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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
5. Never see your family again!!!!!!!

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1815 on: March 03, 2017, 09:38:37 AM »
does that mean that Northwestern is similar to UofChicago in that approach?

I was thinking of like HYSNC, but yes, I would think that a 1L class in Northwestern is perfectly fungible with a 1L class in University of Chicago.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1816 on: March 13, 2017, 12:31:45 PM »
I have Bachelors & Masters Talmudic law degree. Does LSAC calculate both for my GPA?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1817 on: March 13, 2017, 01:59:39 PM »
I have Bachelors & Masters Talmudic law degree. Does LSAC calculate both for my GPA?

It calculates all credits from all schools until the day you got your first degree. 

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1818 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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Re: Law School
« Reply #1819 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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Re: Law School
« Reply #1820 on: March 14, 2017, 02:16:49 AM »
It calculates all credits from all schools until the day you got your first degree.
So the Masters does not matter at all? Just wondering what your source is?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1821 on: March 14, 2017, 07:23:07 AM »
So the Masters does not matter at all? Just wondering what your source is?

Correct. 

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1822 on: March 14, 2017, 10:42:04 AM »
Correct. 

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That's for LSAC calculation of GPA... Do they not also pass along transcript beyond 1st degree?
Masters from BMG?
If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1823 on: March 14, 2017, 10:51:25 AM »
Masters from BMG?
If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?
Yes

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1824 on: March 14, 2017, 11:14:46 AM »
That's for LSAC calculation of GPA... Do they not also pass along transcript beyond 1st degree?
Masters from BMG?


You can pass along to school whatever you want.  Just include the transcript.

Masters from BMG?


If there is only one thing in the whole world that I know, it is that no law school cares about your Masters from BMG.


If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?

Yes.  LSAC calculates based on every credit until the first degree, AFAIK.  You can try not sending it; dunno what will happen. 

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1825 on: March 14, 2017, 07:18:33 PM »
That's for LSAC calculation of GPA... Do they not also pass along transcript beyond 1st degree?
Masters from BMG?
If school that issued BTL only accepted 60/<60 credits from previous school towards degree, do they also need transcript from 1st school?

You can pass along to school whatever you want.  Just include the transcript.

If there is only one thing in the whole world that I know, it is that no law school cares about your Masters from BMG.

Yes.  LSAC calculates based on every credit until the first degree, AFAIK.  You can try not sending it; dunno what will happen.
Not sure if I was clear about my question regarding BMG masters. My question is not if if help; rather can it detract...My GPA for masters is lower then than for bachelors...Will they care about that at all? or will they only focus on bachelors?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1826 on: March 14, 2017, 07:55:45 PM »
Not sure if I was clear about my question regarding BMG masters. My question is not if if help; rather can it detract...My GPA for masters is lower then than for bachelors...Will they care about that at all? or will they only focus on bachelors?

Hmm.  I'd say it's a soft negative, but it's a guess

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1827 on: March 14, 2017, 10:11:39 PM »
Hmm.  I'd say it's a soft negative, but it's a guess
Agreed, especially if it's below the school average I'd leave it out.
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« Reply #1828 on: March 14, 2017, 11:29:22 PM »
You are able to leave it out? I thought the school just sends the entire transcript? Also, will they not be wondering what I have been doing in the interim?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1829 on: March 15, 2017, 12:06:39 AM »
You are able to leave it out? I thought the school just sends the entire transcript? Also, will they not be wondering what I have been doing in the interim?
You'll have to check regulations on leaving out a masters or not. But many people have smicha without a masters degree for it. Not very hard to explain.
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