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I feel compelled to write in response to these posts. I do not understand the foundations for the negative commentary that is aimed at the LSAT Proctor title. It seems rather ungrounded.

Having purchased the DVD and then subsequently utilizing it for my LSAT studies (around a year ago), I feel that I am in a good position to express my thoughts on the title.

I started off my long journey with much anxiety. There was some sort of metaphorical hurdle that was keeping me within the low range. I felt comfortable with the concepts and modes of attacking the stems, but I had massive time management issues. I forget how I heard about the title, but when I did discover it I was instantly intrigued by the concept behind LSAT Proctor.

I purchased the older version, and although the DVD music/art/menu was a bit ‘corny,’ the substance and the idea that is the foundation of the title are quite powerful.

Basically, you are given an opportunity to take a full exam at any time you want (no need to rely on the presence of friends or family). Arguably accurate recreation or simulation of the very atmosphere that the test-takers will experience is what makes this title unique. Just as in actual testing conditions, the LSAT Proctor refocuses the energy of the test-taker into answering the questions correctly – the software takes away the necessity to set timers and request proctoring from friends (I know my friends are not going to sit around for hours on end).

To top it off, the LSAT Proctor is not simply a DVD… the DVD basically comes with a classroom, fellow test-takers, and a pretty mean proctor (at least from what I remember). I’m not sure if the female proctor takes a softer tone with the test-takers, but that is for you folks to see.

I just don’t get where all this negative criticism is coming from. People have their own ways of studying, not everyone is a genius like you folks purport to be. Many people require visual/ auditory aids. The DVD put me at ease to a certain extent, I came into the testing room feeling as though I have been there before – this alone made the DVD worth the price in my opinion. Ultimately it is my opinion, and we all have the liberty to disagree... so long as it is justified.

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wrhssaxensemble, might want to get a life. :)

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General Board / Re: Another Restaurant Fight
« on: June 21, 2008, 01:15:52 AM »

Julie Fern is at least humorous on occasion, and her caveman-speak is more well thought-out than anything on the RickLax site.

Agreed.

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General Board / Re: Another Restaurant Fight
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:57:06 AM »
I do not know why I hate you. But I do?

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I was reading this thread this morning while I was sitting at a local eatery waiting Fordham sandwich with a side of Cornell. Definitely on Pace to becoming the best thread ever! I am sure that Emory-body will think the same. On the way home I almost hit a car on a Tulane road just thinking about it! I Hofstra go to the bathroom now, this sandwich is not sitting right.

A big Faulkner you to whoever used anything similar to what I've said already.

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General Board / Re: Question to law students
« on: June 18, 2008, 08:02:16 AM »
"Nothing you can do is going to help much."

So my doom is unavoidable? I should just welcome it with open arms? :)

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General Board / Re: Question to law students
« on: June 17, 2008, 12:41:46 PM »
Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure (just to familiarize yourself, not to study hardcore).

This seems like an interesting book because I hear civil procedure can be quite difficult to grasp. Is there any sense in buying this book and starting some low level studies within this particular subject... with this book?

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General Board / Re: Question to law students
« on: June 17, 2008, 02:25:57 AM »
Thanks Steve.

I'm currently reading,
The Insider's Guide to Your First Year of Law School: A Student to Student Handbook from a Law School Survivor

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General Board / Question to law students
« on: June 17, 2008, 01:50:31 AM »
Hey there folks:

I'm going off to law school in August, and I would like to hear any suggestions you may have as to the academic preparation one must/should undertake to have a more comfortable/successful transition into law school. As you all have already realized, the rigors and demands of law school is quite high and I would really like to ease myself into that sort of environment.

I was curious as to whether it is possible to familiarize oneself with certain topics that would undoubtedly be analyzed during the first year, or even the first semester. Maybe there are specific books I can read; cases, statutes, legislation I can glance over?

Thoughts? Comments?

Thank you!

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General Board / Re: Car Accident: How do I proceed?
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:31:07 PM »
Let me put it this way... if there is a former car insurance claims adjuster here, that person may be able to give some insight into the usual division of liability in such a case without necessarily utilizing any of the knowledge gained from their studies at law school. Hence, you are giving advice from an insurance claims adjuster standpoint, not really a law student standpoint.

I am not looking for an "explanation" of my chunk of liability... seeing as how I do not know what the "chunk" or percentage of liability is my own. I am looking to see if anyone else has any thoughts on how the scale can tip, from an adjuster's perspective.

Taking into consideration the details of the accident, is this still considered a 50/50 type of case?

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