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Pre-Law in high school / Re: UF VS. FSU
« on: September 30, 2007, 04:01:24 PM »
I'm not too into the education system in Florida. Go outside the state if you can. Or go to Rollins College in Orlando.

Only go to Rollins if you need to feed your coke habit and you want to take advantage of excess supply and deflated prices.

 ::)

Okay, I think this diverges from the main point of the board, but when someone puts down my alma mater, I must reply.

If you get a scholarship to Rollins, it's well worth it.  I went there for UG and I've never dabbled in drugs... and I think it's safe to say the majority of Rollins students haven't as well.  Don't buy into the hype.

Granted, the whole blue-blood, trust-fund, rich-kid stereotype, while blown way out of proportion, is rooted in some truth.  I think when I started, something like 60% of the incoming class didn't get any financial aid (at over $40k between tuition and room/board per year, do the math on how rich you have to be to afford THAT).  However, in the last few years Rollins has taken great strides to increase the number of smart, not-as-well-off students in their ranks.  They've added many full scholarships. 

That being said, you will get an amazing education at Rollins.  It is an excellent liberal arts institution in a wonderful location.  You'll have small classes (I think the largest one I had throughout my entire time there had 25 students), you'll get to know your professors really well (great for recs), and hopefully, you'll graduate with a broad understanding of the world and a deep appreciation for learning (which, I guess is the point of the liberal arts education).

I'm not saying anything about the intelligence there. I've had family members that went to Rollins. They were coke heads. Just like every other person I know that went to Rollins is a coke head. Smart kids.....but they do a lot of coke.

Your biased sample is definitely NOT representative of the student body at Rollins!  Seriously, take it from someone who just graduated.  You must have only been familiar with certain circles.  The majority of the school is not like that.

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: Ahhh!!!
« on: September 29, 2007, 08:21:16 PM »
Your post was a little rambling.  I didn't read into it too well, but I assume you want to go into law if you're posting on this board.  Your major does not matter.  Just pick a major you like, get good grades, and make sure you build relationships with profs to get recs.  That's all that you need.

The caveat is if you are interested in IP.  Then you will need a science/engineering background.  But by the looks of it, this is not your forte, so you are fine.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Suggestions for 1L prep
« on: September 18, 2007, 06:58:40 PM »
Planet Law School II (take it with a grain of salt)

Delaney's Learning Legal Reasoning

and if you're really ambitious get the examples and explanations for torts, civ pro, con law, contracts.

that should keep you busy.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 3.85/174
« on: September 14, 2007, 10:42:01 PM »
I was wondering if you guys could give me a little feedback on what you think my chances would be at HYS.  My final undergraduate LSAC GPA is a 3.85 and my LSAT, I haven't taken it yet, but am consistently practicing in the mid-170s.  Lets say I get a 174 (I know nothing is assured come LSAT day, but I think 174 is a reasonable estimate right now).

The reason I ask and don't just look up numbers on LSN is, because I have somewhat of a unique circumstance.  I graduated in 3 years with a B.S. and a B.A. from a top-public school.  Normally I would think that this would help me, but I've heard that it has often hurt other candidates in the past.  What do you guys think my chances are at HYS?  Even Columbia and UChicago?

btw... I have been extremely involved in undergrad and am not a URM (I am trilingual though).

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Just apply and don't make any f'ups on your app.  Don't "ask what your chances are" and let this board give you false hope or anxiety--because truth be told, many have no freakin idea what they're talking about.  They're in pretty much the same position as you. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: September 04, 2007, 05:18:19 PM »
all good suggestions, but seriously guys, if i wanted to type alt + "0, 1, A, 1" (or whatever), that wouldn't be much different than just writing "(D)" or "(P)" or "sec.", right?  perhaps i'm obsessing too much over this (actually i know i am  :D ).  but for some reason it just irks me that microsoft office doesn't have the same features in each program.  the shortcut key just seems like such a simple concept that would be useful to integrate into the note-taking software.

No, go to Insert-->Special Characters

Then find the character.  When you do, it will allow you to program your own shortcut, such as ATL+D or whatever.  Then everytime you press ALT+D in any MS Office program, it will insert the Delta for defendant.



This function is not on my version of One Note (2007, Vista).  I see how you can do this in Word (notice how I mentioned "shortcut keys"), but there is no "shortcut key" option in One Note.

After getting frustrated with myself I think I may have found a way around it...coincidentally, using another feature that often frustrates me as well-- the "auto correct" function.  You know, that thing that creates a copyright symbol every time you type (c)? 

Anyways, these corrections can be programed to your liking.  Go to "Tools" ---> "AutoCorrect Options" and use the "replace:" and "with:" entry blanks to associate keys with their new symbol.  I used pf for pi, sx for section and df for delta.  So every time I write pf  and type a space after it, the pi symbol comes up.  Thinking about it, I could just associate "pf" with "plaintiff" (having the feature write out the entire word for me), but I think I've gone through so much frustration trying to figure out how to put these darn symbols in that for my own satisfaction I just need to see them in my notes from now on   :P

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: September 04, 2007, 01:01:11 AM »
all good suggestions, but seriously guys, if i wanted to type alt + "0, 1, A, 1" (or whatever), that wouldn't be much different than just writing "(D)" or "(P)" or "sec.", right?  perhaps i'm obsessing too much over this (actually i know i am  :D ).  but for some reason it just irks me that microsoft office doesn't have the same features in each program.  the shortcut key just seems like such a simple concept that would be useful to integrate into the note-taking software.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: September 03, 2007, 08:20:14 PM »
Does anyone know how to program One Note to insert standard symbols (like a Pi, Delta or the "section" symbol) without having to go to the menu bar to "Insert" ---> "Symbol" every time? 

I programed Word to put a delta every time i press "Alt +D", etc, but there doesn't seem to be a function allowing this in One Note...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do you cut down on LG mistakes?
« on: August 06, 2007, 12:40:20 PM »
tag

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Any thoughts on a good T1 or T2 school for public interest?

I'm thinking about factors like clinical experiences/placement of grads/internships/LRAP/scholarship money given/reputation.  Location isn't an issue for me.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Bible Worth It??
« on: August 04, 2007, 07:56:56 PM »
The LRB is only $45 through Powerscore's website.  I'd say if you're getting about half the questions right - sometimes - you should give it a shot. 

If you're really tight on cash or something, I have a LRB that I've finished using.  There are no markings in it, though there is a small tear on the front cover.  I'm selling it for $25.

shoot, i just paid 39 for one on amazon.  wish i would have known you were selling yours.

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