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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT as compared to the other one I took
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:59:39 PM »
 ;D :D

I was much more prepared, and without talking about the content on the LSAT. There was 1 game section on the LG that was completely impossible and it was impossible in that they asked questions on the guy who didn't get defined and that's all im saying without giving anything away which made things completely hectic. The other 3 games were basic and nothing special. Hoping for a 20/23 on there.

The LR sections were below average and probably some of the easier ones I've seen from PrepTest 30-38.

Had a RC experimental section, I knew as I was doing it that it was the experimental because of the question count. There was no way that they were going to allow that many RC questions on the test.

Having LG be my first section made me excited, but the one game disappointed me so.

Finished all the sections, our proctors even let us drink water and eat during the LSAT. It was great. Most relaxed atmosphere ever.

The RC with the Fractural Geometry was not as hard as most people are making it out to be, a lot of it was easily deciphered in the text and really could have been anything written there, the fractural geometry was just there to throw some people off because it was math. If you found the conclusions, you were fine.

Other than that, I'm just hoping the curve is fair, because it was not that hard of a test.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 20, 2009, 03:27:39 PM »
Everyone is so skeptical over something that really isn't that important until you graduate from law school. It seems to me that if a school in the top 50 is making great strides, the jump of 13 spots of the one school (name escapes me at current moment, bc im typing a paper) to #23 proves that they really dont matter all that much if the school doesn't keep pushing to be the best.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Syracuse $$$ vs. Seton hall $
« on: April 20, 2009, 03:06:25 PM »
Syracuse.

Syracuse falling out of the T2, still take Syracuse?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: USNews rankings leaked 2010
« on: April 20, 2009, 03:05:53 PM »
Why do people care about this so much? Get a life.

I guess when people go to the top law schools, its just one more thing to brag about. I have a BMW, I have the No. 1 law school and blah blah blah.

I would probably use it to my advantage if I went to Yale or a school in the top 10. Who wouldn't?

Comparing it to sports is not right though. Sports teams are much different than the top law school rankings. Sports teams are apart of the fabric of life, bigger than life in many situations. Some Sports athletes make more money than lawyers can dream of in one season, so comparing law school rankings to sports teams, a bit more than is necessary but I can see where they are coming from.

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The Curve is between a 3.0 and 3.2 except for your small section which can't exceed a 3.3. See this website for more information. http://law.hofstra.edu/StudentLife/StudentAffairs/Handbook/stuhb_chapter_06.html#acad_reg

As for prepping, I did not do anything over summer. I just came in with my basic legal information that i have gained through the years but nothing in particular. If you do not have a difficult time understanding concepts, then I don't think you need to prep. If it takes you a while, then you might want to get a head start. However, I will caution those that want to go ahead, that you do not know what your teacher will be covering in the class or which semester if it is a year long class, so you have the possibility of learning something that you will not need. If you are really bored, maybe read one of those general law school books like getting to maybe which my friend recommended but i did not read. I also do not wish I did, because I did very well without prepping.

Any other questions?

Glad to hear you like Hofstra. I definitely liked the teachers who I spoke with when I was there for a few days on campus. Part of me wishes I had stayed and went, but another part of me is glad I didn't because even if I end up back at Hofstra after taking the LSATs again, I want it be on my terms with all of my personal ish taken care of. Let us know how you do grades wise. Wish you the best of luck my man.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 20, 2009, 02:52:09 PM »
idk why anyone would question the legitimacy, because its in a magazine. the other thread that has it on a sheet of paper looks suspect, but this looks spot on! Especially with the new ranking for part-time, how would it not be real? no one is that good.

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And you can spare us your useless and bitter questions. HTH.

 :D

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Studying for the LSAT / Reading Comp Section Prep Test 44, Section I
« on: April 17, 2009, 12:41:30 AM »
Taken from the Kaplan book, I took a pacing section tonight. I have been doing relatively well, scoring -6 and -5 on sections, way better from the previous times of -9 to -11. I digress.

The point here is, there is a passage in which it is talking about The Survival of Nerve Cells...and I realize that most of us struggle when it comes to Physical Science passages and I am not one of them that claims otherwise. But, this one seemed more ridiculous than usual. I have looked at the answers, I dont have the actual explanations for them. I was wondering if anyone could help me out in sorting this reading comp section out...it just made my head spin  :o :o

Its about Levi-Montalcini and her discovery of NGF.

Thanks,
Mike

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Sorry Im really bad with the NY terminology. I meant the island that Hofstra is on.

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To Daned,

The long island housing situation is not like normal universities. there is on campus housing, and one specifically for grad/law students, but in my opinion it is over priced and institutional. I found my apt on the hofstra off-campus housing website. http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/Commuting/commute_offcampus.html. You can also check out craiglist. Mainly, the options, a) I have a studio apt in a house that has been converted into different apts, b) renting out a room in a house, 2) move in with someone looking for a roomate, 3) rental apt which are pretty expensive 4) or finding a group of people to live with and renting a house. Overall, I'm happy where I chose to live. Not far from school and real close to the railroad to go into the city. Its also in a safe, family neighborhood.

To bounders,
One of my professors last semester falls into the 70/80 category, and one this semester I think falls into the other category. The rest are in the middle age range, with a couple being on the younger side. And I would add, I happen to like the professors that happen to fall into the 2 categories. But to give a broader perspective, you will probably not like all your professors, but you should be able to deal with all different kinds of teachers and adjust to the professors that you like and don't like.

Hope that helps clarify your two questions

The on-campus housing for grad/law students is a joke with the rules it has. It is OK if you JUST want to study, but if you plan to have any fun at all, do not move into these apartments. It is a great place to get work done, and meet certain people, but the rules are worse than some dorms I lived in while at undergraduate college. Do not expect to be treated as an adult here. I am not trying to bad mouth Hofstra, because they were nothing but nice to me with my transition and the problems I had at the begining of last semester (personal, not legal or academic or psychotic or psychological lol). But, I would say definitely listen to the OP and get an apartment in Staten Island, do not live on campus.

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