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Pennsylvania State / Re: computer specs
« on: August 02, 2007, 03:37:50 PM »
Buehler?

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General Board / Re: Alternative Careers
« on: August 02, 2007, 09:31:51 AM »
I know of a couple of JD's who are administrators at universities or private schools.

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Pennsylvania State / Re: computer specs
« on: August 02, 2007, 08:22:26 AM »
I'm ordering my laptop and wondering how concerned I need to be about battery life. Are there outlets in the classrooms at the workstations?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 12 Hours A DAY?
« on: July 31, 2007, 11:38:01 AM »
It's a T2. And I guess that remains to be seen. I'm pretty sure I'll be just fine though. Thanks for your concern.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 12 Hours A DAY?
« on: July 31, 2007, 09:39:44 AM »
This isn't a pissing contest so I'm not going there...

Have military experience as well, am a federal government employee, and obvioiusly have done well enough at what I do that uncle sam will be paying for me to go to a Top 25 university.

Good luck to you wiz.  I have better things to do than see who has what credentials.  Obviously yours didn't amount to much if they have you going to PSU this fall.


Believe it or not, one's law school is not necessarily a reflection of one's credentials. I could have had a nearly-free 3 years at a top 25 law school too, but I chose Penn State instead, for a variety of reasons. It's foolish to assume that everyone goes to the best school to which he is accepted, or that you can accurately judge one's abilities and credentials by her choice of law school.

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Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: July 25, 2007, 10:21:38 AM »
Did anyone else find the email from financial aid just a tad bit insulting to their adult sensibilities? 

Don't get me wrong.  I do find such sage advice as "Using the library instead of bookstores and movie rental stores and brown-bagging your lunch are a couple of simple ways to keep your expenses low" incredibly compelling. I think, however, that anyone capable of completing an undergraduate degree, then completing the process of applying and getting accepted to law school will be able to solve such complex financial conundrums without the emails from mommy reminding them to save money.  I fully expect further emails along the line with tips such as "studying hard and attending class are sure ways to improve your grade point average," and "leaving a little early in the morning is a fun and easy way to make sure that you are on time for class."  Perhaps we could hire a medical consultant to write to us that "eating right and getting more sleep are a few simple cures for law school exhaustion."  How could we possible navigate the maze of 1L without such sound little notes from the pen of experience?

Okay, rant over.  I feel better now.

I hear ya  :) I'm sure they send e-mails like that because a large number of students are right out of college and have never had to take any responsibility for themselves. Sad, but probably true.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 12 Hours A DAY?
« on: July 24, 2007, 06:04:15 PM »
Kilroy, if you don't mind sharing, what were your stats? (LSAT/UGPA) Maybe innate ability comes into play more than we realize.

lol.  That is funny.  If you go by my stats, I was a pretty average student in undergrad.  LSAT 160 UGPA 2.7

I was a chemistry and history double major. 

Ok then  :) Your LSAT score was in the top 25% of the incoming 1L's though - perhaps that gave you an advantage in terms of class rank. In either case, I feel better about the time commitment associated with law school after talking to you  :)

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 12 Hours A DAY?
« on: July 24, 2007, 03:29:00 PM »
Kilroy, if you don't mind sharing, what were your stats? (LSAT/UGPA) Maybe innate ability comes into play more than we realize.

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General Board / Re: LSAT 150 or lower.
« on: July 24, 2007, 08:21:41 AM »
You had a 178 and went to a Tier 3 school? Was this a financial consideration? It seems like you would be WELL above their LSAT range...

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Pennsylvania State / Re: Joint Degrees
« on: July 23, 2007, 12:56:02 PM »
Thanks - I'm looking at the Masters of Public Admin though, not the Masters of Business Admin.

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