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Socratic Method / Pass on day 3?
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:13:36 PM »
On the third day of CivPro:

<Super hardline old school prof>: Ok, Ms. _________. State the facts of Pennoyer.

<student>: *5 seconds silence* Um........ *flips page.*

<Prof, with incredulous look>: .....yes?

<student>: *10 seconds silence* Uhhh........ *flips page*

<Prof leans across podium>

<student>: Uh...pass.

<Prof shakes head, takes down note.>


Ouch, day three. Who comes into a classroom on the third day not even being able to state a single fact from the only case we've had assigned, especially at a top tier school?

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Where should I go next fall? / Akron (free) vs Notre Dame (not free)
« on: April 17, 2009, 05:37:51 PM »
I come to this forum seeking advice. Here's my scenario:

I live in Ohio, and enjoy the thought of attending school at least in the same region as my home. I'm interested in IP law.

Two months ago, I received a full-tuition scholarship to University of Akron's law school. Yes, they are T3. But, they also: have the best bar pass rate in the state of Ohio currently; and have a fairly well-known IP program. Given that the cost of my education there would be FREE, I accepted the scholarship and paid my seat deposit.

Three months ago, I received an app fee waiver from Notre Dame. I've always loved the idea of attending ND, undergrad or grad, so I applied, and essentially forgot about it, given the scholarship info I received from Akron. However, I got a shock this morning when I received notice of my acceptance at ND with an accompanying half-tuition (approx.) scholarship.

I've already arranged a campus visit for next Friday at ND, but I'm just unsure about everything now. I would LOVE to attend ND, but, in your (hopefully non-elitist) opinions, is the ~$100,000 of debt I'd incur worth it? An ND degree would certainly better my career chances, but the debt load sounds...oppressive.

Thoughts?

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