« on: September 21, 2007, 02:45:07 PM »
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« on: September 21, 2007, 02:45:07 PM »
I've had a "checkered" past to put it kindly, and I really did little, other than drink and raise my girls, during my twenties.
Check out the proverbial numbers @ lawshoolnumbers.com, find a school that matches your GPA and LSAT, then, check last year applicants. This is a good starting point, but calling law schools and asking about $$ is better.
Also, if you're all about the potential $$. There are much better ways to big $$ than law.
First, Strengthen/Justify Principle questions contain the a principle that acts as a broad premise, which supports or proves the conclusion. Thus you need to identify what the underlying idea is, and then is used to draw the conclusion. Think of it as an abstract Main point question.
Second, the Must be True Principle question is taken FROM the stimulus and applied to five different answer choices, therefore, it can address a possibility not addressed in the stimulus. So, you are looking for the answer that is an EFFECT of the principle when applied.
Final_ID, I'm curious why you need a 170? From what limited amount I know about you, you're concerned with $$ over anything else; be it a scholarship or future employment.
I'm geographically limited due to my wifes employment, so my choices are limited. The top school in my area is University of Washington and with my GPA, I need about a 172 to be accepted. However, two other schools, Seattle University and Gonzaga (which my very successful father attended before they were ABA accredited) are good schools.
I've been honest with myself, I most likely will get around 162-166 even though my PTs are in the high 160s crossing to 170. While this will not get me into my top choice, it will allow me to attend two schools that will most likely cost me zero.
I am sure I'll catch a lot of flak for this but... if you're not in the top-14 schools, the school you attend really means little. I am speaking from experience, for I know and have a lot of attorneys in my family, and most if not all, say the school you attend is very low on the list.
I'm going to be bluntly honest with you. I think you have an over-inflated opinion of yourself and your abilities.
Well, said. Seriously, you NAILED it.
As a non-trad myself, I keep asking myself, "why is this guy so proud to be dating strippers, 20 years younger, etc." As a father of three girls one of which just turned 13, this is the type of personality that scares me the most.
« on: September 21, 2007, 12:43:52 PM »
Also, it won't get me MONEY MONEY MONEY from reputable schools. I suspect that I cannot afford typical law school debt. (And yet one related reason that I'm interested in getting a JD is that my earning power is so low that I cannot afford normal life without it. Cart, meet horse. You two agree on who is going first, OK?)
How much "Money" do you need? Come on, this coming from a 41 year-old guy that proudly touts his stripper girlfriend, and let's not forget living with mom and dad.
When you plainly insult someone but then follow it up with "no offense," you haven't negated the insult.
But following up with "..you stupid feminine hygiene product..." clearly has negated the insult. haha
doltyn had mentioned this earlier, and since I had the book but never used it, I decided to flip through the RC section. I find it much more helpful than NOVA or anything else for that matter. But I'm only half-way through it.
Funny you mention Kaplan "sucking". I got the book as a X-mas gift and set it aside because all the negativity I read about Kaplan on this site. One week before the test, it's my main resource!
169 ... 170....ONE WEEK WHAT AM I GONNA DO
Wow! What are you going to do? If you do not get over a 170, you're a complete failure! No school worth attending will take anyone with less than a 170!!! (Note sarcasm)