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Reeve,
  I'm sorry I think I came across wrong, law school is something that I have always wanted to do but my LSAT score completely disillusioned me.  I don't think that I will give up in applying I am just trying to figure out if I should retake it and wait an extra year apply or settle for less prestigous school.

Chad

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LSAT horror stories / Re: did anyone actually NOT bomb this frickin test?
« on: October 25, 2004, 11:39:20 AM »
I know... I am still depressed and probably will be for a long time.  My score actually made me rethink law school all together (15 pts worse than the average of my practice exams)

Chad

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EWM,
   Wow, I thought I was the only one.  Like yourself, my practice tests fell in the ranges of 167 - 173, hell even the first time I ever took one just to see what it was like (before knowing what was on it or even thinking about studying for it) I scored a 162.  Even though I didn't get a lot of sleep I figured I would still be able to at least pull a 165.  It turns out that I got a 156!!  Right now I am thinking screw it, I don't really need law school but my friends are trying to talk me into it....I am in desperate need of advice (like yourself) so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chad

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Law School Applications / Re: How good is an MBA in the job market?
« on: October 20, 2004, 03:46:05 PM »
Roy,
  I am currently working on an MBA right now... and to be honest with you, it is a waste of money.  Sure you may receive 1 or 2K more per year from larger firms but unless you have 8 - 10 yrs eof experience or graduated from a top school then I would say not to do it.  The only good thing I have to say is that I am glad I am getting it done and over with.  It is simply a reiteration of low level undergrad concepts but with more work.

Hope this helps,
Chad

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hey everyone, my name is Chad and I currently live in Orlando, FL.  My situation is a lot like Photogrl's in that I graduated in May of 03 with a degree in MIS and have been very disappointed with my experience working for large corporations.  Right now I am 1 semester away from obtaining my MBA and have recently decided to attend law school.  I just took the October LSAT and am waiitng on the results to decide where I should apply. 

I look forward to hearing form all of you.

Chad

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I have no idea why I am posting on this subject seeing that whatever I am about to say will creates enemies but why not....

The way I see it is AA is meant to be used to benefit those who grew up without an opportunity to excell based on factors outside of their influence (ie neighborhood, schooling, etc)  In that case I believe that AA is great becuase it helps make up for some of those factors and people that really want to get out of that situation can by working hard.  If someone grows up without much money they of course are not going to be able to afford a very expensive LSAT prep course. 

On the other hand I believe that it overbenefits those minorities that have grown up in the upper middle class or upper class that has access to the same resources or more so than everyone else.  So in that case I do not agree with AA because people like myself who have worked very hard and who have not had access to vast resources will often be overlooked if my credentials are the same as a minority applicant who has spent tons of time (which he/she has because they don't have to work) and money preparing for law school.

In conclusion people can say good and bad things and rationalize AA as being the best or worst thing for them but in the end there are plusses and minuses that will never be agreed upon by everyone.... so if you benefit from it that is great and if not....that sucks, no amount of complaining will help so deal.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Average White Guy
« on: October 19, 2004, 03:02:25 PM »
Thanks guys.... I guess its just  a waiting game to see what I get on my LSATs .  I honestly have no idea how I did (I assume somewhere in that range based on my parctice exams)  Oh and Lexy...poppin collars is my middle name



Average white guy named Chad

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Minority Topics / Re: the White Revival
« on: October 19, 2004, 10:52:21 AM »
Mostly German, Lituanian, and Czechoslovakian, also have some polish and italian mixed in there somewhere.

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Where should I go next fall? / Average White Guy
« on: October 19, 2004, 10:32:06 AM »
hey everyone, there seems to be a lot of very knowledgable people here so I figured it would be a great place to ask advice.  I was wondering what schools I should apply (or at least what range in terms of ranking)

I am a white male and have worked full time all throughout college, have a 3.811 undergrad in Management INformation Systems gpa and a 3.75 overall (undergrad & MBA courses completed so far).  The college I went to is no where near Ivy league status and I took the October LSATs and expect to score between 167 and 173 ( I know it is broad but that is my best guess)

Any sugestions?

Thanks,
Chad

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: ANYONE else have problem with games section?
« on: October 19, 2004, 10:08:18 AM »
Thanks, that makes me feel a little better...Up until this week I wasn't too nervous about the LSAT but as time goes by I am getting more and more worried.  I am in the boat of not knowing if I wanted to go to law school but took the LSAT regardless just to open up some doors.  Now as I am leaning more towards going to law school I am feeling more of the pressure. 

Chad

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