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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, 04:49:55 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, 12:47:53 PM »
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.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: visited test center yesterday
« on: June 01, 2004, 09:46:31 AM »
Ditto on the South Texas College of Law. I could go to Houston this weekend if I knew what room the test was in. Is the campus open on weekends? Is there anyway to find out what room it will be in? If mindgap or tuaustin find out PLEASE let me know!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Spreadsheet
« on: June 01, 2004, 09:39:41 AM »
I too have kept a spreadsheet since Feb. I keep track of every section I study broken down by time and # of sections. Also have all of my practice score's. I definately has helped my focus on what I need to work on. Although it really just comes down to the games. Damn them.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Idiot seeks LSAT help
« on: May 28, 2004, 10:53:56 AM »
I WENT FROM A 155 ON MY FIRST PRACTICE (3 MOS. AGO) TO A 168 (HIGHEST PRACICE YET) You need a strategy. I never had any problems with the RC either so I pretty much just do the same on that. I used the Bible for games and have increased from being lucky to get 1 game done to getting 3 done and not missing too many. On the LR I used the strategies from the Kaplan book it seems to work well. Sit down with some books and get a strategy first BEFORE you just keep taking tests. If you keep doing what you are doing you will keep getting what you get. The LSAT is definately a test you can learn to a certain point ( I don't think I will ever get a 180 b/c I cannot finish the games in enough time and 2or 3 LR and 2or 3 RC will throw me off every time.You definately can improve from the 150's though with a strategy. By the way I AM not very smart 2.01 GPA in Agriculture. But man I had a great time in college!

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