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Law School Admissions / Re: GW PT vs. Mason 1L transfer
« on: April 13, 2007, 12:19:06 PM »
Don't they claim that PT ad FT admission standards are the same? Did everyone else assume that this was BS?

Yeah, pretty much BS. Their FAQ says they actually have the same standards but less ppl applying to PT and hence your odds may be slightly higher. I highly doubt it--obviously they don't report the PT data (from what I hear), which is why they accept people with lower numbers to their PT program.

Law School Admissions / Re: GW PT vs. Mason 1L transfer
« on: April 13, 2007, 09:12:16 AM »
I'm in a similar situation in many different respects. I hesitated to put FT and PT on my original application because I felt like they would take the easy way out and just accept me PT. Now that I was waitlisted, I decided to check both FT and PT, because I think I have a real good shot at getting in PT. I had been hearing on this board that it's sooo easy to transfer to FT (as easy as filling out a form and having passing grades) but that appears not to be the case from what you two are saying. Is there anywhere I can find more definitive information on this? Has anyone called the relevant offices at GW and asked about this?

Right now, I'm probably going to Emory and would like to go there but I would prefer GW FT over Emory, mainly because I love DC and want to go to LS here/work here.

;) I was accepted in late january, maybe a week before the feb.1 financial aid deadline. 

imo, getting in at emory didn't mean anything for my other schools. i basically got in if my LSAT was higher or at the school's median.

so far, emory has given me the most money (almost 60k), so i guess that means i should start apartment hunting soon and send in the first deposit! i'm in at fordham pt, although i've heard no word about financial aid from them. am i crazy to choose emory over fordham if i'll be practicing in ny?

Based on what i've been reading on these message boards--absolutely. If you know you want to practice in NY, Fordham is the way to go.

it's in Lexington/Southwest un-PC as this may be, a school in that part of the country can't be that diverse/open-minded no matter how hard the administration tries to diversify the student body.


It always makes me chuckle when people decry alleged close-mindedness by making baseless, generalized, close-minded assertions.

I have no clue about the circumstances of this incident.  But, even if it was motivated by anti-gay animus, I can assure you it was an isolated, albeit terrible and deplorable, incident that could have happened anywhere.  That it happened at W&L is an unfortunate coincidence, but there is certainly no causation or positive correlation here.  The W&L student body is generally very open minded.  I predict that whoever did this will now become pilloried.

To say that another person is close-minded or intolerant is close-minded? If I were to denounce the KKK, does that make me intolerant for not being tolerant of their views? There are obviously limits to tolerance, and I am not making baseless statements. I lived in Southwest Virginia as a brown person for a couple of years, and I can tell you, it was not very welcoming. Remember that scene from Borat at the Rodeo?  :P Lexington's only about an hour from there.

All I'm saying is, it is very hard for me to imagine that somehow Washington & Lee is a bastion of tolerance in an area that is otherwise very very very homogenous in its racial make-up and thinking. It is obviously a school of very high caliber but it is going to be undoubtedly influenced by its surroundings. And it is undoubtedly going to attract a certain type of student. Some students will attend W&L in spite of its location, while other may not attend because of where it is located. It is kind of a self-selection thing in a way.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best. Law Firm Bio Pic. Ever.
« on: March 29, 2007, 02:43:10 PM »
check your cache of you probably still have it saved on your HD

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: March 29, 2007, 10:34:42 AM »
Hi I'm new to this forum.  I got into Emory last week.  Still haven't gotten any $ news on OPUS though.  When I called they told me that they would send it over OPUS around April 1st.

also, does anybody else think that Emory Law's website is nice, but the organization of the links is terrible.

I dunno...I kind of think their website blows.  Doesn't seem very appealing or professional.

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: March 28, 2007, 08:53:00 PM »
whoa. that's a helluva drive. i considered driving there, but decided not to because of the length. and i'm from DC!

EDIT: Actually, according to mapquest it's only about an hour extra to drive from ann arbor than from DC. That's pretty weird. I guess i just don't know my geography very well.

interesting, I would have imagined Ann Arbor to Atl would be at least 6-7 hours more. I'm going to be driving from DC. I was going to fly but I want to have my car there to drive around and check the place out.

it's in Lexington/Southwest un-PC as this may be, a school in that part of the country can't be that diverse/open-minded no matter how hard the administration tries to diversify the student body.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 28, 2007, 08:44:22 PM »
Not to cause chaos or whatever. But a friend of mine sent me this link:

The rankings there look legit and are different from what we have been talking about.

Those rankings actually would seem more reasonable to me than what has been posted in this thread.

I wonder why someone would fabricate the rankings in that pic you posted...Perhaps if they want to mess with people--but the rankings in your link aren't really that drastically different from the previous year's so I can't imagine them causing panic. Why someone would go out of their way to so carefully create fake rankings is past me.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Pre 1L summer job
« on: March 27, 2007, 07:22:26 PM »
I think I'm going to be a nanny this summer.  I'm an accounting major and it's really easy to find internships but being a nanny pays comparably and is far less stressful.

Just be sure not to aggressively shake any of the kids to death.

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