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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Thoughts on Villanova
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:41:54 AM »
I like Villanova. I am a 3L visiting student here. I went to law school for my first two years in Indiana, but am from eastern PA philly area. I am glad I came back and chose to come here instead of Temple. Temple although is cheaper would be more burdonsome on me since I would have to live in the city. Don't get me wrong I like the city, just not the part where Temple is. If I want to go to the city, i can take the train straight from villanova. It is not far at all. Villanova is only around 10miles or so from the city and there is no hassel in taking the train.

I predict that the school is going to do a lot better in the next year or so. It is buiding a brand new building and that alone is going to attract more people to the school. Once the school is fully built, Villanova will have the newest and most up to date facilities.
  Their numbers have grown stronger each year with this year's average incomming LSAT being 162. Students from ALL over the country and from good schools come here. We have students from Harvard, Yale, Penn undergrads. Also the alumni is really really strong. If you want to work in corporate philly Villanova is a great choice to make. Temple is known as the litigation school and Villanova the corporate law school. Villanova has a tax program that is renowned. The name of the school as a whole I think carries more weight also, I guess that is b/c it is private. It also is known for its good baball team. haha
   Students live all over, they live near the school in Delaware County, or in the city and take the train or a neighboring county. Also 70% of the class at Villanova are from out of state, so that shows how well renouned the school is nationally.
   Also there is private parking for law students which is a huge plus for me, since my law school in Indiana would make us fight with the undergrad for spots.
   Seriously there are just too many school in the philly area, with drexel popping up. But among the top schools in the area will be Villanova. The east coast is an incredible place to practice, there are so many opportunties here. IF you can get into Villanova, you will have some great opportunites. There are Villanova grads from all over. Visiting this school for my final year and comming back home has done nothing but helped me, I'm able to network where I plan on working and attend all the the villanova career job fair functions. I'm just glad this is my last year of all this text book *&^%. haha
    If your from PA and want to stay in philly, it is logical to choose temple for the instate tution. Other than that, I would choose Villanova for every other reason. I just think the name carries more weight over all nationally than temple does.
     Good luck to you ALL this cycle. :)

Law School Admissions / Re: serious misdemeanors
« on: August 14, 2008, 04:56:14 PM »
I'd have to agree with the apprendice girl (too bad she isn't at Villanova anymore..haha) ...Anyway write a short addendum... I see tons of students with records in law schools. And those are the student that actually do share.. i'm sure there are others my class that don't talk about their past offenses. Explain it, and show remorse and change.

Transferring / Re: Visiting student metriculation questions....
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:17:13 PM »
I think people are probably just sad that you don't know how to spell matriculation. 

lol... good call... perhaps now that will work... haha  :D

Transferring / Re: Visiting student metriculation questions....
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:37:44 AM »
No love huh ???............ come one someone show some love for me.... :'(

Transferring / Re: Visiting student metriculation questions....
« on: July 19, 2008, 06:49:00 AM »
Anyone??? So no one has any opinions or knowledge in this area!! ughhhhhhhh

yea hopefully i can learn it on my own... I have no intentions of taking it... I would only take it if my contracts professor was teaching it and he isn't next year...

Transferring / Visiting student matriculation questions....
« on: July 18, 2008, 12:00:17 PM »
Hello all!! I plan on visiting a school in my hometown area... I was wondering what the pro and cons of visiting a school would be...
   Does it really matter all that much which school I could visit?? It is a huge advantage just to put a school's name on a resume even though i dont' get a degree?? Perhaps networking is better at one school over another...

Should I really choose a top law school over another one that is cheaper and closer?? What options can I gain by visiting a top law school if I'm not going to get their degree??

Lets take UPenn v. Villanova v. Temple for example....

  Anyway is the standards still the same if I was going to visit a school as a non-metriculating student?? Villanova would be the closest to my hometown county...
   Does anyone have any information on being a visiting student?? and the pros and cons of such??

Thanks for your time everyone!!!

hummm but OCI is usually the fall of the second year right?? So won't the student who were able to transfer not be there anyway?? Or is it that some schools have OCI in the summer... yea I think that is why... Loyola is one of the few schools that have OCI in the summer.
  That sux!!

Pennsylvania allows laptop use for the bar... I'm probibly going to do it.. although i'm equally nervous about the computer crash things... if that happens. The proctor is there to hand me paper and pencils... ugh... the anxiety that could cause..

Current Law Students / Re: Have you ever met a 5L?
« on: June 20, 2008, 09:23:31 AM »
There's this poster named Matthies...

He is a 4L like most evening students.... Law schools allow 5 years to complete a degree if you are a day student and 6 if you are an evening student.

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