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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Are Fraternity are Needed in Law School
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:12:03 PM »
I've heard they are filled with booze, babes, bongs, and books.

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General Board / Re: How do lawyers get clients?
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:08:57 PM »
It depends on a variety of factors. The type of law, experience, location, etc.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What was your undergraduate major?
« on: October 07, 2012, 10:41:00 PM »
B.S., expeditionary studies.

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I'm a conservative, but I just cannot figure for sure what Romney would actually do or not if elected.  It feels like the guy is a walking contradiction and his proposed policies confuse the hell out of me.  Although I disagree vehemently with most of it, I at least know where Obama stands on issues. 


If elected, Romney, as POTUS, will cut funding for Amtrak, CPB (NPR/PBS), the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. I think, by Romney's estimates, this will basically get the US out of debt.

During the first debate, Romney was eerily silent about moon bases.

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I know a guy that, as a part time job, thinks up ideas for inventions. He sells his ideas to another guy. He's currently unemployed and talks about how the government is stealing his ideas. I'll let him know about this exciting opportunity.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Tax Attorney opinions
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:10:36 AM »
Honestly, you sound like the perfect associate for many tax law departments.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How does the "Member Status" work?
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:04:17 PM »
And what's "Guest" status?

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General Off-Topic Board / How does the "Member Status" work?
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:56:00 PM »
It seems LSD member status is based on number of posts:

1-5ish posts-Newbi;
6-10ish posts-Jr. Member;
11-100-Full Member;
100ish+-Senior Citizen.

Is this accurate?

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But, final question: what really determines our skills and potential to succeed in law school, at least the possibility to survive in law school? GPA, LSAT, PS, L of R, or anything else?

There are exceptions, but it really boils down to one's ability to do well on standardized testing. A high UGPA generally indicates hard work and intelligence, while a high LSAT and low UGPA might indicate intelligence and laziness or poor planning, lack of commitment, maturity issues, etc. Also, students can totally game UGPAs (easy classes, easy major, professor selection, cheating, etc.).

Similar to the LSAT, law school exams and the bar exam are a time crunch. You generally only get one shot and a limited amount of time to demonstrate to the professor/bar grader that you know what's up.

If you're really interested, an essay by Gary S. Rosin called Unpacking the Bar: Of Cut Scores, Competence and Crucibles discusses the correlation between the LSAT and bar passage.

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