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Studying for the LSAT / Re: not enough time
« on: May 21, 2007, 03:00:17 PM »
Either TM or self-study.

Basically, if you are the kind of person who had the self-discipline to sit down and study for an hour on a daily basis, you'll be fine getting the LG / LR bibles, getting all the modern LSATs, and just working your way through them (and yes, your speed will increase as you practice). If you don't have that self-discipline, going through a class kind of forces you to do a certain amount of work if you want to keep up because there's homework problems to do, etc.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:44:20 PM »
I'd pop in to note that Harvard is very socially progressive and pro-gay (even the most right wing people in my section were still very gay friendly, at least outwardly), though the community is definitely bigger on the male end than the female - I only know of 7 queer women in my class, and couldn't count the number of queer men, but I know it's much higher.

Cool - great to hear.

I'm always surprised by the male/female queer ratio breakdown. I really have no idea what the statistics are; is it just that there are many more gay men than women?

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: May 21, 2007, 12:59:25 PM »
Thanks, absy!

I think I may have already asked this - but are there any LGBTers here that are heading to Harvard this fall?

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Second page?  Boo.

Best Disney Cartoon: Alice in Wonderland.

Or possibly The Great Mouse Detective.

Had to jump in here.  Best animated disney movie is in my 'tar!! Little Mermaid baby!!

Though I will say that Alice in Wonderland in in my top 5 and that the Great Mouse Detective is highly underrated.

No way. The best Disney movie is Aladdin, hands down.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Starcraft II
« on: May 20, 2007, 08:06:57 PM »
Whoa, I had no idea Fallout 3 was coming out. That is excellent news.

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Outpaced,I don't know those areas, but I'm looking for a roommate. PM me.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Starcraft II
« on: May 20, 2007, 03:08:59 PM »
I really do hope you're right.  Like I said, what they've shown looks very polished, so I think there's merit to your optimism.  Maybe we can arrange cross-LSD matches.

Bring it.  :D

Can't even count the number of hours I spent playing the first StarCraft. When this comes out, we gotta have a cross-law-school tournament. :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Résumé?
« on: May 20, 2007, 02:32:45 PM »
You might not want to give out such personal identifying info here -- but that's a personal decsion.

I'd agree with ersatz that Anna Ivey's book has some good examples. I don't recall how much she stresses it, but it is ALWAYS a good idea to keep your resume to one page. 

Great thanks for all the information everybody is giving me!

I'm going to go out and get this Anna Ivey book.

By the way - Crane, Poole, & Schmidt is a total joke.
My avatar is Alan Shore, who is an attorney at CP&S on the TV Show "Boston Legal." :)
(And this 'character' is done intentionally to not give my true identity away!)


Yeah, the Ivey book is definitely worth the $20 or whatever it costs - there's a plethora of good advice there, and not just about resumes.

As far as length - unless you have published extensively or have a substantial number of meaningful extracurricular accomplishments, I definitely subscribe to the one-page limit for your resume. You basically want the ad comms to be able to look at it and have a concise overview of all your experiences in accomplishments. If you add a bunch of inconsequential fluff, that kind of defeats the purpose.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Test Material Ambiguity
« on: May 20, 2007, 01:07:42 PM »
Maybe it’s just me but I could see someone freaking out if they followed the rules and didn’t bring a digital timer and the proctor decided on a whim to allow someone else to use their digital timer, that they brought on the off chance that it might be allowed.

That seems to happen a lot, which I think is why the op's original question starts with "everyone i ask gives me a different response to the question." Happened to me, too - I did all my practice tests with a really nice multi-function timer that let you put in the number of questions so that as you are taking the test you can see your time per question, etc., but shortly before the LSAT, LSAC announced that multi-function timers would no longer be allowed on the test. I left mine at home and brought a basic countdown timer with no additional features; during the test, however, there were many people who used the multi-function timers after clearing it with the proctors. I'm not really sure how I feel about that. I don't think there's a marked advantage to using a multi-function timer, honestly, so I didn't raise a fuss about it.

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