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Where should I go next fall? / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: December 18, 2007, 10:47:41 PM »
Got any interviews lined up for break?

And has it snowed in Lex yet?

No interviews lined up over break for me.  I lucked out and used some connections to get a job this summer. 

Yes, it snowed one beautiful morning...and it was 75 degrees 3 days later.  Good to know that I didn't leave the south...heh.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: December 18, 2007, 03:56:19 PM »
Just jumping back in the game...another 1L here to answer questions.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Washington & Lee?
« on: October 28, 2007, 10:53:46 AM »
Lenny (or others) -- what's the social life like there?  i'll be 26 when i start and, although i like to drink socially, i'm a little past the frat scene type atmosphere.  is the social life drinking centered?  are most of the students fresh out of college?  are they pretty mature?  is the student body intellectual?

Social life is alco-centric, in general.  I wouldn't necessarily describe it as "frat-like," though.  There are a lot of school-sanctioned drinking events (a Halloween party last night, for instance, and IM football).  It's more of a definite "party hard, play hard" attitude, for sure.  There are plenty of people here that don't drink, though, and plenty of people that don't drink very much.

As for the stats on students fresh out of college, I don't know numbers, but quite a few took some time off to work/get other degrees/chill.  Maturity level is subjective, as is intellectual prowess, but you basically have a full spectrum on that end wherever you go.  Sometimes the two are mutually exclusive, as I've heard many a nuanced interpretations of UCC provisions used as a punchline for a sex joke.  All in all, I think the admissions office does a good job of not just getting smart people, but getting interesting ones as well.  Most everyone is very smart, but also well-rounded.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: August 09, 2007, 07:58:59 PM »
Accepted off the wait list at WVU on 8-6-07...but not enough time to wrap it up at home/work.

Your honor, PLEEASE!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: The Generals' W&L Base Camp
« on: July 12, 2007, 01:46:58 PM »
A long overdue thanks for the info.  I've got a couple good leads now, between this and the facebook group, and I've called a few realtors.  I'll be in Lexington Sunday - Tuesday, and when I leave I will have a place to live!  I hope...

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Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:28:20 AM »
William and Mary (email)

Wow.....This makes me feel old.

Good luck to all of you applying for 08!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: The Generals' W&L Base Camp
« on: July 09, 2007, 09:30:18 PM »
Ok, guys....this needs a bump, since I've changed course and have decided to go to W&L.  Over the next couple hours I'm going to look through the thread, but if anyone has any leads on housing (i'm heading up there early next week to get that squared away) and anything else please let me know.  Also, if someone can post the link to the admitted students site, that would be awesome, since I deleted that e-mail after I put my deposit in at UT.

Anyway, I get to start the process of meeting my classmates over again, so I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys over the next couple weeks before we meet in August.

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First off, congrats euphrasie!

Secondly, I'm changing from Tennessee to W&L.  They made me a scholarship offer I couldn't refuse...it's tough, though.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Stop reading and study more!
« on: July 02, 2007, 01:04:33 PM »
Lawl?  ???

The LSAT is like any other standardized test... there's a standard distribution of scores. It's not inherently hard or easy - that's just the perception of the individual test-taker...


Well, I think it's definitely more challenging than the SAT, which you can generally take without prep.  I think you have to prep for the LSAT to achieve the same percentile you would get on the SAT without prep.

In a way, you can call high school a 4 year prep class for the SAT.  There is no "material" to study for the LSAT.  It's a matter of thinking a certain way.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Lost LSAT help!
« on: July 02, 2007, 01:02:23 PM »
When I was prepping, I couldn't wait to score my practice tests.

I was teaching an LSAT class for the June test date and my students would never grade their own.  I could not understand their indifference and willingness to just wait for the office to post their scores a few days later.

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