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Current Law Students / Re: LOR for Bar
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:36:13 PM »
I'm in Nevada and we got a form, but it was a just a form for their name with a blank space after for their recommendation.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Prep courses: study before, or no?
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:19:03 PM »
Does the LSAT exam give you a score as well?

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Current Law Students / LOR for Bar
« on: March 15, 2011, 12:47:53 AM »
Does anyone have a sample they can give me of a LOR for the Bar Application? My LOR people don't know what to write and I can't seem to find any on the internet. Google just turns up fake results. Any help, sample, or guidelines would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Re-taking the LSAT is definitely an option. Also, taking a year off won't be a negative thing. I did it and got into a T1 just fine. Bit of advice if you do decide on attending a school offering scholarships (full ride or otherwise), be careful of the conditions. For example, a lot of them state you have to be in the top X percent or maintain a certain GPA. For GPA, you'll want to figure out what kind of curve your scholarship school grades under. If say, a 3.00 is required, but the school grades on a C curve, you would have to be way above average to get a 3.00. So be wary and do your homework. Good luck!

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If you need additional info, a lot of law professors post their research on ssrn.org.

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Current Law Students / Re: MPRE Questions?
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:06:47 PM »
Depending on the state you are taking the bar for, the MPRE requirements differ. But CA, one of the highest numbers only require that you get a little less than half of the questions right. Keeping that in mind, I only studied for about five hours for my test and got something like 120. Not super high, but still way above what you need to pass. (I was pretty sure I was gonna fail but I'd stacked too many deadlines on to allot enough time to study)

Bike Pilot is spot on. Just pick up a Kaplan or BarBri book and do the practice questions/read the explanations. Having taken a PR class, passing this shouldn't be too hard.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Buying books from Amazon/ Half.com
« on: February 24, 2011, 06:11:18 PM »
I've always bought my books off of Amazon and Half.com and have never had a problem. There was one time I sold a contracts book on Amazon and the seller tried to return it a month after class started. I, as the seller, didn't want to return their money because there was no way I could sell it a month after classes started but Amazon let them anyways. So, in conclusion, Amazon is awesome for the buyer and not so awesome if you're the seller. Ironically, I've been a more loyal person of amazon since because I know that they will protect me even to the detriment to their sellers.

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You might want to tweak your opening paragraph. I mean, I got the context of it later, but "the protagonist" at the beginning was a bit disorienting. Let us know you're talking about a movie. Give us a setting in which the "protagonist" comes from.

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PM me your essay and give me your email. I'll take a look at get it back to you.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Prep courses: study before, or no?
« on: February 24, 2011, 03:36:40 PM »
what is the LSAT like can anyone give me a copy of the study for it


If you call up Kaplan, Princeton or any one of the major test companies, they will give you a free diagnostic exam with results that tell you where your weaknesses etc. are. They will try to sell you their program afterward, but the diagnostic is extremely helpful in knowing where you stand and getting a first taste of what the exam is like.

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