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General Board / Attire for EIW
« on: June 03, 2008, 09:38:14 PM »
I'm planning on buying a new suit this summer for early interview week.  I was thinking navy or navy pinstripe.  What do people think is better?  Will one suit be sufficient, or have people who have gone through the process found they needed two?  How about shirts?  I can only afford around $400.  What are people's experiences with brands?  I'm looking at Brooks Bros., Jos Bank, and the nicer stuff Macy's has (i.e., Ralph Lauren).  It would be good to have an EIW "fashion thread" going.

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General Board / Georgetown vs. BU $$$
« on: February 28, 2007, 05:49:05 PM »
Help me ponder this...

I received a $30k per year scholarship from BU, nearly full tuition. Would I be making a grave mistake if I chose it over Georgetown with no money? I haven't received GULC's financial aid package yet, but I am assuming that my numbers aren't going to be getting me much money, if any.

Graduating with very little debt is important to me. I'm coming straight from UG and I'm really not tied down or anything, but I would like to be able to start saving for a down payment on a house, buy a car, and start a family after law school. I'd also prefer not to have to eat ramen noodles three meals a day for a decade after I graduate(WAAY too much sodium).

My interests are in public service/interest, maybe doing policy stuff or working for the DOJ or US Attorney's office. I am not interested in biglaw. BU would give me some flexibility to work in a field that I enjoy and not be forced into working 70 hours/wk in a firm. However, Georgetown location and connections in DC make it one of the best places for someone with my career interests.

I'm from the Boston area and would prefer to work in New England after graduation.

I loved Georgetown when I visited, but the BU offer really surprised me and I am now leaning toward the cheaper option. Is Georgetown worth the HUGE debt in the long run, or would I be crazy to pass up a ton of money at a well regarded school?

Obviously these are still hypotheticals and a lot could change, but I would appreciate some of your thoughts to help me with this decision.

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Law School Applications / Georgetown 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 07, 2007, 05:36:23 PM »
I think I've been here for long enough now to post one of these  ;)

Fire away -- there is a couple of us who will see what we can do.

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...and I don't want to look like a tool wearing a fanny pack.

I'm going to Europe for a couple weeks this summer and I am looking for some sort of a secure travel wallet so keep cash/passport/ etc. in while I'm traveling. Does anyone know of one won't make me look like a total feminine hygiene product and won't be uncomfortable? I'm a guy. Links to items I can check out online would be great if someone bought one recently.

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Where should I go next fall? / Michigan Waitlist
« on: May 03, 2007, 04:24:19 PM »
Who's on it?

Michigan just updated their site: "We are happy to report that we intend to make a handful of offers (for the Fall start only; our Summer start is full) over the next couple of weeks.  We will be contacting people by telephone to make waitlist offers, and we will be giving about two weeks for people to make a decision."
http://www.law.umich.edu/Prospectivestudents/admissions/wait.htm

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Where should I go next fall? / Georgetown vs. Michigan -- what if?
« on: April 26, 2007, 03:19:39 PM »
I'm in at Georgetown and I've sent in my seat deposit. However I've decided to stay on my waitlists to see if any of them bear fruit. I think my best shot is at Michigan.If I do get accepted at Michigan, should it an almost automatic decision to go there? I'm not being presumptive, but since I probably won't have much time to decide if I do get in, I'd like to hear some of your opinions.

Michigan has a significantly better reputation, so they win the go-to-the-best-school-you-get-into side. But does Georgetown's location trump the difference in reputation?

I'm going to be borrowing it all, so Michigan has a slight advantage with lower CoL. My interests are in policy/gov't work, but I realize I'll probably have to go the Biglaw route for a few years to pay the bills.

I haven't visited Ann Arbor yet, but I will if I'm accepted. The feel I get for the place will matter. I went to Georgetown's ASW and really liked the campus and students, but I'm not crazy about living in DC.

I realized I may never even get to make this decision, but it's a possibility so I'd like your perspective.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« on: April 16, 2007, 09:30:00 AM »
I'm sending in my seat deposit today. Who else will be at GULC in the fall?

Is anyone considering Curriculum B? What about housing? I am going to try to live on-campus.

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I'm from the area and this is where I want to practice. Would the bottom of the t14 (i.e., GULC, Cornell) give me any more options than the homegrown schools? Is it worth going to Georgetown over BU with $$$? I've heard that Boston is an insular market, but will the benefits of a better reputation trump the strong alumni bases of BU/BC?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Note-taking software
« on: March 14, 2007, 11:43:35 AM »
I don't really know anything about note-taking software, but I've seen some students using it in classes I've sat-in on. What's the best and most user-friendly? The only know I know about is Microsoft One Note. Is this something I should check with schools about?

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Where should I go next fall? / Georgetown vs. BU $$$
« on: February 26, 2007, 11:14:26 PM »
Help me ponder this...

I received a $30k per year scholarship from BU, nearly full tuition. Would I be making a grave mistake if I chose it over Georgetown with no money? I haven't received GULC's financial aid package yet, but I am assuming that my numbers aren't going to be getting me much money, if any.

Graduating with very little debt is important to me. I'm coming straight from UG and I'm really not tied down or anything, but I would like to be able to start saving for a down payment on a house, buy a car, and start a family after law school. I'd also prefer not to have to eat ramen noodles three meals a day for a decade after I graduate(WAAY too much sodium).

My interests are in public service/interest, maybe doing policy stuff or working for the DOJ or US Attorney's office. I am not interested in biglaw. BU would give me some flexibility to work in a field that I enjoy and not be forced into working 70 hours/wk in a firm. However, Georgetown location and connections in DC make it one of the best places for someone with my career interests.

I'm from the Boston area and would prefer to work in New England after graduation.

I loved Georgetown when I visited, but the BU offer really surprised me and I am now leaning toward the cheaper option. Is Georgetown worth the HUGE debt in the long run, or would I be crazy to pass up a ton of money at a well regarded school?

Obviously these are still hypotheticals and a lot could change, but I would appreciate some of your thoughts to help me with this decision.

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