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Law School Applications / addendums on LSACD on the web
« on: December 11, 2004, 08:14:54 PM »
How do I add an addendum to my app. on LSACD. I want to add a GPA addendum, do I just attach it as an electronic attachment along with my PS?

Law School Applications / score cancelation
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:22:10 PM »
Do I need to put down all the dates that I took the LSAT on my applications even if I canceled the score. I took the oct. test and cancelled and I am waiting for the dec. score to come in. Some of these applications are so damn vague

Law School Applications / Loyola(LA) Secondary Statement
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:56:23 AM »
This is a rough draft of my secondary statement for the Loyola application. It is in response to the prompt:
"A good Lawyer has an inquisitive mind." Considering this proposition, describe in a paragraph research you have performed in an academic or non-academic setting. Include in your brief discussion, the type of information, resources and research methods used.

As a research assistant in Dr. Jane Doe's Social Relations laboratory I was asked to participate in the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program that was offered at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In conjunction with my mentor, Jane, I decided to focus my work on members of stigmatized groups and to expand on our department’s current research. The research project began in January of 2004 and lasted through June. This six-month project, titled The Effect of Fairness Beliefs and Group Identification on Motivation and Effort among Members of a Stigmatized Group, involved gathering a subject pool of 64 Latino/a undergraduates that had already been subject to questionnaires as to provide for baseline data to compare experimental results. I constructed questionnaires that target a person’s beliefs in a fair social system, ethnic identity and motivation. I assessed fairness of society by using four items such as “our society is an open society where all individuals can achieve higher status”. I assessed the strength with which a person identifies with his or her ethnic group using four items such as “I often regret that I belong to the ethnic group I belong to”. Motivation was assessed by how much individuals’ view of the self is affected by intelligence tests and their academic performance. The extent to which intelligence tests affect individuals’ view of the self was assessed using three items. For example, “No intelligence test will ever change my opinion of how intelligent I am”. Participants also reported their college grade point averages. The participants rated the following psychological variables and other non-scored questions on a scale from zero (strongly disagree) to six (strongly agree) in a classroom setting. The questionnaire pages were put together in random order to minimize any effects that could result from the order of the questions presented. Also, I introduced myself as a proctor rather than an experimenter to minimize stress during the testing. All information regarding the testing was fully disclosed to the subjects after the completion of the questionnaire. I entered the data from the questionnaires in SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) for further analysis. The experiment was largely based on correlation analysis between the three variables mentioned above. After completion, I submitted my work to URCA and presented the research at the Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

Any advice, do y'all think it may be too long or not enough research detail. I dont know what they want.


Law School Applications / applications?
« on: December 08, 2004, 08:14:30 PM »
should I put N/A for everything that I want to leave blank (i.e middle name or freshman work experience)? Also, when the application asks about full time work while in school does summer school count. I worked full time while taking summer school.

Just thought of another question, for those of you applying using LSACD on the web, do you have trouble fitting everything in the yellow boxes. How am I supposed to know if they will be able to see what I am typing in there? Also, what did everyone put down for degree granted in high school???


Studying for the LSAT / worst LR question ever
« on: November 20, 2004, 10:31:24 PM »
I cant see how this question could be answered in adequate time

Failure to rotate crops depletes the soil's nutrients gradually unless other preventive measures are taken. If the soil's nutrients are completely depleted, additional crops cannot be grown unless fertilizer is applied to the soil. All other things being equal, if vegetables are grown in soil that has had fertilizer applied rather than being grown in non-fertilized soil, they are more vulnerable to pests and, as a consequence, must be treated with larger amounts of pesticides. The more pesticides used in vegatables, the greater the health risks to humans from eating those vegetables.

Suppose there were some vegetables that were grown in soil to which fertilizer had never been applied. On the basis of the passage, which one of the following would have to be true regarding those vegetables?

C) The vegetables were grown in soil that had not been completely depleted of nutrients but not necessarily soil in which crops had been rotated.

Do I need to do diagraming for this question? I wasted so much time on this damn problem


Law School Applications / who wants to read my PS
« on: November 20, 2004, 04:57:05 AM »
I am almost done with my PS and I would love some feedback from anyone willing to read it. Let me know if I can email it to you

Where should I go next fall? / Best/Worst Law School Campus
« on: November 20, 2004, 03:25:15 AM »
Here's a thread to rate the best looking law school campuses out there.

If I were to choose the best looking, awe inspiring campus I would definitly go with Univ of Michigan. By far one of the most beautiful.

I'm still not too sure of the worst looking

Where should I go next fall? / Job Placement out of state
« on: November 20, 2004, 02:43:35 AM »
Hi all,

I know it is usually difficult to find a job (well paying) outside the state you graduate from, but seriously speaking how difficult is it? I know most of the data is from the schools and where most of the graduates went off to work but doesnt it make sense that those people chose to work in-state? I am hoping to settle in California just because of family and all but I would love to get out of California for a few years while in school. Schools with national reputations aside (i.e HYS) if I go to a school such as Loyola-Chicago, Chicago-Kent, U. of Pitt, or Cardozo what is the likelyhood that I can be recruited or find a job (well paying) in California, preferably Los Angeles area?

If anyone has any info about this or has heard anything please let me know. I love CA, but I would really like to get out for a few years.


Law School Applications / Dean Cert
« on: November 18, 2004, 11:13:35 PM »
How can I find out what schools in the east require Dean Cert's. I hear it's a hassle to request it and it takes a long time for the law schools to get them in


Law School Applications / apply now or wait?
« on: November 17, 2004, 03:15:18 AM »
I call upon all LSDers to help me out. I might just need some room to rant off on this stuff but I would like some feedback. I have a pretty low GPA (2.81) and I have not been to well on my diags (157 average) I have really strong LOR's 2 from professors that I researched with for a year and one from a prof that just really likes me. The research I did was on Autistic kids and I also had one of my research projects funded by the school and presented at a research colloquium. I also have a pretty good PS. I just need to take my LSAT Dec. 4th which does not seem like its going to be any higher than my diags. I have already taken a year off school and I havent done sh*t and I dont really want to take another year off, but I dont want to go to a TTT and blow 30,000 a year on a school that I am not happy with.

I was considering waiting and applying next cycle but doing EA for the schools I apply for, hoping it will help me out. I just dont want to waste another year, I actually want to go back to school.

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