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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:17:52 AM »
bump. did my description somehow shut this thread down?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: February 20, 2008, 05:27:04 PM »
Well folks. I haven't posted on this site since my LSAT frenzy days of yore, but yesterday I got the exciting news about NYU. I visited the school in the fall and was so impressed...felt like a pipe dream. Anyway, I'm almost certainly attending and I wanted to say hi to everyone matriculating this fall. Congrats to everyone.

Mind saying a little more about what you liked so much about it?

I sat in on a Contracts class with a young professor, and he engaged with the students on an extremely high intellectual level. He really pushed the members of the class to think through the reasoning behind the case discussed. I found the class genuinely philosophical, and I mean that in the most positive way; the details and facts of the case were important, but they were just a stepping stone to the process of a judge's decision-making.

I'm sure this level of discourse takes place at most of the top schools, but I particularly liked this professor's approach: not aggressive, yet extremely persistent and patient with the points he wanted to drive home. And even though the students didn't always immediately "get" what he wanted them to, they seemed extremely bright and willing to engage.

More superficially, the facilities were just amazing. The buildings were gorgeous and seemed freshly renovated, the law library was enormous and an inspiring space in which to study, and of course the Village is a fantastic place to be.

I don't know if other students have had similar experiences visiting NYU, but I came away quite impressed.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: February 20, 2008, 02:28:49 PM »
Well folks. I haven't posted on this site since my LSAT frenzy days of yore, but yesterday I got the exciting news about NYU. I visited the school in the fall and was so impressed...felt like a pipe dream. Anyway, I'm almost certainly attending and I wanted to say hi to everyone matriculating this fall. Congrats to everyone.

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I'd say you're probably in at G-town, Duke and Vandy. I've got very close numbers and if you look at lawschoolnumbers.com, not too many people get dinged in that range. You're probably out at Chicago and out or WL at Penn.

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3.86/168, very top of UG, couple of essay awards. Assume excellent, detailed recs from profs and a pretty solid PS.

LSN makes G-town, Cornell, and Duke look very likely. But what about UVA, Mich, and NYU?

Undergrad school?

Unusual--St. John's College (not to be confused with St. John's U). It's that Great Books school. It doesn't report to USNEWS so it gives the school TTT status, but I've heard certain schools like the program there.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How far down should I go?
« on: July 03, 2007, 08:12:19 PM »
75% mark in the right hand column: http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=

Hastings is safe.

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that means 80% of test takers just don't care?  ??? Seems unlikely.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How far down should I go?
« on: July 03, 2007, 07:58:55 PM »
the advice generally is: if LSAC has you above the 75 percentile mark, that constitutes a safety.

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3.86/168, very top of UG, couple of essay awards. Assume excellent, detailed recs from profs and a pretty solid PS.

LSN makes G-town, Cornell, and Duke look very likely. But what about UVA, Mich, and NYU?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: i just realized
« on: February 14, 2007, 03:26:20 AM »
why do people just tell you on this site that your law school is terrible and theirs is the best? i know rutgers is not yale, but telling me loyola is better than rutgers? come on? lets talk about a real issue that has nothing to do with law school

this site should be about sharing info, not giving opinions...that is the problem with people. they cannot see the difference between what i feel and what i know. i feel things in my soul, but i know what it is in my mind. this is a real issue. what is our soul?


people  dont even believe in the fact that humans have souls. and i dont mean souls like christians believe, i mean souls like how aristotle described them. what is our essence. what drives us? what connects us to the universe around us? what is our common thread?  something put our universe here, but what it is it? i dont believe that god is a being, i believe he is all around us. something connects all of us to the universe and world around us. but what is it? there is more to life than just our physical beings, and i am not talking about the vestigial concept of heaven. it is deeper and more real than that. heaven exists on earth. we create our own heaven and hell. we dont die and go somewhere, that is too convenient and vestigial. tell me what you think.  i respect everyones' opinions and beliefs. i do not judge.

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Yeah, Aristotle said something about "Bronze-souled." Clearly. he knew that the majority of people were TTTs who would argue amongst themselves about which of their TTT schools was better. He had better things to do.  HTH.

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