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Canadian Law Students / How can an American practice in Canada?
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:19:13 AM »
Can i graduate from an ABA approved law school and practice in Canada???

Or what type of education (additional schooling) would be required in Canada to practice there?

What kind of living to canadian lawyers make vs. American lawyers???

any help would be appreciated - thx

Law School Admissions / Re: 159/3.75
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:38:56 PM »
Thanks for all your advice. I truly appreciate it. I am taking a breather now - (will start back in a week) - and will definatly get the LR bible to hit LR a bit harder. And you are definatly right, w/o a 170 people on this board almost look down on you - but now worries. I do not have to compare myself to others to feel successful - i am only competing against myself here. Besides, LSAT is just a test, and bieng a lawyer is just a job, Im not going to glorify them beyond that. Thanks again - (and congrats on your test day performance)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:24:51 PM »
Okay i see your point - I think we are looking at the same issue from the inverse direction. Students vs. Law Schools. Either eay, law schools will have a harder time fillng their seats (= slightly lower standards a possibility) and students may in turn be able to select better schools than previously possible.

nice apple example

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:16:32 PM »
For what it's worth-

LSAC awards LSAT scores by percentile. That means for each score, in each test, there is a corresponding percentile rank. If the test pool is smaller overall, and LSAC still employs the same percentile factor to break down their LSAT scoring, than for each percentile score their will be less corresponding test takers. IE., their are less people in the 95th percentile in a smaller pool than a larger pool, (same for any precentile). Thus, Their is less of each LSAT score given out - more importantly, overall their are less of the big numbers which should, statistically, have at least a small impact on admissions.

think of it like this:
one basket of apples has 10 apples. the other has 100.

a farmer only accepts apples of the 90th percentile and above. If choosing from the first basket he can only choose 1 apple...when choosing from the second basket he has ten to choose from. make sense? LSAC and admissions work in a similar way i believe. i hope someone likes my apple example-

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Should I take Testmaster180?
« on: July 01, 2005, 09:51:31 AM »
Took the PS weekend course. Did not affect my score (but i had a week instructor, this kid who mumbled and had a studder, but was nice ) . I had already studied LG bible, so i guess i kind of understood their theory on LG, but i was hoping for a jump in RC and LR. I am now going to study the LR bible and hit it hard on my own

Law School Admissions / Re: 159/3.75
« on: July 01, 2005, 09:35:47 AM »
great- thats my goal = 165. I have practiced consistently at that level so its not out of reach. Plus I will be walking into this test with more confidence and familiarity. I studied the LG bible, Took a weekend Powerscore prep course, and took lots of practiced test in the 2 months before the last test-

what do you suggest I do to prepare best to secure a 165???

btw, missed 8 on RC, 11 on LR, and 4 on LG

I am retaking because I am borderline, going to be WL, at my real goal schools (Wake and W&Lee). Because I practiced consistently at 165, my 159 was dissapointing. I know I will do better next time (especially with ample study) so its worth it for me - even if I only jump 2 pts.

Plus, i am more ocnfident now and have familiarty w/ actual test conditions etc.

Lastly, all my other credentials (3.75 from good prog., good ecs, early grad.) are in place so this is all I need to focus on. Its the last brick in the wall my friend

Studying for the LSAT / how should I study for October???
« on: July 01, 2005, 08:48:45 AM »
Hey yall. I took the June 05 and got a 159. This was depressing after practicing at 164-165 consistently. Now I really want to hit my 165 in October to get into my target schools (wake , washington & lee)

I took a weekend prep course, studied the LG Bible, and took tons of practice tests in the 2 months preceding the June 05-

How should I study to best increase my score and make sure I nail a 165? Suggestions?

lets see what all us hapless LSATers will be doing the next 3 months

Law School Admissions / Re: 159/3.75
« on: July 01, 2005, 08:23:44 AM »
More precisely, what LSAT do i need to aim for to get in at my goal schools (retake in OCT. and Ive practiced consistently at the 165 level.

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