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Transferring / Re: FT student accepted GULC PT
« on: July 05, 2009, 11:24:51 AM »
I am carrying 13 credit next semester, will be working full time (40-50 hours a week) coaching two soccer teams (although the 8 year olds are pretty low maintenance) and trying to make sure I have some connection with my wife.  My heart bleeds for the full time students.....

Current Law Students / Re: Kicking Myself
« on: May 13, 2009, 08:46:41 AM »
Be careful about this.  In my school they take the anonymity policy very seriously.  A friend of mine emailed a Prof. after taking a final asking, "hypothetically," how many points one could lose on a small format error (going over word count).  She replied. tersely, that had she not already finished grading exams and turned in results to registrar she would have reported an honor code violation...

Current Law Students / Re: Question about reliance
« on: April 30, 2009, 05:37:25 AM »
Of course she needs to talk to real lawyer.  Treating this like a hypo for the contracts exam I am studying for it seem to me the issue is what does "she was told" mean?  If it was an oral discussion (nothing in writing of any kind) and this would be for period of over a year (not at will), then statutes of frauds comes into play...  (God I hate studying...)

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Theme Song
« on: April 14, 2009, 09:25:43 AM »
the clash "I fought the law and the law won"

Current Law Students / Re: Pre-Exam Music
« on: January 29, 2009, 07:40:11 PM »
U2 Vertigo played really loud

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham says "leave us alone"
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:44:35 PM »
Anyone else wish they would get an official rejection?   At this point they are 3 days into the orientation (for PT program).  I hold no illusion that any phone call is coming, but it would be nice to be told "well, you just missed..." rather than nothing.  And to think I turned down Rutgers, Seton Hall and St. Johns for them...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Fordham says "leave us alone"
« on: July 21, 2008, 02:03:22 PM »
received the following

Greetings from Fordham! We are writing to update you on the status of our wait list. We have no new information on your wait list status today, but we do anticipate making a few more offers over the next several weeks. We will contact you if there are any changes to your status.

Please understand that contacting our office will delay a decision on your application. At this point in time all files are currently with the Admissions Committee and cannot be easily retrieved to either check for documents or to add any new information. We ask that you not contact our office via phone or email unless you are requesting to be removed from further consideration. Thank you for your understanding and continued patience.

"next several weeks"?  orientation starts in three....

How about this:  My oldest starts freshman year at Cornell and is due there in the middle of my orientation (required) week.

Just wanted to vent a little.  Like some non traditional applicants I have only applied to part time programs since I have to work full time.  I got in everywhere except Fordham which waitlisted me.  I can deal with that, but what is frustrating is that a number of people have posted that after applying and being waitlisted for the full time program have been offered a part time slot.  I know I would probably jump at it if it were I, but I can't help being a little cynical/resentful about people who could go to school full time taking a spot from someone who can't.  It would seem that those of us who have been waitlisted  for PT have very little chance if we are competing with FT applicants with higher numbers.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pace vs. NYLS vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: April 29, 2008, 01:19:55 PM »
Yes, well.  There is scene in one of the Star Wars Movies (I am watching then with my 7 year old son, kind of cool to see them now)  where a huge seacreaturish fish grabs a hold of the jedi's ship as it travels under the sea.  Just as things look bleak a completely huger (good word no?) fish comes up from behind and grabs the ship-grabbing fish.  A Jedi turns to the amorphous muppet-like alien and says "There's always a bigger fish."    I find it odd that someone from Rutgers could take such a dismal almost condescending position on a tier 3 school. Search around the boards and you will find posters asking the equivalent of "Emory or Rutgers with money" and a fair share of replies saying, in effect, it is tragic mistake to take a (lower) tier 2 over a tier 1.  Another poster will ask "Cornell or Emory with money" and just as many people will decry the foolishness of taking any school over a T14.  There's always a bigger fish.    I have been accepted to St. John's, Rutgers Newark, and Seton Hall as well as Pace and NYLS (all PT) and have tried to listen to  the notion that (unless it's T14) most all choices are regional.  Given that I would focus on Philly vs. NY and what you want to do.  If you have an interest in Environmental or International I would suggest Pace regardless of USWNR ranking.  I intend to focus on the fit rather than the number-- Unless of course I get off the waitlist at Fordham...   

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