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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Moving to Law School: Checklist
« on: August 08, 2007, 03:48:40 PM »
I live in New York City and never have trouble finding a Wachovia.  They are not as popular as, say Bank of America, but they are definitely increasing in New York. I love Wachovia and have been with them for 6 years, so I may be partial.  I also had a few bad experiences with Bank of America's customer service people.

I've been up to NYC a couple of times since deciding to go to Fordham.  There aren't any banks or ATMs anywhere near the school (and when you have to pay $5 everytime you use anotehr bank's ATM, it's pretty important to have one around).  There are, however, Chases, Citibanks, and BoAs--I'll be switching to one of these.  I've had Wachovia for 7 years now, and they have pretty much just continually screwed me over with fees and nonsense.  I've been looking for an excuse to change banks and this is a great one!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Moving to Law School: Checklist
« on: August 06, 2007, 02:05:56 PM »
Close out your bank account if local to your area--research and open a new account where you move.

Never really got this one.  I like my bank, and I'll be coming back to the midwest after school anyway.  In the meantime, I pay with most things via credit card and have my bill paid online from my checking acct.

For the few times I'll need/want to withdraw cash..the $3 isn't a HUGE deal

I'm not planning on moving back, and they don't really have Wachovia in NYC.  When I withdraw cash, not only do I have to pay the ATM's fees, but I also have to pay a $2 fee  that Wachovia charges me.  I'll definitely be switching (it makes sense for me)!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Moving to Law School: Checklist
« on: August 06, 2007, 01:03:15 PM »
Forward your mail (with USPS and directly with your employer).
Close out your bank account if local to your area--research and open a new account where you move.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Only one week left of work
« on: August 06, 2007, 09:09:04 AM »
Is anyone else having any trouble accomplishing anything?  I'm experiencing a serious case of senioritis. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Kaplan?
« on: August 05, 2007, 01:23:23 PM »
I guess the percentile scores are different in DC.  I was told you have to be at least 95th percentile to teach a class, but I understand the DC market is competitive for stuff like this.

Like I said, Kaplan worked great for me. I learn much better in a classroom environment than self teaching.  I don't have any experience with any other test prep classes, so i can't speak to them, but everyone that I know that has taken Kaplan has been quite satisfied with their results. 

As far as other people who have complained, I think the general rule is that people who are upset about something are going to be much more vocal and outspoken than people who are satisfied.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Kaplan?
« on: August 04, 2007, 04:23:18 PM »
I would ask for a refund ASAP.  The problem with Kaplan and PR for that matter is that their instructors only need to score in the 163-164 range and they only need to do it on a PRACTICE TEST!  They likely may never have taken a real LSAT before in their life.  I've had students complain that their friends become instructors for these companies and they know nothing/little about the test.

The problem with TM, PS, and BP is that many of their instructors are essentially temps.  They are doing this to make some money before heading out to law school, therefore they don't ever invest much effort in teaching techniques, learning about the LSAT in depth or the admissions process. 

Since your instructor is the primary factor in course satisfaction, you should inquire about their qualifications before signing up for any course.

That's entirely untrue.  All Kaplan test people have to score in the 95th percentile or above on an actual LSAT.  Where are you getting that information from? 

I had a great experience with Kaplan.  My score went up 10 points from what I was testing at before and I didn't really study that much outside of class.  I learn very well in a classroom setting, so it was great for me.

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You guys might also like www.addictinggames.com.  Frat Boy Beer Pong, Bloons, and the Impossible Quiz are my favorites.

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You have a week-long class called intro to the study of law? Is it like an orienation type thing or something? I have never heard of a school doing that - just the prep course you can take on your own through the different companies or whatever.

We have one at Fordham, too called "Legal Process" or something.  Haven't gotten the book in the mail yet, but I'm guessing it's an "intro to the law"-type thing.  It's about 2.5 days spread throughout orientation.

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I've been messing around on the Fordham Web site (instead of working obviously), and I found something that rates professors numerically.  I couldn't find any ratings for my profs. first year classes, but found some ratings for some other classes that they have taught. It's at https://law.fordham.edu/lawnet2/.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Fordham, Class of 2010-11
« on: August 01, 2007, 01:35:00 PM »
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