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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School and Pets...?
« on: May 11, 2007, 06:43:15 AM »
i've been thinking hard lately how cool it would be to have a cat in law school but what do you do when you leave/go home during breaks? and if you do something like split summers, isn't that a lot of moving for a cat? excuse my ignorance if these are obvious questions, i've never had a serious pet before.

Law School Admissions / Re: Study Abroad
« on: May 08, 2007, 05:00:39 AM »
i remember calling lsac about this and the general rule is: if the grades from the foreign university is easily convertible to an ABC scale (meaning if you either got letter grades or something on a 4-point scale), then lsac will count it regardless of whether or not your own school counted it as real grades or pass fail. if your grades are in a weird foreign system, like my french grades which were on a 20 point scale, then lsac cannot and will not calculate it in their gpa.

Daydreamer, I thought you said, the fit, the people, and other tangibles were pointing to Chicago?

well, that's the thing- I LOVED the people at UVa also (though I did see a markable diference)...but at UChi I think they might be more like me in a certain way (for instance, I'm not a huge partier but I do like hanging out and occasionally having drinks with friends).  However, at the same time, I kind of want to have UVa's atmosphere given that I sort of missed out on it in UG...if this makes sense at UChi, everyone is very serious about their work, and I know that I would fit in rightfully well, but I sort of want to force myself out of an environment like that so I might be able to enjoy life a little this faulty thinking?  perhaps...I don't even know anymore lol

this actually makes perfect sense to me. i'm also choosing between a school that i feel is more naturally fitting for me (chicago) and an envirnoment that i feel i should train myself to get more comfortable with (Columbia + NYC). i too kind of want to push myself out of that comfort zone into an environment i also enjoy but is unfamiliar.

sorry, probably wasn't any help to you. but if it means anything, i'm going with chicago. not sure how exactly i arrived at that decision though. it's been a long week  :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: April 19, 2007, 05:43:29 AM »
the uchicago website has the complete info on buses. there seems to be a nite bus to regents.

edit: though it seems to go the undergrad part .

ty, sometimes i can't read through whole xo me a headache

Might be worth reproducing this post too, from a Chicago 1L:

Date: April 15th, 2007 12:00 AM
Author: simphear

This smells incredibly like flame.

Apparently, I've miraculously fallen with a crowd of friends who are both not judgmental but also incredibly generous and forgiving. I've never had a problem catching an assignment--or giving one, when one is needed. The most we ever tease one another of is sleeping through yet another morning class.

I can't deny that there are assholes in the school, but it strikes me as incredible that you've somehow found yourself irretrievably stuck in a nest of them.


can you comment a bit more about this? it seems a bit disconcerting seeing as how the community factor is a pretty big factor right now. you know this person so it isn't a flame right? 

yeah, only the papers, it was a very small envelope. dont' worry, nothing to sign, you're good. the scholarship amount will show up automatically on their financial aid website.

Financial Aid / Re: Duke Financial Aid
« on: March 28, 2007, 05:00:28 AM »
I read somewhere that duke doesn't give you the actual financial aid package until AFTER your seat deposit. there was a thread about this way back, people were pissed. so what you guys got was just the merit aid stuff.

is everyone supposed to get calls from current students and alum because i haven't gotten anything yet. i did miss a call from a 713 houston area code but there was no message and i didnt' feel like calling back at the time. it would be funny if that was you MTG.

wow, thanks for being so helpful. i really appreciate it.

yeah, i keep hearing about regents and new grad but the stuff chicago sends also talks about this international house so i was just curious.

Also, do you have any idea how well chicago places in DC? do you think schools like penn and UVA have a location advantage on this?

I keep hearing conflicting info on 1L summer. some seem to say that it's very hard to find a firm job while others say it's not so bad. does this vary from school to school and do you think chicago has an advantage here?

Thanks for the help

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