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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cardozo, anyone?
« on: May 26, 2006, 03:19:16 PM »
hmm.... i failed to realize current 1L's probably aren't on this board, so... I'd still be happy to hear what soon-to-be 1L's have to say about my questions from their general feelings of the school.

Thanks!

I am a current 1L (just started early may), and so far im really impressed with the professors, the quality of the students, and the general feeling of of the school. the professors we have are all extremely approachable. the administration has met with us several times already to acclimate us to the school, and even the dean / asst dean are always super accesible and visible within the school building itself. feel free to ask me anything. i mean,  i havent been here for very long, but i can help you out best i can :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cardozo, anyone?
« on: May 26, 2006, 03:16:48 PM »
I'm seriously considering Cardozo right now, and need to make a decision soon... would definitely help me to hear from some people beforehand about reasons for their choice.  Its a pretty big leap from CA!   :)

What are your options? Have you ever been to NY/lived on east coast?

My other option currently would be Univ of San Diego, a total polar opposite in terms of life style.  Of course I'm still keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of getting in off of the UC Hastings waitlist.   :P

I've visited NY twice in the last couple months and I really like the city, as well as Cardozo and the village but never lived out there for any extended period of time.  The school itself seemed pretty nice with all the renovations, and definitely felt more comfortable and modern than Brooklyn Law School. 

One question I did have about Cardozo was the religious affiliation.  I'm not Jewish, nor do I remotely resemble anyone of that religion (asian male), so I was wondering how much of this affiliation students felt in their everyday interactions with other students/faculty.  Its not a main concern or anything, but just wondering how much this factored into everyday life, since most of my life I've lived in very diverse and accepting areas (San Francisco, Berkeley).  I think the website states that last year's class was 20% minorities, not sure how that translates into general attitudes of the student body.

Thanks

Im not Jewish either, and while the May class that I am in is disproporitonately jewish, the rest of the student body is 60% jewish. im a white female, btw. and though while all i really know is my class (100 people) it really doesnt seem odd. in a way, its awesome, because there are tons of Jewish holidays (next week we only have a three day week :) )

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cardozo, anyone?
« on: May 24, 2006, 11:07:51 PM »
I'm seriously considering Cardozo right now, and need to make a decision soon... would definitely help me to hear from some people beforehand about reasons for their choice.  Its a pretty big leap from CA!   :)

What are your options? Have you ever been to NY/lived on east coast?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cardozo, anyone?
« on: May 23, 2006, 12:08:57 AM »
catwood, is it true that there's no wireless internet anywhere in the building?  What's the library like?  Do you think the sabbath closures will be a drag for non-observant types or goyim?  I'm trying to decide, and I was leaning very heavily toward Cardozo, but Brooklyn just made a surge in my private rankings for complicated, personal reasons.
i can answer this for you: theres only wireless in the library and the student lounge.  i dont think the library is really an issue at all. the library is four stories, quiet, and In my opinion, quite good for studying.

Thanks, bvrlvr!  (Are you from Oregon, by chance?)  Is there natural light in the library? That's another thing I really liked about Brooklyn.

not from oregon...new york :) There is natural light in the library, most of the windows have dimmer style shades, which can be opened or closed. i like spending time on the 5th ave side in the afternoon, its quite nice. so i assume you only had a chance to visit brooklyn?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cardozo, anyone?
« on: May 20, 2006, 10:59:53 PM »
catwood, is it true that there's no wireless internet anywhere in the building?  What's the library like?  Do you think the sabbath closures will be a drag for non-observant types or goyim?  I'm trying to decide, and I was leaning very heavily toward Cardozo, but Brooklyn just made a surge in my private rankings for complicated, personal reasons.
i can answer this for you: theres only wireless in the library and the student lounge.  i dont think the library is really an issue at all. the library is four stories, quiet, and In my opinion, quite good for studying.

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Wait List / Re: On Hold at Case
« on: May 13, 2006, 11:38:45 PM »
Damn, I'm still on hold.  Anyone else?

ditto

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: USC
« on: May 10, 2006, 09:36:44 PM »
I called late last week and they said they haven't made a decision on my file yet.  I am definitely not someone who expects to get into USC...

Ditto.
I didn't expect to be borderline for USC. I figured they'd reject me by January. So for me, no news is good news until its not.

Same here as well. I cant even believe ive made it this far without being rejected. maybe LSAC sent them someone elses GPA and LSAT :D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Thanking Recommenders
« on: May 10, 2006, 02:50:22 AM »
I am artistic and crafty, so I made all 4 thank you cards out of various art supplies, and attached them to small boxes of goodies: very cheap, like tea and crackers, chocolates, or cookies. i spent less than 20 total on everything, including the art supplies. i tried to keep it minimally cheap and thoughtful.

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interesting results thus far...

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If I were you I would push it back. If I could go back in time, I would have. And I would have used the summer to prep.

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