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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:39:26 PM »
happy birthday!! and good luck  :)

Thanks!  Unfortunately, just a couple more completes, nothing exciting.  *sigh*  Oh well, at least no rejections today :-D

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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: February 16, 2006, 01:34:34 PM »
Complete at Harvard today.

They might autoding me even faster than Stanford. :-p

(It's my birthday so I'm hoping for some happy mail...)

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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: February 15, 2006, 10:55:34 AM »
Complete at NYU yesterday via email.  I'd like to think it's a good omen, because the night before I had a dream that I got into NYU...

(The night before that it was Harvard and last night it was USC.  If I don't start getting decisions soon, I'm never going to have any fun dreams again.)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law School Confidential
« on: February 14, 2006, 11:46:51 AM »
I read through most of LSC sitting in a bookstore, and it seems to have some good advice.  I may pick up a copy when I start school to look back at the time management and study technique suggestions.

And as far as PLS goes, I actually enjoyed large bits of it - he gives what seems to be good advice about prepping, overviews of first year subjects, and how things like Law Review work.  But like someone on another thread said, it's almost like there are two different books there - one with good advice, and another with a lot of conspiracy theory rants.  I took everything he said about how professors are out to get you and that sort of thing with a grain of salt.  But I think that if you can just ignore all that, it's a good book with some good advice.

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Oh, and I seem the remember that the main characters in Brad Metzer's (crappy) books went to Columbia.

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Let's not forget about The West Wing.

Did they all go to Harvard?  I only saw the first two seasons, and I definitely can't remember.

I love how Harvard is sort of the default for that sort of thing - I guess it's because it's way up there at the top of layman's prestige and then there's a big drop off, Stanford and Yale and Columbia, and then a big drop off and everything else. :)

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General Off-Topic Board / Where did fictional characters go to law school?
« on: February 11, 2006, 08:38:29 AM »
So I was watching Ally McBeal today, the episode with the revelation that Ling actually went to law school and was editor of the Cornell Law Review.  So I started thinking about the characters for which we actually know the school:

Ally, Richard - Harvard
Billy, Georgia - Michigan
Ling - Cornell

Quite frankly, I find it hard to believe that either Ally or Richard could get into Harvard.  But hey, it's imaginary. :)  (And even though he's not fictional, we all know that David E. Kelly went to BU!)

Any other TV show / movies / book characters you can list that went to specific law schools?  I don't know any of those from Boston Legal or The Practice or Law and Order, etc.  But there are of course the tons of movie characters that went to Harvard Law:  the guy from The Firm, the guy from The Paper Chase, the girl from Legally Blonde...  (Speaking of which, the woman who wrote the book that Legally Blonde is based on went to Stanford.  Apparently the book is really horrible, though.  She wrote it instead of actually studying, and then dropped out.)


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Law School Applications / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:29:28 PM »
Complete at I-UC via email.

In at Suffolk via thin white envelope that nearly gave me a heart attack because I thought it was a rejection ("oh no, did I accidentally curse out the dean in my PS or something?!").  Oh how I love the fast turnaround of the autoadmit. :)

Random viewbook from Southwestern, which I've never heard of.

ANOTHER email from Quinnipiac.  I wonder if they have a secretary whose entire job it is to think of new stuff to say in these things?

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Acceptances / Re: Acceptances 05-06 Cycle
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:26:10 PM »
Second acceptance... from the only school lower on my list than my first acceptance. :-p

In at Suffolk via a very thin white envelope.  No further information about the school, about scholarships, about visiting... huh.  I assume there will be more coming.  But doesn't really matter, will more likely than not withdraw.

Still, yay for happy mail!

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Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: February 09, 2006, 03:03:13 PM »
Complete at Vanderbilt yesterday and Stanford today.

... anyone want to take bets on how long before I get the Stanford autoding?  :-p

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