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Law School Applications / Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« on: February 07, 2008, 12:57:19 AM »
i'm trying to think of an instance where people have used the term biglaw outside of the internet forum context.  can't think of any.  ;)

I was talking to a friend the other day who is not going to law school or interested in any law work whatsoever.  The subject of my going to law school randomly came up and he was like, "so, are you planning to go into biglaw?"  I was actually taken aback for a second, since it was the first time I've ever heard someone say the term in real life. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Columbia RD accepances!
« on: January 23, 2008, 02:40:27 PM »
congrats! 

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where's your school's pre-law advisor listed under your LSAC account?

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should i email them again?

It's Duke btw for anyone who's interested.  I applied around 11/25 or so, no priority track.

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Law School Applications / Re: Number of new students
« on: December 05, 2007, 12:20:29 PM »
192 people at UChicago?  Wow, they just jumped more than a few spots in my book.

Conversely, over 500 people at Harvard . . . .  :o

HLS splits up its class into subgroups, much like HBS and HC do -- for that matter, much like HSWW does* -- which become kind of like your "class".  "It's very easy to make a big class feel small when you want it to be small," Toby Stock explained to me.  "It's a lot harder to make a small class feel large when you want it to be large -- when you need a school to be a certain size in order to sustain resources and departments."


(*I will be very impressed if somebody knows what I'm talking about with this acronym.)

taking a shot in the dark: hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry?

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We've been discussing this on the "applications" section of the board.  The formula over there is pretty close to the one y'all have here:

(SAT/21 + 101)=LSAT plus/minus 5.

It seems to work pretty well anecdotally.

Mostly this works because plus/minus five is a freaking gigantic range.  Doing the formula in reverse is a 200-point range on the SAT (roughly plus/minus one standard deviation).

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,97120.msg2465645.html#msg2465645

Wow that was only 2 points off for me.

2 pts off for me too, but the formula on the second page (SAT/2 and drop zero/add 1 in front) was dead-on.  1530SAT/2 = 765, drop last number = 76, add 1 = 176.

and the other metric (verbal score, drop 0, add 1) was nearly right as well.  I had a 750 verbal, for a predicted 175. 

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here's my story about june 2007:

i got a 176 on the actual test (dec 2006) but this past august i decided it would be fun to take the june 2007 test for fun because lsac released it for free. (i was bored...)  I timed myself and everything, and ended up with a 166 or a 167, forgot which.  I don't know how much of that can be attributed to rust, but still, it's a pretty significant drop from where i was testing at.  I think if i was in peak lsat shape i probably would've gotten low 170's on it, at best.  i thought it was pretty difficult. 

Let's see here...I got a 166 on the June 07.  I thought it was out of control.  It was the lowest I had scored in about 2 months.  So by this logic, when I take the Dec 2007 test in 5 days...I'm gonna get a 176!!! woooo!.  bleh.

no, this sounds like incorrect reversal to me  :P

176 (actual) -> 166 (pretend) does not mean 166 (pretend) -> 176 (actual)

no wonder you're scoring in the 160's.  just kidding.

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here's my story about june 2007:

i got a 176 on the actual test (dec 2006) but this past august i decided it would be fun to take the june 2007 test for fun because lsac released it for free. (i was bored...)  I timed myself and everything, and ended up with a 166 or a 167, forgot which.  I don't know how much of that can be attributed to rust, but still, it's a pretty significant drop from where i was testing at.  I think if i was in peak lsat shape i probably would've gotten low 170's on it, at best.  i thought it was pretty difficult. 

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Personal Statement / are you supposed to title your PS?
« on: October 28, 2007, 10:00:04 PM »
and also, in the actual document itself, do you title it with any heading?  Name, LSAC account number, a title?  or just the PS itself?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Will Your Scores be Higher on Game Day?
« on: August 21, 2007, 07:17:22 PM »
I scored 171/172/171 the week of the test over 3 preptests and then the day before the test I took Sept '06 and got 167.  Hit 176 on test day Dec'06.  Took another practice LSAT a while later for kicks and got a 166, so I'm glad I peaked on test day.  I went into the test with no nerves whatsoever, because I was 19 and too naive to care too much--it helped not having the weight of the world on my shoulders, as some people do when they go in to test.

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