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cbSMU33
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law preview

Postby cbSMU33 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:13 am

Anybody else considering or have info about the Law Preview class at SMU the first week in August?

owl05
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Re: law preview

Postby owl05 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:43 pm

I am thinking about it but after reading some of the threads on here about the effectiveness of the Law Preview program, I am having second thoughts.

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Re: law preview

Postby smithc2011 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:53 pm

yeah i was thinking about it, but i don't have the spare $1000 really. If I did, I probably would, just to ease any worries about it all, and get the potential "leg up," but I don't.

Also, the statistics they cite (median law preview student is top 20%) is probably subject to a huge self-selection bias. The students that are focused and dedicated enough to be willing to sacrifice a week of their summer and pay $1000 for it would probably outperform 75% of their fellow 1Ls, even without the course content.

I probably won't.

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Re: law preview

Postby owl05 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:58 am

I've thought about that myself. There's no way of knowing whether or not the people who went to Law Preview actually benefited from the program or if they were already predisposed to being at the top of their class beforehand.

On the other hand...0L nervousness...

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Re: law preview

Postby crit_racer » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:58 pm

I haven't even heard about it. Link?

I might go as I have family I can stay w/ in Dallas and am not doing shit that week of August anyways.

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Re: law preview

Postby smithc2011 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:07 pm

http://www.lawpreview.com/

Basically people pay to get "a head start" on law school, and have crash courses in all the 1L courses. There is also one in Houston and one in Austin, I think. There also have been a lot of threads on here about it.
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Re: law preview

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:08 pm

Not worth it.

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Re: law preview

Postby SHarry3666 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:07 pm

USC Law recommends them (see: --LinkRemoved--). Law Preview also seems to have the backing of some other pretty impressive law firms and top law schools (http://www.lawpreview.com/scholarships). It looks like if you're going to the "right" school, you can always apply for a law firm to pay your way.

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Re: law preview

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:59 pm

Gee I wonder if you work for this stupid law school bootcamp place :roll:




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