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Current Law Students / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: August 02, 2005, 07:41:52 AM »
Ok, this may sound nuts I have always wanted to do the commencement speech at graduation.  No, I'm not emulating Elle Woods.  I had just heard the Pres of the SBA is sometimes elected and besides the experience I want to get- I've also wanted to speak at graduation. :-\

Current Law Students / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: July 30, 2005, 08:27:49 PM »
Thanks janna.  I guess I'll just wait till law school starts and go from there.

Mary, it would help if we knew which school you were admitted to as it is probably different at each school.  Since we don't know, I'll answer you like you're going to my school,

At Wake we don't have a "Senate", the student government is called the Student Bar Association.  1Ls are elected to the SBA in the fall but only as class reps, (now I'm thinking and I think there are two per class year, can't remember for sure though.) Anyway, the rest of the positions are elected in the spring, so 1Ls run twice in the same school year.  Only 2Ls and 3Ls can hold officer positions, which a 1L can run for in the spring to hold office the following fall.  I don't know anything about the personal background of our officers.  I'm sure some of them held offices in undergrad or HS but then again, maybe some of them didn't.  In my opinion, running for any kind of class office is pretty much a popularity contest, but that isn't much different than State and Federal offices. (No I didn't run and lose, I am just stating my opinion.)  Good or bad, make enough friends and you'll probably get the votes.

Current Law Students / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: July 28, 2005, 07:13:52 PM »
Surely there must be some current law students here that know about this stuff.

Current Law Students / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: July 28, 2005, 01:29:22 PM »
No one? :-[

Current Law Students / President of my Law School student senate?
« on: July 27, 2005, 09:44:14 PM »
I start law school in the fall.  I already know that I am interested in this position.  Do any 1L, 2L's or 3L's know anything about running for this?

I wasn't part of student government in hs or college so does that hurt my chances of being 'experienced' so to speak?

Also, is the President of the senate the class speaker at graduation?

Thanks Katie.

I also used EyeQ for the lsat.  It was helpful for improving eye coordination/speed, but I really don't think it helps for heavy reading.  EyeQ focuses more on tricks to help your eyes move across the page faster-- something that isn't useful for the type of comprehension you will be needing.  It might be helpful for reading a magazine or light reading, but not constitutional law:)

Do you think it would be worth it to use before I start law school?  The OP said that it wouldn't be that beneficial because we do have to scrutinize evrything in law school.  So I'm just wondering if I should bother.

i toyed around with it before the LSAT.

I think it only helps people the most who have existing problems reading.

I mean, to provide a benchmark, I scored around a 760 verbal on my SAT adminstration and on my LSAT, I believe I missed around 3 questions total on my reading comp (or whatever it was called) section.

I can't say eyeq helped terribly. It forces you to learn to scan text fast, but its only beneficial to those people who like reading things over two to three times.

No one else?? ???

Did you notice a lot of improvement?

I tried it out earlier this year, it seemed to work pretty well.

So I'm thinking of getting EyeQ software before I start law school because I've heard that it makes you read faster.  Has anyone used it and what can you tell me about it?


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