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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Bonkers/Iago: Where are you?
« on: December 05, 2005, 07:17:35 PM »
You're my favorite quasi-negative poster, although you have some competition from SCGrad.

We should start new topics:

Favorite negative real poster
Favorite Troll
Favorite Idealistic poster
Favorite...AA Nut?

I dunno.

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I'd probably write something about how I'm a mass transit geek in the form of a story about taking a ride, I suppose. I've been a SoCal boy most of my life so the few trips a year up there are always exciting. I'd then contrast it to Los Angeles, and maybe use BART as an example of how different the atmosphere is from LA.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Undergrad Ranking
« on: December 05, 2005, 03:48:21 PM »
UC Santa Barbara. Sometimes we get no respect even though we got two Nobels last year, have the Nanosystems Institute, Theorretical Physics, etc. I don't really care, I suppose, because I get to listen to the ocean every night for free.

And meh to US news. The fact that they rank Berkeley as #20 is pretty iffy, as it should be up there with the Ivies.

And dear god, no, it's not me-it's from the video.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Good classes for your last semester
« on: December 05, 2005, 06:29:23 AM »
Take the easiest/most fun/ones you've wanted to take since you started.

It's your last term of "freedom," after all!

Especially if it's after you've submitted apps, they more than likely won't ask for those grades-just have fun!

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Law School Applications / Re: Do adcomms take XMas Breaks?
« on: December 05, 2005, 06:14:34 AM »
If it makes you feel better, I originally liked you despite the fact that I thought you were a "typical" U SoCal Student.

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Recommendations / Re: when should i ask profs for letters of rec?
« on: December 05, 2005, 06:01:21 AM »
As soon as possible!
After you've developed a positive and lengthy relationship, of course.

I have one professor I e-mail every now and then that I took a number of small classes with and am on a first-name basis with.

Another I only took one course with, but it was a small seminar and I did excellently, and did a number of different projects for, including leading a class session, term paper, etc. Ditto on the e-mail and first name basis.

I say as soon as possible because you want them to remember you and it gives you more of an opportunity to show you weren't just using them by continuing to talk to them afterwards(you never know when you might need another rec for something else) and LSAC will keep them.

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Law School Applications / Re: Do adcomms take XMas Breaks?
« on: December 05, 2005, 05:54:32 AM »
No SC love either way for the rodent. :(

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Personal Statement / Re: Calling Grammar Nazi's
« on: December 05, 2005, 05:52:37 AM »
I should probably point out that there's no need for the apostrophe in "Nazi's," sincce nothing is being possessed.

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Personal Statement / Re: Homerian
« on: December 05, 2005, 05:51:47 AM »
I have, but...not...that...closely. Oh dear. Berkeley's my #1 choice, too, barring any miracles.

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The newish campus of UCSB was built from an old military base, so believe me, I understand about ugly buildings. And no, I don't mind at all about them. But even at the worst, I'd LOVE to go there. I'm in love with BART and am tempted to write my PS about it. Also, I could get a job as an Apartment Assistant to pay my room & board while not increasing expected financial contributions. And, as a current RA, it goes along with my dream of eventually becoming a Judicial Affairs Officer for a University. :)

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