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Black Law Students / Re: One Year Only....HELP!!!
« on: November 15, 2007, 11:06:53 PM »
tcr = the credited response aka the best answer

I'm no expert at this but I'd def. throw Northwestern on that list due to the WE

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 23, 2007, 10:20:43 PM »
It seems as if the dudes don't even realize the weight of their own situation. They lookin at it like a "15 minutes" type of thing and it's so much more  :-\

Black Law Students / Re: I don't have to score as high?
« on: October 18, 2007, 04:26:29 PM »
I agree with MCB. As a black male, I still treat my grades and will treat my LSAT score as if I'm an average applicant. Regardless what boost URM's get, I'm still gunnin for 4.0/180. That's just my perspective on the whole thing

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: October 17, 2007, 08:25:21 PM »
Congrats on the job Sands and thanks for the updates on your progress. I log on here every couple of hours each day to see if you posted something new  :D It's nice to hear the daily routine from the perspective of someone I can relate to..keep it goin man

Thanks alot everyone for the advice. So I take it alot of you guys studied on your own as opposed to taking classes? Also, when do you guys think is a good time to take the LSAT raw, just as an indicator?

Wow Rockstar that LSAT is pretty impressive. Leads me to a question I've been meaning to ask...what's you guys opinion on the best way to prep for the LSAT? I'll be graduating in 09 with a Poli Sci major and Economics minor. I plan on working for a year or two while also taking a prep course for the LSAT. Good plan? Bad plan? Any suggestions would help.

Black Law Students / Re: So, how did WE do on the Sept. LSAT?
« on: October 03, 2007, 09:43:10 AM »
Don't mean to be controversial but this goes against every piece of advice I've seen on LSAT prep on all the LSAT boards.

I found it took me more than ten prep tests to get to grips with the LG (I'm taking it in Dec)and the common advice is to get as many prep tests as you can - especially because they change in difficulty and scale (older LGs are harder, newer RCs are easier, new scale is tougher). One reason people's scores can be different is that they don't practice all the sections together and manage to train themselves out of the fatigue that 2 1/2 hours of logical reasoning can produce. So they get in and make silly mistakes due to tiredness.

The vast majority of people use prep material also and I can't see why 'studying without them' is all that's necessary.

You seem pretty happy to judge all the people around you. You think that wanting to be as prepared as possible and delaying means 'they didn't fight for their score'? That is so ignorant. LOL - are you one of those people who thinks everything has a personality? Or maybe they just made a rational decision and that is pretty key in both the study and practice of law, I've heard. So if you go into the test and you freeze up on a section, maybe due to anxiety, maybe if something just stumps you and you decide to retake, that you are somehow gonna make a bad lawyer? Interesting. This seems to suggest that LSAT performance is the greatest indicator of how good a lawyer you'll be. If that's the case, I'd feel very uncomfortable about only doing 10 prep tests. Wink

I think you kinda over-analyzed his post just a lil. Seemed like pretty sound advice to me.

Law School Admissions / How much does WE help?
« on: June 25, 2007, 06:45:33 AM »
I'm a junior in UG right now and I'm trying to figure out whether I want to work for a year after graduation or apply directly to law school out of UG. If I do take the year off, I'll likely work full time and take a prep course for the LSAT, or if not I'll probably start studying for the LSAT Spring of my junior year and apply after graduation. My main question is, will the WE for a year make a big difference for my app? I know GPA and LSAT are basically the main components of the app but how much will WE help?

Black Law Students / Re: Introduce yourself to BLSD
« on: June 22, 2007, 09:19:43 AM »
Well here goes. I'm a black male (just figured I'd get that out the way) I'll be  a junior in the fall at SUNY Binghamton. Very much interested in a career in law so I'm pretty much watching you guys and getting a feel for what life will be like when I start the LS admissions process. I've learned more and my interest has grown more from being on the BLSD forum than from any of the numerous lawyers I've talked to, so thanks for that people. I'll try to get a little more integrated into the forum soon, just need to get my intellectual chops up a little before I start jumping into any of the numerous heated discussions you guys get into  :D

And hello to everyone!

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