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General Off-Topic Board / How do you become a Psychologist?
« on: April 08, 2005, 05:18:55 PM »
Hey, so, my gf wants to be a Psychologist. I was wondering if someone could tell me what she has to do? I'm assuming she would get a BA in Psychology and then go on to some graduate program, but what kind and how long does it typically take? Also, how hard is it to get into psych graduate programs?

Excuse my ignorance on the proper names, btw. She wants to be like a 'therapist' you know? Not like a high school or marriage counselor or something.

Thanks for any help.

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Hey guys, I was wondering if I could get some advice. I originally planned on taking the LSAT this June (I am applying Fall 2005), but I have been really busy with classes/work/friends etc and I haven't even taken a practice test yet.

My question to you guys is, should I not worry about the June test and just take the Oct. one? I mean, if I decide to take the Oct. one I know I can gradually get into the LSAT studying without having to worry about my classes right now etc. During the summer, I will also be taking 4 courses so I'm sure it won't make much of difference in terms of balancing school and studying for the test. The difference is that I will have a lot more time to adequately prepare.

What are the drawbacks of taking the Oct. test for someone who is absolutely sure they will be in A law school Fall 2006? There is NO WAY I will consider waiting an extra year just to boost up my score, if I turn out to do relatively poor on it. Call me stubborn, but I feel I have a good shot at at least most T2's with my current 3.5. I'm aiming for a 160-162.

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My mom got caught speeding through a red light a few months ago and today my mom told me the letter that I sent to the judge was accepted and all of the fines were dismissed. The judge apparently was convinved by the bs that I wrote. I forgot the exact details of what I wrote (it was a few months ago) but I know I included how she had a perfect track record etc...

Is that a pretty good sign that I might be pretty good at this, or is this quite common to get a fine for running a red light etc dismissed? I'm just wondering if I should be proud, or if this is common.

I can probably get the letter from my mom if anyone is interested.

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Law School Applications / How do you get a fee-waiver?
« on: December 31, 2004, 12:29:33 AM »
Inform this little boy please!

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General Off-Topic Board / Does anyone know how to grow taller?
« on: December 26, 2004, 03:57:06 PM »
Hey, does anyone here know how to really get taller? I'm 5'10 1/2-3/4 (let's just say 5'11) and I'm trying to get up to the 6'0 mark. I'm short! I stretch, eat healthy, play sports (although not lately because of the bad weather.) I've even tried those 'grow taller pills' but nothing has worked so far. Is it basically all about genes and/or luck?

How tall is everyone here, btw?

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Hey, let me copy and paste what I wrote about this a few days ago before the forum went down and this discussion was deleted?

One way you can look at your situation is that law school is going to be really hard no matter what background you have, so it really doesn't give you much of an edge to choose a harder major like Philosophy. And also, is it really worth it to the take the grade plunge?

The way I figure is that although Phil. is a lot more interesting and harder than your typical Soc. curriculum, you are not going to have much of a back-up plan in terms of jobs with either - so you might as well just take Soc. and get a high GPA so you can actually get into law school.

Then again, Philosophy is a highly respected major from people I've spoken to because it's considered very difficult to understand and analyze, so although it might not make a difference in law admissions, it will give you more pride/knowledge in the long run. Personally, I've taken a couple Phil. courses. One was Ethics, which was pretty easy and the other was a course called Mind, Knowledge, and Freedom - and 3/4 of the class had trouble understanding the material that was covered (including me). Some of the stuff was just impossible. I ended up getting a pretty good grade because the term paper was worth a very large proportion of the class. Anyone else have difficulty with Philosophy courses?

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Law School Applications / What looks better in the working world?
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:38:29 AM »
Hi, can you please tell me if one of these resume's has a clear cut edge over the other? I am considering applying to law school, but I am not sure it is the right path for me. I am trying to decide which path I should take if I end up not pursuing a law degree. Any advice would be great.

(1)BA, Economics/no WE from average University.

or

(2)BA, Sociology/from average University
MBA, from average University/no WE.

Do you think #2 would have the clear-cut edge in terms of job prospects etc, or would you say #1 is better (or at least even)? I am just wondering if it would be wise to obtain a fairly "easy" Undergrad major like Sociology and then pursue an MBA from an average school (because I have heard many employers these days prefer graduate degrees anyway so why not just do something easy in Undergrad, or if it's better/or at least even to save the money by not getting an MBA and just majoring in something practical in Undergrad (like Economics)? Also, keep in mind I don't plan on having much WE before I get either.

Please give me your thoughts on this. Thanks a lot!

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Where should I go next fall? / What do you guys think of Cordozo?
« on: December 06, 2004, 04:20:00 PM »
Hey, I'm becoming interested in this school. I really like how they have a Spring entrance program (with the Summer being the catch-up semester) because I will most likely graduate next spring and don't want to wait until the fall to go to law school. Essentially, I could save a year by doing this program.

Anyway, thoughts on reputation, general? Any chance of practicing in FL after graduation, or is it pretty much all NYC?

Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Anyone applying to Hawaii?
« on: November 23, 2004, 11:04:02 PM »
Any thoughts/opinions about this school? It's ranking is pretty impressive and I personally woudn't mind living in Hawaii forever.

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Law School Applications / How will law schools look at this?
« on: November 23, 2004, 02:31:40 PM »
This is my second question today.

I am considering transferring next semester to a comparably ranked school for financial purposes mostly. I have missed the deadline for Spring Transfer, but they have told me that if I apply now, I can receive my decision for Fall within 30 days. They told me that this upcoming Spring, I can simply take 'non-degree' courses (4-5 like a typical full-time student even though I technically won't be enrolled in the school yet) and they will all transfer into my Major at the school once I am enrolled in the Summer/Fall. Considering I am already a Junior, will a semester with 'non-degree' status have any affect on my chances or will law schools not care at all?

I have heard that law schools only care about the LSDAS in all courses taken while in College, so this might not be an issue at all. However, I also imagine law schools don't like anything that looks even a tad bit mysterious. In any case, do you think I am taking a risk by being a 'non-degree' student next semester EVEN THOUGH all of the courses I will take will transfer over to the school next Fall, or will law schools not care at all?



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