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Law School Applications / A couple of questions about grades...
« on: October 12, 2004, 02:17:42 AM »
First, I actually repeated a class where I "passed" with a 'D'.  Second time got an 'A'.  I'm pretty sure my school fully counts both grades as if they were 2 separate classes as far as GPA is concerned.  Same thing with LSDAS?

Also, how can I make my grades for this fall relevant if I am sending apps in early November?  Will the adcomms' decisions have already been made (rolling)?  Would I have to wait until the grades come out to send the applications?  Do I need to document somewhere that I plan on reporting them when I get them?

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As a political junkie I sometimes listen to talk radio in the car.  Of course all there is on the radio is conservative talk: (at least here) Hannity, Savage, Limbaugh, etc.  I like to tell myself that I'm exposing myself to  both sides, but most of this stuff has to be ridiculous even to Republicans.  It's just hard right-wingers jerking each other off for entertainment's sake and can't be taken too seriously, but some of the stuff they come up with is downright hilarious.  Especially since Bush has lost ground to Kerry lately and they are really reaching more and more.
So...heard any good ones?

Just today I heard:

...that Kerry is worse than Hitler. 

...and that because he would be the wealthiest president ever, he clearly could care less about helping the middle class.

...and that Theresa is DANGEROUS.

...and the reason Kerry and Edwards are lawyers is because they plan on screwing America.

and those weren't even the callers!







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General Off-Topic Board / Lo siento, espanol solamente...
« on: October 09, 2004, 05:51:16 AM »
Si gustaria hablar agui...

Te necesitas etender espanol y yo prefiero que pongas escribir espanol tambien.  Gramatica no es importanta aqui, pero.... piensas como divertido!  Pueda hablar en secreto sobre sus amigos y no comprenden ellos sus palabras!

Estoy listo.  Vamanos!

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Law School Applications / Sound familiar?
« on: October 07, 2004, 07:16:54 PM »
" Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ...
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. "

General Herman Goering,
President of German Reichstag and Nazi Party,
Nuremberg, April 18, 1946.

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Law School Applications / The "I am not applying T-14" Thread
« on: October 05, 2004, 10:59:52 AM »
Ok, this thread is way over due...

This board has been extremely useful and I am definitely glad I found it and everyone on it, but there are many of us out there who are serious and capable law achool applicants who, for a variety of reasons aren't wasting our time applying to Yale, Michigan, or even (gasp!) Georgetown.

I'm sure there are also those lurking out there who may be somewhat intimidated by the aforementioned crowd (though I am sure in most cases it is not their intention to do so). This is a shame and waste of resources of the best law school discussion board on the internet.  I am here to shepherd my brethren who are more excited about the prospect of studying law than they are about telling their friends where they got accepted.

So, for everyone still excited about attending Penn State and not Penn,
or Michigan State and not Michigan,
...for everyone thrilled about Columbia...South Carolina,
or UT...Knoxville,
...for everyone happy to sub a 'G' for the 'V' in UVA,
...for everyone chomping at the bit to be at Northeastern instead of pissed at being stuck with Northwestern,
...for those whose closest brush with Harvard Law will be the Paper Chase, Legally Blonde, or even Soul Man,
...for everyone who can't wait to start law school because of a sincere fascination with law,
but hasn't quite got it all figured out and has genuine thoughts, questions, and concerns,
hold your head up high,

I present the "I am not applying T-14" Thread!

THE FOLLOWING ARE BANNED ON THIS BOARD: (Because this board is better than that... and don't make us bring up your football team!) [List in progress]

"Third Tier Toilet" (or any variation)
"Cooley"
Juvenile "'Fries with that' jokes"



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Law School Applications / President Bush vs. Senator Kerry
« on: October 01, 2004, 04:47:58 AM »
I can't beleive no one has posted on this yet... ?

Bush was SMOKED.  I know that intelligent debate is "not his strength" but if you want to be the leader of the free world it's possible that i just might have some (unrealistic) expectations of you.  Sorry!

Bush will wreck the world. He has no idea what he is doing.  Being isolated like that tonight exposed him in a way that was painful to watch.  I really thought he would be much sharper than he was.  It was almost funny to me until I remembered that he will be shaping U.S. policy for another 4 years. 

The Bush administration will ruin (pick one: American credibility, your son/daughter's life, budget deficit, constitutional rights) into the ground before they ever admit they made a mistake.  Why?   To fight the terrst evildoers?  Can you be more specific Mr. President? ... Don't hold your breath.

 

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Law School Applications / Trouble with a LR question...
« on: September 30, 2004, 02:20:12 PM »
This one has me stumped! A little help...?


The BCS system is the system for determining a single NCAA football champion if, and only if agreed upon by all coaches.  The BCS system was agreed on by all coaches before the season.  According to the BCS system, LSU is the NCAA football champion.  But according to the press vote, USC is ranked #1.  Since more of the press is concentrated in higher population areas like the East and West coast, USC is the true national champion.

Which of the following, if true, would make the argument's conclusion valid?


(a) Coaches can change their mind if the BCS system crowns a team other than their own.

(b) The verbal agreement of a USC coach is worthless.

(c) Some coaches had their fingers crossed behind their back when they agreed to the BCS system.

(d) The media is better qualified to determine a football champion then coaches.

(e) Because USC says so.

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Law School Applications / Help! Panicking!
« on: September 29, 2004, 12:41:40 PM »
The two practice tests I took this week are my two lowest yet!!  Why??
Is this just a fluctuation I shouldn't worry about, or am I maybe starting to do something habitually that is making my scores go south?  A week ago I felt ready to go, and then the scores plummeted!!

I take the LSAT on Saturday!
I plan on taking another practice or two between now and then to see what happens, but if there isn't dramatic improvement should I start thinking about emergency plan B or C?? 

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Recommendations / Electronic LORs?
« on: September 24, 2004, 01:23:26 PM »
How can LORs be dsent electronically?
Is a personal signature of recommender irellevant and unecessary?

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Studying for the LSAT / Does Princeton Review guarantee 7 points?
« on: September 23, 2004, 01:00:02 PM »
Maybe a stupid question, but this is as good a place as any for stupid questions...

But I heard that the Princeton Review prep Course guarantees to raise your LSAT score 7 points from your first diagnostic.  Does this mean .... that if I have been prepping on my own and raised my score from a 158 (first test) to around the high 160's and I enroll in the course and make say, a 167... that will guarantee a 174?

Does this sound right?   Wouldn't I have nothing to lose if I feel am already near peaking?  I probably am not the first to think of this little "scam", so I may have answered my own question but if it were true... hmm.

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