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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What's a realistic target score?
« on: November 23, 2009, 05:27:45 PM »
Asking what your "target" score should be for the LSAT is kind of irrelevant, because all you can do is the best you can do.

Exactly what I was thinking.  What's the point of formulating a goal LSAT, and before you've even taken a practice?  I wouldn't advise anyone to start setting their sights on any specific school until they've at least taken a practice test. 

Everyone's "target" score is the highest that they can realistically do.  Even if you have a target school that isn't highly ranked, the higher the LSAT the better chance of free $$$. 

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer.  I guess it's fun to fantasize. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 168 with a 2.88 GPA?
« on: November 21, 2009, 05:21:10 PM »
I transferred in from a CC after one year, where I made a 3.6. I'm assuming that will factor in and help me out a little

Classes taken at a CC absolutely factor into your LSAC UGPA so that 3.6 will help you more than 'a little'.  Grades in CC classes count for just as much as classes taken at a four year university, as far as your LSAC UGPA goes.  If UT recognized a class and gave you transfer credit for it, it will very likely be calculated into your UGPA.

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Job Search / Re: Crisis of Faith: Why even pursue this path?
« on: November 09, 2009, 01:39:53 PM »
Well that was an entertaining rant OP, so thanks for that.  I totally relate to the snake oil salesman bit.  Some people just can't tolerate what they view as towing the company line, kissing ass or swallowing BS, which is, unfortunately, at least a small part of many many corporate type professional jobs.  And any job is going to have aspects you like less than others. 

There are MANY types of attorneys, I bet you could carve out a satisfying legal career if you wanted to.  You sound so disillusioned with it at this point though, you really might be one of those people (like the protagonist in Office Space) that just has zero tolerance for a corporate atmosphere and is better off going scorched earth and trying to open a bar/grill if you really want to and think you can do it. 

Just remember that there's no escaping assholes.  They're everywhere.

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My ex boyfriend was in the top of his class at a local T14 and really wanted to do government work, and got all kinds of *&^% from the regionally educated interviewing attorneys who didn't trust his motives.  I go to U San Diego and even I get *&^% from the Tier 4 grads doing the hiring at non-profits where I interview.  There's no easy, automatic answer or path in life, even in an industry as cookie-cutter as law.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: My advice to the starting 1Ls (LONG)
« on: September 30, 2009, 04:46:20 PM »
Ah, you mean Top Law Schools... no I've only viewed that board very occasionally when I was googling some random law-related subject and it popped up.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: My advice to the starting 1Ls (LONG)
« on: September 30, 2009, 04:44:04 PM »
Wow.  A thread on this pretentious board that doesn't make me want to google "bankruptcy student debt suicide".  Way to contribute something realistic yet positive to the world OP, thanks.

LOL, you've never been to TLS have you? But thanks!  ;)

I'm almost scared to ask but... TLS?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: My advice to the starting 1Ls (LONG)
« on: September 30, 2009, 02:34:14 PM »
Wow.  A thread on this pretentious board that doesn't make me want to google "bankruptcy student debt suicide".  Way to contribute something realistic yet positive to the world OP, thanks.

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