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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Getting a pet in LS?
« on: February 23, 2006, 08:28:07 AM »
The closest thing I had to a pet growing up was a baby brother. So I would never classify myself as a pet person or animal lover. And I would never consider getting a pet right before 1L.  BUT - I'm getting married in July and my fiancee has a cat.  The cat, Boots, and I have had a very rough relationship.  She gets into everything. And late at night she goes through a half hour to an hour of running from one room to another, back and forth.  She plays with blinds and curtains constantly. She drives me insane - well, drove me insane is more appropriate  At one point, I insisted that the cat could not follow us to DC and law school.  Needless to say I lost that battle and Boots is coming to Washington.  Since accepting that fact (which took quite a while) I have grown to like Boots.  I might even say I love Boots, but I would never give my fiancee the pleasure of admitting that. Ever. (but i can do that safely here since she doesn't frequent this board) I just hope Boots is too distracting and doesn't add any unnecessary stress to my first year of law school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Jobs for the summer before law scohol
« on: February 15, 2006, 08:43:45 AM »
after i got back from the peace corps last year i was substitute teaching for a while when a job opened as a spanish teacher at a middle school where i live.  i graduated with a degree in internatinal economics - teaching was definitely not what i saw myself doing. i decided to take the job anyway for the benefits and pretty laid back schedule. for the most part, it's been fun.  but the students are really starting to test my patience. fortunately, the gig ends in early june. i'll bus tables at a local restaurant for a bit, then i'll get married in late july and then i'll move out to DC. then the horror of 1L begins.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: E & E?
« on: February 14, 2006, 08:12:49 AM »
If you're planning on buying the E&E for Civ Pro by Glannon, I would wait a couple a little while.  I emailed him (his email address is posted on Suffolk's website - don't worry, not a stalker) and he told me that the newest edition of Civ Pro is at the printer and will be on sale soon.  The text of his email is below:

"The Fifth Ed. is at the printer's.  Should be out in February.

Good luck living for three years without an income!  ... and thanks for
contributing to mine.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rankings for DC area?
« on: February 14, 2006, 08:01:28 AM »
Transferring from PT to FT might be common but I don't know about smart.  If you want full time, start full time.  Do do the switch at GW its just a signature on the dotted line after one semester, HOWEVER, you gotta keep in mind that you applied for financial aid for PART TIME and you can't change that selection.  What does that mean?  It means your second semester will be paid for with private loans.

If you transfer from PT to FT at GULC, it will be for the beginning of your second year, not 2nd semester (GW allows you to transfer at semester) - do you know if your financial aid will be adjusted to meet the $6,000+ in extra tuition?

ALso, to the OP - I think your numbers are pretty strong for GULC PT (I got in with a 164/3.41). And I would agree with what other posters are saying about GMU.  I've heard it's well respected and it's starting to get more recognition as a quality school.  And if you can pay instate tuition, that's all the better.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where to live in DC
« on: February 06, 2006, 09:51:45 AM »
I went to Georgetown as an undergrad, but I lived in and around campus so I'm not as familiar with the rest of the district as far as living costs/safety go.  Also, it's been four years since I've lived in DC.  From what I understand, Dupont, Georgetown and Foggy Bottom are pretty expensive to live in.  What about Logan Cirlce or the U St. area? Are they safe? And as far as Van Ness or Tenleytown, aren't they kinda far away from the Law Center? And how safe is Northeast?

Law School Admissions / Re: Late GULC PT question
« on: February 06, 2006, 07:28:06 AM »
I would definintely apply this year.  With your possible numbers, you're very likely to get in.  The median LSAT for GULC PT is in the low 160's (you can find it on the ABA review of law schools on the LSAC website).  I got in with a 164. So if you actually get a 166-171, you've got a really good chance.  The only concern I would have is how late you're sending your application out.

Law School Admissions / Re: GULC dean's scholarship
« on: February 03, 2006, 06:56:14 AM »
I haven't gotten an admit binder either.  but i did get an envelope with two inserts: a booklet about all the full time faculty and a brochure about their international law program.  has anyone gotten a different mailing with an "admit binder"

Incoming 1Ls / DC Housing search
« on: February 01, 2006, 12:44:30 PM »
I'm going to GULC in the fall and I'm getting married this summer? I definitely want to stay in the disctrict.  Does anyone have any suggestions on places to live or methods for apartment hunting?

Choosing the Right Law School / Where to live in DC
« on: February 01, 2006, 12:41:29 PM »
  I'll be going to GULC and want to stay in the district.  I'm getting married this summer, so I can't live on campus.  Any suggestions on affordable places to live in DC?Any tips on apartment searches?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Prep books for law school
« on: February 01, 2006, 12:29:35 PM »
just a heads up - i found Glannon's email address on Suffolk's website and emailed him asking if he was going to release a new edition of his Civ Pro book (since the most recent one was published back in 2001).  surprisingly, he responded and told me that a new edition is at the printers right now and will be out in the next couple of months. 

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