« on: April 21, 2008, 09:19:35 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.
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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?
Grammatically, "it" refers to X (or "something"), the subject of my sentence. Y (aka "something else") was just the object of a preposition.
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.
To paraphrase myself, I said if X is always followed by Y (XIAFBY), X is the sufficient element (XITSE).
My statement means this: XIAFBY --> XITSE
You said, "A sufficient condition just indicates that the necessary condition has occurred, not that it was "followed." There are to problems with this. The first is that a sufficient condition can also indicate a necessary condition will occur in the future (If I leave my milk on the table, it will curdle in the future). More importantly, to raise this objection, you have to assume I meant, "X is the sufficient element only if X is always followed by Y." XITSE --> XIAFBY
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?
did you order books online, or just go to the bookstore today after getting your schedule?
A bit of both. I got Civil Procedure, Torts and Contract Law from the Bookstore. I got the Civil Procedure Supplement, American Courts, and Property Law books from Amazon.
how come u didn't try and see if any 2Ls were selling there books? I got great books that way (with hardly any writing, no highlighting, etc). i saved a lot of $$ that way.
Duke only accepted ONE person with below a 3.0? Geez....
There also doesn't seem to be nearly the amount of Northwestern love in this thread that I expected... anecdotally, they seem to be one of the most forgiving T-14 schools in regards to low GPAs, especially for applicants with a sizable amount of work experience.
So, essentially, there's no advantage to being URM if one's a splitter, even if that UGPA is 20 years old?
Just when I was feeling the pressure for that 170+ ease up a bit.....
DCB, Duke is downright hostile to splitters. You should take a look at their applicant profile.
Ok, so I concede re: Dook. I had forgotten how GPA heavy their eval process was. Perhaps PEnn is worth a longshot bid for splitters with 174+?
Good luck, splitter friends!
(Not you people with the 3.4s. Come on now...)
I think anything over five years out of college ameliorates a low GPA. I can think of several people who had 5+ years out and low GPAs and managed amazing cycles. The LSAT truly is the great equalizer...
So, hypothetically, I could aim for a T14's 50th-75th %ile with my 20 year old 3.0 GPA, rather than convince myself that only a score in their top 25 %ile would get me more than a derisive chuckle before ending in the reject pile? I'd like to think that if I "flub" it with a 168, I might still have a shot at UMich or GULC (though while the former seems to take a relatively high number of NDNs, the latter, not so many.)