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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Advice for incoming 1L's
« on: May 16, 2005, 06:18:13 PM »
This was a post on the "Student & Graduates" msg board that I thought many on here will benefit from...
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,1909.0.html

enjoy..

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Where should I go next fall? / Schools sending you clothes?!
« on: May 06, 2005, 06:57:54 PM »
Hey, I just got another letter from the Dean at Syracuse and a nice SHIRT?! This is in addittion to a good amount of scholarships...has anyone else gotten like actual SHIRTS n stuff from schools?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / UCLA Bound
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:54:33 AM »
there were many ucla soon to be's posting all over the place. hopefully this will unify everyone. ;D

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Law School Applications / Syracuse.....any info?
« on: October 30, 2004, 03:24:34 PM »
I really love their Public Admin program which is #1 in the nation. The only problem is their law school is a TTT according to US News. (As u must have guessed I am planning on a Dual Degree)

Any information on the law school and maybe the history of where they have been ranked would be appreciated. How is a school thats been established since 1800's have such a mediocre law school?

sank u berry much.

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Law School Applications / Happy Ramadan!!!
« on: October 15, 2004, 06:38:46 PM »
To all the Muslims, wish everyone a very happy and blessed Ramadan. ;D

and for those that want more information on Ramadan....

http://islam.about.com/library/weekly/aa121698a.htm?terms=ramadan

peeeeeeeeeace

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Law School Applications / Harvard student convicted of manslaughter
« on: October 14, 2004, 12:47:46 PM »
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) -- A Harvard University graduate student was convicted of manslaughter Thursday for stabbing a teenage father to death with a knife he said he used in self-defense during a fight started by the victim.

The jury rejected a first-degree murder conviction for Alexander Pring-Wilson, who prosecutors said became enraged when Michael Colono ridiculed him for being drunk. The defense argued that Colono and his cousin were brutally beating Pring-Wilson when he lashed out with a knife to defend himself and inflicted the deadly wounds.

Judge Regina Quinlan revoked Pring-Wilson's bail and scheduled sentencing for later Thursday. Manslaughter carries a possible sentence ranging from probation to 20 years in prison.

As Pring-Wilson was led from the courtroom, his girlfriend and mother sobbed in the front row. Colono's mother, Ada, broke down in tears outside the courtroom and was comforted by her family.

The case represented a collision of two worlds. Pring-Wilson, the privileged son of Colorado lawyers, was studying at Harvard for his master's degree in Russian and Eurasian studies and planning to attend law school. Colono, an 18-year-old high school dropout, had earned his GED and was working as a cook at a Boston hotel. He died the day before his daughter's third birthday.

On April 12, 2003, Pring-Wilson was walking home after a night out with friends. Colono, his cousin and his cousin's girlfriend were waiting for a pizza outside a restaurant.

Witnesses said Colono made fun of Pring-Wilson because he was drunk and stumbling. Prosecutors said the Harvard student then went berserk, beating Colono before he pulled out his folding knife and repeatedly plunged it into Colono's chest and abdomen.

"Michael Colono made fun of the defendant and it cost him his life," Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Lynch said.

But Pring-Wilson testified he was defending himself. In the courtroom, he re-enacted the confrontation, dropping to one knee to show how he cowered on the sidewalk beneath a succession of blows from Colono and his cousin.

"I was thinking, what's going to stop these guys? ... Are these guys going to know to stop when I'm dead?" he testified.

Only then, he said, did he pull out the 4-inch folding knife and begin waving it around over his head in hopes of getting them to stop. The entire fight lasted just 70 seconds.

Prosecutors pursued a first-degree murder charge against Pring-Wilson, saying the stabbing was deliberately premeditated and constituted extreme atrocity and cruelty. One of those conditions must be met to convict for first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.


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Law School Applications / "Others" Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 08, 2004, 12:26:30 AM »
Well, I feel that there might be many on LSD that might feel a little left out. So here it is. The discussion board for the rest of us. The "others". :)

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K, I know we can apply before our scores come out and the schools we applied to will simply get our scores when they are out. My question is. I'm gonna send in my apps very soon before I get my score.  What happends if I applied to these schools and I get my score and it SUX majorly (worst case scenario). Schools will get them and auto reject me or will I have a chance to take it in Dec and make them to hold off on their decision until after then? Shed some light someone......Tanks u berry much.

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Personal Statement / Goals vs History?
« on: September 30, 2004, 03:15:37 PM »
Hey guys,
Quick question...what do u guys think the balance should be percentage wise for talking about your goals after law school and talking about your history....?
Thanks.

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LSAC and LSDAS / Include College Classes took during HS?---DUPLICATE
« on: September 24, 2004, 02:32:22 PM »
i took some college classes while in HS at a commuinty college..i need to ask them to send transcripts as well right???

also...is the LSAC CD worth the money??

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