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Utah / Re: Utah: Particulars
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:28:31 PM »
Here's an idea, how about we let the rankings do the talking.  That's right, Utah has been slipping.

Also, I was referring to undergrad, not law school, since you want to call me out on my editing, I am going to call you out to pay attention to detail.  Also, I fully admit I am biased, but that doesn't really matter because I don't go to either BYU or the U Law, thankfully.  I went to BYU undergrad and never planned to stay a moment longer in Utah.

I am sure that I am going to get a long reply post about how rankings are not what is important, but I could say anything and get some long post justifying why it was not that way.  That is what happens when you have an inferiority justify and you keep justifying. 

Ok, I am done with the post, like I said last time, and hopefully UteFan can be done too (though I doubt it).


Utah / Re: Utah: Particulars
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:24:17 AM »
I have deleted my previous posts, because they gave the information that was being sought out by the orginial poster and now they just seem to be getting people all wound up. There is no reason for that, so "poof" they are gone, as I am from this post now ;D

Good Luck in law school to everyone!

Utah / Re: Utah: Particulars
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:11:18 AM »
2.   Take what GMULAW says with a grain of salt, if only for the reason that she is a graduate of BYU—Utah’s fiercest athletic and academic rival in the entire intermountain west.  I dare say that the unhappiest of Utah 1Ls are dyed-in-the-wool BYU undergraduates who detest the fact that they, taking their best offer of admission, have to wear the Red and White for three years before they can become a lawyer.  Cougars hate Utes and Utes hate Cougars, just ask ESPN.

I dare to say that is is the truth, as I warned all of you, that I am biased due to my time at BYU, as any Cougar or Ute would be.  As for my spelling...well, if none of you have every made a spelling mistake before, more power to you, as for me, I don't sp check my posts before I post them, so take that for whatever it is worth.

Now if you want a school where sports actually like to win, go to Utah (at least based on this last year) for some reason winning was just not on the BYU agenda this year :(. But I digress, bottom line, go where you are going to be happy, even if that is the U. I went into the U with great expectations. I was excited to get another perspective, unfortunatly I was sorely dissapointed. I wish all that go there and will go there better luck than me.

P.S. I will give you athletic rival, as for academic.......well you are dreaming.  All who get into BYU can easily get into the U, the same can not be said for the U, have the raised the undergrad standards to having more than a pulse and a check yet? :P (Go Cougars)

Current Law Students / Re: HELP!!! Evidence question...
« on: February 16, 2005, 12:12:05 PM »
Just to add to rapunzel, it does not matter if the judge says "motion denied because the sky is orange". You still sit down and rework your case.  Sure you hit the judge with bias (the rule # escapes me for that right now, I think it is 600 something or other). But let your appeal take care of that.  Alternative arguments work, just make sure you can tell when the Judge has had enough.  Sometimes you have to work to get your evidence in.

Main point= No argue with the Judge, no matter how wrong they are.

Current Law Students / Re: HELP!!! Evidence question...
« on: February 15, 2005, 05:45:35 PM »
You sit your ass down and rework your case accordingly.  You have you record for an appeal, which only matters if the case was decided on this particular "hearsay" let in.  Unless of course you are stupid enough to argue with the Judge..... ;)

Utah / Re: Utah: Particulars
« on: January 20, 2005, 11:24:04 AM »
I really like Mason, but I will tell you about what I like and don't like.

I really like how it is a smaller school, as is Utah. There is a real sense of community here. People share everything. I could go to anyone and ask for anything.  The student body is very supportive of each other.

The administration here is amazing. That is another thing I forgot to mention about Utah, the admin was horrid. I had to call 5 times just to find out how to pay my tuition and then they would not even transfer the grade over to Mason. I had to get the Mason office to get them to do it.  GMU admin is very responsive, friendly, and on top of things.  Same goes for career services. They are hell bent on making sure you are employed where you want to be.

The profs are also really great.  I have only had one prof who I didn't like.  All the rest are just great.

Location is also great. We have a stronghold in both DC and Northern VA.  Employers really respect our school and students. We have way more national firms come that Utah does, they are mainly a regional school.  Everyone I have ever come in contact with, and I am not kidding, really respects Mason.

Bad things:  The 2.9 curve sucks.  It is a fact of life here, but there is always a constant pressure of it on you.  Also the writing program is graded on a 2.9 curve as well and you have a seperate writing GPA.  While it sucks, it also is a harder writing program, which makes for a better legal writer, which impresses most employers. So even our "worst" legal writers are still better than most.

If you have any other questions feel free to shoot me a line at aim LedZepChick81

George Mason U / Re: Wait lists at GMU
« on: May 01, 2004, 08:35:26 PM »
Mr. Distefano.....

This is Prof. Kontorovich. Shouldn't you be studying for my wonderful civ pro exam on Monday instead of wasting time of a message board. I am currently trying to figure out the best way to get Ms. Noel to marry me.....

Hey Mr. D....its Ms. Haddow wasting just as much time as you on this board!

George Mason U / Re: Wait lists at GMU
« on: April 25, 2004, 08:38:08 PM »
I am currently a 1L at GMU. There are several people on this board who have gotten off the wait list, so you might want to talk to them. I think there are about 30 that will ultimately get admission, but this all depends on pecking order and other factors. I know a few people who got off the waitlist that are 1L's now. Also, I know reapplying can up your chances of admission. I love GMU, so I definetly encourage you to come there!

Also, try giving the admin office a call. GMU is VERY responsive to student concerns, so they will probably give you the information they want. Also, check the prospective students board at

Hope this helps!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any shot for GMU?
« on: March 10, 2005, 06:46:40 PM »
Based on some friends of mine that got rejected PT, your chances are not that good, but no news is good news (meaning you weren't an auto reject), so just hold out, they are looking at your application at least.  Law School is all about luck anyway, at least for me it is, so just wait till you hear.  You should be a shoe in for American PT and Catholic PT.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Why is everyone's GPA so high?
« on: February 25, 2005, 10:18:23 PM »
I think the reason everyone's GPA on this board is so high is the same reason everyone on this board is blond haired, blue eyed, 18o LSAT, yatta yatta yatta, catching my drift.  While there are probably people on this board telling the truth, I am sure there are just as many that are lying.

So.....just be confident with you abilities, don't worry about gpa and all that BS, b/c I promise you (as a 2L) the second you walk in those doors your LSAT and GPA are out the window, and it is your brain, time managment, and A LOT OF LUCK coming into play

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