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Incoming 1Ls / Study Abroad Options
« on: May 18, 2007, 12:44:14 PM »
I was just curious to know how one would go about searching for schools that offered study abroad options in a given country.  Let's say, Norway, for example.  How could I search for all the law schools offering exchange programs with law schools in Norway? Thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June takers?
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:17:00 PM »
Yes, I'll be there for it in June.  I'm already around the 161-163 mark on my PT's and I'm planning on dedicating a month solid prior to the LSAT to the games section.  I planning on working on the other sections too, but I know that the other sections of the test I'll do OK on.  Even if I took the test today, I'd probably walk away from those 3 sections (2 LR and 1 RC) with no more than 15 wrong (possibly even 12), so if I get like 5 wrong on games, then I'll get approximately a 165.

Law School Admissions / Re: Number Lovers
« on: April 15, 2007, 07:59:36 PM »
Northwestern - they like numbers but they also have a goal to enroll only students with work experience, so if your grades or LSAT are in their range, your going to have a leg up if your app also includes WE and stuff.

UCLA - their application is horrendous, but if you can stomach 50 pages of questions, I'd apply there.  Their application is lengthy purposefully, it gives them opportunity to justify admits outside of pure numbers.  Apparently the law against AA in admissions in California forced them to structure their app this them a chance to build a well rounded class while covering their asses and not getting accused of breaking the AA law.

What kind of work experience?

Law School Admissions / Re: Where to live ...UNC
« on: April 15, 2007, 07:58:38 PM »
What kind of horseshit is that? Denying a graduate student the right to drive to school?! I bet senior undergrads can drive to campus....

The parking situation at Carolina is nightmarish. It's extremely scarce as it is, and they keep closing and building over parking lots, which compounds the problem. Undergraduate parking is assigned through a lottery, with preference given to seniors and freshmen excluded from it entirely. Actually, I'm really surprised that there isn't a carpool permit system for 1Ls - my boyfriend is a grad student over at Kenan-Flagler, and that's how they do it over there.

As far as apartments in Carrboro, I've said this in another thread, but I'd investigate the complexes off BPW Club Rd (The Villages, Bridges at Chapel Hill, and Colonial Village at Highland Hills). There are very reliable bus lines that run through there, the rent is fairly affordable (moreso at some complexes than at others), they have decent amenities, and the residents are mostly grad students, UNC staff, and other members of the community - very few undergrads.

I'm still not seeing how seniors get preferential parking and grad student 1L's get nothing at all.

Engineering/hard science/CS departments tend to not have the ridiculous grade inflation that some of the business/liberal arts departments have, so those students typically have lower GPA's.  Since your GPA isn't normalized against your class/major but rather everyone who has ever graduated college for rankings purposes, people who took grade-deflated classes are at a disadvantage especially at a place that focuses more heavily on GPA like Boalt.

Not to say you can't have a very good GPA in any undergraduate endeavor if you put your mind to it, it's just less common in eng/cs/bio/physics.

For the most part, I wouldn't put business and liberal arts in the same boat.  On the whole, I think a business degree is much harder to get a really good GPA in.

Law School Admissions / Re: Where to live ...UNC
« on: April 15, 2007, 06:12:04 PM »
What kind of horseshit is that? Denying a graduate student the right to drive to school?! I bet senior undergrads can drive to campus....

Incoming 1Ls / Goon
« on: April 13, 2007, 05:57:23 PM »
What is a law school "goon"? I've heard this term thrown around from time to time and just wanted to know exactly what it meant.

Law School Admissions / Re: Quick GPA question
« on: April 08, 2007, 07:44:52 AM »
Yeah, but I've never seen anything than just regular letters on school transcripts.  A, B, C, D, F...I've never hat a + or - attached to any of those.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What are the most difficult logic games?
« on: April 07, 2007, 08:49:15 PM »
I would say among the worst are:

LSAT 28 - 2nd game - Researchers and languages
LSAT 31 - 2nd game - Music store and new and used CDs
LSAT 33 - 4th game - Birds in a forest

The birds in a forest was a f-ing terrible one.  The whole 'undefined' thing threw me off because there is no way to really draw that one out, and you had to make about 20 inferences. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Waiting for Law school
« on: April 07, 2007, 01:39:22 PM »
This is what I'm doing, waiting a year, I mean.

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