The Official September 2017 Study Group

Prepare for the LSAT or discuss it with others in this forum.

Are you ready for tomorrow?!?!?!

FUCK YES
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Yeah, kind of
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Ehh, hoping for the best
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Not prepared but screw it
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HAHAHA I'M NOT EVEN TAKING THE LSAT, SUCKS FOR YOU GUYS
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:58 pm

Alexandros wrote:Been having heart palpitations since I woke up today. @autonomic nervous system lol why.

Go to a doctor
srs alex

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:00 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Been having heart palpitations since I woke up today. @autonomic nervous system lol why.

Go to a doctor

Nah iz just me slowly transforming in2 rubber band ball.
SweetTort needs to come back to restore the balance.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:03 pm

Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Been having heart palpitations since I woke up today. @autonomic nervous system lol why.

Go to a doctor

Nah iz just me slowly transforming in2 rubber band ball.
SweetTort needs to come back to restore the balance.

I wonder if our combined neurotic tendencies will defeat his.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:07 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Been having heart palpitations since I woke up today. @autonomic nervous system lol why.

Go to a doctor

Nah iz just me slowly transforming in2 rubber band ball.
SweetTort needs to come back to restore the balance.

I wonder if our combined neurotic tendencies will defeat his.

Would need at least the entire squad + half of the applicants forum to stand a chance against his almighty neuroticism.

I hope he's ok & not in need of hospitalization after this Yehl excitement (assuming he hasn't withdrawn). Someone should check up on him.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby ngogirl12 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:22 pm

clueless801 wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:
CottonHarvest wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:Does anyone know when September registration opens up? I saw the thread on most test centers being booked, and it worried me a bit..

I tried googling it online ("when does September LSAT registration open") and I didn't come up with anything other than the actual dates :/

Thought someone earlier in this thread said mid-May?

LSAC's website says late May


Thank you!!


I sent an email to them asking about the specific date and they told me mid-May. So I guess keep an eye out once we're closer to then!


Oh thank you... will do!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:33 pm

Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:44 pm

oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:44 pm

oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

tbh there are no real advantages and a couple of disadvantages.
But, whatever you do, you're not allowed to leave this thread.

ETA OH SHIT BLOODBATH BACK ON KIDS.
sorry sorry sorry sorry
yes some of those disadvantages are er um psychological.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

tbh there are no real advantages and a couple of disadvantages.
But, whatever you do, you're not allowed to leave this thread.

ETA OH SHIT BLOODBATH BACK ON KIDS.
sorry sorry sorry sorry
yes some of those disadvantages are er um psychological.


Yeah, I know it'd be better to take it next year at the earliest. I think I'll still study, but it certainly won't be my top priority.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:54 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby ngogirl12 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:59 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)


You could always defer law school for a year (I don't know if they would allow more than that if you wanted to work for several years). Also, you could always do a joint degree such as MA/JD or PHd/JD. So, all is not lost! :)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:10 pm

ngogirl12 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)


You could always defer law school for a year (I don't know if they would allow more than that if you wanted to work for several years). Also, you could always do a joint degree such as MA/JD or PHd/JD. So, all is not lost! :)

Yes, of course all is not lost, and I don't intend on applying / attending if I'm not certain want to be a lawyer, LSAT score expiration be damned.

But you should avoid being in this situation if you can. Going to law school is a life-changing decision, and all coercive factors should be minimized, even bomb LSAT scores.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:14 pm

Alexandros wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Exclusive pic of YLS applicants thread in 8 minutes:

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Mystic Alex

sorry sorry sorry

Projection adjusted to 20 minutes.

Was about an hour off, but not bad.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:15 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)


Yup, I think your situation is something I'd like to avoid. There's no reason I'd be able to get a great score now, but not in a few years after all. I hope you're able to figure out what you want, my friend!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby twiix » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:26 pm

Alexandros wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)


You could always defer law school for a year (I don't know if they would allow more than that if you wanted to work for several years). Also, you could always do a joint degree such as MA/JD or PHd/JD. So, all is not lost! :)

Yes, of course all is not lost, and I don't intend on applying / attending if I'm not certain want to be a lawyer, LSAT score expiration be damned.

But you should avoid being in this situation if you can. Going to law school is a life-changing decision, and all coercive factors should be minimized, even bomb LSAT scores.


Wouldn't you have time to get work experience? Even if it's just 1-2 years your score should still be good for applications in 2 cycles. I think for me, 2 years in the work force has definitely matured me and made me realize things I wouldn't have without it. Highly recommend, especially since I went through a job working 60-80 hour weeks for extended periods of time (read: big law). I know it sucks, I know I can handle it, and I know it can be rewarding. But, others that I worked with absolutely crumbled under that load and the attrition rate of my group was ridiculously high. As much as I would have wanted to compare my grueling 21 credit hour engineering semesters to working that much, they aren't at all. They are extremely dissimilar, and figuring this out for myself instead of reading someone else's conclusion about it is worth the gap imo

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:30 pm

You guys ever get unsolicited advice on how to be a lawyer/traits you need to be a lawyer from people who aren't lawyers themselves? For me, they always seem to assume you're going into criminal law, and being that I'm generally a laid-back, quiet guy, they always comment about "public speaking" and "assertiveness." I just kind of smile and nod.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)


Yup, I think your situation is something I'd like to avoid. There's no reason I'd be able to get a great score now, but not in a few years after all. I hope you're able to figure out what you want, my friend!

