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In today via e-mail! Package being sent on Wednesday. No word on scholarship but I'll be waiting...

Law School Admissions / Re: weird phone call
« on: January 26, 2007, 06:42:14 PM »
Very interesting. Didn't get any call but perhaps if this firm is doing research on the perceptions of schools (by name recognition, etc.) they're asking a lot about Duke since they want to see what if any effect the past year's scandal has had on the school's reputation? A thought?

Law School Admissions / Re: Not funny GW!
« on: January 16, 2007, 03:07:02 PM »
Hopefully mine comes soon for real. They requested on Nov 1st, and my numbers are right in their ballpark. Never received a "complete" notice though. Did anyone else?

Law School Admissions / Not funny GW!
« on: January 16, 2007, 12:02:27 PM »
So, I get the mail and am greeted by an envelope from George Washington University and logically think "hmmm, it's an application decision". Furthermore, on the front of the envelope it says "Bring Us Your Ambition" which suggests...IM IN! So I excitedly tear it open...and...its a letter from "The College of Professional Studies", "if you want a career in the exciting world of law without spending three years in law school...then you need to know about The George Washington University;s new graduate program in paralegal studies..." and it continues from there with DEAR FRIEND...and includes a pamphlet for their graduate paralegal program. What was this, a cruel joke? Anyone else get this.

Not cool, GW!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L year: Tell all here
« on: January 14, 2007, 11:43:27 AM »
Question about practice exams. If finals are essay style and largely subjective in their grading, how are you able to gauge how you did based on practicing with previously administered test? Is there like a sample response provided that shows the main things the prof. is looking for?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GW vs. W&M
« on: January 14, 2007, 11:39:51 AM »
If you're sure you're going for PI, then def. W&M. The only advantage of going to a higher ranked school with more tuition is the opportunity to make more money back and pay off the loans quicker. If you're doing PI money should not be as much of a factor, and the fact that you can get by with very little loans should be a big factor. W&M should place you just as well in the region as GW for your purposes. You also have the advantage of a smaller, more collegial type campus if that's your thing.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How about GW v. W&L($$)?
« on: January 13, 2007, 08:49:53 PM »
Personally, I'd have no problem choosing W&L with the scholarship over GW with nothing. To me they're comparable as both Top 25 schools with strong mid-atlantic/east coast recognition. GW is bigger and in a city, but W&L is smaller and in a town. Really that comes down to a personal preference, I guess. There are pros and cons to both. The Cornell choice is a little harder for me, since one is the mythical "t14" which you're trained around here to be a fool to turn down...  :-\

Law School Admissions / Re: People considering Cornell...
« on: January 12, 2007, 06:10:55 PM »
Doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I was reading through the course catalog the other day, its amazing how many elective classes and seminars there are.

I'm in everywhere except Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Berkley where I'm a splitter!


bump. Questions about the housing. Specifically on-campus housing, since I likely will not have a car with me. I notice there's one apartment building designated for law students, Woods Creek. What's that like? How many live there compared to off campus? Is there off-campus housing available within walking distance to classes and such? Is there a reliable bus service that goes around campus?

I'm probably going to the March 24 ASW so I'll hope to take in what's around (doesn't sound like much!) when I visit, but until then, would like more info on things like housing and what living life is like at W&L.

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