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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Liberal v. Conservative
« on: March 07, 2006, 11:59:28 AM »
Ok i added a poll, didn't really know how to do that earlier lol.  Also how about providing region of the country, it should be interesting to see the results based on region. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Work Experience
« on: March 07, 2006, 11:54:24 AM »
I did not say that someone who says y'all does not understand what you all says, or someone who says pop does not understand soda, i was implying close to what you are saying.  Different courts will have different opinions, but that one opinion can be used in various ways as well.  So your argument that you must choose the best answer is not very valid.  I have seen one case, used to argue to and for something, and both were legitimate arguments.  SO the way someone reads a question can be very subjective, and most of the time, someone can argue that their selection is correct.  I do understand that quick thinking is used in mediation and negotiations, but from most of the summaries regarding the LSAT, they say that it is to test the skills that are needed in a courtroom.  Just because someone scores well on a test, does not mean they will become a great lawyer, so LSAT alone, which is what most schools look at these days, should not be the basis for admissions.

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General Off-Topic Board / Liberal v. Conservative
« on: March 07, 2006, 10:33:19 AM »
Well as has been shown, most lawyers are Democrats.  Just wondering where the people in next years incoming class stand, to see what i will be dealing with in 3 or 4 years  :) So what are you, Liberal, Moderate or Conservative.  I throw myself in the Moderate Category

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Law School Applications / Re: Work Experience
« on: March 07, 2006, 10:26:10 AM »
Unfortunately that is what i am starting to see.  It's kind of sad when someone with a 2.5 and then a 165 on the LSAT is getting into a top law school.  Alot of these people, no work experience, very few extracirculars, and because of that 165 they are getting in.  Def putting way to much emphasis on the LSAT these days.

Remember, the LSAT is the only factor in your entire application that is specifically designed for the purpose of predicting your success in law school.  It's hard for schools not to recognize that fact.  As one author put it: "Your LSAT says you can do the work, your GPA says you will do the work."

Here is my thing about the LSAT, it is a highly subjective test.  Just like the SAT, you have questions that really depending on what part of the country you are in, people's speaking and reading skills differ.  Take for instance in the south where y'all is used frequently and not so much in the north.  Or in the north were pop or soda is used, unlike the south where everything is a coke.  When reading sentences or questions, different people can have different ideas about a subject.  If the LSAT was based more on Logic games, which i know everyone hates, but it's the questions that have true answers, unlike the reading and logical reasoning where each answer is a subjective interpretation of the author.  If you are going to have a test to prove that you are going to be able to do the work, have a test where everyone can come up with the same answer, not just a subjective guess.  Also with the LSAT it is supposed to teach the quick thinking that is used in the court room.  Well guess what i don't want to be a trial lawyer, so why does a test that measures the response time of a trial, have any impact on someone who doesn't want to be in a courtroom.

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Law School Applications / Re: Work Experience
« on: March 06, 2006, 01:59:19 PM »
Unfortunately that is what i am starting to see.  It's kind of sad when someone with a 2.5 and then a 165 on the LSAT is getting into a top law school.  Alot of these people, no work experience, very few extracirculars, and because of that 165 they are getting in.  Def putting way to much emphasis on the LSAT these days.

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Law School Applications / Work Experience
« on: March 06, 2006, 01:33:54 PM »
Does anyone know of schools that look at highly on past work experience.  I have worked at a law firm my whole time in college starting out as a file clerk, and working up to the current position i am in, as the office manager.  I tried to convey this in my personal statement but don't know how well it went.  For 3 of the 4 years i have been in school worked 35+ hours a week.  Any suggestions on schools to apply to.  I know i am getting close to deadlines, but looking for some back ups.

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Law School Applications / Interviews
« on: March 06, 2006, 11:29:08 AM »
Hey I was just curious what law schools interview?  Most of the ones I have applied to, say they do not have an interview process.  So just curious who still interviews and how have interviews gone for anyone.

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