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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / HLS-bound UCLA Grads?
« on: July 25, 2006, 07:11:43 PM »
UCLA class of '05 here, 1L this fall (deferred a year).  Curious if anyone else is planning to try and catch whatever Bruin games are available in Cambridge, maybe try and get a group of Bruin faithful to watch the games?  Also, is anyone thinking about heading to South Bend for the Notre Dame game?  I figure that'll be my one trip away from law school for the first semester. 

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Law School Applications / Accepted Harvard 1L taking questions
« on: September 05, 2005, 02:18:13 AM »
Hey all,

Got into Harvard last year and accepted, but decided at the last minute to defer.  Working at a firm now.  Anyway, happy to answer questions as someone who's just gone through the whole application process.  Not sure I can be a ton of help, but happy to supply whatever I can.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Who's deferring?
« on: May 05, 2005, 02:24:55 PM »
I've decided to defer and take a year to work in a law firm, get a taste for the profession, save some money up, etc.  Plus, I feel that I personally would do better in law school after a year.

Just curious, who else is deferring and why did you decide to do it?

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Complete at all four since at least mid Dec., yet no response from any of them.  Anyone in a similar boat from any of these?

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. . . did anyone actually really like it?  I hear a lot of people say "oh, it's not hyper competitive and I met some cool people" but I've only ever heard one person rave about it.  If you've been there, did you meet students who went not just for the name but because they thought it would be the best place to study law?  Did you like their facilities?  Were people nice?  Did it seem to be a law school you'd choose because you thought you would enjoy it more than anywhere else? 

Or is the reason people go just for the name?  Thanks in advance for your thoughts, I'm really trying to decide where to go and any info would be appreciated.

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Studying for the LSAT / Good luck to all of you taking the Feb test!
« on: February 11, 2005, 02:48:58 PM »
Just wanted to wish everyone good luck.  So, good luck!

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Where should I go next fall? / Need help choosing schools, thoughts please!
« on: February 01, 2005, 10:53:16 PM »
Hey all,

So I had never really had interest in Harvard, heard lots of bad things, etc., but when I got admitted I spent a lot of winter break learning about the school and really started to like it, hearing about the job opportunities, alumni network, resources of the school, etc.

What my problem now is that before I ever thought about Harvard I was really into Columbia, very excited about it and dying to get in after hearing great things about the school.  Today I was admitted and all those thoughts came rushing back, and I'm now conflicted, thinking that the long-term prospects are better but would enjoy Columbia more.

I hear lots about how Harvard and Yale are just one cut about the rest of the top five in terms of job prospects, prestige, etc.  Would I be stupid to turn down Harvard for Columbia?  Specifically, I'm thinking of eventually ending up in politics (whether in office or doing something for my part of choice), so I'm not sure which has the better career prospects for that.  Any thoughts anyone has would be much appreciated.  I'm happy to have the choice, but I'm not sure how to make it.  Thanks all!

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Where should I go next fall? / Harvard
« on: January 15, 2005, 05:20:44 AM »
Could anyone please give me anything they know about life at Harvard, especially with the 1L change they just instituted this year?  Thanks!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Harvard info please!!!!
« on: January 15, 2005, 05:19:34 AM »
Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some info on what life is like at Harvard?  Especially since they just changed their 1L program this last year.  Are there people who aren't totally stuck up and are just laid back and cool?  I'd just like any first or second-hand knowledge people could share as I'm really struggling with it.  Thanks so much!


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Law School Applications / Heard from schools yet?
« on: December 08, 2004, 12:58:17 PM »
Wondering when individual schools start to notify for full-time, regular admissions?  I thought they were all in January-April, but I applied mid-November and got a phone call from Boalt 1 day after my application was complete to let me know I'd been accepted, though they said the letter wouldn't come until January.  Do a lot of schools do this?  Has anyone else heard yet?

Also, just wanted to say good luck to everyone!   

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