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Widener U School of Law / Re: How was Widener TAP 2009?
« on: April 07, 2010, 08:27:16 PM »
I am from philly and have had the pleasure of attending both Villanova and Temple...
  Anyway... If you really want to practice in philly area and Widener is your only chance...i recommend trying it BUT accept and pay a security deposit at another school. So that way if you do not get into widener tap you can through another school.
  Good luck... that % is really low... kinda sux you have to be put through that... I did a special summer program at Indiana Law but it ws non-conditional.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo or UNC?
« on: July 19, 2009, 02:22:10 PM »
Where Should I go next month? UNC-Chapel Hill or Cardozo?

I am not sure if I want to work in DC (though it has long been a dream of mine) or NYC (went to NYU for undergrad and have been a New Yorker all of my life).

Given that, where do you think would be better considering I would love to be at either DC or NYC. Keep in mind the costs associated with Cardozo (about 70K/year) vs. UNC (about 48K/year)


hummmm... Cardozo would be better for location reasons... But depending on whether or not price really means a lot to you... then UNC wuould be better plus you get a higher ranked school.. although 20spots isn't that much... I think you have to balance out whether or not the extra 20K is worth it for being close to the cities you want to work...
     UNC is a solid school with a great rep .. but i do not know how many On campus interviewers are from NY or DC... you may wnat to contact both schools and see their OCI lists and determine how many UNC gets... i'm sure they get some.. but if they don't get as much as cardozo.. then cardozo would be a better fit for you locality desires...

Either way you can't go wrong... congrats

Both schools offer different advantages and I am completely torn between the two!!! I have to give them my seat deposits within a week...This is such a hard choice to make. I will be seeking employment in either PA or NJ and am not interested in working for a big firm. Please dont respond if your planning on giving me the dont waste your money at a tier 4 spiel. ::)

My father was an ONU grad, however Widener will offer many advantages being located in the State Capital. ie: employment and contacts...

Does anyone feel that either of these schools is by in large a superior school?

I thought i'd take a break from studying....
     Hummmm... not really that tough a question.. considering that you want to work in PA/NJ... you should definitely go to Widener... Widener DE is closer to NJ and outside Philly PA...  I know someone who went to Ohio Northern... if you choose to go there.. i can put you in touch with her...  She is currently a defense attorney in Philadelphia and doing very well.. But like I said... Widener I think is better for you since it is closer to where you want to work.
  But either way you should go where you want to go Good luck! 

Now back to studying for the BAR!! ugh... LOL

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: New US News Rankings...
« on: April 22, 2009, 08:13:02 PM »
Sup all!
  Here is an interesting article as to why this years rankings is so out of control this year...if your curious! lol
     * As for me.. i'm cool with whatever all I see is graduation lights at the end of the tunnel, and I have love for four special law schools... Each of which has aided to my success! haha

       - ciao


I just thought i'd offer my assitance also... Although i'm a Tier II law student...haha

Great job BCL!

I always like to see more latinos in law school!!

I can't believe this has been going on for almost 80 pages.  :D

when the 2006 rankings came out I was a little 0L, now i'm a graduating 3L wow!! this thread is crazy!! lol

General Board / Re: PMBR + Barbri?
« on: March 29, 2009, 01:08:04 PM »
I got the PMBR books also... but won't be able to attend the classes b/c i'm starting my LL.M program fulltime during the 6 day class... the 3 day class i'll probibly go to during most of the day.. then I have to hurry to Temple for my night classes. Either way I have the books and when I spoke to them on the phone... they said that I can watch the lectures for the 6day online...
   Barbri is really all I need, but I just wanted to have both options open to me in case I wanted to try it.

Hello community,

I desprately need a property outline for the book titled - Property  by Dukeminer Krier.  I have the 6th Edition but a 5th Edition outline of the book will suffice.  I am half way through the semester and I don't know *&^%.  If you do not have a Property outline keyed to this book, any GOOD property outline will suffice.  Please help save my spring semester. 


Humble 1L  >:(

Try this site...  = a very very good site!  ;D

Law School Applications / Re: P's on Transcript
« on: March 11, 2009, 02:23:52 PM »
i remember a few years ago when I applied the P's affecting my LSAC Gpa... The lower it by .01 for each P... So for instance if you had a 3.6 from your school and 2 pass/fail classes your LSAC gpa will be a 3.58... I know it sux... It was so annoying when I noticed that... Hopefully things are different and changed... If you have a lot and your LSAC gpa and school's gpa has a huge discrepancy you may want to add an addendum explaining it.

Good luck.

Acceptances / Re: Accepted to Temple University Beasley School of Law!
« on: March 07, 2009, 01:25:12 AM »
I attend Temple and live in Philly.

You're right to say that Temple is less expensive than other alternatives. One can also live inexpensively in the city, unless one's determined to live in Rittenhouse or Society Hill.


Jobs: Well, the job market is in the crapper everywhere, and Philly's no different. City budgetary constraints have dropped new govt hires (in legal positions) to near zero or zero, and some firms are hiring smaller classes or letting more tenured associates go.  Many get frightened by this, but it's all a matter of perspective. There are legal jobs to be had; one merely need lower his expectations and he'll likely find what he needs, even if it's not what he wants.  I will say that Temple offers some useful assistance through our career services folks. The door always remains open for job counseling, no matter what the market. A minority of students obtain positions outside Philadelphia in NY, NJ, DE, and "everywhere else."

Culture: The culture in Philly is food and drink, mostly. We have great places to hang for cheap beer and karaoke as well as high end joints (that one probably can't afford as a student anyway). Great ethnic food, the cheesesteak, and more snack food per capita than any other place on earth. We've got all the historical jazz, theaters, and a great selection of museums, too.

Student Life: I could be wrong, but I think the students at Temple are more friendly and welcoming than at some other law schools. It wasn't hard to find a group I felt comfortable with and have fun with. The faculty are generally very approachable, which helps. The administration and financial aid, though with their hiccups given the size of the university, is also approachable and helpful.

On the whole, I couldn't have picked a better school for me. Temple is more diverse in age and race than many other schools, too, which is really nice. I don't feel as cloistered there as I might at other schools.

Oh, and Temple just raised its curve to a 3.05 from a 2.85, so that it'd more in line with the schools in our area ( I think that's the reason). Doesn't help me (3L), but it's not a bad deal; more folks get to slap their GPAs on resumes now, I gather.

Likewise!! Hows it going buddy!! You know... I'm finally gonna get my hands wet with Temple this May.haha I was accepted to and decided to attend there for an LL.M in their super fine Trial Advocacy program...  ;D
   I'd have to agree with everything "likewise" said about Philly... Actually i'v met a lot of students in Philly from California... I'm currently at Villanova as a 3rd year visiting student and we have a pretty decent bunch from Cali... so i'd expect about the same amount of people at Temple.

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