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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Anyone headed to Pierce?
« on: May 23, 2005, 03:25:58 PM »
I'm from Montreal, Canada. How about you?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Anyone headed to Pierce?
« on: May 23, 2005, 01:16:56 AM »
I'm going!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: So long GPA!
« on: April 28, 2005, 12:43:52 AM »
I say slack off! Don't fail or anything, but remember that you're going to have to work hard for the rest of your life so you might as well enjoy last month of undergrad freedom. Besides, at this point it is hard to do any real damange to your gpa (at least that is my theory...we'll see, my last final is tomorrow).

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: So long GPA!
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:22:16 PM »
Isn't your semester already over, or almost over?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / School paying for my visit?
« on: April 20, 2005, 12:57:17 AM »
"If you have not had a chance to visit the law school, we'd love to arrange a trip for you."
"If you would like to visit to Seton Hall Law, please just let me know.  I am more than happy to make the arrangements."

Does this mean they'll pay?

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Oh Canada! / Re: Transfering to McGill for undergrad??? Please help!
« on: April 14, 2005, 06:26:28 PM »
I'm just finishing up at McGill. My roommate has lived in Montreal for 4 years and doesn't speak a word of French. If you want to pick up a lot of French don't live too close to the school. Make sure you pick a French neighbourhood. How much French you learn is up to you, and if you go to French bars, live in French areas and try to hook up with Quebec or international students you can be really successful. Just be carfeul not to fall into the McGill trap of surrounding yourself with anglophones 9I am guilty of that myself).
If you are really serious about picking up French, I'd advise you to take the intensive French classes at Mcgill, as opposed to the regular ones.
I know many people who have been accepted at America's top law, med and grad schools on the strength of their McGill degrees. You won't have a problem at all.
Montreal is an amazing city to live in, I'm sure you would love it here.

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You're kidding me! Not that I plan on necessarialy doing these things, but that seems really excessive. 10 years for a joint? I'm for Canada, this is hard to take. People stage smoke-ins outside of police stations and don't get arrested."Live Free" my a s s...

Excessive my a s s... you break the law, you go to jail. Just because canadian cops don't enforce the law... that is when if they can ever solve a case... doesn't mean that going to jail for a joint is excessive. Are you actually defending a legal system that gives junkies clean needles to shoot up with? C'mon you're smarter than that. That's why Canada is a T.T.T.

Clearly, someone is just better that he got stabbed with a dirty needle by a junkie before the clean needle program came into effect.

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Check it out: harsh drug laws. dwi. hand cuffs and leg irons. A joint can be 10yrs!!!!!!!!

You're kidding me! Not that I plan on necessarialy doing these things, but that seems really excessive. 10 years for a joint? I'm for Canada, this is hard to take. People stage smoke-ins outside of police stations and don't get arrested."Live Free" my a s s...

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I'm in the same position. While I haven't decided yet, I'm definitely leaning towards the school with my SO. What is more important, US News Ranking or love and happiness? I agree that career is really important, but do you really want your career to be the most important thing in your life? For instance, I'm definitely planning on taking some time off someday to start a family, which will be a huge career sacrifice but to me it will definitely be worth it. Yes, the majority of relationships do eventually fail, but I don't think that it means that you should turn your back on love.
I don't know if I'm going to end up marrying my SO because we're both pretty young right now and life can take unexpected turns. I'd rather be with my SO next year than not be with him, and I have to take that into account when making my decision. If you like the T3 and your only problem with it is the rankings, why not choose the SO? If you do end up breaking up, at least you'll still get a law degree out of it.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Hofstra Admitted Students Day
« on: April 12, 2005, 02:26:04 PM »
I wasn't overly impressed with the law school facilities themselves. They were alright, but the building wasn't anything special. The classrooms were faily standard and looked a bit rundown, but the library was nice and the lounge was decent. Other than the law school building, my overall impression of Hofstra was favorable. Hofstra really emphasises the quality of their faculty, which I witnessed for myself during the mock class (Kramer vs Kramer revisited: The changing role of the divorce lawyer). I spoke with the prof afterwards, and he said how much he loves Hofstra, and that he considers the family law and trial advocacy programs outstanding.
One of the drawbacks for me was that my tour gouide stated that it was pretty impossible to get by in Hempstead without a car (which I'm sure is obvious to anyone who visited). I found the cabs in Hempstead to be unbelievably sketchy (they don't have meters and just seem to charge you whatever they want and you are often forced to share cabs).
Other than financial considerations, I would have not hesitate to send in my seat deposit.

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