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General Board / Re: "preparing" for law school
« on: April 22, 2009, 07:27:47 PM »
I always heard to not study up before school, and so I didn't, but I wish I had. Familiarizing yourself with some basic terms and over-arching concepts in all of your subjects for your first semester will come in handy.

That's pretty much what I'm doing. Thanks for the reply

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General Board / "preparing" for law school
« on: April 22, 2009, 04:37:32 PM »
Did you "prepare" for law school?

If so, are you glad you did? Or did you find it was a waste of time? Or do you think it hurt you?

If not, do you wish you had? Or are you glad you didn't?

I bought PLSII and I'm following his "system." Basically, I'm going to read the books he suggested this summer, and a few others. Has anyone else used that system?

Someone will inevitably ask why I'm bothering to spend my summer "studying law before I study law" (and call me a "gunner"). First, I love to read, and I won't get burned out. Second, I've heard time and again that what you learn in class doesn't prepare you for the exam. Third, I don't want to be completely confused my first few weeks (or months).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 22, 2009, 07:29:27 AM »

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I’d go for gladiator style combat between each schools “hero” the self appointed gunner champion in a fight to the death using flails and tridents. The longer you schools gladiator lasts, the higher the ranking, until out of the two reaming battlers, one must choose between letting the defeated live and get the accolades those with a heart in legal academe, or instead go for his own glory and slit his or hers throat and become EIC of the Law Review. Payperview of course, with Nancy Grace doing the announcing, and adoring fans from each school watching with anticipation to see if their classmate remains alive long engough to get the school a respectable rank, but die himself so you don’t have to complete with him for grades or jobs next semester.  It appeals to all law students on so many different levels.
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I'm in. Let's go.

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General Board / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 22, 2009, 07:27:57 AM »
It's funny b/c the reccomended specs are so old you would actually have a difficult time buying a computer that doesn't meet them.

Oh. It's also funny that I didn't realize that. But hey, I'm going to law school, not computer technology school.

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General Board / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 21, 2009, 10:18:15 PM »

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This is funny.

I am a mac user myself and was in the same situation coming into lawschool. The lawschool i attended said they "recommended" a windows based machine.

First thing is talk to students, students at my school said it was no problem. Also, most schools have a deal with a computer supplier (that's a pc) to sell pc's to students, that is the main reason why they recommend a PC. I kept my mac and am so happy I did. I have had zero issues, and i've seen my friends pc's crash during class quite a few times.

In law school, stick to your guns, make sure you don't let the administration push you around. If you want a mac, get one.

Also, new macs allow you to put windows on them, so if your that worried about it you can have the best of both worlds.
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What's funny?

I emailed the IT people at the school. Waiting to hear back.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: 2010 rankings leaked
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:28:18 PM »
UB rose to 85! WOOT WOOT

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:24:44 PM »
Nevermind. I found it. Up 85 - go UB!!!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:18:10 PM »
There are a few surprises to me

IU-Indianapolis- Big fall
Buffalo- Big jump
Syracuse- Drop out of T2

I am sure there are more, but this will get us started

Where is UB now?

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Need advice, just got my first score back.
« on: April 21, 2009, 08:39:59 PM »
You're definitely out for Fall 09. You should study seriously and take it again. If you apply with this score, even with a great UGPA, you'll most likely get denied. Some schools average all of your LSAT scores, some just take the most recent. If you apply to one that averages, add an addendum to your application stating why you scored so low. Best of luck to you ;)

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