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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on Yesterday at 03:50:06 PM »
Omg? Trump showing first respects to Taiwan after they reach out to congratulate him instead of China.  Chinese currency value was already on upturn because of their economic slowdown but hopefully this trump guy will start to get them to bring it up to speed and end their artificial manipulation.

No more nation building and overthrowing dictators like that idiot clinton did.

Funny, the hillaristas have been thwarted but some of the sore losers will relax with their new president.

I'm happy.  Many people I know are glad to be rid of her corrupt pretense on the world stage
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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT tips
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on Yesterday at 03:31:47 PM »
any tips for studying for the LSAT? This will be my last time taking it. I have 30 practice tests (I'm doing one a week) as well as the LSAT trainer and the logic games bible, the logical reasoning bible, and reading comprehension bible. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and I'm kind of freaking out... So, any tips would be helpful  :D

My background- I've taken the LSAT, graduated from law school, tutored individually on the LSAT, and I'm a practicing attorney.

My advice- the best place to improve your score is logic games. Period. The next best area is "overall test taking," in other words, understanding when to guess, how to maximize your time, and how to deal with standardized tests in general.

If you've done the work, at a certain point, you're going to plateau. Make sure you know where the test will be administered, if possible get a hotel room near the test (so you don't have to stress travel the day of), and take a break for a few days before the test to recharge.

Good luck.

How does it feel to be wrong about your pal Hillary Rodham, you foolish troll?

Accepting Donald Trump is going to be a tough reality check huh?

Please do not post a reply, lol...you'll only embarrass yourself.

Pop,pop,pop ;)

Bye dumdum.
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Law School Admissions / Re: Military/WE Friendly Schools?
« Last post by maddawg2020 on Yesterday at 02:32:38 PM »
Holy crap you have a very compelling story.  How did you finish UG while being an SF soldier during the crazy years?  Or did you enlist with a degree?  Just curious, not flaming at all. 

I have been told by many sources that Northwestern is very fond of professional experience.  May be a fit with your very solid numbers.   

Thank you for your service!
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Law School Admissions / Personal Statement
« Last post by maddawg2020 on Yesterday at 02:27:01 PM »
Hi all,

Just background so I can hopefully get solid answers.  3.63 LSAC gpa and I just took the LSAT a couple of days ago. Not a URM.  I was practicing in the 155-162 range and my goal was 155+.  I am a military veteran and was a police officer for around ten years (patrol and detective), which piqued my interest in practicing criminal law.  I was fortunate to obtain an offer for employment at both a private firm and a DA's office in my area (assuming all goes well and I make it through ok). 

After sitting for the LSAT a couple of days ago, I am near certain that I will be lucky to have scored a couple of points below my target school's 25th%, and my GPA is above their 75th%.  Without discussing the contents directly the last two games killed me.  What has been everybody's experience with reverse splitters?

Is the low'ish LSAT worth an addendum?  I do not have a good excuse, I simply had to pee like crazy during RC and bombed the last two games.  I already signed up to retake in Feb however, I know from studying since August and taking a prep course that my absolute maximum potential right now is a 162 on a great day.

I have an insecurity about the process, but I am wondering if many schools will even care.  I completed my first two years of undergrad at a community college because it was the cheapest option.  I then did a semester in person at a large state school while employed as a police officer, and quickly figured out that finishing online was the way to go due to me having on-call requirements as a detective.  I finished online at a large state school's online arm.  Will they care?  Should I explain in my ps or an addendum why it was necessary to finish online instead of in-person?       
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Paper Chase Movie
« Last post by HenryMills2 on Yesterday at 03:56:06 AM »
What's best about the movie is that it considers interesting adults--young and old--in an intelligent manner.
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Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: PS first draft
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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT tips
« Last post by loki13 on December 02, 2016, 11:19:46 AM »
any tips for studying for the LSAT? This will be my last time taking it. I have 30 practice tests (I'm doing one a week) as well as the LSAT trainer and the logic games bible, the logical reasoning bible, and reading comprehension bible. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and I'm kind of freaking out... So, any tips would be helpful  :D

My background- I've taken the LSAT, graduated from law school, tutored individually on the LSAT, and I'm a practicing attorney.

My advice- the best place to improve your score is logic games. Period. The next best area is "overall test taking," in other words, understanding when to guess, how to maximize your time, and how to deal with standardized tests in general.

If you've done the work, at a certain point, you're going to plateau. Make sure you know where the test will be administered, if possible get a hotel room near the test (so you don't have to stress travel the day of), and take a break for a few days before the test to recharge.

Good luck.
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: LLM, JD
« Last post by Maintain FL 350 on December 02, 2016, 09:21:34 AM »
I think most European universities offer a bachelor's degree in law (LL.B) as the first degree, not an LL.M. As far as JD programs in Europe, I don't know but probably not.

Here is the bigger question: where are you from, and where do you want to live?

If you are planning in living in the U.S. after law school, I wouldn't bother with a European degree. The systems are VERY different, and you'd be much better off studying in the U.S. Also, depending on the school, you may have to complete an LL.M in the U.S. before you can take the bar.

If you plan on living in Europe and are NOT an EU citizen, then I suggest looking into immigration policies. Many EU countries are pretty closed door about inviting in professional competition. I personally know folks who completed graduate degrees in Europe and then were promptly told to leave. It's a different system. If you are an EU citizen, of course this doesn't matter. 
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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT tips
« Last post by criminallaw2017 on December 01, 2016, 03:12:12 PM »
any tips for studying for the LSAT? This will be my last time taking it. I have 30 practice tests (I'm doing one a week) as well as the LSAT trainer and the logic games bible, the logical reasoning bible, and reading comprehension bible. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and I'm kind of freaking out... So, any tips would be helpful  :D
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Choosing the Right Law School / LLM, JD
« Last post by criminallaw2017 on December 01, 2016, 03:00:23 PM »
Okay, so I've done a substantial amount of research on law schools. I'm taking the LSAT for the second time this June, and I plan on going to school in fall 2017. I am applying to schools in Europe with the LLM and schools here (with the JD). Just wondering-does anyone know anything about JD's in Europe? Are there schools there which you can study, and earn a JD? I haven't seen any so far, but I'm always open to suggestions, and would love any info anyone has!
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