IOWA 2012

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Ded Precedent » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:19 pm

somewherewarm wrote:
DportIA wrote:A different subject, but is anyone else attending ASW next week?


I am attending the ASW. We need some kind of a system to recognize each other like a bandana or a fake scar or maybe something a little more normal.

Yeah like this?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:24 pm

Ded Precedent wrote:
somewherewarm wrote:
DportIA wrote:A different subject, but is anyone else attending ASW next week?


I am attending the ASW. We need some kind of a system to recognize each other like a bandana or a fake scar or maybe something a little more normal.

Yeah like this?

Second hanky code post this week. Well done.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby somewherewarm » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 pm

Opie wrote:
Ded Precedent wrote:
somewherewarm wrote:
DportIA wrote:A different subject, but is anyone else attending ASW next week?


I am attending the ASW. We need some kind of a system to recognize each other like a bandana or a fake scar or maybe something a little more normal.

Yeah like this?

Second hanky code post this week. Well done.


I had no idea this existed but that's hilarious.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby typ3 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:05 am

What's the date for ASW again? I am too lazy to do a /search.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby burndtscorcho » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:57 am

typ3 wrote:What's the date for ASW again? I am too lazy to do a /search.

March 22nd and 23rd (Next Thursday and Friday)

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:34 am

Opie wrote:
Ded Precedent wrote:
somewherewarm wrote:
DportIA wrote:A different subject, but is anyone else attending ASW next week?


I am attending the ASW. We need some kind of a system to recognize each other like a bandana or a fake scar or maybe something a little more normal.

Yeah like this?

Second hanky code post this week. Well done.


Is this a real thing? People actually do this? I've worn my keys on my left belt loop since I was 16...

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:53 am

chrisbru wrote:
Opie wrote:
Is this a real thing? People actually do this? I've worn my keys on my left belt loop since I was 16...

They do in sub-culture heavy gay bars in the late 70s through 90s. Not so sure about now.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:03 pm

Opie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
Opie wrote:
Is this a real thing? People actually do this? I've worn my keys on my left belt loop since I was 16...

They do in sub-culture heavy gay bars in the late 70s through 90s. Not so sure about now.


Well we all know how common these are in Iowa, so.... lol

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby ilovehalusky » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:05 pm

Opie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
Opie wrote:
Is this a real thing? People actually do this? I've worn my keys on my left belt loop since I was 16...

They do in sub-culture heavy gay bars in the late 70s through 90s. Not so sure about now.

Opie, what does that red bandana worn on the head mean?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:09 pm

ilovehalusky wrote:
Opie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
Opie wrote:
Is this a real thing? People actually do this? I've worn my keys on my left belt loop since I was 16...

They do in sub-culture heavy gay bars in the late 70s through 90s. Not so sure about now.

Opie, what does that red bandana worn on the head mean?


It means you better hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:04 pm

chrisbru wrote:
It means you better hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife


Because APPARENTLY we have a RAPIST up in Lincoln Park!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby typ3 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:02 pm

I will tentatively be gone Friday around noon (catching a ride with a classmate). However I wil be out Thursday for law night. I'll post this week's location when it gets posted on Facebook. For those who want to get together after the reception on Thursday in the pedmall or want to do something Wednesday night pm me so we can trade numbers etc.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby basketball law guy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:59 pm

To all - Looking for a little guidance. I am completing my 3rd year undergrad. I attend a college in the midwest and play basketball (D2 scholarship). My season has just ended and I will be taking the LSAT in October (not enough prep time for June). I currently have a 3.98 GPA.
For admission purposes, what are my chances if my LSAT is 155-160? I have no idea how I will do I am just asking. I am a resident of Iowa. Since I am taking the LSAT in October and won't be applying until December or so- what will be my timeline regarding acceptance? Should I apply to other schools for options or leverage? The in-state tuition is pretty attractive and I plan to practice in Iowa. Thanks

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:06 pm

basketball law guy wrote:To all - Looking for a little guidance. I am completing my 3rd year undergrad. I attend a college in the midwest and play basketball (D2 scholarship). My season has just ended and I will be taking the LSAT in October (not enough prep time for June). I currently have a 3.98 GPA.
For admission purposes, what are my chances if my LSAT is 155-160? I have no idea how I will do I am just asking. I am a resident of Iowa. Since I am taking the LSAT in October and won't be applying until December or so- what will be my timeline regarding acceptance? Should I apply to other schools for options or leverage? The in-state tuition is pretty attractive and I plan to practice in Iowa. Thanks


I'll will say what everyone else will. With a 3.98, you should not settle for anything between 155-160. I would think you'd get accepted regardless, but raise that to the mid-160s and you'd be looking at a lot of money.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby EMAW12 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:16 pm

basketball law guy wrote:To all - Looking for a little guidance. I am completing my 3rd year undergrad. I attend a college in the midwest and play basketball (D2 scholarship). My season has just ended and I will be taking the LSAT in October (not enough prep time for June). I currently have a 3.98 GPA.
For admission purposes, what are my chances if my LSAT is 155-160? I have no idea how I will do I am just asking. I am a resident of Iowa. Since I am taking the LSAT in October and won't be applying until December or so- what will be my timeline regarding acceptance? Should I apply to other schools for options or leverage? The in-state tuition is pretty attractive and I plan to practice in Iowa. Thanks

If I were you I'd take it in June. 2 and a half months is plenty of time, I think.

