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Incoming 1Ls / Re:
« on: June 29, 2009, 11:56:33 AM »
The american dollar is loosing value by the minute, and trying to protect the ones in circulation against being further devalued isnt important? What is? They have the time to investigate and arrest illegally downloaded songs dont they? Which is worse defacing the US dollar or stealing a penny from snoop-poodle?

I know that my knowledge of economics is rusty, but I think you're conflating the concept of the value (as in economic worth) of the dollar with its prestige.

If they destroy currency, one would think that there would be less of a supply, and therefore it would increase the value of the dollar rather than decrease it!  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:22:43 AM »
Reminds me of when I was a kid at the zoo. One rhino poos, the one behind it sniffs it thinks about it and poos.


Law School Admissions / Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:17:06 AM »
Make sure to check out to get a feel for your odds.  Also, go to and use their calculator, although IMHO I think is a better indicator of your chances. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re:
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:14:31 AM »
Oh, perhaps there's this idea that government only has limited resources, and these limited resources should be spent on more important things.  Just a thought.   :P

Studying for the LSAT / Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:55:10 AM »
Iíd rather expect the unexpected and get over it quickly then assume everything is going to go to plan and get frazzled when it does not.

Exactly.  You must've been a boy scout!  :D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
« on: June 29, 2009, 08:44:13 AM »
It bothered me, I almost threw up, one of those when someone barfs you start to barf. We also had a proctor who stuttered and it took a long time for her to read the instructions so girl freaked out screamed and stormed out of the room. I look at it like this, poo happens. Its going to happen, its never gonna be perfect exam conditions at least not for me. As most know on here I got dyslexia pretty bad, thatís a problem, but again complaining about it is not going to change the fact I got it nor make it go away during the test. So I figure go with the flow. In law school we had all sorts of poo happen during tests, power goes out, fire alarms, computer crashes, I just deal with it as it comes up and try my best not to let it rattle me becuase I know I got bigger issues to deal with myself.

I see, I see.  I'm also the type of person that goes with the flow, and realizes that "stuff" happens in life.

Current Law Students / Re: How hard is law school?
« on: June 28, 2009, 06:37:03 PM »
Can you play hours of video games and basketball and still make it through Law School?  Absolutely. No problem.  4th Tier law Schools aside, flunking out of law school is a rarity, so if the question is can time still be devoted to activities outside of law school without the threat of failure, then you most certainly can.

Stated differently, staying in law school is relatively easy.

Now, excelling in law school, which is I think what you may have meant to ask, is an entirely different matter.  Most people generally don't drop $150 large on a law school education just to graduate with average grades and an average job - they tend to want to be in the top 10-15%.  This is what makes law school so hard - this and the fact that grades are determined upon (i) the subjective interpretation of the professor and (ii) The Curve!  So in other words, even if you're smart, in order to get to the top of the class you have to be able to phrase your answers in a manner that is to your professor's liking and in a way that stands out above everybody else in your class who, by the way, are also as smart as you are (if not smarter).

So staying in law school while playing video games and basketball all day, no problem.  Actually succeeding in law school while playing video games and basketball all day, problem.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
« on: June 28, 2009, 09:07:55 AM »
Did it bother you, or are you one of those people who aren't fazed by much?  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Multiple LSAT
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:54:27 AM »
I went from a 154 to a 163, and I wrote a brief (one-page) addendum (when I applied during the 2007-08 cycle).  However, it wasn't anything spectacular, and I don't know if it made a difference.  I said essentially the reasons you cited, along with the fact that I normally did well on standardized tests. 

My advice normally is to leave nothing to chance, and give them a reason not to make wild guesses why you have such a wide disparity in test scores. 

Current Law Students / Re: Plow forward or review?
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:44:49 AM »
Thanks all, I'll do as suggested.  I just want to stay a week or so ahead so I can give myself a week or two prior to finals to dedicate exclusively to exam practice.  So is the consensus that E&E books are generally of benefit? 

I think that they are.  The key to grasp the subtleties, however, is to remember to read the examples, do them, and then read the answers.  You're doing an injustice to yourself if you don't, for otherwise it's a simplistic overview of the law. 

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