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Studying for the LSAT / Re: A REAL Caught Bubbling Story....
« on: December 14, 2005, 10:55:00 AM »
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Studying for the LSAT / Re: A REAL Caught Bubbling Story....
« on: December 14, 2005, 10:51:35 AM »

To All - I dont consider "peeking ahead" cheating because, as a human being, I am curious as to what the most important exam in my life has in store ("cheating" usually refers to more concrete offenses).  As a matter of fact, you don't even have to really flip ahead because the pages are so transparent that you can see the latter sections anyway (at least the fifth section - its discernable if you flip over the booklet -- and the fourth section can be seen through the back of section 3's last page).

Excerpt from lsac:

Examples of misconduct and irregularities include, but are not limited to submission of an altered or a nonauthentic transcript; submission of an application containing false, inconsistent, or misleading information; submission of a fraudulent letter of recommendation; falsification of records; impersonation of another in taking the LSAT; switching of LSAT answer sheets with another; taking the LSAT for purposes other than applying to law school; copying on, or other forms of cheating on, the LSAT; obtaining advance access to test materials; theft of test materials; working, marking, erasing, reading, or turning pages on sections of the LSAT during unauthorized times; submission of false, inconsistent, or misleading information to the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS); false, inconsistent, or misleading statements or omissions of information requested on the LSAT/LSDAS Registration Form or on individual law school application forms; falsification of transcript information, school attendance, honors, awards, or employment; or providing false, inconsistent, or misleading information in the financial aid/scholarship application process. A charge of misconduct or irregularity may be made prior to a candidate’s admission to law school, after matriculation at a law school, or after admission to practice.

Hmmm... "working, marking, erasing, reading, or turning pages on sections of the LSAT during unauthorized times;"

I guess the OPs and his friend are cheats, okay, you don't like the word cheats, let's just say...  GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: December 13, 2005, 08:44:34 PM »
My ding finally arrived.  (3.3/160+174)

Onward to victory elsewhere!

That's the spirit!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anti-Law School Advice Rant
« on: December 13, 2005, 05:18:38 PM »

i can understand compromising for a paycheck when you have children or family responsibilities to meet, but i also think that if you do what you love the money will come.

They told me that about archaeology- instead I got $9/hr with no overtime and no steady work. So I went back to get the Master's degree (because if you love it, you should do it, right?) and now I have two more years of school, no steady work, and the slim hope of cracking $15/hr until I get to law school.
My only point is that the "if you love it you can get paid at it" gig is as worn out as the "are you sure you want to be a lawyer" one. Both are cliches, and though I have loved anthropology, it's time to move on to a job with better opportunities that actually uses my brain more than my back (cause it's not going to make it past 40 at this rate).
One more thing, while I'm on the subject of philosophy: I am a firm believer that we control our own lives and choose our personalities. There are probably many careers that each of us would enjoy (just as there are many suitable mates), and law is one of them for me. It just happens to be the highest paying, most intellectually challenging of them. You choose whether you are happy- it is a state of mind, not an environmental thing. People who hate their jobs are usually not happy people, and a great job wouldn't change that at all. So that's my disjointed theory for the night...

BTW, people asked me essentially the same "why would you want to do that?" question when I got married- one of the best decisions I have ever made.

UGAfootballfanatic  - I totally agree with your disjointed theory.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In At Harvard!!!
« on: December 13, 2005, 05:00:12 PM »
Woo Hoo!  Congrats everyone and let the admissions continue to roll in! :D

Law School Admissions / Re: *very* important
« on: December 13, 2005, 04:35:24 PM »
Something weird seems to be going on, because I'm pretty sure I jumped a couple hundred between leaving for work this morning and coming back from work at 5pm EST.

Seems that someone likes stroking your ego. ;)

I am not trying to be pessimistic but instead realistic... It really is going to depend upon what support you are going to get from your husband. Does he have a stressful job, because your absence will undoubtedly cause more. Your children are also really small and have alot needs, they need attention.  It is hard enough for people with no children, and even harder for people who have older children to do well in law school.  Unless you have a nanny or some live in help such as a friend or relative, I really don't see how it is possible without your family life suffering. 

Personally, I would take this time and just prep for the LSAT and do some charity/volunteer work or work part-time, or even take some unlawschool related classes to strengthen your law school application.  If you can not find the time to do any of those things, I don't think you would be able to devote the necessary time to succeed in law school.  The last thing you want to do is drop out or worse, fail out.  Don't forget, besides being able to have the time to attending class, you need to be able to devote the time to study outside of class.

Good Luck with whatever you decide to do.  I personally would wait until the kids were a little older and a little more self-sufficient.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: December 13, 2005, 10:34:56 AM »

Crap. Sorry to hear that, Cpac. The best is yet to come.

It's ok, I've got some other choices, though I may have to eat some ice cream to console myself.

You have some great numbers... The upside is that there have been people who have been dinged and got into higher ranked schools.  Congratulations on your acceptances thus far, I am sure there are more coming.

Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone here anything from Drexel Law School
« on: December 13, 2005, 10:31:16 AM »
What are you thoughts on yesterdays email?

Don't know.  I sent them an email this morning.  I haven't heard back yet.

Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone here anything from Drexel Law School
« on: December 13, 2005, 10:23:23 AM »


Wow, that was early.  Did they request your report yet?

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