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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Analog Wristwatch question
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:58:54 PM »
um yes, that is the point of an analog watch. I think the poster might have meant audibly ticks?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Difficult LSATs
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:57:55 PM »
I just got my arse served to me by PT 50 (Sept. 2006). Bizarrely enough I did better on the RC than I ever have on any other test (-1) but the LR were killer (for me). the first LR had 26 questions and you're going along, I was pacing fine and then you realize that the remaining 5 - 6 questions are all insanely long and are going to take more time than normal. There were like 2 questions per page by the end! Anyway it caught me by surprise. I did worse on the games than usual (-3) and the last LR section I got partially screwed because when I looked at the number of questions it said 22 (which I recognized was bizarre but thought it was an anomaly), so i was pacing myself according to that and then got near the end and realized Testmasters (got it from my homework book from them) had made a mistake and there were 25. Anyway, I had been scoring 168/169, was hoping to finally break into the 170's but instead got a 163/165

Law School Admissions / Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:52:45 PM »
Well the LSAC gpa only considers credits that help you get your degree, so if these CC courses are counted towards your degree, than that's fine, but if they are just random, than no. To clarify by this I mean that the LSAC gpa doesn't consider grades beyond what was required to get your degree.

As for the majors thing, I would say no, they don't really care what major you did, of course this depends on the school but people come from a wide variety of backgrounds from a wide variety of majors.

Studying for the LSAT / Order of prep tests?
« on: June 14, 2008, 10:04:30 AM »
I was just wondering what order people found best for doing their preptests in. As I was planning on writing on Monday and started doing full prep tests only a couple weeks ago, I started with the newest, but it seems some people are ending with them. Is there one way that's better to do than others or do you just mix and match or ?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT search
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:50:33 AM »
I don't think so. You could always search using google. Just enter PT 48

Law School Admissions / Re: LSDAS GPA
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:39:52 AM »
ah jumpthemoon, I just posted in the Canadian section but glad to see you here! So if we have an A then what is that considered a 4.0? or a 3.6? It still kind of sucks since there is a big difference between an 89 and an 81 yet they both fall within the same spectrum....

Yeah, their undergrad financing is pretty unique in that respect too ie giving financial aid to everyone no matter their country of citizenship.

Congrats on getting in! I would however suggest that if you plan on working in Canada, it might be best to go to law school there. I'm sure you've accepted and paid already, but there isn't that much point in going to a US law school over a Canadian school if you only want to practice in Canada. Of course going to Harvard will be a great experience, but the law schools in each respective country are geared towards teaching you to practice law in those countries. That said, if you're unsure of course, Harvard will give you a lot of flexibility and options for future employment

I've thought about this and I really don't believe that if they do anything to NAFTA, it probably won't affect the T-1 visa jobs. Their main focus in criticizing NAFTA was more the trade/manufacturing side of things, not this area. You can't really end an agreement like that overnight, it would take at least a year to untangle if they wanted to end it. That list is strange, I can't believe librarian is on the list, like there's some sort of librarian shortage throughout North America. Anyway, that's just my musings on the subject so by no means accurate but if you went to a good enough school or were at a big enough firm, they would probably take you on an H1B visa anyway.....

yeah high 70's will not convert to a 3.5. It will convert to whatever high 70's is according to LSAC scale. From what I understand, I'm pretty sure American law schools are familiar with the fact that grading systems are different here. They are also different in the UK for example, where getting a first (pretty much the equivalent of an A) is considered a 70 and above and getting above a 70 is for the most part, a really good mark. Our transcripts also go with the LSDAS application so I'm presuming (hoping!) american schools look at this as an indicator more than the GPA scale since it's really not relevant to us. I have an 84 average, and am in the top 10% of my department, and my gpa would convert to  a 3.0 so.....they better look at my transcript! :D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 53, S3 - Q 21; S4 - Q 26 (LR/RC)
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:28:39 AM »
thanks! I too had eliminated all answer choices except E but then I didn't understand how it strengthened it so I chose another answer which is silly.

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