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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: June 17, 2004, 04:38:31 PM »
BTW, who the hell is John Laroguette??

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: June 17, 2004, 04:36:25 PM »
Replace LSAT with a score based on the following:
Number of years living in the South
times the number of years living in the North
divided by IQ
times the number of times you've been mistaken for John Laroguette

Good one, Jeffjoe!  Doesn't work at all for your neighbors to the North, though...

So here's the Canadian Alternative:

Number of years living in the West (minus) number of years living in the East
Multiplied by the number of Tim Hortons within a 10-block radius of your current residence
Added to your IQ,
Then divided by the number of times you have done a "Bob and Doug McKenzie" impression...

My score would be:
22 - 0 = 22
22*3 = 66
66 + 144 = 210
210/1 = 210, best LSAT ever!!!

UofT, here I come!!!  :D

Law School Admissions / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 11:23:52 PM »
Chem Prof or English Prof?  Both have their merits...

As a chem prof, I could go to lots of nifty conferences, collect cool "lab accident" stories and/or Dilbert comics to trade with my colleagues, and generally enjoy a tight-knit community of nerds that love to discuss stereochem mechs on the whiteboard with multiple-coloured markers.  Also, one could easily run a meth lab on the side for some extra scratch.

On the other hand, as an English prof, I could wear the craziest-looking hippie clothes that I could possibly find at the Sally Ann, every day, teach hip courses about beat poetry in Vancouver or Vietnam War-era novels, and hang out with my colleagues while we female dog about "Bush" and "those damn corporate Americans who sue too much".

Either seems like a good way to avoid the "real world" we fear so much...

Law School Admissions / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 11:16:49 PM »
Why am I going to go to law school?  Because I'm a workaholic.  I like to work- intellecutal or mundane, exciting or routine, all I like to do is work, work, (smoke dope), work.

And, what if I don't get into law school?  I'm going to become a professor.  English Lit or Chemistry, whatever...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Was it all worth it?
« on: June 16, 2004, 10:51:23 PM »
On another note...

The whole "1st tier/4th tier" labelling-of-law-schools thang... is that an official system of ranking that exists in the States, or is it some vernacular way of classifying US schools as either "good" or "bad"?

Just wondering.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Was it all worth it?
« on: June 16, 2004, 10:48:18 PM »
I would personally go with Wayne, even though your GPA and (potentially) your LSAT score would likely get you into a better school.  I really ascribe to the notion that the repuation of your school is only the tip of the iceburg in terms of measuring one's success in the field of law (or any other field, for that matter).  Just because you went to a good school, you are not guaranteed to be a successful lawyer.  And attending a "4th tier" school does not bar you from success.

On the other hand, it doesn't hurt to reach for the stars...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: June 16, 2004, 10:32:36 PM »
Hey people!  Focus!

I want some funny suggestions for what to replace the LSAT with... like the cutest-ass contest!  Where the hell has this thread gone?  Quit being so serious, you bunch of hosers!

I say.. that the biggest FLAMES FAN ON EARTH should be automatically admitted to Harvard, they need some diversity, eh?


Studying for the LSAT / Re: investigation by LSAC
« on: June 15, 2004, 11:45:21 PM »
Hey!  That's a good point!!

How do they monitor it... let's see... if someone is sitting in a chair behind me and to my left, I wonder if they bother comparing our scores as much as the scores between myself and the guy sitting beside me...

Are you serious?  Do you really think that such comparisons would actually be productive?

And BTW, why are you worried about such a possiblilty... you didn't copy all your buddy's answers yesterday during the test, did you?

Watch your back, the men in black are knocking at your door  ;)

In response to Pross,

As someone fortunate enough to not have any disabilities, I have had mixed feelings about the accomodated testing.  I felt that if someone were to be admitted into law school, that they should have to take the LSAT under normal testing conditions, just like everyone else competing to get into law.

However, after reading your post, I have a new found respect for people who do their best to persevere through their disabilities in order to achieve their goals.  No matter what you ended up with, Pross, I hope you write a bitchin' personal statement about what you went through in order to get to where you are at right now, and that you get yourself into a good program.  You deserve it.

Law School Admissions / Re: DOWNY is really, really angry
« on: June 14, 2004, 10:30:35 AM »
"One point I disagree with:  The fast food industry did not help create these people.  It was their own mental incompetence. [...] Healthy choices have been, are, and will be available for these people"

While I agree with you that people ought to take responsibility for their own actions and accept that their own food choices have caused their own extreme obesity, I have to contend with your assertion that the fast food industry did not play a roll in the creation of these people.  By producing cheap and (therefore), extremely unhealthy food, and making it readily available to the population at large, the fast food industry actually depends on people who willingly destroy their health.  If everyone maintained a reasonably healthy diet, and only indulged occassionally at McDonald's, there is no way that the fast food industry would survive.  As well, consider that it is expensive to eat a truly healthy diet, with plenty of high-quality protein and fresh produce... unfortunately, in America, a healthy diet is not available to the poorest sectors of the population.

Did you guys see "Supersize Me" in theatres?  It is disgusting how they deal with lunchroom programs in schools.  I live in Canada, and it was the same way here... healthy alternatives simply were not available, and all my friends had coke, chips, and chocolate bars for lunch every day.  Thank god for sandwiches and leftover suppers!

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