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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: wheregeorge.com
« on: June 29, 2009, 04:10:31 AM »
Since it is a law then why dosnt the fed shutdown groups like wheregeorge for defacing money?
I guess I can see why they wouldnt use taxpayer money to have cops shutdown all penny pressing machines, but you'd think that they would at least enfoce the bills and ask the locals to stop using the machine and fine the companies that make the machines untill they stop doing so. Then again for the pennies(since it costs more to make a penny than its worth anyways) the govt could probally turn a modest profit just taxing owners of penny smashing machines at 5 or 10 cents per penny smashed since the shops turnaround and sell them as souveniers at a dollar a pop anyways.

I am suprised the websites dont at least get shutdown by the FCC for promoting criminal acts against US curency.

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Law School Applications / Re: Help help help!!!
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:44:34 AM »
It may be too late to do now, but if you fainted then why didnt you cancel your score?


wow...this is definitely NOT what I wanted to hear. I was hoping they would just take the highest score, but I also figured I now HAVE  to do the addendum. How I'm I supposed to explain this, I honestly don't know why I dropped so bad---I'm a really really really bad test taker, I get so nervous that my first attempt at the LSAT, I fainted and  had to cancel, then I got my 160, after scoring in the 170s every-time during practice.

Is having bad nerves a good excuse/addendum(My spidey senses tell me NOT) I suspect my cycle will be a very interesting one.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:05:19 AM »
haha......Did a unicorn rush you to the hospital too? :-\

I had a stroke while I was having a baby during the Dec. 08 LSAT. 164.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 120 on the LSAT
« on: June 29, 2009, 12:52:32 AM »
Based on the avatar is it safe to say that we have another military Vet here on the board?  :)
Hooah Sgt! You take the LSAT yet soldier? What score?

The average score for blacks is 142. Between 45-50% of all test takers score below 150. So there are lots of people out there not doing well on this test.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Fee waivers
« on: June 29, 2009, 12:41:10 AM »
I agree Phil. It is nice that they offer it. I think that people assume lawyers and doctors are all rich and forget that many of us are in debt from undergrad and going to school to get a job to get money latter. It's good to know that the LSAC still knows the truth.

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Financial Aid / Re: crap credit score, but I got that PLUS loan
« on: June 29, 2009, 12:26:20 AM »
Awsome. Glad to know. I hope it inspires others who are in fear of being denied.

I thought for some reason they didnt do credit check on student loans, or is that just the federal ones?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / wheregeorge.com
« on: June 29, 2009, 12:15:07 AM »
I've seen bills with that website on it to track it for awhile now. Isn't that defacing money? Isn't that a federal crime enforced by the secret service? If so why dont they get arrested for it? Also, how about those machines on Mackinaw island that turn pennies into belt buckles, yeah pennies are worth a lot less than bills but in theory isnt that a federal offense too? Just a thought in my old noodle is all. Any opinions on it? ???

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LSAT horror stories / Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
« on: June 27, 2009, 04:27:05 PM »
If I ever give birth I'll make sure to let you know. ;)

Has anyone heard of someone having a medical emergency(birth, stroke,ect.) during the test? Do they cancel it for everyone then due to the stress or how do they handle that?

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Law School Applications / Re: Splitter Chances for some schools
« on: June 27, 2009, 08:26:11 AM »
basicly being over-qualified?


Also, just looked at UVA on law school numbers. What's up with that? It seems like around 170-172 with a good enough gpa you are in. But with a higher LSAT score almost everyone is waitlisted. Can someone explain this?

It's called yield protection.  If a school believes you would choose a higher ranked school based on your numbers, then they will waitlist, or even reject, you, to protect their "yield".

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Law School Applications / Re: Splitter Chances for some schools
« on: June 27, 2009, 07:35:37 AM »
probally just a lot of people trying to get in at the same time. You could have a perfect GPA and score, but if there are guys with the same or better in front of you I guess just be patient and your turn will come up soon enough. If its the school that you truely want that I'd say that its worth waiting for. If its not worth the wait, find a runner up choice with a shorter wait list.


Also, just looked at UVA on law school numbers. What's up with that? It seems like around 170-172 with a good enough gpa you are in. But with a higher LSAT score almost everyone is waitlisted. Can someone explain this?

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