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Studying for the LSAT / Re: State of Mind
« on: April 12, 2007, 02:19:35 AM »
June LSAT takers rally! I'm in the same boat though...it always seems like study days have gone by way too quickly. But I'm planning on really cramming as much studying as possible into the end of the academic semester and the June lsat (approximately 25 days) give or a take a few but I'm excited for the June LSAT!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Practicing for the June LSAT
« on: April 12, 2007, 12:12:31 AM »
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.

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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

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post your review for these Prep Materials:
« on: April 04, 2007, 01:23:52 AM »
I bought the Logical Reasoning Bible, Logic Games Bible, and preptests. I may also buy superprep for further practice and Nova's Master the LSAT. I hear it has the best help for reading comprehension.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Powerscore LR bible
« on: April 04, 2007, 01:02:27 AM »
I just finished going through the lr bible. I first read it completely through and took notes on the main points and key tipcs for each question type. I really want to start doing practice tests but I haven't gone through the games bible yet so I just started going through the games bible 2 days ago and hopefully when I'm done with that I can finally hit the practice tests hard. I'm also going to continuously review the lr bible notes I made so I don't forget or just push it to the back of my mind.

But I agree that I think when you read through the 500 pages of material and you've finished your just in a state of aww at how much information their is and yes it can be overwhelming especially since it's really additional strategies. I think through enough preptests and analyzing each question in depth though concepts will start to connect and you'll be able to recognize similarities in question structure and correct responses. But good luck and just keep on pushing through that bible! I know it took me a while being that it's as thick as a phone book!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Miracles do happen.
« on: April 03, 2007, 03:50:21 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

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Howard University Question
« on: March 31, 2007, 03:15:17 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???

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Howard University Question
« on: March 31, 2007, 03:12:03 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?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Howard University Question
« on: March 31, 2007, 03:07:35 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.

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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.

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