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General Board / Re: Rutgers State
« on: May 11, 2006, 03:05:07 PM »
I know that I will appreciate not having the obnoxious debt.

do you already live in the area, do you have family you can live with - NJ housing is pretty expensive - comparable to a lot of cities - most burbs around newark will be over 1200 for a 1 br.  if you have a car, dont forget about the insurance prices.

do you have a place lined up yet - i know there is a nice one in west orange that is around 1000 a month, just a ride down 280 right into rutgers

General Board / Re: Rutgers State
« on: May 05, 2006, 09:51:39 AM »
newark is a nice building (very close to SHU Law and NJIT.  its newark - so take it for what its worth.  it is not as nice as downneck (the portugese section), but far better than some of the bad areas.  there is a lot of white collar business around there as well as the AAA baseball staduim (great time for like 10 bucks) and i believe that they are doing construction to move the devils there in a few years.  its like any city - should be fine during the day and watch yourself during the night

And dude - FYI no one calls it rutgers state, just rutgers will do

General Board / Re: UDC
« on: May 02, 2006, 07:21:25 AM »
i dont work there, i will probably be a 1L this fall. 

i dont know how many for sure, i was throwing it out as a hypothetical, but i could only surmise that in a school a bit farther down in the rankings and with a class size under 100, only the top 1-5 students would be able to transfer (unless there are a bunch of people with amazing gpa's).  i did hear from one guy that they are traditionally late in handing out 1L grades to make this a bit tougher, dont know if there is any truth to that.

i dont know about the reputation (its a law school right) - if you read some of the online comments, you will be scared out of your mind, but most of them are from people who just want to bash you for the sake of basing you (to bad you dont go to HYS, you will fail in life type of stuff).  UDC does a great service to the city and i have heard that anyone who at the very lest wants an internship in a government office over the summer is pretty much guarenteed one.   

General Board / Re: UDC
« on: May 01, 2006, 10:57:28 PM »
see, i thought the library was a nice layout.  by far not a traditional law library, but a very contemporary look to it.  very nice for a school under 300

General Board / Re: UDC
« on: May 01, 2006, 10:11:05 AM »
it is relativley new to DC, its the former antioch law school that fell apart.  it is in a city with 4 other lawschools, each is more well known.  from what i have heard, it is good for actual legal practice and theory instead of just theory.  there are 2 mandatory legal clinics that are 350 hours 2nd semester 2L and 1st 3L.  i wouldnt advise going there with just the intent of transferring, i am sure that there are 25 others there with the same hopes and not everyone can pull it off.  the people there are very nice and the faculty is quite accomplished.  it tends to lean left and has a strong public service focus, but you learn the same law as anywhere else. 

thought id get that in before people started jumping all over you and telling you what a moron you are for considering it and all of the usual mumbo jumbo that you hear on the online boards.  good luck wherever you go, and if you go to UDC theres a good chance ill see you there

General Board / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 13, 2006, 02:58:07 PM »
FL, while i agree with you and think erapit is a male private part...why are you both copying and pasting your arguments from another post.  do either of you think that posting the same arguments on this post as oposed to that post makes your argument stronger or does anyhting but put both of you in the spotlight.  c'mon if you guys want to keep bickering, do it on that thread, no one wants to see this *&^% on every topic,4130.0.html

District of Columbia / Re: What can you tell me?
« on: March 24, 2006, 04:41:46 PM »
I have read that they have a very accomplished faculty and that they are starting to improve in most of their statistics such as bar passage and job placement.  I have been accepted there and am considering it.  Seems like an average city campus, law school is one floor of a building with a few medium sized classrooms and one huge lecture room built for about 150 people.  there are a few small librarys for the clinics in the school also.  The law library was redone in the last few years, i dont know when, and is very nice, there is lots of desk space, journals from all the schools, court reporters for all the state and federal courts, and a few meeting rooms.  this place seems nice, but it often gets bashed by people who look on anything less than harvard as pathetic.  it will give you a good education - as any law school will, but will also provide you with real lawyering practice in the clinics.  i think it is 350 hrs in 2nd semester 2L and 350 hrs in 1st semester 3L and you represent people in many matters from HIV/AIDS to landlord tennant issues.  i have also heard that you need to do 40 hrs of community service in the 1L (working in various government and nonprofit offices) and that this will often lead to a summer intership, which they offer soem stipend for.  it would probably be tough to get a 1L summer job in a big firm unless you are atop the class (competing with GW, GULC, American, Catholic, Howard), but could probably work in a mid sized firm if you so chose

Book Sales and Trades / Re:
« on: March 23, 2006, 04:36:43 PM »

I want to tell you about a site Iíve found that sells casebooks and study aids at prices much lower than our bookstore. The site is and, in the interest of full disclosure, I was so impressed with them that I became their on-campus rep. Because there was no sales tax outside Massachusetts and my orders qualified for free shipping, I was able to save 20% on my book purchases last semester. I know there are a lot of "so called" bargain websites that claim to offer the lowest prices for things, but delivers on what they promise. Plus, they offer great and knowledgeable customer service. You should check them out at

Bullsh!t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  that site offers discounts of one to three or four dollars per book.  yea there is free shipping, but it takes a minimum of a week.  for my extra dollar a book ill go to the bookstore and have it at that moment.  dont be conned by this non-deal

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: April 14, 2006, 06:37:56 PM »
ohok, great thanks

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: April 14, 2006, 06:25:12 PM »
i have a question.  i have been using one note for a while, but how do you create templates, i cant seem to find out how

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