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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / What about New York Law School?
« on: January 25, 2008, 04:11:15 PM »
I hear it's in a nice location. I have yet to visit the school.
What are the job prospects for this school in comparision to CUNY Queens, Pace, St. John's and Hofstra?
(I don't think I'll be getting into Cardozo Pt- or else I wouldn't be asking this question..:))

Choosing the Right Law School / Question on Letter of Continued Interest
« on: January 22, 2008, 10:20:39 PM »
So, I submitted my application on DEC 12th to a law school ( specifically, to its PT program) that I really want to attend. I have not heard from them yet, and so I was thinking that I should write a letter of continued interest. However, my questions are the following?
a)Is it appropriate/effective to write such a letter if I have not gotten any decision from them yet??
b) Do I even have a chance, considering that I applied a bit late and also my gpa/lsat?
The range for the LSAT for the school is 157-161 and the GPA is 3.27-3.71.

Thank you so much.

Law School Admissions / Joint- Degree Program
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:28:47 AM »
I am applying for joint-degree programs. But, here's what I am confused about. If I get rejected to the joint-degree program, do I automatically get rejected from the school's regular JD program as well??
Thanks guys.

Studying for the LSAT / Question for those who were successful retakers
« on: December 04, 2007, 08:32:01 AM »
Okay, so in case, I am not going to be happy with my score, I will most likely want to retake. However, the problem is that I have done virtually all the Prep Test, went through the Bibles and such. So, then how do you study to get a better score next time, if you practically remember all the answers to the questions? BTW, games are excellent on my end. It's the RC and the lovely LR sections that I need to improve on.
Thanks guys!

I scored much lower on this test. It was quite embarrassing. Anyone have the same experience? Maybe it's b/c I took in the evening time after running around all day?

I want to faxing in the LOR's myself. Is that a problem? I feel bad asking the professors to go down to the department and waste their time doing it. I do not want to get on their bad side.
Is there problem if I do myself? Do the lsac people care?

Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 18- section 2- LR 19&20
« on: November 28, 2007, 10:12:14 AM »
This is the stimulus with two questions.

Oxygen-18 is heavier-than-normal isotope of oxygen. In a rain cloud, water molecules containing oxygen-18 are rarer than water molecules containing normal oxygen. But in rainfall, a higher proportion of all water molecules containing oxygen-18 than of all water molecules containing ordinary oxygen descends on earth. Consequently, scientists ordinary oxygen descends to earth. Consequently, scientists were surprised when measurements along the entire route of rain clouds' passage frm the Atlantic Ocean,  the site of their original formation, across the Amazon forests, where it rains almost daily, showed that the oxygen-18 content of each clouds remained fairly constant.

Which of the following statements, if true, best helps to resolve the conflict between scientists' expectations, based on the known behavior of oxygen-18, and the result of their measurements of the rain clouds' oxygen-18 content.

Having took a nice load of chem and organic helped to get to the right answer, but I am not so sure I KNOW WHY it's correct.

b) Like the oceans,  tropical rain forests can create or replenish rain clouds in the atmosphere above them.

Which of the following inferences about an individual rain cloud is supported by the passage?

Stuck between these two:

a) Once it is formed over the Atlantic, the rain cloud contains more ordinary oxygen than oxygen-18.

c) The cloud's rainfall contains more oxygen-18 than ordinary oxygen.

correct answer highlight here---->A

Studying for the LSAT / PT 42- section 2- LR 15
« on: November 27, 2007, 07:05:22 PM »
Technological innovation rarely serves the interests of society as a whole. This can be seen from the fact that those responsible for technological advances are almost without exception motivated by consideration of personal gain rathert than societal benefit in that they strive to develop commericially viable technology.

The argument is most vulnerable to critcism on the grounds that:

c) fails to consider the possibility that actions motivated by a desire for personal gain often do not result in personal gain.
d) takes for granted that an action is unlikely to produce a certain outcome unless it is motivated by a desire to produce that outcome.

I understand why D is correct. However, can you explain why  c is wrong?

Law School Admissions / question on the lsdas gpa
« on: November 27, 2007, 05:29:14 PM »
guys, a quicky question:
the lsdas is currently processing my transcripts. so, i am just curious- how different will my current cumalative gpa of 3.92 ( i have 2 A- and 3 B's and rest A's)be different from their conversion. if someone can just give me a range or something- that would be of great help- i need some confidence going to take the LSAT. Does it go wayyy down? Oh, and i looked at their conversion chart and it only made more intimidated.

Studying for the LSAT / Weaken LR 26 from PT 41 Section 3
« on: November 27, 2007, 11:46:59 AM »
Some people argue that highway speed limits should be increased to reflect the actual speeds of highway drivers, which are currently 10 or 20 percent higher than posted speed limits. Any such increase would greatly decrease highway safety, however; as past experience teaches, higher average higher speeds would result, since even though most drivers who currently violate posted speed limits would obey higher ones, almost all drivers who obey current speed limits would likely increase their speeds.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the editorialist's argument?

Narrowed it down to two:
a) Some drivers who obey current speed limits would not change their speeds after the introduction of the new speed limits.

b) Uniformity of speeds among vehicles is more important for highway safety than is a low average highway speed.

The reason I did not choose B was b/c the editorialist says that "any such increase would greatly decrease highway safety" and B states uniformity of speeds among is more important for highway safety than is a low average highway speed - to me it B would have weaken the argument if it said that the uniformity of speeds is more important in highway safety than an high average highway speed.

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