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I don't know I've seen some creeps back off when I start talking to someone.  Maybe your right, but I can't imagine knowing someone is on the other line calling 911 is real appealling to most criminals.  You might be right, but it always makes me feel better.

I would definitely not get a gun.  Something like 85% of guns are turned against people in an altercation and unless your really good with a gun (and I mean Jack Bauer good) I wouldn't suggest it.  If you are really worried a self defense class (which basically entails teaching you how to knee and kick a guy in the balls) would probably be your best bet, but really have a cell phone, tell people where you are, if its late never a bad idea to call your roommates or bf or whoever on the walk home.  I used to live in London and walking home at night could sometimes be a bit dodgy, if I thought someone was following me a little too close I would usually call my roommates and say something loudly like oh I'll be home in 5 minutes, no ones going to mug you when your on your cell and teh person your talking to is a two minute run away, at least that is my theory. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Does LSAT predict Bar Exam performance?
« on: April 17, 2005, 01:32:29 PM »
Oh and on another sort of random point.  I think this is the same sort of reason that higher ranked schools have better bar passage rates.  Part of it is, sure, the schools themselves.  But an even bigger reason is that better students go to better schools.  If a student who got into Yale, well to a TTT they would still almost certainly pass the bar easily and be very good lawyers.  To a large extent students make the school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Does LSAT predict Bar Exam performance?
« on: April 17, 2005, 01:30:22 PM »
And I think it is also to say that because some one did bad on the LSAT they will do badly on the Bar.  I don't think the skills/knowledge/appititude for each test is the same, but in the highly generally sense the kind of person who does well on the LSAT for reasons X, Y and Z is likely to go to a better law school, study more and prepare better for the bar.  But its not like an algebra test predicting how well you'll do in trig. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgetown over Yale - Am I crazy?
« on: April 17, 2005, 01:20:43 PM »
I think it really comes down to what you want to do.  If you want to be a professor (and it doesn't seem you do) go to Yale.  If you ever want to go into politics yourself or something along those lines where you will need the old boy network then of course its yale again.  Also you have to remember Yale is a highly theoretical hands off sort of law school.  That may be your thing and it may not, but you have to keep in mind you are going to have a very different experience at Yale than you would at just about any other law school.  I have heard a lot of stories of ivy league grads getting top notch jobs and really having no clue what their doing when they start out in the real world, not that they don't learn quick, but I can't really say how much real world lawyer experience your gonna get at Yale.  As far as your interests and that sort of thing  I am sure that Yale how outstanding classes and programs in all of them.  And in the summer Yale will no doubt be able to get you pretty much any job you want on capitol hill, but you will be giving up the year round access that Georgetown gives you, especially being the best school in town.  Yale will be your ticket to a lot of high paying, high prestige jobs, but if that isn't your goal in life then I can't see a lot of point in going there.  And to put things in perspective a little Georgetown may not be #1, but it is an amazing, world renowned school, you don't lose either way.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Does LSAT predict Bar Exam performance?
« on: April 16, 2005, 11:50:35 AM »
The LSAT is generally a good predictor for how well you will do your first year in law school, i.e. whether you'll flunk out or not.  It's not a very good predictor of much else.  Of course you take a person with a good LSAT, they are more likely to go to a better school that will prepare them for the Bar and having gotten a good LSAT score (most likely through studying) they are more likely to be better test takers and to prepare more for the bar.  But I don't think that makes the LSAT a good predictor for who will pass the Bar, more that the sort of person that does well on the LSAT is likely to do well at other things too (I'm talking generally, don't yell at me if you got a low sore, they're mountains of exceptions to the rule).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Are the promises true?
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:06:45 PM »
To be honest I haven't heard of any lawyers fresh out of law school working 40 - 50 hours a week.  Even established lawyers work really long lawyers, unless your doing something a little less traditional and are willing to take a pay cut (which to be honest I probably will one day).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: April 13, 2005, 10:47:56 AM »
the bag is beautiful!  law school books are heavy, though . . . do you really want all that weight on one shoulder? 

Well I didn't want a backpack (and if worse comes to worse I have one I can use), but I intend to unbind my books and am not positive I'll be bringing my laptop.  I really didn't want the backpack so I figure this is a good compromise.

I'm only going to law school to meet a hot woman who will pay the bills :)

Can you cook?

I've heard a lot of people reccomending commerical class outlines.  Are they really worth it?  And where do you get them? Cost?

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