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Law School Rankings / Re: Bash UCLA here
« on: April 22, 2006, 09:37:24 PM »
i don't want this to turn into a positive thread  ;D but i will say this about ucla:

amazing location- <5 miles from the beach



Yes, except those 5 miles can take you 40 minutes of driving time. 

If you're lucky.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Psychological preparation for 1L
« on: April 22, 2006, 09:31:41 PM »
Everyone here who is taking any one of the many anti-depressants out there should seriously consider 5-HTP.

It is a natural means of altering your levels of serotonin, which fluctuate wildly in some people.  Since you cannot take serotonin orally, you take 5-HTP instead, which is the precursor.

It has shown some wonderful potential and without the side effects of Paxil, Xanax, Zoloft, etc.

Look it up.

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further, what areas should i avoid?

The Hastings area.   ;D

San Fran is beautiful most of the year.  If you want to rent a car, go down Hwy 1 as recommended, the nicer stuff is south of Monterrey, IMO, but if you can make the drive around Pebble Beach, do it, it's amazing.  Also, north of SF you have some awesome redwoods.

The SF Chinatown is expensive as far as Chinatown food goes.  It's way, way cheaper elsewhere on the continent where there are large Chinese populations (Vancouver, NYC-Flushing especially, Toronto).  Pretty pricey in SF.  If you want to see the "Full House" houses, that area is really dumpy, IMO.  Both the park and the surrounding residential streets are iffy.

The Japanese tea garden is really pretty.  Alcatraz is a nice day trip if it's not too windy, wet and cold.  The Pier is pretty crowded with tourists, but the seals are cute.

I miss SF.   :'(

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out at GULC
in at Cornell

Similar here:

Out at GULC
In at UVA

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale a little arrogent?
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:35:48 PM »
I think both medical schools and law schools have their share of arrogant people - mainly because a lot of the people are coming straight from undergrad, and haven't had a chance to "de-tool" their personalities.  From what I hear, MBA programs sound like a better environment because most people have worked for a while, and had to prove themselves in a real-world environment.  Of course, after seeing the Apprentice, that doesn't mean much.

Are you kidding?  MBAs?  They're the most arrogant. 

People in the law school aren't that arrogant.  Things might be different in the grad school.

Seriously?  I had no clue, everything I have heard is that MBA programs are laid back, the people have a ton of fun, etc.  There was a study which talked to people who did the Harvard joint JD/MBA, and the comments were that the law school was pretty miserable, the MBA program was a blast.  Somehow I didn't see how that would be possible if the MBA people were all arrogant.

My best friend just graduated from a top 5 MBA program this year and I can tell you that, having met some of her classmates, these are the absolute extreme case of Type A personalities.  Seriously, half of them would poison their own mother for a good investment banking position, or so it seemed.  I found them incredibly competitive, and most of them were such overachievers already before their MBA.

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Acceptances / Re: Ave maria
« on: January 20, 2006, 11:26:47 PM »
You should have applied to Regent then. Don't worry Catholicism and Baptism are basicaly in the same Christianist mold.

Hahaha, is that for real?

Reminds me of that old joke.  2 Catholics, 2 Anglicans and 2 Baptists are on a boat that sinks.  They manage to swim to a nearby island and save their lives.  The 2 Catholics quickly get together and establish the Church of the Blessed Virgin.  The 2 Anglicans get together and establish the Church of the Holy Cross.  The two Baptists establish The First Baptist Church....and The Second Baptist Church.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale... Not complete after almost 10 weeks
« on: January 20, 2006, 11:21:21 PM »
I wouldn't worry about it too much.

I submitted my application a month before you and it took exactly 67 days to go complete.  They're not exactly Speedy Gonzales over there.

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Denials / Re: Rejections 05-06 Cycle
« on: January 19, 2006, 12:07:54 AM »
I just came back from an amazing vacation in the Dominican Republic to find a long awaited rejection from Cardozo.

But did you see Brad and Angelina?   ;)

Sorry about the rejection.  I know the feeling, it sucks.

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Law School Applications / Re: Thanks, Brooklyn Law! >:(
« on: January 18, 2006, 07:18:37 PM »
So, I guess no one has heard anything from Brooklyn yet?

When the hell is their application deadline?

I figure when that beautiful day dawns they might stop spamming me with their crap.

I even live abroad currently and they are STILL mailing things to me on nearly a weekly basis.  Including that 20 lb book.  God.

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Harvard would look so lame and pathetic if they ever did anything like that.  Not gonna happen in a million years.

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