If you need to retake, there's always October.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby basketball law guy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:43 pm

I really don't know if I can get ready that quickly but I will see. What LSAT prep books/course did you take?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:50 pm

basketball law guy wrote:I really don't know if I can get ready that quickly but I will see. What LSAT prep books/course did you take?


Original diagnostic score: 152. Final actual score: 166.

I took the Kaplan course but, despite being a good introduction to the material, it wasn't worth the money. I then worked through the Manhattan RC book and LR bible (I didn't need to work on games). In addition, I took about 10-15 self-administered practice tests. I would study for about 6 hours during the week (using the books), take a practice test Saturday morning (at the time of the actual LSAT), and then take Sunday off. I did this for about 2 months after my first test.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby typ3 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:23 pm

IMO take the Manhattan LSAT course online. It is superior to powerscore in games and LR. Reading comprehension is a wash between all of the companies. I would rank LSAT prep that has been mentioned as..

1.) Manhattan LSAT
2.) Power Score
3.) Kaplan

(I did all 3)

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby sailormoon » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:08 pm

Complete: 03/07/12
Admitted: 03/15/12

Stats: GPA - 3.97; December LSAT - 156, February LSAT - 160

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby ilovehalusky » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:20 pm

I got a 154 cold, didn't take any courses, practiced through 4 tests the week before the first test, got a 162 in October, took 1 more practice test and got a 166 in December. My application was complete Jan 9 and I had scholarship info by the beginning of February. The thing that got me the first time was that I freaked out and got too nervous. If you can keep from doing that, just take it in June. Over half the guys signed up to take it at my location in December didn't show because of a severe winter storm. I was lucky to get my December one in so just take it in June and again in October if you really need to.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:21 pm

basketball law guy wrote:To all - Looking for a little guidance. I am completing my 3rd year undergrad. I attend a college in the midwest and play basketball (D2 scholarship). My season has just ended and I will be taking the LSAT in October (not enough prep time for June). I currently have a 3.98 GPA.
For admission purposes, what are my chances if my LSAT is 155-160? I have no idea how I will do I am just asking. I am a resident of Iowa. Since I am taking the LSAT in October and won't be applying until December or so- what will be my timeline regarding acceptance? Should I apply to other schools for options or leverage? The in-state tuition is pretty attractive and I plan to practice in Iowa. Thanks


I agree with everyone else, but I will add that I took the October LSAT and got my score back before the end of October. There's no reason to wait until December to apply.

Ideally though, if I had that kind of GPA and was an athlete, I would keep moving on LSAT and get my score as high as possible and go to a T14. I would imagine that if you got to 168 or so, you could get Northwestern.

I would take about two years after UG and get some work experience, take as many prep classes as you can, and get that score up. You'll be a top notch candidate, and hopefully the job market will be better by then.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby typ3 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:18 am

I don't see the legal market drastically improving even with a recovery in economy. There are too many law grads and law schools. Lawyers are way more efficient now due to technology than 20 and even 10 years ago and outsourcing to foreign lawyers to do research etc is becoming increasingly common at big firms.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:02 pm

typ3 wrote:I don't see the legal market drastically improving even with a recovery in economy. There are too many law grads and law schools. Lawyers are way more efficient now due to technology than 20 and even 10 years ago and outsourcing to foreign lawyers to do research etc is becoming increasingly common at big firms.


This is true, but I think fewer people will go to law school between now and when this poster graduates, and there is a chance that with some economic improvement there may be some increased demand. I don't think the market is going to go back to what it was, but I think that it is more likely that it will be better in 7 years than worse.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby typ3 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:47 pm

I don't know.. I mean the number of college graduates is expected to rise.. that means that there will be more wayward liberal arts majors looking to hideout for 3 more years and to get a marketable degree.. hence I see no reason to believe that the number of law school graduates will taper off enough to make a dent in the employment situation ;)

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:06 pm

typ3 wrote:I don't know.. I mean the number of college graduates is expected to rise.. that means that there will be more wayward liberal arts majors looking to hideout for 3 more years and to get a marketable degree.. hence I see no reason to believe that the number of law school graduates will taper off enough to make a dent in the employment situation ;)


Haha.. I suppose.




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