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 chargers21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:57 pm

Mikey wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Mikey wrote:update:

lost a ton of money, I'm sad. but will keep fighting until I die.. or run out of money..

What did you lose money on?

you must pray to Stanny.

chargers21 wrote:
Mikey wrote:update:

lost a ton of money, I'm sad. but will keep fighting until I die.. or run out of money..

gambling, stock market, the good old fashioned way?






p.s. the good old fashioned way is a hooker stealing it while you're tied to the bedposts


gambling

we are brothers. I got cleaned out a couple weeks ago playing roulette. I knew I should have stuck to my game, blackjack.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:58 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:HAIL LSAC AND THE LIZARDS THAT RUN IT. STAY WOKE.

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT "YALE" AND "STANFORD."

TEMPLARS.

PRAISE STANFORD

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:00 pm

dj9i27 wrote: That is awesome dude! glad they budged and I hope they keep going up. Stanny has all preftige, praise them.

Thanks! They have another tier of scholarships just 6k higher and that's where I want to fight for. I'll need to hear back from UM (who already denied me once), UChi (lulz), and Berkeley (at $0) before I can make a reasonable attempt to come back to them. They know they are my cheapest t13 option now, and made sure that I knew they were now barely behind Chicago in employment last year

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:26 pm

[+] Spoiler
So I just learned my 4000 word paper due tomorrow can't be written in English. Looks like I'm only getting half a credit then, oopsies.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:26 pm

oopsu812 wrote:.

WOT M8
I AM SO SORRY

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:27 pm

That land to the north is a whole different world and I will never understand it

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby proteinshake » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:28 pm

just withdrew from Duke and am getting a third UG degree from Berkeley

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:32 pm

proteinshake wrote:just withdrew from Duke and am getting a third UG degree from Berkeley

8)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:32 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:.

WOT M8
I AM SO SORRY

(don't quote) Hahah it's not too bad. I'll just get 0.5 credits instead of 1.0. Won't affect me in any real negative way, just have 0.5 more credits left than planned. Or my university may say whatever and give me the credit anyways. Exchanges work in really weird ways when the credit systems are different.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:35 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:.

WOT M8
I AM SO SORRY

(don't quote)

Ah okay that's good. :lol:
Are you on an exchange right now or just finishing up coursework for exchange courses?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:.

WOT M8
I AM SO SORRY

(don't quote)

Ah okay that's good. :lol:
Are you on an exchange right now or just finishing up coursework for exchange courses?

Just finishing up coursework. Lectures ran until end of February-ish, and then you have until mid-April to submit coursework. It's an interesting system, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. It's hard to truly relax when you have ~45ish pages of work hanging over you the whole time. :P

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:29 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:.

WOT M8
I AM SO SORRY

(don't quote)

Ah okay that's good. :lol:
Are you on an exchange right now or just finishing up coursework for exchange courses?

Just finishing up coursework. Lectures ran until end of February-ish, and then you have until mid-April to submit coursework. It's an interesting system, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. It's hard to truly relax when you have ~45ish pages of work hanging over you the whole time. :P

Oh wow, yeah, that's definitely different. Good luck!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby 34iplaw » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:30 pm

galeatus wrote:
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oopsu812 wrote:Writing a normal PS is hard enough, now you want to make it school-specific? Ya'll are crazy.

Yeah, I'm worried it might be hard to "tell my story in a compelling way" and bring up a bunch of specific stuff about a school at the same time. I think the former is more important than the latter if it comes down to it.

I lean towards doing a separate PS and Why X. I think school specific PSs only work well if you can tie your goals and life story well to a school's selling point (i.e. if you have been wanting to do PI all your life then you can mix your PS and Why NYU perfectly). Anything short of that will be basically squeezing a paragraph of school specific stuff in the already tight two pages for your PS (and making it hard to structure it coherently), in which case you might be better off just writing a Why X.


I tend to agree with this. Either that or immensely strong ties to the area, but I still feel like that's more appropriate for a Why X. I read a lot of statements and provide feedback on here, and I rarely find a school tailored PS that makes total sense. Then again, I sort of wonder what the why X will be about.

MediocreAtBest wrote:
CottonHarvest wrote:I don't even have any idea on where to start on my personal statement. Like, how do you pick a topic?


