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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Writing Sample Graded
« on: December 01, 2004, 03:24:58 PM »
By the way, using 2 graders and reviewing the grading if the scored differs by more than 5 points seem to have been adapted from the GRE.

I used to score standardized tests for a living. This is industry standard.

My handwriting (printing) is so bad on my LSAT writing sample that even I can't read the scan. I never learned how to write in cursive so I had no choice. I actually emailed LSAC and asked them if the scan on the website was as bad as what the schools would be getting. They said the copy given to the adcoms would be better, but I'm still a little uneasy about it, especially since I think I wrote a pretty good little essay.

No way in hell will the U.S. attack a country that actually has WMDs. That's what diplomacy is for.

Even if the US wanted to attack Iran, we simply don't have the resources and I seriously doubt we'll be able to pull troops out of Iraq in the next 4 years.

I hope you're right about the current President's interest in using diplomacy to avert war. Rememer, though, that we're not dealing with Ronald Reagan here; we're dealing with an administration which very suddenly and dramatically implemented a policy of preemtion in order to conquer a perceived "axis of evil" (which, in no uncertain terms, includes Iran). This "new way" is radical, even by ancient Roman standards, and we can't assume that the chess board looks like it did ten or 50 years ago.

I KNOW you're right about the lack of resources to launch another offensive in Iran. As some on this thread have suggested, the President and Congress may very soon be persuaded that the young civilian men (and perhaps women) of America can fill this void of resources, just as they have in past wars.

If history has taught us anything, it's that political momentum doesn't just fade away; it comes to a head. The President's current momentum, combined with our country's mass fear of radical Islamic terrorists, is an extraordinary force. It got a President reelected and it can conceivably get us into a much larger war in the Middle East. Logistics and practicality have taken a back seat to idealism and righteousness thus far for President Bush. Why assume that this will change now?

The Bush administration will attack Iran within the next 12 months.

Law School Admissions / Re: TV's Best One-Liners
« on: November 29, 2004, 07:53:22 PM »

Law School Admissions / Re: The "Average" LSDer
« on: November 23, 2004, 07:00:28 PM »

I want to be a lawyer, and I'm doing what I have to do to get there.

EXACTLY! (and well-put)

Nothing stands in the way of a determined soul. Undergraduate school was a joke for me. I became interested in the world, myself, and school about three years AFTER school was over. The LSAT? Give me a freaking break. Honestly, I resent the childishness of law schools in relying on such a shabby instrument of measurement (although I understand the simplicity and economy of its use. That's no excuse for the resulting pettyness.) Law school? BRING IT ON! It's standing in the way of my career as a lawyer.

Law School Admissions / Re: hello everyone + typo
« on: November 23, 2004, 11:39:11 AM »
OK, maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that a phone call may be usefull here, especially since you have a British accent (which Americans absolutely ADORE, whether we say so or not). You could call Professor Katz (Kutz) directly and nicely thank him for meeting with you and then apologize (apologise I mean, since you're British) for spelling his name wrong. This will make it back to the admissions commitee in the form of, "That nice British candidate called me to apologize for spelling my name wrong. Isn't that special?"

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any singers out there?
« on: November 23, 2004, 10:35:45 AM »
I am a reformed opera singer as well!!!  I am singing the Lord's Prayer in B-flat and singing "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban in A-flat.  I have also had a few drinks tonight and found that that helps one's voice a bit as well :).  I am terrified about Saturday, so I will do all of the aforementioned voice tricks...thanks so much!

Also, does anyone know where to get Throat Coat?

I sang those two songs for a friend's wedding this past August.  Not easy to sing when you are not feeling good, but I am sure you know that!  Good luck!
Those exact two? Wow!  That's such a coincidence.  I wasn't crazy about the JG song, but it's (slowly) growing on me!

in the meantime, drink a bunch of emergen-Cs
Lexy--what are emergen-Cs (besides a cute name)?

And don't take anything with pseudoephedrine in it- it dries you out and screws with your head.
Shrimpy--can you recommend a cold/sinus medication without pseudoephedrine in it?  Everything I've tried has it in it.

I shall henceforth be know as "Shrimpy"...

I've found that I'd rather suffer the stuffiness than deal with the effects of pseudoephedrine while singing, but if you're really stuffed up, you may not have a choice. I'd go with ibuprofen or something and ignore the stuffiness. I second the above warning against any throat sprays. The booze really does work.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted: U of Texas
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:15:16 PM »
DOCTORS have patients. This is a LAW school board.

Oh....PATIENCE, not patients. Sorry about that.

You are absolutely correct. My obsession with law school admissions is becoming unhealthy and it's turning me into an inept, fair-weather, weekend statistitian. I shall now retire for now and do somehting productive.

I'm reading "One L"

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Are you...
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:06:29 PM »
I'm introverted, but not antisocial. I'm most comfortable when NOT talking to stranges, but I'll do it to get something from them. Honestly, I'm really looking forward to everything about law school EXCEPT the social aspects. Considering the first year of law school is the most important, and that the ONLY things that matter are the grades on a couple of tests, I doubt that being introverted is a disadvantage in law school. After all, this is a profession requiring long hours of solitude and pensiveness.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any singers out there?
« on: November 22, 2004, 06:59:57 PM »
Weird question: I'm singing in a wedding on Saturday, and feel myself getting a terrible cold.  I'm terrified that I'm going to sound like darn.  Does anyone have any pre-emptive throat remedies? So far I've done tea, chloraseptic, and sinus medicine, but I'm willing to try just about anything.

I'm singer, and I've done lots of weddings and stuff- some of them while sick. Now, you gotta trust me on this. Lemon drops. Yeah. Lemon drops and a shot of whiskey. And don't take anything with pseudoephedrine in it- it dries you out and screws with your head. Lemon drops, whiskey, and RELAX. Good luck!

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