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Studying for the LSAT / What time is the Dec. 3rd LSAT?
« on: October 19, 2005, 12:25:09 PM »
Just curious.. What time is the LSAT on Saturdays usually? I've heard 8:00 and other 12:00. Just want to know for sure...

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I've always wondered how this process really works. If someone is an ideal candidate for a T2 school (at the median for the LSAT/GPA) but the school gets a whole lot of applicants who have much higher stats who are just using the school as a backup and will probably never attend, does it hurt the ideal candidate? I mean, obviously the school can only accept a certain amount of applicants per year, so then does the ideal candidate have to play the wait list game or does the school change it's intended amount of acceptances based on how many of these "top" applicants they receive, because they know in the back of their minds that they probably will not attend?

I am just trying to figure out if it's going to hurt applying to a T2 school that a bunch of "top" applicants are also considering because it is in a major city etc. Maybe it doesn't matter - if the school increases its acceptances each year based on how many of these "top" candidates they receieve.

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Studying for the LSAT / 1st diag: 162. Does it mean anything?
« on: October 15, 2005, 01:09:34 AM »
I just finished my first full-length test after studying/introducing my self to the LSAT for a few hours this past week and I got a 162. However, I did not time myself and I know I went well over in the games section, which was my biggest problem. I did really well on the Logical Reasoning and the Reading Comp. and didn't really go over the time allowed (I glanced at my watch before each section, but didn't really pay attention to the time much).

I am hoping to get a 160 on the real thing. Is this a pretty good start? Do most people end up scoring a lot higher on the test than their first diagnostic, or should I not be that excited because I took the test under very relaxed conditions with no time restraints? I took a few breaks to walk around my place for a bit and took drink breaks as well, so this test was really relaxing.

I am really hoping to take the test this Dec. and apply this cylce. I plan on studying every weekend, all weekend from now on and at least 2-3 hours on the weeknights. I will be happy if I get 157 + on the real thing. Do I have enough time?

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Studying for the LSAT / 65th percentile?
« on: October 07, 2005, 02:03:59 PM »
Is the 65th percentile of the LSAT 155 or is it always changing???

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I've always been curious about the sentences people usually get for possession of different drugs like pot, coke, mdma, mushrooms, acid. Does anyone know the general guideline for this? I've been trying to search about the laws about this in my state, but it doesn't seem to be clear.

So what would happent to you if you had possesion of like a gram of pot in your state? Or any other drugs?

I find it kind of ironic how a lot of my college friends do this kind of stuff all the time and carry it in their pockets and such and don't seem to really care about the cops. I think college kids often feel invisible until they get caught with some coke one day and go to prison for 5 years...

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On Wednesday night, my gf of 8 months told me that she wants to take a "break". We have been together 8 months and we had such a tight bond. We were best friends and hung out almost every day, told each other everything, talked on the phone first thing in the morning and before bed, planned our futures together etc. and she just randomly told me this. She did, however, also tell me that she still wants to be best friends with me, talk on the phone a lot, and hang out. She actually just moved into my city from about an hour way (her step-father lives here) just so she could hang out with me more. Plus, we have been through almost everything imagineable the past 8 months. We had such a tight bond. I have lost so much for her as well and have done everything for her. I am always there and always make her feel better about everything, drive her around everywhere and spend a fortune on gas, buy her gifts etc. Also, my car was crashed because of her friend. And I actually decided to take a year off next year because I was too obsessed with her to study for the June LSAT last year.

Needless to say, I am very bad right now. I'm trying to think how I should approach this situation because she did not (and refuses to) give me a definite answer as to what this "break" really means and how long she wants to do this for me. She is the best person in the world, but I feel betrayed and I can't believe she could be this cold. I told her I at least deserved another chance.

The reason she wants to have this "break" is simply because she trips about the most tiny thing that turn out to be real bs. When she trips out, she has these huge panick attacks and each time almost has a heart attack. Don't get me wrong, she's only had these a few times, but apparently she just wants to chill because she "can't take the madness anymore." For example, last Saturday she tripped out about us coming back to my place and taking it easy for a couple hours in order to get our plans straight for the day. Before we came to my house, her friend had called her up and asked her if she wanted to do something. I was fine with that, and I called one of my friends and asked if he wanted to come along. He told me he wanted to take a shower etc. and so I took my girlfriend back to my place and we just hung out for a couple hours. Later, when it was time to go, she start panicking and crying because she now did not want to hang out with her friend because her mood was spoiled from waiting around so much. This is exactly the kind of bs I am talking about because it turned out that her friend couldn't even hang out until later and we eventually got to see her anyway.

I don't know what to do. She really did hurt me and she knows that. Should I keep calling her and pretend I am in a good mood (which is the exact opposite) or should I play it cool and maybe just give her a couple weeks? If I do that, however, I'm really scared she just might lose feelings for me or something and move on. I know she's not cheating on me or anything like that, so that's good.

I just really can't believe things turned out this way. A week ago we were calling each other like usual and telling each other how much we both love and need to be together. This is crazy and I never thought something like this could come about so quickly and randomly.

A couple positives I came from talking to get about this was that 1) she told me that she still loved me more than anything else, 2) she told me she still wants to be with me in the future, 3) I know she moved to this town just for me, 4) she still wants to be good friends and hang out. The problem is I am uncomfortable with hanging out with her for obvious reasons. I feel like I don't even know this person anymore.

Should I put on a front and be all cheery and call her every day like usual, or should I just give her some space (like a couple weeks) and see where we stand without talking to her on the phone much? I really don't know how serious this "break is - she might even come crawling back in a couple days, or she might think it's over for a long time. If the latter is the case, I don't think I can forgive her for not wanting to work it out. Any advice?

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Law School Applications / What's the deal with Baff?
« on: August 06, 2005, 03:24:59 PM »
OK can someone please give me a summary of why everyone hates this guy so much? I have had quite a few conversations with him on AOL IM in the past and he seems like a smart guy. I know he posted here A LOT before and he seemed pretty cool. Wtf is going on?

Did I miss himself declaring he was the next Hitler or something?

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General Off-Topic Board / the drug thread
« on: July 27, 2005, 06:58:37 PM »
ok so what kinds of drugs have you guys tried/continue to do? and what have been your experiences with them? good/bad? what drugs would you recommend for recreational use?

i'll start...

cannabis - continue to smoke/highly recommend
opium - i drink opium tea once in a while/recommend trying
mushrooms - tried 3 times/very fun on occasion, recommend in a forest

my list is pretty small. have not tried coke, acid, e, or any other pills.

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Hey, I was wondering how you guys would recommend for me to look at the admission stats for various state schools like UFlorida, UWash, FSU, Arizona, etc? I know UF has averages of 159 and 3.65. How should I look at this considering I am a CA resident? Should I not even bother applying if my stats aren't significantly higher than the average?

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Law School Applications / Question
« on: June 03, 2005, 04:24:34 PM »
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