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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Thanks Guys! My LSAT Experience
« on: September 30, 2009, 12:07:11 PM »

-  Cuz the SAT and other standardized tests banned them cuz a bunch of cheating HS kids wrote out cheat sheets and stuff on small strips of paper they rolled up and stuck inside the tube of a mechanical pencil a number of years back to get into college.


Your shitting me, seriously if people are smart enough to come up with these ways to cheat, then just study, I mean it seems like finding a new way to cheat takes more energy than just studying. I know for the bar we had to take all the lables off of any thing we brought in to eat or drink (or we were supposed to, but half the people did not seem to read the directions and only about half the protors enforced it). I guess maybe people put answers on the isnide of the lable on sosda or something. but geeze, too much work, just study!

PS OP great post thanks for sharing and welcome to LSD as a poster!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: September 30, 2009, 12:02:18 PM »
So has anyone heard about bar results here yet? About 10 days more for us, I'm starting to get really nervous and I just releazied I don't even remeber 10% of what I studied from just 2 months ago, I brian dumped it as soon as it was over. I so don't want to do that again, ever.

Current Law Students / Re: Psychiatric Disability Right in Law School
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:57:34 AM »
What kind of psychiatric disabilities are you talking about?  I know that persons with documented (serious) learning disabilities can get extra (sometimes double) time on exams. Accommodations in law school are tricky though because there is no law that will ever make an employer give an associate extra time to finish a memo -- regardless of whether the associate has a learning disability. So I am a little cynical about the value of accommodations that could lull a person into spending lots of money on school and then being unable to actually work with the degree after graduation. It seems like a "bait and switch."

The ADA applies to businesses too. But the main thing is there are avenues that are open to you in work that are not in law schools exams. For example Iím dyslexic I type very slowly and misspell most everything, but at work I can use speech to text, proofreading or dictation that make me just as fast as anyone else (if not faster). But I canít use those in exam soft so I have to type and correct my spelling by hand (no spell check) which takes much longer.

Some schools allow students to use dictation software as an accomodation. The school I work at does.

How do they work that?

That would have really helped me, but anyone who has used speech to text software knows you really have to train with it for an awhile (several weeks using it) before its even marginally accurate and adjusted to your voice, style and diction.

Hence for it to work for me they would have to let me use my own computer and software that I had trained to my voice and thus could not lock it down with exam soft then. While I would never cheat on anything, I also would not want to be in the position of being the only guy in the class whoís computer was not locked down for exams, too many people might assume you might cheat. Espically given that if your talking out loud to type your test your likely in a room by yourself so you donít bother anyone else or give away answers.

Just giving me a computer with speech to text on it would not work because like I said, you have to train the software for it to be remotely accurate. Without training it just garble sup everything you say and come out like gibberish.

Iím wondering how they deal with this at your school?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exilcest LSD: Where The Rubber Meets The Road
« on: September 28, 2009, 05:25:30 PM »
Oh, that was facetious? Who knew. Sarcasm implies negativity and/or ridicule, no matter how in jest it may be.

Now I suggest you do yourself a favor and go post your incredibly insightful comments in some other thread.

remeber that post I made about not getting to excited/reading stuff into other posts too much. BREATH, GO TO HAPPY PLACE

I'm still waiting in CO and they have had my app since April 15. So your not alone.

Current Law Students / Re: Transferring from Cooley...any tips?
« on: September 28, 2009, 11:43:32 AM »
hey congrts that's great, nice job. Those are hella good grades, I mean what's your curve there like 2.5 or something? Nice job man!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: September 28, 2009, 09:22:17 AM »
And the frenzy begins (on TLS at least).

If I'm having a miserable day, I just have to visit that site for comic relief.

If I posted a typical long .Chuck monologue over there I would probably get chastised for using complete sentences and including actual stuff to read in the post.  


LOL. True.


With all this being the case, why are so many people still lining up to go to law school?

Its still the easiest to get into (respectively, i.e. no perquisites or degree requirements) grad program with the best chance of making huge money at the end. So long as everyone and his brother wants to go to law school there will always be more demand than seats available. Limiting supply (like closing schools as some argue) never does much for demand (see war on drugs, gambling, prostitution, smoking ect.) itís only when you limit the demand (to some degree see smoking i.e kills you) that you actually make any dent. Lower salaries right out the gate will do more to lower the demand by students to go to law school than anything else.

Job Search / Re: Got a Business card, Advice Appreciated.
« on: September 28, 2009, 07:53:37 AM »
Donít come out and ask him that yet, straight out. Call or e-mail him and invite him to lunch (offer to pay but likely he will) at lunch ask him some questions about what he would, knowing what he knows now, do in LS to prepare for working. What classes he enjoyed, what advice he has ect. Just general stuff, then in the conversation ask him what things you can do to make yourself more attractive for firms like his for this summer. See what he says. Work with that, i.e. work it into a larger conversation w/o actually coming out and saying I NEED A JOB. People like to help when they think they are doing you a favor on their own more than when they think youíre asking for a favor. Good luck.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: September 28, 2009, 07:48:14 AM »
norning all

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