Fairness of LSAT Prep?

nycparalegal
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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:34 pm

I just realized the OP took his first LSAT test in February (correct me if I'm wrong), and he doesn't even have a score yet.

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby willwash » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:11 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
LvingLegend wrote:Three weeks is enough time to prepare. I only prepped for 3 weeks and I did ok.



The flawed logic in the statement above most closely parallels which one of the following?

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby bees » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:08 pm

willwash wrote:
Kobe_Teeth wrote:
LvingLegend wrote:Three weeks is enough time to prepare. I only prepped for 3 weeks and I did ok.



The flawed logic in the statement above most closely parallels which one of the following?


And for anyone who doesn't know the answer - classes start at about $1000.

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby angioletto » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Those who don't have money being thrown at them to cover prep costs have their own advantages. Who is going to work extra hard to ensure scholarship offers - the guy who is going to be scraping by and working his ass off during his summers to pay for law school or the guy whose parents are footing the bill? Then, as law students, who is going to work harder - the guy who desperately needs to keep his scholarship or the guy who could care less because his parents are footing the bill?

It's just like UG. I paid every penny of my UG myself, working FT while taking classes. I needed academic scholarships, so I worked extra hard in my classes. On top of that, I was working my ass off just to pay for the classes so I wasn't about to screw off and get poor grades. I may have had it rougher than those who had parents paying for them to go to college but I am certainly better off now than those who spent their college years getting drunk and balancing on the edge of academic probation because they didn't have to worry about real stuff like tuition and loan debt.

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby acdisagod » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:22 pm

Is this a serious question? You're allowed to prep because in law school you're allowed to prep. If no one could prep, then it would be about natural ability and not work ethic. Success in law school may require natural intelligence, but you better have work ethic. There are people who are smarter than me, but I brought my score up 17 points over my diagnostic by work ethic. I will work just as hard in law school and thats why the LSAT was a fair measurement of my capabilities.

As for the economic inequality component, it will be just like that in law school as well so get used to it. Study aids cost money, people with wealth are better connected, that's just the way it is. To change it would ensure that the cure would be worse than the disease.

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby Me-a Culpa » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:37 pm

LvingLegend wrote:Three weeks is enough time to prepare. I only prepped for 3 weeks and I did ok.

Clearly, this it will work for everyone. Your help is appreciated.

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby UTexas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:55 pm

LvingLegend wrote:Three weeks is enough time to prepare. I only prepped for 3 weeks and I did ok.


I was where you were after three weeks. Glad I didn't stop there.

Worthless post.

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Re: Fairness of LSAT Prep?

Postby tikiman6 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:18 am

I could see it being appropriate for them to only release the official June 2007 Practice test. I agree it seems that innate ability is not being analyzed adequately, but at the same time at least those who are willing to work hard are the ones benefiting as well.




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