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Acceptances / Re: In @ Cornell
« on: January 20, 2005, 12:39:28 PM »
::shrugs::

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Acceptances / Re: best school for boston job
« on: January 11, 2005, 10:01:58 PM »
ooo, this thread really ran away. but i still stand by my post, and agree with bhxeville and others-- number of bc grads at boston firms doesn't prove much, because so many kids out of bc are looking for boston jobs, vs the number/proportion out of the other schools in question. jacy, you could very well have more information than i, so i defer to your expertise. fwiw though, my dad, brother, & uncle are boston lawyers and both of my gradfathers were as well, and my brother had a b*tch of a time getting a job out of BC law.

also amusing is that BC still has not responded to my app submitted 9/15 for early action  :P

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Acceptances / Re: best school for boston job
« on: January 03, 2005, 10:28:56 PM »
reading the thread and am floored. are you guys serious?

strongly, strongly strongly disagree. i would not advise choosing BC over penn or mich, unless you've got a compelling reason like a great scholarship from the former and/or an SO, three kids, and a house. BC over duke maybe, but probably not. BC over boalt for boston, yes.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What were your school mascots?
« on: December 30, 2004, 02:47:44 AM »
check this out:
high school-- the warriors.
college-- big green, formerly the indians.
grad school-- cardinal, formerly the indians.

a stanford MBA i know actually had a pong table with the dartmouth indian on one side and stanford indian on the other... pretty sad.

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Law School Applications / Re: how much is an Ivy GPA worth?
« on: December 29, 2004, 09:33:59 PM »
BTW Pitchershot, Princeton students DESERVE an advantage over Yalies... I had a Princeton gf once. She had to write 75 pages for her senior thesis! Christ! I am an economics major and I thought 25 - 35 was too much.

ok, my thesis was 120 pages. 25-35 is a regular paper, not a thesis, no?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Being a suga-daddy/suga-momma...
« on: December 29, 2004, 08:22:12 PM »
How do y'all feel about it?  I'm thinking I'm going to be the suga-momma for a stay at home dad.  I don't know how I feel quite yet...

i wouldnt mind doing that some day if he cooks and cleans and babysits  ;)  it beats my being stuck at home, imo.

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Law School Applications / Re: how much is an Ivy GPA worth?
« on: December 29, 2004, 08:17:49 PM »
swarthmore is as good as yale, where i come from (and adcomms know it). it comes down to personal preference. i might not have been ready for new haven at age 18  ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: how much is an Ivy GPA worth?
« on: December 29, 2004, 08:12:05 PM »
Maybe this will make it less abstract -

would it be better to have a 3.75 from h/y/s/p or a 3.82 from Michigan State? Seriously - if a masked man came into your house at night, put a gun to your head and forced you to choose, which do you choose?

the former, no question. but that's because my life doesn't (totally) revolve around LS apps.

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Law School Applications / Re: how much is an Ivy GPA worth?
« on: December 29, 2004, 07:40:35 PM »
pitcher,

i checked out the stats for kids coming out of dartmouth, but i didnt pay a lot of attention to gpa. i hoped to see average lsat was a little lower than average overall lsat for that school's admits, but it didn't hold up, especially for places like nyu and harvard. i think some ivies are such feeder schools to the top nearby-ish law schools that you've got a ton of competition, so while i think it might have helped me at e.g. duke or michigan, i don't think it will much at all at penn, columbia, etc.

i defiitely don't think anyone's got a code for you of a decimal increase in gpa, i think school quality just factors in with other aspects of background (urm, ECs, WE, etc). an as many mentioned, the bump up from a good ug is weighed against the bump down from grade inflation.

another thing that doesnt come up much, but maybe should, is the extent of ditributive requirements at schools. some applicants had to take one of everything, and others got to take nothing but what they excelled in. mandatory lab science for those of us who suck at it, or extensive foreign language requirements for math geniuses, can really pull a gpa down, regardless of the caliber of school or student.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke v. U Virginia v. Cornell
« on: December 29, 2004, 05:05:23 PM »
a judge whom i really respect agreed with me and even added that i should choose cornell over nyu, which i thought was fascinating.

mind sharing his/her reasoning?

based on reputation and his knowledge of the kind of education you get, he said "duke and cornell are the best [of my acceptances, so including gtown/mich/uva]" and then i told him where my family is, etc, and he said "in that case, cornell would be the best choice for you."

i asked about nyu and penn, and he said:
1. cornell & duke
2. penn, uva, & mich
3. nyu

so we can safely say he is of the old school, i suppose.

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