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I promise I won't be this neurotic during finals...how long after sending in your deposit did you hear back from them?

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Sent my seat deposit and my scholarship letter yesterday (express, cause I didn't have my original letter with me and thought it was due later in April, called yesterday and was told it had to be sent on Friday, but send it right away).  Panic, as well as a few emails, ensued.

I think it will be okay, but I won't be 100% sure until it's deposited.  The neuroses never end.

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Seriously considering GW, what are people doing for apartments?

If I go, I'll probably be over in VA on the orange or blue lines.  The apartment complexes within walking distance just seem soooo expensive (not that VA looks cheap).  Plus I'd like to take my car.  But I've just looked around at Craigslist and a few places on the 'net.

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It might be worth talking to UNC to see if they can give you in state tution, esp if you can't declare residency after one year. 

If you can't, and you can't pay in state after the first year and the in state/out of state tution difference is significant, you might want to consider moving to NC, working there, and waiting a year to go to law school. 

But even if you don't, you're much better off going someplace you'd be happy practicing. 

Good luck!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Non-trad social life
« on: April 07, 2006, 03:43:01 PM »
Oh, groan - this is a concern of mine too.  I'm single and I'll be just shy of my 30th birthday when we start 1L...I keep having fantasies of the legions of smart young cutie law students I can bend to my will and hot unmarried law professors I can seduce.  Then I remember what it was like to actually date a law student, which I did for quite a while and swore I'd never do again.  (The only thing worse, incidentally, was post-graduation when I was dating a lawyer.) 

Something tells me there won't be much in the way of in-house romance in my law school career.

Heh, I know what you mean (which is why I started the thread). I wonder which is better for a grown-up (but not too grown-up) social life....


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Where should I go next fall? / UTAustin for patent law
« on: April 05, 2006, 09:47:05 PM »
Anyone have any feedback for how well UT places in patent law, particularly of a biotech or chemical bent?

I think I'd be thrilled to be in Austin, it's a good school, and a great deal for an instater.  But I wonder if I'd be better off going to a slightly lesser ranked school (George Washington, with a significant scholarship) if I want to go into patent law. 

I've also been admitted to Northwestern and Georgetown, but I don't really feel like living in Chicago, and with the scholarship and interest in patent law, GW seems like a better choice for me.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Does anyone suffer from lack of concentration?
« on: February 19, 2006, 01:41:09 AM »
Keep in mind that they are never testing you on your science knowledge. Everything technical that you need to know to answer the questions is in the passage.

From what I saw when I taught, it's a psychological thing.  People see science and freak out.  For me it's economics, my brain just shuts off.  My background is in science, so that was fine.  Finally I realized that I didn't need to know anything about economics to understand the passages and did fine. Not my favorite ones, but I managed.

Do you read a lot for fun or work? If not, start off reading more in general, about anything.  The NY Times is good (and free online), The Economist (a little more challenging than the LSATs IMO).  That'll train your focusing ability. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Does anyone suffer from lack of concentration?
« on: February 19, 2006, 01:34:25 AM »
How do you do on the natural science portions of the LSAT RC?


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is this a good plan?
« on: February 19, 2006, 01:33:30 AM »
Take the first course then. You can always catch up on the homework later.

If you don't have time for the last third of the homework in the second course, you're better off taking those 8-10/hours a week class time for practice tests on your own. 

Doing well on the LSATs isn't about money, despite what some people think, it's about consistantly practicing and making sure you're learning from your mistakes.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Does anyone suffer from lack of concentration?
« on: February 19, 2006, 01:31:40 AM »
That's where the practice comes in, just try to do it with non LSAT articles.  Pick up The Economist, Scientific American, etc. 

And as silly as it sounds, don't try to think about why you aren't concentrating.  I would just try to shake it off, let my mind wander for about 5 sec then force myself back to the page. I have an attention span of a gnat and still got a perfect on the RC.

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