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Law School Applications / Re: law in southern California
« on: March 15, 2009, 04:21:17 AM »
Just to add to my above statement: When the news that a Law School was being opened at UC, Irvine, the local community basically threw a party, it made their year(s). This is just another example about how much UC, Irvine means to local law firms and practices. They know that one day, the Law School will be high-up there with the rest of them.

The only reason I refuse to go to the Law School at UCI is because, as much as I love the school, Irvine has to be the most boring city EVER. At least for someone who lived in los angeles all my life, then going to Irvine, it's a shock of boredom I never want to experience again.  But that's just me, I had friends who thought Irvine was the cat's tuxedo, but then again they were from Northern California, and well their definition of Fun is different from ours(LA)

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Law School Applications / Re: law in southern California
« on: March 15, 2009, 04:06:36 AM »
As a UC,Irvine grad (for undergrad) I would say go to UCI. From what I get from you, all you really want is to be a lawyer and get the best education you can for little debt and stress, if possible. Yes, UCLA and USC are way better known and established schools. But if you want to pratice in Orange County, then in the eyes of the people in Orange County/ Irvine, UCI is at the same level as USC and UCLA. The people there, including the law firms there (which one of my professor worked at) LOVE AND I MEAN LOVEEEE UCI and anything to do with it. They know they have to support their local school because it helps them out too.

With all you have written, and your desire to stay/practice in Orange county, I would say, go to UCI. But just like how the people in Orange County LOVEeeee UCI, the people in Los Angeles (where I now live) freaking LOVEEEEEEEE UCLA and USC. So, basically, it should be down to where you want to practice, what region of Sol Cal. And if you know anything about Sol. Cal, you know these schools (UCI, UCLA, and USC) are all competitive with one another. So firms in Los Angeles, will most likely prefer a degree from UCLA or USC and likewise, Firms in Orange County, would surely welcome a degree from Irvine(their local school)

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Well I don't know about any of this dyslexic stuff, I think you need a professional not some person online symptoms may be different. And I really don't think you getting a 140 on the LSAT means you are a failure and won;t make a great lawyer. With that said, you talk about working with Portland TB, I really think in order to get a job at that level, you really do need to do better on the test.

If you took a class, which you said you did, you need to go back to them and get your money back or retake the class. I would suggest testmasters(that's what I took) and a lot of outside class study-time. The test is difficult but certainly not unbeatable. And if you retake a third time with some serious studying, and you get a score that dramatically differs from your 140, most schools will forgive that school.

A 3.2 gpa is not bad at all, all you need is  to pick that LSAT score up...I think you can do it.

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honestly, i would recommend against a third time. This might look bad, ofcourse if I keep taking the LSAT, i'm sure I too can hit a great score (170+). Write a great PS, and have your RECs, and just apply. I'm not one of those people that thinks 100percent of admittance is your numbers. I still think a 165 is pretty great.

At the end, make a correct decision, goodluck

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Here is my probelm
« on: March 01, 2009, 07:25:43 PM »
honestly, I don;t know if TIME is all you need to do good on the test. You really need to understand why your answer is correct and if you got it wrong, then why it is wrong and why the correct answer is in fact correct.

The LSAT and the type of logic in it, at least for me, was a new way of thinking and it took some serious understanding and TIME( I concede this pt.) to panic on my December test (which I canceled), get a 160 in Feb, and now have to retake in June.

Another thing that helps with the LSAT is lots of confidence, which is what I really lacked my first time, and improved on my second time. Confidence Confidence Confidence, just not OVER-confidence

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice: Third Time's the Charm?
« on: March 01, 2009, 07:15:43 PM »
OMG...this has been my exact same concern (except I don't have A 3.9). I blew it in December and walked out of the test 10mins into it, so I canceled. I retook in Feb and got a 160. I want to retake it because I know the stressed cost me at least 5pts (my practice best)

But I guess I shall also retake it.

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Law School Applications / Re: Where should I apply? 177, 2.73
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:57:53 PM »
oh that sucks...what I would do with a 177( dance all night long) Sorry I have no really suggestion..I'm one of those people that don't think everything is so clear cut. I would say apply to the top schools and write a mean-as$ personal statement to explain your gpa...i wish I could lend you my gpa.

Goodluck bud

Your signature was quoted in a footnote of a scholarly Contracts-theory article I read yesterday!  The author was saying that "nobody expects a standard form contract will have unreasonably radical terms".  Pretty nerdy stuff.  I watched the Youtube of the skit and thought it was pretty funny.






You got it from a scholarly article and I got it from a movie...Sliding Doors (great film)

OP, I have another suggestion...pray to whom ever you worship, and pick like three top schools you want to go to and apply there.  Then apply to lower tier-1/mid-tier-1 schools

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Law School Applications / Re: Where should I apply? 177, 2.73
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:47:18 PM »
oh that sucks...what I would do with a 177( dance all night long) Sorry I have no really suggestion..I'm one of those people that don't think everything is so clear cut. I would say apply to the top schools and write a mean-as$ personal statement to explain your gpa...i wish I could lend you my gpa.

Goodluck bud

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: anyone want talk june lsat?
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:43:34 PM »
my nerves have been costing me some major points, I am getting attempted to puff the magic dragon before hand...if I fail the Feb. test and have to re-take in June

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Affirmative Action / Re: challenge to urm's
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:39:31 PM »
And people like this become lawyers...some things never change

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