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Current Law Students / George Mason any opinions?
« on: March 17, 2005, 06:12:01 PM »
Sorry for the prelaw questions, but I was hoping you guys could help me.

I've gotten into WUSTL and GMU, but I have pretty much decided to go to GMU and save the $41,000 in tuition.  I still have a few questions that would help me with this desicion, I'd appreciate any insight you guys might have:

Does anybody have any opinions on George Mason? UVA, GULC, and GW are strong competitors in the area and I'm worried the competition for jobs after graduation might be fierce.  GMU's low bar passage rate and high attrition rate also makes me nervous.  Also, I am thinking about IP law and even though GMU has an IP Specialty tract, they are not ranked very high for IP, which makes me think that they wouldn't be able to place well for this field.  I'll post this in the student's board as well, if other GMU acceptees are curious.

Also, does anyone know how much a decent 1 bedroom would cost near the University or on a connecting metro (and are the metro free with a student ID)?  Currently I am paying $800 a month in Houston for a 1100 sq Ft place.  What area should I look for a place in?  How about a 1 bedroom with a yard? I have 2 dogs who are inside dogs, but they would probably enjoy some free space to run around.

Thanks for all your help

Michael

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / UT Waitlist
« on: May 09, 2005, 04:54:24 PM »
Anybody know anything or heard anything about the Univ. of Texas Waitlist?  I was looking on LSN and noticed they only waitlisted 16 people this year.  I know that LSN doesn't list  every applicant, but comparing it to the number of waitlisted students at other schools, 16 is pretty low.  I almost feel like a may have a chance with these odds.  Anybody know when they try and make a decision?

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Incoming 1Ls / Just bought a Dell 6000d today anyone else?
« on: May 05, 2005, 10:24:39 AM »
I just bought a dell 6000d today with a $750 coupon from CouponMountain.com.  I got a pentium M 2GHz, 15.4inch Ultra Sharp WUXGA, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 128MB video card, 60GB 7200rpm hard drive, 3 year warranty, etc...  It seems like everyone on this board is buying the 700M, but (to me) this laptop seems a bit small.  Anyone else buy a 6000d?

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Incoming 1Ls / Choose Washington University over Cardozo
« on: May 02, 2005, 12:56:52 PM »
Well, I just paid the tuition deposit for Washington University today.  I am turning down a $75,000 scholarship from Cardozo for a $21,000 from Washington University.  I hope that I am making the right decision, anyone else out there making a similar choice? 

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Incoming 1Ls / UT Seat Deposit
« on: April 06, 2005, 05:20:50 AM »
Can anyone tell me when UT's 1st and 2nd Seat Deposit Deadline is?  Thanks.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlisted at UT
« on: March 31, 2005, 05:23:05 AM »
Just got the email today.  I'm not sure whether to be disappointed or happy that I was not rejected (yet).  Does anybody know anything about the waitlist procedure for UT?  Looking at LSN for last year, it doesn't seem like they put many people on the waitlist.  This year there is only me and one other person. 

Crossing my fingers and hoping they don't take too long to make a decision.

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Choosing the Right Law School / George Mason any opinions?
« on: March 17, 2005, 06:08:25 PM »
I've gotten into WUSTL and GMU, but I have pretty much decided to go to GMU and save the $41,000 in tuition.  I still have a few questions that would help me with this desicion, I'd appreciate any insight you guys might have:

Does anybody have any opinions on George Mason? UVA, GULC, and GW are strong competitors in the area and I'm worried the competition for jobs after graduation might be fierce.  GMU's low bar passage rate and high attrition rate also makes me nervous.  Also, I am thinking about IP law and even though GMU has an IP Specialty tract, they are not ranked very high for IP, which makes me think that they wouldn't be able to place well for this field.  I'll post this in the student's board as well, if other GMU acceptees are curious.

Also, does anyone know how much a decent 1 bedroom would cost near the University or on a connecting metro (and are the metro free with a student ID)?  Currently I am paying $800 a month in Houston for a 1100 sq Ft place.  What area should I look for a place in?  How about a 1 bedroom with a yard? I have 2 dogs who are inside dogs, but they would probably enjoy some free space to run around.

Thanks for all your help

Michael

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Choosing the Right Law School / WUSTL vs GMU
« on: March 06, 2005, 05:25:30 AM »
Curretnly these two schools (WUSTL and GMU) are my top 2 contenders.  WUSTL would cost $27,000 per year and GMU would cost $20,000 per year (unless they give me a scholarship, I haven't heard back from them yet).  WUSTL is favored in the rankings (21 vs. 38).  Location is not really a factor for me although cost of living would probably be cheaper in St. Louis.  Also, does anyone know how hard it is to get Virginia Residency status after living there for 1 year as a student (would knock GMU down to $10,000 a year).

So the question is go for the higher ranked school or go for the cheaper school?  Would WUSTL really provide a better chance for a high paying job after graduation and would it really provide a significantly better education?  I won't have time to visit both of these schools, so it would be helpful to hear this board's opinions on this matter.

Also on a side note, Just started Glannon's 4th edition Torts book (Aspen E&E).So far it is a lot of fun and I've ordered 4 other PLS2 recommended primers.

Thanks

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Got into WUSTL today, but was only offered $5000 a year, making their tution about $27,000 per year.  I can't see myself paying this much for anything outside of T14.  I'm turning down #22 for #'s 54 or 62.  Who's with me!

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Law School Admissions / complete notifications
« on: February 23, 2005, 07:21:48 PM »
Has anybody received a complete notification from the following schools, or does a rejection/acceptence just show up in the mail unannounced?:
1) Boston University
2) William and Mary
3) Washington University in St. Louis.

I submitted my apps in mid December and have not received a complete notice (although BU did send an application received or requested notice).  I don't want to bother them, but I am worried that I might have forgot to send something in.

If it helps anybody still waiting I applied at the following schools with the following communication:

1) University of Houston -complete notice followed by emailed acceptence letter - did not mention scholarship
2) Univ. of Texas - complete notice
3) Georgetown - no complete notice, mailed rejection letter
4) George Washington - no complete notice, mailed rejection letter
5) Hofstra - no complete notice, mailed acceptence with scholarship offer
6) Lewis and Clark - complete notice followed by acceptence letter with scholarship offer
7) Indiana University - no complete notice, acceptence letter in mail with scholarship offer
8) Washington and Lee - complete notice
9) Berkeley - complete notice
10) SMU - complete notice
11) Baylor - mailed letter to check app status online
12) Northwestern - complete notice followed by rejection letter
13) NYU - complete notice
14) George Mason Univ. - complete notice followed by acceptence letter - did not mention scholarship
15) Cardozo - complete notice - followed by acceptence phone call from Dean, about 1-2 weeks after came scholarship offer.

Also does anyone know if the above schools usualy offer scholarships with the acceptence offer or later..(except for IU, Cardozo, Lewis and Clark, and Hofstra which I already know the answer to....and for Georgetown, GW, and Northwestern who can take their scholarship money and shove it up their elitist F*ing Azzez :))

Thanks

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