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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: georgia state
« on: February 03, 2005, 04:05:11 PM »
Oh by the way, I was President of the Interfraternity Council and was eventually forced to resign due to GSU's misinterpretation of the First Amendment and being guilty by association of two dumbasses in my fraternity...student life? been there, done that... federal class action lawsuit filed...look it up.

GSU is a hellhole...thank you for proving every point I made. I threw my opinion out there and stated that if all of that was ok for you to deal with, be my guest and enjoy it...but I'm sure someone reading out there can understand my perspective.

What say you about the bums and crime problem?

Nothing, you have nothing b/c it's fact and sad.

Affirmative Action be damned, GSU is AA happy and that's why the average student is complacent and unmotivated.

But like I said, the Law school is strong...but, I do have to say that, for instance,  in order to go to the student center and/or recreation center between 12:15 and 1, you have to go through a RAP CONCERT IN THE PLAZE! Law students wouldn't be interested in those though, right?
Absolutely incorrect huh, so take my degree away...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: georgia state
« on: February 03, 2005, 02:49:27 PM »
I have to jump in on this...

I am a Senior at Georgia State, and all I can tell you if you're considering going here is RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN. I have lived in Atlanta my entire life and I can honestly say I hate it. I applied to Ga State Law only b/c of how good the school chances of getting in are woeful, so I'm not too worried.

Atlanta has a bum problem, people do not know how to drive, there is ALWAYS TRAFFIC anywhere you go, and the entire city pisses me off. I resent going to Ga State because I have missed out on a traditional college experience. I resent Georgia State's beauracracy (did i spell that right), the parking situation, President Carl Patton (who, by the way, is the SECOND highest paid University President in the country, you can look that up....and doesn't know the meaning of the First Amendment, look that up too...), the culture of having a rap concert every Tuesday in the Courtyard during lunch that is so obnoxious and crowded to the point where you can't even walk through to get to class, and oh yeah, diversity and being "progressive" rules over merit and common sense...and the professors don't let you forget it. Oh by the way, TRY FINDING A PROFESSOR AT GA STATE WHO'S FIRST LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH!!!

Here's the bottom line...if you are ready to go to law school and feel like you've become part of life's "rat race" at this stage in the game, be my guest. I honestly feel like a dismal 40 year old accountant driving in the traffic every day to class (and i don't live far away). Atlanta is an awful, I repeat, AWFUL setting for the college or law school experience. You won't be hyped up about sports (unless you drive over to Ga Tech) b/c our sports suck ass, you'll find that walking around campus feels like walking through a crowd of high schoolers, and the instant you step foot from being in a class, you're in a dirty city right near a hosptial with cracked out "urban outdoorsman" asking you for change. No trees, no fields, nowhere to reflect on the environmental law you just learned...just dirt, and pavement...and sad smelly drug addicts.

Crime IS a problem...I personally know multiple girls who have been mugged right near the student center...ya know what, I was walking out of the student center one night (fairly nice facility) and I SAW A BUM ASKING PEOPLE FOR CHANGE INSIDE!!! I mean this dude was going chair to chair while people were studying with his hand out.... the doors are wide open at any given time and anybody can just walk in...I immediately told him to leave. The Police are not as effective as they should be, they try hard God bless them, but I honestly don't feel safe.

Oh by the way, my sophomore year there were 2, yes, 2 instances of RAPE at the DORMS AAAAAND a kid got SHOT walking to his dorm room.

But hey, the Law school is well ranked! But as all things, that comes with a me a favor, go to UGA instead

(can you tell i'm bitter?) >:(

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: in need of reality check...
« on: January 29, 2005, 10:32:57 PM »

my applications were sent out already completed beginning-mid of january. I mean is this considered late by law school standards? I know it could have been sooner, but *&^%, the deadlines aren't for months...

plus, a couple of the schools i applied to said they give "priority" to applicants who apply before Feb 1st, or some given date. What all does that entail? I mean do they actually earn the 50 bucks instead of going right to the shredder?

God get me in somewhere.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: in need of reality check...
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:16:58 PM »
hey thanks for that website...

is a 45% chance worth getting hopes up for?! damn speculation sucks...MBA here I come

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: in need of reality check...
« on: January 28, 2005, 04:47:32 PM »
I studied my ASS off, took a class...topped out at 154 on practice tests. Bottom line: i didn't show up on test day, I mean my first LR section is what got me. 12/25, when I usually averaged 16-18. I mean I felt good the day off, I wasn't nervous. Who knows man. I hate that test.

I'm not sure there's much more practice material out there for me if I retook. I'm deterred from doing so, b/c honestly I can see myself doing worse. I mean when it comes to a core competency for taking standardized tests, I would have to go into LSAT exile for months to get a 170...

oh well, any of those schools sound feasible?

