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I am currently deciding between GW and Fordham....I may not end up practicing in either city, so I want a portable degree.  Any advice? Also, I want to do public interest--does one school have a better reo for that?

Definitely I would say GW would be the choice for your interests. GW is more known throughout the US and especially up and down the east coast if at least you plan on workin here but at any rate GW would still be a better choice if you planned on practicing further West. Also I believe GW has a better public interest program but take that with a grain of salt and do some further researching.

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Just for fun I wanted to start a thread and get a take on what everyone thinks is the most surprising change in a school's ranking, gain or loss!? Which ones stand out to you?

Please list your top 3 and only 3, and feel free to give your reaction and if you want your personal opinion of why you think the change occurred. Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is it too late for June??
« on: March 27, 2007, 02:13:00 AM »
I think it depends on what your goal is. But I would definitely take another diagnostic or two to see where your at. Mid 160s for  your first diagnostic is pretty good. Strangely you said you did well in games and reading comp which is not the norm but beware that logical reasoning is at least 2 sections on the test so you might want to brush up on that. If you have a few hours at least per day to study and your goal is around mid 160s to low 170s I think you can definitely study in time for the June exam. Also I know its better to take the exam once and do well the first time but if you do take it in June and don't get teh score  you want you can always take it in October and still have your application in early in the admissions process so that also increases your chances of getting into a better school. My recommendation would be to just crack down on that logical reasoning. Do a bunch of prep tests and maybe in a month see where you are and then decide if you want to continue with the June exam or push back til October.

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Very helpful, thanks!

By "quality of education," I didn't necessarily mean what you remember after the class is over.  I think it was more a question about whether you feel that your time as a law student has been worth it so far.

One of my biggest concerns is actually the administration.  My roommate is a grad student (not law student) at Temple and she has had nothing but problems with the administration from day one.  I know the law school has its own administration, but it's still part of the university as a whole.  If I never have to deal with the hopelessly inept people she's dealt with, that's perfect but if I'm going to have to spend three years fighting with them over silly stuff, I'd rather know upfront.

I just wanted to offer my input on Temple's administration. I'm currently an undergraduate here and although Temple's undergrad lacks a better reputation for the quality of education I can say first and foremost that the teaching has been great and I've had some world class professors here.

That being said the administration at Temple is horrendous. That has been my biggest gripe about the college and it seems that they don't have anything in order. Fortunately I'm a person that doesn't need to consult with an advisor every week to make it through college so I've been able to get through 4 years relatively on my own and been able to work my way through my double major. On the rare occassions I do need administrative help it seems each department attempts to give you the run around and send you somewhere else. I think in the end they will hope you eventually give up and everyone basically has the attitude "our department doesn't handle that type of problem".

I've tried to inquire about a ranking system for my major and my major's department said we wouldn't have that information go to the college of liberal arts department, and the college of liberal arts department said the same thing and sent me to my major's department. Also as a double major I was able to get exempt from some classes because they overlapped so much. However, none of my advisors pointed this out before hand so I did take one class that I didn't need to and would have taken another class  had I not inquired about it on my own. It seems that Temple puts it all on the student to know details of their networks and how things operate. I would just say to meet with an advisor early on and get a good understanding of your program and what you'll be doing because after that don't expect Temple to reach out and help you.

i dont think the undergrad ang law school administration is connected in any way.

One would be inclined to think the administration from a law school is similar to the undergraduate university. Although not completely the same they probably operate similarly. And you're right, you "didn't think". 

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Very helpful, thanks!

By "quality of education," I didn't necessarily mean what you remember after the class is over.  I think it was more a question about whether you feel that your time as a law student has been worth it so far.

One of my biggest concerns is actually the administration.  My roommate is a grad student (not law student) at Temple and she has had nothing but problems with the administration from day one.  I know the law school has its own administration, but it's still part of the university as a whole.  If I never have to deal with the hopelessly inept people she's dealt with, that's perfect but if I'm going to have to spend three years fighting with them over silly stuff, I'd rather know upfront.

I just wanted to offer my input on Temple's administration. I'm currently an undergraduate here and although Temple's undergrad lacks a better reputation for the quality of education I can say first and foremost that the teaching has been great and I've had some world class professors here.

That being said the administration at Temple is horrendous. That has been my biggest gripe about the college and it seems that they don't have anything in order. Fortunately I'm a person that doesn't need to consult with an advisor every week to make it through college so I've been able to get through 4 years relatively on my own and been able to work my way through my double major. On the rare occassions I do need administrative help it seems each department attempts to give you the run around and send you somewhere else. I think in the end they will hope you eventually give up and everyone basically has the attitude "our department doesn't handle that type of problem".

I've tried to inquire about a ranking system for my major and my major's department said we wouldn't have that information go to the college of liberal arts department, and the college of liberal arts department said the same thing and sent me to my major's department. Also as a double major I was able to get exempt from some classes because they overlapped so much. However, none of my advisors pointed this out before hand so I did take one class that I didn't need to and would have taken another class  had I not inquired about it on my own. It seems that Temple puts it all on the student to know details of their networks and how things operate. I would just say to meet with an advisor early on and get a good understanding of your program and what you'll be doing because after that don't expect Temple to reach out and help you.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Learning Curve/Tipping Point
« on: March 22, 2007, 11:10:59 PM »
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Thanks to you RIGMA I just laughed my ass off in the library... where it's SUPPOSED TO BE quiet!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: what's the answer to this lr question?
« on: March 22, 2007, 10:19:56 PM »
First off I would REALLY like it if someone can confirm the answer just so we're not all agreeing and leave it at that because we came to a consensus and the overwhelming majority voted for answer A. After all, its flawed reasoning on our part to assume because most people agreed upon one answer, it MUST be correct or even going as far to assume it IS LIKELY to be correct. Continuing to the problem here's my explanation and I'll use an extreme example just because it's easier for someone to understand and see the flaw.

Say you made a will and updated it 10 times over the course of your life. That's 10 wills with the 10th updated version being the most recent. Even if you dated all of them AND each one stated it superseded the previous one this does not solve ALL the problems as the author posits. What if your 2nd will was dated and stated it superseded the first BUT you lost all remaining 8 wills. According to the argument by the author (The Management) there wouldn't be a problem. But in fact there are 8 more recent versions lost and this does not prevent the problem to begin with of whether the will drawn up last has ever been found.

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I love the economist! It's such a great periodical and not only has interesting articles on current world news but also provides similar structure as do the reading comp on the LSAT.

I think what everyone is saying that reading the economist will help improve your reading on the LSAT given you have enough time and like to read and read with an intent in mind. If you just speed read through thinking it will help you gain 5 pts on the reading comp obviously that's not going to happen.

Reading looking for main points and arguments and premises will help you improve. Although there are many other great periodicals that would similarly help one improve in the end it's the reader's preference and what type of articles and issues they enjoy reading. I for one love the economist and would recommend it to anyone who would like to improve their reading score and enjoy reading about the economy, international news, foreign markets, etc.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who's who on LSD?!
« on: March 20, 2007, 06:29:09 PM »
im a bear! hear me roar!

kitty cattttt!!!!!!!!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: where is everyone???
« on: March 11, 2007, 10:32:00 PM »
SPRING BREAK OF COURSE!!! mine was a little early and i just got back to school today but i know a lot of schools are having their break as we speak...could be an important variable...but i was a good boy and took my lsat studying books on break to look over on the plane ride and such

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