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Maybe it's my school, or my professor, but Glannon's CivPro seems designed for dullards.  The questions are way too simplistic in comparison to practice exams, and the rules he touches on are way too obvious (if you don't understand Rule 15 and amendments relating back, then that's a major issue).

Just curious . . . why do people say that this is such a great book?  I found a way better hornbook that covers the material.

Wally, with CivPro, simple is awesome.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 162/3.74- Top University, Chacnes?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:39:17 AM »
lol, are you guys still argeuing about this  ::)

anyway, I'm at the point where I think a lot of the info here is made up. I talked to my old pre-law advisor and she said most of teh stuff on these forums is BS. For instance, 90% of the people on here report scores which are in the 95th percentile or higher. Well, isn't that statistically impossible?

That pretty much proves that people on here are lying, which leads me to think that they might not being 100% correct or intelligent on LS admissions.

Whatever the case is, you guys seriously need to get a life  ::)  ::)  ::)

2 - I have a life...a life at an Ivy League law school, no less.  I'm also married, have a dog, and tend to have a few friends.  I come here to help those as others before helped me.




Your logic is far from convincing.  For example, Within the above citation, it took you 3 sentences to contradict yourself.

Thanks for playing!


Ummm...no.  This is actually so idiotic as not to deserve a response.

And you are fooling nobody with the alt account.  It is apparent to all that you and IvyLeague2Be are one in the same.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 162/3.74- Top University, Chacnes?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:30:28 AM »
lol, are you guys still argeuing about this  ::)

anyway, I'm at the point where I think a lot of the info here is made up. I talked to my old pre-law advisor and she said most of teh stuff on these forums is BS. For instance, 90% of the people on here report scores which are in the 95th percentile or higher. Well, isn't that statistically impossible?

That pretty much proves that people on here are lying, which leads me to think that they might not being 100% correct or intelligent on LS admissions.

Whatever the case is, you guys seriously need to get a life  ::)  ::)  ::)

Ok, I'm in class, so I will make my destruction of your idiocy as brief as possible.

1 - The fact that a large majority of posters report scores in the 95th percentile is not a statistical impossibility.  More likely is that only those with such scores choose to post on the forum or report their scores at all.  It is a self selecting group, an unrepresentative sample, and by no means a normal distribution.

2 - I have a life...a life at an Ivy League law school, no less.  I'm also married, have a dog, and tend to have a few friends.  I come here to help those as others before helped me.

3 - Your pre-law adviser may or may not be the best source of information either.  For example, if it was your pre-law adviser that told you we were lying because 90% of us report scores in the 95th percentile, then I would seriously view any info he gave you as suspect.  If he cannot make the logical deduction that LSD, and forums in general, are self selecting, then he may not be a prime source of info.

4 - Many of us are in T-14 schools.  We didn't get there by using incorrect information, as evidenced by the fact that we actually got there.  If we were so incorrect, we would not have gained admission, I would imagine.  As such, you would have to believe either that we are malicious people and promulgating false info just because we want people to fail or that we are so illogical that we cannot tell the difference between what was good info and bad info from our own cycles.  Our already mentioned performance on a logic based exam (even you referenced our scores) would indicate the latter is false.  Our taking the time out of our days to help people we never have met would seem to moot the former.

And now, using a catch phrase that has become so popular around here as of late:  Thanks for playing!

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General Board / Re: Which City is Best for a Grad Student?
« on: November 02, 2008, 08:33:21 PM »
I know it's a waste of time to ask...but if you want a european wife and to live in europe, why not go to school there?

And honestly, I don't care what the age of consent is in Europe.  If you're in the US, you better learn what the age of consent is here, and in the US, 16 is *not* legal in many states, especially when the guy is over 18.

Even if its "legal" I find it hard to believe that any normal 25 year old man would want to date someone that is a sophomore/junior in high school.  Especially a 25 year old that has already been through college and is starting med school (or any grad school).  Maybe I'm wrong... if so, ew. 

hey this post is not about europe or the age of consent. i could really care less. if it's well developed, i can hit it. 16 or 30, as long as she is blonde, not fat, not flat. i can settle for an amerikan for now. jacy, are u a female?

I think I saw an episode of Law and Order: SVU like this. Didn't end up too well for the guy in your situation, if memory serves...

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 08:08:20 PM »
Kasm, do you have a science degree?  If so, which one and what would you like to do with it in the area of law?  I've consistently heard that IP is a growing and lucrative field.  I've always enjoyed the sciences myself, so it only makes sense to me to try and incorporate it in some fashion with the practice of law...if law is indeed the path I choose.

Hey hey!  Those of us with degrees other than science still can do IP...just not patents  :-\

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Logic Games "learnable"???
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:53:35 PM »
By all accounts, logic games are the most able to be learned of all LSAT sections.  They are very formulaic, and the trick is recognizing which formula is being used for any given question.

