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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 10, 2007, 06:38:29 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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Former underdog, now 3L taking questions
« on: November 10, 2007, 06:32:57 AM »
Sounds like the holy grail

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Law School Applications / Re: Apple Computers?
« on: November 10, 2007, 04:41:13 AM »
The fact that Thinkpads are not on the survey probably means that the OP has not been taking close looks at the pictures in a lot of admissions brochures. Although I have noticed a crapload of Dells in pictures, too - I can not for the life of me figure out why anyone would by the piece of useless plastic crap that is a Dell laptop.

For me, there are only two or three real brands of laptops out there: Mac, IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, and maybe Sony. I own a Thinkpad and could never imagine owning anything else. Thinkpads are, from what I can tell, the computer of choice of the legal profession. And in response to ě's comment: I actually haven't found the Lenovo switchover to be so terrible.

Good for you, and I really do mean that :) Many people have, and I expect that the more distanced they get from IBM, the worse it will get. You really don't want to pick computers based on pictures in admissions material. This is just advertising, and advertising will never tell you what the best computer is. Thinkpads being predominant in the legal industry seems to be true, probably more so because IBM/Lenovo are willing to sell them dirt cheap than them actually being the best. That being said, I have had great experiences with Thinkpads in the past, and I have nothing against them at all. Still, the last 3 laptops I've bought have been HP, and they have all been very good and HPs customer service goes miles and miles beyond what Lenovo's does. And even for a geek like me you do need to talk to the CS people every now and then :)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: What box to check?
« on: November 09, 2007, 03:56:19 PM »
Ok, for the record, I am the one who is like that, not necessarily the OP. That being said, that is really who I am. I will take advantage of absolutely anything I can, whether justified or righteous or whatever. I'm a cynical a-hole, and I always will be. Chances are that will be a good thing (for my own sake) in a lawyer career, at least that's the impression I get from the business. It's a good thing not everyone does that, I'm sure :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 09, 2007, 12:21:57 PM »
Oh, I take no offense, I don't even care whether people believe me or not.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 09, 2007, 12:19:33 PM »
Uh, UW's 25th percentile LSAT is at 158, saying that a 160 URM with a good GPA is an extreme reach at that school is, well, plain and simple wrong. Iowa at 24, their 25th is 158 as well. Top 20 is becoming a reach, but even at schools like BU, WUSTL and UT you have a shot as URM. It's a reach yes, but weirder things have happened.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: how is this even a flaw!?!
« on: November 09, 2007, 12:14:44 PM »
Ok, PT #06 - Oct 1992

The flaw is as someone has said that the argument takes for granted that what the security guards says is a fact. This could be true, but it doesn't have to be. The question doesn't ask anything about the burglary itself, you're just supposed to find an argument with a similar flaw. That means, you have to find a flaw where some person or entity makes a claim and that the conclusion assumes that claim to be factual without further proof.

Alternative b) to this question is the correct answer, because the argument assumes that the store's competitors are correct, without any further evidence supporting that.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: how is this even a flaw!?!
« on: November 09, 2007, 12:08:26 PM »
There is definitely something missing here, and I don't buy studymaster's explanation either. PT and Q number please.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:59:27 AM »
::) But he enjoys himself and earns 7 figures..

So do I. Hmm, why am I going to law school again...

Yea but yours in that funny money only tradedable in the lands of ice and snow

Yeah, true, that kinda sucks. But I can get a lot of fur, I tell you!

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:58:30 AM »
I'm really not quite sure why I'd be lying about that either.

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