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two months is not that much time to make a pretty big leap in score, imo.  there's nothing wrong with taking time off to work, if you are still in undergrad.

ditto the posters who recommended a logic course.  i wish i had taken one!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Whats possible
« on: August 01, 2008, 10:30:29 AM »
i agree with the PP.  you have a good chance pretty much anywhere.

especially because you graduated from the best undergraduate institution in the world.   ;D

Where should I go next fall? / Re: University of San Diego..part time
« on: August 01, 2008, 10:26:33 AM »
NOTE: the minimum I am willing to accept on my first real law job would be 70k

hahahahahahaahahahahahahahaah a.  no offense, but that is silly.   

also to the person who quoted average starting salaries...just wanted to clear that up for those of us who are interested in working in the public sector.

average starting salary for an assistant DA is 45,769.  in san diego it is more like 65,000.  where i live (dallas) it is 56,000.

average starting salary for a public defender is 44,660.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fall '09 Chances
« on: August 01, 2008, 10:13:42 AM » or go to the LSAC website and plug in your LSAT and GPA. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Why am I not progressing with self-study?
« on: July 31, 2008, 11:25:00 AM »
no, Lindbergh is an expert in everything.  especially affirmative action.  duh.

« on: July 30, 2008, 04:48:52 PM »
i found the kaplan course very valuable.  my intructor was smart and a very high scorer (178+).  she gave us a lot of insight into the test (and the application process in general) and talking with her made me a lot more comfortable on test day.  i felt like i had the "inside information" so i was more confident.  confidence is important, so in that respect it was very useful. have to study outside of class A LOT.  the course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills (very important for those of us who aren't naturals at logic games, for example) and practice with a lot of timed tests and quizzes.  but that won't help much if you don't study outside of class.  i took 60+ hours of vacation time from work to study, studied all weekend, every weekend, etc.  that was the most valuable part of my practice.

i think personal happiness is more important than ranking.  go where you are happy overall, not just happy with the ranking and the prestige.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Don't sweat it, just go II
« on: July 30, 2008, 04:10:20 PM »
yes, for a first job school might hold a lot of weight.  i think there is far too much emphasis placed on first jobs on this message board. long-term success is a very important thing to consider.  to throw around statements like only T14 grads have substantial job security is silly.  that's all i'm saying.  that goes for both definitions of the term "job security," since apparently there is now more than one.  :)

botbot, what was the point in arguing with what i said?  i mean, if you're going to flame me for saying something, make a point.  T14 is a big, huge deal and something to be very proud of.  are we all pacified now?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Don't sweat it, just go II
« on: July 30, 2008, 03:11:49 PM »
the point i was arguing is only T14 grads have substantial job security.  harvard law grads have an edge anywhere, but that doesn't mean only T14 grads have "job security."  oftentimes the applicant with the "edge" is the one who graduated from the alma mater of the person who is interviewing them.  my example about the dallas market was an example meant to illustrate that certain schools have more pull regionally than others.  call me an idiot all you want.  it's true.  pick up the recent issue of D Magazine with the top lawyers in dallas.  most of them did not go to T14 schools. 

here's a tip from the real world: 90% of success is who you know and how you are connected.  the school you go to is just s small part of that. 

lol my continued misuse of the dallas market being "disgusting."  were you supposed to be making  point?

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