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Studying for the LSAT / SOB - Remember the Arranger vs. Producer Question?
« on: December 13, 2007, 07:20:32 PM »
So I definitely got that question wrong because I lost focus and picked producer because I didn't know what an arranger did (and, yes, I completely realize the definitions were irrelavent to TCR).

Anyways, I am currently studying for a final in my music class and what two definitions do I come across in the 'jazz' section?

PRODUCER AND ARRANGER!!!



I think of it as the good lord throwing salt on my LSAT wounds, but at least I know that Duke Ellington was an especially good composer and arranger. >:(

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Studying for the LSAT / WTF is a Music Arranger???
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:40:10 PM »

Stemming from the Arranger vs. Producer tread, what exactly is the job description of a music arranger?


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Law School Rankings / Top Law Schools bother me....
« on: December 10, 2007, 12:01:58 AM »
As if the top law schools weren't annoying enough ($85 app. fee anyone), most refuse to post the GPA/LSAT grid in LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools (Law School Description section).

they all give some lame variation of "as a preeminent law school, the Admissions Committee considers a number of factors in assessing candidates...XYZ seeks to enroll a diverse student body that goes beyond undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores. ... blah blah blah.


Really? Wow, according to their half page explanation, one could easily assume that they would want to have a grid to prove that they go beyond the numbers. Yet they don't. Why? Because a GPA/LSAT grid would prove them, for the most part, wrong. The grid would give many would-be applicants a sobering glimpse of just how important those numbers are; probably leading them to not apply. Less applicants = less rejections = lower rankings = pissed off administration.

In all fairness, I think a few applicants who would otherwise be accepted wouldn't apply due to the grid, but that effect could be mitigated if what they say is true (i.e. "As shown by the GPA/LSAT grid .... we look beyond the numbers to...."


They know that when the average joe sees that 7/346 people were accepted with a 3.56 and a 163, they'll opt to spend that $85 on something worthwhile (like a keg of labatt blue light to flush away the tears).

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Studying for the LSAT / Average LSAT Score of Matrics?
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:03:56 PM »

So I know the average LSAT score is 151, but what is the average of people who actually end up attending law school?

High 150's?

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Personal Statement / Just obtained a legally-related internship....
« on: November 11, 2007, 11:37:15 AM »

So I finished my PS a couple weeks ago, but I was just accepted to the Criminal Law Internship Program with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. I'll be there next semester, so my question is should I incorporate this into my PS?

I really like it the way it is now, I'm leaning toward not altering it.

Any advice/comments are appreciated.

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Personal Statement / OFFICIALLY Done With My PS!
« on: November 01, 2007, 07:43:02 PM »

Done with the hellacious writing process known as the law school personal statement. Just wanted to thank all of those who gave extremely helpful advice when evaluating my PS. Thanks, my PS is substantially better because of you all. Good luck to those of you who are still in the process!

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Studying for the LSAT / Question about PowerScore Weekend Course
« on: October 28, 2007, 11:17:21 PM »

Anybody take the PS weekend course? I'm retaking in December and am really considering taking it. Obviously I'd like to hear from those who had personal experiences, but anybody w/ friends who had good/bad experiences are just as helpful. Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Need advice on PS final draft.
« on: October 28, 2007, 05:58:52 PM »

I've already posted in the 'personal statment' thread with only a couple responses. I figure this is where all the brain ninjas hang out at anyways.

I'd appreciate everybody's feedback; post and I'll PM it to you.

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Personal Statement / PLEASE READ MY PS - NEED FEEDBACK!!
« on: October 28, 2007, 03:10:12 PM »

post and i'll pm it to you. thanks all in advance.

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Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / TONS OF LSAT MATERIAL FOR SALE
« on: October 11, 2007, 01:29:52 AM »

I have tons of material I'm selling; if you're interested just make me a reasonable offer.

Some of the Included Materials:

PT's: 19-51 (excluding 39-42)

5 Princeton Review Books
6 Princeton Review Practice Comparative Reading Passages (simulated but very close to LSAC's)
(I'll even throw in my PR online account username and password so you can access all their explanations for the vast majority of all PTs).

Logical Reasoning Bible
Logic Games Bible
2004 LSAT's Deconstructed


Throw me a PM if you're interested


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