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Incoming 1Ls / Re: is the lsat a load of crap or what?
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:55:53 AM »

I don't know guys and gals.

Skills test yes... Learnable... of course.

But lets be honest here. Once you have the skills, the tricks, the logic and games processes learned, there are still some people whose minds work faster than others. Of course there are "environmental factors" such as stress on the test day etc. But guess what is going to happen when your entire course grade comes down to one *timed* test at the end of the semester? STRESS

Yes, some people perform poorly on standardized tests. If they have a 4.0 college GPA, they should write addenda and explain that their 1100 SAT score didn't reflect their ability to do well in college.

Even though the correlation of LSAT score and law school performance is not strong, the adcoms need some way (besides GPA’s that are highly variable across colleges and majors) to choose among the thousands who apply. I guess it comes down to what you define as intelligence; intellectual knowledge of facts and ones writing skill, unique problem solving ability, or the capacity to process information at a high rate of speed under stressful conditions.

The solution? Law schools should narrow the field down by looking at GPA and LSAT scores, and then do face-to-face interviews like medical schools. Then this would be less of a numbers game, and people who generally have no clue what they are doing in law school could be skimmed off the top so to speak.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:31:37 AM »!  That is quite the change.  You must be excited to come to San Fran!!!  I have to say, to me, it seems impossible not to love "The City."  The weather is a bit bizarre, but I absolutely love it.  I was there this last weekend checking out some of the neighborhoods.  There are so many wonderful places to live.

Well, congrats on getting into Hastings.  Have you lived in Louisiana all of your life?

I am originally from Southern California. After finishing my undergrad in Louisiana, it was time to make the move back to my home state. However, it will be a huge change for me since I have never lived in a big city. 

As for bizarre weather... I am coming from an area with some crazy weather (humidity of 95% in the nasty hot summers, all year round there is random heavy rain for 15 minutes followed by clear sky, cold and clammy winters with tons of rain, oh yeah and hurricanes!). I have heard about the weather in SF, and hopefully it will be easy for me to deal with. I am bringing some warm clothes and rain gear...  ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:03:55 AM »
Nola...where are you coming from?  Are you still planning in living in the tower?

I have sent in my deposit for the tower, but things might change when I go up there and actually see it in person.

I am coming from Louisiana... GEAUX TIGERS!  ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where are you guys headed?
« on: June 02, 2004, 10:38:01 AM »
If I don't get off the waitlist for Penn State:

I retake the LSAT, then:

Madrid for one month (min)...

Then surfing in Thailand for another 3, then non-profit work till next year.

I wish...

You have money saved up or something? Isn't Thailand expensive?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Food Stamps
« on: June 02, 2004, 09:40:49 AM »
just take the extra 3k in loans already.. jeez. food stamps? that's f-ing insane. In fact, it's exactly "taking advantage"... the majority of us will come out making $120+k a year and loan payments will be an afterthought. there's no reason to use the system for food stamps...

"The majority" of us probably won't come out making $120K+ per year.

Even then, I find it interesting that you think loan payments on $150K+ of debt will be "an afterthought."


I know! I almost spit my coffee when I read this! Ginatio has quite a bit to learn about money.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 09:37:24 AM »
I agree. I have a feeling there are quite a few people who are in for a rude awakening when they are in the thick of things in law school. The girl who didn't like to read... HA! I can't even believe people like that are going to waste their time and money.

Just like anything in life, Hastings will be what we make of it.

Incoming 1Ls / Hastings Epinions
« on: June 01, 2004, 11:45:24 PM »

not allowed to have any attachments - just like my mom's work e-mail.

At least your mom's email gets to send and receive.

Funny Chosen, but I have a question for you.

You have said before how much you love your lady, how you would either give or take a bullet before another man gave it to her etc. But if you guys aren't sexually compatible (ie. she wants to get down once a month, while you have NORMAL sexual needs) then how the hell is this going to work for you two? You need BOTH the emotional and physical to have a relationship that works.

And for the original poster... just tell her before it is too late.  Unless you just want some booty and don’t give a fuk, but that is between you and your scruples.

Most definitely, the end of undergrad marked the end of one of the best era's in my 27 years of life, hands down.  It was truly a sad occasion.  Much like Ruskie Girl, I was at my state's flagship institution, the University of Kansas (the Jayhawks) majoring in engineering (supposedly), bonded with some of my tightest friends still to this day, went to every possible party & road trip imaginable, white parties, black parties, asian parties, hispanic parties, frat house parties, sorority house parties, union parties, on the yard parties, picked up an occasional book or two when I had to do that class thing, was an RA for 2 years at a wild ass dorm that should have had its own reality show, was involved in so many student organizations I became a mini-politician on campus, even became a student senator shaking hands & kissing babies...

...good times, good times...

I think that college is the last time that you are surrounded by that many people with so much in common.  You could get the whole history file on a chick from your buddies without even having to talk to her - let's see it says here in '99 she dated this football player named Phil, slept with so&so and so& was great.  After college though, forget about it.  Who knows who these people are anymore.  Allow me to quote from The Complete a-hole's Guide to Handling Chicks (a classic addition to any man's library collection):

The women are gone.  It's unexplainable, but 90 percent of the women on Earth mysteriously disappear after you graduate from college.  The only ones left are money-hunbry bitches that only care about the size of your wallet.  You live alone or with a roommate.  Your next door neighbor is at least ten years older than you and calls security when the TV is turned up too high.  There isn't a single hot chick in your entire complex, and even the average ones somehow got themselves a boyfriend before you arrived.

Jesus I don't like the sound of this! If this is ultimately the case, then I am taking my law degree and using it with my philosophy degree to teach "philosophy of law" or something at a small women's college in the woods somewhere. That way I will stay in a high target area forever!

Anyways, many of the girls at my school picked up the money chasing bug by the end of freshman year so I am used to it. The key is to find a girl more wealthy than you. Then you are in like flin.

I know people who take viagra and that sorta *&^% cuz apparently it's supposed to be a fun way to get screwed up--not in terms of anything involving erections-but if you take em, or mix em with booze it's supposed to have some sort of effect like one an illicit drug would produce. It makes me kinda curious. Have any chicks taken it to get that sort of buzz or anything? If i were to take some, what effect would it have on me? would i grow testicles?

My friend and his girlfriend both took a half each about a month ago. Even though the FDA just stopped testing Viagra's applicability for women, they both said it was a wild night. Long night too. Maybe placeebo effect?

Jewlo, you a thug by the way.

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