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Law School Applications / Re: Ladies - Law career and family
« on: October 07, 2004, 12:36:17 PM »
I don't really want to postpone law school itself, but is it possible to postpone starting your career even after you've graduated? Or is it career suicide to take a few years off after law school before getting experience?

Yeah, I think it would be career suicide to take time off immediately after getting your degree.  Women already suffer from the stigma that they can't be as loyal to their employer as men can because they'll just eventually leave when they have kids.  If you held off going into practice, firms may think that you didn't take your degree seriously or aren't that dedicated to a career in law. 

Then again, I think it's bad for ANYONE to take time off between law school and going into practice.  It wouldn't be an unfounded assumption for future employers that your skills have gotten stale or you have lost some of the knowledge that you got in law school.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PowerScore vs. Testmasters
« on: October 07, 2004, 11:34:26 AM »
Yeah, I took Powerscore and saw my friend's Testmasters course books.  Same techniques, different names.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PowerScore vs. Testmasters
« on: October 07, 2004, 11:16:45 AM »
Go ahead with Testmasters.  They're extremely similar because the founder of Testmasters was actually a co-founder of Powerscore.

ADR neutral positions are almost impossible to get straight out of school.  How do you plan to break into the field?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What Would G. W. Bush Score on the LSAT?
« on: October 07, 2004, 10:00:42 AM »
I'll be generous...151 after taking the Powerscore full LSAT course, studying the LGB and LRB, and having a private LSAT tutor twice a week.

Yeah, PS shuts you out 1-2 weeks after the test.  Sux b/c I took the Spring course, cancelled the June test, and just re-took it.  Too bad I didn't save the LGB when I had access to the site.

Testmasters and Powerscore are different companies.  It's a long story.

Law School Applications / Re: Congratulations TDPookie1
« on: October 06, 2004, 03:48:14 PM »
The Jina part brought a tear to my eye  :'(

Law School Applications / Re: Does being a lawyer HAVE to be stressful?
« on: October 06, 2004, 03:44:47 PM »
Man, I won't touch family law with a 10-foot pole...because I think it's too stressful.  Too much emotional garbage to sort through. 

It's all relative, I guess.  Depends on what tends to stress you out.

Law School Applications / Re: Military service help at all?
« on: October 06, 2004, 10:33:55 AM »
In my opinion, military service is just like any other work experience in regards to Admissions.  The fact that you have it doesn't mean you get automatic bonus points.  Length of service and your MOS will probably be taken into consideration.  It's your job to "spin" it so your experience aligns with the skills and ethics you'll need in law school and in practice. 

I know that some schools in VA really like military service.... 

Is there any need to apply now before you get your score?  Your application file will not be complete without it anyway.  I'd say just fill out the common app on LSACD, and as soon you evaluate which schools you can get into with your score, just zap over your application. 

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