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Where should I go next fall? / Re: USC vs. Fordham
« on: July 27, 2008, 11:19:50 PM »
USC has a good football team, people on the East Coast have heard of them. Fordham... I'd honestly never heard of the school before looking into law schools.

If you're really worried about the portability of your degree, take USC.

You mention football prestige, then say you've never heard of Fordham.  ::)  ::)

That said, I'd go to USC if I was the OP.

Does Fordham even have a football team? Not really seeing where we're going with this one.

 ;D ;D

Anyone who has ever been to a USC away game knows the USC tradition, alumni network, etc. USC is a well known school with incredible opportunities after graduation.

Again:

 ;D ;D @ "Does Fordham even have a football team?" lmao.  ;D ;D

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: URichmond dilemma, please help
« on: July 27, 2008, 11:15:38 PM »
I put down more than one deposit. As soon as I changed my mind, I withdrew from where I had put down a previous deposit. With that said, I received a full ride at a school after I put down my deposit.

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Everything I have ever seen, read or heard says ADCOMs like LOR from professors. I got all of mine from professors, everyone I know going to any T14 got theirs from professors. I wouldn't deviate from something that works i.e. LOR from profs.

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yes, and im guessing your answer by your tone?

Well, if it is a dream to go, spending an evening writing a targeted personal statement and applying doesn't hurt anything. That way you can always say you tried and who knows, maybe you will somehow get in. Weirder things have happened. I know people attending T14 schools, and how they got in is beyond me.

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It sounds like you scored right in the middle of where you were testing. Unless something really went wrong the day of, I wouldn't retake.

I agree. There is a variance. The OP might score better, but could also score worse. 165 is respectable.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 27, 2008, 10:56:05 PM »

#1. North Korea and South Korea speak the same language
#2. She never said she was from North Korea
#3. South Korea is one of our biggest trading partners

To the OP:
Hate to say it, but it is highly unlikely you will get a job doing what you want coming out of Pace unless you are VERY lucky. We are talking a 10% chance at best. That said, most people change their minds once they start law school.

Just make sure you go in with all the info.

As for Florida Coastal, it's beyond the pale. It's not that it's lowly ranked. There are T4 schools that are fairly well established in their communities and get their grads good entry level jobs- Florida Coastal is not one of them.

Your question: what is the difference between T4 and T3? Basically a silly magazine. However, there are worlds of variation within those two categories U.S. News has. Once you get to T2 territory and below, U.S. news becomes worse and worse at accurately reflecting school quality (not that it is that great at the top)

                                                   Year To Date
                                    Total in         Total in
                                    Billions         Billions
 Country Name                       of U.S. $        of U.S. $

 Canada                                 54.40           256.54
 China                                  34.28           156.59
 Mexico                                 31.12           151.27
 Japan                                  17.42            89.61
 Federal Republic of Germany            13.18            64.57
 United Kingdom                          9.97            48.06
 Korea, South                            7.42            35.33
 France                                  6.50            30.73
 Saudi Arabia                            6.50            26.69
 Venezuela                               5.80            24.21

Weird, I wouldn't really consider South Korea one of our major trading partners in comparison to Canada, China, Mexico, etc.

Furthermore, the OP did not state "South Korea." Don't assume the OP meant either one.  ::) ::)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: What's the deal with FIU?
« on: July 27, 2008, 10:53:30 PM »
I am planning to transfer no matter what but how does St. Thomas fall in comparison to FIU, Nova, UM and the Miami market? 

Don't count on a transfer. Everyone expects to be at the top of their class, only 10% actually are.

Actually, technically, only one person (around .05%) actually is.

 ::)

It all depends on how one defines "top of the class", of course, but without additional clarification, it would generally be the top individual.

Doesn't anyone around here think before they post?  ::) ;)

 ::) ::)

You tell that to a hiring partner who considers top of your class top 10-15%.

