« on: April 21, 2008, 11:19:35 PM »
Go to Mich.
FWIW, I'm not gay, however, having visited both last year, if I were gay, I'd rather be gay at Mich.
Messages - mantis
In the first, "If the words are telling you something [let's say X, for the sake of clarity] is always followed by something else [again, Y for clarity], it's sufficient," makes it sound like it could go eitehr way. Are you talking about X or Y?
Yeah, I get it. I just think it's a lot more complicated than it needed to be, that's all.
I think the problem is that this:
Words mean things. If the words are telling you something is a prerequisite for something else, it's necessary. If the words are telling you something is always followed by something else, it's sufficient.
Is significantly less clear than this:
To paraphrase myself, I said if X is always followed by Y (XIAFBY), X is the sufficient element (XITSE).
In the first, "If the words are telling you something [let's say X, for the sake of clarity] is always followed by something else [again, Y for clarity], it's sufficient," makes it sound like it could go eitehr way. Are you talking about X or Y? Do you mean X --> Y or Y --> X? To me (and apparently to Warren) it felt like it could go either way. To hear you explain it now, you illustrated a basic concept of " Sufficent --> Necessary" by putting a sufficient/necessary conditional within yet another conditional statement AND threw in "followed by" vs. "followed." Oy.
« on: August 24, 2007, 12:41:47 PM »
Boalt is my #1 reach - anyone know if they like non-trads? How have California's anti-AA laws affected their admissions process? I know for a while many African-American students essentially boycotted the school - I wonder if the AdComm tries to compensate by offering admissions to more Latinos and NDNs. I also read they like activist applicants - anyone have any supporting info on that, anecdotal or otherwise?
« on: August 24, 2007, 05:10:28 AM »
did you order books online, or just go to the bookstore today after getting your schedule?
Did you just approach people and ask? Was there a forum or something?
I feel like I won't get there in time to get the jump on my book situation, so I ordered a few from amazon (got a great deal on my future civil procedure text...) but I figure I'll just check out the scene at the bookstore and get the rest there. I checked barristerbooks, half, and lawbooksforless.com and most of them seemed fairly comparable in price. I hate to run the risk of buying a used book in "good" condition online and having to deal with someone else's notes/highlighting. We'll see...
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:31:24 AM »
Duke only accepted ONE person with below a 3.0? Geez....
Yeah.. I forgot to mention them... If you break 170 and have at least a few years distance from the GPA, you're pretty solid at NU. I definitely would have gone if not for the other acceptances and ridiculous cost of living in Chicago.
So, essentially, there's no advantage to being URM if one's a splitter, even if that UGPA is 20 years old?
URM is always an advantage. It just depends on how willing you are to settle If you're scoring in the 168 range I feel like it's not unreasonable to think you'll reach the 170s at some point, even if that means re-taking come December. Some re-takers do fairly well...
« on: August 23, 2007, 07:52:51 PM »
DCB, Duke is downright hostile to splitters. You should take a look at their applicant profile.
« on: August 23, 2007, 07:39:12 PM »
Good luck, splitter friends!
If you get your LSAT at or above the 172 mark, I'd say your chances at Mich and GULC are excellent. Splitters have fared well at both in the past. With a 168.. I have no idea. I was just below that mark (167) on my first shot and opted to re-take because I think there's a significant psychological gap between 16X and 17X (much as there is between 3.X and 2.X). 168 is a great score, but it's at or below the median at both, so it may not be enough. Work experience helps, but it's still a numbers game.