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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do you get fee waivers?
« on: October 31, 2006, 01:07:29 PM »
How long did it take to receive the fee waiver from Columbia? I've had my score for a couple of weeks and I'm way above most 75% ranges yet have only received a few fee waivers - most of them for schools like St. Thomas school of law and National Law School into which elementary school children could gain admission.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: High Scorers: Diagnostic vs. Actual
« on: October 31, 2006, 01:03:43 PM »
I never took a diagnostic test nor did I do any full tests on my own - honestly, I don't know that it's really worth it because you can just take individual sections, do them within the time allowed, and judge how you're doing on the individual section types. I went this route and just practiced the sections I wasn't good at initially (LG were cake) and on the actual test I completed those sections with a ton of time to go. LG was actually weaker for me, because I got stuck on one of the scenarios during the test and had to guess on two of them in that scenario, missing both of them.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Is law school really as hard as people say?
« on: October 26, 2006, 12:23:29 PM »
I am an EE as well, and I don't think that someone with an EE background should be too worried about the difficulty of law school, presuming that same someone can read critically and write reasonably well. Liberal arts educations are not worthless, but there's a reason that EE's have high starting salaries for just a BS and why just about any EE grad can find a job out of college - it's hard for many people to get through the degree and it takes a lot of time and work. Law school won't be much different, except that you'll have to work through a boatload of reading rather than a boatload of Fourier transforms and differential equations.

I would say he's probably of decent intelligence and that he just looks bad when he goes on TV and has to talk in front of crowds and stuff like that, but then again, he should've learned how to appear intelligent in front of the cameras by now, so maybe he really is just plain retarded.

My official vote goes to pile of *&^%, but I could meander over to the "both" camp without much persuasion.

Studying for the LSAT / Still looking for LSAT PDF's
« on: July 04, 2006, 12:17:50 PM »
Please PM me if you have access to them and could email them or help me out.


Law School Admissions / Where to find LSAT PDF's
« on: June 30, 2006, 09:31:36 PM »
If anyone could point me in the direction of some PDF format LSAT exams from the past, that would be extremely helpful. I need to get off my ass and start preparing for that thing, and I'd really like to have the electronic copies. I'd be very grateful for any help.

Also, I know this probably belongs on the LSAT board, but nobody really responded, so I'm hoping for better luck this time.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best Major?
« on: June 29, 2006, 07:21:44 AM »
I don't think taking any LA major helps you with logic more than an engineering degree does. Sure, you see the words and understand what they mean, but in engineering, particularly electrical, logic, and logical thought processes, are drilled into your head for four years.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: how much money do u need to make?
« on: June 23, 2006, 11:12:25 PM »
How much money do I NEED to make? I could make what I need to make by going out and getting a job right now as an electrical engineer. Doing that, however, would make me wait a lot longer to buy a big house, buy a 2nd house, buy a boat, etc.

Law School Admissions / Re: Unimpressive Degree-Granting Institution?
« on: June 13, 2006, 10:12:09 PM »
I could've gone to just about any school in the country out of high school, I went to Oregon State University because it was in my home state, and was free due to scholarships. They have a very good program in my major, and I don't regret my decision at all, because I have no debt, and my parents had saved money for college that they will now be willing to give me for law school, which is sweet.

I knew quite a few people who paid a lot of money that they didn't really have to go get relatively useless degrees at high-priced schools, and though they may enjoy their experience, I think that's a waste of money. Also, I never once thought that I would be done with college after earning a BS, so I figured, why pay for 7-8 years of school instead of just 3-4.

Working through your undergrad, especially the management part, would be something to be sure to include and if you break 170 on the LSAT you should have at least a mediocre shot of being accepted into Georgetown, especially if you're some sort of under-repped minority. I would say that your undergrad school is irrelevant, but your GPA is not good, so that will make it hard to get into the top 14 schools, of which Georgetown is at the bottom. With a 170 though, you would be in the running.

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