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Current Law Students / George Mason any opinions?
« on: March 17, 2005, 06:12:01 PM »
Sorry for the prelaw questions, but I was hoping you guys could help me.

I've gotten into WUSTL and GMU, but I have pretty much decided to go to GMU and save the $41,000 in tuition.  I still have a few questions that would help me with this desicion, I'd appreciate any insight you guys might have:

Does anybody have any opinions on George Mason? UVA, GULC, and GW are strong competitors in the area and I'm worried the competition for jobs after graduation might be fierce.  GMU's low bar passage rate and high attrition rate also makes me nervous.  Also, I am thinking about IP law and even though GMU has an IP Specialty tract, they are not ranked very high for IP, which makes me think that they wouldn't be able to place well for this field.  I'll post this in the student's board as well, if other GMU acceptees are curious.

Also, does anyone know how much a decent 1 bedroom would cost near the University or on a connecting metro (and are the metro free with a student ID)?  Currently I am paying $800 a month in Houston for a 1100 sq Ft place.  What area should I look for a place in?  How about a 1 bedroom with a yard? I have 2 dogs who are inside dogs, but they would probably enjoy some free space to run around.

Thanks for all your help


Don't worry, you'll do fine, I have a 2.94 GPA and a 168 LSAT.  I was waitlisted at Univ of Texas (instate) and accepted to both Washington University in St. Louis and Cardozo with scholarships ($15,000 per year at WUSTL and $30,000 per year at Cardozo).  I chose WUSTL.  Play up your soft factors and apply to a bunch of schools that you would really be happy if you got into.

I live near the medical center (in Houston) now, but I am moving to St. Louis in 2 months.  I love living in the medical center (near Rice University).  You should check out my apartment complex Archstones at Brompton Court, on Brompton between Holcombe and Braeswood.  I think the number is 713-666-4138.  I love this neighborhood and would strongly recommend it over any other neighbrhood in Houston. My 1st apartment here was 1000 sq. feet for $800 a month (1 bedroom), and now I have a 1550 sq. feet for $1300 a month (2 bedroom with a large study).  Good Luck.  Definitely don't live outside loop 610 or near UH.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Texas Waitlist
« on: June 01, 2005, 10:09:24 AM »
Got an identical email this morning.  Doesn't look good, but I still have my fingers crossed.  If anyone decides to call/visit UT I'd be interested in any further information.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Q re: Planet Law School Study Plan
« on: May 31, 2005, 07:40:46 PM »
K=Contracts because Con=Constitutional Law.  HTH

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Texas Waitlist
« on: May 19, 2005, 04:35:43 PM »
I'm also on the waitlist.  I started a thread about it a few weeks ago.  I'm in state, 2.94 168, with 5 years work experience as a chemist.  I haven't tried to contact them yet; did they give you any information at all by phone?  I am thinging about calling them early June to see if I can get any information, as to when they will go to the waitlist, approximate size, or if the waitlist is ranked. Their original email didn't really mention a timetable. It did say, however, that they may pull from the waitlist in June or July.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UT Waitlist
« on: May 13, 2005, 10:48:39 AM »
I really think we may be in the minority, TWo, from LSN it seems like the UT waitlist is small compared to other schools.  I hope this is a good thing, but it may mean that they way overextended their acceptences and will have a full class without having to go to the waitlist.
What are your numbers or significant points, are you a TX resident?  Good luck to you, hoping to sport the burnt orange with you in late August.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / UT Waitlist
« on: May 09, 2005, 04:54:24 PM »
Anybody know anything or heard anything about the Univ. of Texas Waitlist?  I was looking on LSN and noticed they only waitlisted 16 people this year.  I know that LSN doesn't list  every applicant, but comparing it to the number of waitlisted students at other schools, 16 is pretty low.  I almost feel like a may have a chance with these odds.  Anybody know when they try and make a decision?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Just bought a Dell 6000d today anyone else?
« on: May 05, 2005, 12:55:30 PM »
It depends.  Any coupon for free shipping or free upgrade/printer/etc...still applies when you use an online coupon, but any Dell specific coupon's for a percentage discount (for instance 20% off) is not valid.  My Laptop with the 3 year warranty and coupon applied cost $2,200.

Incoming 1Ls / Just bought a Dell 6000d today anyone else?
« on: May 05, 2005, 10:24:39 AM »
I just bought a dell 6000d today with a $750 coupon from  I got a pentium M 2GHz, 15.4inch Ultra Sharp WUXGA, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 128MB video card, 60GB 7200rpm hard drive, 3 year warranty, etc...  It seems like everyone on this board is buying the 700M, but (to me) this laptop seems a bit small.  Anyone else buy a 6000d?

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