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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 12, 2010, 05:05:41 PM »
It's seems too long since I mentioned that Arizona is a shithole and I'm glad to no longer live there. Just putting that out there.

I read that boycotts are killing their tourism economy.  I also just found out that LA is refusing to do business with Arizona.  Now we just need the MLB to pull the 2011 All Star game from Arizona.  Let's keep it going!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 11, 2010, 02:48:01 PM »
My 1L year just got officially longer  :P

 :-\ >:( :( :'(


I'm really just bummed because I caught a cold (despite my best efforts to avoid everyone during finals) and I have my last final tomorrow. I can't take cold medicine AND booze it up tomorrow night...and since my priorities are in order, the cold meds are done after tonight. I'll just have to wing & prayer it up tomorrow :)

I consider tequila a cold med, fwiw.

tequila AND ginger ale.  i've seen many a person with an illness do that.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 10, 2010, 02:22:24 PM »
So Liz, are you going to move to Philly before school starts?

I signed a lease to move 8/10.  I wanted a little more time, but I have a lot of packing and cleaning to do, so this will allow me to work through July and then prepare for the move.  The good news is I have amazing friends who are willing to help, so hopefully move-in day won't be too bad!

I was just in Philly this weekend and it was great.  I'm glad I spent the weekend there to familiarize myself with the public transit and the grid system.  Hopefully the adjustment won't be too rough, but I have to get used to the sketchy people who seem to be everywhere in the city  :-\

yeah, there's sketchy people in every city though.  When I took the train to work here, I started wearing headphones all the time because I got tired of weird people talking to me.  The straw that broke the camel's back was when a dude gave me his business card, and he was a professional clown.  That creeped me out so much I never talked to anyone again.

It's good that you've gotten a bit acclimated.  It's not that far from home for you, right?

No it's not far from home at all.  About 2 hours, completely manageable for me.

I know there's sketchy people everywhere, but I work in Times Square, which is where suspicious goes to hang out (as per Amy Poehler on SNL) and I still found sections of Philly to be a little creepy.  The deserted subway was especially odd.  I'm sure I'll learn to ignore it soon though.

You're in ATL, right?  Whenever I think about the MARTA, all I think of is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXz-tlK2pkI

I hope you kept the professional clown business card.  You never know when that can be useful  ;D

 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 10, 2010, 01:13:20 PM »
So Liz, are you going to move to Philly before school starts?

I signed a lease to move 8/10.  I wanted a little more time, but I have a lot of packing and cleaning to do, so this will allow me to work through July and then prepare for the move.  The good news is I have amazing friends who are willing to help, so hopefully move-in day won't be too bad!

I was just in Philly this weekend and it was great.  I'm glad I spent the weekend there to familiarize myself with the public transit and the grid system.  Hopefully the adjustment won't be too rough, but I have to get used to the sketchy people who seem to be everywhere in the city  :-\

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 10, 2010, 12:06:14 PM »
Yeah the people talking about vacation trips MUST be employed during said period..... ::)


because we have jobs

Actually mine is during the time I have a job. I will either be going on weekends or after work. I have a job all summer.

The idea of a weekend seems to have failed our friend.  I hope all of you enjoy your well-deserved vacations this summer.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 05, 2010, 09:58:07 PM »
Thank you.  My goal all along (and what I hear from married law students) is to treat LS like a 9-5 job.  I figure since I've been working for so long now, I'm really used to just sitting down and grinding out my work with few breaks.  We'll see how it goes when I actually get there but I'm glad that someone else has done this and it worked for them because my friends look at me like I'm nuts whenever I explain that as my plan of attack.

Yeah...it's not like I just fell off the turnip truck into law school. I had a couple of years out and even still, I haven't been able to get everything done in the "9 to 5"-type work. And I would say that of a lot of the people I know, I work way less than they do.


Yeah, again, I don't exactly expect things to go this way, but a girl can dream.  I'm really sure that I'll be spending most of my time studying.  I am far from a brilliant person who grasps things easily.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 05, 2010, 12:11:26 PM »


Once I started treating LS as a 9-5 job rather than 24/7 slavery, it gave me time to have a life, relax, hang out with friends, etc. I really enjoyed it and did well without being overworked, stressed out and scared out of my mind all the time.  The key is MODERATION.



Thank you.  My goal all along (and what I hear from married law students) is to treat LS like a 9-5 job.  I figure since I've been working for so long now, I'm really used to just sitting down and grinding out my work with few breaks.  We'll see how it goes when I actually get there but I'm glad that someone else has done this and it worked for them because my friends look at me like I'm nuts whenever I explain that as my plan of attack.

Also, I had to laugh about your secured transactions comment.  My friend had the exact same thing happen to her for the same class.  She also did surprisingly well.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 03, 2010, 05:55:18 PM »
Exams: Not postponed

I'm so sorry for your classmates.  Not only are their possessions/homes/lives floating away, but the school has made it clear that personal safety is not a priority.

I really hope everyone is at least safe.  It's fortunate you aren't in a full-on disaster zone.


BTW, i just read that times article.  13 inches!!!!  HOLY CRAP.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Kaplan "star system"
« on: May 02, 2010, 09:29:48 AM »
I vaguely remember something from my Kaplan course:
for example, in a LR section, 2 and 3 stars are most common, then 1 star, then 4 star. In fact, there might be between 2-4 four stars in a given section and something like 4-6 one stars, and the rest divvied between 2 and 3 stars almost evenly but usually with a slight plurality of two stars.

Just going from memory

Yeah it's something like that.  One trick I learned is that they tend to start with 1-2 star questions, then move into the harder stuff, but in many cases the last few questions are easier as a way of testing to see who actually makes it to the end of each section.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Testing Center Location
« on: May 01, 2010, 08:50:56 AM »
I signed up for the June test way back in January.  Somehow the closest center to me was 62 miles away and without having a car this is a big pain.

This might make sense if I lived in Montana or Wyoming or something, but I live in the DC area (metro rider, no car) and I am shocked and appalled that I'm expected to go way north of Baltimore as if it wasn't a stressful enough day already.  I can't think of any region other than DC that would have more students taking the LSAT.

I've checked for a location change almost every day since then and NO LUCK.  Has anybody been in this situation before?  What are the chances they will open more (like they said over the phone)?



There in lies your problem.  Even though it would seem like January is plenty of time before June, it isn't.  The June test is the most popular one to take, and testing centers fill up extremely quickly.  I live in North Jersey and when my friend went to sign up for June in February, the closest location was Lehigh University, which is 70+ miles from here.

I honestly don't know how likely or unlikely it is for testing centers to open up.  The deadline to pull out of the June test must be soon though, check back in when that happens.

Otherwise, rent a zip car (I have friends in DC who do this) and suck it up.  Get a hotel near the center and then you can just relax the night before.  If this is such a difficult situation for you, I recommend trying for October and getting the testing center you want.  Good luck with whatever happens!

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