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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 02, 2004, 10:28:42 PM »
Numbers and app date?

I applied in Jan, and I'm 99.99% certain I will get in, I just want an idea of how efficiently their office is going.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT as an indicator
« on: February 20, 2004, 07:16:13 PM »
-----While the test may measure certain abilities needed in law school, until you are there and actually taking the tests and doing the work, no one can ever tell me that someone who scored low on an LSAT will automatically do poorly in law school -----

No one would ever tell you this.  On the whole though, those who do better on the LSAT do better in law school.  If there were no correlation, law schools wouldn't use it.  There is a correlation, and it can predict what the average student will do, but it will never predict what any individual will do.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT as an indicator
« on: February 20, 2004, 05:53:04 PM »
There is ZERO subjectivity in correct LSAT answers.  Any preptest book that told you otherwise has stolen your money.  Some wrong answers will look attractive, but when you think about them long enough it is clear why they are wrong.  That's what makes a good test-taker...someone who can throw out the attractive wrong answers quickly.  Andthe aptitude required to do so is conducive to success in law school.

LSAT should matter much more than GPA.  A 3.5 is different at Harvard as compared to Notre Dame, Texas, UNLV, or Ball St.  Some schools engage in rampant grade inflation (Harvard), some are difficult (ND, Texas), and some schools just offer easy curricula (UNLV, Ball St.)  However, the LSAT is the same for everyone.  That is why it matters more, and justifiably so.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT as an indicator
« on: February 20, 2004, 09:39:53 AM »
-----pick the "best answer" though several could be correct----

For every LSAT question, there is one right answer, and four wrong ones.  One or more of the wrong ones may be attractive, but there are ALWAYS four that are equally wrong.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: syracuse
« on: February 16, 2004, 10:05:12 PM »
They lost to Notre Dame tonight, but ND has been playing good basketball.  Hakim Warrick had a good game.

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAC admissions index formulas
« on: February 13, 2004, 11:51:05 AM »
Multiply your LSAT by the first number.  Write the product down.  Multiply your GPA by the second number.  Write that product down.  Add the two results together, and either add or subtract the third number (depending on its pos or neg value), and you will end up with a single number.  That number means nothing until you compare it to other people's numbers.

Do this by making the same calculations for last year's classes 75% GPA and LSAT.  If your index number in equal to or higher than the number produced for the 75% GPA/LSAT, you will most likely get into that school.  You can also do calcuations for the medians, and if your number is close to that produced by the medians, then you could consider yourself competitive for that school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Baylor or Houston for law school?
« on: February 09, 2004, 05:33:46 PM »
Anyone who told you Baylor is better than Texas is smoking crack.  Baylor is good though, especially if you want to be a trial lawyer.  It is Texas Bar Exam intensive, so their Bar pass rate is very high (sometimes #1 in the state).  It is not unfair to say that Baylor is a three eyar Bar course.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 7 LSAT
« on: February 09, 2004, 10:48:04 AM »
Yeah I wasn't serious about the scores I laid out.  68 correct=175?  I can't believe anyone bought that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: should I apply at 1-2 more schools?
« on: February 09, 2004, 10:41:46 AM »
I'll take it from your name that you are a Wisconsin native.  Based on that assumption, I think you have a pretty good shot at UW, and 50/50 at Iowa.  You will probably get in at Luckeye U, and Indiana does not give preference to Indiana residents, so that may be a good bet.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 7 LSAT
« on: February 08, 2004, 10:25:20 PM »
Yes, the test is about adapting in the middle of it.  No one will get 101 correct on this test.  The most anyone will get is 93, which will of course be a 180.

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