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Law School Admissions / Re: Validity of LSAT as a gauge of success
« on: January 09, 2005, 07:30:07 PM »
It's a rough gauge of your intelligence.  As a competitive law school applicant, if you had chosen not to practice and improve your score, I would probably say you're an idiot.

The reason it's justifiable as a tool for admissions is that experience/evidence has shown that LSAT score is a more reliable indicator of law school performance than undergraduate GPA.

You state in your post that the LSAT is a "rough gauge of your intelligence."  Without trying to be argumentative at all, I wonder....if you had scored lower, say in the 130's or 140's, would you be saying the same thing? 

Second, what evidence do you have to support your claim?  The LSAT tests three spheres of thinking and reasoning, and is really just a really good gauge of one's ability to take a standardized test in a pressure-cooker evironment.

Basically, I really don't agree with you....one's LSAT score is completely and totally unrelated to one's intelligence or their ability to succed in law school.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is it possible???
« on: December 30, 2004, 05:53:44 AM »
Please post your opinion to the following question.  I am having a debate with my friend on it --

Do you think it is possible for a URM to receive an acceptance to a semi top school (i.e. UMich, Cornell, etc) with a 156 LSAT and 3.5 UGPA? 

The "URM gets preferential treatment" is the stupidest goddamn concept in the world.  This means, in theory, that if a black woman had the exact same numbers as I did, she'd get in because of her skin color.  Call it affirmative action, or whatever you want, I call it ridiculous, and I'm not sure many people would disagree!!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Scott Peterson Death Penalty Poll
« on: December 14, 2004, 04:56:21 PM »
The prosecution offered no hard, conclusive evidence that Peterson killed Laci and Conner; indeed, they admitted that definitive evidence didn't exist!! I don't think they presented a strong enough case for a conviction, and certainly think the death penalty was thr wrong punishment in this case.

you probably were more focused on the evidence than i was. i just saw what was on the television or my mom's people magazine. what other possibility were you more convinced of? a friend of the family? a vagabond? would the defense have validity in saying that the location where the bodies were found was just coincidence?

That's the thing...the jury wasn't responsible for seeking out other possibilities...they were there to render a verdict based on the available evidence....none of which was conclusive.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Scott Peterson Death Penalty Poll
« on: December 14, 2004, 04:40:09 PM »
The prosecution offered no hard, conclusive evidence that Peterson killed Laci and Conner; indeed, they admitted that definitive evidence didn't exist!! I don't think they presented a strong enough case for a conviction, and certainly think the death penalty was thr wrong punishment in this case.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Character/Fitness portion of App
« on: December 12, 2004, 02:16:12 PM »
I apologize for the accusatory tone I took.  To me, full disclosure is just that.....telling the full truth.  Especially when you're applying to law school, where ethics and honesty and of the utmost importance

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Law School Admissions / Re: Character/Fitness portion of App
« on: December 12, 2004, 01:11:40 PM »
I'm not quite sure what your problem is....but if I'm asked why I left a job, I gave the reason.  Honesty is what admissions committees -- and the Bar -- look for...and that's what I gave them.  I don't think I was wrong.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Character/Fitness portion of App
« on: December 12, 2004, 12:51:26 PM »
Full disclosure is what they ask for, and that's what an applicant is expected to give

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Law School Admissions / Re: Character/Fitness portion of App
« on: December 12, 2004, 12:46:20 PM »
On those apps that asked why I left any jobs that I had, I explained. On those apps that didn't ask, I didn't explain, since it wasn't asked. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Character/Fitness portion of App
« on: December 12, 2004, 10:16:45 AM »
I've already disclosed it on all my applications, so that's not an issue.  And why would someone tell me to delete this discussion thread, or was that a joke (albeit not a really good one)?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Character/Fitness portion of App
« on: December 12, 2004, 08:11:41 AM »
I am serious about wanting to know if this will be a problem, and no...I'm not mormon LOL.  I tend to think law schools won't care about this as much as C&F committees will, but I wanted to get a variety of opinions.  Thanks for putting it into perspective  :)

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