I sucked at them at first, and now, I kind of miss them.

Hang in there!  You'll be fine.

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:41:22 PM »
As far as the rudeness commentary, perhaps the name-calling was unnecessary, I'm not sure who started it, but there's alot to lose here, and anyone who's studied civil liberties knows that speech has to be "robust, unihibited, and wide-open" in order for the marketplace of ideas to ever actually achieve any sort of truth.



It just seems that everyone is more on edge than normal... probably because 1) people are stressing about apps and 2) 1L's are starting to realize that exams are a month away (myself included). 

Im not advocating a kumbaya atmosphere or anything, but not getting shot down for EVERY post you make would be nice :) 

Don't forget that applicants are stressed because there will be more competition this year due to people wanting to avoid the garbage economy for 3 years from the comfort of their very own law school seat.

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Law School Applications / Re: Is it going to effect my chances??
« on: November 02, 2008, 05:36:24 PM »
From what I have heard countless times, from AdComms and others, is that application time is crucial.   Earlier in the cycle, you are more likely to get in with middle to low numbers because the schools know that they can offset a few ow number yet interesting candidates with higher number candidates later on.  Also, early in the cycle, schools have less of an idea as to what their total applicant pool will look like, so they are more apt to take a chance on someone that they like but has slightly low numbers.

Late in the cycle, schools have most of their spots filled, and they are looking for the one or two standouts necessary to round out their classes and preserve their numbers.  They are less likely to take chances because they have a clearer picture of their applicant pool and are in a position of knowing what kind of numbers they need to admit in order to keep their averages where they would like them.  By all accounts, it becomes much more of a numbers game at this point.

That being said, if your GPA and LSAT are both above 75th percentile, you should see little difference.

Verbose copy cat!   :-*

Stop pretending to be nice, didn't you know LSD has gone rude? 

I figured I would try being nice for a change...especially since SOME people seem to think other posts of mine are "wicked harsh."  ;)

I dont know that I approve of this role reversal...


You see me in person enough to be bound to see me be mean to someone in the near future  8)

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 05:33:30 PM »
First, Kasm, if you had actually read my entire statement, I made it pretty clear that I would be living at home while attending SLU Law.

Secondly, Kasm, it is true that doctors eventually pay off their loans but don't overlook the fact that this usually takes until their late 30s to early 40s to do so.  Even successful surgeons (often the highest compensated physicians) stay poor into their early 30s while they complete their 5 to 7-year residencies (once again, making $40,000 - $45,000 a year working 80 hours per week).  I assure you my figures about medical school are correct.  This is something I have researched extensively.

Secondly, Dudeman, I don't care about Yale or Harvard so please don't bring them into this discussion.  If you did your homework like I have done and checked the websites of the major firms in STL you will notice a trend in the law schools that their attorneys attended.  And suffice it to say that a very significant portion of them came from regional schools in Missouri...NOT Ivy League.  I know full-well that I would be looking for a job in the midwest (KC or STL), not New York City. 

So spare me the whole "top 10 law school rhetoric."  I'm sure they are far superior in every way to SLU Law.  Great. Point made.  I don't care.  Next.


Sorry, I suppose I glossed over it :)  I was just asking a question, I believe you when you say you've done the research.  I did the same research when I was a premed debating switching career paths.  "Generally" it takes lawyers 10 years to pay off their loans, so that means late 30s for most.  Sorry for making any response... and go ahead and shoot me down for something in this post too. 

Not sure why people on LSD have gotten so rude.

Neither am I.  It's getting bad, actually.  Wow.

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Law School Applications / Re: Is it going to effect my chances??
« on: November 02, 2008, 05:30:10 PM »
From what I have heard countless times, from AdComms and others, is that application time is crucial.   Earlier in the cycle, you are more likely to get in with middle to low numbers because the schools know that they can offset a few ow number yet interesting candidates with higher number candidates later on.  Also, early in the cycle, schools have less of an idea as to what their total applicant pool will look like, so they are more apt to take a chance on someone that they like but has slightly low numbers.

Late in the cycle, schools have most of their spots filled, and they are looking for the one or two standouts necessary to round out their classes and preserve their numbers.  They are less likely to take chances because they have a clearer picture of their applicant pool and are in a position of knowing what kind of numbers they need to admit in order to keep their averages where they would like them.  By all accounts, it becomes much more of a numbers game at this point.

That being said, if your GPA and LSAT are both above 75th percentile, you should see little difference.

Verbose copy cat!   :-*

Stop pretending to be nice, didn't you know LSD has gone rude? 

I figured I would try being nice for a change...especially since SOME people seem to think other posts of mine are "wicked harsh."  ;)

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