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True, for those who went through it, but thats like asking what the average person thinks of the military and then only polling veterans. Not really the same deal, ya'know?


I think most college educated people don't view online programs (such as Kaplan) as being at the same level as a regular in-class degree program (exception: if it is through a respected university and is considered the same as that university's in-class degree). I would think this view would carry over to their opinion of law schools.

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The two groups are very different. The average Americans won't even get an associates degree(dont need it to pull turds out of urinals for a living)
So to say a fully college educated person would think as a true "layperson" is not at all true. Those are two totally seperate groups.



I don't think online degrees carry much weight...
I did define "lay perception" in OP as what does the typical college educated person think? I think most college educated people know that University of Phoenix is not exactly the most competative degree.

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short of actually doing a full on cross country survey, all anyone (including you) can do is give guesses and their own opinions based on the facts they have available to them. I gave other layman in semi-simular situations, you just gave "I dont think they would".

Here is where I get my thought on it from, in undergrad people who used the CLEP test to get credit for classes they never took were seen by the vast majority of students in the school as smarter than the guys who had to sit in a chair for a semester to end up in the same place. I can't think of anyone, anywhere who actually thought negative of it.

So...based on your experience, you think the average layperson "would be like 'oh my god, you must be a genius!!!! You are self taught, wow!!!!'"  There's not enough in there to be pretty sure of anything, really, right? 

I know it seems like I'm splitting hairs, but it's an important distinction.  :)

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Do people actually get their canceled scores? I thought that once they were canceled, they vanished and even you didn't get to know what they were. Is that not true? Has anyone here canceled a score and actually gotten it?

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Never Take the LSAT Sick
« on: July 21, 2010, 12:43:22 PM »
but drugs are bad kids.....mmmmkay?

Related point:  Don't vary your routine on test day.  I foolishly decided that it was important to have a hardy breakfast on LSAT-day, and therefore ate a large meal right before the test (instead of the college quasi-meal I usually ate in the morning).

I developed ... intestinal challenges in the middle of the exam, and had to make numerous bathroom, uh, runs.  Thankfully, there is absolutely no time pressure at all for the LSAT, otherwise that might have been stressful.

As one of the BARBRI guys says:  this is not the time to make a change.  Don't start doing drugs, but if you are already doing drugs don't stop now.  Take up diet and exercise after the exam, not now.  Stick to your routine.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Never Take the LSAT Sick
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:28:12 AM »
If you never had to use it, then it's fine anyways. That being said, I'm pretty sure that you could have found a way to sue her specificly if not the lsat itself for that one.



That's what the lady told me--that I'd have to cancel if I used it. She let me have the trash can in case I couldn't make it to the bathroom. I assume she thought my using it would gross out and distract the other students, maybe even make some other kids start puking or something.

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Here is where I get my thought on it from, in undergrad people who used the CLEP test to get credit for classes they never took were seen by the vast majority of students in the school as smarter than the guys who had to sit in a chair for a semester to end up in the same place. I can't think of anyone, anywhere who actually thought negative of it.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: 140 by just putting C all the way down.
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:22:27 AM »
I'm already in, with a higher score, but I heard that and was wondering if it's true. I wonder since people here and on the street too will tell me how they got as low as a 130(or sometimes below) and it seems to me that you would have to be having a real hard time with the test if you recieved less than 140 if it were true.

Anyone have enough free time(and the money) to go test it for us?

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Even though most lawstudents and lawyers claim to be against online grads, I'm pretty sure that the average true "layperson" would be like "oh my god, you must be a genius!!!! You are self taught, wow!!!!" and even more so for the ones who skipped lawschool all together and just did an intership and the bar, the whole "I'm so smart, that I just clep'ed it female dog!" attitude.

You can say that you don't think so, but your opinion is as a person in the lawfield or at least interested in it enough to come to this forum, not the average layman changing tires going "Hey Tony, you forgot the pepperoni and the gobbeldygook, my love to your mother."

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Never Take the LSAT Sick
« on: July 21, 2010, 12:08:06 AM »
How would you have to cancel if you actually used a trashcan to puke in?

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