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Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 11, 2004, 10:56:27 AM »
I like this commend, defame stuff, it's fun.  Maybe you could design a more aesthetically pleasing "commend" and "defame" button though (and not so close together).

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 11, 2004, 10:53:26 AM »
Aiight (just needed to get my 10th post).  I think it will be funny to defame people just for the hell of it.  Kind of like "warning" people on AIM but less serious cuz you can't get kicked off (so it's funnier).

Oh, uh, oops.  You do have to have a minimun number of posts to change people's reputations - otherwise people could just set up fake accounts and give themselves points.

I lowered the minimum to 10 posts so you should be seeing the links now.

As for name changing - I agree that it gets confusing.  I'll have to figure out a way to close that off without people getting too mad.

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 10, 2004, 09:46:00 PM »
I think you should prevent people from constantly changing their names.  It's confusing when they change their avatar and name because it's like who the hell is this person.  FYI - I don't see any "commend" or "defame" thing next to your pic.

Current Law Students / Re: LSAT / Admissions question
« on: August 24, 2004, 11:55:35 AM »
146 is not the low average of some tier 2 schools.  146 is the low average for the least selective schools in the entire list (bottom of the pack of tier 4).  151 is the median for all of those who take the lsat, but for those who actually get into law school the median is more like 154 or 155.

Current Law Students / Re: LSAC on the web
« on: August 16, 2004, 07:25:07 PM »
If you are applying to numerous schools, it's definitely worth the price; however, most schools have pdf versions that are easily accessed.

On the web is VERY convenient.  You can use it anywhere.  Like the poster above said, it definitely provides peace of mind.

thanks guys.

Current Law Students / Re: Hottest area of Law
« on: August 14, 2004, 09:26:31 PM »
Like the above posters stated, Intellectual Property (particularly patents, which requires a science background).  IP has been hot for the past few years, it doesn't seem to be cooling off any time soon.  Up there with IP is litigation - supposedly "there's always a need for litigators".

Current Law Students / Re: LSAC on the web
« on: July 23, 2004, 07:44:56 PM »
How does LSAC on the web compare to LSAC on CD?  Anyone know?  (or wait... is this the first year the LSAC on CD is being offered?)

Current Law Students / Re: Real Estate Law
« on: July 16, 2004, 06:05:32 PM »
Excellent question - I was interested in the exact same thing.  I have yet to come across any law school that has an extensive list of Real Estate law classes (obviously, this would signify that the school is a good school for real estate law).  I actually have yet to come across a school that offers any more than approximately 3 real estate/property law classes (I believe).  I may want to practice real estate law, so this is important to me also.  It would also be interesting to know what sort of courses people who are interested in practicing real estate law ^should^ take.  I would suggest posting this topic on the Pre-Law forum, since you are obviously pre-law (not a student or graduate).


I was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago and I need to get re-tested (have a doctor conduct a battery of neuropsychological tests on me) in order to receive accomodated testing for the LSAT in October.

For those of you who don't know, LSAC adds a statement to your LSAT score when you receive Accomodated Testing - something like "interpret this test result with great flexibility and sensitivity" (see for the exact statement and other related information).

Because of this, it leads me to think that it may not be worth it to utilize the accomodated testing (that is, if I actually get it).  On the other hand, all law schools are supposedly not legally allowed to "discriminate on the basis of disability" and they state this on their websites.

Some people have told me that if the LSAC allows me to, that I should utilize the Accomodated Testing - but ONLY IF my score increases subtantially when testing myself with time and a half.  This seems to make sense - so basically, if my score goes up by like 10 points or more (this sounds substantial to me) than I should use the Accomodated Testing.

I have also heard from another source that law schools do not consider the the score to be lower at all (I'm assuming this is an effort by the law schools to be nondiscriminatory).

I would like to know what you guys think.  I realize that this is a controversial topic and that many don't believe there should be Accomodated Testing at all.  I'm not arguing that there should be - I'm just asking for some advice on my personal situation.  I posted this on the Pre-Law Board but I wanted to get as much input as possible.  Thanks.


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