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Messages - Michiganhopeful
« on: March 21, 2005, 09:00:56 PM »
loved it. the law quad is just as gorgeous as it is in the cd-rom, the students are amazing and the professors are brilliant. i strongly encourage everyone to visit if possible. please let me know if you guys have any questions!
the law quad may be nice, but take into the account the weather. Also, if you're into the whining liberal thing you're in the right place. If you're interested in intellectual curiousity, I wouldn't be too excited. A very stifling educational environment. If you don't agree with your professors, expect a low grade. I went undergrad at michigan and know several of the professors in the law school...just a heads up
There is a big difference from Michigan undergrad and Michigan law. Just like the difference between NYU undergrad and NYU law. The difference in like night and day, the only thing that is similar is the location. I doubt that many law profs would teach in the undergrad dept, none of the law profs taught any normal undergrad classes at my school anyway. As for the "not agreeing with your professor thing", thats true of all undergrads- but generally no not law schools.
In terms of the hotel thing at the preview weekend, Michigan hooked you up, I think it was a 75 dollar charge for two nights. It was pretty nice.
« on: March 20, 2005, 10:22:02 AM »
Well, seems that everyone agrees on Yale over FP. Has anyone considered about Boalt vs. YHS for IP? As an engineer, I guess I had always been fascinated by UC-Berkerly engineer program. Is it really serve better than YHS Patent/IP program wise?
Also, is practicing Patent Law a good career choice?
Hiring from a school most greatly depends on what school you go to. HYS while their "programs in IP" may not be as good as berkeley, their hiring (getting those 125k starting salary) is probably way higher. I think specialty programs show the strength of the program, how many courses, how much you can learn, etc,etc. THis has very little to do with how likely you are to get a job after graduation. A tier 3 is a tier 3, you'd be hard pressed to get a six figure starting salary from their no matter what you practice......
BTW, most IP lawyers (I know quite a few) will tell you to go to the highest ranked school you get into.
« on: March 12, 2005, 05:12:30 PM »
Im going to Michigan. I'm probably have to make a strong freaking case to sit for the patent bar. I'm a comp sci major whose school isn't accredited by ABET, so I might be in some trouble...... hopefully everything will work out (best case scenario, I will have to take 2 physics classes to accompany my CS classes). I don't even want to think about what the worst case scenario is.... ugh.
« on: February 17, 2005, 04:51:00 PM »
Being the giant moron that I am, I took both the powerscore and testmasters classes since I started at a low 150. Honestly, if I were to choose one, I think I would go with powerscore just because of the smaller class size. I think the instructors are pretty similar, but Testmasters sometimes CRAMS people into college lecture halls, whereas powerscore limits it to 30 or so I think.
« on: January 08, 2005, 07:22:56 PM »
Hmmm.... that makes a lot of sense actually. So far that question #7 has boggled me (a lowly 164 scorer) and my roomate a crazy 177 scorer (so for those of you who got that right, you may very well be on your way). Our interpretation of C was this:
C) Workers responding to opinion surveys tend to emphasize those experiences that have happened most recently.
Say, boredom occured most recently. Obviously then it would be overly emphasized on the survey results. Now say stress is more important to most people than boredom (for most people), but they put down boredom because it happened most recently to them. Then despite the the fact that stress is more important than boredom, they said that boredom is more important than stress on the survey!
Doesn't that attack the validity of the survey?
I dunno, though I definitely see your logic now. If someone could destroy my method of reasoning that would be appreciated too.
Also "As you prepare, it's important not to just give up and say, "I just don't get it."" Thanks for the concern, but im part of the "been there, done that, moved on" group. Though maybe if I had heeded the advice given to me above, I might be at Harvard instead of lowly Michigan.
« on: January 08, 2005, 05:05:31 PM »
Did you guys find the answer from the actual preptest? If so, im not going to argue with it at all. I only brought it up, cause I really thought C was the right choice and there are tons of mistakes in the powerscore books (I thought this one may be one of them). Problem is, they refuse to change them. I guess this will go down as one of those questions I just "don't get". It happens..... no biggie.
« on: January 08, 2005, 12:32:39 PM »
Hi guys, i was helping a friend do some stuff for the LSAT, but I came across a problem in one of hte pwoerscore books. The powerscore books says it is B) but I am leaning more toward C), can one of you help me out here?
Workers may complain about many things at work but stress is not high on the list. In fact, in a recent survey a majority placed boredom at the top of their list of complaints. THe asuumption that job releated stress is the most serious problem for workers in the worporate world is thus simply not warranted.
B) Workers who complain of boredom exhibit more stress-related symptoms than do those who claim their work is interesting.
C) Woekrkers responding to opinion surveys tend to empahsixe more those experiences that have happened most recently
This question is question 4 in lesson 4 from powerscore (BTW, if anyone from powerscore is reading this, I already took the course, thanks a BUNCH for the ZERO point increase). 164 to a 164.... at least I'm going to Michigan...........
Anyway, B) seems to not do anything because they are "symptoms of stress" and not necessarily "real" stress. Furthermore the comparison is between people who are working (some workers have more stress than others). Well duh, thats going to happen, it says nothing about the overall importance of stress to the workers. WHereas C) points out a reason as to why stress might not be well represented in the survey. And thus it might be super-important to take care of it. Any opinions on this?
« on: December 12, 2004, 01:42:14 AM »
Alright, I am never posting here again, I promise, but before I go, I just want to post some useful information.http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CorrelationCoefficient.html
That describes the nature of the correlation coefficient. Honestly, I don't think a .37 correlation is that strong I feel that it is only *noteworthy*, the MCAT has a correlation MUCH MUCH higher than that. If you guys want I can play around with matlab and show you guys what a .37 correlation coefficient looks like, but I doubt im much wanted here.
Also, I skimmed very briefly the report that elizab posted, and though i only read it briefly (and paid special attention to the conclusion), I was under the impression that it was saying the LSAT is just as good a predictor of 2L grades as 1L grades though its not a good predictor of 1L grades (and it mentioned a few fallacies with their data). But I think the most important argument was that the LSAT absolutely with respect to scores, undervalued the scores of minorities with respect to LGPA and overvalued the LGPA of whites (I think I may have this reversed though, someone should check it over), thus admitting many qualifying thoughts to this LSAT=% rank idea. Furthermore this data is for all law schools, and I rather doubt that for any top 14 or even top 30 schools that the data would be coeffecient correlation would even be in play. For example georgetwon with a spread a 167-170 (ranging from 25-75) would have its data so bunched together so as to make it meaningless. Again, I dont think linear least squares is a great method because it can take discrepencies in data, average it out and the averages can just happen to look right, and make it look like a good predictor, even though it wouldn't be. Then again, I defer everything im saying to ZOoker who does have his MS and worked at NASA..... I only worked at the NSA for a summer during my undergrad
. Again, I think the LSAT predictor is based around all schools, and even then it isn't terribly reliable (though I guess it is determined by what you "Feel" about a .37 correlation coeffecient) and really may not influence your specific tier/range at all.
« on: December 11, 2004, 05:55:28 PM »
Jeez, what else do you guys want from me? I've pulled my posts and already apologized 3 times. This will be the fourth. Can you just PLEASE let it die already? My experiences are my experiences, and my thoughts are my thoughts and next time I will keep them to myself. But for the love of god, just PLEASE just let it GO!
« on: December 07, 2004, 10:41:31 AM »
Man, you guys all have amazing numbers. Someone should tell GULC to stop being numbers whores........