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General Off-Topic Board / How Tall Are You?
« on: January 17, 2008, 09:26:37 PM »
I can never keep track, and it makes it difficult to imagine myself in some sort of room -- probably a bar -- talking to you.  I know we did this once before, but why not try again?  This thread is obviously voluntary.

6'1".

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I can't finalize my travel arrangements until I find a decent place.  Any ideas?  I want to spend no more than 80 bucks, if possible.

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General Off-Topic Board / Read Turow's 1L. Can't Sleep.
« on: January 13, 2008, 11:57:11 PM »
I have to be on a city bus at 7 in the morning.  Darn his eloquent and informal recounting of his first year, and the people who told me that it would be light, easygoing reading!  Instead of being knocked cold by the steady prose, I feel as if I'll be up for a while.  (Confounding factor: my inability to sleep has a cause other than the book.)

 >:(

Not surprisingly, most of his discussions seemed to jive with what I've heard from people on this forum.  Outlines, study groups, passive-aggressive professors like Plenini (sp?), and, of course, the dense cases with obscurantist (sp?) language.  I was shocked by his list of the elite schools, though, and the average LSAT scores of the admitted applicants.  That hasn't changed at all.  And his descriptions of OCI and the job market.

Hopefully, I think that I'm now ready to step back from all this LS stuff until August.

Any reactions?  I like to throw vague thoughts out here once in a while.

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Studying for the LSAT / Blueprint?
« on: January 11, 2008, 06:53:31 PM »
It has some amazing success stories, but what does it do differently than the competition?  Will it benefit someone like me who scored as high as the 97th percentile?

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I can add write-on candidates.  We started this in the MAS thread.  If they're credible, give your reasons.  I think that there's been a variation on this topic in the past, but, hey, I'm bored and it's late and why not?

I will take you down if you don't want to participate, and feel free to articulate any other concerns.

ETA: I'm at the bottom, as a write-in candidate.

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General Off-Topic Board / Is Europe Worth it?
« on: January 01, 2008, 06:57:07 PM »
It may seem like a silly question, I know, but I have a good friend in Lille, France and I'm thinking of trying to visit him before LS.  The trip will be absurdly expensive by my standards (I estimated at least 1.5k), and I don't really know if it's worth the cost when I factor in the probability that it'll degenerate into a month-long bender.

Yes, that may not seem like a risk, but I don't know if I want to invest that much money in a random Euro trip at this point.  I could always defer seeing Europe until I'm slightly older.  I've never been.

Any thoughts?  Did anyone go to France and feel like their life was irrevocably changed for the better?  He suggested that I give him a tenative answer as soon as I'm able.

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Law School Applications / Toby Won't Call, Right?
« on: January 01, 2008, 01:41:58 PM »
 :-\

I checked LSN and it looks like 1/1 was the last post on the bugle.  Well, it was worth a shot and I'm glad I tried.  Most likely, I'll be at a non-Cambridge campus next year.

Perhaps it's for the best.  I've heard that their law school is a little too competitive.  Any thoughts?

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Law School Applications / Is This a Reasonable Decision?
« on: December 29, 2007, 09:28:40 AM »
I've decided not to re-take, since my latest PrepTests don't indicate a significant change in my abilities (maybe I'll break 170 by a few points, but that's about it), and there's always the horror of lowering my score, which could jeopardize my admissions chances at several schools.

This means that, most likely, I'll be attending a good school for a hefty price next year.  During all my time on these forums, I've never heard any "I attended (insert good school here) and the debt is crushing" sob story, so I'm wondering if they exist, or whether I should hear them.

All things considered, do you think that I'll regret this decision, or is my future school ultimately worth the price tag?  Should I make every available effort to raise my LSAT score, or is it reasonable to sit back and ride out my cycle at this juncture?  Do you think that I'll regret this decision?

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Where should I go next fall? / Slightly Disappointed.
« on: December 26, 2007, 03:04:35 PM »
!

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Law School Applications / My Public UG Was Somewhat Competitive
« on: December 24, 2007, 01:11:47 AM »
Any thoughts?  I didn't attend UChicago or anything like that, so obviously I can't comment with as much credibility as I would like.

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