 ::) ::)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: High GPA, Low LSAT
« on: July 27, 2008, 10:47:22 PM »
I've specifically explained why this would be good for the OP.  He needs practice with proctored exams (especially with other students around, apparently), and a course would provide that.  It would also consolidate his overall LSAT skills.  I don't recommend courses for everyone (or even most people), but it would almost certainly benefit the OP.

Tell him to sit in a public library and take a couple of full length, timed tests. He shouldn't do this until he is very comfortable with the material and feels he won't miss anything.

BTW - I like the sales approach of, "I wouldn't recommend my services to everyone, but since I am an honest and trustworthy guy, please give me your $1,500 and I will help you!"  ::)

It's (mainly) just you.  Most people, including the OP, are negatively impacted by the adrenaline of actual test day.  Which is why most people do in fact do slightly worse on test day.

Uhm, one reason people do not do as well on test day, is because some tests introduce new material like a new logic game, comparative reading comp, etc. When these new items are thrown in, items no one has prepped for, it can throw anyone off.

Furthermore, even Robin Singh has variances in his score. They are normal and happen to everyone. That is why there is a score "band." The OP could easily walk in and score +/- five points without changing a thing. Stop trying to push your prep classes!

(Plus, Earl probably already knows I'm not a TM troll, even if I dig on Kaplan a lot.  And he clearly knows the benefits of courses for certain students.)

Back door spam trolling!!!

However, if you honestly think several points on the LSAT aren't worth $1000, you're welcome to your opinion.  (But you may want to check out Powerscore's link to the financial importance of scoring well, on the same webpage cited before.)

lol @ "financial importance of scoring well." This section must be for Cooley candidates.  ::)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: High GPA, Low LSAT
« on: July 27, 2008, 10:38:58 PM »
Except, of course, that the OP wants better than a 160 (like most people), and he scored below his practice averages due to a lack of comfort in structured exam sessions, something a prep course would probably help with.

If anyone wants to improve over a 160, a prep class is a waste of time. These classes are taught at the retard level. He can make better use of his time and money on his own.

OP: The PowerScore Bible rocks, use it religiously. If you have questions you can't figure out, ask people in this forum. You will get more help than these overpriced classes!

Except, as noted, I no longer work for a prep company.  If I really wanted to troll/spam, I'd extoll the benefits of private tutoring, which is what I do now. 

SPAM TROLL, SPAM TROLL!! The spam troll found a roundabout way to advertise his/her services!!!  :o :o

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: High GPA, Low LSAT
« on: July 27, 2008, 10:34:33 PM »
As for your score smoking mine, that would be pretty unlikely.  (Hint:  ALL TM/PS instructors, at least when I worked there, scored above the 99th percentile.  It was a minimum requirement, and most instructors in my group scored above the 99.5th percentile.)  But that's really neither here nor there.   

Spam troll alert.

BTW - That is 99th percentile on the test they proctor, not an actual test, right?  ;)

You're welcome to your opinion, but this person has specific issues with taking the exam in a structured environment.  That would almost certainly be helped by practicing the exam in a structured environment, with a prep course.  My working for one (or engaging in personal tutoring) may not impress you, but it means I know how the LSAT scoring scale works, how students generally perform relative to practice scores, ways for them to improve their scores, etc.   

The OP doesn't need an overpriced class to teach him how to take the test. I sat in the public library with a timer and took tests myself. The public library very closely simulated the actual test day. Again, these classes are overpriced and not necessary.

I didn't need a prep course, and you may not have either, but many students clearly benefit from them.

Yeah, people who score 140 on a practice test, who can barely spell their name and need someone to hold their hand to bring them to a competent level. The OP scored a 160 on his first test. He will be bored out of his mind in a prep course, he will feel like it is taught way below his level, he will be out $$$, he will be out time and when it is all over he will wish he had all of the above back i.e. time and money. He can make more efficient use of his time on his own.

OP: If you only take one thing out of this thread, save the money from a prep course and put it toward alcohol after your first semester finals.

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