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General Board / Re: Considering dropping out.. any advice?
« on: October 08, 2005, 05:24:23 PM »
I know how you feel. I was all excited and gung ho at the beginning of the semester and now I find myself bored and wondering why I did this to myself. I don't have family pressure like you do but I don't want to be a quitter.  I know I can do the work and it's not that I find it all that overwhelming. I just find myself in class going "who cares?" I'm keeping up with assignments and everything like I was before but I keep saying "why bother?"  I knew before I even applied that law wasn't the most interesting thing in the world to me, but I love to learn and I was hoping it would grow on me.  I think one thing that makes it hard is that as a biology/chemistry major, I find the method of teaching in law school quite frustrating.  They could cover three times the amount of material if they would just lecture and not waste class time trying to dig information out of the victims they have selected for the Socratic Method.  I get that we have to be able to glean the law by reading cases but I think they could establish a foundation that would make it easier.  Anyway I feel your pain and I have jusst tried to convince myself that the stupidest thing I could do is to quit mid-semester. You and I can always quit.  We might as well go on through the end of the semester.  Good luck!

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At Georgia State we get to pick our own schedules and can choose from day and night classes. You have to register for Property, Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, RWA (Reading, Writing and Advocacy) and Legal Bibliography but you have three sections to choose from. I love it! :D

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Law School Rankings / Re: Ga State's fall and Mercer's rise
« on: June 02, 2006, 06:52:11 PM »
I think Mercer and GSU do pretty much the same outside Atlanta. Don't really know about out of state. If you're not from Georgia you should be aware that there are really two Georgias: one in the metro-Atlanta area and then the rest of the state. I grew up in Atlanta and have no intention of returning there after I get my degree from GSU but I love the rest of the state.

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Wait List / Re: Mercer Waitlist
« on: May 31, 2006, 07:55:24 PM »
Sorry to hear that. You seem like a nice person. I guess that sucky old LSAT held you back. The good news is you can pull up your score with practice.

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Law School Rankings / Re: Ga State's fall and Mercer's rise
« on: May 30, 2006, 03:48:41 PM »
I'm not sure I would believe any response by a school official to a question like that. I don't think they would deliberately lie but I'm sure they would present their school in the best possible light. I don't know of any professors leaving. My best guess is it may be the high attrition rate for GSU 1Ls, the recognition Mercer got for their writing program or the current slate of Mercer grads in State politics. Dean Kaminshine seems like a really nice guy but I don't know how receptive in general Deans are to questions like this from applicants.

I don't know you at all and my contact has been limited to just reading a few postings but you seem to have some serious reservations about GSU. I felt the same way about UGA when I visited there. If something is telling you "no", even if it is undefinable, I think you probably should not go there. Good luck whatever your choice and if I can be of any assistance in your relocating to the Macon area, I'd be glad to help.

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Law School Rankings / Re: Ga State's fall and Mercer's rise
« on: May 30, 2006, 11:16:52 AM »
Why would anyone pay an extra $19,000 or more per year for an education in a school only ten ranking points different? Mercer is a quirky school. I may one of the few people who actually likes Macon and I live not far from there but even considering the drive and the current price of gas, there's no way I would pay the difference. Plus their curriculum is so odd I think it would be impossible to transfer. I think their legal writing program is strong and they have some credible graduates in politics in Georgia. Besides if their school has been around for so many years, why have they just now risen in the rankings and how does one explain Georgia State's rapid rise (except maybe location, location, location). Georgia State is the only logical choice to me. Besides Mercer's medical school is a joke, but that's beside the point.

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Acceptances / Re: Someone tell me why they are going to Georgia State
« on: April 23, 2006, 06:03:51 PM »
My only complaint about the library is that it's kind of dark and cave like. I think the staff is very helpful. a lot of students hang out in the atrium near the 1L classrooms or on the 2nd floor near the vending machines. They're building a real lounge on the 6th floor.

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Acceptances / Re: Someone tell me why they are going to Georgia State
« on: April 23, 2006, 09:54:43 AM »
Are you sure you were at GSU? The whole law school building is wireless. Most of the classrooms have outlets in the tables. The whole school is being renovated to be completed in 2008 I think. I love the school. The faculty and students are extremely friendly and enthusiastic about their school. True, the school is downtown, so if you're looking for some kind of pastoral experience it probalby isn't for you but the value and reputation of the school at least in state makes it a great place to get an education.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Good luck to all as you start 1L
« on: August 14, 2005, 08:11:20 PM »
Hope things work out for you. :) Thanks for the good thoughts.

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Acceptances / Re: Am I being Stupid
« on: April 01, 2005, 07:05:05 PM »
We'll miss you. We've got a great GSU group over at yahoo but you've got to do what you think will make you happy. Best of luck to you in your law career!

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