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If you have time, think about doing volunteer work for the DAs office or some like organization.

Current Law Students / Fed, State, County.....
« on: September 06, 2008, 01:28:17 AM »
(excuse my verbage)

So a friend and I are having a discussion about police powers.  My understanding is lower jurisdictions must comply with the jurisdictions above them.  I was using speed limits as an example (probably a bad one).  My example:  A state sets the speed limits for its highways but where highways cut through cities, the state may allow the speed limit to be reduced, but the city does not have sole authority to determine what that limit will be.  Is the answer to this in state constitutions or state statutes?   

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is John McCain's VP selection a disaster?
« on: September 04, 2008, 12:29:47 PM »
Never underestimate the power of the Republican propaganda machine.  For anyone that caught Jon Stewart (Daily Show) last night, you can see they are already in full swing.  Good times ahead.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Non-trad financial question
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:13:56 PM »
Bank>>>>>>>Withdraw>>>>>>>>>Cash>>>>>>>>Water/Fire Proof Box>>>>>>>>Bury>>>>>>>>Yard

Maverick?  I'm not seeing it.  This is a man and a party who tried to beat up on Obama for his lack of experience in relation to McCain.  Now she may or may not be a good person or a good politician, but that isn't the  issue.  The issue is McCain's flop on the issue of experience.

The only bright spot I see is that no matter what, we will see either a first time female VP or a first time black president.  In the long run, I don't think that can hurt.

I'll ask this question again:
Would you let a surgeon operate on you with less than 150 days of medical school under his belt?  Would you let a dentist with less than 150 days of actual practice work on your teeth?  Obama has next to no experience as a senator and absolutely no executive experience (an issue I have with McCain as well, btw).

And McCain just destroys this argument for you by picking a running mate with 20 months of experience as a Governor.

Elitist argument is dead with McCain's homes.
Experience argument is dead with his VP pick.

It's going to be interesting :)

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: for us older folk...
« on: August 27, 2008, 07:23:17 AM »
I miss working
I miss earning money, and
I miss being around people my own age

(sorry 20-somethings, you are boring :) )

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PS for LR page 444 Q. 4
« on: August 25, 2008, 02:45:43 PM »
You're getting closer but Section 1 of the 09/95 exam is an AR section (per the 10 Actual Official LSAT Prep Test Book).  It sounds like you mean Section 2 (the first LR section). 

So, you have a bit of a math question.  Choice E adds a new given (premise) - total revenue (from tuition) has remained the same.  So, can you infer tuition has gone up? Sure. 

If the number paying double tuition has gone down but total revenue from tuition has remained the same then the amount of tuition must have gone up.

Thanks for taking the time to dig for that.  My PS book says Sec. 1

Ugh, now I see it!  I didn't allow for the average when reading "per capita"  In my head it was X and X(2) instead of the average(per capita).  They got me :)


Inference questions are Must Be True questions;
Must Be True answers come from the stimulus;
"IF" answers can add another premise but must still follow from the stimulus.

Sound good?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Kaplan
« on: August 25, 2008, 10:37:50 AM »
I took the month long class.  My score went up 1pt.


1)  I think I could have worked harder outside of class.  I did all the required and about half of recommended material.  I should have done all the recommended.  I did a lot of timed sections, but probably only 2 or 3 complete timed tests outside of class.   So I failed myself there.

2)  My teacher.  Ok, he just wasn't good.  His stated goal for the class was to practice his public speaking for trial litigation.  A lot of "ummms" and "ahhhs" without a real mastery of the questions.  I have no doubt he knew how to do the questions, but his ability to teach practical methods was subpar.

If you take the class just try to squeeze as much out of it as possible.  I'm using the powersource books and have so far found them to be very helpful.


Studying for the LSAT / PS for LR page 444 Q. 4
« on: August 25, 2008, 10:28:25 AM »
How is the answer (E)?  Specifically, how do you infer from the stimulus answer (E)?

I've read the explanation but I think I'm stuck on the "inference" part of the question.  Or rather, what LSAT means when they ask to infer.

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