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Current Law Students / Re: So What do I really need?
« on: August 25, 2005, 03:06:19 PM »
I just bought a few examples and explinations from amazon, all used, for about half the price of new.  My torts prof specifically recommened that series, so I figured I'd try that.

Current Law Students / So What do I really need?
« on: August 23, 2005, 07:46:22 AM »
I'm going to the bookstore tomorrow to buy my casebooks.  What else do I really need.  I've heard people recommend it seems like 1000 things that I need to study, but that seems overwhelming.  What did you use, what worked, what was a waste of money?

Law School Admissions / Re: BC early action
« on: September 25, 2005, 02:17:12 PM »
They won't waitlist you, but they will defer you to the regular applicant pool.  Last year I applied early, was defered, and then was admitted

Law School Admissions / Re: BC vs BU
« on: September 25, 2005, 08:40:18 AM »
Coming from a catholic undergrad, I was actually a little surprised at the number of Jews at the law school.  I'm not myself involved, so I can't speak specifically, but the Jewish student group seems to be fairly large and active.  I'm sure if you talked to admissions, they could put you in touch with a student who would know a lot more (the president of that group, for example)

Law School Admissions / Re: BC vs BU
« on: September 21, 2005, 08:26:45 PM »
BC Law (and note that I'm not talking about the undergrad) is diverse opinion wise, if not in the standard sense of diversity.  The Lambda group is very active (they did a lot of stuff last week with the constitutional convention in Mass)  and the coallition for equality is the leading plaintiff in FAIR v. Rumsfield, which SCOTUS is hearing in December.  They're protesting the Solomon amendment, which allows the military to recruit on campus, in violation of the campus's non-discrimination policy.  (BC won't allow any employers who discriminate to recruit on campus, and they view don't ask don't tell as discrimination, but the government won't let them bar the military).  And religion is present to a very small degree at the law school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Alcohol at law school?
« on: September 13, 2005, 04:16:57 PM »
Most students are in their early to mid 20s.  Whats the best way to get people this age to go anywhere?  The promise of free booze!  And (for the most part, at least), we're mature enough to handle it. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 2 comments/questions
« on: August 31, 2005, 07:36:20 PM »
Everyone has a different style and a different way that works best for them.  Their way may not be your way.  It may just make them feel better to have that record they can go back to.

Law School Admissions / Re: How do Minors look?
« on: August 25, 2005, 08:09:49 AM »
I had a major in finance, and two minors in biology and chemistry.  I just spun it that I was really interested in all of those areas, and I wanted to explore them as much as possible.  I got into the law school of my choice, and while interviewing (before I fully committed to the law school path) I recieved multiple job offers from some good companies.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: One of my professors is fat
« on: August 09, 2005, 10:20:36 AM »
With the overweight/obesity rates in this country, just having one fat professor is probably a rarety, depending on your defination of fat.  Oh, and instead of cookies, go with pie.  yum, pie...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.1-3.2/166
« on: June 29, 2005, 05:39:01 PM »
My stats are pretty close to yours (3.3/165).  I was rejected at BU and I'm going to BC.  I got some money at Northeastern and a ton at Suffolk.  The only advantage I really had was that I did some activities (a sport being the most notable).  Play up your jobs for sure, they're pretty strong and show a desire to help people, even if all you really did was make soup or wash dishes (the adcoms don't need to know that).  Most of all though, excellent choice on Boston and good luck!

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