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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Cooley - ?
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:09:19 PM »
Let's pick on another school.  Everyone knows Cooley is pretty shabby. 

Florida Coastal?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Would you do all this for a 180?
« on: December 09, 2007, 12:25:18 PM »
The OP's plan seems quite comprehensive, but I would add that he shouldn't take an old test for his diagnostic.

The PT's from the early-late 90's I always scored above the 90th percentile on, the newer tests (2002-present) were always around the 80th.

Take June or Sept. '07 for an accurate view of where you stand in the crowd.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Your future if you don't go to a T14
« on: December 09, 2007, 12:00:09 PM »
motion to abandon this thread because of the OP's idiocy.

Seconded.  Don't feed the troll.


...motion passed..

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: 3rd tier schools
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:09:48 AM »
In all seriousness, there is some merit to the bargain school concept.
You are only planning on going for one year and hope to do well enough to be able to transfer to a t2, right?  So why not go to the least expensive place you can find?
For instance, Northern Illinois is well known to be a quality legal education at a low price.  The limited prestige the school might have isn't the point (and I know plenty of successful attorneys who went there).  You just want to get a good base, then move on.  I know a few guys who did great 1L and transferred into T2 schools.
It's a little different if you are stuck going to a T3 (like me) for whatever reason.  I went to the best school I could get into right now.  And I'm paying top dollar for it.
It's not so important in your case, so why blow more than you have to?
If you are going to go to a T3 or T4, it's probably a good idea to do it in the market you intend to work.




His point was to go to a T3 that he wouldn't want to kill himself at if he couldn't transfer out.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Cooley - ?
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:01:59 AM »
ANOTHER Cooley thread!!!!!! I LOVE Cooley threads....


I go to Michigan State for undergrad (which is 5 minutes away from Cooley's flagship campus), and everyday I see a giant billboard that says "ETHICS - Cooley Law School," which also happens to have an oh-so-happy Cooley student (aka an actor/model) smiling next to the text.

It makes me smile every time I see it, because it perfectly captures what is meant by 'oxymoron.'

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Let's talk Scale
« on: December 07, 2007, 03:18:54 PM »
I'm also interested in whether theyre going to throw out a certain question that ocurred at the end of the second LR regarding meetings.   I can't wait until I can read that one again to see if it really was that convoluted or if I was just brain dead at the time.  Either way, I had to guess on another question because I sunk so much time into that one.   A -11 scale would be awesome.  A -10 would also be great.  -9 would be a major bummer.

..and -8 would be a swan dive out of my six-story window.



  Let's at least hope our swan dives score above the 95th percentile.


*haha*

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Let's talk Scale
« on: December 07, 2007, 03:08:27 PM »
I'm also interested in whether theyre going to throw out a certain question that ocurred at the end of the second LR regarding meetings.   I can't wait until I can read that one again to see if it really was that convoluted or if I was just brain dead at the time.  Either way, I had to guess on another question because I sunk so much time into that one.   A -11 scale would be awesome.  A -10 would also be great.  -9 would be a major bummer.

..and -8 would be a swan dive out of my six-story window.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep course cancelled?
« on: December 06, 2007, 10:14:57 PM »
EDIT: I wouldn't recommend any PR course.

I'd recommend mine.

I'm sure you're a good tutor, but, in retrospect, I'd take the PS bibles over all five of my PR books (i.e. instruction can only go so far with inferior methods/setups).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep course cancelled?
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:50:18 PM »
I'm planning on taking a prep course for the June 08 LSAT - not positive which company yet. How often do courses like this ever get cancelled?

Most of the schedules for spring are available by now so I'm working it into my study plan and workload for my job -  but I've heard of people having the entire course cancelled because of instructor issues, etc. and they were offered the weekend course instead.

Common? I hope not . . .

So, anyone have this happen?




I had a PR course cancelled on me. I go to a big ten school renowned for partying, and apparently the weekend course wasn't a hot pick for many LSATers. I told PR that it was messed up that they simply leave customers out in the cold like that. They offered me a $400 discount to enroll in the same course being offered about an hour away. I quickly declined. After speaking with the director and asking that my $1400 be promptly refunded he called me back and doubled the offer.

I accepted the last offer, but learned that if a course is cancelled on you it makes them look very bad, and you have lots of leverage to negotiate the price at another location and/or course.

EDIT: I wouldn't recommend any PR course.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LG. Was it really that easy?
« on: December 05, 2007, 05:05:34 PM »
I didn't study at all between Sept. and Dec. and I found those games to be ridiculously easy (and I'm not good at games). I agree with the sentiments above, once the deductions were made (especially t-ws) the games were give-me's.

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