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One L by Scott Turow is pretty great if you can take it with a grain of salt.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT Epilogue
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:03:59 PM »
Glad test is over... I feel very confident, and I hope everyone else does as well.

Law School Admissions / Re: pre-law... but not *Pre-Law*
« on: June 13, 2008, 12:18:49 PM »
Well, I am graduating in December and have only known since about last November that I wanted to be an attorney.  However, I have had tons of higher level business classes, includning Estate Planning, Essentials of Finance, and gobs of Accounting and Econ classes.  Also, I feel that, should I choose to operate my own firm some day, the management skills I have picked up will give me an advantage, seeing that even a law firm is still a business.

Law School Admissions / Re: pre-law... but not *Pre-Law*
« on: June 13, 2008, 12:07:36 PM »
I'm not a pre-law focus, so I don't know what exactly it consists of.  I think that they gravitate towards classes that are more logic-intensive, however, the primary tendency is that most (all?) of them are poli-sci majors.

Anyway, since I am hoping to go into corporate law, I think a BS in Business Management and a JD would go well together; moreso than a degree in PoliSci.

Law School Admissions / pre-law... but not *Pre-Law*
« on: June 13, 2008, 11:21:32 AM »
I was curious as to whether most of the posters are/ were considered pre-law in UG.  My university doesn't have a law school, and, while they do have a pre-law program, I feel that it is not really worth my time to declare pre-law.  I have been studying for the LSAT on my own since December, and the only advantage of our pre-law program is... well, to be honest, I don't see any advantage of the program.

Anyway, I was wondering what your thoughts were- is pre-law a worthwhile program or no?

Law School Admissions / Question about how/ when to apply
« on: June 13, 2008, 06:52:23 AM »
I am taking the June LSAT, so I figure I should have my score at the latest by sometime in mid-July.  I want to apply as early as possible to about 8 different schools, and I already have in mind two or three teachers who would right me very good LoRs.  However, I don't graduate until December, so my full transcript won't be complete until then.  If I apply, will college just take into my account my GPA so far (it is quite good, and there isn't any reason to think it would lower substantially)?  I just don't really understand how the whole application through LSAC process works.

Also, another question- my LSAT ticket says not to arrive any later than 12:30.  Am I to assume that this is central time (it doesn't say, but the center is in central time)?  Also, what time would really be best to arrive- 12:00, 12:15?  Any advice would be very helpful.

Studying for the LSAT / Maybe dumb question (re:IDs)
« on: June 11, 2008, 10:13:43 AM »
This may be a dumb question, but you guys might know.  The LSAC makes it clear what kind of IDs are acceptable, and they emphasize that your ID has to have a recent picture.  I am planning on using my driver's license for my ID- however the license has a picture from when I was 16 (I just turned 21).  My license hasn't expired yet, and I haven't had any drastic physical changes.. would this be okay?

Assuming this was a decision I was looking at, which of the following choices would be a better option in you guys opinions: a) Kentucky with maybe half paid by scholarships... or b) Louisville fully paid (with perhaps a stipend?)...

It is not a decision I am having to face, but it is very possible that I could.  What do you think?

I haven't been able to get my hands on many of the comparison questions, but the ones that I have, I kind of treat like a hybrid between reading and logical reasoning.  If you notice, they are often either arguments for a similar point or opposing points; therefore, you have to figure out what they are saying and go from there (as you would in a logical reasoning question with two people discussing a point).

That being said, I have little experience with these questions- for those of you with more experience/ knowledge, I am very interested in seeing what you have to say.

Law School Admissions / Re: Working during 1L
« on: June 06, 2008, 06:53:57 AM »
Thanks for all of the tips... I won't have a full family when I start, but I am getting married so I will have a wife (who will be working full-time) and myself.  We have discussed different options, including taking out a loan, but right now we are kind of playing things by ear and seeing how I do on the LSAT and what I get offered.

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