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Law School Admissions / Re: Apple Computers?
« on: November 11, 2007, 06:16:39 AM »
I'm really struggling to understand this law student obsession with macs. I know Apple has been good at marketing them as hip and trendy, but I really hope my fellow students look a bit deeper than that.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: stats on LSD users
« on: November 11, 2007, 05:34:42 AM »
I'd say higher end.  First of all, do we EVER get people below like a 150 or 155?  I'd say RARELY.  That cuts out about half of the test takers.  Also I think that way more than 2 out of every 100 posts is by someone who scored a 170+.  On the other hand, it might just be that every 170+ "stands out" to me and mutes out the 169-.

There's a couple of flaws here. First of all, the OP asked for applicants not test takers. A lot of the people who score in the very lower end of the LSAT scale will never actually apply to law school. Thus, that scale is slightly off. Secondly, I see quite a lot of people scoring below 155 around here. It's just that you probably don't frequent the threads about tier 3 schools etc, and thus don't see them. It's very possible that the average is slightly higher than the general population, but by no means as much as one would think. The higher scorers are more likely to be a bit loud on the forums too. People generally want advice from the 175+ scorers not the 150- :)

Black Law Students / Re: What box to check?
« on: November 11, 2007, 05:31:14 AM »
LOL, you don't seem all that bad to me  ;) :-*

Awww, thank you. After the lawyer profession has been corrupting me for a few years I will be that bad though :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Are There Less Applicants This Year?
« on: November 11, 2007, 05:27:28 AM »
Does that count number of test-takers or total number of administrations?  Surely more people are retaking this year...

Tests administered, there's no statistics for how many unique test takers there actually are. So the increase in numbers can very possibly be explained by more people retaking. At least a portion of it.

Sure you do, although not any of the top schools obviously. If you think you can do better at the LSAT by massive preparations, do that. If you can bring your LSAT up to for example 160, you're in a way different world.

Law School Admissions / Re: Addenda for minor traffic violations?
« on: November 10, 2007, 05:59:50 PM »
Call and ask is always solid advice really. Better safe than sorry, and you don't even have to tell them your name when you call.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
« on: November 10, 2007, 05:54:09 PM »
Hmm, Bowflex makes a lot of training equipment, but if you are talking about the variable weight dumb-bell sets which they are most famous for, then yes I've used those a lot. The only problem I've had with them is that they don't make them over 21kg each. They're good quality, nice grip. They become slightly too big because of the way the weight system works, but they're still a very good option for a home gym.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 10, 2007, 04:32:41 PM »
From a friend working at at NYC law firm, I've been told that billable hours for a first year typically is only 2/3s of the hours you actually work. Don't know how accurate that is for you, but it would make a big difference.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: stats on LSD users
« on: November 10, 2007, 03:51:54 AM »
I don't think it is. There's a large majority of people on the lower end of the scale on LSD too, it's just that the elitist crowd here tends to completely ignore them. Doesn't mean they're not here.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 10, 2007, 03:38:29 AM »
I'd have to say nothing is out of your reach.  don't underestimate the urm status

Well, let's not overrate it either. There's plenty of schools that are out of reach at 3.71/160 even as an URM. If you have something truly outstanding in your background to add to it, it might be a different story. But I expect the OP would have mentioned so if he/she did.

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