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FWIW I turned down Tech for UNM.  But I'm already in New Mexico so UNM was much cheaper.

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The Idiot Fydor Dostoevsky
Hunger Knut Hamson

some have suggested

A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole

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To help celebrate this holiday, I am willing to help those with thier personal statements.  Answer the following and I'll get right to work.

Undergraduate major?
Region of the US you have affiliation to (grew up there/ went to school/ etc.)
Favorite book
Relationship to African American culture

We've got 6 hours people!

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I'm highly qualified.

People listen to me.

If you choose not to heed my advice, you do so at your own peril.  It is your choice, not mine.  Put your faith in a non-moderated numbering system (LSN) where people lie and obfuscate and create fake accounts all the time and don't pay attention to any one else.  Really, put all of your eggs in one basket.  LSN is not THE WORD.  My chart probably isn't THE WORD either, but it is useful advice.  It is my advice.

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I think law school numbers isn't a good predictor.  The sample is substantial, but also small.  It seems to draw a lot of flame artists and certain type of people that aren't really good for looking at statistical data.  My chart on the other hand serves many purposes.  For one, it doesn't attempt to predict WHERE you will get in.  It just attempts to predict if you should apply.  A 160 LSAT is pretty decent, but unless you made phenomenal grades to pull that up, I don't think you should apply to law school.  I just don't think it's worth it.

This guide, if followed, would increase competition for top law schools (good) decrease fluff (good) and reduce the number of graduating law students (good).

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Ultimate Timeline for Law School Applicants

First.  Determine if you are even cut out for law school.  Refer to the below chart and USNEWs rankings.  LSAT across the top; UGPAs down the side; scales are the rank numbers of your target schools; DA = Don't Apply.  Rankings give you a guide to where you might gain acceptance.
UGPA V   LSAT >
   180   175   170   165   160   155   150
4.00   1-20   1-20   5-20   20-50   35-75   50-100   DA   
3.75   1-20   5-20   5-20   20-50   50-100   DA   DA   
3.50   5-25   10-30   15-35   50-100   DA   DA   DA
3.25   10-25   15-40   50-75   75-100   DA   DA   DA
3.00   15-30   30-50   50-75   75-100   DA   DA   DA
2.75   35-75   50-75   75-100   DA   DA   DA   DA
2.50   50-100   75-100   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA      
2.25   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA
2.00   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA   DA

Next, have All forms by September 1st.  Request letters of recommendation no later than 15 August with deadline of 30 September.  Have your PS ready to go when the applications are ready.
Submit the first week of September.  Spend the rest of the month completing dean certifications, going after smaller tasks, keeping your eye on your recommenders.  Go complete no later than 31 October.


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Law School Applications / Re: If I Were You I Would...
« on: June 18, 2007, 09:29:34 AM »
Have you had any experience traveling around Europe, on whim, or anything similar?

Not really.  There's a better return on your money if you just drink at home.  Same concept with going to a bar or a club.  You don't need the Thames or the Seine or the Rhine to enjoy some beer or wine or spirits. 

Aren't you the same person who came on here asking for how to improve your lifestyle before law school because you're obese and hypertensive? I hate to be rude, but it doesn't seem like you had your priorities straight until recently.

I worked in Japan for 2 years and traveled quite a bit during that time. It was frustrating at times, but probably one of the best and most enlightening experiences of my life. Traveling also gives you a chance to see how lucky we are as Americans.

What does being a bit heavy have to do with the concept of travel?  I guess everything I say is false because I don't have a BMI below 25.0.  Get a life.

By the way, traveling is still a big waste of time/money.  Work.  Gain some real perspective.  As for being lucky in America... ha!  There are folks just as unfortunate here in the US as elsewhere.  If you're going to help someone, you should help some people here at home.  At least then your genuinely helping because you want to help, as opposed to use it as a chance to "travel."

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Law School Applications / Re: If I Were You I Would...
« on: June 17, 2007, 05:02:31 PM »
Have you had any experience traveling around Europe, on whim, or anything similar?

Not really.  There's a better return on your money if you just drink at home.  Same concept with going to a bar or a club.  You don't need the Thames or the Seine or the Rhine to enjoy some beer or wine or spirits. 

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Say what you will of the Pulitzer Prizes.  I am highly skeptical of their methodology for determining winners.

As for The Washington Post itself - it is nothing but the trash that Pulitzer himself published back in the late nineteenth Century.  Maybe it's national because rancid fluff is what sells.  Beltway insiders read the Times.

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Law School Applications / Re: If I Were You I Would...
« on: June 17, 2007, 01:05:32 PM »
DO NOT GO TRAVEL.

Traveling the world is a worthless experience that does little to round you as a person.  If anything it delays the inevitable process of learning to grow up and live on your own.  If anything, travel is simply what people do to have something to talk about.

If you want to take a trip.  Go skiing at Reno, don't bother with Asia or Europe or South America or Africa or whatever.  Who needs Rio when you have Malibu? 

The answer here is to work, work, work and volunteer.  If you ever want to go to a good law school you're going to need to ace that LSAT and make yourself marketable.  Traveling on your parents/grandparents dime is really not very impressive.

Get your hands dirty.

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