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Brad,
Did any of the schools offer you financial aid? I would definitely choose Mitchell over the other 2 private schools. Of course, my reply may be biased because I am a student @ William Mitchell :) Is there any other reason that you think you could be moved off of the MN waitlist? Extremely high G.P.A.? Great personal statement? Resume? You don't have to accept/put a deposit down at Mitchell right away, do you? Have you been to an admitted student day yet?

Alright, good luck with your decision :)

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We don't get our grades back in time to drop everything and get a refund. Jerks!

4th tier

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General Board / Re: Who else is getting a gut?
« on: January 08, 2007, 06:21:38 PM »
I've pulled a lot of all-nighters already in the first semester, and in November had mostly nights where I got 4-5 hours of sleep. Did not eat as well as I could. Consequently, when I came home I found that I was 10 pounds underweight.

I'm in the same boat as you. I had to buy a belt with some of my Christmas money :) But for me, part of the weight loss is due to depression (probably from being a 1L) that causes me to lose my appetite. Oh well, at least I look good :)

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General Board / Re: Number of Hours Devoted to Law School
« on: December 11, 2006, 05:47:24 PM »
Full-time 1L (14 credits)
 
Prior to finals:
3 hours of class a day, plus 2-6 hours of studying a day (6 hours when a blasted Legal Writing assignment is due, 2-4 hours is the more typical amount).
4-6 hours on Saturday (normally 4)
2-5 hours on Sunday (normally 3)

FINALS time
8 hours of pure studying for 2 days before my Contracts final
Now I'm dragging my butt to study for Torts...

I think I might be too much of a slacker for law school. But I do all of the readings and read supplements. I go to class. I have a better work ethic than I did in undergrad... I also know people who study A LOT less (and those who study a lot more).

I can't imagine studying any more than that, even if my grades are a complete disappointment. Sad, but true. I am lazy and finals are kicking my arse. :-[

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General Board / Re: Contracts E&E?
« on: December 08, 2006, 09:10:26 PM »
I've read it, and it helped calm my mind down when I didn't feel like the casebook sufficed. However, I don't think it will help me ace the exam because my Contracts professor is like the one in The Paper Chase.

Good luck :)

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General Board / Re: Nuisance ?
« on: December 08, 2006, 07:55:38 PM »
Haha...I thought you were talking about the poster robmelone...

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Aaah... Less than 24 hours until my Contracts final and I'm freaking out! Our professor is the oldest one at school, and he actually gives F's! He's an ALI guy, so I've been memorizing the Restatements to regurgitate, and have been going through his practice exams... Issue spotting, outlining an answer, etc... but all I can think is that I am going to fail. Especially reading his commentary about past exams. AAAHHH!!!!

Finals are pure evil :)

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General Board / Re: I don't know if I want to be a lawyer anymore!
« on: December 07, 2006, 10:38:10 AM »
WWSD?
http://www.cafepress.com/lawthug/2017755

Wow, that's great advice. I know that if I were struggling with my career decision and I logged on to read advice I would be relieved to look at your website of law-related "funny" products.

Why don't you pay for an advertisment on the website instead of posting your link on unrelated threads? In case you didn't notice, THIS thread's topic is "I don't know if I want to be a lawyer anymore!", NOT "I want to buy some crap that says 'What would Scalia do?'"

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General Board / Re: OMG I hate future interests...
« on: December 05, 2006, 09:23:04 PM »
http://www.scu.edu/law/FacWebPage/Carbone/RAP/start.htm

This website is helpful if you have a completely incompetent professor (like I do). After going through the Q&As, I FINALLY understand what a measuring life is.

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General Board / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 07, 2006, 09:05:40 AM »
I'm doing a little better after the weekend (time to be away from school and reenergize). My scholarship is guaranteed for the year, so I'm going to stick it out. But if I lose the $, I am not sure I'll want to pay to be this miserable myself. I just don't know what else to do with my life. It doesn't mean that I want/need to be a lawyer, but I need some sort of post-grad/professional degree.

I just feel like I've wasted 3 years since undergrad trying to figure out what I want to do with my life (it changes all the time) and I need to stick something out. My school has a good reputation in the community for a T4 school, but the class sizes are huge (there's 280 1Ls this year) and there are 3 other law schools in my city. I don't understand how the legal market is not saturated or how it will not be saturated when I'm done with school. Again, not that I need to work as a lawyer, but I'm just not sure what else to do.

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