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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Suggestions for 1L prep
« on: September 18, 2007, 04:58:40 PM »
Planet Law School II (take it with a grain of salt)

Delaney's Learning Legal Reasoning

and if you're really ambitious get the examples and explanations for torts, civ pro, con law, contracts.

that should keep you busy.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 3.85/174
« on: September 14, 2007, 08:42:01 PM »
I was wondering if you guys could give me a little feedback on what you think my chances would be at HYS.  My final undergraduate LSAC GPA is a 3.85 and my LSAT, I haven't taken it yet, but am consistently practicing in the mid-170s.  Lets say I get a 174 (I know nothing is assured come LSAT day, but I think 174 is a reasonable estimate right now).

The reason I ask and don't just look up numbers on LSN is, because I have somewhat of a unique circumstance.  I graduated in 3 years with a B.S. and a B.A. from a top-public school.  Normally I would think that this would help me, but I've heard that it has often hurt other candidates in the past.  What do you guys think my chances are at HYS?  Even Columbia and UChicago?

btw... I have been extremely involved in undergrad and am not a URM (I am trilingual though).

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Just apply and don't make any f'ups on your app.  Don't "ask what your chances are" and let this board give you false hope or anxiety--because truth be told, many have no freakin idea what they're talking about.  They're in pretty much the same position as you. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: September 04, 2007, 03:18:19 PM »
all good suggestions, but seriously guys, if i wanted to type alt + "0, 1, A, 1" (or whatever), that wouldn't be much different than just writing "(D)" or "(P)" or "sec.", right?  perhaps i'm obsessing too much over this (actually i know i am  :D ).  but for some reason it just irks me that microsoft office doesn't have the same features in each program.  the shortcut key just seems like such a simple concept that would be useful to integrate into the note-taking software.

No, go to Insert-->Special Characters

Then find the character.  When you do, it will allow you to program your own shortcut, such as ATL+D or whatever.  Then everytime you press ALT+D in any MS Office program, it will insert the Delta for defendant.



This function is not on my version of One Note (2007, Vista).  I see how you can do this in Word (notice how I mentioned "shortcut keys"), but there is no "shortcut key" option in One Note.

After getting frustrated with myself I think I may have found a way around it...coincidentally, using another feature that often frustrates me as well-- the "auto correct" function.  You know, that thing that creates a copyright symbol every time you type (c)? 

Anyways, these corrections can be programed to your liking.  Go to "Tools" ---> "AutoCorrect Options" and use the "replace:" and "with:" entry blanks to associate keys with their new symbol.  I used pf for pi, sx for section and df for delta.  So every time I write pf  and type a space after it, the pi symbol comes up.  Thinking about it, I could just associate "pf" with "plaintiff" (having the feature write out the entire word for me), but I think I've gone through so much frustration trying to figure out how to put these darn symbols in that for my own satisfaction I just need to see them in my notes from now on   :P

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: September 03, 2007, 11:01:11 PM »
all good suggestions, but seriously guys, if i wanted to type alt + "0, 1, A, 1" (or whatever), that wouldn't be much different than just writing "(D)" or "(P)" or "sec.", right?  perhaps i'm obsessing too much over this (actually i know i am  :D ).  but for some reason it just irks me that microsoft office doesn't have the same features in each program.  the shortcut key just seems like such a simple concept that would be useful to integrate into the note-taking software.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: September 03, 2007, 06:20:14 PM »
Does anyone know how to program One Note to insert standard symbols (like a Pi, Delta or the "section" symbol) without having to go to the menu bar to "Insert" ---> "Symbol" every time? 

I programed Word to put a delta every time i press "Alt +D", etc, but there doesn't seem to be a function allowing this in One Note...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do you cut down on LG mistakes?
« on: August 06, 2007, 10:40:20 AM »
tag

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Any thoughts on a good T1 or T2 school for public interest?

I'm thinking about factors like clinical experiences/placement of grads/internships/LRAP/scholarship money given/reputation.  Location isn't an issue for me.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Bible Worth It??
« on: August 04, 2007, 05:56:56 PM »
The LRB is only $45 through Powerscore's website.  I'd say if you're getting about half the questions right - sometimes - you should give it a shot. 

If you're really tight on cash or something, I have a LRB that I've finished using.  There are no markings in it, though there is a small tear on the front cover.  I'm selling it for $25.

shoot, i just paid 39 for one on amazon.  wish i would have known you were selling yours.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Hardest LSAT month?
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:47:10 PM »
Really? I always assumed June testers were gunners-in-training, overachiever types (pool of more qualified testers=tougher curve). 

Unlike September/December/February testers, who (if anything like me) are procrastinators.

ahh, but if that were true, a real gunner would know it and intentionally take a non-June test, no?

good point ;)

...but wouldn't that make it more difficult for them to know which t14 to apply EA and ED in october?  because future gunners always get their apps in before the september score release date :P

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Studying for the LSAT / Kaplan?
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:44:54 PM »
Does anyone have any positive remarks about the class?

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