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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 120 on the LSAT
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:05:42 PM »
Since doctors love to write scrips for rinalin couldnt someone fake it just to get an extended test? It would be dishonest and wrong, but has anyone heard of anyone trying to do that?  :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Re: When did LG section get easier?
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:00:01 PM »
well it definitly looks like the strategy paid off. Great job on the improvment!  :o

Well, I did take a prep course in preparation for the June 08 LSAT, but I had a lot of bad things going on in life, and even though I was prepared, it just wasn't my day.  Actually, my test scores were higher and more consistent going into the June test. My avg going into June was a 173, while it was maybe a 170 in October.

The difference was various things.  I was much more careful about my testing environment.  I wasn't lax at all with time or where I was doing my practice tests.  I also got the LR and RC Bibles.  I got the RC Bible about three weeks before the October test, and that actually helped me a lot.  A lot of good suggestions.

I noticed your signiture shows a double digit lsat score improvment in a single testing period. How did you pull that off? Its awsome and I love to know your secret on it!  :o

The tests in the 40s are easier for LG.  Use the purple and red book (the tests in the 30s) for games.  Those are tough.

seriously? I thought they took anyone who applied. Is that when you decided to go to law school instead?

It's probably like those "aptitude tests" for correspondance art schools where you have to draw a turtle or something of that nature. 

Tippy the Turtle! I totally drew him and sent it in. They wrote back and said maybe art was not my best path.  :-[

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Fee waivers
« on: June 26, 2009, 09:40:31 PM »
Thats good to know since I am unemployed now but worked last year. I may have to appeal like you did, but its good to know that it is at least possible. They may deny mine since I already took it and got accepted(but am hoping to get a higher score to get school scholarships) and they may say that I dont really need it. Then again, it would cost them less since I dont need the LSDAS setup(still there from when I paid to set it up)

I was laid off and receiving unemployment and they approved it for me. I'm independent and do have a child. if you apply online, and enter your tax info, you will instantly get approval or deny. if you are denied, you need to prove to them why (beyond the numbers on your tax forms) you should be approved. You do so by send in a letter with explaination and documents. I was denied at first but thats because my numbers on tax forms are high from last year, now that I have been on UC for most of the year I will not have the same income as before. That was my appeal and it was approved. It will help tremendously since now I can apply to more than just a handful of schools.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 120 on the LSAT
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:22:00 PM »
what special accomadations do they make for ADHD? Do they do that in actual law school too or just the lsat?

She probally just had a bad day, by prep you didnt mean actual prep classes did you? If so, did she try to sue to get her money back? Can you even do that if you feel they failed to do their job properly in preping you?

no, she did self-prep with a couple books, and several practice tests, though im not sure what she scored on those. she also has major ADHD and even though she takes meds she has a really hard time focusing. i dont think she requested any special accommodation either.

Online Law Schools / UC Berkely online courses.
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:15:05 PM »
I noticed that US Berkely and other schools that have ABA law schools are doing online courses now. I know a lot of students who apply to law school dont think that online law students have as much of a chance at getting in to ABA schools, but if you degree was from the same school that you were apply to enter JD programs, then wouldnt they be cool with it being online since it was from them to begin with?

Online Law Schools / Why do some online lawschools require an LSAT?
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:10:50 PM »
I noticed that some(but not all) online law schools require that you sit the lsat. My issue with this is two fold.
1) Since only some require it then clearly it is not a state bar requirment.
2) If there is no minimal score(just taking it is required) then why bother with it at all?
Afterall if someone sat down with their name and left the rest blank and got a 120 that would be good enough for the online law schools that want you to sit it. So why do it at all if its not a licensing requirment and the score dosnt matter?

Online Law Schools / Re: Interesting article...must read!
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:05:06 PM »
Wow. That guy seems to really hate western. Why'd you post it in the distance learning law section though?

I ask since his main beef with western is that it is still only "provisionally" ABA apporved (which means that its grads can still sit any bar that ABA grads can) and online schools are only state approved and no where even near westerns "provisional" approval. It just seems seems odd that you posted it in this section is all, and I am wondering, why?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 120 on the LSAT
« on: June 26, 2009, 11:34:34 AM »
She probally just had a bad day, by prep you didnt mean actual prep classes did you? If so, did she try to sue to get her money back? Can you even do that if you feel they failed to do their job properly in preping you?

A good friend of mine got a 138 in December. Really smart girl but just doesnt test well I guess, even with lots of prep. Thats the lowest I've heard.


Current Law Students / Re: How hard is law school?
« on: June 26, 2009, 11:26:55 AM »
Sounds like I'd better enjoy my freetime while I can before I start in January. :) Dosn't sound like I'll have much free time once I start.

To Law Students: Would you say you can still pass all the classes if you studied less than 2 hours a day? (Assuming that I study about twice as much during the exam week?)

Going to depend on you, how much work you actually get done in two hours, and what school you go to. If you go to a school with a high curve where no one ever fails out, probably could pass on just two hours, if you go to a school with a low curve that fails out a number of students each year, no, you canít work two hours and pass.

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