Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Pure Protein » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:45 am

After reading through this thread, it looks like my experience was pretty typical:

People asking others if they tell us which one the experimental is.

One guy, who said he planned on "resting" through the writing portion, went on a 25 minute+ bathroom break at the writing sample.

Two girls who thought "Put your pencils down" was more of a suggestion than anything else.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Otunga » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:24 pm

25min bathroom break? Did your center have proctors follow you to the bathroom and hang around until you're done? Mine did, and I wonder if they'd really stand by there for 25 mins.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby kwais » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:30 am

ZGr88n wrote:Girl in front of me: "I've been studying for like 3-4 months and did a few Logic games this morning before coming"

2 Girls behind me: "Wow, your just trying way to hard, for no reason"

Me: "Well you could have at least brushed your teeth before coming this morning, or would that be 'trying to hard, for no reason'"


Good one! What else did you not say at your LSAT?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby cpamom » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:40 am

One guy was retaking the test hoping to get 149. He got 140 last October. He was hoping to get into Cooley or Detroit Mercy. He was also considering another career if he does not score high enough.
He told me that he was working full-time and did not have enough time to prepare.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby McGruff » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:36 pm

cpamom wrote:One guy was retaking the test hoping to get 149. He got 140 last October. He was hoping to get into Cooley or Detroit Mercy. He was also considering another career if he does not score high enough.
He told me that he was working full-time and did not have enough time to prepare.


Genuinely sad if true. I would have politely asked him if he had looked at employment data, and suggested that he could do better for himself. I don't care if it's not my place, and I don't care if it upsets him, it's a good deed in my book.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby northwood » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:58 pm

McGruff wrote:
cpamom wrote:One guy was retaking the test hoping to get 149. He got 140 last October. He was hoping to get into Cooley or Detroit Mercy. He was also considering another career if he does not score high enough.
He told me that he was working full-time and did not have enough time to prepare.


Genuinely sad if true. I would have politely asked him if he had looked at employment data, and suggested that he could do better for himself. I don't care if it's not my place, and I don't care if it upsets him, it's a good deed in my book.



perhaps he just wanted to be able to say " I got into Law School".....

I doubt this is true, but I can dream, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby cpamom » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:59 pm

McGruff

I generally try not to offer unsolicited advise. Plus, I had to pump :oops: and did not have time for an educational speech.

I heard a sadder story in one of the courtrooms in Ann Arbor, where the lady (at least 40 years old) who came to listen to the hearings shared with me that she was a 3L in Cooley and deep in debt. I actually asked her if she was concerned about her employment prospects, and she said that there is always room for more good attorneys.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby toshiroh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:44 pm

ZGr88n wrote:Girl in front of me: "I've been studying for like 3-4 months and did a few Logic games this morning before coming"

2 Girls behind me: "Wow, your just trying way to hard, for no reason"

Me: "Well you could have at least brushed your teeth before coming this morning, or would that be 'trying to hard, for no reason'"


Totally believe you said this.... :roll:

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby McGruff » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:22 pm

cpamom wrote:McGruff

I generally try not to offer unsolicited advise. Plus, I had to pump :oops: and did not have time for an educational speech.

I heard a sadder story in one of the courtrooms in Ann Arbor, where the lady (at least 40 years old) who came to listen to the hearings shared with me that she was a 3L in Cooley and deep in debt. I actually asked her if she was concerned about her employment prospects, and she said that there is always room for more good attorneys.


Yeah, not giving unsolicited advice is prudent, you probably save yourself a lot of headaches, seriously. I wouldn't do it because I thought I had some obligation or because I thought it was a good idea, I just doubt I'd be able to help myself. Especially if the guy mentioned that he was considering other careers. I'd be like, "YEAH. DO THAT." Also I understand the need to get pumped, I definitely wasn't trying to talk to people or overhear conversation before my test, was way too busy blaring the Space Jam theme song in my head.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby justonemoregame » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:50 pm

I think I'm confused right now

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Lawst » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:36 pm

McGruff wrote:
cpamom wrote:McGruff

I generally try not to offer unsolicited advise. Plus, I had to pump :oops: and did not have time for an educational speech.

I heard a sadder story in one of the courtrooms in Ann Arbor, where the lady (at least 40 years old) who came to listen to the hearings shared with me that she was a 3L in Cooley and deep in debt. I actually asked her if she was concerned about her employment prospects, and she said that there is always room for more good attorneys.


