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Incoming 1Ls / Banks in New York City
« on: May 11, 2006, 01:18:50 PM »
I'm moving to NYC (Queens) on June 1. Any one who is/will be a law student in the city have any banking suggestions? I'm debating Bank of America with Chase. ???

Incoming 1Ls / CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« on: April 17, 2006, 12:37:56 PM »
OK- anyone who is definately going to CUNY this fall, please announce yourselves! Any thoughts/information on orientation, living situations, start of classes, moving to Queens?

I will be moving from Vermont to Queens (big change!) on June 1st.

I submitted my application late September and am still waiting. Anyone else in the same boat? I think they like to believe that they are a top-tier school and can keep me waiting anxiously.

Incoming 1Ls / Health law
« on: April 06, 2006, 09:40:54 AM »
Anyone interested in Health Care law- it is an emerging field, with lots of possibilities. I will most likely be attending CUNY in the fall, which has a great health law concentration/clinic.

I got an email from Elon University. I don't have an interest in the school. It is April. WTF???

Elon Law Board reframes legal education

The Elon University School of Law Advisory Board focused on the need for changes in U.S. legal education at its spring meeting held on campus April 4. The session was held in conjunction with Elon's Convocation for Honors featuring a speech by former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.).

David Gergen Advisory board chairman David Gergen, a former presidential adviser and director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University, led a panel discussion in a session that attracted local attorneys and business leaders. The session was titled "Reframing Legal Education." He said the foundations of law curriculum were formed in the late 1800s and have not changed significantly since then. Gergen said there is growing recognition in law schools that the curriculum needs to be revisited.

>> Click here to listen to Gergen's remarks...

Leary Davis Leary Davis, dean of the Elon University School of Law, discussed his work in preparing a curriculum that addresses the shortcomings of today's legal education. Students will begin their work in Elon's law school with an August session that orients students to legal case analysis and leadership education.

>> Click here to listen to Davis' remarks about hallmarks of the Elon law curriculum...

David Campbell Panelist David Campbell, Smith Richardson Senior Fellow at the nationally renowned Center for Creative Leadership, said there is a pressing need for leadership in the legal profession. He said the number of lawyers in the nation's top 50 law firms has grown dramatically, and the resulting bureaucracy amplifies the need for legal leadership.

>> Click here to listen to Campbell's remarks...

Kent Greenawalt Panelist Kent Greenawalt, University Professor at the Columbia University School of Law, talked about the curricular elements he favors for first-year law students. He says students need to learn important first lessons that prepare them for the study of law.

>> Click here to listen to Greenawalt's remarks...

Gergen said Elon University is a pioneer in re-examining legal education. He called efforts to craft a new model an "enormously creative process."

>> Click here to listen to Gergen's remarks...

Elon's law school enrolls its inaugural class of about 100 students this August in downtown Greensboro, N.C.

Incoming 1Ls / anyone going to CUNY?
« on: February 08, 2006, 01:22:16 PM »
I was accepted to CUNY. I'm still waiting back on a couple of schools, but CUNY is currently top of my list. Any thoughts, rumors, comments?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / In at CUNY
« on: December 22, 2005, 11:08:39 PM »

Law School Admissions / anyone hear from CUNY
« on: December 16, 2005, 02:39:59 PM »
Any word on CUNY? I submitted my application in late September.

Law School Admissions / Stetson, my last name
« on: December 16, 2005, 01:07:04 PM »
My last name is Stetson- anyone think I should apply there to see if my name holds any water?? (not really a serious question, but I'd be entertained by some serious responses)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / New England School of Law
« on: December 15, 2005, 05:42:09 AM »
Anyone else accepted to New England School of Law? At the bottom of my acceptance letter was handwritten "nothing like homemade desserts!" in the same laser-printer format as the signature of the admissions director. What the heck does that mean? Is that some legalese that I should know? I'm thinking it was a mistake. If anyone else got that on their letter, please let me know.

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