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Mine hasn't been deposited either.

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I found myself in the directory too- what is up with the long email addresses?!  I'm just waiting the required 48 hours to be able to fill out the housing app.

I sent my deposit last week, so the turnaround was pretty quick.

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1. No
2. No- I had good reception in the area when I visited, so I don't see a reason to switch.

I'm entering the lottery for graduate student housing- anyone else?


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Sent my deposit to Notre Dame today. Go irish!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: notre dame
« on: March 17, 2006, 07:27:45 PM »
I attended an alumni luncheon today w/ 2 ND alum...based on our conversation, here's what they had to say about the school:

Student Life
-Close-knit community of law students who have remained so for the 3-4 years they've been out of school
-Yes it is pretty conservative, but alternate views and debates are welcome and interesting..and for the most part, people do debate and remain friends after
-South Bend, while it will never be mistaken for a big city, is a fun place with lots to do for those who like to party and those who do not
-Both lived in graduate student housing their first year and got the chance to meet and befriend students outside the law school

Academics
-Both mentioned strong student body in terms of academics, and were quick to tell me that ND is a 'national' school and the reputation alone takes you very far in terms of jobs during and after law school
-Neither attended the London law program, but said that their friends who did go had a great time and grew very close to the other students who attended
-Focus on public interest law, esp. the legal aid clinic was a great experience

Overall, I got the sense that they were truly honest in their assessment of the strong points and potential negatives of the law school.  Both had a choice between ND and an equally or higher-ranked school and decided to come to ND based on personal attention from the administration and the community atmosphere of the school in general. They also said that the alumni network is really great and is willing to support students however they can.

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Not too happy w/ Fordham's administration right now.  They've consistently taken a long time to get back to me after every question I've had.  I emailed them a week ago about available housing options/suggestions for admitted students day 3/29...because if I have to pay for a hotel I can't afford to do that and book a flight out there...but no response! I know I could have been more proactive by calling to follow up, but they're on my bad list anyway.

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Law School Applications / Re: Public Interest
« on: March 14, 2006, 12:08:32 PM »
I plan to enter public interest law...most likely as a public defender to start my career, but I can see myself working for a not-for-profit too.  I'd like to focus on criminal law, particularly anti-death penalty work.

Based on my public interest focus, I'm narrowing down my schools to probably Notre Dame or Fordham. I would love to be in DC, but I haven't seen much from GW in the way of my interests, and American hasn't offered me any $.  I'd definitely consider going for a clerkship after graduation,  but biglaw never has and never will hold any interest for me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Georgetown...
« on: March 09, 2006, 09:47:15 AM »
Thanks! At this point I'm really not too optimistic about my chances, but it will be nice to know regardless.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Notre Dame
« on: March 09, 2006, 08:45:06 AM »
No- but I am going on the 24th of March. Anyone else?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Georgetown...
« on: March 09, 2006, 08:22:22 AM »
I went to decision last night...after weeks of staring at "Complete" when checking my status, it was a nice change. Now it looks like I have about another week for wait for my letter.

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