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  My guess would be that ... Boalt probably hadecent looking girls

Have you ever been to Berkeley?  They're even a rung below Stanford.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« on: April 02, 2008, 12:53:57 AM »
You can improve 14 points.

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Don't forget UW at 30th and UA at 38th for the Pac-10.  Going all the way to the top 100, we find ASU at 52nd and Oregon at 82nd.

A better comparison might be to add up the total point scores of the schools.

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it's supposed to be this:



I wish I could fart fire.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When should I start?
« on: March 30, 2008, 02:06:52 PM »
Only a sophomore?  You're starting too early.  Log off the internet and focus on keeping your GPA up and getting drunk.  Come back in a year if you're still interested.

Then reread what EarlCat just said.  Keep in mind that an LSAT class is equal to an entire quarter's worth of school in terms of class time and workload.  Summer is a great time to do it in anticipation of the Sept/Oct test.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia: Social Life?
« on: March 29, 2008, 03:38:34 PM »
Does that translate to "CLS has no social atmosphere of its own and students need to find their own fun in the outside community?"

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From what I understand, GradPLUS loans don't care about bad credit as long as you don't have any current 90+ day adverse accounts.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Took Diagnostic LSAT: Need Advice
« on: March 11, 2008, 12:20:57 AM »
The good news:

You have nine points to make up in LG, the easiest section to improve upon.
Timing seems to be a big issue in your score, which will only improve with practice.
155 is a decent starting place to achieve your score goal.
You have ample time to devote to studying.
If you finished the RC section, you are not hindered by reading speed.

The bad news:

Reading comprehension is by far the hardest section to improve.  Nine points here can be a challenge, especially when none of them came from timing issues. 
Your consistency between sections suggests a lack of concentrated weak spots where you could focus your studies efficiently.

All in all, the good far outweighs the bad.  You have a couple options, each of which could work very well for you:

1.  Take a full-length course.  You will learn all you should, and the breadth will mesh well with your consistency.
2.  Buy the Powerscore Bibles and many real LSATs, learn the techniques in the former, and find a good tutor to work on    any problems that pop up.  Take a couple tests a week. 

Either way, don't worry about timing for the first month to six weeks - concentrate on internalizing the methods for correct responses.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 166 is the worst LSAT score. Discuss.
« on: January 30, 2008, 01:49:59 PM »
179 is the worst score. 

178 is fantastic; 180 is perfect. 
179 is God laughing at you. 

Laughing like Tom Hulce.

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Law School Admissions / Re: First time poster - Berkeley, USC, UCLA, etc.
« on: January 05, 2008, 01:49:06 AM »
The best - and perhaps only - reason to do this is to establish CA residency for tuition purposes, which takes approximately one year plus one scholastic quarter if done correctly. 

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