do you know of another method/ strategy?

Your initial understanding of the rules & diagram are THE most important factors when dealing with LG.  Be sure to understand every rule and constraint--not only what it states specifically, but what it implies via contrapositives and slotting/grouping for the remaining members (conditional reasoning plays a large role in this section as well, so be sure to have a firm grip on that concept).  In many cases, you can diagram a large-enough portion of the game and be able to answer most of the Qs rather easily. 

This section, IMO, is the easiest to learn since everything fits into a nice box-the rules/constraints limit what you can/not do.  Be sure to go slowly at first, understanding every rule's direct and indirect implications and discovering the best way to translate those rules onto the page.  Speed will obviously come with practice.

I was PTing in your range when I began and have since improved to -1/2 on each LG section I attempt. 

Best of luck.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: JD/MBA
« on: October 25, 2011, 12:28:26 PM »
UIUC & NIU are the only state law schools within a reasonable distance of the Chicagoland area.  My obvious preference is UIUC.

I'm in private wealth management.  My thoughts are that with my background, I can join a firm that specializaes in estates & trusts, or use the degree to pursue a more specialized role within my current industry.

The intent of my post was to discover if anyone had any experiences with a JD/MBA and types of employment after graduating, within either the legal or business communities.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: JD/MBA
« on: October 24, 2011, 01:57:34 PM »
Its the MIA-POW scholarship, for children/spouses of Illinois veterans that were declared MIA or KIA in Vietnam, disabled 100% as a result of a service-connected disabitliy, or died as a result of a service-connected disability.  It covers eligible tuition and fees at state institutions for undergrad and grad coursework.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / JD/MBA
« on: October 13, 2011, 01:17:11 PM »
I'm a 30 yr-old banker in the Chicago area.  I've had my MBA (from a school different from the one for which I would be attending law school) for the past two years and am a Level II CFA candidate.  I recently found out that due to my father's status as a Vietnam vet, I can attend any public university for free, undergrad or grad.  Knowing this, I've done some soul searching and cost-benefit analyses and have decided that I cannot pass this opportunity.

Given my current occupation (some of my clients are attorneys), I know the job market is soft.  My questions for those that have attended LS and are now working are such:  what types of practice will be ideal for me to leverage the experience and education that I already have?  Additionally, will my previous experience even be relevant when looking for employment post-LS?

Any input is gladly appreciated.


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