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 oopsu812 » Thu May 25, 2017 8:37 pm

Alexandros wrote:
Also http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bmb338 wot.

My only thought about this one is maybe they didn't create a clear narrative in their app about why they wanted to go to LS after a masters in Physics and STEM UG? Or didn't write "Why X?" essays?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:03 pm

Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Another user on here who seems like a really cool dude, had an odd cycle viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275624

I love duke, but with those options I honestly would have picked Harvard. He's taking Duke

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Thu May 25, 2017 9:16 pm

Wdyd when you're drilling with PS type training and have no idea why your answer is wrong????

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Postby oopsu812 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:17 pm

chewinggum wrote:Wdyd when you're drilling with PS type training and have no idea why your answer is wrong????

Check out the Manhattan, 7sage, etc. forums. They'll have explanations of every question.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/forums/

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Thu May 25, 2017 9:20 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
chewinggum wrote:Wdyd when you're drilling with PS type training and have no idea why your answer is wrong????

Check out the Manhattan, 7sage, etc. forums. They'll have explanations of every question.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/forums/

It doesn't say which test questions are from in the type training

But it's the retina blood vessel scanner if anyone is familiar

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:22 pm

chewinggum wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
chewinggum wrote:Wdyd when you're drilling with PS type training and have no idea why your answer is wrong????

Check out the Manhattan, 7sage, etc. forums. They'll have explanations of every question.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/forums/

It doesn't say which test questions are from in the type training

But it's the retina blood vessel scanner if anyone is familiar

https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/foru ... t4330.html

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Thu May 25, 2017 9:23 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
chewinggum wrote:Wdyd when you're drilling with PS type training and have no idea why your answer is wrong????

Check out the Manhattan, 7sage, etc. forums. They'll have explanations of every question.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/forums/

It doesn't say which test questions are from in the type training

But it's the retina blood vessel scanner if anyone is familiar

https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/foru ... t4330.html

lol I guess google would have been my friend lol thanks!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Thu May 25, 2017 9:40 pm

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:56 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
Also http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bmb338 wot.

My only thought about this one is maybe they didn't create a clear narrative in their app about why they wanted to go to LS after a masters in Physics and STEM UG? Or didn't write "Why X?" essays?

Yeah, goes to show a weak PS can really shoot an app down.

Yup. I'd imagine that if his PS indicated that LS was a fallback, that a lot of schools would flag that pretty quick.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Thu May 25, 2017 10:01 pm

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Another user on here who seems like a really cool dude, had an odd cycle viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275624

I love duke, but with those options I honestly would have picked Harvard. He's taking Duke

Unpopular opinion but I don't think the second one under performed that much. I think TLS overestimates how easy it is to get a full-ride.
UVA would probably have been the most likely to give $$$ - it's too bad they got YP'd there.

I'm surprised they didn't even get a Butler. Maybe too low of an LSAT?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:10 pm

I do so shitty when fatigued, Christ sake. Going to take tomorrow off and go hard over the weekend.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Another user on here who seems like a really cool dude, had an odd cycle viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275624

I love duke, but with those options I honestly would have picked Harvard. He's taking Duke

Unpopular opinion but I don't think the second one under performed that much. I think TLS overestimates how easy it is to get a full-ride.
UVA would probably have been the most likely to give $$$ - it's too bad they got YP'd there.

I just found it weird. The full ride thing often is though. Most people with those numbers tend to get at least one t13 full ride, but it often varies which school actually offers it. Somewhat unpredictable, and I guess some just don't get that random lucky touchdown.

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Postby proteinshake » Thu May 25, 2017 10:17 pm

chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Another user on here who seems like a really cool dude, had an odd cycle viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275624

I love duke, but with those options I honestly would have picked Harvard. He's taking Duke

you'd take H at sticker over Duke w/ 135K with big law goals?!?!

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Postby Anon-e-miss » Thu May 25, 2017 10:18 pm

chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=277875


Wow this thread was revelatory.

I'm curious: do schools look skeptically upon applicants who openly profess commitment to PI in a PS (in terms of both acceptance and scholly money)?
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:21 pm

proteinshake wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Another user on here who seems like a really cool dude, had an odd cycle viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275624

I love duke, but with those options I honestly would have picked Harvard. He's taking Duke

you'd take H at sticker over Duke w/ 135K with big law goals?!?!

I'm a prestige whore :twisted: I was pretty close to taking Chicago with a very tiny scholarship

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:22 pm

Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:I do so shitty when fatigued, Christ sake. Going to take tomorrow off and go hard over the weekend.

Good. Take it easy and don't burn out brah. You've got tons of time.

I just want the Cambridge done by the 16 of June, need to get on the ball...

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Thu May 25, 2017 10:23 pm

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby JimmieWhisper » Thu May 25, 2017 10:30 pm

Hey y'all, been lurking here for years and fallen in and out and back in love with the idea of law school. Finally pulled the trigger and registered for September 2017. I'm working fulltime (graduated in December), so I've got a pretty simple study schedule--every day after work for an hour or two, then longer sessions on the weekend. Wish me luck!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:47 pm

Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=277875

Another user on here who seems like a really cool dude, had an odd cycle http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=275624

I love duke, but with those options I honestly would have picked Harvard. He's taking Duke

Unpopular opinion but I don't think the second one under performed that much. I think TLS overestimates how easy it is to get a full-ride.
UVA would probably have been the most likely to give $$$ - it's too bad they got YP'd there.

I just found it weird. The full ride thing often is though. Most people with those numbers tend to get at least one t13 full ride, but it often varies which school actually offers it. Somewhat unpredictable, and I guess some just don't get that random lucky touchdown.

Very true. Shows why it's important to apply broadly and show interest (which this person of course did).
I suspect people who don't bring much to the table aside from numbers don't do as well.
/sweats nervously.

Applying broadly is the key. But yeah, he's a nice guy on here, so when he says weak softs I think he might mean it to a greater extent than when I say I have weak softs. He may have literally never even worked a summer job. Still great results, though, compared to most LS applicants

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Thu May 25, 2017 10:50 pm

Anywhere to get .pdfs of drills online? I have all three PS type trainings and want to make copies but would love to avoid doing that at work lol

The questions I'm finding online aren't in the test format (i.e. one/two per page, etc)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:51 pm

Alexandros wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Stego, a user on here, had an atrocious app with like 171/3.9x. His choosing thread helps one understand why
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=277875


Wow this thread was revelatory.

I'm curious: do schools look skeptically upon applicants who openly profess commitment to PI in a PS (in terms of both acceptance and scholly money)?

Doubt it, or at least I hope not.

If anything I'd imagine it's somewhat easier to write a convincing, non-douchy "I want PI because xyz" PS than "I want BL because xyz" PS.

I would wager genuine PI oriented PS's are easier to write and are looked upon at least somewhat favorably. I wanted BL, so I really didn't address future career prospects at all in my PS. I actually remember in a skype interview with a school, my interviewer was questioning my motivation for transactional work and whether my background logically led to that type of work, and suggested that I seriously look into litigation because I seemed to have some of the prototypical traits for that field. weird

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby twiix » Fri May 26, 2017 10:28 am

I'll never understand the mindset of some companies that "require" you to be in for x amount of hours per day. I've had all my work done for the week since 9am and I have to sit here and wait and do nothing. I don't even have work that I could proactively do for next week.. literally waiting on followup from a bunch of people. COOL



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