Agree completely. Thank you! :)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:40 pm

TWiiX wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:Aw man Alex, you've got me wondering now if I should be taking my LSAT this early or not.

if you are ready, do it. it is a huge stress relief and you can take a gap year study free.


I'd be ready by September I imagine, but I'm worried that if I get a really good score (lol), that I'd then be forced into applying perhaps earlier than I'd like/should.

Yeah that is the problem.

Like, I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm extremely lucky to have the score I have, etc., so I'm in a really good position in a lot of ways.
But, see: Major doubts about law school, would now like to explore other options, but know I have this score hanging over me, and know that I'd be an idiot not to use it / let it expire if I wanted law, because the odds of me getting it again are so slim. While I can take some gap years, my ability to explore other options long-term (do a masters, PhD, get legit work experience, etc) is gone (if I don't want my score to expire). Etc, etc.

(That's just want I would've told Alex a year ago if I could. Admittedly, Alex a year ago probably wouldn't have listened.)


You could always defer law school for a year (I don't know if they would allow more than that if you wanted to work for several years). Also, you could always do a joint degree such as MA/JD or PHd/JD. So, all is not lost! :)

Yes, of course all is not lost, and I don't intend on applying / attending if I'm not certain want to be a lawyer, LSAT score expiration be damned.

But you should avoid being in this situation if you can. Going to law school is a life-changing decision, and all coercive factors should be minimized, even bomb LSAT scores.


Wouldn't you have time to get work experience? Even if it's just 1-2 years your score should still be good for applications in 2 cycles. I think for me, 2 years in the work force has definitely matured me and made me realize things I wouldn't have without it. Highly recommend, especially since I went through a job working 60-80 hour weeks for extended periods of time (read: big law). I know it sucks, I know I can handle it, and I know it can be rewarding. But, others that I worked with absolutely crumbled under that load and the attrition rate of my group was ridiculously high. As much as I would have wanted to compare my grueling 21 credit hour engineering semesters to working that much, they aren't at all. They are extremely dissimilar, and figuring this out for myself instead of reading someone else's conclusion about it is worth the gap imo

Yes, I do, and will be taking one or two years off to get work experience and decide whether law is right for me. But this is something that should be done before the LSAT (like you, I presume), not after.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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I miss 34

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Postby proteinshake » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:24 pm

MediocreAtBest wrote:You guys ever get unsolicited advice on how to be a lawyer/traits you need to be a lawyer from people who aren't lawyers themselves? For me, they always seem to assume you're going into criminal law, and being that I'm generally a laid-back, quiet guy, they always comment about "public speaking" and "assertiveness." I just kind of smile and nod.

lol and when people are always like "you're gonna bail me out right??"

I'm just like "yeah man!"
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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dj9i27 wrote:I miss 34

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Postby Platopus » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:21 am

MediocreAtBest wrote:You guys ever get unsolicited advice on how to be a lawyer/traits you need to be a lawyer from people who aren't lawyers themselves? For me, they always seem to assume you're going into criminal law, and being that I'm generally a laid-back, quiet guy, they always comment about "public speaking" and "assertiveness." I just kind of smile and nod.


I occasionally hear people tell others "you argue well, you should be an attorney", which always makes me laugh. Most people assume: attorney = arguing in court and yelling "objection!". The stereotypes are prevalent.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:46 am

Platopus wrote:
MediocreAtBest wrote:You guys ever get unsolicited advice on how to be a lawyer/traits you need to be a lawyer from people who aren't lawyers themselves? For me, they always seem to assume you're going into criminal law, and being that I'm generally a laid-back, quiet guy, they always comment about "public speaking" and "assertiveness." I just kind of smile and nod.


I occasionally hear people tell others "you argue well, you should be an attorney", which always makes me laugh. Most people assume: attorney = arguing in court and yelling "objection!". The stereotypes are prevalent.


There's also always the usual, "ew lawyers...professional assholes," reaction. :cry:

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:07 am

oopsu812 wrote:
Platopus wrote:
MediocreAtBest wrote:You guys ever get unsolicited advice on how to be a lawyer/traits you need to be a lawyer from people who aren't lawyers themselves? For me, they always seem to assume you're going into criminal law, and being that I'm generally a laid-back, quiet guy, they always comment about "public speaking" and "assertiveness." I just kind of smile and nod.


I occasionally hear people tell others "you argue well, you should be an attorney", which always makes me laugh. Most people assume: attorney = arguing in court and yelling "objection!". The stereotypes are prevalent.


There's also always the usual, "ew lawyers...professional assholes," reaction. :cry:

I dunno if I've ever gotten 'you're gonna be a great lawyer because [some dumb reason]" but I've def gotten "You're gonna be a terrible lawyer because [some dumb reason]!" during fights once or twice.



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