I can see how this would be tough. For me, I had a very significant life experience at a young age that I'd be crazy not to write about (not gonna get into too much detail for anonymity's sake), but since then, my life has been pretty vanilla. If I couldn't write about what I'm writing about, I'd have a very hard time trying to compose something worth reading.


IMO - for anyone starting their PS, the best thing you can do is just write. Don't even worry about how it relates to law school and don't worry about the length or structure. Look at it almost as keeping a journal except reflecting rather than what happened to you that day. After awhile, read through these and you will start to see either some recurring theme or particularly compelling story. After you are set on a theme and story, try to write out the statement for law school. After you have written it, rewrite it once or twice separated by a week or so without looking at the original copy. You will write a slightly different structure, flow, verbiage, tone, etc., and you will be able to pick and choose what is best from these drafts.

My final statement was a blend of two or three of the little entries and a rewrite or two. Personally, I thought my statement was strong, but I suppose it's a bit objective.

In the end, I, personally, think a strong statement will be (somewhat arbitrarily) 60% thinking and writing blurbs, 30% nitpicky edits and weaving selected bits together, 10% actually writing new stuff. I think the worst way to write a statement is to think to yourself (early on at least), "I'm going to sit down and write my PS for two hours," followed by editing it.

TLDR: Compelling PSs require introspection and time to think rather than hammering it out.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:35 pm

Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:That land to the north is a whole different world and I will never understand it

Lol a certain province up here recently had or still has a law outlawing English writing in public for commercial purposes. (Starbucks had to change all its signs to "Le Cafe Starbucks," etc.) Also banned wearing 'religious symbols' (crosses, hijabs, etc) in public schools and workplaces a couple of years ago. And women couldn't vote until like 1945. 'Tis a weird place.

altho I think the rest of the country is usually less weird.

They definitely take after their former colonial power, that's for sure. Very different culture there than in the rest of the country.

ETA: Women could vote in federal elections much earlier, but yeah, provincial electoral rights were very late.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:50 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:That land to the north is a whole different world and I will never understand it

Lol a certain province up here recently had or still has a law outlawing English writing in public for commercial purposes. (Starbucks had to change all its signs to "Le Cafe Starbucks," etc.) Also banned wearing 'religious symbols' (crosses, hijabs, etc) in public schools and workplaces a couple of years ago. And women couldn't vote until like 1945. 'Tis a weird place.

altho I think the rest of the country is usually less weird.

They definitely take after their former colonial power, that's for sure. Very different culture there than in the rest of the country.

ETA: Women could vote in federal elections much earlier, but yeah, provincial electoral rights were very late.

Yeah, it's bizarre. Also a couple of schools in said place that could put my alma mater, UC Berkeley, to shame when it comes to 'protesting' / rioting / looting / lighting shit on fire. Def a strong influence of the mothercountry there.

Oh yes. My favourite was when students rioted over a $70 ($50 USD) increase in their $2500 ($1900 USD) yearly tuition. :roll: :roll:

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:07 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:That land to the north is a whole different world and I will never understand it

Lol a certain province up here recently had or still has a law outlawing English writing in public for commercial purposes. (Starbucks had to change all its signs to "Le Cafe Starbucks," etc.) Also banned wearing 'religious symbols' (crosses, hijabs, etc) in public schools and workplaces a couple of years ago. And women couldn't vote until like 1945. 'Tis a weird place.

altho I think the rest of the country is usually less weird.

They definitely take after their former colonial power, that's for sure. Very different culture there than in the rest of the country.

ETA: Women could vote in federal elections much earlier, but yeah, provincial electoral rights were very late.

Yeah, it's bizarre. Also a couple of schools in said place that could put my alma mater, UC Berkeley, to shame when it comes to 'protesting' / rioting / looting / lighting shit on fire. Def a strong influence of the mothercountry there.

Oh yes. My favourite was when students rioted over a $70 ($50 USD) increase in their $2500 ($1900 USD) yearly tuition. :roll: :roll:

Someone needs to tell them about the US lawl skool tuition situation. :lol:

Yes, they could use a little perspective, that's for sure. I would have killed for the opportunity to go to a school as good as McGill and live in a city as awesome as Montreal for that price.

Quebec is still an awesome place everyone! I would highly recommend Quebec City and Montreal. Beautiful beautiful places. :D

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Postby oopsu812 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:13 pm

Berk -> Clerk - > Work. BOOM.

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Postby chargers21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:26 pm

Berkeley is getting blackballed by USNWR



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