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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Election Law?
« on: December 11, 2007, 08:25:38 AM »
Thank you for your responses!

It seems that if I want to do election law, I'll have to consider going to a school lower in the rankings...interesting. Is this a tradeoff I should make? I keep hearing that law school is about going to the best schools possible. Rokomotion, you mentioned applying to OSU as a backup, perhaps I'll do that.

I wonder why more schools don't offer courses in this, especially after Bush v. Gore. Another thought I had is to contact the schools directly and just ask if they have an election law program. Is that an obnoxious question to ask the schools? Still new at this, I'm not quite sure what questions are appropriate.

You can definitely contact the schools themselves, as it is their jobs to disseminate info about their school to attract people. They should be glad when people reverse that role.


you are asking why the people behind the LSAT would want to torture prospective law students?

the answer is simple: LSAC is a terrorist organization that is on an academic gihad to destroy the apsirations of students.

ok maybe that's a little strong, but would you really put it passed them?


Michigan State (undergrad and law) ... the University of Michigan minimizes the flow of uglies to MSU.

I took it as fact that all the cute girls in the old industrial belt fled as quickly as possible to CA, NY and FL. Or are we talking *relative* hotness? If that's the case, woo boy, i feel sorry for those wolverines.

MSU is renowned for attracting most of the beautiful (I'm talking smoking-hot trophy wife hotness) women in MI (i.e. because many aren't smart enough to get into Michigan).

But I'd rather have a gorgeous woman w/ an average IQ than Medusa w/ a 160.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Significant Others: Stay Together or Breakup?
« on: December 10, 2007, 07:54:12 PM »
Haha. I don't believe in "the one."

Oh Tetris. This makes me sad. You will find her.

Why does it make you sad? Do you believe in "the one?"

...and I'm especially sensitive about it today. The one girl I know who's a vegetarian made fun of me for thinking "animals can be people," said she didn't share my values, and said she is tempted to turn to the darkside for the free meaty food that is offered at a new job she's taking. :'( 

Anyway, if there is a "one," she's gotta (1) share my animal values (otherwise it'd be like Abraham Lincoln dating a slave-owner while trying to emancipate the slaves), (2) be intellectual or creative, and (3) look great and care about herself. So far the only women I know only meet one or two of these qualities. So I consider myself rightfully cynical.

I bask in Tetris' cynical sentiments, as I too feel this way. Trying to find a potential SO with my pre-established criteria is extremely hard (although I came close one time, but she turned out to be the political opposite of Ann Coulter ...Hillary Clinton-esque if you will)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« on: December 10, 2007, 07:28:54 PM »

I am Mac illiterate. Is the additional cost of the MacBook Pro worth it?


Michigan State (undergrad and law) ... the University of Michigan minimizes the flow of uglies to MSU.

Choosing the Right Law School / Top Law Schools bother me....
« on: December 09, 2007, 09:01:58 PM »
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).

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Average LSAT Score of Matrics?
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:38:03 PM »

so what's the average?

i know at least one LSDer has some background knowledge on this?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Average LSAT Score of Matrics?
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:21:16 PM »
Maybe even 160, because you have to figure the minimum score to get in anywhere is - I don't know, 140, high 130s?

Incidentally, there's a famous constitutional scholar whose first name is Akhil... I'm blanking on his last name.

that'd be akhil amar i believe.

what can i say, i'm a dominant force  ;D

Studying for the LSAT / Average LSAT Score of Matrics?
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:03:56 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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