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 on: July 25, 2015, 06:37:38 PM 
Started by Consigliere3 - Last post by Groundhog
Sitting for the exam isn't terribly expensive, but if the OP has no shot at getting admitted to law school, then it wouldn't make sense to take the LSAT.

Comparatively, the LSAT class is a good bit of money. Whether OP should drop the class or not depends on if there is a refund available and the answer to the question about why OP wants to be an attorney. Any "knowledge" gained by going from a 131 to 133 on the LSAT is meaningless and is not worth $1000+ of tuition because neither will gain admission to an ABA-accredited school, which is the purpose of the LSAT class. If OP can identify specific concepts that are problematic and begin to make improvement, and also has a good reason for why OP wants to be an attorney, such as a realistic ability to get work, then I can maybe see toughing it out and trying to improve. We are talking about a fair bit of money.

If there are no refunds, then full steam ahead.

 on: July 25, 2015, 06:12:36 PM 
Started by sisyphus99 - Last post by i VIII π
Call me a cynic but I don't think anyone even reads those unless you are an URM or a felon  or were academically dismissed from your last school or something else that puts a spot light on it.

Military is run of the mill. It will just blend in like everyone else. I never even mentioned my service my entire time in law school. Why would I? No one cares. (nor should they really IMHO)

 on: July 25, 2015, 06:09:38 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by i VIII π
I don't support Hillary in any way but she will get the nomination. 100%. ZERO chance she won't.
It doesn't matter if she admitted to being Bill Cosbies date rape drug dealer. It honestly wouldn't.
Just a fact.

Cinnamon you love the long wait to repost. Do so post primary. Lets regroup on this then.

 on: July 25, 2015, 06:06:51 PM 
Started by Consigliere3 - Last post by i VIII π
Sit the exam no matter what
if you bomb it, boohoo, but at least sit it.

And don't drop the classes either. If you even only gain an extra two points of knowledge..........dang it that's two extra points bro!!

 on: July 25, 2015, 05:22:52 PM 
Started by Consigliere3 - Last post by Groundhog
I've got to be honest. I have concerns about whether law school is for you.

A 131 is in the 2nd-3rd percentile. It would take more than a significant improvement to get you into the average range.

Are there some particular concepts or a section that troubles you? You mentioned logic games. How are you doing in logical reasoning? That is the most important, of course. Are you able to apply concepts like the contrapositive, etc?

If you are having difficulty grasping week one LSAT class concepts, I must warn you that it is not going to be any easier in law school or preparing for the bar.

In another thread, you noted you have family obligations and are limited geographically to where you can go, both for law school and presumably to practice. Given the ongoing difficulties of the legal job market, and the fact that even a significant improvement would at best put you in the bottom tier of schools, I think it may be wise to consider why you wish to be an attorney.

 on: July 25, 2015, 02:01:27 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by cinnamon synonym
The battle between associated press lawsuits for foia and the state department/clinton/Obama camp is fascinating to watch.  I'm not a fan of the 4th estate so I am secretly pulling for the state dept/Obama administration/clinton machine to beat the press and not give up anything and win their war against the press forcing transparency. 

I think the press is one of the most powerful systems in our country and nobody wins over them.  Even when the press get it wrong the mea culpa is usually a tiny retraction.   

But if anyone can beat the press it is the clinton machine...I wish them luck.

The problem now is that the inspectors general have joined the fight for clintons server and soon the dept of justice(obamas proxy) are going to be involved further escalating the war for information.  So this is a non partisan battle.

I hope hillary keeps her server till the end but turning it over my be the only thing that will save her political career...

Battle on!! Don't let the fourth estate win!!!

 on: July 25, 2015, 12:33:49 PM 
Started by Consigliere3 - Last post by Consigliere3
Thanks for the reply.
It is an in person prep course, and I spoke to the instructor who basically told me if I don''t start grasping the concepts by next week, I'll end up falling behind in the class.

I do the required homework and drills, as well as watch their online videos, but with spotty (mostly poor) results.

Am even thinking about a private tutor.

Perhaps the instructor although a good instructor, doesn't seem to be a good fit for me. Other instructor's classes are full.

It's the first week and I'm already confused, I don't want the 2nd (and 3rd) to be even more confusing.

Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

 on: July 25, 2015, 11:58:17 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by cinnamon synonym
Lol. We are not going to get to a convention nomination situation.  Clinton has been in the public eye for decades and with negative polls and serious character questions plus potential criminal allegations she will never be able to re convince people that she could be the leader of the free world---deleter of the free world maybe.   

So I say, better call gore.  He could be the new inspiration for clinton disenchantment but get him up and running by Christmas.

Good luck to the clinton diehards, though. 

Denial is tough to endure.

FYI. Trump won't make it either.

 on: July 25, 2015, 11:32:14 AM 
Started by sisyphus99 - Last post by Groundhog
Fine? Maybe. It wouldn't raise any red flags, sure. As it is if I were writing up OP's application I would write "somewhat generic PS about his military training." OP has a shot to turn that into "somewhat interesting PS about what app learned from military." It may not be determinative of admission but it matters most on reaches/borderline accepts, which presumably OP cares about.

 on: July 24, 2015, 11:20:44 PM 
Started by i VIII π - Last post by i VIII π

End rant................(knowing if I give details, I'll get disbarred for outing client)........

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