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Studying for the LSAT / Update box has date- scores today?
« on: July 02, 2008, 08:41:49 AM »
LSAC has date in update box..

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Your account has probably always said this- mine has.  Not to be mean or anything, but maybe you should change the title of this thread because anything with the words "score" and "LSAC" is liable to scare people- including myself.  Just a thought :P

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Law School Admissions / Re: Emory University
« on: June 29, 2008, 01:03:52 PM »
I am definitely going to give Vandy a shot... it's just that I don't really understand how things work.  I know that the average salary for a Vandy lawyer is really high, but is that for big law or for someone who stays in Nashville?  And what exactly is big law?  I don't mind working 50-60 hour weeks, but I won't work 80 hours and never get to be home- it just isn't worth it.  What is the average salary for an attorney working in a good job but one that doesn't require an absoulte absence of a life?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Emory University
« on: June 29, 2008, 08:37:31 AM »
For those of you who have read some of my other posts, you know that I place higher value on geographical considerations than some other things.  With the exception of doing so for maybe Harvard or Yale, I will not move to the New York/ New England area to go to law school; it is just too far away from my home to be economically feasible.  I plan on seeing my family more than just once every three months when at law school, and if that means a few US News spots, then I am willing to accept that. 

I am looking at Emory because it is a reasonable distance from where I want to practice (Nashville or Kentucky) and it seems to be very generous with scholarships.  My number one school would be Vanderbilt, but I do not get the sense that they offer the kind of financial aid me and my wife will need.  We are both 21 and getting ready to be married, and we both will just be kind of getting by during our last semesters at Western Kentucky.  Neither of us are rich, and it is my ultimate goal to keep us from being so far in debt that we can't see a way out.

Thanks to all of you for the advice... I really feel like it is well thought out on this board, and it really helps me pass the time/ make decisions about my college career.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Emory University
« on: June 28, 2008, 08:06:43 PM »
Well I wouldn't say I'm out of their league... Vanderbilt is one school I am really eyeing right now, but the debt that accompanies it is just incredible.

And yes, I do hope to be in corporate law, probably either in Nashville, Lexington, or Louisville.
Didn't you say you go to Western Kentucky University? I grew up in Bowling Green. Off topic subject though *ahem*. Anyway, if you truly get a 166-167 I would be thinking of doing ED at GULC, Cornell, or Berkeley. There is no reason not to go for the top-14 who might be willing to admit you. Or if you want a more certain bet George Washington offers a fully scholarship if you do ED there and get in. These are the kinds of thing which should be interesting you-not Emory. I think you are out of their league. Vandy, U-Texas, and UCLA are other places you have a shot at which are far better than Emory. Emory only really does well in Atlanta and NYC, otherwise the placement is not so good. As for the area it is very nice. I have been there a couple of times for debate tourneys.


Heck go for all the the top 14 but HYS as well. You never know.... ..

What part of Bowling Green did you live in?  Me and my (soon-to-be) wife are still up there, getting ready to move into apartments back in the Greenwood area.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Emory University
« on: June 28, 2008, 10:36:52 AM »
That is really good... pretty much a full ride.

Also, I know that Emory has a top-25 US News ranking- what is their reputation though?  Do students seem to enjoy it, and do employers seem to like it?  Is it in a nice/ safe area of Atlanta?

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Law School Admissions / Emory University
« on: June 28, 2008, 10:23:58 AM »
For anyone who might know, how good is financial aid at Emory?  My GPA is 3.95 from a mid-size regional school, and I expect my LSAT to be around 166; also, my income is probably low enough to qualify for pretty much any kind of need-based scholarship- what kind of scholarships could I expect to receive?

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See, here's the dilemna- you say that it is adult ADHD and that it has affected your performance, and that is understandable.  However, if it is adult ADHD, who is to say it will not affect your performance in law school and as an attorney in general- it is certainly something to overcome, however you need to be careful not to use it as a crutch because it doesn't seem like something that is going away so you will continue to have to contend with it.  Hope that makes sense... :-\

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Law School Admissions / LSD Rankings, 2008
« on: June 27, 2008, 12:02:13 PM »
This is another semi-pointless game, but it could be fun... we will rank the schools one by one.  I will start with the top spot, and the person below me will list the next best available school.  Pretend that money isn't an option and no rationale is required... if you could have a full ride anywhere, where would you pick.  No listings- if your school is taken, pick the next best.

I'll start with the #1 ranking- let the games begin.


1. Harvard University

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Studying for the LSAT / From TLS- pretty funny
« on: June 27, 2008, 06:35:55 AM »
Can't take credit for this, because I didn't write it- from Source from TLS:
We all did fine... We all did fine... We all did fine... We all did fine...

Thought the RC was impossible? So did everyone else. You didn't second guess yourself and choose the wrong answer, those changes you made were correct. The comparative reading? Everyone was confused. The answer choices seemed arbitrary, but your gut instinct led you to ultimately the right answer. Well done.

Logic Games did you in? Relax. Even though the dancers and cakes weren't standard, the questions weren't that complicated. You may have done some guess and check, but it paid off. You didn't forget a rule, and that's the important part.

Logical Reasoning? It wasn't too easy to be true. You just aced it. That damn f*cking cow question is surely to be thrown out.

Regretting not cancelling? Don't. Cancelling is for p*ssies. You tested to your diagnostic, it just feels different because you can't know right away. Trust me.

Regretting cancelling? Stop, you did the right thing (p*ssy). You completely messed up a whole section. The guy next to you had avian flu. The proctor was drunk, and stopped the test 5 minutes early. You'll dominate in October.

Curve not going to be high? Of course it will. Do you realise how many dumbf*cks take this test, none of which are on TLS? Those non sequential logic games were set up so that average people would miss them all. Just a few more days till you see that magic -12.

Test scores not coming in fast enough? They'll come early this time, they always do. 1 week away. Get a job. Go to the beach. Get drunk for seven days straight. July 3rd will be here before you know it.

Log off the forums. Take a shower. Go for a run. Then come back, and tell me I'm right, so that I will believe this too. Thanks.

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