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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: June 29, 2007, 09:31:05 PM »
Got my T61.  2GB of ram.  Vista runs great.

i got mine a few days ago.  i love it -- although it is a bit heavier than i imagined. it certainly feels heavier than 5.5 lbs.  haha.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: June 27, 2007, 05:37:54 PM »
Well I think that is the 4th of July sale, because it has an American flag in the background on the homepage.

I gotta say though, that sale isn't that great.  A system configured the same as the one I ordered during the Memorial Day sale is coming in at over $100 more.   :(

memorial day sale was the best.  father's day was a bit better than this lame 4th of july one.  the main catch is that the american express tailor made thing will expire on june 30th, as has been discussed.  i think amex needs to see a hold or a charge on your credit card before you get the cash back.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Has Anyone Received Their T61 Yet?
« on: June 26, 2007, 05:06:56 PM »
mine is coming from Hong Kong too.  Looks like the flight left there at about 9pm local time.  I assume the flight should land in the west coast (im in CA) sometime this evening.  so it looks likely that i will get it on Friday!   ;D

brooklyn called me yesterday to accept me (apparently i forgot the deans cert too). i would have like to go there but i said no. i didnt feel like changing this late in the game and my schools the same level as theirs so going there wouldnt be a big upgrade. hopefully that opens a spot for you though.

i actually made a complete 180 on my decision and have picked Brooklyn over the school I thought I had decided on--Miami.  Brooklyn actually gave me money and stuff.  I booked a last minute flight to NYC and really liked the school and area.  but to each his own.  :)

i was just accepted to brooklyn about 2 weeks ago, but that was mainly bc my application was incomplete.  cardozo on the other hand?  i've been complete there for 4 months and havent heard a peep from them, except for an email saying that my app was complete.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Has Anyone Received Their T61 Yet?
« on: June 25, 2007, 04:59:00 PM »
Just talked with a rep from Lenovo. My ship date says 8-09, but he informed me that it wasn't accurate and will ship in the 1st-2nd week of July. Better than expected.

I asked him about the recent delays with all the comps and he said that the comps ordered during the last weeks of May though the Memorial sale are delayed because of the bezel (couldn't quite hear him with that one) that goes around the screen. Those comps ordered during that time are delayed and supposedly shipping out this week or the following. The comps ordered after that time were not affected by the manufacturing delay and thus are being received before everyone else's. Just thought I'd throw that out there after waiting on hold for over an hour....

i called the rep on friday after my order was also said to ship on 8/9.  he said to expect 4-5 weeks from my order date, which was june 18.  well, i just checked my status page and my laptop shipped!  ;D



WHAT are you talking about?  Haha you're crazy man.

You asked, "who cares?"  The reason I care is because I will be attending Brooklyn in the fall fighting tooth and nail for ANY decent NYC job and am curious as to what the context of this situation is; what kind of grades/gpa that kind of achievement takes.

Enjoy Michigan where you can simply drink scotch 22 hours/day for 3 years if you choose, then come out securing a position like we are discussing here simply by showing up in a tie and jacket to an interview (preferably on time and sober, but from what I have heard these aren't even necessary pre-conditions when considering the prestige of Mich Law).

Must be nice haha ;)

i'll be going to brooklyn too in the fall.  one of my friends is gonna be a 3L there and she's a summer at a V60 firm.  i think she must be doing very well, but i am yet to ask what her rank is.

and i did go to michigan undergrad.  one of my good buddies gradated from UofM law and currently works in NYC for a top London firm.  it's true.  i did see him at every bar/club in Ann Arbor when i was there.  haha.

my friend picked a T40 Big 10 school with a full ride over no money at a T10-14 school.  he has since graduated in the top 6% and is clerking for a judge.  so you never know.  law school is a risk either way.  we all know that so i guess it's best to accept it, work your ass off, and move on.

while my scenario isnt exactly the same as yours, the root of the issue was that i couldnt go wrong either way -- provided i succeed.  it really is a blessing and a curse.  i guess you just have to with your gut.  for me, my decision was facilitated by picking the school where i made no compromises at all.

i was suddenly accepted to brooklyn about 10 days ago and i had basically decided on Miami with no money.  i just knew that i wanted to practice latin american corporate law.  but i didnt particularly like the school or the city.  but i was making a compromise by picking the school solely on job prospects, even though i didnt particularly like the area, nor was i given any money.  so on a whim, i booked a ticket to NYC to visit brooklyn.

the school's building was ok, but i can attest to the fact that the library is VERY nice.  same with the moot court room.  the classrooms are in need of some love...and the stairwells kinda suck.  but whatever.  the neighborhood is awesome.  the main street has some very nice shops, bars, and restaurants.  and all the dorms are located in one of the best neighborhoods  in all of NYC. PM me if you want a link to some pictures of the neighborhood that I just took.

ultimately, i decided on BLS.  they were able to match my scholarships from a few other schools.  and i have tons of well-connected friends in NYC and NYC is the best city in the world.  plus the latin stuff there is about equal to Miami.  i just really feel comfortable with my decision now.  yeah you'll have to work hard, but you'll have to work hard no matter where you go.

i guess for you specifically, i would probably still go with BLS -- provided you want to work in NYC.  BU is the more prestigious school and has more name recognition, but a 20k+ scholarship difference is a lot, especially if you plan on practicing in NYC for the next 5 years or whatever.  you might have to work a bit harder at BLS, but if money is an issue, i say go for it, because you will have to be in the Top 40% in both schools no matter what.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: June 19, 2007, 02:03:25 PM »
and im withdrawing.  gotta call up admissions so i can get my partial deposit refund.

i got a last second acceptance to brooklyn.  they're giving me 15k/yr, whereas miami was giving me none.  for me to turn down a 3rd school with a hefty scholarship over miami with no money would be just stupid.  in addition, i was never blown away with the area.  i just got back from NYC and loved the city.  i do eventually plan to end up in S FL...but maybe 5-6 years from now.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: *JUST* got into Brooklyn
« on: June 19, 2007, 01:57:58 PM »
That drop in the rankings this year certainly didn't help the yield. They always been seen as neck to neck with Cardozo and the recent ranking seemed to have convinced many that Cardozo is on its way up while BLS is stagnant (IMHO I'm not sure that is true at all).

I'm currently debating whether I should defer a year. I was recently offered an unexpected promotion at work and I like to save up more money for school. But I'm just afraid BLS won't be able to match my current scholarship amount for next year (no guarantee I will receive the same scholarship amount next year)

Rumor has it that BLS got ALOT less acceptances than they expected and are in a bit of a scramble to fill their 1L class. Your HUGE increase in scholarship money supports that rumor... I wonder if this is a sign of the alleged 'smaller applicant pool' law schools are seeing this year?
PS: Congrats on BLS... did you visit the school yet?

well the drop was only 2 spots.  it's not like it's a big deal at all.  maybe if it was 10 to 15 spots, then yes.

i also dont know if there's a smaller applicant pool or what.  i was accepted to Umiami and they sent me an email last week asking people to defer because they over-accepted.

but either way, i just got back from visiting brooklyn and really loved the area.  they're giving me some money too and i've accepted their offer of admission.  the school's building is reasonable.  i really liked the library though.  one of the better ones i have seen on my college tours.

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