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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 21, 2009, 10:58:36 AM »
Actually I think the problem is that most of the ranking is not based on real, meaningful factors like LSAT. A ranking based purely on a LSAT/GPA index would probably be more accurate, but it wouldn't be worthy of a lucrative magazine edition.

Well, Michigan's stipend is just $7500 for the first summer, rather than annual. But then again, $7500 all at once is just better than $1000 per year.

With 4.0, 172, I'd bet you get in even without an interview. If you get a full scholarship, could be tempting, although you'll probably also get H or S, Darrow at Michigan and some nice money at CCN.

I've never heard filthy lucre as a reason to take a clerkship before, although there are plenty of good ones. Choosing to make 130K less so you can get a bonus of 50K (and that's for CoA) seems a bit counterproductive.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What should a 1L summer look like?
« on: January 24, 2009, 03:35:07 PM »
How bad would it be to have no 1L job at all for getting a 2L job? Assume, say, top 10% MVPB.

Job Search / Re: LSAT on resume
« on: December 28, 2008, 11:33:04 AM »
I have the equivalent of cum laude ("with distinction") and a 3.73 GPA, which seems to meet the threshold for inclusion. On the other hand, I have a full scholarship, so they might assume I have better - should I put either GPA or honors on?

Job Search / Re: LSAT on resume
« on: December 21, 2008, 06:59:06 PM »
Obviously the other reasons remain, but won't firms already know about your poor UG GPA? I would assume UG GPA is a standard thing to put on your resume. Therefore, either they see you have a bad GPA, or they see you have a bad enough GPA that you want to keep it a secret. I mean, if you have a 3.0, maybe they'll assume it was a 3.2, but I don't think you can really hide too much. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Had first lay prestige snub the other day
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:44:33 PM »
So you're too good for Yale now? Some of us would actually be happy to go to Yale, you don't have to tell use what a pile of **** you think our dreams are.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Had awkward conversation yesterday
« on: August 18, 2008, 05:39:35 PM »
Only wear one of these:

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which laptops are people buying for fall 2008?
« on: August 10, 2008, 06:10:24 PM »
I have 2GB RAM, but I may upgrade with cheap RAM from Newegg or TigerDirect. RAM is easy to upgrade and you overpay by getting it as a bundle - I'd have gotten less RAM for cheaper if it was possible, but there was a free upgrade from 1GB. I'd also have gotten no operating system or Linux if it was possible, especially since students can buy Vista Ultimate for $19.99.

I just bought from using the student discount, a standard $100 off and a $70 printer bundle mail in rebate and had it shipped to a friend in Oregon to avoid sales tax. Kind of funny, because I was scouting for weeks to find the best coupons (almost bit on a $500 off $1299+), then I ending up not using any.

Basically, the Puma coming out allowed me to go so cheap. Before, I was limiting myself to discrete graphics, because I wanted at least the option for some games, putting me in the $700 (8400) to $900 (8600, HD 2600) range. However, the HD 3200 actually performs slightly better than Nvidia 8400 GSs, and since my tastes will more likely run to the like of Diablo III and Starcraft II than Crysis, it should be all right. Processor speed is just so fast nowadays that it's almost never the bottleneck, so I wasn't that worried about that. The C2D has some heating and efficiency advantages as well, but I don't run on battery much.

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