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General Off-Topic Board / Need Blackberry Advice
« on: July 12, 2008, 07:39:38 AM »
Hey all,

I am thinking about getting a Blackberry, and I would love to hear from anybody that has one. I am pretty technophobic, so definitely not a "gotta have the latest gadget" person.

I like the GPS, I like being able to use it as a modem for my computer when I am at home, I like the compactness.

What do you use yours for? Like it? Hate it? What exactly do you have, and do you recommend it?

Thanks so much!

General Off-Topic Board / You have GOT to read this PS over on TLS!
« on: June 28, 2008, 06:32:17 PM »
oh, I can't stop laughing!!!

Booo! The poster took it down, but don't despair. The lovely and talented Diet Sunkist has posted it upstream in this thread. Top of page 3.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / This waitlist is killing me!
« on: June 27, 2008, 04:53:45 PM »
Hi guys,

I am having a hard time with this waitlist thing and just wanted to hear how everybody is handling theirs.
I have a snowball's chance of getting in off my waitlist (hundreds of people with higher numbers before me) so it is particularly ridiculous that it is haunting me to this extent.

I am in the middle of packing up and selling my house (in the town where my waitlist school is located) and it's like I am moving through concrete.

I love the school I am committed to, but the waitlist thing is really weighing on me.

Anybody else?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Tulane Waitlist
« on: May 06, 2008, 06:49:46 PM »
Anybody on the WL? How long are you willing to wait it out?

I have looked for info on LSN and here, but there isn't much to go on. Any good insider scuttlebutt?

Choosing the Right Law School / Tulane v. UF
« on: April 09, 2008, 12:10:29 PM »
Hey everybody, I need a little sage advice/ opinions. Here's the vital stats:

In at UF, WL at Tulane (WTF?!?). Full price so far on both. I can't decide if I should stay on the waitlist, or just bag it.

I am aiming at becoming a public defender after graduation, so debt is a big deal, however  LRAP from the school and the Feds will help out.

I would love to live and work in either Miami/ West Palm (where I have some job connections) or NOLA (where I do not have connections).

Obviously, UF is much cheaper. For clinical opportunities however, I will have to get out of Gainsville. I can do the regular PD thing there, but really would love to do some capital case stuff. Tulane crushes UF in this respect, and it is a big consideration since the jobs that I am aiming for love to see lots of clinical experience.

Barring a miracle the size of the second coming, these are my choices. Should I stay on the waitlist at Tulane? If I get off, should I go?

One last variable, I have a SO who really does not like Gainesville. Frankly, I am not really making a choice based on his preferences, for various reasons which I won't go into, but NOLA definitely appeals to him. I feel the same way. Love New Orleans, not so pumped about Gainesville.

Lastly, if I decide to work in Miami, I have a feeling UF places better than Tulane. Discuss.

Thanks in advance for anything you can contribute to the discussion.

Site Suggestions and Announcements / New Section Idea
« on: April 05, 2008, 02:34:48 PM »

A section devoted to things like wheel chair access, accommodation, etc. might be really helpful. A lot of schools are not fully accessible, so a sticky for wheelchair access might garner a lot of detailed info.

Maybe call it Accomodation and Access? Trying to avoid the "Disabled Students Board" moniker.

Rock on.

Wow, this is starting to get kinda ugly for me. I've heard from one school, University of Miami, out of eight. Miami just sent out an email stating that the seat deposit must be in the mail April 7 (if using regular mail) or April 11 (FedEx. etc.). That is, of course, prior to many schools anticipated April 15th reply date. "No exceptions" is made very clear in the Miami email.

Speaking as someone who doesn't have a penny to burn, let alone $500, it certainly seems like this whole admissions system is poorly designed. At least, if you actually care about students.

Law School Admissions / Miami Scholar's?
« on: March 14, 2008, 05:26:11 PM »
Did anyone here apply for the Miami Scholar's Program? If so, which circuit are you from?

It's great, this has given me something totally new to obsess/ worry about! But it would be very sweet...

I'm in the 4th Circuit.

Choosing the Right Law School / UMiami Chat Invite- Help Me Interpret
« on: March 07, 2008, 08:02:21 PM »
Soooo.. I just got invited to a PI/ Pro Bono Chat. The invite runs "Admitted Students will chat with Dean Marni Lennon...etc."

Am I in, or does everyone get this who expressed an interest in PI?

People, I have zero acceptances so far. Give me some good news.

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