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Choosing the Right Law School / CLS 1L Taking Questions
« on: September 22, 2007, 04:08:12 PM »
Hi all.  So I've been here since early August...don't know much yet, but I can help out with some basic stuff.

I'll be around for about an hour or so, then back to Torts.  But I'll keep checking this thread though.

So, who's seen it?  What did you think?  I admit, I was dissapointed with Will/Elizabeth's ending  :(

Ok, this will be my first and only help me decide threads.  I'd appreciate the responses bc I'm so conflicted about the two schools (and so is Hank--and it seems that Berntie is set now).

Money is not being factored into this decision bc it's negligible at this point. (I think Chi will end up being 3k less overall bc of COL)

UChicago Pros:
-Chicago itself.  New city, new experiece, yadda yadda
-seems tight knit
-excellent, accessible profs, open door policy, etc
-highly regarded amongst lawyers and judges
-quarter system seems really good for 1L year to ease you into law schoo exam taking
-clerkships/academis (though I'm not interested in this stuff yet, but ppl change)
-active and tight knit BLSA
-weekly wine mess
-bc of small class size, firms really want Chi students
-no exam soft
-MPark, Sillyberry, Annoymous and others  :)

UChicago Cons
-weak in IP
-small class size could become claustrophobic
-quarter sytem could get annoying after a while
-lack of journals for my interests
-smaller course offerings (which is a negative as someone who went to Brown who likes to dip and dabble in diff things)
-LRAP that seems to cap out after 5 years of use
-Colder/windier than NYC (and I hate the cold as it is)
-Hyde park.  Would possibly need a car after 1st year to keep away sometimes and I'd prefer not to have to get one.

Columbia Pros
-reminded me of my ug
-Kernochan Center for Law Media & the Arts (one of my interest areas is Entertianment law, so I'd definitely take advantage of this center/connections/etc); combined with this, they also have a clinic and journal
-many journals to choose from in case I don't make LR (and I'm not counting on that either)
-larger class size
-wider course offerings
-legal methods intro course
-clerkiships/academia (may not be as strong as Chi, but the opps are there to be sure)
-nice, tite knit BLSA
-MTA system is great, 24/7, wouldn't need a car
-demingh, mericore, tom, etc  :)

-in NYC (I live there, would maybe like soemthing new)
-exam soft (boo)
-are profs as accessible?
-slightly harder to get job in NYC bc of supply demand (if I ended up wanting to stay there)
-bigger class size could be a con in some ways *maybe*
-trying to replace faculty they've lost

This is all I can think of so far.  Would love imput from others.  TYIA. :)

Incoming 1Ls / Bags for Law School
« on: April 07, 2007, 11:08:04 AM »
Ok, I remember that there was a whole thread on this last cycle, but I want a fresh one for fall '07.

So...what bags are ppl thinking off?  I haven't worn a bookbag since sophomore year of HS so this will be new for me.

This one seems cool and sturdy:

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Columbia 3/28-3/29 ASW Run Down
« on: March 29, 2007, 08:45:51 PM »

I had a WONDERFUL time at CLS.  So much so, that I'm about 99% sure I'm going to be in the CLS class of 2010 (sorry Michigan peeps  :-[).

Though I live in the city, I had never been to MH.  It's a great place.  Everything that you need is nearby and more.  The train in right across campus.  It's bustling during the day, but peaceful at night. 

Despite the school's reputation, I loved the current students and basically all of the admit (except for 1 dude that seemed to be a future gunner, but he was still decent).  The facilities were new, fresh, and modern.  The biggest lecture room has a mic at every other seat.  I admit to the fact htat I am intimidated by that for my future classes, but that will pass.

I met a lot of lsd'ers and they were all cool (and Dash is so not a b*tch ;)).

So let me relay the funniest story of the whole event.  We were all at the big talk by Dean Schizer.  He spoke and left it open for questions.  There was a dude with an eyepatch and an unrecognizable accent that had a question.  Automatically, this dude goes on about how he worked at Goldman and that he doesn't want to be lawyer.  He goes on for 3 mins about the field that he's interested in and asks how CLS will work with him on that.  Now during this time, everyone is looking at each other in shock.  We're thinking is this dude our classmate?  GUNNER ALERT!!! Dean Schizer handled it nicely though and answered the q's.  Then eyepatch dude goes on to say how he went to Carnegie Mellon and how it's a great instituation and how he left Goldman and is a CEO of his own company and how he had a 10g check with him for the school to hire a tutor for his field of interest to benefit the other students. We are all in shock.  COme to find out that this kid wasn't even admitted and was waitlisted.  He had to be escorted out by Dean Iwerebon.  So essentially, he was trying to buy his way in but it didn't work  :D :D I think that all of the '10 ppl from this ASW will be talking about that forever. ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / How Manys ASWs...
« on: February 19, 2007, 08:22:28 PM »
So the title is self explanitory.

I plan to attend 3 at the moment-- Mich, UVa, and CLS.

Law School Admissions / First Penn RD?????
« on: January 29, 2007, 01:48:29 PM »

Law School Admissions / First EMORY acceptance on lsn
« on: January 12, 2007, 08:50:28 AM »

Law School Admissions / They Don't Like LSD
« on: January 07, 2007, 06:34:54 PM »
In my boredom and LS obssessing, I came across this:

If they think LSD is mean (which I don't) then they couldn't begin to handle xoxo  :D

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