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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA v Vanderbilt
« on: June 05, 2008, 03:07:58 PM »
I vote UCLA

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Elder care. Schools love that stuff.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 0L Musings
« on: June 01, 2008, 11:16:54 AM »
Apartment hunting is a pain. It's bad enough when you already live in the city that you are hunting in. It becomes exponentially more of a pain when your new residence is hundreds of miles away. Add to that the fact that it is a University town, where the vast majority of places have already been rented to current students, and you get a recipe for a disaster.

I was in Madison this weekend looking for an apartment. It did not go well. I had scoured the Internet for listings, cross-checked those listings with current students to check on the area, etc, scheduled showings, and everything else I could possibly do. All of this was for naught. The apartments were overpriced, dilapidated, and generally just a waste of money. While there were many newer, nice-looking apartments, the rents on these were exorbitant! Now, I suppose it's back to the drawing board.

If anyone in Madison has any good leads, please email me! I will be going back in a week or two, hopefully this trip will be much more productive.


http://0lmusings.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-hate-moving.html

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Outside of the top 5 schools or so, there really isn't a "good" school for "international law government work". That kind of legal work is kinda a fairy tale that us poli sci majors like to tell ourselves we will excel at. In reality, there 1.)aren't a lot of those types of jobs, and 2.) those few jobs are very, very prestige-influenced.

Go to the best school you can get into, work as hard as you can for 3 years, network like crazy with the types of people who might know about these jobs, and then hope for the best.

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Current Law Students / Re: NBA FINALS
« on: June 01, 2008, 09:47:55 AM »
Celtics in 6

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Hastings. The money is significant in this type of decision where they're both excellent schools.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: May 30, 2008, 07:19:50 PM »
So walking from the Bassett neighborhood, even in winter, is doable? Just a pain?

Sure! It's about a mile from the farthest end of Bassett (at Wilson Street) to the law school. I think that's do-able, but I'm from Wisconsin, the cold can't get to me more than it already has. And unless things have changed a lot with the campus-area bus system, there is a bus that runs from the bottom of Bascom Hill to the Bassett-Broom area very frequently all day until 2:00 in the morning.



Oh excellent, thanks for the response! I will have to look into the bus system more, that would be a convinent way to go for those extra cold days! It'll be nice walking or biking during the nice days though :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: May 30, 2008, 04:02:55 PM »
So walking from the Bassett neighborhood, even in winter, is doable? Just a pain?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: May 29, 2008, 10:24:42 AM »
To current students and/or Madison residents:

How is the Bassett neighborhood? Too far to class? Too boring? Excellent? Far from undergrads?

I found a nice apartment there but I'm not sure if it will be too far in the winters or what the area is like. Any input would be appreciated!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: May 29, 2008, 07:15:36 AM »
Hey, if anyone wants an apartment on the West Side of town, let me know!  It's about a 15 minute drive from campus.

On another note, I'm excited for everyone moving to Madison.  I'm sad to be leaving.

Wouldn't that be inconvienent, since there is, purportedly, almost no parking available on campus? I just remember reading on the law school's website that parking is extremely hard to come by, and best bet would be to live within walking, bussing distance.

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