Yeah, not giving unsolicited advice is prudent, you probably save yourself a lot of headaches, seriously. I wouldn't do it because I thought I had some obligation or because I thought it was a good idea, I just doubt I'd be able to help myself. Especially if the guy mentioned that he was considering other careers. I'd be like, "YEAH. DO THAT." Also I understand the need to get pumped, I definitely wasn't trying to talk to people or overhear conversation before my test, was way too busy blaring the Space Jam theme song in my head.


Just a guess based on the "mom" in her user name, but I think she meant a different kind of pumping that would probably be frowned upon by the proctors.
That had to be at the end of the test, right, cpamom? I'm just trying to imagine you coming back after the break and the proctors being like, uh, what's that?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby moonman157 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:02 am

cpamom wrote:McGruff

I generally try not to offer unsolicited advise. Plus, I had to pump :oops: and did not have time for an educational speech.

I heard a sadder story in one of the courtrooms in Ann Arbor, where the lady (at least 40 years old) who came to listen to the hearings shared with me that she was a 3L in Cooley and deep in debt. I actually asked her if she was concerned about her employment prospects, and she said that there is always room for more good attorneys.


I think this is a huge element of the mentality that justifies people attending TTTs and TTTTs. One of the defenses that Deans at these schools use to justify themselves is "There are poor people who are always in need of legal services. Ask them if there is a shortage of lawyers." This is resonant because 1) it's true (at least as far as there are people who need legal representation and don't receive it) and 2) because people want to believe that they will be one of the good guy lawyers who makes the world a better place and thus they're special and are destined for law school.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby cpamom » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:05 am

Lawst

They gave me extra 20 minutes to do that :oops: I was escorted to a different room after everyone went on a break. They denied my request initially, so I was prepared to pump, pee and eat at the same time, but three days before test they agreed to accommodate me.

My disappearance after the break was the only noticeable event at my test center. Everybody behaved as if they were at a funeral- minimum interaction.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:39 am

moonman157 wrote:
cpamom wrote:McGruff

I generally try not to offer unsolicited advise. Plus, I had to pump :oops: and did not have time for an educational speech.

I heard a sadder story in one of the courtrooms in Ann Arbor, where the lady (at least 40 years old) who came to listen to the hearings shared with me that she was a 3L in Cooley and deep in debt. I actually asked her if she was concerned about her employment prospects, and she said that there is always room for more good attorneys.


I think this is a huge element of the mentality that justifies people attending TTTs and TTTTs. One of the defenses that Deans at these schools use to justify themselves is "There are poor people who are always in need of legal services. Ask them if there is a shortage of lawyers." This is resonant because 1) it's true (at least as far as there are people who need legal representation and don't receive it) and 2) because people want to believe that they will be one of the good guy lawyers who makes the world a better place and thus they're special and are destined for law school.


And that somehow they'll be paid for it.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Lawst » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:52 pm

cpamom wrote:Lawst

They gave me extra 20 minutes to do that :oops: I was escorted to a different room after everyone went on a break. They denied my request initially, so I was prepared to pump, pee and eat at the same time, but three days before test they agreed to accommodate me.

My disappearance after the break was the only noticeable event at my test center. Everybody behaved as if they were at a funeral- minimum interaction.


That's great that they accommodated you, though.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby bp shinners » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Lawst wrote:
cpamom wrote:Lawst

They gave me extra 20 minutes to do that :oops: I was escorted to a different room after everyone went on a break. They denied my request initially, so I was prepared to pump, pee and eat at the same time, but three days before test they agreed to accommodate me.

My disappearance after the break was the only noticeable event at my test center. Everybody behaved as if they were at a funeral- minimum interaction.


That's great that they accommodated you, though.


It's a new policy - all nursing mothers can request (and generally be granted) the accommodation for up to a year after giving birth.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:26 pm

We do not have a shortage of lawyers. We have a shortage of lawyers who are able and willing to make $25K a year representing the people who truly are under-served by the legal community.

Another 10,000 TTT/TTTT grads with $200K in debt isn't going to help that.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby raindrop » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:46 pm

I overheard that it was this one guy's third time taking the exam, which is normal. But then he later revealed that he didn't know there is an experimental section for each administration of the test.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby muzzy » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:08 pm

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby angels2fly » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:21 pm

"Why does everyone have pictures on their tickets?"

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Lawst » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:24 pm

angels2fly wrote:"Why does everyone have pictures on their tickets?"


Oof. What happened to that guy/girl after that?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby angels2fly » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:26 pm

Lawst wrote:
angels2fly wrote:"Why does everyone have pictures on their tickets?"


Oof. What happened to that guy/girl after that?


Ran in search of a printer. Not sure how it ended....

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby mephistopheles » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:29 pm

muzzy wrote:"You may now leave the testing center."

Guy a few rows over:
"Where's the closest bar?"



that was my first question upon finishing




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