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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 1 WEEK!!!
« on: June 07, 2004, 02:56:17 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement! I do have the last 2 tests left and I plan on taking them this week as well as going back and doing some old games. Just waiting for that games epiphany to come! Either it will or it won't either way it's OK because I truly have done my best!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 1 WEEK!!!
« on: June 07, 2004, 02:46:04 PM »
I have done all I can do. Unless I am possesed by an evil "games" spirit, I will not hit that 170 mark. Maybe I should get out my Quija board? Oh well I have done all I can do and if I get a 164 like my last 3 practice it will give me a high enough index to have a pretty good chance getting into where I want to go. I know there is nothing more I can do but Damn I am nervous! I just need to chill out I guess. Leave it in the hands of the man!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest 40 June 2003
« on: June 07, 2004, 02:35:30 PM »
This one got me too. Luckily (or unluckily) I only can finish 3 games in time and only had a couple of minutes to look at this one. I got the first question right just by the rules but did not even get to any more of the questions. I went back and looked at it and thought "what the hell, I am not even going to TRY this one" Obviously games are not my strongpoint. I just feel smart in the fact that I did not even try this one!

Law School Admissions / Re: Please Help . . . Do I Have a Chance?
« on: June 07, 2004, 08:26:34 AM »
graduated this past December with a 2.59, after transfering from a previous college with an even lower gpa.  I am assuming that when the two are averaged out my gpa will be about a 2.2.  I had a rough time with an eating disorder and depression . . . and recently started getting treatment for my problems.  I believe that I will be able to do really well on the LSAT (I got a 1480 on my SATs and graduated from high school with a 3.. 

I really want to be a lawyer and one day a Law Professor!! Do I have a chance?  Is there anything I can do to be a competitive canidate for a top 100 like Northeastern, Catholic, Brooklyn, or Rutgers?

All you can do is try. I too have about a 2.2 GPA No excuses I just did not try in college and my grades reflect that. If you really want it bad enough there is always a way. And if you don't get into a top 100 you can surely get into a TTTT school if you do well on the LSAT. Actually it's kinda cool because I didn't have to do much in college and I can make up for it on 1 test (hopefully). Just make up for it with a good LSAT

I read Ender's game. What a great book. I am currently reading "Nothing" by Jim Sloman. About to start The Davinci Code (saving for after the LSAT)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: My new study plan.
« on: June 06, 2004, 03:49:55 PM »
I actually just read a book about what your doing and have been trying it myself. "The handbook for humans" by James Sloman. It really has had a profound affect on me. Too bad not so much on my practice scores!

Who said money is my key objective? And I do know several atty's who were able to come out of law school straight into private practice, so it can be done. Sure I would like to make 300k a year but I am not willing to sacrifice certain things if thats what it  would take. 150k a year with a private practice would be wonderful if I could set my own schedule, and have time to spend with my family. Money is not my key motivator. Freedom, quality of life, controlling my own destiny, are much more important to me than 300k a year. I one day I have both great! If not then I will give up the money for the other.

I plan on attracting client like any other small business. Advertising, contacts, and word of mouth and referrals from other atty's. I know several atty's who have their own practice and started right out of lawschool. I am expecting it to be 2-3 years before I have an extremely lucrative practice but this is still much more acceptable (to me) than slaving away at some firm. But as for MOST people gain reputation by working at firms I don't find that statement to be correct. I don't think Billy Bob who got a DWI cares about how your resume reads and Fred and Suzy who are about to lose their trailer house because they can't make their payment probably don't care about where you went to law school. An don't kid yourself there is alot of money to be made handling those cases. Is is glamorous? Is is LA Law? NO but. Would it be rewarding? Can you make really good money AND have time for your family doing this. Absolutely! There is a place for everyone. And those of you who have dreams of LA Law I think you will find these expectations hard (although not impossible) to meet. I for one am a realist.

Law School Admissions / Re: College (represent)!!
« on: June 03, 2004, 11:47:53 AM »
Texas A&M University
College Station Texas
B.S. Agricultural Development
Class of 1998
Gig Em Aggies
"Saw Varsity's horns off"

I plan on starting in January. I am applying to STCL. Ok it's a 4th tier, but I don't plan on being unemployed either. I plan on being self-employed. That is the whole reason I am going to law school. All I need to do is pass the bar. So mesirow your contention that All or Most schools that start in January are "Bad" is wrong. Bad for whom? Not bad for me. Since I don't want to work in a firm anyway I really don't care what the employment rate is for my school of choice. What diff. does it make if my JD has Harvard or STCL on it? Either way it will be hanging in a small office somewhere and the clients I can attract probably won't care one way or the other as long as I do a good job with their case. Just wanted to throw in that everything is a matter of prospective. Even if I got into Harvard (highly unlikely) I would go to STCL because I want to start sooner, it's cheaper, and I probably could not convince my wife to move up north.

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