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Non-Traditional Students / Re: What Type of Law do you want to Practice
« on: November 22, 2005, 06:43:17 PM »
I'd like to do one of the following...Criminal Prosecution, Appellate or Public Policy.  Although, the Kelo decision has me thinking about property law.

I guess that's what 1L is for

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Anyone apply for Fall 2006 yet?
« on: November 22, 2005, 06:37:19 PM »
Great Idea...every other sub-group has their own thing, why not us?

Applications sent:

U of Maine
SUNY Buffalo
Rutgers-Camden
Albany
U of Dayton
Catholic

Applications yet to be sent:
Syracuse
Quinnipiac
Widener
Michigan St
West Virginia
Valparaiso

Good luck to everyone involved

BTW-we should also have a seperate post for success stories

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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: November 22, 2005, 04:43:44 PM »
Complete at

Rutgers-Camden
Albany Law School

3 more to go!!!!!!!!!!

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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: November 22, 2005, 10:47:59 AM »
Just went complete at SUNY Buffalo.  Two down, 5 to go (unless I get another fee waiver).



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Law School Applications / Re: Viewbooks: The good and the Bad
« on: November 21, 2005, 10:00:05 PM »
syracuse and mich st's are quite nice, but my favorite one is american

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Camden NJ, The Happiest Place on Earth!
« on: November 21, 2005, 07:57:19 PM »
Im not sure of the rates, but Im sure they'd be willing to barter their services for expert pro-BONO legal advice.  ALthough, if I were you, I would definitely not travel there at night without an armored tank division.

As for cotton candy, I wouldn't know as I've never been a big fan, but I saw some guy selling bean pies and incense while at a stop light one time, if you're so inclined.

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Where should I go next fall? / Where to go, What to do
« on: November 21, 2005, 07:50:58 PM »
So, I'm getting ready to send in the rest of my apps on Thursday.  My numbers are 3.71/152, with 4 years full time work experience and awesome PS/LOR's and I am applying to the following schools:

Rutgers-Camden
Albany
SUNY Buffalo
Widener (fee waiver)
Valparaiso (fee waiver)
Quinnipiac (fee waiver)
Syracuse
UMaine

What do you guys think?  Which schools do you think I have a realistic shot to get into?  Do you guys have any inside information on any of these schools?

Any help is appreciated

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Camden NJ, The Happiest Place on Earth!
« on: November 21, 2005, 07:33:12 PM »
C'mon, Camden's not that bad.  All the crack, hookers and drive-bys anyone could ever hope to experience.  Just take a stroll down Admiral Wilson Blvd and witness the carnival of depravity.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: fuel my paranoia please
« on: November 18, 2005, 06:03:40 PM »
Apparently I am in the minority in that I really don't think I want to work for a "big law firm".  I'm going to law school to get a job as a criminal prosecutor.  I've always wanted to work as a DA or US Attorney.  Therefore, I imagine, if I go to law school and kick butt the way that I expect to, then my career as a law enforcement officer will greatly enhance my opportunity to serve in that capacity.  While I certainly want a decent paying job as I am getting sick of Chef Boyardee and Ramen noodles, I'm not getting in this primarily for the paycheck, but to maybe put some really bad people behind bars for the rest of their natural lives. 

So to answer the question, I would think as long as your grades are good, then previous work experience would be a plus.  It shows that you are able to survive in a professional setting and won't do anything stupid.

Good Luck on the Job hunt and keep us posted

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Non-trad social life
« on: November 18, 2005, 05:51:35 PM »
I would think that, as long as you relax and be yourself, you should be fine.  I'm currently 31 and am finishing up my undergrad and I have a pretty good amount of friends that I hang out with on a semi-regular basis...and I'm getting married.  The key is that, socially, I'm not trying to get la*d and thus, I'm much more relaxed and non-chalant (sp?).  As long as you don't go around trying to score with every pretty law student, you will set yourself apart from many of your classmates and thus, will have a very nice social life.  Just establish yourself as a competent law student who is not a complete A@#clown, and you should be great.

Good Luck

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