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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.

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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.

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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 all...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 more...is 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  :)

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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.

http://facilities.uchicago.edu/transpparking/transportation/index.shtml

edit: though it seems to go the undergrad part .

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

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

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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.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=613447&forum_id=2#7933634)

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? 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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