Choosing the Right Law School / in need of reality check...
« on: January 28, 2005, 04:32:07 PM »
if anyone out there is bored and wants to throw in their 2 cents, feel free...i've been having a nervous breakdown on whether or not i'm going to law school in August, plan b here i come... :-\

150 LSAT, 3.14 GPA (3.3), Business Economics (BBA), Georgia State

President, Interfraternity Council, Dean's List, some community service, boring white guy...
2 letters, one from econ teacher and one from medical malpractice attorney

Safeties (or at least i thought): California Western, Albany, Loyola New Orleans

Maybes: Michigan State, Samford, Penn State

Hell Freezes Over: Georgia State, Mercer, LSU

I'm thinkin about applying to Suffolk, Cleveland State, and Stetson....but I really don't want to go somewhere just to go to law school. My goal is to not have to take the LSAT again. However, I can foresee 9 dings in my future, in which case I'll retake in October. Someone, anyone let me know what you think...


Studying for the LSAT / Timer Issues
« on: September 02, 2004, 05:56:05 PM »
Ok i bought the radio shack timer...does anyone know EXACTLY what to cut to disable the speaker? is it the little black thing or the double spring thingy...i dont wanna break it...


Studying for the LSAT / LR Challenge...
« on: August 25, 2004, 10:05:43 PM »
I wanna see if anyone can see themselves making this mistake too and empathize with my idiocracy:

In a yearlong study, half the participants were given a sample kit to use at home for measuring the cholesterol level of their blood. They reduced their cholesterol levels on average 15 percent more than did participants without the kit. Participants were selected at random from among people with dangerously high cholesterol levels.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to explain the study's finding?
B. Participants with the kit were more likely to avoid foods that lower cholesterol level.

E. Participants using the kit reported that each reading reinforced their efforts to reduce their colesterol levels.

Yeah I put B. I thought it said foods WITH, WITH, WITH lower cholesterol, not THAT. Moreover,  I read the question as saying avoiding foods with higher colesterol. I saw AVOID and said, oh ok, avoiding food is good when you have high cholesterol. I mean I can't believe I carelessly overlooked this one. What an idiot...

Moral of story: Read carefully man. When you're trying to fly through a section one little grammatical mishap or misread can bend you over. Just looking out for the good of the group. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth baby.

Bush 04

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Need a topic combining Law and Economics
« on: August 25, 2004, 09:45:04 PM »
I'm an econ major too...

I'd do the music industry's constant copyright battle over downloading music and the market effects the whole issue has caused. I mean you could go on for hours bringing both the laws and theories together. Plus, with the new legal downloading, some micro stuff about the pricing by different vendors and how consumers are reacting. Elasticities would be a good tangent. So would the competitive characteristics of the market and any impact the lawsuits are having on the market demand. What is and how is the supply changing for LEGAL MP3's?
Is the pirating industry (Kazza, Morpheus) now a different black market than it was before the incorporation of Napster and various other legal vendors? How has Apple gone about iTunes and reacted to consumer demand? What kind of technological development and legislation will be needed to make everyone a winner? Isoquants and indifference curves galore. A excise tax on downloading??? I mean, it HAS cost a lot of rich celebrities a Porche or two...

Also, maybe dig for some info some slick lawyer spat out about the legality of copyright law as it pertains to music in one of those lawsuits, AND whoever was defending, their rebuttal. Is there anyone out there actively lobbying on Capital Hill as to how to about REGULATING this new, legal music downloading market? Who will be the big winners? Will Apple eventually monopolize with iTunes or will an oligopoly start to form as losers start seeing losses?

Just my two cents...I'm not a nerd I promise.

Studying for the LSAT / Testimony of Improvement
« on: August 17, 2004, 09:37:04 PM »
I won't lie, I still suck at the LSAT...but for all you out there looking for a ray of shining light, consider this:

I maxed out at a 150 doing practice tests over and over and got really worked up about doing the test in time. I had 3 weeks until the June test and was wigging about about improving substantially in all 3 sections in enough time for the test. Then I came to my senses and moved my test date to October. All summer I have refused to time myself, but have gone through "10 Actual Prep Tests", working all the argument sections. Then, I review them and do not move on until I know WHY every single solitary answer choice is either right or wrong. Every question, every answer choice.

Tedious? Maybe. But my speed, accuracy, and CONFIDENCE have increased substantially. I was getting 12-14 out of 25 on I can consistently get 80% right, and that's with guessing on the parallel reasoning questions b/c I think marking "D" is better for you satistically than wasting time on those damn questions.

My point: You have got to master this stuff on a conceptual level BEFORE you freak out about finishing sections and timing yourself. Only when you truly understand questions and practice can you begin improving your score. I'm not worried about timing either...b/c with all my practice understaning the concepts I can run through sections faster b/c I can throw 3 answer choices out in 15 seconds. Then, it's down to 2 and a little thinking and avoiding traps.

The timing will come with practice. If you're in a rut, slow down and understand the LR sections. The more you do it, the better and faster you'll get.

That's my story and I'm stickin to it. Good luck all.

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