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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: U of Tennessee? Michigan State?
« on: December 06, 2008, 10:04:06 AM »
I live in Michigan and have visited MSU's law school twice. I liked it a lot, It's a nice atmosphere, the admissions office is extremely friendly, the building is brand new and very modern. I also like the city of Lansing a lot. I would recommend it, especially if they gave you 75%...

I went to MSU for UG and agree with everything but the italics. I've also been to the UTK law school and like MSU it is beautiful, has a nice atmosphere, and staffs friendly people. Even with the 75% scholarship I think Tennessee is a better choice given the rankings, job prospects, etc. MSU offered me 75% and then a little while later threw a free laptop my way, so keep an eye open for that (don't be tempted).
 

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Phew, I haven't posted in quite some time!

I went to MSU for UG, so I can answer any questions you have about the school or the area. It was definitely a lot of fun to go to a Big Ten school. The campus is gorgeous, the people are friendly, and there's never a problem finding something entertaining. The law building is new(ish) and the facilities are great, and while the graduate dorm is right across the street, I would agree that living off campus is a better idea. If you get to the point where you know you want to attend and are looking for housing, check out allmsu.com. It's a little bit like craigslist for the MSU community, and includes classified ads, rental listings, and apartment reviews.

I do think it's a great idea to wait and see where else you are accepted though, especially if you don't want to remain in Michigan after you graduate. I have also heard some less-than-stellar things about the school, and having U of M only an hour away, Cooley in downtown Lansing, and Wayne State in downtown Detroit, you may have trouble finding jobs, especially in our tanked economy. Oh, and don't forget about the bitter winters.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: May 19, 2008, 11:07:44 PM »
bump for me visiting next week!

So how was this visit? Incredible?!

Yes, and no. Yes, because Portland is amazing, easily my favorite city in the U.S. that I have visited thus far. No, because after talking to students and alumni throughout the area, I'm pretty discouraged by their employment experiences and the reality of their lives after L&C. Due to that, I'm actually kinda leaning towards Wisconsin at this point...I have to let them know by Monday, so we'll see how this weekend of deep thinking treats me!

Really? What kinds of things did they have to say? That is worrisome indeed...

What did you end up deciding?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: May 14, 2008, 09:37:52 AM »
bump for me visiting next week!

So how was this visit? Incredible?!

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Absolutely reapply. You have great stats and will have no problem when you reapply down the line. Take some time off while you still can and enjoy life. Once you graduate ls and get into your career, you'll have little to no time to travel, take on big projects, etc. so you should do the things you really want to before you dive into law school and beyond.

Take note of the legend of Don Barzini...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: April 11, 2008, 07:44:10 AM »
Wow, thanks for that! Great info as always. Could any of the current students maybe elaborate a little more on how Enviro. Law is much different/ more intense than some might expect? What makes it more tedious than any other concentration? I'm curious because I don't expect rainbows and butterflies out of it, but I would like some satisfaction from an intro to enviro. law class that it seems those who have already taken it didn't get.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:35:19 PM »
okay, so i went and toured L+C yesterday.

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so that's about all. i'll also answer any questions anyone may have about what i saw or experienced on the tour.

Thanks a lot for this! So after your visit and reflections, what is your overall opinion of the place? Is it one of your top choices?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: April 08, 2008, 03:33:58 PM »
The cemetery ride will kick your ass if you're not in shape. But, it will get you into shape pretty damn fast. You will be sweaty after the cemetery ride, but luckily -- LC has showers (nice ones), a towel service, and driers in the locker rooms!

The cemetery ride is nice, though -- pretty much no traffic.

Perfect!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:55:50 AM »
Thanks Colville! I too can't seem to read enough about my (future) fair city/state. If anyone has done the cemetery ride to the school...how hard is it? Would it be unreasonable to think biking it to class? If so I might consider taking the shuttle to class and biking back home. Hmm.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on Lewis & Clark?
« on: April 03, 2008, 03:07:42 PM »
I like the idea of this PNW party...

Che, I don't live in Portland right now, but I wish I did.

I'm in Michigan, and after living in the Midwest my entire life, I'm pretty psyched to get out.

I'll be going to OR/WA a couple times in the next year though since a lot of my friends also seem to have migrated out there, so I'm pretty sure we can make this party a reality!

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