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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Most Influential Books.
« on: April 19, 2007, 01:38:46 PM »
The Order of Things - Michel Foucault

Haha. Wrote my thesis on him. I try not to think about it anymore!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Confederacy and Morality in America
« on: April 19, 2007, 01:12:49 PM »
I would say defenders/apologists for slavery at the time were morally inferior to abolishionists

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Most Influential Books.
« on: April 19, 2007, 12:29:00 PM »
100 years of solitude
Brothers Karamozov
Great Gatsby
Fear and Trembling
I and Thou

I'm not religious, but I really liked the last two anyway.

I had to read a bunch of Italo Calvino - can't say I'm a fan.



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Law School Applications / Re: For Harvard's Hold Applicants...
« on: April 17, 2007, 11:30:06 AM »
Ding! I am now free to move about the country. Specifically to Charlottesville. Good; I hate the Pats and Red Sox anyway.

 :'( :'(

Sobbing for the bolded...

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Law School Applications / Re: For Harvard's Hold Applicants...
« on: April 16, 2007, 01:44:39 PM »
tag. waitlist or bust!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Penn v. NYU
« on: April 12, 2007, 03:57:46 PM »
NYU - go live in brooklyn if you want space. Phili is a cheap bus ride away from your friends and a good excuse to get out of dodge every now and then. Also, if you are considering biglaw in NY, it may be beneficial to live there first and be sure that is what you want.

I may just be bitter about Penn waitlisting me, though.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Full-time work and studying
« on: April 12, 2007, 03:34:31 PM »
Anecdotal, but here goes:

I worked full time while studying for the LSAT. Had a little under 4 weeks to study but it was plenty - everything clicked by week 3 and my scores plateaued.

I first took a few practices, then had the LG bible rush delivered. Read most of it and kept taking practice tests.

Took 2 sections per night during the week and did a full test (plus extra section to simulate experimental) on Saturdays and once on a Sunday as well.

Had to give up a few nights of free dinner / drinks on business trip in favor of studying in the hotel - but it was worth it.

Diagnostic was a 159, final score was a 172 (my PT average the last week).

I'd just live you life the way you want and force yourself to make time for studying.

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Affirmative Action / Re: AA hiring boost shared by all students?
« on: April 09, 2007, 06:13:41 PM »
I do not think that more diverse schools have a greater firm reach. Maybe a firm might go in deeper to get some URM;s, but I doubt it affects non URM candidates. It just does not make logical sense to recruit more underachieving people as it is.

Do you disagree that firms go deeper into the class for URM's or that having more people from your LS get BigLaw jobs is good for the school and future students? Or are you saying that firms only pick a few so that the effect is negligable?

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Mmmmmm bananas. George wants to know if you'll share.

Sure, if you promise to share outlines... ;)

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