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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« on: May 03, 2008, 08:11:59 AM »
Is anyone really curious to see how law school affects their social life as an LGBT person? Since college I have had very little opportunity to meet other interesting, well educated gay people, especially those in my peer group/age bracket, so I'm definitely excited for that possibility. Also, I wonder whether being a law student makes one more, or less of a "catch." And I'm very interested in seeing how being gay comes into play in regards to networking; I've already seen a little a bit of this just from ASWs, since I've ended up keeping in touch thus far with most of the other gay 0Ls I've met. Anybody else thinking about these things?

I'm asking myself the same questions, I just have no idea what the answers are.

Do y'all not live in big cities right now?  I was feeling the same way until I moved from a small city (pop. under 200,000) to Philly about three years ago.  It's been much easier to meet smart gays and lesbians around my age (mid-verging-on-late-20s) since I moved here.

That said, I'm quite sure you'll have no problem finding a large and interesting group of gay people in your respective law schools, not to mention the larger universities and towns/cities you're heading to.  Also, gay networks can be rather helpful; I know plenty of (non-law) people who have gotten jobs purely based on mutual gay friends/acquaintances.  I would imagine this extends to the legal field as well (probably to an even greater degree).

As for whether being a law student makes you more or less of a catch, it depends.  There are plenty of guys out there who are intellect-chasers and would be more than happy to add your impressively-credentialed notch to their bedposts.  On the other hand, as anyone on this board knows, a lot of people hear "law school" or "lawyer" and are instantly turned off.  I think the key if you end up dating someone in law school would be to try and date someone who is just as busy as you are - like a fellow grad student.  That way, you both have similar expectations as to how much quality time you'll be spending together.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Temple University 2011
« on: April 29, 2008, 08:32:03 AM »
I'm pretty sure (minus 1 long-shot with another school) that I'm going to Temple as well. I'm looking forward to it!

What do people think about housing options? I've heard Queen Village is a pretty nice place to live. Ideally, I'd like to be able to bike to school, but I wonder if it's safe biking through the north-end neighborhoods late at night?

Also, does anyone have any suggestions on the best time to visit the city to try and find a place? My ideal place would be a small 1 br/studio with wooden floors and nice natural light for less than $800 (if such a place exists:).

Temple '11!

Queen Village is a great neighborhood.  It's a quiet and beautiful part of town near all kinds of great bars and restaurants.  I highly recommend it, but finding a cheap place to live will be tough in Queen Village.

The sooner you can look the better, but the rent market here isn't cutthroat (as in New York, for example).  Sometimes in Philly it really just comes down to timing and luck in terms of finding a cheap place.  Check the classifieds in Philadelphia Weekly and the Citypaper, as well as Craigslist.  The first two options in particular have been good to me during two apartment hunts in Philly.

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 29, 2008, 08:19:57 AM »
WL at Duke yesterday.  Cycle over.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 25, 2008, 06:58:47 AM »
Congrats to him! You're both set on Vandy now?

Yes. The past few weeks I was at 99%... now its 100.

Congrats!   :)

Hooray for both of you, BoldAsLove!

Black Law Students / Re: Indiana University-Bloomington vs. Temple$
« on: April 21, 2008, 09:47:08 AM »
I hate to state the obvious, but it really depends on where you want to practice.  IU is Tier 1, but it's still going to place mostly in the Midwest:

Temple, of course, places primarily into Philly and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 18, 2008, 11:45:55 AM »
Waitlisted at Penn.  Sadness.   :'(

Sorry dude.  Did it come via e-mail?  I'm STILL waiting on my decision.

Thanks.  Yep, I got the e-mail this morning.  Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 18, 2008, 07:42:42 AM »
Waitlisted at Penn.  Sadness.   :'(

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Temple University 2011
« on: April 16, 2008, 08:42:49 AM »
Those of us who are already in Philly/planning to be around the weekend of April 25th are plotting a happy hour, for those Temple '11 people lurking out there.  And again, let me plug the Facebook group:

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 14, 2008, 12:07:59 PM »
Just got the phone call from BU!  Better late than never, I suppose.

Haha bad news for me then.  I called them today and they told me a decision had been made and that I should probably be getting a decision in the mail by the end of the week.  They told me I should go ahead and deposit if I had a deadline.  Not promising!

Anyways thanks for sharing and congrats!

Oh no!  Do you think it might be a waitlist at least?  (Not sure how they notify for WL.)

On a somewhat related note, I withdrew from BC last week, Cosmo, so I hope that helps you...

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 14, 2008, 12:03:04 PM »
Just got the phone call from BU!  Better late than never, I suppose.

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