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Law School Applications / WE abroad?
« on: October 21, 2007, 10:35:05 PM »
In case this cycle doesn't work out for me, I want to make sure I have a job lined up afterwards so that i have something good to write on my resume next year.  i am currently looking into working overseas in a law firm because i think it'd be cool to a) work in some capacity in a law firm b) get to work and live in another country, but i'm wondering - does work experience in a law firm actually help nowadays, or do they discount it because they know all you've done is probably be an office slave?  am i better off doing something else? 

Studying for the LSAT / recommendations on how to practice LG?
« on: October 21, 2007, 07:37:11 PM »
while i usually score pretty well in LG, i am an inefficient mental MESS during it, and am trying to work on becoming more efficient in recognizing the "powerful" variables and rules and less reliant on going crazy with hypotheticals.  i'd like to spend a few days doing intensive-LG work, but don't know how should go about doing it. anyone have any recommendations on how to go about practicing the games??  are there certain ones i should just do over and over, or should i go in a certain order of practicing preptest games?  i've already done the LGB twice now, but i'm not sure which materials i should use to practice and how to get the most out of them.

Before 1986 physicists believed they could describe the universe in terms of four universal forces. Experiments then suggested, however, a fifth universal force of mutual repulsion between particles of matter. This fifth force would explain the occurrence in the experiments of a smaller measurement of the gravitational attraction between bodies than the established theory predicted.

Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument that there is a fifth universal force?

Correct Answer: No previously established scientific results are incompatible with teh notion of a fifth universal force.

Granted, the other answers sucked but I didn't think this one was that great. Is this basically saying that it just strengthens it because it doesn't weaken it?

Studying for the LSAT / LR Question
« on: October 21, 2007, 08:52:24 AM »
Hey, can someone help me with this one?

Critic: Although some people claim it is inconsistent to support freedom of speech and also support legislation limiting the amount of violence in TV programs, it is not. We can limit TV program content because the damage done by violent programs is more hamrful than the decrease in freedom of speech that would result from the limitations envisionsed by the legislation.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the critic's reasoning?

I thought it was: If the exercise of a basic freedom leads to some harm, then the exercise of that freedom should be restricted.

The right answer:  One can support freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing that it can sometimes be overriden by other interests.

If someone could explain what's wrong with my answer and how the right answer is stronger, that'd be great.  Also, any suggestions for how to approach these principle-justify questions?  Thanks!

Studying for the LSAT / how to work on LG vs. LR to improve in the 170s?
« on: October 20, 2007, 05:01:08 PM »
i've done a painful number of practice tests in the past two weeks, and my score is seriously NOT consistent or improving - i'm mostly scoring in the low to mid 170s but there's been a few annoying times where i'm hit with the mid 160s.  my main weakness in LG is timing, whereas in LR i usually miss about 4 a section out of conceptual misunderstanding... to get my score up, should i just keep practicing the tests as whole units and just keep going over the ones i get wrong? or should i split my studying up and work on intensive LR drills till i feel really comfortable in it and then do intensive LG drill work?  advice please!!!!!!!

Studying for the LSAT / Official December Test takers??
« on: October 20, 2007, 03:27:35 PM »
Now that a lucky bunch of you guys have gotten your LSATs out of the way... who is still officially going to be stressing out with me for the next few weeks up till December 1st??

Law School Applications / lsdas gpa
« on: October 16, 2007, 11:24:27 AM »
is it normal that mine stayed exactly the same?

Studying for the LSAT / are pattern games important?
« on: October 16, 2007, 11:19:43 AM »
i'm still doing old practice tests (pre-1998) but have come across a few "pattern" games - are they worth the time to perfect my skills for them, or are they rare enough today that i don't have to be 100% efficient/familiar with them?

Law School Applications / oops wrong board can't delete
« on: October 16, 2007, 11:17:39 AM »

Studying for the LSAT / circular reasoning
« on: October 11, 2007, 12:56:45 PM »
according to TM, an example of circular reasoning as a flawed method of reasoning is when "the argument presupposes what it sets out to conclude."  According to an LSAT instructor I just met yesterday, however, this statement does not express the same thing as circular reasoning.  Can someone please clarify who is right and what the difference (if there is one) is?

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