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Nashville School of Law / Re: Housing near NSL
« on: March 19, 2005, 12:04:12 PM »
The neighborhoods nearest NSL are mixed-ethnic lower class.  They are typical of that sort of neighborhood, with many people who really keep up their houses and have great community, and others who let their houses go, and tend to be boisterous.  Crime isn't the worst in the city, but it's worse then many places. 

Probably more what you are looking for will be across I-65 on Woodmont (NSL is just off of Thompson, which turns into Woodmont once it crosses 65).  There are several neighborhoods with duplex's and apartment complex's along there.  At most, this would be about a 5 minute drive.

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Transferring / Transferring DOWN
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:41:36 AM »
Anyone know about transferring?  I have two concerns:

1) Financial Aid: Do you get shafted?  If you go to a school you were accepted at initially, will the award be similar?

2) None of the schools above where I am at particuarly interest me, in fact I chose where I am at in part because it was the highest ranked school I even wanted to go to.  Is transferring down going to get me a decent financial award?

Note: My grades are currently about dead center of the curve, and will be similar this semester.  Put me at about a 3.2 or so.

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Transferring / Re: I've gotta get out of this place
« on: February 07, 2005, 10:33:54 PM »
Add a premium put on teaching and I'm there with you!

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General Board / Re: Best School for Students Who Hate Law School?
« on: February 02, 2005, 10:14:49 AM »
In response: I chose to go to law school because I have a genuine interest in the law and philosophy of the law, and wanted to learn about it.  Where I currently am, class is just a farce, and the real learning takes place from hornbooks.  The professors have no teaching skill whatsoever.  There is no socratic method- just disorganized lecture and uncomfortably forced questions that don't further understanding.

Sorry I expected more out of law school, and a top 20 specifically.  I don't want a biglaw job, I want to know the law and how to use it.

So, again I ask, anyone think their school is really good for this?

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General Board / Re: Best School for Students Who Hate Law School?
« on: February 01, 2005, 02:53:45 PM »
Good point: I want a school where when faculty are interviewed, they first get asked- "What's your teaching philosophy?" rather than "What have you published?" 

A school without a blinders-on approach to anything but Big-Law jobs.

Responsive faculty and friendly students?  That'd be nice, too.

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General Board / Best School for Students Who Hate Law School?
« on: February 01, 2005, 01:25:52 PM »
I'm a 1L at a top-20 law school, and I absolutely hate it.  I knew I wouldn't like law school, and tried to pick one that I thought would soften that blow...I miscalculated.

Does anyone think their school would be an ideal place for me to transfer?  I don't want to say where I am at, so if anyone here recommends here, I can compare with other schools.

Thanks!

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General Board / International Law
« on: January 09, 2004, 12:12:28 AM »
What is international law?  I mean, I have a general idea, but what sorts of careers, other than in the business world, would I find?  What about salary statistics?  Employment overseas?  Thanks, I appreciate any help!
Ryan

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