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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt or Rutgers-Camden
« on: June 19, 2008, 08:31:46 PM »
I wasn't implying that I will have to venture into other parts of Camden...I was worrying about the ghetto areas being so close to campus that it won't be that hard for the thugs to wander a few blocks - I hear that Camden has just had its 30th murder victim of the year, and Philly had 6 murders in the past weekend.  I grew up in the area and it is getting as bad as ever. 

One worry I also have about Rutgers is that it seems to be a commuter school, making it harder to meet people outside of class.  Don't know if this is necessarily true, though.

Im also from the area and I feel that Camden is the worst place to live in the tri state area.  I couldnt spend 3 years of my life driving into Camden everyday. I did decide to attend Newark, mainly because it just felt like a better situation. The only thing is that I hear that Pitt is horrible place to live and is very weird culturally.  Seems like your stuck between a rock and a hard place. Be safe and live in weirdo Pittsburgh or go to Camden everyday...its on you

I'm about to buy a macbook but I hear there is gonna be a new one released soon. IS there any truth to that.

Yeah, intel's releasing their new stuff late july/early august.  It's a little later than expected, but laptops will be faster and use less power then.

I think I'll wait 'till really early in August and hopefully try to catch those. Do you think it will be a big difference

I'm about to buy a macbook but I hear there is gonna be a new one released soon. IS there any truth to that.

Anyone?  I'd really like to hear about life at villanova and i have to decide very soon because deposits are coming due.  Thanks again

I'm going to visit on Saturday. I'll snap a couple pictures and post my impressions.

Villanova is in a less competitive market. Brooklyn has to compete with NYU, Columbia,Fordham, Cardozo, and every other top 14 school grad who wants to practice in NYC.
With Villanova you have a good shot at Philly.

Current Law Students / Re: Can You Have A Life in Law School?
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:58:58 PM »

good luck with your new hours.  i suspect there will be lots of coffee brewing.

I don't even know how to make coffee and I will be too broke for Starbucks. :'( :'(

Well this should be interesting I'm done questioning my decision to attend law school tonight.

Current Law Students / Can You Have A Life in Law School?
« on: March 30, 2008, 09:46:50 PM »
Lets say your going to a Tier 2, for instance somewhere like a Rutgers. Is it still possible to have a life and still be one of the better students. Im I going to have to study 12 hours a day. I can see myself treating it like a 9 to 5 and going to work every day but I hear people acting like they pull late nights every night.

So I guess my question really is how is your life in law school? also how are your grades?

Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers Newark v. Georgia State
« on: April 14, 2008, 06:56:43 PM »
Thats what I am down to so far as I wait on decisions from 3 other schools(Rutgers Camden, Hastings, St. Johns). I am also on the Villanova waitlist.

I'm instate at Rutgers and have family in NJ. But Newark is not a desirable place to live. I have never been to GSU but have heard good things about Atlanta. I was wondering how the job prospects are out of GSU compared to Rutgers Newark. What would you choose?

How did each of you respond to the wait list email? I may be overreacting, but the part about providing "any additional information you would like to be considered" threw me off a bit. Did anyone add more information besides their name and LSAC number? I did not plan on using the LOCI in response to that email.

I just sent a small message reaffirming my desire to go there and setting up a visit. After the visit I am going to write up something and then go back up there and drop it off at the admissions office. Hopefully being relatively close to the school will help.

Black Law Students / Re: prestige over money or money over prestige
« on: April 09, 2008, 10:34:32 PM »
Burning Sands, I am currently looking into Rutgers Camden and wanted to know what percentage in your class would be needed for big law? Does being URM help at all(don't think so)?

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