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Law School Admissions / Re: Law School or LSAT
« on: May 28, 2008, 04:04:18 PM »
My understanding is that transferring is an iffy proposition even with great grades. So if you go to the school that accepted you it should be with the understanding that you might be there for the duration. Even if its not your top choice, if it has a decent reputation in the region, assuming that's where you want to end up. check out its hiring rates- if they do pretty well locally, then it's probably not a bad choice to go there for 1L, and if you do well enough try the transfer route and if that doesn't work stick it out and do well, then you should at least land a decent job.

I'm going into Cuba to replenish my supply of Cubans  ;D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for you LSAT pros
« on: May 06, 2008, 06:34:53 PM »
I scored a 152 so a 165 sounds pretty darn good to me. Going into the test RC was the section I felt most comfortable with and I probably did ok on it, though the one thing that happened to me, is that I ran out of time even though I had taken many timed practice tests. My advice  would be to really focus on reading and spotting the typical questions that are typically asked(main theme of the passage, etc.) as fast as you possibly can--it's hard to explain 35 minutes under actual test conditions just goes much faster than in practice tests- must be some type of time warp thing. Really hold yourself to those timelimits when you practice and focus on finishing before the time limit so come actual test time you're on top of it.

Ok- the verdict is in, despite all the advice here, I'm going to Golden Gate=basically economics dictate that I stay in the Bay area even though I may eventually relocate to the East Coast. Golden Gate appears to have a good environmental law program and that's something I'd like to persue as it has some relevance to my work experience. Santa Clara turned me down though they've been fairly vocal for me to consider transferring there after 1L if my grades are good enough. Something I'll definitely keep in mind come next summer.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: May 02, 2008, 04:42:21 PM »
UC-Davis Congrats. They're far better than the rest of your list plus Davis is a very cool college town.

Current Law Students / LEEWES System?
« on: May 01, 2008, 06:10:00 PM »
Anybody have any experience with it? Either seminar or CDs- are either worth it?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: May 01, 2008, 06:07:14 PM »
Golden Gate-evening program

Current Law Students / Re: 168, 3.6 gpa Rejected everywhere
« on: May 01, 2008, 12:10:15 PM »
Besides the advice on vcontacting the ABA. What is she doing now?
If she can, she might try doing something to show that she has put her past behind her- maybe volunteering with someone like Amercorps or maybe as a volunteer counselor working with teenage drug addicts; especially if she could do such and get a sparkling recommendation from a supervisor. Just some ideas.  And she should definitely cast her net a little wider.. there's some other pretty good schools not far from DC area- George Mason, University of Maryland, maybe even Penn or Rutgers, etc.

Current Law Students / Re: AspenLaw Study desk
« on: April 30, 2008, 05:31:43 PM »
Here's their description:

AspenLaw Studydesk™

AspenLaw Studydesk is a dynamic productivity tool that enables you to create, organize, search, visualize, and display your work on your computer in seconds. Most importantly, it is the only software on the market that creates a powerful digital integration between your materials and Aspen Publishers’ study aids. With AspenLaw Studydesk, you are better prepared and more engaged in the classroom so you can spend less time organizing and more time learning the law. Conquer law school with this one-stop solution for organizing and accessing your law school information.

Briefing Templates to help you maintain a uniform system of case information.
A Legal Concepts database that allows you to connect the legal terms you learn in class to all related notes and briefs you take in AspenLaw Studydesk.
Flashcard and Quiz Wizards that will save you hours of study preparation time.
Word processing and highlighting tools allow you to take notes more efficiently than any other word processor available.
An Outline Management tool to create an outline from your notes with the click of a button.
A Miniview of documents that allows you to scroll through thumbnails of your documents in seconds. Great for searching information quickly during class discussion!
A Course filing system that allows you to manage your information by course and year.
Search functionality that allows you to find Brief, Note, Statute, and Source information based on any information in the documents.
Aspen Publishers’ study aids that integrate with your Search results, Legal Concepts database, and more!

Current Law Students / AspenLaw Study desk
« on: April 30, 2008, 12:05:11 PM »
Anybody have any experience with this software. Is it worth it, I'll be 1L this fall.

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