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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Catholic or Baltimore?
« on: April 14, 2009, 12:00:08 PM »
Any difference in price?

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Is anyone concerned that the Cuse won't be in the top 100 this year? This was the first year they were T2 in a while. Thoughts on them either staying at 100 or moving up?

I don't know if I'll attend if they drop to T3.

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Acceptances / Re: UofH or OU??? Please help...deadline approaching
« on: April 07, 2009, 08:08:35 AM »
Houston

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Syracuse $$$ vs. Seton hall $
« on: April 06, 2009, 04:17:58 PM »
Is your SU money unconditional?  If it's not, go with SH. 

As stated above, the SU money is conditional on my maintaining a minimum 3.00 gpa.  I have no idea if this poses a major obstacle to retaining the scholarship because I don't know what the SU Law curve is like. 

They told me the 50% mark falls between 2.9-3.1 from year to year. So as far as money goes they're pretty good conditions. 

Are you planning on going there in the fall? 

I'm not sure yet, I haven't heard from Case Western and I've been waitlisted at Pitt. If neither of those come through then yes. I was offerd 26K a year scholarship that's why its in the running.

If Case doesn't offer me money (and they won't I'm guessing) then it will be really hard to go to Case over 'Cuse because of the cost difference - It looks like it'd be 80-100K difference. I'd be at Pitt in a hearbeat, though because I hear residency is not that hard to get 2&3L.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Syracuse $$$ vs. Seton hall $
« on: April 06, 2009, 09:31:17 AM »
Is your SU money unconditional?  If it's not, go with SH. 

As stated above, the SU money is conditional on my maintaining a minimum 3.00 gpa.  I have no idea if this poses a major obstacle to retaining the scholarship because I don't know what the SU Law curve is like. 

They told me the 50% mark falls between 2.9-3.1 from year to year. So as far as money goes they're pretty good conditions. 

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Hey, I went to the ASD on April 3rd. Overall I came away more impressed than I had expected, especially because the facilities weren't as bad as people on here and other websites seemed to report. All of the classrooms that we saw (which represented all types of classrooms; large lecture to small meeting rooms) were very comfortable with good sized wheely chairs that had excellent support, nice marker boards that had multiple layers, overhead projectors, LCD projectors, great lighting, plugs under the table for recharging computers (with access at every seat) and good sight-lines to the board and other students. The mock courtrooms were especially nice, great wooden detail and a good representation of an actual courtroom in terms of setup (as well as usable doors representing the judges chambers and the holding area). On the first floor of one of the two main buildings there was a very large locker room for students to use. Lockers are assigned one the first day of classes and students keep them for all three years. One of our tour guides commented on how convenient they were because the books can get heavy and you don't need to bring them home all of the time, also in the winter you can store boots and have nice comfortable shoes waiting for walking to class. There are also several student lounge areas, a really great cafe (so you don't have to leave the COL buildings if you don't want to), LCD panel TVs for watching keeping on top of March Madness and study carols.

The library is one element that you often hear comments about on the web, and something that US News uses to create its rankings. While it is true that the library is not the newest of facilities, I really didn't find it as bad as the rumors. There are multiple printers and copiers (ALL free and easily hooked to your computer to print your own stuff), various group study rooms, two large silent rooms (one with great natural light as it is situated in the atrium), and a plethora of resources (including a floor of international law resources). The staff there were incredibly friendly and the hours are created in such a way that it really is there when you need it. The librarian even said that they give out their email, phone number, fax, and other contact information so that when they aren't around you can contact them for help. The only real down side is that there is a very slight 80's tang to the atrium area and the construction of the "newest" addition to the library.

Offices for various student resources are quite convenient, more so than at many other schools. This is mainly because the law school is really situated in two buildings that are linked together. Right outside of the library is the financial aid and admissions office, and down the hall from that (literally a yard or two away) is the career development department. We interacted with both departments twice at the ASD and both times I found them to be direct and helpful. Ann Myers in particular was quite refreshing; instead of blowing steam and saying that jobs will be thrown at you at Syracuse, she made it very clear that if you do not make the effort to meet with them, they cannot help you. She reiterated several times that she hates when students say "I don't want to bother you, but can you help me with this?" She said it was her job to be bothered and we must bother her as often as we desire. She was very approachable when I talked to her later and seemed to genuinely care about helping people find the jobs. I've heard some complaints online about how "worthless" that department is, but after meeting with her and rereading those comments, I believe that those complainers probably never really met with Career Development on a regular basis. Ever student that we talked to said that they are incredibly efficient and helpful, but each one made it very clear that you must meet with them to establish a relationship, otherwise they can't do anything for you.

I don't really know what else to say at the moment, but if anyone has specific questions, fire away! I am still waiting to hear back from one school, but Syracuse really did surprise me.


Thank you so much, BE. That was great. I have a question similar to Bogarts, SUCOL is #4 on Princeton Review's most competitive students list. Did you get the feeling that students were cutthroat?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Syracuse $$$ vs. Seton hall $
« on: April 03, 2009, 09:05:57 AM »
Syracuse.

+1 unless you need to work in Metro NYC, then SH. 

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Did anyone go to one of the ASDs? I read a rather negativ review on TLS today. Any one care to give their opinion?

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I just wanted to point out a few things regarding the school.  First, Dean Arterian (sp) is an absolute joke.  She is both unprofessional and an embarrassment to the school.

Other than that, and the cold winters (I am from CA) I got everything I wanted out of the school.  I came in with no prior experience of any kind and I came out with a year of family law experience, 1 semester of criminal defense experience and a semester of DA experience.  All under a practicing order so I can appear in court and be a primary case handler.  Some when the just hit the books route while other went the practical experience route..both can be done quite successfully.  I hope this information is helpful.  I graduated in May 08.

This makes me nervous. Would you be comfortable explaining a little bit?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Northwestern vs Penn vs NYU
« on: March 27, 2009, 09:32:30 PM »
I would chose Northwestern. 160K buys more if you don't have to make a loan payment :) Really though, I think NYU does place a little better maybe, but no debt is too good a deal to pass on for a solid T14.

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