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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What is your dream school?
« on: December 08, 2005, 10:13:01 PM »
Virginia -- quintessential college campus, great weather, beautiful location.

Harvard -- the ultimate confirmation of my abilities; tells all those that ever doubted me, "@#!* You" in an especially warm way.

Law School Admissions / Re: To get ready for August
« on: December 07, 2005, 09:52:37 PM »
I just bought, "Planet Law School II."  It gives a quite negative picture of law school but is ridiculously comprehensive, engaging, and so far, helpful!


Law School Admissions / Re: complete
« on: December 05, 2005, 09:41:57 PM »
University of Chicago -- email

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Money v. Happiness: Choosing a School
« on: December 04, 2005, 09:43:37 PM »
The scholarship is only to NU.  It doesn't mean, however, that I won't get funds for other schools.

Chances are I'll go somewhere other than NU.  I'm somewhat confident I'll get in to a comparable if not better school that is more to my liking.  Thanks to those who played devil's advocate -- always respectable.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMichigan v. UVA
« on: December 04, 2005, 08:25:37 PM »
Very interesting.  I've had my heart set on UVa for some time.  A large part of it has to do with climate and location -- I grew up in North Carolina and want to be closer to home.  Plus, I currently study in New York City, and it snowed for the first time this winter yesterday.  IT IS FREEEEEEEZZZZZZZIIIIIINNNNNNN NNNNGGGGGGGGG.  I obviously despise the cold (blast my Puerto Rican/Cuban/Caribbean roots!). 

However, as of late I have been seriously considering Michigan.  The campus is gorgeous, it is very strong academically, and by going there I would keep with the whole prestigious public university tradition (I currently go to a public university laden with history here in NYC). 

In the end, barring a ton of money coming from Michigan and an amazing campus, I will go to UVa given the opportunity.  But a) I think climate is a totally acceptable tiebreaker and b) both schools are definitely going to put you in a great position professionally!

Good luck and congrats!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Your Reasons for Choosing x-Law School
« on: December 04, 2005, 07:42:25 PM »
yeah I forgot that one too -- building/facilities!  obviously there will be a difference of attraction/pull when viewing the campus of Penn or UVA and viewing the campus of Chicago.

I still love Chicago, but you know, that building is fugly.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: To become a JAG officer...
« on: December 04, 2005, 06:27:38 PM »
I'm considering US Army JAG Corps when I finish law school.  From the website research I did, plus talks to the recruiters (I accompanied my 16 yo brother who is enlisting), there are two ways to get into JAG Corps: do ROTC in law school and then try to get in or graduate and speak to a Field Screening Officer for your school.

Once you're in, you get the 14-week course.  Four weeks are spent in basic OCS (training for officers) and then 10 weeks are spent at UVA for a crash course in military law.  When you're done with that, you can begin to practice law or go to more schools (Rangers, Airborne, Air Assault, etc.), which is what I would want to do.  Within 6 months, or around the time you get settled following training, you are promoted to captain (0-3 in the Army).  You can be deployed to any battle area to support soldiers in their legal affairs.  A lot of your work will be advising soldiers hit with Article 15 charges (a basic mess-up, i.e. getting caught smoking weed) and letting them know whether they should challenged the charges or just suck it up and take the punishment.  Don't think JAG the TV show until you make it big time.  You're in for 3 years, and then I'm sure there is some kind of reserve duty requirement.  Army will pay up to $92K of your debt, I believe, but that will take more than 3 years. 

I'm thinking I do the internship following 1L and apply for it all when I graduate and pass the bar.  I'll do my 3 years and then bounce.  Maybe I'll try to be a real soldier and do Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault schools.  Then I'll realize I'm not cut out for that, and stick my nose back into the law books.


Bombay Sapphire & Tonic to celebrate!  :D
Corona for rejection cause it's cheap and I may be a poor student for life  :'(

Great choices.  Bombay Sapphire and tonic is actually my drink of choice at the moment.  I might also go with that in celebration.  Corona es mi corazon, but if I'm rejected I will want something HARD.


Choosing the Right Law School / Celebratory/Commiseratory Drink of Choice?
« on: December 04, 2005, 06:04:42 PM »
When I get my first decision from law school, I am getting WASTED.  It will either be in a celebratory stupor (YAY!  I got into blah law school!) or in a commiseratory depression (Nobody loves me!).  I'm trying to figure out what I'll pick as my poison, since I expect that first decision in the next week or two.

Anybody have favorite drinks they're going to go to?

I'm thinking Jack Daniels for a rejection, Belvedere for an acceptance.

I'm horrible.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Money v. Happiness: Choosing a School
« on: December 04, 2005, 05:55:24 PM »
I'm there with you.  For me it seems pretty straight-forward.  I'm going to go to the school that will make me most happy.  But I wanted to see if there are those out there that would serious consider the $.  I mean, I wouldn't be entirely unhappy at NU.  Just fairly unhappy lol.


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