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Law School Applications / Re: Stanford where are you????
« on: March 22, 2008, 01:42:55 PM »
I was expecting a quick rejection from Stanford, since my numbers don't make me super competitive, but I have heard nothing. Stanford, my alma mater, please either give me good news or put me out of my misery soon!!  ;) At this point I just want to know if I will be moving out of state this summer....

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I think Hastings has the highest reputation in SF and the Bay Area. The firm where I work (international firm) has several Hastings grads in its SF and Silicon Valley offices.

Hastings has a great local rep, but I think its a bit of a stretch to say it has a better rep than Boalt and it is absurd to say  it has a better local rep than Stanford

I'm pretty sure she meant it has a good reputation in the bay specifically, as in it's a great regional school. Don't worry, everyone is aware that Stanford is better.

Agreed.  It was poorly phrased, but I think it was supposed to read, "Hastings' rep is higher in its local area than anywhere else."

For the record, Hastings has a HUGE alumni network, and it's pretty tight.  It's a great regional school, but its reach weakens outside of northern California.  You're still looking okay in SoCal, but I wouldn't count on anywhere else.


Apologies for my bad, lack-of-sleep-induced grammar. I of course meant that Hastings' reputation/prestige is best received in SF and the Bay Area as opposed to it being a particularly national school.

Saasen, btw, have you come close to deciding on a school? I definitely urge you to check Stanford out.. I went there for undergrad and had a great experience being on the campus and close to (but not in) SF.

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There is no reason why you would need to live near the Hastings campus (read: in the Tenderloin) to attend... SF is my favorite city, and there are plenty of great neighborhoods in the city that are not too far away from Hastings (Mission, Castro, Nob Hill, Marina, North Beach, etc). The good thing is, the public transportation in the city is, for the most part, great. If you live anywhere near a MUNI streetcar or major bus line stop, you'll be fine.. the TL can get kind of creepy at night, but the school is very close to the Civic Center MUNI station, and even walking around the TL at night is not bad if you are with other ppl.

I think Hastings has the highest reputation in SF and the Bay Area. The firm where I work (international firm) has several Hastings grads in its SF and Silicon Valley offices.

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Just registered for the April ASW.

I'll be at the April ASW as well!

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That's a silly argument.  She writes hand-written notes to EVERYONE!  If the most noteworthy thing for her to comment on is your LSAT score, that's what your comment is about.  It's got nothing to do with LSAT-worship.  My comment was about something completely different, and was not numbers-related. 

You misunderstand:  I did not say she writes handwritten notes about LSAT scores.  She does not write handwritten notes to EVERYONE.  She writes a handwritten note to those who are given fee waivers.  They send fee waivers only to those with extremely high LSAT scores.  Even if the handwritten note is about your school or major, you are getting it because of your LSAT score.

I did not receive a fee waiver, but I did receive a nice handwritten note on my acceptance letter, and a letter encouraging me to apply. I also do not have what would be considered a high LSAT score by U Mich standards.

I suppose your next argument will be that I am the exception that proves the rule?  ::)

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Hey all, my first post in this forum since my acceptance to Michigan (*aaah!*).  I haven't yet received anything about the ASW's, short of the dates.  I think an Ann Arbor April trip sounds lovely...Who-all is planning to live in Lawyer's Club?  A friend of mine is a 3L and still lives there (she loves the social atmosphere and the fall-out-of-bed distance to class), but I think I've had my fill of dorm life as I've been out of university for 4 years. It also seems like spending finals cooped up with a bunch of law students is the surest path to insanity.  The kicker is being on a meal plan again.  No kitchen = no fun for Yak Herder.

Anyone have a good counter-argument?

I will be at the ASW in April, and looking forward to it!!

As far as Lawyers Club, since my husband will be joining me, this won't be an option for me :)

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on commuting from any of the newer complexes that look to be a few miles away from campus... do ppl generally drive, or take the bus (I think the city bus system is free to UofM students)?

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Law School Applications / Re: Duke, are you afraid of bad news?
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:17:24 PM »
I have pretty much written Duke off at this point... even if I was accepted, I don't know if I would pick them over Michigan or Northwestern (especially seeing the spouse will need to find a job or go to grad school wherever we land).

Duke is one of only 3 schools I have left to hear from (and one I have already heard initially and was deferred).

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 19, 2008, 05:36:49 PM »
In at Boston U. by phone today!

One less app pending...  ;D

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Could someone please PM me the admitted student login info?? I got my time-off from work approved and I want to make sure there are still spots left for the March ASW prior to booking my flight....am at work w/out my bookmark.

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 17, 2008, 01:20:53 AM »
In at Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D ;D ;D

I am so excited!

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