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Studying for the LSAT / Which section to study first?
« on: May 28, 2009, 12:11:55 PM »
Are games the best of the three sections to study first?  (provided you are equally weak on all three sctions)

Job Search / Defining biglaw and a day in the life
« on: May 22, 2009, 03:36:23 PM »
How big does a firm have to be in order to be considered biglaw?  If a firm has only one office, <= 200 lawyers (Carter Ledyard & Milburn, PBWT), what kind of firm is it?  What kind of shift do laywers in NYC work?  8-8? 8-10?

Job Search / Going in-house, how does it work?
« on: May 22, 2009, 03:20:58 PM »
May seem like an obvious question, but is it easier to move in-house if one has work experience prior to working at a law firm?  Can you go straight from law school? Someone I know was an intern for a pro sports team during college.  He took a year off, went to law school, and starting working for the team as a lawyer after he passed the bar.  He recently got a huge promotion, general counsel/VP, with zero firm experience.  I plan on working for 2 years before I got to law school, then go back and maybe do a JD/MBA program.  Will my chances of moving in-house be better with such experience?  How does the move in-house usually happen?  Strictly who you know?  My ultimate goal: going in-house for a sports team or entertainment company.  Perhaps working for a mid-size firm for a year or two just for the money and the expereience.

Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1999 LSAT, second test in Superprep
« on: May 09, 2009, 08:22:58 PM »
Superprep's explanation of the second game on the Feb 1999 LSAT doesn't make sense to me.  Superprep says that if firs are not in the park, then Laurels and Oaks must be in the park.  The condition is "if it is not the case that the park contains both laurels and oaks, then it contains firs and spruces."  Wouldn't the contrapositive be if not spruces or firs then laurels or oaks?

Why do people get annoyed when questions are repeated?  Not like this board is a hot spot and these questions are slowing things down.  If you are annoyed, why take the time to respond with the perfunctory, "use search function" or "this question has been asked before."  Just answer the question or ignore it.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 2007 LSAT Games - #17
« on: May 06, 2009, 04:03:39 AM »
"I don't care if the cat is white or black as long as it catches mice"
-Deng Xiaoping

Thanks for the help

Studying for the LSAT / June 2007 LSAT Games - #17
« on: May 04, 2009, 01:53:22 PM »
I cannot for the life of me figure out why the answer to #17 on the June 2007 test is D instead of E.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Introductory logic book
« on: April 16, 2009, 02:07:16 PM »
I'm using the Powerscore Bibles now.  I believe even Powerscore recommends finding an intro to logic book.

Studying for the LSAT / Introductory logic book
« on: April 15, 2009, 12:59:48 PM »
I have heard that a great, effective way to prep for the LSAT was to pick up an introductory logic book.  Any reccomendations or personal experience?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Practice LSAT's
« on: February 28, 2009, 05:01:00 PM »
I want to see how my practice scores turn out after studying on my own.  If I can't get over the hump, I'll probably find a course.  I've heard many differing opinions about courses and I don't want to pay $1000+ to find out the instructor is great.  I do think it would be advantageous to at least talk about the LSAT with others in a class setting.  All the lawyers I know (four), including my pre-law advisor, studied for the LSAT on their own for whatever that's worth.

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