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Go to W & L or Pitt if you're thinking about MD. Both schools have great reps there. W & L's rep seems to be a bit farther reaching than any of the other schools on your list from my own experience.

General Board / Re: Is Fordham Law worth 180k in debt?
« on: March 05, 2007, 10:15:42 PM »
Go to UGA, they have a very dedicated alumni network and a strong reputation throughout the Southeast. Also, Athens is a great college town, and you would get to experience all the glory that is SEC football. Only go to Fordham if you're absolutely positive that you want to be in NYC for a few years.

General Board / Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« on: March 05, 2007, 02:43:40 PM »
If you want to do something constructive, don't read law stuff but volunteer a few hours a week doing intake at a legal aid clinic or something like that. You can put it on your resume, puts your character in a positive light if it isn't already, and gives you something good to talk about during your 1L summer interviews.

What city are you in now? I might be able to point you in the right direction.
I volunteered doing intake at a legal aid clinic, and it really improved my perspective on law school. More importantly, it gave me something positive about my character and law related to put on my resume. It also gave me something to talk about in my 1L summer job interviews. I highly suggest doing something like volunteering at a legal clinic.

Transferring / Re: Any point in transferring from Hastings to WashU
« on: March 04, 2007, 10:20:37 PM »
Absolutely no point in transferring to the midwest if you want to practice in CA.

Oh yeah, forgot to add one thing about Ole Miss. They're known for their attractive ladies, not just the SEC football tailgate parties. If you're a single guy, they have the most good lookin' girls that I have seen on any college campus, even more than my alma mater Alabama, AND law school students are the academic bigshots on that campus, if you know what I'm saying.

Even your 1L year shouldn't be all work. I played a lot, took most of my weekends off, and did just fine. You'll go crazy if you don't let loose every once and a while.

Try to visit the campuses before making your decision, it's a lot of money to pay for some place that you won't be happy.

ALSO, on Ole Miss, you may want to check and see if you can apply for in-state tuition after your 1L/living there a year. Some states will let you do this in grad school. It would save you a bundle.

General Board / Re: I'm just here for the Westlaw & Lexis points.
« on: March 01, 2007, 02:15:41 AM »
Not even a semester and a half in and I have already gotten the 2GB Ipod Nano from Lexis, and an Ipod charging/speaker port from Westlaw. Seems Lexis has really boosted their rewards, though I did notice that the prices of their Amazon stuff went up right after I got the Ipod.

Considering that they're all fairly regional.
If you're sure you want to practice in FL, go to one of the FL schools of course.

BUT if you want a solid college experience, just in case you didn't already get one, I would say Ole Miss. Oxford, MS is a really fun college town and Ole Miss Law grads have a pretty solid alumni network in the Southeast.

University of Denver would be good, if you can see yourself living out your days in Denver.

General Board / Re: Georgetown vs. BU $$$
« on: February 28, 2007, 05:52:34 PM »
For public interest, go with BU and money.

General Board / Re: Who here f#$#@#g! hates law school right now
« on: February 21, 2007, 03:13:02 PM »
I have days where I can barely tolerate most of my classmates. As far as hating law school goes, I like law school but I hate whoever is in charge of scheduling for this semester.

We had mock trial last weekend, client counseling comp this weekend,  journal competition is over the whole next weekend (which is the first end of spring break) THEN the week after spring break our appellate briefs are due AND the moot court competition begins. All the big events this semester are compounded into a 3 week period. It kinda pisses me off, but I guess it's better than having any of it right before finals.

Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.

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