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a word of caution about taking it at berkely...

(assuming that the december '03 lsat is the norm) the lecture halls they put us in had super-small desks in them. not even enough for one piece of 8 1/2x11 paper! quite a few people got upset when they walked into the room and saw what it was like.

the best advice i can give is to go to the testing location before hand and take a bunch of practice tests there. not only does it give you an idea of what the pos/neg are of that room, but it definitely makes things a lot more relaxed on the day of the test.

Law School Admissions / Re: Help! Advice on Boson Law Schools...
« on: July 11, 2004, 05:09:00 PM »
also, my gpa wasnt much different from yours (3.33 undergrad, engineering and 3.9 grad, engineering). hope to see you at BC!

to each his/her own... but many people (myself included) feel that the "look" of a law school has an impact on their study habits, their motivation, their enjoyment of school, etc...

this isnt to say that a school needs to be pristine. nor is it to say that the "look" of a school is the most important (or even an important) factor. but when deciding between several schools, it is often worth considering where you would feel most motivated, at home, happy, competitive, whatever...

Law School Admissions / Re: OT: Those Burger King Commercials
« on: July 10, 2004, 09:56:55 AM »
any ESPN commercial... now thats some funny *&^%!

regarding the DWI... can one still take the bar with a DWI? does it vary state to state?

the engineering thing will definitely help you... its something you might want to focus on in your personal statement.

Law School Admissions / Re: dude i need to get a dell
« on: July 08, 2004, 02:31:40 PM »
if you are going to get a dell, get the dell latitudes (not the inspirons). the lattitudes are sold to small businesses and, unlike the normal dells, they dont come with all the extra *&^% on them (aol, antivirus crapware, demos, etc...). basically, its just a clean system with an os on it and thats it. (though you can also get ms office preloaded if you want). also, the latitudes are known for being more reliable than the inspirons.

just look under the small business section of the dell web page. right now im leaning towards a D800.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: screw the warranty?
« on: July 07, 2004, 06:55:00 AM »
well now that you are bringing alcohol into the picture that changes EVERYTHING...

does dell have a laptop/beer package that i could invest in? like if i upgrade to an 80 gig hard drive they will make sure that i never drop below a 0.1 blood-alc. level? :)

seriously, though... since you do work at dell (and im sure everyone and their brother asks you this type of stuff) is there anything i should know about dell laptop quality? my school is offering a pretty good deal of a 4 year on site warrany including the complete coverage for only $130 so im inclined to get that. do you know if its possible to buy a dell computer without all of the extra crap on it (aol, the demos, the trial antivirus, etc...). do you think it'd be possible to buy a dell computer with NO software installed on it (just put the cds in the box and ill install it all myself).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: screw the warranty?
« on: July 07, 2004, 06:40:33 AM »
i had thought of that... but given that this computer will be my life for the next 3 years i dont want to risk all the problems of a low end/inexpensive machine. id rather get a solid one that will last and not give me any problems. after all, the last thing i want to be dealing with just before finals is buying a new computer, setting it up, transfering files, etc.

i guess i just dont feel that spending a thousand more is going to change my lifestyle one bit when i graduate... but NOT spending that thousand more could really make me miserable for the next 3 years given how much ill be relying on this computer.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Admission Advice
« on: July 07, 2004, 06:33:37 AM »
well, it never looks great to retake the lsat, but it isnt the worst thing in the world either. just be sure that if you do retake it you do significantly better!

also, it wouldnt hurt to call up some of the 1T schools that you are interested in and ask the admissions officer what he/she thinks. some schools will request that you DO take it again (especially if you are right on the line and your lsat is the only thing that is giving them pause).

good luck whatever you decide.

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