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Law School Applications / Re: So this might be a dumb question but...
« on: November 29, 2005, 02:51:19 PM »
I would actually like to hear some real responses to this question. I played D1 college golf for four years, and it consumed about all my free time that could have otherwise been spent on other ECs. It would be nice to know that listing it as an EC helps me, even in some small way.

Whether it will help depends on your adcomm's handicap.

Or if I could help him/her lower it

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Law School Applications / Re: So this might be a dumb question but...
« on: November 29, 2005, 02:43:36 PM »
I would actually like to hear some real responses to this question. I played D1 college golf for four years, and it consumed about all my free time that could have otherwise been spent on other ECs. It would be nice to know that listing it as an EC helps me, even in some small way.

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Law School Applications / Re: For Those That Have Gotten In Somewhere...
« on: November 07, 2005, 03:34:35 PM »
I dont know why someone would tell you to go to silver spring, its not exactly the best place to be.

As a former resident of Silver Spring, I took this comment with a grain of salt. The truth of the matter is that DC is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country on par with San Francisco. Silver Spring is one of the last true bargains left in the area. A substantial investment in the downtown area has provided the town with the AFI Silver Theater, Discovery Channel Worldwide Headquarters, and numerous yuppie shopping establishments.

Even before these developments, I would see several Georgetown Law stickers on the back of cars in my apartment complex. Several of the newer apartment buildings in Silver Spring allow students to apply for low-income resident status creating even more incentive to live there. While I agree with OP that the Silver Spring nightlife is still developing, if you plan on looking beyond GULC's main campus for housing, Silver Spring warrants a day trip.

I think we have a misunderstanding here. I would have to agree that Silver Spring is far and away the least expensive place to live (almost) inside  the beltway. I thought we were talking about places to go out on the weekends and such. That said, if money was not an object, I dont think I would live in Silver Spring. I think I may be a little bit biased toward the northwest end of the red line (AU, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Rockville...)

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Law School Applications / Re: Disadvantage applying late Dec./early Jan.?
« on: November 07, 2005, 03:24:27 PM »
im in the exact same boat that you are (except my interest is in anti-trust) and everything I have read about admissions policy tends to agree with koreanblaq. As long as your numbers are high, the seats will be there.

If anyone has a more educated answer than I do, I would love to hear it.

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Law School Applications / Re: For Those That Have Gotten In Somewhere...
« on: November 07, 2005, 11:17:15 AM »
I dont know why someone would tell you to go to silver spring, its not exactly the best place to be. If you are looking for a more laid back (which, in DC, usually means older) crowd, I would check out downtown Bethesda. Just a quick trip on the red line, and there are 150 restaurants and bars within walking distance. Oh, and if you hate union station so much, just get off at Judiciary Square. Its a shorter walk to GULC from that stop anyway.

Also, the "trendy" places to go are Adams Morgan, Georgetown, and (somewhat) Dupont Circle. You can find some quiet bars in all these places, but it takes some looking. As for malls, I would try Pentagon City, Tysons Corner (but you have to drive), or white flint.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who is SICK and studying for Dec.
« on: November 04, 2005, 01:02:55 PM »
i know how you are feeling.... I am putting off major knee surgery so I can take the December test. So I am in pain all day long in more ways than one.

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Personal Statement / Re: PS feedback? I'll read yours
« on: November 04, 2005, 12:58:19 PM »
Im in. PM me

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Personal Statement / Re: Want to read my PS?
« on: November 04, 2005, 12:36:38 PM »
feel free to send it my way as well.(PM if possible)

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I work in DC right across the street from GULC. Today, as he does everyday, the FEDEX man left a cart full of packages outside while he made deliveries in my building. Consequently, an envelope flew away with the wind. Being a good citizen, I ran after it. I finally got to it in the middle of F street, and soon realized that it was someone's application packet. The FEDEX man gave me a half-a$$ed "thanks", and went on his way. I didnt catch the name on the return adress, but anyone who applied to GULC in the last couple days and used FEDEX should be thankful.

Maybe this will bring me some good Karma on my own Apps.

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