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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: May 11, 2009, 06:24:14 PM »
^^^ Ridiculous post. ^^^

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: May 08, 2009, 12:14:56 PM »
Regarding the way the schools treats its applicants, I have to say it's actually been quite pleasant.  I've been having issues with a bank approving a loan, and Dean Ellis (Dean of Admissions) has personally been helping me out via e-mail.  She replies promptly and is very helpful.  I've also had some pleasant dealings with the financial aid office as well.

FWIW, I've heard horror stories of T14 schools' admissions staff treating applicants like *&^%.  While it'd be nice to see some level of "customer service" from law schools, it's not a factor in how good the school is.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: May 07, 2009, 01:47:25 PM »
I'm not surprised in the least to hear that Suffolk fell to T4 and, frankly, I am very happy to hear it. Their administration -- from the Dean of Admissions all the way up to the Dean of Students -- sucks.

Suffolk was in the national headlines as being the school that gave the Alleged Rapist Bachelor (Gary Zerola) his credentials, even though he was caught cheating in school. Attorney Zerola went on to be charged with raping young girls and pissing in public and, although he beat the charges for a number of reasons, the publicity surrounding his cases was scandalous. GOOGLE him for yourselves.

Suffolk's administration took a much-deserved beating in the press for giving this scumbag his license to allegedly rape and allegedly urinate in public.

They are elitist and snobby, when they have no basis for that. I, for one, am delighted to see Suffolk drop.



That is the least logical reason I've heard for agreeing with a law school's ranking.  The fact they gave some pervert a degree says nothing and in no way affects their ranking.  Nice way to vent.

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General Board / Re: Searching for a new laptop
« on: April 28, 2009, 06:54:07 PM »
Dell = waste of money. I've had two and they both crapped out in less than three years. Once you go Mac, you never go back!

I got an iBook (first Mac) in 2004.  Then I got a MacBook in 2007.  Now I have a ThinkPad T400, and I gave my MacBook to my dad.  The T400 outperforms my MacBook in every sense (aside from the OS, but that's debatable), and cost about $700 less than a semi-equivalent MacBook today.  It's also tougher.

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General Board / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 24, 2009, 05:42:07 PM »
I'm doing the same thing (Mac to Windows).  I ordered a Lenovo ThinkPad T400.  And yes, Windows 7 is the correct answer.

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General Board / Re: Searching for a new laptop
« on: April 24, 2009, 05:40:02 PM »
Lenovo T400.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: April 24, 2009, 05:33:27 PM »
Yes to the PT program, but it still doesn't add up.  There's a discussion on TLS.com about it going on.  Everyone else who created their own modified (yet fairly similar) rankings put Suffolk back in with the T3 crowd (based on a variety of numbers).  It seems someone at Suffolk forgot to give favors to the USNWR crew.

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General Board / Re: Laptops in Law School: Experience
« on: March 25, 2009, 01:40:36 PM »
I'm definitely keeping it.  I've been convinced.

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General Board / Re: Laptops in Law School: Experience
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:45:37 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone.  I've decided to stay with the Mac (so much nicer).  I heard that approximately 40% of the students at my school use Macs, and the school even offers MS Office for MAC for free (I thought it was just Windows originally).

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