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Law School Applications / Law School vs Business School
« on: June 01, 2009, 02:04:00 PM »
Which is harder to get into: law school or b-school? Which test is harder: GMAT or LSAT?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Has the LSAT gotten easier?
« on: May 30, 2009, 10:02:53 PM »
This has gone on way too long.  Can't say I feel strongly about either party, but from my limited exposure to this site, Julie Fern seems to offer useless advice and comes off quite arrogant on most posts.

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Studying for the LSAT / Has the LSAT gotten easier?
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:45:41 AM »
Is it true that the LSAT has gotten easier since the year 2000?  Seems like the 1990's LSAT asked much tougher questions.

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Studying for the LSAT / Which section to study first?
« on: May 28, 2009, 03:11:55 PM »
Are games the best of the three sections to study first?  (provided you are equally weak on all three sctions)

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Law Firms / Defining biglaw and a day in the life
« on: May 22, 2009, 06:36:23 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?

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Law Firms / Going in-house, how does it work?
« on: May 22, 2009, 06:20:58 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.

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Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1999 LSAT, second test in Superprep
« on: May 09, 2009, 11:22:58 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?

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Studying for the LSAT / Best way to develop speed
« on: May 09, 2009, 05:24:00 PM »
I started studying for the June 2010 test two months ago.  Got a 147 on my first ever attempt, no prep at all, didn't even know what kind of questions were being asked.  I bought the Powerscore bibles and Superprep.  I finished the Games bible a few weeks ago.  I understand most games pretty well, but I seem to take too long figuring out the trick to each problem.  Now, I'm using the tests in Superprep just to practice, no timing.  I plan on doing the same once I get through the RC and LR bibles.

Is there any good way to develop speed?  Should I use Superprep by picking apart each section of each test without worrying about timing?  How else would I practice for games?  I plan on buying as many PT's as possible and eventually timing myself.

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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.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 2007 LSAT Games - #17
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:03:39 AM »
"I don't care if the cat is white or black as long as it catches mice"
-Deng Xiaoping

Thanks for the help

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