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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham Full Price
« on: December 07, 2008, 12:35:17 PM »
What are your suggestions for peer schools with $$$?


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What is the deal with Ave Maria?
« on: November 18, 2008, 08:26:36 PM »
As respects to Ave Maria...

I don't see Scalia, Roberts, Alito or Thomas going anywhere, so I would temper that a little bit.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What is the deal with Ave Maria?
« on: November 17, 2008, 08:16:24 PM »
Although they do seem to have a great history of success in judicial clerkship placements.

And the scholarship money is top notch.

If the Florida transfer gets figured out- it will be a gorgeous location and facility.


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Rate the Catholic Law Schools
« on: November 14, 2008, 06:34:26 PM »
Boston College
Fordham
Georgetown
Notre Dame

Discuss.

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Law School Admissions / 3.46 (Harvard)/161- Scholarships Possible???
« on: October 29, 2008, 04:33:37 PM »
What schools would I be able to receive significant scholarship money from in the Northeast/Mid-atlantic?

Thanks in advance.

Male/Non-URM

Athlete

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Law School Admissions / [removed]
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:53:56 AM »
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 21, 2008, 04:38:37 AM »
Boston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way?

It's Jesuit by foundation--and the only substantive meaning of this from my experience is the type of environment it promotes. There are a few professors around with a Jesuit background who sometimes integrate issues of morality in teaching legal principles, which can be a huge asset because it really reminds law students of the higher philosophical underpinnings of morality and law. Also, for being a very highly ranked law school, I find the atmosphere to be incredibly cooperative, as opposed to cutthroat competitiveness that you find at other closely ranked schools. A lot of people find an attraction in a school that can guarantee you THE BEST job opportunities in the legal profession while not putting you through a dog-eat-dog environment during law school. It's pretty unique in that respect. I took a 1L law course (at T12 school) while an undergrad, and can personally attest to the difference in atmosphere. Everything from the way students behave toward each other, to the interpersonal relationships between students and faculty.

Thanks for your response. Boston College is my top choice, but I have little experience with private universities and wanted to make sure there wasn't a crucifix in every classroom and the day started with prayer.  ;)


/sigh

The ultimate shame of the Jesuit institutions...

Some day they will return to the Church...


???

Sorry, but I want to learn about the law. Not have a religion shoved down my throat. If I wanted that I'd go to BYU.



The two are not mutually exclusive.  We owe much of the Western legal tradition to the Church's canon law tradition.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 20, 2008, 08:32:55 PM »
Boston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way?

It's Jesuit by foundation--and the only substantive meaning of this from my experience is the type of environment it promotes. There are a few professors around with a Jesuit background who sometimes integrate issues of morality in teaching legal principles, which can be a huge asset because it really reminds law students of the higher philosophical underpinnings of morality and law. Also, for being a very highly ranked law school, I find the atmosphere to be incredibly cooperative, as opposed to cutthroat competitiveness that you find at other closely ranked schools. A lot of people find an attraction in a school that can guarantee you THE BEST job opportunities in the legal profession while not putting you through a dog-eat-dog environment during law school. It's pretty unique in that respect. I took a 1L law course (at T12 school) while an undergrad, and can personally attest to the difference in atmosphere. Everything from the way students behave toward each other, to the interpersonal relationships between students and faculty.

Thanks for your response. Boston College is my top choice, but I have little experience with private universities and wanted to make sure there wasn't a crucifix in every classroom and the day started with prayer.  ;)


/sigh

The ultimate shame of the Jesuit institutions...

Some day they will return to the Church...


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« on: October 16, 2008, 06:48:28 PM »
Key misunderstanding on this thread:

We are in the midst of a FINANCIAL crisis.

NOT an ECONOMIC crisis.

These are VERY different things.

A depression is not coming, although an argument for a recession could be made.

However, many key areas of our economy are relatively insurance proof, even some sectors of FINANCE are relatively recession proof (insurance for one).

Let's temper some of the doom and gloom.  It's just breathless hysterics.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Notre Dame Intramural Football
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:37:02 PM »
Can law students play in the full contact intramural football league at Notre Dame?

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