The Siri Method - Bogus?

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dtl
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The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby dtl » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:02 pm

Hey folks,

I have read a couple prep books so far and was poking around for one last book on Amazon and came across this:

http://www.amazon.com/Siri-Method-Shocking-American-Education/dp/0977991903

I began reading the google books free preview and was pretty shocked at how contrary it was to everything else I have read. At the same time some of the logic in it was intriguing.

Being that I do not have the requisite experience to make any sort of judgment call I decided to post here. Anyone heard of this book? Know if its worth the pages its on? Has used its methodology?

Thanks!

09042014
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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:41 pm

That bro must not have been too good at it if he landed at Latham. But I think for certain types of learners class is entirely useless.

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fundamentallybroken
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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby fundamentallybroken » Sun May 01, 2011 12:11 am

I'd be wary of completely disregarding lectures, since they give you (at the least) an idea of how the prof might phrase certain things in their exam.

That said, I'm leaning more towards the PLS approach.

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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby blsingindisguise » Sun May 01, 2011 12:22 am

The one thing I never get about guys like this is that they say the case method "has nothing to do with law practice" and neither do fact pattern exams.

If you're in litigation, these things have quite a lot to do with law practice. Sure, there's a lot you DON'T learn from them, but dealing with a client's problem is in many ways like an issue spotter, and in researching their problem you will inevitably have to read and distill cases.

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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sun May 01, 2011 3:54 pm

This just goes to show how poor your competition will be if you go to a school that gives more relative weight to GPA than LSAT. That's what I took out of it.

dtl
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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby dtl » Mon May 02, 2011 10:00 pm

No first person experience huh? Its been out years!

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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby fundamentallybroken » Mon May 02, 2011 10:39 pm

dtl wrote:No first person experience huh? Its been out years!


You go ahead and try it, then report back to us in December on how your exams went.

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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby dtl » Mon May 02, 2011 11:10 pm

That sounds like a very bad idea. Who wants to earn 20 bucks?

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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby fundamentallybroken » Mon May 02, 2011 11:49 pm

dtl wrote:That sounds like a very bad idea. Who wants to earn 20 bucks?


Now you're talking! I'll throw in too, make the pot 40 for the willing guinea pig... er... student.

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Re: The Siri Method - Bogus?

Postby TheFactor » Tue May 03, 2011 6:53 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:
dtl wrote:That sounds like a very bad idea. Who wants to earn 20 bucks?


Now you're talking! I'll throw in too, make the pot 40 for the willing guinea pig... er... student.

$20 from me as well




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