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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Who Pwns D.C.
« on: June 28, 2007, 01:54:10 PM »
In your eyes who really owns D.C. in terms of firm placement. UVa is ahead of Gtown in the rankings, but does the fact that it is not in DC offset Gtowns lower ranking and larger class size? Additionialy, with UPenn being a haircut and a shave away from DC all things being equal if a JD only sought firm placement in DC which school would he/she be better off with? Feel free to make sweeping generalization and/or comment in absolutes. >:(

Law School Admissions / Early Admit Agreements
« on: June 27, 2007, 02:03:09 PM »
Are the contracts for early admit/early decisions bull or do schools have a fairly sophisticated cross-reference system set in place to ding you automatically if you brake the "covenant"

ex. uva and columbia both have policies relegating applicants to applying for EA/ED to only their school and their admittance would not be forefeited(ithinkthatshowyouspellit) otherwise.

Black Law Students / Shortage of Black Men in Law (Dismal)
« on: June 27, 2007, 11:53:29 AM »
Just wanted to know you all's thoughts on why there is such a shortage of Black men pursuing law school. It seems that given the level of effort in becoming a doctor, enginee...etc there would be a pipeline of black male law students in place. Comparatively,  Sistuhs seem to be doing there thing. It took me two years to after I received my MBA to realize I wanted to go to law school and looking back I don't know why the hell that interest took so long to generate??

Any thoughts

Law School Admissions / Splitter Stories from the 06-07 cycle
« on: June 17, 2007, 10:18:13 PM »
As someone who would be honored to hold the title of a true splitter in the 07-08 cycle i am curious to know the stories of you guys and why you had such a crap gpa

me, well i was a party animal and spent a great deal of time running behind skirts and having skirts run behind me. i worked a lil, but academics were last on the priority list.

Studying for the LSAT / what kinds of logic games were on the test
« on: June 13, 2007, 09:49:03 AM »
I always hear the probability of certain games goes down with each year and i am curious as to which games were on the last test

i am assuming there were at least 2 grouping games and 1 sequencing

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Blacks and LSAT scores
« on: April 13, 2007, 01:45:50 PM »
Very few people have a nack for the lsat inherently and I am of the majority that don't. What I would like to convey in this post is simple...Black folks need to start investing in good lsat prep classes (i.e. powerscore and testmasters) like White folks. It shouldn't be a suprise at the margin of difference between our avg lsat and white folks based on our representation in these classes. I have been to both a testmaster and powerscore class (in washington d.c. mind you) and the lack of black representation was startling. This can probably be attributed to the $1200 price tag that goes along with this course, but whatever the case, it is money well spent. I consider myself a smart brother, but to say I was shocked when I took my first diagnostic test scoring a 142 would be an understatement. My most recent diagnostic was 166. That was no accident. The privied info and techniques you receive in these classes are mind boggling. By all means avoid Kaplan classes like the plague.
It should strike you as no suprise that those priviledged enough to have a parent pay for these classes do well on this exam, while those on the other end of the socioeconomic ladder have a less impressive performance. The haves will continue to have and the have nots will continue to struggle.

Studying for the LSAT / Studying when you aren't studying
« on: April 13, 2007, 01:00:26 PM »
Am I the only one that feels as though I am studying for the lsat even when I am not. It seems even though i don't have the materials in front of me 24/7 often times I find myself going through problems in my head. Is that normal, weird or does that just make me special

Incoming 1Ls / real estate development
« on: January 18, 2007, 05:06:47 PM »
I will be taking on a real estate development position in the very near future (By the way I have an mba from a small school). It doesn't pay particularly well, but the exposure to the business will be invaluable. Real estate development is a passion of mine, but I still have a deep seeded passion for real estate and securitization law. I will not start applying for law school until 07/08. Assuming I get into a great school (strong assumption I know) Do you think I should forego this desire to pursue law and invest those 3 years in my development position or say what the hell and go to law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Best looking in t14 spinoff
« on: January 17, 2007, 03:36:55 PM »
Is it then fair to presume that their is a negative correlation between associates looks and firm prestige. The homely red head that played partner on 'sex in the city' would be a god send compared to the rest of the hags, especially at the end of a 13hr day.
As an objective heterosexual male I will also argue that the younger male associates are probably much more attractive by leaps and bounds than their female counterparts.

Another superficial point...I think the elder statesmen at these firms specifically the female gender age with significantly more grace. There is no greater contrast than a balding white guy with gray hair and big ears standing next to a polished 'devil wears prada'esque type women'

Choosing the Right Law School / t14 with best looking women
« on: January 15, 2007, 08:26:44 PM »
every school except Gtown. I can assure the correlation between lsat scores and looks beit man or woman have a negative direct relationship  :'(

hell, butta faces are even hard to come by

but maybe thats my perception as a visiting 0L

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