First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Caritas305
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First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby Caritas305 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:56 am

I am currently a undergrad sophomore and may have the ability to do a duel bachelors/JD if I take the test in December. That gives me 4 months to do something I thought I had 3 years to do.
I have already purchased the Bibles, Superprep, the first 3 TestPreps, and the Trainer but I am so overwhelmed by the pressure and the new information.
Any advice on scheduling/staying calm/or general studying would be very appreciated!
Thanks

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:06 am

Don't do the combo degree. The only dual BA/JD degrees I can find online are at Rutgers and Georgia State, and while those are perfectly fine undergrad institutions, the law schools are mediocre, giving you not much more than a coin's flip chance at a good legal job. There's no point to stressing out just to get a degree that's not really worth the effort. Get your bachelors degree with the highest GPA possible and start worrying about the LSAT as a junior or senior, or better yet, after you've worked for a year or two

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:33 am

Caritas305 wrote:I am currently a undergrad sophomore and may have the ability to do a duel bachelors/JD if I take the test in December. That gives me 4 months to do something I thought I had 3 years to do.
I have already purchased the Bibles, Superprep, the first 3 TestPreps, and the Trainer but I am so overwhelmed by the pressure and the new information.
Any advice on scheduling/staying calm/or general studying would be very appreciated!
Thanks

you're an undergrad sophomore and you're taking the LSAT already?

dude chill

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby PoopNpants » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:16 am

awful awful idea

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby whacka » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:48 am

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby Op_Diom » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:48 pm

Its probably best to concentrate on undergrad and earn the best GPA possible for now. I wouldn't worry about taking the LSAT until the end of your junior year, or October of your senior year at the latest. However, if you must pursue this dual degree, then 4 months of preparation can be sufficient: I would begin with the Trainer, then move on to the Bibles and/or Manhattan LR guide. Furthermore, there are many specific study schedules, guides, etc. which you can search for (pithypike is a quality/popular one).

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby NL2424 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:05 pm

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Re: First Time Taker - Overwhelmed

Postby RZ5646 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:00 pm

Caritas305 wrote: duel bachelors/JD


This is probably a terrible idea. As far as I know, no law school worth attending offers such a program. The school you attend has an enormous effect on what kind of job you can get, so by saving a little money now you could be dooming yourself to borderline poverty for the rest of your days. Instead, graduate like normal, do well on the LSAT, and go to a T14 or tier 1 with scholarship.




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