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General Off-Topic Board / Re: "The DaVinci Code"
« on: August 18, 2005, 02:19:57 AM »
Angels and Demons is better.

I disagree. I think there are a lot of extraneous things happening in Angels and Demons but not in the DaVinci code.

Such as?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: "The DaVinci Code"
« on: August 15, 2005, 05:18:14 PM »
Angels and Demons is better.

This is obviously a flame OP. Hypothetically, however, with those numbers I think you could get into the t-14 even with that major just because of your LSAT score. Remember its a numbers games and high splitters usually sneak into somewhere in the t-14. Low UG Gpas are easy to explain, especially for someone who displays their intellectual aptitude on the LSAT with a 179. I know this is flame, but future splitters shouldn't be dissuaded from applying to top schools even though they have a mediocre GPA in a relatively easy major.

If you can write coherently, you should be able to sneak into a couple of the t-14

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Inspiron 6000 Question?
« on: June 21, 2005, 04:45:44 PM »
My old laptop is the 8600, which is now considered the 6000. It's not heavy at all.

Law School Admissions / Re: Grades
« on: June 21, 2005, 04:18:38 PM »
no LSAC should have counted that grade, if they didn't then they made a mistake. My ugrad has the same policy and a class grade that I repeated was coutned adn affected my LSDAS GPA.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: anyone else super lazy
« on: June 20, 2005, 10:48:16 PM »
They don't call it "boot camp" for nothing.  Law school is just as much about testing your dedication as it is your intelligence.  At the end of the semester, the highest grades go to those who put in the time and effort.  From what I gather, the time crunch will consume upwards of 20% of the first-year class, and they'll be too swamped to keep up.  You'll be reading about four or five hours a day, with more thrown in to brief and outline.

At least you realize your weaknesses, which means you're ready to deal with them.

To a certain extent you may be correct, but studying time is not necessarily the only variable in predicting LS success. I guarantee if you ask current students about studying time and correlation with grades, you will find it's all over the place. Why? Because it's all about knowing what to study. You can waste your time learning every thing about every case and take 8 hours a day and another classmate can take 2 hours a day to completely understand the application of the law and the overarching issues that were contained within the holding of a case, rather than tedious details and the second student would get better grades.

Moral of the story: Don't just study hard, study smart. Just because you are putting in the time doesn't mean you are being efficient.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: We should all be quite proud.
« on: June 20, 2005, 06:24:56 PM »
I was wading through the numbers today, and it appears that roughly 48,000 people enrolled in first-year law school classes last year.  The number for our class should hover somewhere around that one, give or take a few thousand.

If you take into account historical attrition rates of 5,000 to 6,000- that leaves about 42,000 people who will graduate with a J.D.

42,000 out of almost 300 million Americans.

1 out of 7000 people go to law school in America every year.

If you got in, whether it be Harvard or Cooley, you've achieved something and deserve to pat yourself on the back.  You've gone farther than most people you'll ever encounter.

Can we all agree on that?

Terrible inference

Incoming 1Ls / Re: BYU Grads: Where are you going?
« on: June 13, 2005, 10:42:42 AM »
Looks like a Ute will be coming with you to upenn;)

Law School Admissions / Re: UMICH over Columbia?
« on: May 18, 2005, 12:44:58 AM »
Top firms in NYC will go deeper into the class at Columbia.

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