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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:44:32 AM »
Let me think back to my limited JAG experience here...

Military courts I don't think have formal admissions procedures. So if you're a civilian representing someone being charged I guess you'd just file whatever paperwork they give you. But it's not like being admitted to the 2nd circuit or something.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 07, 2015, 11:27:07 PM »
There aren't many places "like" Gitmo. Probably USCADC or something. Google it?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:21:31 PM »
Sad that professors don't know this. You must be admitted to each and every court in which you'd like to appear, unless the rules allow you to file a special motion for a limited or pro hac vice appearance.

LSAC weighted GPA is just the GPA as analyzed by them and that's how it was in 2008. It does not reflect the perceived quality of your undergraduate institution or major. While some law schools reportedly applied their own formulae to the GPA in the '90s based on school and indexed that with LSAT, the only LSAC-generated GPA is the one that counts no passes as fails and excludes certain classes not considered to be academic.

Oh, and a big one that I always reminded undergrads is not to forget that No Credit and No Pass are usually counted as fails by LSAC. Don't screw around and think, "Oh, I can always P/NP it," when you have that option late in the term or "it's only a credit/no credit class."

Short answer: No. Get the highest GPA you can. It's extremely unlikely that ad comms will spend more than a couple minutes looking at your transcripts unless something jumps out.

News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:14:39 PM »
How could you not support a Schwarzenegger/Ventura ticket.
The Constitution, maybe?   ;D

Welcome back and congrats! I never thought I'd be working where I am, but it's been a hell of a ride.

You won't "go complete" until you have an LSAT score in your file. It shouldn't delay things if you apply pending LSAT, but it won't speed them up any compared to applying the day your LSAT is added to your file.

I'm talking about the study Qs. The more reputable companies use questions from past LSATs that they won't administer to you. Back in my prelaw days we jokingly called them Kraplan. YMMV.

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