Saturday, December 29, 2007
I haven't been studying very much since my last Powerscore class which was the Wed. before the Sat. Dec. 1st test. I had plateaued at 157ish and was really frustrated, so I cancelled and signed up for the Feb. test. Hubby and the baby went shopping today so I took a practice test and scored a 164, I had to recheck it 3 times because I didn't believe it. I still don't. I won't really believe it wasn't just a fluke until I take another test. But fluke or not it seemed to give me the burst of something I needed to go on and keep studying for this blasted thing. : O
Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
So this is what the partner whose name someone drew for me (?) is getting.
On a law firm card,
"Your secret santa was not properly informed nor given reasonably notice in which to perform their secret santa duties, therefore this note serves as notice of an IOU. Your present shall be delivered next week. Happy Holidays"
I would rather go out with the paralegals anyway, if I have to listen to one more conversation about trendy restaurants, clothes, cars or island holidays I"ll barf.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I am stubborn and sometimes that is a good thing. I will break into the 160s !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, December 3, 2007
http://www.innocenceproject.org/ . However in CA there are only two one in Northern CA, Santa Clara/San Francisco and one in San Diego. I am not close to either. I rented the documentary After Innocence this weekend. It's good you should all check it out http://www.afterinnocence.com/.
I was talking to my husband this morning about trying to balance my dream of doing public interest work and politics with the need to support my family in expensive So. Cal. I want to believe doing Pro Bono work while I work at a firm will satisfy my do-gooder needs. We shall see.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
They weren't big plans I missed today, just returning some stuff at the mall and studying or taking a practice test. I don't want to lose my momentum. I want to make sure I keep up with studying for the LSAT even though I finished my prep classes. I don't think I am going to find any extra money for tutoring until after January, though. So I am on my own.
As for the work front. I don't think I have mentioned that I work for BigLaw firm, one of the biggest. It's a great job, as far as lawyers go I work for the nicest most laid back group you can imagine, however the work is not challenging. At times it bothers me that I am just a glorified paper sorter. Seriously that is what I do, I organize transactional documents. I think it's just an ego thing because for what I do I am paid well and I have good benefits. All in all I am damn lucky. The last attorney I worked for was a nightmare, a "screamer" no one was safe around. I learned a lot more there but I was miserable. So I think I am going to stick it out at BigLaw Firm even though I am not sure it's the area of law I will stay in. I was doing IP work for "screamer" attorney. I hated the place but I liked the area of law a lot. Who knew I would find trademarks so damn interesting. I couldn't find another job doing trademarks so now I am in real property, which does have some similarities sort of. I think I would like to explore IP more, maybe in law school I'll figure it out.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
For a friend who is taking it on Sat. I sent her my own personal affirmations that I had intended to use on Sat. For those taking it, good luck! I am there with you in spirit. I was thinking of creating a box set, but blogging is enough procrastination.
LSAT test taker affirmation:
I own that test.
That test will not defeat me.
It's just like the practice ones.
I am the definition of grace under pressure.
If they all did it so can I.
I am just as good if not better than _____________
It's easy, I have got this sh-t down.
What cruise ship sailed what damn week or which animal is in cage 3, will not keep my out of law school!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
My husband is a very go with the flow everything will work out kind of guy and he thinks we can both be full time students. I think he is crazy. I don't see how it would work. I am curious does anyone know of a married couple with a baby who are both full time students, does it happen? How does that work?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
On another note, it's Sunday and I had every intention of going into work today and doing some overtime. I am feeling guilty about neglecting my work because of these powerscore classes. However little monkey has decided for the last 2 nights in a row that 3 am is a perfectly reasonable time to wake up. So I am beat and my house is gross. If I do stay home today I MUST I MUST STUDY ! Husband will be at a class all day and my parents are going to take little monkey. So I must get in some study time. Also this week is Thanksgiving! which translates 4 days off! Very exciting! however it means I really must get my work done at the law firm!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Some of my favorite moments right now are;
looking for her tail, the dogs have one, so why doesn't she? They are after all basically her surrogate brother and sister.
her interest in going to potty standing up. I would pick that way, if I could.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I went to the LA LSAC Law School Forum. I only talked to 3 or 4 admission officers, I started hearing the same things over and over. It was still worth going I picked up lots of catalogs and got a lot of encouragement. I got confirmation that since I am older and out of school for a while my work experience and resume are going to be heavily considered. So good news.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
nights a week, plus homework. I am having ah ha moments every night in my powerscore class. I am so glad I am taking it. The ADR
class I am taking though, I am not so excited about. It is my last
class to finish my paralegal certificate. I just show up and take the
tests, counting own until it's over. My next practice test is on
Sunday, not through powerscore though its a free Kaplan promo thing.
Come in and take the LSAT practice exam and then have them try to sell
you on their course, kind of thing. I'll take any chance to practice
the LSAT in a proctored setting.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I am signed up to take the LSAT on Dec. 1, but I am okay with pushing it until Feb. if I need to. I think it's more important to get a good score and wait to apply then rush it and apply to schools I don't really want to go to. I wonder if there are any stats on the curve and when you take the LSAT, are some dates better than others ? I might have to look that up and see if I can find anything.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
A soon as I came home I had to read lots and lots of posts from people who improved their score significantly from their practice tests, to make myself feel better. I am 10 points away from my goal of 161 ! Hubby took the babe to the store, I need to snap out of self pity mode and start crackin.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
I have been studying almost 2 hours a day on the train, to and from work. The practice questions are getting easier and I am getting faster !!
I am actually excited to take my diagnostic. Its been hard to simulate the testing conditions on my own. I get distracted easily. Not really a great sign of a future law student, oh well. I feel like I need some help pin pointing what areas I need to work on.
On the home front, hubby got pumpkins today. I can't wait to paint them with munchkin. I am rethinking my great idea to make Abby's Halloween costume this year. I haven't told hubby that I am probably going to buy it after all, I don't want the "I told you so" look.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Okay so I am not a law student yet, I am just in the beginning stages of getting there.
I am 33, I have a 20 month old daughter, a husband who is a full-time student, a half gutted house whose remodel is going no where and me who has been bitten by the law school bug in a huge way !
Crazy ? Yes and here is where I will let it all out and give my husband a respite from all of my insanity.
Here is where I am at, I just sent off for all my transcripts and I am signed up for the Dec. 1
LSAT. Next Saturday I start my Powerscore class, which will just be our first diagnostic. Did I mention I have one class I am still taking to finish up my paralegal certificate. That means I will be working full-time and going to classes 3 nights a week until 10 pm. I think this is going to be a big test for myself as well as for law school. If I can't handle all of this then law school is not for me right now.
I told my husband that if it doesn't work out and I don't get in to any schools I will just keep doing what I am doing. "Ha !!" he said " Your more ambitious than that !"
So here we go if you are going through anything at all similar, please post !