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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: June 17, 2004, 06:38:31 PM »
BTW, who the hell is John Laroguette??

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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: June 17, 2004, 06:36:25 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

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Law School Applications / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 17, 2004, 01:23:52 AM »
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...

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Law School Applications / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 17, 2004, 01:16:49 AM »
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...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Was it all worth it?
« on: June 17, 2004, 12:51:23 AM »
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.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Was it all worth it?
« on: June 17, 2004, 12:48:18 AM »
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...


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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: June 17, 2004, 12:32:36 AM »
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?

Honestly...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: investigation by LSAC
« on: June 16, 2004, 01:45:21 AM »
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  ;)

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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.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Oct 2- Anyone Want to Trade Preptests?
« on: June 15, 2004, 02:26:59 AM »
yeah, but...

Purchasing them from any bookstore cost me $72 CDN a pop... so if one didn't have the 6-9 weeks to wait for them to be shipped from Amazon.ca, one was forced to buy them from a bookstore.

To anticipate your next comment, I do not live in a small town.  I live in Calgary, a city with a million people living in it, and the University bookstore (along with any other store I checked) sold them for $72 CDN (after tax, mind you).  Someone else from this site tells me that they also had to pay the same prices in Ontario (Toronto, I think), and so that's the story behind overpricing at bookstores- hidden costs exist, apparently.

Nonetheless, hindsight is 20/20, and now that I have decided to delay my test until October, I have wisely decided to purchase the Powerscore Logic Games Bible from Amazon, which is costing me only $46CDN, a savings of over $20.  Lucky me!  It should arrive sometime between July 13th and August 9th, I hope...

Also, you are forgetting that purchasing preptests through LSAC costs $30USD plus $10USD S&H to Canada, which is $40USD or $54CDN, a savings of $18 at the cost of waiting at least a month before the book arrives (sucks to be an aspiring lawyer in Canada, doesn't it?)

So yeah... do you have some PDF'd tests that you would like to contribute to the "pool", my dear Moogle?

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