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Studying for the LSAT / So you have to pay another $100 for LSDAS?
« on: June 28, 2006, 02:32:54 PM »
Ok, maybe I'm stoopid, but I couldn't figure out why I was unable to "request transcripts" on the LSAC web system.  I've entered in my undergrad info, and I've checked every possible box saying that I want to share my info, etc.

And now I just noticed some screen that does say something about a $100 or so fee for LSDAS distinct from any testing fees.  And, although one's data will be kept for a certain amount of time, no action (ie. reviewing transcripts) will happen unless the LSDAS fee is paid.

Have I got it right?

Cornell is a lot better than GW.  It is a top 10 school that is underated by students who choose other t14s and usnews alike.

On what do you base this claim?

What jack*ss raised you to treat people the way you do?

Hey Veganchick, I wish you and your dog well. My 10 year old Black Lab (pictured) had to have neuro surgery and was hopitalized for 10 days last year.  He had a ruptured disk which paralyzed him.  He's doing fine now.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Sub-3.5 Support Group
« on: June 21, 2006, 02:29:15 AM »
I got kicked out of college the first time around.  I had spent most of my time 'experimenting, and playing in a band, learning music, and developing an underground music scene.

Went to a new school, started over from scratch.  But I took some transfer credits, and so now both schools' grades will show up on my LSDAS report.

And the upside:  There have been times where my degree (computer science) has failed me - recession, anyone?  And my musical skills have not - I now own a music studio and work semi-pro as a jazz bassist - alongside software consulting.

All I can say in response to the subject is, "Oy!"  WARNING:  Extreme generalizations, hyperbole and slander ahead! 

The subject line says it all, and it's a great example of why people with high GPAs are so boring, annoying and - superfluous!

I've long ago seen that of the people who perform well, most fall into two groups - (1) high GPA / rel. lower SAT/LSAT, and (2) vice-versa: rel. lower GPA and higher SAT/LSAT.

Disclosure: I'm in group 2.  And those group 1-ers?  Teachers' Pets!   :P  "Book smart" ... able to regurgitate data, but deep comprehension and synthesizing of new ideas?  Not so common in the population.  Group 2-ers?  Not as organized, maybe.  Creative.  Pass math tests not by memorizing the theorems, but by re-deriving them during the test.  Group 2-ers are more wild, much more comfortable handling uncharted territory.

Type-1 nerds would spend an evening playing scrabble and getting an abundance of triple-word scores.

Type-2 nerds would prefer a meta-game:  spend the same amount of leisure time inventing a new game, and launching a website tied in to Paypal to market it.

Now that I've succeeded in offending 3/4 of the people here, let's break down the thread topic: "Sub 3.5ers, why would you apply (sic) and attend law school?" -

1. A raw GPA, without accounting for school, major or year of graduation is nearly devoid of information.  Much less useful than, say, LSATs.  Stoopid.

2. If only the top 25 schools have medians above 3.5, then the thread's topic can be re-written as, "Not-top-25ers, why would you apply (sic) and attend one of these other law schools?"  Which is stoopid on its face.

Ack.  Trashy stuff.   No depth to it.  This topic is less than interesting.  Next!

buckybadger - awesome info.  Thanks.

...I have a friend who is working as a patent agent right now.  I have no idea how you pass that exam without any background in law (he was a science nerd like me).

I'm also the science type.  The exam questions don't seem so difficult, though; they don't seem to require real knowledge of the law.  Just knowledge of the Patent rules.

What's the work like as a patent agent?  I had never considered that, but I guess it makes sense - just pass the test and you are one.

Come on - you've had a week to recuperate!  Only 14 months until 1L!!

Only two T1 (and 1 T14) programs? And a bunch of T4? It just seems like a very random listing.

That's actually exactly what I would expect.

Cornell has a whole pallette of cool-sounding programs.  For one, you must be fluent in French to apply, and then you spend a year in Pairs.  You get some kind of double degree.  Also a German variant.

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