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Sounds pretty similar to what I'm thinking of doing and for the exact same reasons, except that she's not going to be in NYC with me

You have the luxary of going away for school.  The "plan" works a lot more easily with the long-distance component factored in.  The next decision I need to make is when to start the "break."  I'm thinking a couple weeks before schools starts to give it some time to sink in.  Again, thoughts?

Hi all,

I usually don't post on this board, but this topic interested me, and since I have a different take than everyone else, I'm deciding to post.

I have been in a relationship for a bout 2.5 years.  Both my gf and I will be in NYC (me law, her grad) but at different schools.  Even though we will be in the same place I have decided that this is a good time to "take a break."  It's not that I don't love her, but I have really only had two serious relationships - both long term - and I feel like I need to do some time to figure out what I am looking for in a SO.  I figure that with school starting for both of us and 1L being notoriously time-consuming we won't have much time for a relationship anyway.  Rather than wait until school starts and begin to fight over "quality time," then end up hating each other and breaking up, I figure that if we end things before school starts in a hopefuly amicable way, there will be the possibility of an on-going friendship and getting back together if we(I) realize we are right for each other.

My gf claims that other people think this plan is crazy and she is not particularly happy with it herself, but so far she is going along with it.  Am I crazy, what do people think of this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Are these US News Rankings real?
« on: March 21, 2004, 09:09:08 PM »
they're fake.  If they were real then identically ranked schools would be listed alphabetically.

Law School Admissions / Re: My Situation
« on: February 11, 2004, 08:32:40 PM »
Based on your working background it seems like Vermont School of Law would be a good choice.  They have one of the top evironmental law programs in the nation.


Law School Admissions / Re: LAC or IVY..?
« on: February 09, 2004, 07:26:50 AM »
My feeling is that it makes absolutely no difference.  Clearly she has good choices and as long as she excels and does well on the LSAT she'll be fine for Law School admissions.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BU/Fordham/GW/(Georgetown?)
« on: February 09, 2004, 07:15:48 AM »

Thanks for the reply.  I can imagine Cornell is an acquired taste.  I applied so late, I'm not sure I have much of a chance to get in, and wouldn't be crushed if I didn't.  Where are you getting your info about GW's bad career services, btw?  I feel like it's hard to get information like that and welcome valid sources.  The main reason I didn't apply to Vandy is that it's in Tenn.  I'm a Northeastern city boy, and sure as hell ain't going to the deep south.  I'm sure it's a great school though - just not for me.  As for Fordham being bitter and competitive, I can definitely see that.  However, I'm pretty competitive, and currently bitter about not making it into the top schools (as of yet, still hope with G'town, and slim hope with NYU & Columbia), so that's not a big issue for me.  If I don't get into G'town, I'm going to visit BU, Fordham, and GW to compare the schools - my gut tells me that save a miriacle acceptance from NYU  or Columbia, I'm headed to either Georgetown or Fordham.  We shall see.

Good luck with UCLA, NYU, and Duke.  So are you leaning toward Vandy?


Law School Admissions / Re: FEB LSAT
« on: February 07, 2004, 03:54:30 PM »
LSAC website.

Law School Admissions / Re: Applying late with a 3.2 cum. and a 166 lsat
« on: February 07, 2004, 03:51:52 PM »
You didn't really provide enough information...Where did you go to school, what's your major?

You seem like a decent candidate for a tier 2 school in the NE.  It's pretty late in the process, but your LSAT is high for a tier 2 school. I can't speak for scholarship money.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BU/Fordham/GW/(Georgetown?)
« on: February 07, 2004, 03:45:45 PM »
Hey Speedracer,

Sounnds like we're in almost the exact same situation.  Both Ivy 3.8/166.  It's also good to get info from someone at Cornell already.  I'm most certainly not taking acceptance there for granded - hell I applied last minute on Feb 4th!

I can understand your pain over being in Ithaca for 4 years and dreading another 3, but how were your first three years of college?  That will give me a better indicator of how I will like it.  Also, were you originally from a city, or did you grow up in the country/'burbs?

Finally - where are you leaning in terms of where you are going?  I like a lot of things about GW, but the fact that I want to work in NYC (where I grew up) and NYC firms don't do on-campus recruiting is making me look more closely at Fordham and BU.

Sorry to pepper you with all the questions, but it's nice to find someone in a very similar position.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: What are my chances???
« on: February 05, 2004, 10:49:25 PM »
I don't know how accurate those indice are going to be in your case.  I am not sure the cancer survival will actually help, but the work experience will depinately give your chances a boost.  I can't say what will actually happen, but you definately have a shot.

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