Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

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Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby johnco » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:34 pm

I am studing for the LSAT's in June and was wondering, is actual Law School going to be harder?

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby cold_logic » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:34 pm

Way harder. Not even close.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Leira7905 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:35 pm

:shock: You're kidding, right?

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Mattalones » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:36 pm

MUCH easier!

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Leira7905 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:37 pm

Dude, the LSAT is just the test you take in get in.... :roll:

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Mattalones » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:38 pm

Are you in yet?

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Moxie » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:40 pm

They're so different, it's like comparing kumquats to oranges.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Leira7905 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:42 pm

I am a 0L.... But smart enough to know that 1 test < 3 years of LS... also, I barely studied at all for the LSAT, only took it once, and still scored in 92%.... if LS is easier, the BigLaw, here I come! Wahoo!

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:42 pm

is this a serious question?

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby barry » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:43 pm

Law school is harder as a whole

but the lsat as a single test is more stressful than any single test i've taken in Law School

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Mattalones » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:47 pm

My experience so far is that no single thing in law is is very hard. It is keeping track of everything in an organized way, making sense of it as a whole, and applying it naturally after a semester has passed. The way I took the question was comparing the normal task on the LSAT to the normal tasks in law school. The LSAT was harder one piece at a time, more draining, and MUCH less interesting.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Grizz » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:49 pm

johnco wrote:I am studing for the LSAT's in June and was wondering, is actual Law School going to be harder?


I think both will be challenging for you.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby fathergoose » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Law School >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> LSAT

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby zanda » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:28 pm

lol

LSAT was a breeze, then and now.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby nigelfrost » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:35 pm

180

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Sean1269 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:43 pm

Law school is not hard because the substance is difficult, it is hard because it's extremely competitive. If you don't care about your rank law school I imagine is quite easy.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:45 pm

The LSAT was far more difficult than law school. I used to cry myself to sleep during the nights leading up to it. I was downing Steel Reserve while taking the bar.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby BruceWayne » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:46 pm

Moxie wrote:They're so different, it's like comparing kumquats to oranges.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:48 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
Moxie wrote:They're so different, it's like comparing kumquats to oranges.


I lol'ed.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Mattalones » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:22 am

rad law wrote:
johnco wrote:I am studing for the LSAT's in June and was wondering, is actual Law School going to be harder?


I think both will be challenging for you.


O <--- Here's the point ... I think you missed it.

... pointing out grammar mistakes on forum; reminds me of playing fetch with a dog who rolls over when you throw the ball.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby mettasutta » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:26 am

Law school is harder because you can't retake your finals.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Mattalones » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:34 am

Sean1269 wrote:Law school is not hard because the substance is difficult, it is hard because it's extremely competitive. If you don't care about your rank law school I imagine is quite easy.


Caring or not caring about rank isn't why at all; a very strange assumption. I have above median grades at a T20 school and, based on what I hear from my friends at TT, TTT, or TTTT schools, it seems to me like the lower ranked schools work you much harder. They want to prove themselves locally and only the top 5% or so get biglaw grades. If they report to me working a good deal more than people here and the biglaw grades are 5% there v.s. about 35% here, then it seems much more competitive both anecdotally and numerically.

mettasutta wrote:Law school is harder because you can't retake your finals.


You can study for a finite amount of stuff for law school exams but the LSAT is skills based, which is SO different. You can actually be done, reach 100%, with law school exams, and know everything. The LSAT isn't like that at all.

I think this just goes to show that the relative difficulty of law school compare the the LSAT is just that - relative! The harder you had to work on the LSAT, the less a necessity for hard work in law school will throw you off. If you got a very high score on your first diagnostic, then law school will be much more work. There is no way around a very large amount of reading, writing, and thinking in LS.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby piccolittle » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:43 am

Mattalones wrote:
You can study for a finite amount of stuff for law school exams but the LSAT is skills based, which is SO different. You can actually be done, reach 100%, with law school exams, and know everything. The LSAT isn't like that at all.


I would think it would be the other way around. Applying the law is an ever-rambling and improving process, but improving on the LSAT ends at 180.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:18 am

I'm not surprised you're getting variable answers. Law school is pretty hard for everyone, because of (1) competition, (2) the fact that it's virtually impossible to get "everything right" (whereas it is on the LSAT), and (3) the fact that people generally go to law school with people roughly as smart/hard working as they are.

By contrast, the LSAT is very easy for some people who have an aptitude for that sort of thing, and very hard for others.

So I think people's answer is going to depend on whether you found the LSAT easy or hard.

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Re: Is Law School easier or harder than the LSAT's?

Postby Emma. » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:21 am

johnco wrote:I am studing for the LSAT's in June and was wondering, is actual Law School going to be harder?


Yes.




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