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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:40:04 PM »
I'm coming out to CA in a few weeks.  Dinner in LA on Friday (my dinner w/ Kozinski), friends in San Diego on Saturday, then I'm going to fly up to San Fran and tool around San Francisco and Palo Alto Sunday and Monday.

ETA:  So if there's life in SF/PA stuff I should see/do, let me know.  I'm going while I still have time to evaluate my bids.

I'm most worried about working in PA (I want to do corporate/vc/emerging business stuff) but wanting to live in SF, and doing the reverse commute every day.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:35:00 PM »
This is pretty awesome.  Everything is pretty much the same everywhere.

This is surprisingly endearing.

ETA: I see that Snake and Hollow are around. I'll have to hurry with my g-dubbing!

Snake's latest news is that 19 of his 30 bids are for SF/Palo Alto firms.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:34:17 PM »
I'm tired AND I don't want to go to sleep.

The starving children in Darfur have bigger problems. Take 3 Advil PM and call me when you've paid our security deposit.

I had a chat with Bluber today.  I'm dropping it off on Friday.  He left a message saying, in a somewhat odd tone, that "Blave's father said that he didn't control you."  Amazing.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Battle of the Titans: LSAT vs. UGPA
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:30:26 PM »
I went back to remind myself of the calculation. 

((xgpa*yourgpa)/((xlsat*yourlsat)+(xgpa*yourgpa)))*100

So the formula calculates the percentage of your index number which is accounted for by your GPA.

This may not be the best way to figure this out ... I struggled with this for a bit.  There's probably a better constant number that I could calculate based on the index number figures.  Let me think about this a bit more.

I used to do it like this:

((xgpa*4.0)/((xlsat*180)+(xgpa*4.0))*100

I.e., using a 4.0 and a 180.  I never figured out the best way to do this, but I thought using the numbers unique to you were a better proxy than 4.0 / 180.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Battle of the Titans: LSAT vs. UGPA
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:24:53 PM »
My site calculates the percentage that GPA plays in the index number generated for a school based on the perfect 4.0 / 180 candidate.  The number is called GPA emphasis, and is expressed as a percentage, but is best used as a comparison between schools.  You will see, for instance, Berkeley's huge emphasis.  Most schools are in or around 20% (I.e., the LSAT is 4 times as important).

The site:

http://www.lsatreport.com/

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 09:51:28 PM »
I'm tired AND I don't want to go to sleep.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 09:45:55 PM »
Did I miss this once?

OK, never mind.  Honest.  I don't care.  I actually don't. 


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 09, 2008, 09:42:38 PM »
Oh, your friend convinced you!

Let's hear it.  Why?

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I've had big plans for this site that I haven't had time to get around to, but I wanted to let you know that my site that calculates your index number at all the law schools that provide their formula (and takes a guess at those that don't) is now available and working again at:

http://www.thelawschoolreport.com/

I created this site a few years ago, but have now updated it with the most recently available data.

The site works like this:  It generates your index number, as well as an index number for a candidate who has the school's 25th percentile LSAT and GPA and 75th percentile LSAT and GPA.  It then tells you if you are above range, below range, or in range.  If you are in range, it tells you on a scale of 1 to 100 how close to the 25th or 75th index number you are.  The lower the number, the worse your chances.  Finally, it tells you what your GPA or LSAT would need to be to hit the mythical 75th/75th index number.

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions or issues.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 05, 2008, 02:59:56 PM »
Thanks guys.

I'm picking out 30 firms.  I had it narrowed to about 55 that are coming to OCI, Boston, SF/Valley, or both.  As I'm doing my research, with a few exceptions, I'm finding myself more excited by the SF/Valley firms or offices, which I suppose makes sense.  There are a few Boston firms that do interesting emerging business stuff, but obviously there's a ton more emerging business/vc/tech stuff in Northern California. 

Anyway, I've spent a little bit of time in San Francisco, but not a ton, but what I've seen I've always liked.  It's still a bit nerve wracking to be thinking about a city I don't know nearly enough about.

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