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Law School Admissions / Re: graduate early?
« on: March 15, 2009, 05:21:32 PM »
I think this is something you need to decide for yourself.

Personally, I am a proponent of not wasting extra cash, so your plan sounds completely rational to me.

Also, I don't think anybody on here would tell you that law schools would care about that (at all). Law school really is a numbers thing, so if your GPA is high enough after three years, my advice is: get the degree and take that extra year to ace the LSAT. 

 Thank you both very much!

I'll e-mail him right away.

I asked my recommender to write me a letter in the middle of August, and he was really nice and agreed.

It's nearing the middle of September and I haven't heard anything else from him. Should I do anything at all? Or will he come to me when he's ready?

Any help is greatly appreciated, I don't want to do anything to aggravate my prof.

Thanks! :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 2008: Games 1 & 4
« on: September 09, 2008, 01:03:49 PM »
#1: E is wrong because Jaclyn and Lorena can't be together onstage period.
The answer is C because Felipe is off stage and so Jaclyn must be off stage, but Lorena can be onstage and because of the rules that says any female = Grant onstage, that answer flies.

#2: The answer choice is D because Keiko cannot be the only woman on the stage at any time.
If she is the only woman on stage, that means Lorena is off stage, and if Lorena is off stage, that means Jaclyn is on. Contradiction.

#4: This question you have to sort of think about it visually. More women than men. That means either 3 (F) and 2 (M) or 2 (F) and 1 (M).
Let's start by doing the first. Can we have All 3 Fs together at once? Well, the answer is no because J and L can't be on stage at the same time.
What about the second equation? Well, two females. Could be K and J and G from the male side. Does that work? Sure. So, the answer is 3: 2+1. C.

#5: Either J or L must be on stage during a show. So that's already one. If J is out, then L must be in because if L is out it mandates that J is in.
If L is out, then J must be in just because the rule says so. Again, this is ONE already. Then, regardless if it's J or L that's on stage, G joins in as well.
That's TWO. That's the answer. C.

I think most of your mistakes are coming from a misunderstanding of the J and L rule, which is good news.
I think this is a case where doing the contrapositive actually hurts you. I got by with just the actual rules, and it was less clutter (and as a result less confusion).

Sorry I can't help with the last game, that was one I couldn't handle. I've done it like three times and for some reason I can't manage to get all the questions right each go. But hey, good luck!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Fall Plan of Action...
« on: July 03, 2008, 07:47:11 PM »
Same exact boat as you alexjudka.

Good luck to you in preparing for October!
I'm sure we can do better.

I for one am going to start experimenting with how to calm down during the test and not look at my watch every second.  :P

-10 from my highest (at 169) -- so a 159.

That's pretty far below. I hope I can be better prepared (psychologically at least lol) for the October test. I'll know I at least have my 159 lol.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:43:05 PM »
Great day to hate myself.  :(


And I was scoring 164-169 on my practice tests. Good times.
Hello October.

Well, that sounds worthy enough of becoming a member to me.

Thank you.

Haha, free pizza? That's lame. I thought they brought in schools that talked about their program and other academic stuff like that, guess I'll have to see.

And yes, I think the internship might be a good way to bulk up on some experience, and if anything, it'll earn me school credit.

You guys have been really helpful in showing me all the variables.

I guess it's up to me now to decide what to do, and I've never been as nervous.

Regarding my ECs, I can't imagine not mentioning them because I'll probably have done too little during my 1 year at UCLA. I mean I think it's impossible to even be expected to do that much in 1 year as opposed to what I did in 2 years with much more free time. I'll have to talk to many counselors @ UCLA and e-mail a few of my top choices.

The Pre-Law club, I think, would be something I'm interested in doing because of what I hope to learn, as opposed to something just to put on my app. I'll check out the philosophy club as well (and I'll stay if I like it). t t
Regarding the frat, I'm done with leadership positions at student groups (too many annoying people to deal with) so I don't think I'll be joining just for the perks then, thanks.


I already said I did one internship, and at UCLA I can get 4 units by doing an internship over the summer.
I wonder if that would be of some help, because I don't think it would take away any of my extra time (no more than a class would) and maybe it looks good. What do you smart people think?

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