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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who is the GREATEST RAPPER of ALL TIME?
« on: July 23, 2004, 07:29:52 PM »
This question doesn't even need to be asked.  2pac.

Zioni is dope too, but that is some underground *&^%.

I agree with everyone here.  PS cartoon is a bad idea.  LS is about writing, not drawing.  Have a blue and start working on your statement.  You will want to do it sometime soon so you can have family/friends take a look at it and provide you feedback.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: start registering for the LSAT test?
« on: July 18, 2004, 04:55:08 PM »
Yes, sooner the better.  I don't know about Austin/Houston per se, but the sooner the better to insure you get a close testing center.

Law School Admissions / University of Colorado article
« on: July 16, 2004, 11:39:19 AM »
I am not planning to apply there, but I thought some of you might be interested.,1713,BDC_2448_3041190,00.html

Screen shot of LSAC application and letter of acceptance would work as proof.  Just black out your info.

Good luck if this is not BS.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: For those of you who took Powerscore
« on: July 14, 2004, 01:16:08 PM »
My suggestion is to call powerscore and see what tests will be administered and provided to you as full tests.  In my opinion, it does not matter as much whether you have seen a PS homework problem before on a practice test.  After all, you are doing the homework to understand how to approach a problem, not as a diagnostic.  It just matters on the diagnostics so you can see where you are excelling or need some help.

But, this is all just a personal opinion. 

Best of luck to you too.  May we all walk away with 170+.

I was worried that I was not giving myself enough time to study.  I spoke with a UC Hastings prof who said I was fine on study time.

It is hard to find time to study with work and weddings and all that jazz this summer.  I have started a calendar to map out my schedule for the next 2+ months.

I started reading the LG bible.  Taking PS class starting Aug. 7th.  I have taken 2 practice tests scoring Ok on them.

I asked PS for which tests they will test and provide us with.  I plan to take 2 tests a week from now until the test date, possibly increasing that to more as the test date approaches.  I will be doing all of the PS homework.  

What is everyone shooting for?  I want a high 160 or a low 170, but I will have to work hard for that.

Additionally, I have drafted my Personal statement and updated my resume.  I plan to order my transcripts ASAP and then start working on getting reco's from my profs.  

I would suggest taking it at college of Alameda.  I am taking it there in October.  I have not been there, but I suspect that it is better then a "ballroom" and may be less hectic then trying to take it in berkeley.  I plan to go take a look at the site and take a few tests there in the near future.  I will let you know how it is when I go.

Oakland is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be.  It just depends on the neighborhood.  I was born and raised in Oakland and I have never been mugged or shot at or anything like that (I am knocking on wood as I am writing this statement).  Every city has it's bad spots, Oakland just has some really large bad spots.

Law School Admissions / Re: Poli Sci/Econ double-major
« on: July 08, 2004, 11:25:13 AM »
Okay, I will take a shot at this.

I am a recent Grad (within the last 3 years) with a double major in history and econ., minor in pol. sci.  LSAC does not focus that closely on your GPA for your major or minor, they focus more on your overall GPA.  Switching your minor will not impact this.  

I would recommend that you finish up your econ major and double major.  This may slightly be beneficial for Law School (I think there are some threads on this, see,515.0.html), but it will definately be valuable if you are interested in public policy/leg. practic/gov't relations.  Additionally, it is more 'pratical' then Pol. Sci. and may help you get a job out of college.  It is only one more semester/quarter, so just do it unless there are money/other issues.  

I would recommend that you do the internship and tutor, any resume boosters are a good thing for law school regardless of whether they are related to law or not.  

One suggestion, if you are interested in Public policy/legislative practice/government relations you should look into Masters and PhD programs.  You 'could' focus on this at law school, but it would be cheaper (and perhaps more interesting to you) to go to grad school for this.  Normally, schools pay you to be in grad school (TA, etc.), law schools don't.  The issue for public policy/gov't relations with most Law school programs is they focus on the law, not government/public policy so much (unless you go to georgetown or somewhere like that).  Just a thought.  Anyone else have comments on this?  

Hope this helps.

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