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Studying and Exam Taking /
« on: December 15, 2001, 04:19:29 AM »
I've just discoverd the "Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction" and I think it's worth a mention.  There are little quizes you can take to review, and the explanations are pretty good.  It's a good way to get some structured studying done, and I'd imagine it would be usefull in preparing for class too because it cuts through all the case confusion.

You have to get a password from your school to use it, but it is free.

Studying and Exam Taking / Prof. Resp. Exam - can you pass with no class?
« on: October 24, 2003, 06:12:22 AM »
Does anyone have any thoughts on taking the professional responsibility exam without a prep class?  If people have done this, how did you study?

General Board / Law School Musicals
« on: February 21, 2003, 06:46:35 AM »
Tonight is the second night of BU's "Legal Follies" show.  It's a performance (consisting of songs and skits) about BU, law school, and the legal profession.  I've heard that Harvard and BC have similar events and I was just wondering if this is a Boston thing or a national thing.  Does your law school have a musical?

General Board / law school worst case scenario
« on: March 06, 2003, 07:33:57 AM »
I think I have encountered the law student’s second worst nightmare (second only to sleeping though an exam).

One of my classmates yesterday asked me how my paper was going… what paper?

It turns out that there is a draft of a final paper due tomorrow.  The professor of the class has never issued a syllabus and, apparently, has only once announced the draft due date of the paper (or - for that matter - that a draft was going to be required).  A few weeks ago I missed the class for a job interview.  This happened to coincide with the draft due date announcement.

Before leaving for my interview I emailed to the professor to ask about, of all things, my paper topic, and to report that I would be missing class for a job interview.  When I got back the next week, I emailed the professor to ask what was assigned.  The professor replied with the next week’s reading assignment, but never mentioned the paper draft.  The due date was never mentioned again.

I wrote to the professor and explained my predicament.  My deadline has been extended one week to the Friday of spring break.  Modifying spring break plans to write my paper is certainly inconvenient, but I’m much more bothered by the fact that I had to ask for an extension on the deadline.  Perhaps this will affect my grade, perhaps not.

At the request of the Law School Admissions Council, I have removed the thread entitled "JUNE 2007 LSAT test takers first impressions THREAD".  The LSAC also asked me to remind you that "posting questions is potentially a copyright infringement."

Meta Discussion / Server Status
« on: March 10, 2007, 07:35:43 PM »
Hi all,

The server has a new hard drive today.  The old drive was having some problems.  I know the server has been having other problems lately too, and I'll be looking into other ways to improve performance.  We actually have a very powerful server, and I think it just needs some tweaking to support the high activity.

It was a crazy day - shutting down, backing up, waiting for the new drive, and getting everything configured.  Thanks for your patience.

Studying for the LSAT / ***Please Read*** Do not post unreleased LSAT info
« on: February 08, 2007, 07:20:54 PM »
Hi all,

Starting with the February 2007 LSAT, I'm making a new rule: do not post information about unreleased LSATs.  This means no attempting to reconstruct the test, no discussing specific questions, etc.

I've asked the LSAC to comment on why this is a problem, and they will be posting in this thread.  I will move their post to be right after this one.  Essentially, people have been concerned about dishonest behavior in connection with unreleased test questions.  You may think you're just discussing how you did on the test, but if you give too many details, you may be enabling someone else to cheat.  Remember that the LSAT is given in different time zones and on different days.  To be a fair test, no one should have extra test-specific information going in.

I've been emailing with the LSAC folks for a while on this, and they've agreed to answer any questions you have about what you should or shouldn't post.  Please don't overwhelm them with emails though.

If you see any posts on test day that appear to violate this policy, please be especially vigilant and use the "report to moderator" link. This way we can remove it before someone cheats.

Meta Discussion / One Million Posts
« on: March 13, 2006, 11:05:52 PM »
I don't know if anyone is watching this, but in the next day or two...

Meta Discussion / Possible interruptions today
« on: March 11, 2006, 02:14:47 PM »
I'm doing some work on the site today; there might be some outages.  Hopefully we can improve the site performance a little.

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