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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Taking a Logic Course
« on: March 12, 2004, 03:33:21 PM »
I strongly advise against taking a logic class (before taking the LSATs).  I took two years of logic in college (instead of math) and found it WAS applicable to the LSATs.  HOWEVER, when it came time to taking the LSATs I wanted to sit there and prove every conclusion.  There is no time for such detailed reasoning.  During the test, I waded through theory after theory instead of focusing on simple rules of logic; my score suffered as a result.  I think you are better off learning the basics from a prep course or prep book.  That way you focus just on the logic you need to quickly work through the games and reasoning section.

With that said, I loved my logic classes.

Just my two cents.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NICE facilities!
« on: January 25, 2004, 10:58:12 AM »
Thanks for your response.  That was the first time I had seen DU.  The new building includes the entire law school -- the library, classrooms, admin, cafeteria etc...-- and is located on the DU campus.  Hopefully there is a similar school in the north east.

Shepster

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Where should I go next fall? / NICE facilities!
« on: January 24, 2004, 05:42:09 PM »
I was on vacation and went to visit Univ of Denver School of Law -- WOW!!  They just built a new building and it's really nice.  Does anyone know of any other schools that have A+ facilities?  Any in the NE?  Does anyone know how to find this out?  I once saw a web site that rated law school characteristics -- can't find/remember the name/address of the site, anyone know what I'm talking about?

Thanks,
Shepster

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida Coastal School of Law
« on: January 24, 2004, 05:29:52 PM »
Lots and lots and lots and lots of reading -- pretty sure it's the same everywhere.  From what I understand, you read the same text whether you go to Harvard or Joe Smith school of law.  I try and keep up (seems like most people do...) so I spend around 10 - 12 hours a day (including classes) on average (sometimes a lot more, sometimes a lot less.  I try to take one day off a week.

I live in an 1 bdrm apartment ($630) on South Side Blvd which is okay but if I could do it again I would take a little more time looking in the papers and find something closer to the beach (and cheaper).  I thought there would be more students around my area (that's why I chose S Side) but as it turns out there are probably just as many, if not more, by the beach.  If you end up here, you may want to look downtown as I hear this is where the school might be located come fall '05.

I looked at Univ of Miami.  Their campus/facilities are a lot nicer than FCSL.  Unfortunately they were out of my league.  Good luck, let me know if I can answer any other questions.

Shepster

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Where should I go next fall? / LIBERAL LAW School???
« on: January 22, 2004, 08:06:03 PM »
As a bleeding heart liberal who loves to be surrounded by the same, I'm looking for a liberal law school (sorry, not able to get into NYU if you know what I mean...).  Does anyone know which schools might be considered liberal (or how I can find out which schools are liberal)?  Ideally the school would be in the north east.  I'm currently enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law and am looking to xfer.

Thx!!

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Where should I go next fall? / LIBERAL LAW SCHOOL????
« on: January 22, 2004, 08:04:17 PM »
As a bleeding heart liberal who loves to be surrounded by the same, I'm looking for a liberal law school (sorry, not able to get into NYU if you know what I mean...).  Does anyone know which schools might be considered liberal (or how I can find out which schools are liberal)?  Ideally the school would be in the north east.  I'm currently enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law and am looking to xfer.

Thx!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida Coastal School of Law
« on: January 22, 2004, 07:11:32 PM »
I just started my second semester at Fl Coastal.  I'm impressed with most of the profs but disappointed with the buildings/facilities (their suppose to be moving to a new building in Fall 2005).  Jacksonville is a lot warmer then Ohio, but it's no Miami.  Admission is relatively easy right now, but rumor has it that is quickly changing.  Considering some of the students around me (quality and quantity) and new professors, I believe it.  For me, I'm looking to transfer to a school in NYC or at least the NE where I plan to work.  (I would not mind staying at FCSL for 3 years but believe it's important to go to school where you plan to work -- also I would like to go to a liberal school).  Anyone know of the most liberal law school (if there is one...)???

Good luck!

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Wait List / Re: getting off "the list"
« on: June 19, 2003, 12:11:11 PM »
From what I hear wait list candidates are selected as space becomes available.  I applied late (April), did poorly on the LSATs (145/149), got denied from 3 schools, wait listed at 3 and accepted to one part time.  Thomas Jefferson just informed me that space is full for fall 03 and the wait list is closed.  Still waiting for Quinnipiac and Roger Williams but I'm not holding my breath  :-X.  FYI- I wrote a letter to all 3 and call once every other week (trying to make friends  :-*).

I'll never be late again  ::)

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