Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - dft

Pages: 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15 16 ... 51
101
Current Law Students / Re: LSAT Score no predictor of success
« on: January 20, 2006, 03:36:23 PM »
0.16 was the r squared value i believe (don't know if that changes your opinion). It was statistically significant. (p < 0.01)

We also did a group differences test by separating the subjects into two groups and the there was a (statistically) significant difference between the two groups.

I got a 0.16 correlation in the study I did for my honors senior thesis and I was pretty happy about that. (As were my advisors.) It was in the Social Psychology/Consumer Behavior/Marketing field.
Quote


Most of that would likely be chalked up to statistics error and the study would certainly have to be redone, at least in most psychological disciplines, I'm not all that familiar with consumer behavior or marketing.


Quote
Yeah, cuz you know they are just lettin' us darkies into law school with "All Deliberate speed", I mean how else do you explain the fact that no minority makes up more than 4% of the 800,000 lawyers in this country.

Matter of fact, when I was on campus today I saw someone from Yale with a sign that said, "Come to Law School and getcha 'Learn On!!!"

 

People really should realize that just because you include the disclaimer, "No offense" it doesn't nullify the asinine comment yer about to make.

There is nothing inaccruate about what the original poster said.  Minorities are let in at schools with a lower LSAT than whites are.  There is no debating that.  Maybe the original poster could have phrased it better, but that doesn't make it any less true.  Whether or not that is a good or a bad thing is a completely different discussion.

102
Transferring / Re: Questions for People Who Have Transferred.
« on: January 20, 2006, 12:02:50 AM »
Usually not. I'd tend to believe you might go up/down by not more than 10 percentage points. But there are always exceptions ..

Not true at my school. Our first semester grades are only mid-terms that count as 25%. Then again, they don't give us a class rank, (or even an official GPA) because the grades aren't official yet. I've got like a 3.0 on a 2.7 curve at this point (probably like top 35%) but I think I can definitely get into the top 20%.

103
Current Law Students / Re: LSAT Score no predictor of success
« on: January 19, 2006, 07:35:54 PM »
I got a 0.16 correlation in the study I did for my honors senior thesis and I was pretty happy about that. (As were my advisors.) It was in the Social Psychology/Consumer Behavior/Marketing field.

104
Current Law Students / Re: Critique My List of Courses for 2L and 3L
« on: January 18, 2006, 11:43:44 PM »
I like doing stuff like that. I enjoyed it.

I spent some time doing the same thing today, but it looks like I went overboard.

So 4 substantive classes per semester is about average?

105
Current Law Students / Re: Critique My List of Courses for 2L and 3L
« on: January 18, 2006, 03:29:11 PM »
good call

try balancing classes with exams and paper or other requirements.  Unless you're convinced you want to take five semester-end exams. 
And find out your school's policy for giving credits for journal/law review work.  Remember that you generally don't automatically remain with the journal in third year - you have to be selected as an editor. 

106
Transferring / Re: Transferring: Class Rank
« on: January 17, 2006, 11:10:58 PM »
Maybe, but:

(1) In this person's situation, the transfer is not a huge leap. The difference in reputation is probably negligible.

(2) Situations where someone is transferring from a significantly higher-ranked school to a lower-ranked school are probably exceedingly rare.

Sure, Cooley would probably take any Harvard student, but what's the chance that a Harvard student would desire such a transfer?

what about transferring from a tier 1 to a top-of-tier 2 school?  How well would you have to do? any ideas?

so you're actually transferring down tiers?

i guess i would have to say top half. someone proposed on a thread somewhere that even if you are transferring down (or within tiers) that you should at least be within the top half of your class; the reasoning being that law schools don't really want a "mediocre" student, even if you're transferring down. this seems to make sense.

yeah, it does. but wouldn't it also make sense for a school to want someone from a higher ranked school, just so they could say things like, "look who transferred here"? i would be willing to bet that some schools would take a transfer down from the top 80%.

107
Transferring / Re: Transferring: Class Rank
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:56:19 PM »
what about transferring from a tier 1 to a top-of-tier 2 school?  How well would you have to do? any ideas?

so you're actually transferring down tiers?

i guess i would have to say top half. someone proposed on a thread somewhere that even if you are transferring down (or within tiers) that you should at least be within the top half of your class; the reasoning being that law schools don't really want a "mediocre" student, even if you're transferring down. this seems to make sense.

108
Current Law Students / Re: Critique My List of Courses for 2L and 3L
« on: January 16, 2006, 11:28:01 PM »
Does your school give you credit for being on Law Review?

Yea, they do.

If I make it on, that will be 4 less credits I think. (I think it's 2 credits per semester, but only in the third year -- not sure though.)

109
Current Law Students / Re: DOES THE PLS APPROACH WORK OR NOT?
« on: January 16, 2006, 10:31:19 PM »
I also have to add (as a justification for my grades) that I am a pretty inefficient "studier." I mean yea -- I worked really hard last semester, especially towards the end. And in the weeks before final exam period and during final exam period, I studied a ton and I was more efficient about it. But I know if I hadn't BS'd around a lot that I could have got a lot more done.

I'm not really that bad. I'm really good compared to my roommates (who don't work hard at all and aren't law students). I know I could have been more efficient though. But, if I was more efficient, I probably would have gone crazy from too much studying.

110
Current Law Students / Re: Critique My List of Courses for 2L and 3L
« on: January 16, 2006, 10:27:20 PM »
What are you taking this year? 

I'm in 1L now, so I'm taking all required courses:

Fall

Crim
K's
Torts
Property
Civ Pro
Legal Research and Writing

Spring

Con Law
K's
Property
Civ Pro
Torts
Legal Research and Writing

Pages: 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15 16 ... 51