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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Online Powerscore Class?
« on: July 08, 2008, 08:23:28 AM »

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Car shopping
« on: July 06, 2008, 08:33:57 PM »
Some picks you should maybe also consider are the...
Volvo C30
VW Rabbit
Subaru Impreza
Nissan Versa
Nissan Sentra
Ford Focus
Mazda 3
 I don't think you could really go wrong with any of those picks if you plan on buying new.I personally recommend you take a look at the C30 if you have the extra cash (starts around 22k). I have had no issues with it, it has a decent amount of space and gas milage.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Online Powerscore Class?
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:40:48 PM »
It is interactive. They send you a headset and you watch (on screen) as they walk you through everything. The only difference is you can hear the people but not see the people. They also say that they ship all of the study materials to your door.

They actually have a sample video (which I thought was excellent) that walks you though the first game seen on the June '07 test.

Go here:  and look on the right side of the screen. The sample video is about an hour long. But, the guy really breaks down the game and I get the feeling that, if I do buy this class, my score should go up a great deal. Check it out and post your thoughts.


I also would like to hear from someone that has done this course before. I'm very much considering doing this course.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: July 02, 2008, 04:55:14 PM »
-Short Sleeved Green and White RL mesh Rugby
-Navy slim custom-fit RL Chino pants
-White Cole Haan "Air infinity" sneakers

UVA Law has 40% of their class from VA.
UNC Law is 75% from NC.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: June 30, 2008, 09:49:45 PM »
Black Armani Exchange boxer briefs
and navy ringer tee from the Gap. It's bedtime....

Law School Admissions / Re: Best in state
« on: June 25, 2008, 06:12:11 PM »
1. UVA
2. W&M
3. W&L
4. GMU
5. Richmond
6. Regent
7. Appalachian
8. Liberty

I say try NeoOffice first. I've been using it for years for notes and papers. It has all the basics and it's Free.

Why no one should ever take anything on xoxo seriously...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Transcript Disparities
« on: May 31, 2008, 12:45:41 AM »
I'll preface this by recognizing that no one here can do more than generalize (and may not be able to do that), but generalizing from the anecdotal would be a nice break from generalizing from the statistical.

I have a UGPA of 3.94 and program/degree and institutional GPAs of 4.0  By the time I graduate (likely in the fall), I expect to have a UGPA of around 3.97.  I'll be taking the LSAT in June.  I've gone ahead with a practice test (just the 96 administration provided by LSAC) and scored a 178.  In the past (ACT, SAT) my practice scores have trended a bit lower than my actual scores (more serious up against the wall and all that), but one never knows.  I expect I'll realistically fall anywhere between 170 and 180. 

I have two problems.  One, I'm attending a state school in the third or fourth tier.  I don't fault any law school admissions committee for knocking points off for this (having been here, I would knock off more than a few), but I do wonder how seriously it discredits my GPA.  Two, I attended a junior college off and on several years back (primarily to appease my parents while spending most of my time worrying about girls and how to pay for imported beer).  By the time I finish up, roughly a third of my hours will have come from this college, where I have, depending upon how they frame my transcript, which appears to have changed in the last year, a 3.78 (yes, at a junior college-there were a few girls and a lot of imported beer) or a 3.9.  I also failed a straight line one semester without having attended a single class (I've since retaken them all with As), which they obstinately (and correctly) refuse to expunge, and I have a few withdrawals here and there, none of them for academic reasons.  I tend to drop classes pretty regularly for boredom or whatever else, and occasionally I miss the deadline to do it cleanly.  This is not, however, especially relevant, and it looks pretty shoddy even to me.   

I intend to apply at Harvard, Chicago, Stanford and Columbia, along with UC Berkeley, UCLA, Texas, Georgetown and one or two fallback schools.  What I'm asking, I suppose, is how this looks to those who've been through the process.  I know a few former admissions people float around here, and I'd particularly like to hear from them, but any comment would be appreciated.

I'm just an 0L, however, according to the LSDAS website those F's will be counted into your GPA.  Pages 28-29.

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