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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Practicing for the June LSAT
« on: April 11, 2007, 10:12:31 PM »
Hey,can any help me with names of any textbook that will be helpful in preparing me for the LSAT besides LSAT preparations. I'm going into Law with no experience..I need major help! Hoping there are books that can sum all about Law and its concepts in 1.

Any help is appreciated.

The LSAT doesn't require you to have any previous knowledge about "law" to take the test. Although some hypothetical scenarios may include information about a lawyer or law firm, the exact nature of the law or life of a lawyer are not important. Granted, any background information in a subject wouldnt hurt I think your better off preparing for the LSAT with specific LSAT prep materials. Once you have taken the LSAT and are committed to going to a law school then that might be a more appropriate time to read about law in general. For now I think your time would be better spent studying for the LSAT and obtaining a higher score rather than reading into law. But then again maybe you're wondering if law is something you'd like and want to have a career in. If that's the case then by all means try to read up on some basics. Further, law school is specifically designed to teach you about the law so although having some background in law will help you coming into law school, it is by no means necessary to succeed, and from what I've heard schools like to break you down and reteach you everything you "think you know" about the law.

Maybe I misunderstood your question but I hope that helps.

Dudes, set your watches at 11:25 at the beginning of each section.  Then you don't have to count up... just watch the hand approach noon.

good tip mate, some times it takes stating the obvious to bring common sense out of the fog

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Miracles do happen.
« on: April 03, 2007, 01:50:21 AM »
I reccomend RJ's RC thread. First 3 tests I got 15/15/13 wrong on RC. Read that thread, since then I've gotten 2/3/5 wrong on my next 3 tests

Can you please provide a link mate

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Howard University Question
« on: March 31, 2007, 01:15:17 PM »
If you can't answer this question by yourself, I'm guessing you haven't researched the school enough. 

Obviously if I knew the answer I wouldn't be starting a topic and asking the question???

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Howard University Question
« on: March 31, 2007, 01:12:03 PM »
people constantly ask this question as if the answer isn't staring you righ tin the face:  Howard, while a great school, is still a one stop shop for a firm's diversity needs.

You say that if it's a bad thing for the students who go there? Or just for the non URMs who go there? Are you implying that on the average only the big firms look to Howard to fill up their diversity needs? I know other schools aren't as diverse but I'm sure they would at least want to find some other students from a tier 1 and 2 school before looking to Howard?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Howard University Question
« on: March 31, 2007, 01:07:35 PM »
I was just looking through the 2008 USNEWS rankings and for Howard University although the midrange GPA was 2.95-3.5 and LSAT is 148-154 they have a suprisingly high midrange salary for the private sector ($73-$125k).  I know Howard is in D.C. but being a 3rd tier school how are the top firms not picking up students from tier 1 and even tier 2 schools first before Howard? Is there something I'm missing about this school? and Seems like an excellent place to go if you have just OK gpa and lsat with a very profitable return in the private sector.

Most surprising was clearly NYU over Columbia.   

Good point! (not sarcastic) I think I may have gotten a little too excited seeing Fordham jump to such a higher position but also gotta keep in mind those t14 schools will never really have a jump of more than 2 or 3 spots within one year but your right NYU over Columbia is very impressive.

Now I'm thinking a year from today I'll be reviewing the 2009 rankings and watch schools like Columbia regain their position over NYU and how potentially insignifiacant these rankings really in the short run.


I was also surprised by Fordham's big jump.

I think that was definitely the biggest shock to a lot of people, including myself. Moving up 7 spots is not unheard of but a change like that within the top 40 is pretty amazing. Congrats to anyone who decided on going to Fordham already. Now cross your fingers USNEWS keeps 'em up there over the next couple years!

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.

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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