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Choosing the Right Law School / NYU 1L taking questions
« on: May 07, 2006, 07:56:43 AM »
Hey guys.  I'm just finishing up my 1L year at NYU, so if anyone is still trying to decide between NYU and another school I'd be happy to give you any hands on info that could help your decisions.

BTW, I know finances play a HUGE role in school choice, so here was my situation (for context).  I turned down full scholarship + stipend at georgetown and large chunks of money at other schools to come here w/ a 1/3rd scholarship, and am very happy w/ my decision.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / NYU 1L taking questions
« on: May 06, 2006, 12:42:05 AM »
I'm a 1L at NYU, and I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone might have about the school, or law school in general.  I'm guessing most people are already decided, but in case you haven't, maybe I can help you figure out why NYU is or isn't right for you.

P.S.  If you came to admitted students day, PLEASE don't judge the school based on the class they make you sit in on.  I have no idea why they decided to do all the admit days when we have Admin Law, since most people find the class HORRIBLY boring.  Other classes are better, I promise.  :)

General Off-Topic Board / Any of the old guard still here?
« on: May 05, 2006, 11:19:31 PM »
I don't know if there's a single person here that would remember me, but I just felt like signing on for the hell of it to see if anyone is around.  So, NathanialMark, thechoson, dsong, reachy, et al, any of you guys still alive?  Or even some of the "newer" people from the end of my stay, like Downy?

BTW if anyone is still around and is interested, I'm just finishing up 1L year at NYU (I did take the defferal, obviously). 

Hey guys, I figured I'd just stop in and see how everyone's doing.  With my infrequent visits to the board right now, it's kind of impractical for me to go searching through topics, so if anyone has big news they'd like to share, then go ahead and post it in this topic. 
    Also, I don't really think it's practical for me to do my usual rounds in the advice boards, so if anyone has a burning question for me, then this is the place to put it.  Sorry if this comes off as cocky or something but I'm just trying to make myself somewhat avaiable and I can't think of any other way to do it.

I know it seems like I've dropped off the face of the earth, so I just wanted to drop by and post what's going on in my life, for anyone who's interested.  I've decided to defer NYU for a year, so that I can spend time with and help care for my ill mother.  But don't worry, I'll definilty go next fall regradless of what happens with her, because I owe it to her and to myself to move on with my life.
     I'll have plenty to keep me busy this year though, because I'm starting up a computer security firm.  I obviously can't go into details, but with a little luck every business computer in the world will be running on our technoloy within a few years.  And this whole thing started because I talked about an idea I'd had for over a year with my friend's boyfriend at a graduation party, which goes to show both that oppurtunites can spring up at any time and that it's never to early to start networking. 
     I don't think I'll be writing that book I mentioned, although I may give it a shot if I have the time.
    Good luck to everyone going onto school in the fall, and to everyone who still has to apply.  If you want to get in touch with me feel free to email me or IM me on AIM.  Both ways to contact me are in my profile.

Incoming 1Ls / I need help. Should I defer?
« on: June 14, 2004, 01:15:56 PM »
    I'm trying to make a very hard decision right now, and I was hoping you guys could give me some advice.  My mother is very sick right now.  She has had stage 4 colon cancer for over seven years, and is currently going through her fourth battle with it.  She's been in the hospital for the past three months, and while the chemo therapy is reducing her cea (cancer count) she isn't subjectivly better than she was three months ago.  I honestly don't know what will happen with her, and while I believe in my heart that she'll make it through this, I'm really not sure that she will. 
     I've been thinking about a lot of things lately, and it seems to me like I should defer school for a year.  When she comes home, my father will need help taking care of her, and I also want to make sure I can see her a lot, incase she does take a turn for the worse.  I'm still young, and I really don't think it matters if I graduate when I'm 25 or 26, so that's a non-issue.  The problem is that I've spent so much time thinking about law school that it really doesn't feel right to take the defferal.  But I know that if I don't take it and she doesn't make it, then I will regret my choice for the rest of my life.
     If I do defer, I'll use the time to see my mom, help care for her when she comes home, and to try and work off some of the stress from dealign with her illness during my last semester of ugrad.  I'll also be able to use the time to take a more hands on role with the computer security business I'm starting (which I will get a salary for), and to read all the 1L resources.  I'm really having a hard time here, and I think that if I do defer I should do it very soon, so and advice you guys can give would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Law School Admissions / Re: Transcripts submitted to LSAC
« on: May 02, 2004, 01:23:32 PM »
That's great news, younglady!!!

Here is another question (for anyone who can deliberate):)

Does the LSAC average in grades for courses taken AFTER graduation?  I am scheduled to graduate this summer, but I was thinking of taking a couple of classes during the fall semester (at another college) in hopes to get my GPA up.

If LSAC does not count courses that are taken after graduation, do you think it's a wise idea to postpone the graduation date and take some courses while still being undergrad?


P.S. I'm starting to love this forum  :D

If you do so many contrived things to bring your gpa up, then I think it will show on your app.  If you're going to postpone graduation, then make it so you can pick up a minor or something, don't just take random classes.

Law School Admissions / Re: Spies ...
« on: May 01, 2004, 04:40:29 PM »
Anonymous or not.  We shouldn't post anything here that we are not willing to live with.

Good point *takes down links to nude pictures*  ;)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / WL'd at Harvard
« on: May 01, 2004, 09:07:19 AM »
As expected, I was moved off the HLS hold list and onto the wait list today.  At least I wasn't rejected like a lot of the people on the hold list.  Even if accepted, it was really unlikely that I'd have gone, since I loved NYU so much, and I'd rather have a less competitive environment for law school (HLS profs still post grades on their doors!).  Here's hoping I don't get the same result at Yale. . .  :)

Law School Admissions / Baseless rumors and pointless gossip
« on: April 30, 2004, 03:22:25 PM »
This was posted at the 4lawschool during our little stay.

As law school message board junkies, we all hear crazy rumors about the admissions process at a given school, some of which turn out to be true, and most of which end up being false. I thought it might be fun to just share some of the rumors and gossip about law school and the admission process, and maybe even gain some support for the more common ones.

I'll start: 1. I heard that there are approx. 30 people who received that email saying they're still being actively considered for admissions to Yale. This comes straight from a random poster on a random board, so take it with a HUGE helping of salt.

2. I heard that a lot of schools ended up over enrolled last year, because mroe people attended law school than the admissions people expected. Because of this, the rumor is that schools are being more conservative with admittances than in the past, and more people will be called up from WL's than usual. I heard this from several people on message boards, and from a pre-law advisor at my school.

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