The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread (GREY DEY 7/1)

What now?

See you in a "personal statements" thread
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26%
Applying this cycle, but done with TLS
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Retake in October
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Indefinite retake
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I'm gonna make a "should I retake?" thread
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Change of career choice
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Other
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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Riversend » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:12 pm

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:12 pm

ryangreenspan wrote:
JackelJ wrote:
ryangreenspan wrote:
yellowyak46 wrote:Well if we were to take the integral of the graph between 60 and 160k, it looks like about 30% of the salaries reported are in that range. Glad to know that you have it all figured out, though.


First off, you take integrals of functions, not of graphs. Second, there are a bunch of discrete functions between 60 and 160k, none of which we know. Third, even if we were to add up the integrals of all those functions, it would just give us a number. That number's meaningless unless we know the summation of all the integrals of all the functions in the graph.

You meant to suggest that we eyeball the area under the graph between 60 and 160k. And then compare it to the total area under the entire graph. Glad to know you're so much better at calculus than other people, though.

So uh you guys should both probably go back to Calc 1 before you start talking about integrals. You can approximate the integral under the curve and you don't need a function. You can use basic algebraic methods such as the midpoint rule or the trapezoid rule. Because I was curious and didn't want there to be any misconceptions about applying calculus or anyone's chances of salary, I went ahead and approximated the integral under the curve of the NALP graph. I used the trapezoid rule and excel. I estimated the values at each salary and I might be off. However, the NALP webpage where the graph is states: "The right-hand peak shows that salaries of $160,000 accounted for about 17% of reported salaries." So my estimates below are pretty good IMO as I am only off by 1.3 at that end. But, I still may have made a mistake somewhere or typed an equation incorrectly. NALP data I used: http://www.nalp.org/class_of_2013_bimodal_salary_curve

My Results:
$10,000-80,000 is about a 64.8% chance
$85,000-155,000 is about a 16.9% chance
$160,000 and above is about a 18.3 % chance

Keep in mind that it was reported only 57% of all 2013 law grads had full time jobs that required job passage. Source: http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews ... ocia4.html
So the actual probabilities will be much lower when you take all 2013 law graduates into account.



"You can approximate the integral under the curve and you don't need a function. You can use basic algebraic methods such as the midpoint rule or the trapezoid rule."

That’s my point. It's why I told the guy, "You meant to suggest that we eyeball the area under the graph between 60 and 160k. And then compare it to the total area under the entire graph."

My beef isn't with the dude’s conclusion (in fact I agree with it), but with the fact that he mentioned “taking the integral of the graph” to make his argument seem more intellectual than it is. You’re not taking the integral of the graph, you’re approximating the area underneath the graph. You don't have any function with which to take integrals.


What an egregious error I made! Apologies for saying "graph" instead of "function." I should be locked away in the Tower. Did the point come across? Yes it did. Though I appreciate the correction and I understand my error (I haven't taken a math class in 3 years), I think you're wasting your beef. Save it for people with meatier problems (see what I did there?).

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby whacka » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:20 pm

benwyatt wrote:
Oskosh wrote:I recall that for one of the releases, testing companies got word that the scores would be released. It appeared that they released the information a day early, and that many users were afflicted with anxiety the following day as a result. I don't know if this happens every time, or if that was an anomaly.


I can confirm that Kaplan usually sends us an email that scores are soon to be released so that we can reach out to our students and prepare them.
Not sure if we're getting an official notification or if we've just done the math though.


That's awesome, keep us updated!

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby whacka » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:22 pm

real talk I don't even know the difference between calculus and other types of math. Haven't taken a math course since the first sem of freshman year

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby jumbo2016 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:24 pm

benwyatt wrote:
I can confirm that Kaplan usually sends us an email that scores are soon to be released so that we can reach out to our students and prepare them.
Not sure if we're getting an official notification or if we've just done the math though.


You better post here ASAP when you get that email. We don't care who you're with or what you're doing

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby whacka » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:30 pm

benwyatt wrote:I shall dutifully post here as soon as I am alerted.
Full disclosure: the guy in charge of sending that email recently changed so hopefully he's on his game.


This might be too specific for you to know, but what sort of timeframe are we talking about? Like a "heads up, tomorrow is grey day" or a "greys will begin in an hour"? Also, could you working in the main Kaplan office work in our favor? Like LSAC calls up the office and Kaplan disseminates the information to all of its tutors, but you're at the direct source so you'll know even sooner? This is so exciting

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Li'l Sebastian » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:34 pm

What's the deal with Raisin Stocks?

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby whacka » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:36 pm

ruizdaw wrote:What's the deal with Raisin Stocks?


Supreme Court said price controls on crops that have been in place since like the 20s are unconstitutional so now farmers can sell as many raisins as they want, likely driving down prices. Case was horne v something, just google horne supreme court and you'll see it

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Li'l Sebastian » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:41 pm

whacka wrote:
ruizdaw wrote:What's the deal with Raisin Stocks?


Supreme Court said price controls on crops that have been in place since like the 20s are unconstitutional so now farmers can sell as many raisins as they want, likely driving down prices. Case was horne v something, just google horne supreme court and you'll see it


What if I don't like raisins? I prefer Mangoes and Peaches.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby NL2424 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:49 pm

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