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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: March 13, 2017, 05:57:28 PM »
Is it even possible to pay sticker at Cls and afford a frum lifestyle even if you get biglaw?

I got about one year tuition as a scholarship, but graduated with $198k in debt (two kids in law school). B'H, hasn't been too hard. Spent most of my bonus money paying them down though (especially the ones at %8+ interest).

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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: March 13, 2017, 05:52:05 PM »
Hi, looking for suggestions on how to improve on the reading comprehension section of the LSAT. The impression I got from the LSAT blogs is that the 170+ scorers generally do not have any issues with the reading comp section. I'm asking as a yeshiva guy, who hasn't done much high level reading in the past. I specifically want to know if those of you who scored 170+ were able to master this section, or did you focus more on perfecting the LR and LG?

Reading comp was my worst section. Regularly got 12 wrong when I started. Key to improvement is (1) to slow down, and (2) to read as many as you can get your hands on with explanations. Essentially, you start subconsciously thinking like the test makers and paying attention to the things they care about. That said, it's the hardest section to improve on. Good luck!

Edit* Someone's pointed out the deficiency above.  I improved 15 points from my first "cold" score and got a 180 on the actual exam. While I'm always hesitant to share that, I think 5 years out of law school makes it OK in a DDF discussion about how to prep? Tell me if I'm wrong and I'll run away in shame...


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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: October 05, 2016, 12:40:58 PM »
the original question was if the next 2 months should be a full-time Fish course plus 8 hrs/day taking tests.

This is to boost an original LSAT score from 2 yrs ago after lots of practice, but no formal classes.
To aim higher -- ideally for full scholarships at a T14, non-NY school.

Needed to know this week for fish's course, but also to take off work for 2 months and just study, practice, study, practice, and repeat.

What was your original LSAT score two years ago?

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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: September 29, 2016, 12:42:25 PM »
The $5 - $6K investment would be the class cost, plus the 1.5 months of time off the job cost.
+1000
Even just the goal of a 170 score can transform the $50+K/yr tuition fees into a free scholarship, so the $6K investment seems like a no-brainer.

It's challenging to see the upside of a $44K net gain when it's 2 yrs away. (Especially if we think that the $50K scholarship will come automatically even with a lower score and not quitting a job to practice the LSATs daily. However, if the LSAT score is the number that will be connected for eternity, then it's best to stop all other side jobs and time consuming activities and strive high towards the 180 as you recommended!)

I think you're getting ahead of yourself. Have you taken a timed full LSAT? That would be my first step. Once you do that, and retrieve your score, you'll be in a better position to know what you should do. I'm a bit too lazy to go back and read; by when do you need to make this decision?


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Came across this interesting debit card. Seems to promise 3% cashback in all categories (if you spend 100k or get enough referrals). Check it out here:

zerofinancial.com

It's a credit card, but they are tying it in with a bank account and mocking the user experience of a debit card. I could care less about that. What was interesting was the 3% cash back. Two ways to earn it: sufficient referrals now will let you keep it for a year +. Thereafter, you have to spend 100k a year.

Thoughts?

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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: September 28, 2016, 10:11:01 PM »
so everyone is saying that it's worth is to quit your job, pay the $2K+ for the course, plus drop $4-5K in 6-8 weeks of studying time to aim for mid 170s on the LSATs and aim for a $60K year scholarship to a great law school? Sounds about right.

I'm not sure I agree with that. What you should do depends on your situation and your aptitude toward multiple choice tests. Why don't you tell us a bit more about your situation? It would help if you specified whether the 5-6k is in addition to "quitting your job."

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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: September 26, 2016, 04:53:23 PM »
FTFY

But why did you strike the "bored"?  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« on: September 26, 2016, 04:43:43 PM »
Have them sign an NDA before the pitch.  Good luck getting them to agree to that though.

TITCR.

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General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: September 26, 2016, 04:42:55 PM »
The LSAT is the single most important test a lawyer will ever take in his career.

Spend the extra money and go with fish.

To be technical, that's not quite true for most lawyers. Most lawyers will have to take the bar, and if unsuccessful, will have wasted their LSAT score, tuition money, and many years of experience. I do agree, however, that the LSAT is the most important test to do well on.  :D

Obviously, I'm bored...

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: September 23, 2016, 02:57:24 PM »
Don't want to be left off the "bump train."

$400 GC sold. Still selling $55 one. Taking best offers...

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: September 21, 2016, 02:33:03 PM »
Selling two Gift Cards (400 + 55) for 80%. So $455 for only $364. Expires 11/30.

Don't want to be left off the "bump train."

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:54:14 PM »
Selling two Gift Cards (400 + 55) for 80%. So $455 for only $364. Expires 11/30. 

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: September 04, 2016, 08:09:13 PM »
$400 + 55 for $409.50. Let me know.

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Hey - FL lawyer here.

Medmal is almost always contingency. In fact, I'd be shocked to find a place that charges you hourly and wouldn't recommend you use someone that does. On that note, some states (Read: FL)  have enacted caps on legal fees for medmal cases to disincentive lawsuits and help control medmal insurance premiums for doctors. It is very standard practice for a lawyer to ask you to waive those caps before they take the case. This is not a red flag. The fact is that bringing a medmal case is very expensive and it's not worth it for the ridiculous caps put in place.


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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:30:02 AM »
I'll offer 85% if someone PM's me in the next two hours. $100-250 denominations acceptable. TIA.

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