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I have been wondering if the new policy would drive up medians.  With most schools taking the higher score, will the retakers with multiple scores drive these numbers up?  Or are retakers too few to make a dent?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: HELP! December LSAT crisis
« on: October 29, 2006, 08:48:12 AM »
I took kaplan before the Sept. LSAT.  I was scoring high 40's too, until about 3 weeks before the test!  On my Kaplan tests I scored 154, 145, 147, 154, and then on my practice tests afterwards I scored 155 and then 162.  I'm retaking in December because I know I can do better than the 156 I scored on the Sept. LSAT.  So my point is, I saw my scores go up the last few weeks.  I know people give kaplan a bad wrap- but I thought their methods worked for me.  It's different for everyone though I guess.  So just practice the problems in the mastery book, and check to see why you aren't getting them right.  On the weekends take practice tests, the earlier the better since the older tests may not reflect the new material on the LSAT.  But you do have to give this A LOT of time, as much as you possibly have actually, if you want to score well.

PS- I have heard a lot of good things about the powerscore bibles too

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Vent: I hate my divorce attorney!
« on: October 28, 2006, 02:27:15 PM »
Nobody likes their divorce attorney. It's just one of those things.

I think people who specialize in divorce law become uber-callous and cynical because of the depressing and infuriating nature of their job. Other that, or only an a-hole wants to specialize in breaking people up.

Good point!  I work for a law firm, and our divorce attorneys are pretty much the most depressed, angry, I hate my job people I have ever met.  But I also know the Domestic Relations Judge- and she loves her job...weird huh?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Choice of major & LSAT/Law School success
« on: October 28, 2006, 02:25:12 PM »
because only stupid asses do a "Pre-Law major, while usually only intelligent mofos engage in a Physics or Philosophy major. Therefore, the Physics and Phil. majors will not do better on the LSAT because they were trained to do so, it is more in the virtue of them being intelligent.

Hunny, its a classic flawed argument, your attacking the person instead of an argument.  I guess all that philosophy training didn't help much.  So let me say this: a pre-law major (I am a "legal studies" major- same difference) changes heavily between colleges.  I go to a private liberal arts school, and my curriculum required me to take courses in philosophy, heavy history, literature, sociology, english, law (legal writing, specific areas), logic, humanities, computer, some business, some mathematics, geography, politics, etc.  I also used my required electives credits to incorporate a minor in social sciences.  And yes, before you ask, I took classes at every level from 101 up to the top, and took courses at 2 different colleges.  My degree is very well rounded, thank you.  I have also seem some um..."characters" in philosophy classes...and I don't expect to see them passing me in the law school halls.  I am not saying by any means that philosophy majors are not brilliant by the way, just that not all are "only intelligent mofos".  I am sure you philosophy majors will have seen some people in class that just plain shouldn't have been allowed through the door.  Philosphy is hard, and so are a lot of other majors.  My point is, don't dump on someone else's major.  Maybe they were just interested in it- and like others have said- no major is required for law school.  It's personal preference.

Ok- I'm done venting now.  Woohoo!  The LSAT is over, let's party!  :D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Will this hurt my chances?
« on: October 27, 2006, 04:45:59 PM »
Yeah I pray that its not!  Just one of those things ya hear...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Will this hurt my chances?
« on: October 27, 2006, 04:41:26 PM »
Aw, thanks guys.  I'm feelin' the love!  It's weird- because I thought it would help.  But then I heard from some people that law schools don't want paralegals because the school wants to do the teaching, so to speak.  I also noticed that under the lists of majors, that pre-law (legal studies, same diff) does not show up very often in the list.  That's actually why I took out a minor in social sciences- to spruce it up a little.  I'm considering changing it to history though...history seems super popular!  But then maybe I'm better off different?  Ah geez...I'm rambling now...this damn law school thing f*d my mind all up...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Will this hurt my chances?
« on: October 27, 2006, 04:16:13 PM »
Luckily, at my top choice (and all of my other choices) my gpa is above the 75%.  The 75% LSAT is a 157 and I scored 156.  But my sort-of reach school is different.  The median LSAT is a 158, but my gpa is way above the median...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 25 percentile and having a chance
« on: October 27, 2006, 03:20:26 PM »
jer2911tx,

I love your posts.  They crack me up. lol.

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Law School Applications / Re: Will this hurt me?
« on: October 27, 2006, 02:59:28 PM »
Sorry, I made this kind of unclear.  I am concerned about my choice in major and paralegal experience negatively impacting my admissions chances.  (I told my age to show that I am the traditional applicant, and I have not been out of school for a few years or anything, as I know some schools put weight on that.)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Will this hurt my chances?
« on: October 27, 2006, 02:57:09 PM »
oh no, sorry.  I'm concerned about my paralegal experience and also my degree major hurting my chances.  (I just put my age in to show that I am not the non-traditional student (meaning I am the traditional applicant), and that I haven't been out of school for a few years or anything.  I know some schools put weight on that.)

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