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Studying for the LSAT / Prep Test 30, Game #3
« on: September 29, 2008, 07:28:45 AM »
I've been trying to figure out this game set-up for a few hours now, and nothing's working.  I'm sure it's something painfully obvious that I'm just not seeing.  It seems to be a fairly straight-forward Advanced Linear game, but I'm lost with how to set-up a clear and useful diagram, and the LGB hasn't been helpful for me on this one. 

Can anyone help?  It's questions 11-16, the one about cars and the different kinds of washes.  (I'd be happy to PM the full rules set-up to someone if they can help out, I just wasn't sure it would be a good idea to post it here.) 

If anyone can give me some hints on how to diagram, I'd really appreciate it!  Thanks!

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Law School Admissions / Acad. Prob. Addendum Readers?
« on: July 17, 2008, 01:53:59 PM »
Hey everyone!  Anyone willing to give some honest feedback on an academic probation addendum?  Any help would be much appreciated ;)

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Law School Admissions / Addendum format
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:51:39 PM »
I recently read a GPA addendum for a poster and they put it in the form of a letter to the school.  Considering that this person is applying ED to the school, I think it definitely personalizes the addendum and was a nice touch.  But, I've always seen them in a more straight-forward way: titled "GPA Addendum" or whatever, a few hard returns, and then the text. 

I'm wondering what people think for general GPA/academic probation addenda- should it be in the form of a letter?

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Anyone else having a really hard time coming up with a topic?  It's driving me nuts that I can't come up with anything.  I don't want to do the "I want to go to law school because..."  What are you guys doing to figure out what to write about?

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Sorry in advance if this has been asked a thousand times before...

For those of you that have been out of school for a bit, are you thinking about adding a recommendation from an employer to have a more recent LOR?  I already have two LOR's on file with the LSDAS, but I've been out of UG for a year and am wondering if I should have my supervisor write one for a more recent perspective.  Problem is, his writing skills are atrocious!  Even though he's very fond of me and the sentiment would be there, I'm afraid a really poorly written LOR could hurt more than it would help.  Would you guys worry about not having one from the same year as the app cycle?

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Incoming 1Ls / Piercings on law students
« on: June 26, 2008, 02:13:17 PM »
I'm sure it varies school to school, but I'm wondering if profs are conservative enough to penalize (maybe subconsciously) those that have piercings?  I'm sure there are LS students with piercings/tattoos, do you feel you may have been seen as less credible because of it?  I have my nose pierced, but always wear a very tiny crystal stud.  Side note: I'd never wear it to an interview and will probably take it out before my first job as a lawyer.

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Law School Admissions / Those of you that got full rides...
« on: June 24, 2008, 05:00:11 PM »
Some questions for you, if you would be so kind to answer:

1. What school offered the $$?
2. Where did your LSAT/GPA or index fall in relation to the school's? 
3. Did you have amazing soft factors/what were they? 
4. What other factors may have helped you (connections to the school, URM status, etc.)?
5. Did you end up taking the $$, or did you go somewhere more prestigious with less scholarship/none at   all?
6. How early did you apply?

I'm just trying to get a handle on how schools offer full scholarships (and, hoping like hell that I can pull one off!).  Thanks in advance!

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Studying for the LSAT / October test
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:59:53 PM »
For those of you doing prep on your own, what does your study schedule look like?  Are you planning on doing a certain number of tests per week?

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