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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 26, 2010, 07:01:40 AM »
oh lol, yeah he told the plaintiff to do that, he pretty much slapped me - defendant - on the back.  I better get it right some day, lol.

I am 30 and going to law school in the fall. Always dreamed of it, and now the opportunity came around, I am determined to follow it.

They will not care about MFT, unless you get Bs and Cs in it it, in which case it will be a huge minus.

Try to study the crap out of LSAT and do really well - many schools are LSAT whores and will admit you just because of LSAT.

Since you are not getting at biglaw - apply to a bunch of law schools and go to the one that would give you full ride (tuition plus living stipend). E.g. University of Tulsa may give you aid like this. Many T3 and T4 schools will do that for an LSAT >165.  But please dont plan to do well - you cant plan that *&^%, just bust your ass studying for it, while not overstadying, like me...

I say go for it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 22, 2010, 07:26:51 PM »
you can think quickly on your feet without getting 5 intentionally confusing options of what assumption your client/opponent is making... Several of law school admission deans I talked to said they do not believe that LSAT is a better predictor of law school success than GPA, but they have to pay attention to LSAT because of USNWR.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Sara Palin VS Family Guy
« on: February 19, 2010, 07:59:26 PM »
39 y o Down syndrome girl who provided sound  for the episode has said Sarah Palin has no sense of humor.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Part Jewish
« on: February 19, 2010, 07:56:55 PM »
does not matter. as long as you are part of the culture of New World prior to 1492 or blacks imported to it from Africa to the New World you are doing A-OK in US law school admissions.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Part Jewish
« on: February 19, 2010, 03:00:45 PM »
you prove it my giving them your family tree. Rosa Parks was 1/8 black so if she was kicked off the bus, why cant a 1/8 or 1/16 black get the URM benefits? Hello, HYS Law full ride!

Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:56:30 PM »
Lol, I know it is funny and does not mean anything but being able to self-represent yourself in a court of law and avoid paying 4K thanks to one's legal research and writing skills is pleasant nonetheless

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:50:17 PM »
I agree. Probably it is the best predictor there is available right now, but not the best predictor possible.  I have been successful in every test I studied for so far but was not very successful in LSAT, despite 3 months of day and night studying for it and practicing. I still got into 86 percentile but that was definitely not what I was getting at.  The main reason I did not do well was that I did not have enough time to think.  I am a little slower on thinking front than other people, but way more fruitful on the results on this thinking. It was this slow but ingenious thinking that allowed me to reach academic and professional success over my peers similarly to how a proverbial turtle hit the finish line before the hair.  So now this quality that has been instrumental in my prior success and will probably be in the future is now a huge disadvantage in a test that is supposed to simulate the conditions of achieving professional success.  Putting somebody in a hotbox to resolve arcane logical problems does not predict success in a legal world any more than an ability to quickly count the number of toothpicks that just fell on the floor predict somebody's ability to succeed in mathematics.  All in all, it could be the most retarded and most serious math-incapabale person in the group who did the best and quickest job in counting the toothpicks.  No disrespect to retarded people but I hope you get my point.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 17, 2010, 04:48:07 PM »
A lot of people mistakenly suppose that since a law school is low ranked, it might be a lot less challenging than say Columbia Law.  That is not true.  In fact, T3 and T4 law schools are often more difficult to succeed in because they are overfilled by intelligent, ambitious and highly competitive candidates who just could not do well on LSAT.  LSAT does not measure how smart or how law-able you are, the only thing it measures is how well you take the LSAT.  LSAT creators state that fast pace of the test is justified, because if they give test takers more time, most people will get all questions right.  No.  First, in real legal/business life a professional will usually have months or years to get it right.  Secondly, in my professional experience, people who cannot get it right almost always will never get it right, be it 1.5 min, 7 weeks or 10 years.  You say because I cannot answer an absolutely uninteresting and uneccesary convoluted question in 1.5 min I am not quite up to snuff with the best future lawyers in America? No way.  Does correctly distributing councellors and campers in two boats correctly predict professional success?  Only if you will become a professional newspaper puzzle solver.  But this is the system our society has created.  I believe the result of this system is mainly counterproductive and resembles a caste system.  In the middle ages valiant, strong and able peasant could never become a knight, similarly, today extremely able law students who are not good at taking LSAT almost never can get into a top law school and face dire disadvantages in obtaining top law positions.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn law vs. st johns
« on: February 16, 2010, 08:51:09 PM »
I woulf go to Brooklyn since it is high t2 in comparison to low T2 for St. John's.  They say beyond T10 rankings do not matter that much, but if you have similar financial aid, would not hurt to decide in favor of the rankings...

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