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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:51:41 PM »
I found out a decision has been made as of today and should receive something in the mail within one week.  I know that Sharon Booker has been calling students, not sure what to make of this since I've received no call.  Going to be a long wait for that letter.

Say 2 people are preparing to run the mile, both having never ran it before. One decides to train on his own (let's refer to this person as A) and the other decides to train with a one-time champion of the mile (let's call this person B).  During their first effort, A runs a 6:00 mile (very good time for amateur) and B runs an 8:00 mile (arguable an average time for amateur). Is it reasonable to say that A should improve more quickly than B? I don't think so. Most likely A has already achieved/inherited a very high level of fitness whereas B is further behind for whatever reason. No matter one's genetics/background it will be much more difficult for A to drop a minute than B. The further one approaches a limit, the more difficult is improvement. Also, under timed conditions where any number of unforeseen distractions might cause one to miss a question, one or more questions missed because of distraction/mental parapraxis has a stronger effect on A than B who has room to allow for these parapraxes.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:07:50 AM »

Avatar is phenomenal. I have a fraternity brother at Cuse Law who's a really good guy; if you want his opinion PM me and I'll give it to you.


That's not true. You have 13 scaled points worth of improvement to do; at 167 you should be imprioving faster, not slower.

That's actually not true. In any standardized test the further one climbs/scores toward its summit, the more difficult incremental improvement becomes regardless of what a person scored to begin with.

Wait List / Re: Waitlisted...What do I do now?
« on: March 22, 2006, 10:26:13 AM »
Write a letter (find out if they prefer email, direct mail, or fax -- I would email and mail if given the option) stating why each school is your top choice and where you currently stand. Briefly touch upon any significant academic/professional developments that may have occured and will help your candidacy.  Following through is half the battle. A waitlist pool varies significantly from school to school, but generally I'd say 10-15% make it in from the schools listed.  You could find yourself waiting until a week before school keep in mind.

Wait List / Re: WL at Pittsburgh
« on: March 22, 2006, 10:08:25 AM »
I was waitlisted as well. Honestly, I have not at all been impressed with their administration.  I have visited and sat in on a class, which was pretty good. I liked the student body too, but at this point I could not see myself going there even if accepted.

I have definitely decided to take 2-3 weeks between job and law school and take a motorcycle trip out West. I've been to San Fran once at 17 (nowhere else west of Chicago) and have wanted to take such a trip all of my life.  I have places to stay within a day's drive the whole way and just think it would be the best way to see some of the most beautiful parts of our country.

Acceptances / Re: Syracuse or Case or...?
« on: March 21, 2006, 11:40:57 AM »

Unless being close to family is of utmost importance, with that negligible difference in debt (I understand how previous credit card debt makes one weary -- but that is nothing) I advise you to choose Case. It's programs are far superior, Cleveland actually has a big legal market (your b/f will find job), and Cleveland really is a different city than it was 10 years ago. What are the requirements for keeping scholarship at cuse? I believe Case's are easier. Go where you are most comfortable, but I really think you should go with Case.

Suburban location of school is definitely picturesque; please drive down lancaster ave. a bit. Also, lawnecon, in your position do you believe the Syracuse surroundings are better? I am sure the facilities are, but can't imagine Syracuse is nicer than Philly's mainline. Congrats on scholarship though, that's a tough decision.  I have a fraternity brother at Syracuse who loves it.  If you want his name PM me.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 21, 2006, 10:00:18 AM »

You are hysterical, you remind me of my fraternity brothers; I truly hope we both end up at FSU.  From the picture you've painted, I want nothing else.  Other people who visit FSU, please update with your thoughts.

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