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Law School Applications / Re: HYS with a 2.5 and 160?
« on: October 18, 2006, 04:15:59 PM »

Can I write my PS in the form of an interview with an adcom??

Yes, but make sure you detail how you overcame adversity during the interview.  Did it start off badly?  Was the admcom bored? mean? conservative?  What did the experience teach you about resilience?  Did you create an ordered situation from a chaotic one?

TITCR

Plus, maybe in the conversation you convinced the adcom member of one of your beliefs. Did you bring the adcom member to Jesus?

Yes.  Saving the adcom from burning eternally in hell might boost your soft factors.

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Law School Applications / Re: HYS with a 2.5 and 160?
« on: October 18, 2006, 04:04:44 PM »

Can I write my PS in the form of an interview with an adcom??

Yes, but make sure you detail how you overcame adversity during the interview.  Did it start off badly?  Was the admcom bored? mean? conservative?  What did the experience teach you about resilience?  Did you create an ordered situation from a chaotic one?

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Law School Applications / Re: HYS with a 2.5 and 160?
« on: October 18, 2006, 03:17:16 AM »
Thread Title: Yale or $$$from UF?

I think I could finish in the top 5% of my class at UF with ease and therefore get the same opps as a degree from YLS?  Thanks in advance!

Response: GO TO UF!  UF is the Harvard of the south. This is common knowledge.  It is so like one of the most competative, hardest to get into undergrads there is period.  You would be an idiot to waste money at Yale, and it's cold!!! 

OP: I want to live and I guess practice in LA, would that be a prob?                           

Response: UF has national reach b/c The Gator Nation is EVERYWHERE!!!

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Law School Applications / Re: HYS with a 2.5 and 160?
« on: October 18, 2006, 03:08:15 AM »
Columbia or NYU?

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Law School Applications / Re: HYS with a 2.5 and 160?
« on: October 18, 2006, 03:07:12 AM »
Are Jews URMs?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Be Careful of Lower Tiered Law School
« on: October 17, 2006, 11:57:34 PM »
Well, it obviously seems like "NotReally" has it all figured out. Go to a lower-tier school, post-graduation have a crappy job, and god forbide you fail the bar! Your life as a lawyer is just a dream, right? Think again.

My sister graduated from a non-accredited law school in  California ten years ago. Yes, that's right, a non-accredited school. She took the bar, passed it on the first time, got an okay job right out of school, but soon enough ventured off into private practice. She is now living in Hollywood Hills, California, with an office off of Rodeo Drive.

A family friend of mine went to CUNY-Law School (Queens) six years ago; it took four year for him to graduate. He failed the bar twice. Yes, did you hear that "NotReally"? He failed the bar exam TWICE. But he passed on his third try. He is now, as a practing attorney with a private general practice, running for State Senate for a particular district in Queens, New York. He is doing very, very well for himself.

"NotReally" and the rest of you would be very suprised about how many successful, powerful attorneys out there made it to where they're at. Of course, going to a upper/top tier law school will not only prepare you better for the bar exam and help you get a better paying job right out of school. That's common sense.

But if you don't go to the "better" schools, you can still do fine--you have to just be smart. Rather than get paid 80-100 thousand a year working for a firm fresh out of law school, giving blood for the next 6-7 years of your life, accept your 40-60 thousand dollar job out of that "lower" school, learn the ropes, and when that day comes, go into private practice. Because that's what my sister and family friend did...both in less than two years working for someone else.

Cheers!

Anecdotal, the original poster used stats.

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I only studied for about a month and a half, but that's because I only decided to go to law school about two months ago. We'll see how well that worked in about a week.

How do feel about your score?  What were your averages on practices?

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it's never too early to start studying for the LSATs.  sh*t, i wish i would've started freshman year of college.  i think it takes a while to get this stuff so well that you can score in the 170s. 

on that note, i think i'll start studying for the bar.

I forecast a -18 on RC for you!

He had me pretty confused, I was thinking-whoa! Not quite ready for this board.

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Thanks, also, I noticed that the games in the Logic GB are from the 90's, but have heard several people state that they are now different, generally, for this decade (whatever we call it).  Are they more or less difficult?  I kinda like the LGB games.

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Studying for the LSAT / Is it too late to start studying for December?
« on: October 17, 2006, 01:49:02 AM »
I started studying heavily in early Oct.  But have known the fromat and basics for a while.

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