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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on September 22, 2016, 07:00:24 AM »
Hillary Clinton's mental illness is affecting her eyes.  Her coughing, her lung issues ate tied to synucleinopahy.

Cancelling events....lets see if she shows up to debate Trump or cancels.


...looks like its over for her...any thoughts from the hilliaristas????

No?

That's what I thought...
66000 on Saturday.
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who would you hire?
« Last post by Kobayashi Maru on September 20, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »
closest thing to an intelligent spam bot post thus far

TRUELY raising the bar..........
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who would you hire?
« Last post by ericboice on September 20, 2016, 07:45:21 AM »
Had lunch with a group of attorneys today, and this hypothetical came up (as it has before).

Lets say you were in charge of hiring a new associate. Who would you be more inclined to interview: a T14 grad ranked in the middle of the pack, or a T3-T4 valedictorian?

Our group was pretty academically diverse. We had T14 grads, T4 grads, and everything in between. Interestingly, the T4 grads seemed more likely to hire the T14 grad and the T14 guys were like "No way, take the higher ranked grad!".

One guy (a T14 grad) summed it up like this (I'm paraphrasing): the average T14 student and the T4 valedictorian are probably more or less intellectually equivalent. The difference is that the valedictorian works harder, and will probably be a more productive employee.   

I realize that there are many variables, but I think I agree with his assessment. It's far more competitive to get into a top school, but once you're there is it really that much more difficult to get average passing grades?

It's a good question and I agree with your assumption that T4 grads will work hard to improve the productivity of the organization. But, I'm not fully agreeing this assumption, because it is the responsibility of HR Manager to hire the perfect employee whether he/she is T14 or T4. Always choose a productive employee. A good interviewer will have the ability to analyze whether the candidate is the best suit for the organization or not by the responses of the candidate for the questionnaires asked by the interviewer. So, to choose the perfect employee the organization must have a good interviewer.

Eric
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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Low Diagnostic Score & Study Timeline
« Last post by loki13 on September 19, 2016, 08:19:55 AM »
Please forgive me, I'm sure this is a regurgitation of someone else's post, but I just took a diagnostic test and am unhappy with my score: 134. In my own defense, I was not concentrating (at all), skimming through the passages, and did not time myself (i.e., not working "under pressure").
I am set to take the LSAT in December, and have signed up (cringes) for an online Kaplan prep course, coupled with a few study guides (LSAT for Dummies and Barron's). Assuming I really "hit the books", is there a realistic chance I can score in the 150s-160s range?
I am not aiming to go to a top 10 school, my desire to attend law school is to come back to my small town and help in the education sector in helping low-income families navigate the system as well as revising policies (I am a teacher right now and am finishing up my Masters, if that's of any benefit).
Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you much.
-A

So, let's start with the basics.

First, that is a really, really low score. There's no way around it. And time pressure should make it worse, not better. It would be easier to analyze if you had taken it more seriously.

What does it mean? Well, the LSAT does not correlate perfectly to professional success, but it does have some predictive power in "thinking like an attorney." If, after real preparation, your score does not significantly improve (to, say, 150 minimum) I would seriously reconsider going to law school.

So two points-

First, the two primary areas that you can see improvement on are general test taking strategies, and logic games (or whatever they are called now). Some people just aren't good at understanding how to approach standardized tests- this is something that you can work on. Logic games are something that can be improved through specific strategies that you may not have. Remember that- and work hard on learning how to do them.

Second, the benefit of a high LSAT score given your desires is to get a scholarship at a lower-ranked school. Scholarships will be based on your uGPA (undergrad GPA) and LSAT score. You want to minimize your cost of attendance- look at state schools as well.

Finally, there are websites (such as lawschoolnumbers) that will provide snapshots of how other applicants are doing, and websites (lawschooltransparency) that provide good metrics on the lawschool based on publicly available information. Do you research, and don't rely on the schools' brochures.

Good luck.
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Law School Admissions / Re: Teacher-Lawyer
« Last post by aorman on September 18, 2016, 05:20:07 PM »
I am hoping that the original poster of this will see my comments, although I realize that this post was created months ago. To anyone else who is a teacher considering going into law, maybe my response will resonate with you.

I too, am entering my 5th year in teaching and am ready to "throw in the proverbial towel." However, my reasons for wanting to leave the classroom have little to do with teaching itself. I live and work in one of the most disenfranchised communities in the entire country. I grew up, live, and work on an Indian Reservation, where unemployment is as high as 60% and social disease is ravaging the community. Schools are perhaps the ONLY place where students feel safe. However, our district has become riddled with corruption in all forms ranging from nepotism to embezzlement.
My desire to pursue the study of the law stems from growing up with and seeing increasingly horrific acts of injustice. Our administration has terrible policies, leaving teachers and students feeling demoralized, overworked, and under-appreciated. Someone in our community needs to step up and look at this under a microscope, but in our small, banged-up community, we have no lawyers. The only professionals we have in this town are doctors, and we cannot even keep them staffed permanently, because as soon as their children hit school age, they run. I don't blame them.

So I suppose my humble-brag begs the question: why do you want to go into law? I'm not saying I am Mother Teresa, and I wouldn't expect most people to be, either, but going into law connotes justice. I do not think that you will be immune from criticism being an attorney...in fact, you might be under the microscope yourself. However, being an attorney WILL certainly grant you more authority and power...a voice, I should say....than being a classroom teacher.
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Studying for the LSAT / Low Diagnostic Score & Study Timeline
« Last post by aorman on September 18, 2016, 04:52:39 PM »
Please forgive me, I'm sure this is a regurgitation of someone else's post, but I just took a diagnostic test and am unhappy with my score: 134. In my own defense, I was not concentrating (at all), skimming through the passages, and did not time myself (i.e., not working "under pressure").
I am set to take the LSAT in December, and have signed up (cringes) for an online Kaplan prep course, coupled with a few study guides (LSAT for Dummies and Barron's). Assuming I really "hit the books", is there a realistic chance I can score in the 150s-160s range?
I am not aiming to go to a top 10 school, my desire to attend law school is to come back to my small town and help in the education sector in helping low-income families navigate the system as well as revising policies (I am a teacher right now and am finishing up my Masters, if that's of any benefit).
Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you much.
-A
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on September 16, 2016, 12:26:41 PM »
64912...

Lets get to 66000 by Tuesday.
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on September 16, 2016, 12:16:02 PM »
Here is a conundrum for the bigoted, corporate, corrupt democratic party...

Also a problem for Politicus, Media Matters, CNN, NBC, Washington post, New York Times...

Looks like I scooped you all!!!

From an old friend of mine...On law school discussion board who p.m. Me....

B.W.

synucleinopathy

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on September 16, 2016, 11:25:03 AM »
so you admit she'll win the election then........the genius is strong with Julie.

No, like Nixon around this time in 1974 it was over for him; its over for her.

Look dumdum...clinton is now losing Nevada. 

It's going to be President Trump.

Clinton is political toast...like Nixon.

The brain is weak with you, son. ;)
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by Kobayashi Maru on September 14, 2016, 06:19:46 PM »
so you admit she'll win the election then........the genius is strong with Julie.
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