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Law School Applications / Re: Getting Rejected
« on: July 05, 2005, 10:46:32 AM »
I've been in touch with a few schools also, and they said they look favorably on re-applicants- of course, as long as there is a change in your file (higher LSAT, etc..) as the previous poster mentioned... One school I spoke with said if you are willing to reapply after being rejected it shows a kind of determination they would want in their law students..

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:51:55 PM »
I never said you did.  He took a shot at me per my LSAT score and I asked him if he would say the same thing to you.


I didn't take a shot at your LSAT score.  What I took a shot at was you sarcastically making comments about a study method that got a great score.  

I personally don't care about your score at all but if you are just going to make snide sarcastic comments about a way of studying that worked extremely well for me, then you at least need to have some basis for making those comments.


ccrosi-
if you would re-read my response- it had nothing whatsoever to do with nasc- it was entirely directed toward your "super dooper keen" comment. I thought it was very kind of nasc to do something supportive for other LSAT takers and try and help them...It's nice to have supportive positive people on the board who want to help others...

And at least nasc is posting something to HELP..Sure, it may not work for everyone, but at least it's a route to try.. and it could very well be the method that someone who is reading this board needs to score their best..

There is a big difference between being helpful in an altruistic sense and being helpful in a puffing up your ego sense.

He subscribes to the latter in my opinion.

C2


I bit the flamebait on this post..-

I don't "know" nascjacket- but my opinion from reading his posts is that he is truly helpful and his intensions are good. I am sure other posters will agree with me..

On the other hand, I don't "know" you either, but your posts seem to be sarcastic, and I don't think I've ever read any advice you have given with out sarcasm.....

sorry to have hijacked the thread!  and please lock it!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:38:26 PM »
I never said you did.  He took a shot at me per my LSAT score and I asked him if he would say the same thing to you.


I didn't take a shot at your LSAT score.  What I took a shot at was you sarcastically making comments about a study method that got a great score.  

I personally don't care about your score at all but if you are just going to make snide sarcastic comments about a way of studying that worked extremely well for me, then you at least need to have some basis for making those comments.


ccrosi-
if you would re-read my response- it had nothing whatsoever to do with nasc- it was entirely directed toward your "super dooper keen" comment. I thought it was very kind of nasc to do something supportive for other LSAT takers and try and help them...It's nice to have supportive positive people on the board who want to help others...

And at least nasc is posting something to HELP..Sure, it may not work for everyone, but at least it's a route to try.. and it could very well be the method that someone who is reading this board needs to score their best..

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:24:32 PM »
[Agreed - it was of course sarcastic though.

Somebody had asked me what I did to study for the LSAT, so I had already typed all of that out.  Since I already had it all written out, I figured I would cut and paste it to here. 

Dude, you scored 15 points below me.  I don't think that makes me any better than you, but are you really going to criticize my LSAT study method?

And yes, several posters have said that the post has ALREADY helped them.

Dude,

The old my LSAT score is higher than yours routine - so I am smarter than you is for 5th graders.  Why don't you say the same thing to your friend blondelawstudent in here as well.  Way to finally show your true colors.

And I didn't criticize your studying methods - just your narcissitic post.

C2


Hey, I was merely commenting on your choice of words from before..I never criticized you. You seem so defensive. Weren't you going for a glass of wine?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:14:01 PM »
I don't have to say anything else.  LSAC just told you - easier application process has contributed to more apps per candidate.  It is of course incremental - things don't happen over night.  Have you never heard of such terms as Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, & Laggards?  We are most likely in the early adopters stage.  This is why we will see increases on a yearly basis as well as a 5 year trend.  The apps don't have to be significantly easier each year - they just need to push more people to use - which their sales indicate they have.

LSAC didn't tell me anything.  What you cited they basically said "this could be a factor, but we have no support for it and don't think its a major consideration anyway."

So at best you admit that your argument is based off an extrapolation of a graph that has gone up and down over the last 10 years?

Even granting that there will be the same size jump as there ahs been for the few years the total # of applications comes out to be THE SAME. 

So, the same # of applications + a lower # of applicants = easier admissions.

That is even granting your argument that applications per applicant will continue to increase at the 4% it has the last couple of years.   

You really need to know when to quit.

Your 1st scenario was that I didn't know what I was talking about and that apps being easy has NO effect.

Now I show you that LSAC states it is a factor and you choose to change your strategy and say that it still doesn't matter.  Good luck with that strategy in law school.

As an aside, have you ever quit an argument or said - you know what - maybe I might be wrong about something I said previously.  I mean who are you? 

C2

PS  Your other thread about how to self study for the LSAT was super dooper keen BTW.
Thanks for caring about everyone on the board so much.  You're aces.



Saying things like "super dooper keen" won't help you pick up chicks either...

Agreed - it was of course sarcastic though.

I figured that much...Seems to be the tone of most (I won't say all) of your posts.. At least all of the one's I have seen.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:08:04 PM »
I don't have to say anything else.  LSAC just told you - easier application process has contributed to more apps per candidate.  It is of course incremental - things don't happen over night.  Have you never heard of such terms as Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, & Laggards?  We are most likely in the early adopters stage.  This is why we will see increases on a yearly basis as well as a 5 year trend.  The apps don't have to be significantly easier each year - they just need to push more people to use - which their sales indicate they have.

LSAC didn't tell me anything.  What you cited they basically said "this could be a factor, but we have no support for it and don't think its a major consideration anyway."

