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Baltimore / 1Ls at UB?
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:51:22 PM »
I am off to UB this fall and was wondering if anyone else out there wanted to start an email group or message board online to discuss things.  We can find out who is in each other's sections/courses and it might benefit us all to know some people going in.

I am in the evening division, Section 419.  Hope to hear from you soon and good luck this Fall!

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Baltimore / The Wireless Campus
« on: June 09, 2005, 05:13:19 PM »
I will be starting law school this fall (2005) at UB. I know they are nearly a completely wireless campus, meaning that wireless enabled laptops can get a network connection in about 80% of the campus buildings.

Does anyone know if there are specific requirements for laptops cause I am getting ready to buy a new one. What are the best laptops for law students, that also are the best for wi-fi?

Thanks!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Heading to U of Baltimore?
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:57:26 PM »
Just wanted to see if anyone else was attending the University of Baltimore School of Law this fall. I will be a 1L in the evening division, and would love to meet some people that might be in my section...

Hope to see some posts below!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Dell Coupons - up to $750 off!!
« on: June 29, 2005, 01:05:49 PM »
I just purchased a Dell 700m.  I will be attending the University of Baltimore School of Law this fall, and the university (like many others I'm sure) offers a 12% discount on dell computers.  Ignore all such discounts and see the website below FIRST.  I got my 700m (priced at $1,600) for $1,000.  It has CD & DVD Burner, Intel Pentium M 725 processor, Intel ProWireless 802.11 a/b/g, Windows XP Pro, 40GB Hard drive, upgraded 8-cell battery, FREE 64MB UBS Key, FREE shipping and a 1-year warranty with full repair service...a great deal.

This website changes every Thursday so do not make hasty decisions....enjoy!

http://www.edealinfo.com/dell

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Law School Applications / FREE Admissions Advice from a Professional
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:50:22 PM »
I was recently accepted to the University of Baltimore School of Law.  I owe much of my acceptance to one website.  This website, run by a former admissions officer, provides free advice and information about each aspect of the admissions process (choosing a school, LSAT, LSAC, LSDAS, Personal Statements, and more).

I found it absolutely invaluable and I hope you will too...

http://www.deloggio.com/newweb/home.htm

I hope you find this as useful as I did. Best of Luck!

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Personal Statement / PS Advice from a professional!!
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:47:12 PM »
I have been accepted to law school.  I owe much of my acceptance to a website.  The website is: http://www.deloggio.com/recsres/personal.htm

This website offers free resources for applicants on a number of different topics including personal statements, applications, LSAT, etc...

Here is an excerpt from the Personal Statement section (for more click the link above):

Your personal statement is your opportunity to give law schools a reason to say "yes" to your file. Don't be afraid to take risks in it. Remember that a mediocre personal statement is wasted paper in your file.

What does a law school look for in a personal statement?
First of all, good writing; anything less than perfection counts as a negative. Secondly, the admissions officer is looking for diversity. Any information you wish to provide about ethnic or socioeconomic background is most likely to appear here. Any personal obstacles you've had to overcome will also be addressed here. To the extent that you're not the "mainstream applicant," this is your chance to show it.

Beyond these two factors, answers varied somewhat from school to school. Many admissions officers stressed that this is your opportunity to address any weaknesses in your file. Some said they look for leadership, others for community involvement, still others for maturity and seriousness in applying to law school. Many look for "what makes you unique," your diversity in more personal terms; it could be an Olympic medal or your skills as a gourmet cook, nature photographer or quilt-maker. Many schools also look for "personal growth and development," a category which frequently overlaps the one above.

The best overall instruction I've seen comes from U. Wisconsin's application:

"Don't be afraid to talk to us about an unusual experience. It is often these experiences, and your recounting of them, that can speak volumes to us about you, your level of self-reflection, your imagination, how you understand and engage the world around you, and what you could bring to the Law School. We also encourage you to write your personal statement in a narrative tone so that more of your personality and who you are comes through in the writing. You should envision the personal statement as your opportunity to have a "conversation" with the Admissions Committee...."

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