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Law School Applications / Re: URM Status
« on: November 26, 2007, 10:33:48 PM »
Schools in the West consider Asians as an URM? That doesn't make much sense to me, seeing as there seems to be a healthy population of Asians in law schools in the west.

Maybe in the North or deep south? But I can't imagine any school in the west.

He said subgroups. Most asians at graduate schools are of chinese or korean decent, so it is likely that some other less represented asian groups, i.e., pacific islanders would be considered URM's.

Ahh, didn't know that. I wonder if being of South East Asian descent (indian) would be seen by some schools as URM..

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Law School Applications / Re: URM Status
« on: November 26, 2007, 07:51:03 PM »
Schools in the West consider Asians as an URM? That doesn't make much sense to me, seeing as there seems to be a healthy population of Asians in law schools in the west.

Maybe in the North or deep south? But I can't imagine any school in the west.

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Law School Applications / Re: How do you know when you've gone complete....
« on: November 17, 2007, 06:56:02 PM »
Schools have their own processing time and work on different schedules. I've sent my applications in about a month ago and for the most part am complete at most schools, but there are some schools that I haven't even heard from (I'm talking to you USD!). And there are schools I've heard from but still am not complete, even though, I know that all my stuff is in order. It just takes them time.

I would look on LSN and match sent dates with other users and see if they've gone complete or not. If no one else has gone complete at around the same sent date, then I'm sure you've got nothing to be worried about.

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Acceptances / Re: ACCEPTED TO U of MIAMI!!!!!!! 2008
« on: November 16, 2007, 06:02:50 PM »
For that question, I didn't really have major papers that I wrote or anything. But I wrote down two "larger" research papers that I wrote in Undergrad that required "extensive" research. Papers in the thirty page range with numerous sources. I don't think they expect you to fill the whole section.

I would just list the major papers you have written and even describe them. I talked about a research paper i wrote on Japanese internment and another paper I wrote that focused on the tort law system and a case study that I did.

Hope that helps

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Law School Applications / Re: How Terrible a Mistake have I Made?
« on: November 14, 2007, 05:20:53 PM »
If for some reason they don't allow you to switch your PS out... I wonder if you could withdraw your whole application and then reapply.. of course you'll lose a lot of time and waste money, but maybe it's a viable option? Of course, I've never looked into doing such a thing so i'm not sure what it really entails... just trying to think outside the box! good luck, though.. even if UVa doesn't accept you, I'm sure you'll get into a great school.

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Law School Applications / Re: IS USNews worth the $14.95?
« on: November 14, 2007, 04:58:51 PM »
I bought the online edition of US News. I don't think it really makes or breaks anything. You have a school's numbers at your fingertips but you could easily find the same numbers anywhere else. You can find all the job information in one place also but again, it's all on the web somewhere.

The way I figure it is that I've spent so much on applications that having this tool could prove to be helpful at any moment and for only fifteen bucks, it doesn't seem like too much to pay.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Flawed method of reasoning
« on: November 13, 2007, 11:06:27 PM »
I'm not exactly sure I understand what you were trying to say but let me just explain what I see in the stimulus and maybe that'll help you.

There was a study conducted about some drug P. One of its side effects is that it lowers cholesterol, and additionally, one-third who took it had fewer nonfatal heart attacks and one-third fewer deaths from coronary disease (as compared to those who did not take drug P).

The results from the study above match another different study that was once conducted. In that study, it was concluded that those who have heart disease often have higher than average cholesterol levels.

Therefore, we can conclude that lowering cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease.

The assumption the argument makes is that in the first study the reason that drug P lowered heart disease was because it helped lower cholesterol. But couldn't drug P have done something else that could have reduced the risk of heart disease?

Answer choice D isn't a flaw because the conclusion "shouldn't" have to focus on the relation between pravastatin and cholesterol levels. Like you said, the stimulus already mentions the relationship between Pravastatin and cholesterol (Pravastatin helps lower cholesterol).

As for your concern about B, you're right, the stimulus does mention that Pravastatin does reduce the effect of heart disease. But the argument is that this study helps prove that the reason Pravastatin worked was because it lowered cholesterol which then helped lower heart disease. It forgets the possibility that Pravastatin could do something else that helps lower heart disease that is independent of just reducing cholesterol.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: another assumption question
« on: November 13, 2007, 10:40:03 PM »
I think the reason answer choice B is wrong is because it is really strong in its wording. As you know the argument in the stimulus just says that it is in the best interest of the advertisers if the magazine's editorial integrity is kept in tact. That editorial integrity can be lost if readers suspect that it has been compromised by pandering to advertising.

Answer choice B says that the magazine cannot give ANY favorable mention in its articles. That is a really strong assumption. I'm sure the magazine can give favorable mentions within reason that would not compromise its integrity.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: W&M 3L taking questions
« on: November 13, 2007, 06:22:03 PM »
Thanks for answering, I guess since no one else has questions, I'll ask few more...

Out of the people you know, does anyone want to go to California? and how "easy" is it to get a job over there?

Thanks again,

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: W&M 3L taking questions
« on: November 13, 2007, 02:45:41 AM »
I have a few questions:

Based on what you know of you and your classmates (what else would you base it on? haha), what types of jobs are most people getting? Do a lot of people have their jobs already lined up? Is there a biglaw "cutoff"? I'm assuming you're out of state since you knew most about that financial aid, what state were you from originally? Planning on going back?

Thanks!

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