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Hey, I'm not going to be the one having a tough time not failing out of a TTT.  these posts just confirm my belief that the type of person who goes to LS is the beer-drinkin' good ole' boy (or sororstitute) who though the purpose of undergrad was to find the easiest way to get the highest grade while learning the least. 

If you have a genuine interest in your classes and the material you are studying, you won't have a problem.  It's when you look at it all like a chore and treat it like some fvcking manufactured education that you're in trouble.

A lot of these 1L comments seem to be coming from people who were uninterested and disengaged in UG.  The "socratic method" sounds just like what good students/profs did in ug classes -- ask students hypothetical questions, situations, and probing questions and get a thoughtful response.  Anyone who isn't used to such exchanges wasn't awake in college.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: First thing you'll buy when you make the big bucks?
« on: April 10, 2005, 09:52:37 PM »
I'm going to get a weekly housecleaning service, and buy some furniture that doesn't come from Ikea or craigslist!

hey, don't hate on craigslist goodies

Law School Admissions / Re: The answers to all your questions
« on: April 10, 2005, 03:09:31 AM »
Ok well you discussed the quality/reputation of the undergrad school not being a paramount factor in law school admissions....However, on LSN, almost everyone getting into the T-14 come from Top 30 undergrads

Of course this may be because the caliber of kids at the Top 30 schools is higher, with more ambition etc but I have noticed that kids from outside the Top 30, 40, 50 are put in a back seat...I know most law adcoms wont favor Harvard over Dartmouth or Cornell but there is surely a distinction between Harvard and Boston University (which is still quite a good school)

How much of a distintcion is this...For example, if two applicants had identical credentials, everything the same except for GPA's, who would get in if the Harvard grad had a 3.4 and the BU grad had a 3.65

I haven't noticed this.
What I have noticed is that a lot of people are puting "Top 50 public" or "Top 30 LAC" which would pretty much include every somewhat decent school in the US.   
I went to a big state and am going to T-14, and law schools themselves say that quality of UG school is a very very minor consideration. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: need a date..
« on: April 09, 2005, 05:35:11 PM »
Depends... whose your favorite baseball team?  ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: First thing you'll buy when you make the big bucks?
« on: April 09, 2005, 05:33:49 PM »
Hey akwolf, that's very generous -- he's going to have a sweet vacation on your bill! 

I'd buy an old VW convertible beetle (or perhaps a classic Mini) and fix it up (or pay someone to do it) and paint it bright red.  I'd rent a villa in the Caribbean and take my whole family there for a vacation.  Then I'd make fat donations to a bunch of radical groups to make myself feel better.

It sounds to me like he's going to be liable for some serious charges (driving w/out license/insurance, reckless endangerment, hit & run...) but I'll bet you're responsible for paying for stuff.  Unless of course, you take him to court.   Anyway, I'd suggest going to Craigslist - a community messageboard -- go to the "legal forum" and asking your question in there.  Usually get pretty good advice from Craigslist.

I think it would be more fun (although perhaps more aggravating) to attend a school where your views aren't in the majority.  It's no fun when everyone agrees with you.  :D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Asking for my money back
« on: April 09, 2005, 12:34:23 AM »
I have heard nothing from UNC - Chapel Hill and Fordham since I applied in November.  This isn't a real problem since I'm not considering either of these schools anymore.  Neverthelsess, I'm infuriated that I spent hours of my time and $150 just to mail them an application, wait almost half a year, and then withdraw.  Considering all of this is it out of line to just ask for my money back?  Can I also stick it to them and demand an apology? Has anyone else done this?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I tried this with a graduate program that didn't get back to me until 3 weeks after the deadline by which they were supposed to have decided.  They just emailed saying, essentially, "Sorry, your rejection was sent out last week" and ignored my comment about wanting my money back. 

I think you can't really ask for your money back until it's well after the deadline that they were supposed to give you an answer.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: First thing you'll buy when you make the big bucks?
« on: April 08, 2005, 11:08:36 PM »
A Toyota Corolla, a weekend gettaway to Cleveland, and a pair of sensible shoes.

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