So at best you admit that your argument is based off an extrapolation of a graph that has gone up and down over the last 10 years?

Even granting that there will be the same size jump as there ahs been for the few years the total # of applications comes out to be THE SAME. 

So, the same # of applications + a lower # of applicants = easier admissions.

That is even granting your argument that applications per applicant will continue to increase at the 4% it has the last couple of years.   

You really need to know when to quit.

Your 1st scenario was that I didn't know what I was talking about and that apps being easy has NO effect.

Now I show you that LSAC states it is a factor and you choose to change your strategy and say that it still doesn't matter.  Good luck with that strategy in law school.

As an aside, have you ever quit an argument or said - you know what - maybe I might be wrong about something I said previously.  I mean who are you? 

C2

PS  Your other thread about how to self study for the LSAT was super dooper keen BTW.
Thanks for caring about everyone on the board so much.  You're aces.



Saying things like "super dooper keen" won't help you pick up chicks either...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: IMPORTANT 180~!
« on: July 04, 2005, 02:14:07 PM »
calm down dude, if you got a 180 then that is AWESOME!! You have a bright future ahead of you, don't let some anonymous people bring out a negative side of you, it's really not worth it!!

I DIDN'T SLEEP FOR FEW DAYS NOW because I am so excited. 

I can't believe I am the KING.

From now on, address me as "your Wiseness."

I am the king.  I am the prince.  I am the sh*t.  I am what I am.  I am 1...8...0... master!.



Wow, I just wrote a post about people who test well who are still stupid. Thanks for proving my point..I feel better about my low score now.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Give Up on My Dream?
« on: July 04, 2005, 02:06:10 PM »

I prefer the argument that people choosing to enter a profession with a 2% initial chance are pretty f*ing stupid.  So in these countries, the low pass rate is a sign of a lack (and not an indicator) of intelligence.

in jest of course.. and dude, your post reminds me of the Anger management movie


Generally speaking, if people have a harder time passing a test, that in itself is an indication of stupidity.


I think how people conduct themselves or respond to others with out empathy is a huge indicator of stupidity...There are some people who are bright who just don't test well. On the other hand, you can test well, but still just be stupid.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Give Up on My Dream?
« on: July 04, 2005, 02:00:12 PM »
Hey guys, I have a problem.  I took the October 2004 lsat and got a 140. I attempted to take the December 2004 lsat and ended up canceling.  Then I took a powerscore course and took the June 2005 Lsat and only got a 142.  I don't know what else to do.  I want to take the test again, but my limit is up.  Unless I get permission from a dean of a law school to take the test again, I'll have to wait till october 2006 to take it again.  Should I give up my dream of going to law school because of this test or should I wait it out and retake it again in the future?  I am currently a grad student, so I have that going for me.

Thanks


You're stuck until Oct. '06, which gives you the opportunity to do two things:

- decide whether you really want to be an attorney.

- study your ass off for 15 months.  Did you take the PS weekend class?  If you didn't take the full course, then that's a stronger argument for learning the bibles by heart (also check out LSAT Superprep) and doing every single preptest you can get your hands on.  There are 50 of them released; there will be 53 by July '06.  Then reinforce all that with a good tutor and/or a full TM or PS course somewhere in there.

You can also wait until June 2010 for your current scores to lapse into oblivion, and do something interesting that will keep you fed until law school and will contribute to your fascinating personal statement. 

Good luck, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, and read this:


http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html



Excellent post, Theo.

I'd like to add a couple points to what you've posted.  First off, many people have a "dream" about becoming an lawyer that doesn't reflect the actual reality of BEING a lawyer.  So while the OP is taking time off, he may also want to do some investigation into the actual life of most attorneys.  His heart may really lie elsewhere.

Secondly, if his heart and passion really does lie in being an attorney, then he may in fact want to consider attending an unaccredited school in California -- with the understanding that he'll be limited to California, and that the job market will be extremely competitive for him.  (He may have to start out as a paralegal, and work his way up, or start his own practice, and claw his way to the top.)

But bottom line, he should first figure out what he really wants.  If this is it, he can make it happen, and if he's willing to put forth all the effort and sacrifice necessary, he probably should, in my opinion.


I agree- to a point...

I personally think most (not all-there are exceptions) people still in undergrad or just out need a few years in the real world before committing to law school..When I got out of undergrad in 1997 i wanted to work in advertising- and I did..And after much soul searching and time I have decided to put my efforts toward LS..And I am SO glad I did work in advertising first. I know people who went directly to LS after undergrad, spent $$$$$, and now hate being lawyers, and are switching careers..


I disagree about the OP going to a non-accredited school..That IMO would be a waste of money. With practice, the OP can raise his/her score and get into at least an accredited t4 school. And despite the vast majority on here, I believe there are some great t4 schools out there.. Depending on where/what you want type of law you want to practice, you can be just as successful as a Harvard grad- or more, in the case of my current job- where the partners are t4 grads and have the harvard grads as their associates.

But I agree, the OP (or anyone on here), needs to figure out what he/she really wants..Scoring well on the LSAT doesn't mean you'll be happy as an attorney. Scoring low doesn't mean you shouldn't pursue LS. My point is that a mere LSAT score is not indicative of future failure/success as an attorney..


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 01, 2005, 01:42:39 PM »
thats interesting...i know for a while many schools (even t4s) were saying they have seen quite a jump in applications in the last few years-- perhaps we've peaked and were now on a downswing...

(which is fine with me- less competition for jobs after i graduate!! :)

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