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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Hofstra vs Syracuse Rankings
« on: April 04, 2006, 09:40:03 AM »
I went to the Hofstra admitted student reception and was very impressed with how organized and how courteous they were.  I went to a big state school, University of Maryland at CP, for my undergrad and really didn't like the way they treated us students and how disorganized they seemed to be.  I also think that Hofstra is a relatively new Law School, established in 1970, so for the time it has been around it has an amazing program.  They had the best hiring period in the NY area this year, hiring some of the best corporate law professors out there, and, starting this fall, they will be the first law school to require international law as a core 1st year class.  That is very important for a growing globalized world.  I am sure many schools will follow their footsteps.  I got into many great schools, most of them better ranked than Hosftra.  But I really believe that the school is improving each year, that their faculty is amazing, that the campus and location are great, and that thei scholarships make it worth a try.  I think that it is not the school that makes your competence, it is a combination of what you are taught and how well you learn it.  I sent in my deposit this week.  I hope to meet some people who might go there in the fall cause I am new to Long Island too.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 09:00:44 AM »
"Wait, how is me showing my stats and saying where I got in boastful but you using your score to put down another poster not?"

I never said I wasn't being boastful then.  I only said I don't like to be. 

And I AM NOT looking for a pet friendly law firm to work in.  I was simply asking if they exist and if they were prestigeous ones because I heard that they do exist and was shocked.  Of course I wouldn't mind paying for a daycare or whatever, I just thought it was an odd and cute idea.  I always thought that was a ridiculous thought, and even though it would make me happy I can see how others might not like it. 

I probably will not work for a big law firm unless I feel that it is a good atmosphere and not a sweatshop.  I want a law degree that can help me know more about certain things and that can help me achieve the authority I need to try to make changes and use it for social causes. I do have three fields I am interested in just because I have been exposed to them and they are interesting, but that doesn't mean I want to practice in those fields.  I might want to work for the UN or something of the sort.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:51:12 AM »
Are you SERIOUS?!?! IMHO, if you want to take your pet to work with you, either start your own firm, or become a veterinarian. To be frank though, if I were at a law office (unless it was in the actual home of the attorney) and fido or fluffy marched in during the meeting, I would have a less-than-professional impression of the lawyer. Additionally, nothing says gauche like a rumpled suit with pet hair clinging to it in layers. Plus, I am rather allergic to cats, and I would believe it to be, in the least, inconsiderate of those of us with allergies, and/or fear of pets in fido's case. Just my thoughts... Otherwise, I love my dogs, and as long as the cats stay outside, they're cool too!

Exactly. I love dogs, but one must be considerate of others. Exposure to allergens at work can be a nightmare for people.

And conceit over one's numbers is very bad form.

Like I said, I won't offend anyone unless I am offended first.  The post is about something I heard on the radio and was curious to whether it was true or not.  It was not about me really needing to be in a pet friendly environment at work.  So for someone to make a joke about how I should work in a certain place and meaning that in a disrespectful manner is rude, and is only asking for a negative response.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:48:13 AM »
"sorry to get on your case, girl, but how can you criticize people for making assumptions when you  were asking the board to make an assumption about your friend's chances?  Huh"

Ok, first of all, I asked if anyone knew what the chances were of a person with certain characteristics getting into certain schools.  I didn't say it was me, and I didn't say who it was, I kept it neutral because it is appropriate to do it that way. People shouldn't assume it is me and then make comments about how I changed me story.  Obviously if I never said in that post that it was me and the numbers I am telling them are mine don't match with the ones from the other post then I wasn't talking about myself.

And I wasn't asking anyone to assume anything.  I was asking for information on a case, and I expected the answer to be straight forward and not for them to be concerned with who it was about, just with the facts.  They shouldn't assume it was anyone in particular.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:22:57 AM »
"But wouldn't it be more profitable to get involved in the drug- and gun-running?"

Your comment is far from funny and inapropriate considering my life experience.  These kids have very little hope for a good life in general, let alone one that is outside the criminal world.  The current situation in my country is horrible, and there is little will to change coming from the rulers.  My mother was the first and only member of her family to get a college degree, and she is a miracle because that is very rare for the economic conditions she came from.  So don't joke about something that everyday kills more people than you can imagine.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:15:13 AM »
And I spent most of my childhood there too, because my mom had to work and in the begining she didn't trust me with anyone but family.  So I stayed with my grandparents a lot. Also, I only moved to the US when I was 13, speaking very basic English, so I am far from the type of person you are incinuating I am. 

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:12:07 AM »
It just so happens that my mother's parents live in the slums, a favela called "Morro da Caixa D'Agua" in Rio.  They are also one of the countable white people in an all-black community and frequently targets of crimes for that reason.  I volunteer at the local community center there, mentoring children and helping them with school, basically making sure they do not join gangs and practice gang-ralated activities controled by the drug market.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 07:38:47 AM »
"I don't mean to be a female dog either, but I distinctly remember cmedici asking what her chances were with a 156 LSAT "

If you guys are going to Law School you better get your facts straight and stop with the assumptions.  I did write something about what would be the chances of someone with those scores getting into certain law schools, but I was asking because I have a best friend/side-kick who I really want to go to school with and I am already in those schools and would like to know what her chances are of getting into any of them (if she has a chance).  She did most of her extra-curriculars and community service with me, so we have a lot in common and have been inseparable.  However, her LSAT is only a 156 and her GPA is only a 3.2 or something.  Very different from my scores.  I don't like to boast, unlike a lot of people who are at this board, so I never tell my scores or share where I got in.  My friend is a minority too, so I figured maybe that would help her be in school with me because they give URM's an easier time...but then again, they see that I had great scores and am a URM so I might actually be the one who makes it harder for my friend to get in.

You guys are very quick to assume, or so I notice.  Just like you assumed that I was just really in the need of taking my dog to work one day, you assume everytime I write something it is about me, and that is not the case.  Unless I say "I" I might not be talking about myself.  Those details are important in Law School, so don't forget.

Meanwhile, back to the topic, if you need a pet-friendly place to live you should look online at teh realtors sites for your areas and check the box that says pets allowed in your search.  I had an easy time finding a place in NY that allows pets.  Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 12:02:09 AM »
It's hard to make it work.  But once again, people can be distracted if they have to worry about their personal things too.  So if someone is worried about their dog at home chewing things while they are gone, I can see how that can be a problem too.  So maybe they should have a doggie day care on premisse!  :)  (jk by the way)

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 11, 2006, 11:45:41 PM »
You started.  I only offend when offended.

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