UG pre-law advisor

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bamfrosty
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UG pre-law advisor

Postby bamfrosty » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:54 pm

Should I listen to them if they used to be an admissions officer at a T14?

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zozin
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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby zozin » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:56 pm

Usually no, but yours is obviously more qualified to give advice than most advisers. I would still read TLS to make sure their information is correct.

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North
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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby North » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:03 pm

zozin wrote:Usually no, but yours is obviously more qualified to give advice than most advisers. I would still read TLS to make sure their information is correct.

This.

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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:41 pm

While your advisor may be better than most, keep your grain of salt handy. He/she might still be hamstrung by the institution-- I know from talking to prelaw advisors at my UG that they were not allowed to try to dissuade students from or influence them about TTTTs. So when a kid came in chatting about Florida Coastal, all they could say was "okay, let's work out how to get there..."

Prohibited from giving unbiased advice? That makes for a pretty useless position.

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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby bamfrosty » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:07 pm

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Cicero76
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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:20 pm

bamfrosty wrote:Also, my school offers a 3-credit LSAT prep class taught by another pre-law advisor. He went to a UT/UCLA/Vandy and coaches mock trial now.

I know it probably won't be a Manhattan-tier prep class, but it's free and would count towards my degree. Should I take the class in the spring or will his potentially bad teaching mess up my LSAT mojo? I'd sit in on a class to see but he doesn't teach it in the fall. Started self-studying for the June 2014 test a few weeks ago, aiming for mid/high 170s.


Your school offers a for-credit LSAT prep course? WTF?

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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby bamfrosty » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:42 pm

Cicero76 wrote:
bamfrosty wrote:Also, my school offers a 3-credit LSAT prep class taught by another pre-law advisor. He went to a UT/UCLA/Vandy and coaches mock trial now.

I know it probably won't be a Manhattan-tier prep class, but it's free and would count towards my degree. Should I take the class in the spring or will his potentially bad teaching mess up my LSAT mojo? I'd sit in on a class to see but he doesn't teach it in the fall. Started self-studying for the June 2014 test a few weeks ago, aiming for mid/high 170s.


Your school offers a for-credit LSAT prep course? WTF?


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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby Nova » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:45 pm

That's pretty cool. I wonder how its graded.

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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:32 am

Nova wrote:That's pretty cool. I wonder how its graded.


+1

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you'rethemannowdawg
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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:04 am

Definitely take that LSAT class. You were going to study for the LSAT anyway, might as well get school credit for it. You can

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Re: UG pre-law advisor

Postby MikeSpivey » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:05 pm

bamfrosty wrote:Should I listen to them if they used to be an admissions officer at a T14?


For certain, given the above. Who is it? (feel free to PM me, I likely know them and can give my 2 cents)




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