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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: NYLS
« on: May 04, 2006, 08:00:51 PM »
What friends did I belittle? I have no idea what you're talking about.

Fitz,

Unless there is someone with a very similar name to yours on xoxo, then yes, you belittled my friends. 

All of this negativity is seriously starting to @#!* with my head.  I'm now thinking more seriously about reapplying next year. 

I'm wondering the same myself. But anyway, greengrl gave some solid advice- if that's something you think you can do, go for it. However if you really want to start in the fall, choose Hofstra. I'm only pushing this hard for that school because I seriously believe that, as greengrl said, it will be a complete UPHILL BATTLE to get the sweet jobs irregardless of whether you are on law review or not- that's how hard it is to compete with all of those other schools for those cush NYC jobs. Yes, you could take the test again in September, but only do so if you know you will score high enough for it to even make a difference. If you end up with little to no improvement, you've just wasted a year. If you know you can't score any better just go to Hofstra, bust your ass to make top 10% and just transfer out. I know transferring is not a guarantee but at least you'll still be in a school where your chances of getting a good job are better than your chances at NYLS.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Cornell WL
« on: May 04, 2006, 01:18:56 PM »
I was a cornell undergrad and two of my friends were involved in last year's cycle (they are current 1L's now)- this info was from them.

hth= hope that helps

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Cornell WL
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:42:05 PM »
I know from last year, cornell stated it was only taking about 10-12 people off their waitlist and that happened the week before classes started (some pulls occured the day of classes)...hth

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: NYLS
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:47:03 AM »
4DClaw is credited. This will happen pretty much anywhere and everywhere.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best Movie
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:37:17 AM »
Shawshank Redemption- I tear up EVERYTIME watching that movie especially during the last scene on the beach.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 04, 2006, 05:21:33 AM »
anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

He's my hero.

umm wow is this guy for real? he comes off as really jaded and bitter about his life. this dude needs a blowjob- maybe then he'll loosen the fu.ck up and get a clue that life is more than his job. what a sorry existence.

still a good read though- i've added it to my favorites page.

He's actually a 3L at Harvard, not a real partner at a firm.

Good to know. i couldn't figure if this guy was for real or not- though if this is how the guy thinks, i still do feel sorry for him.

That thing at the top of the page that says it's fictional should have tipped you off.
I read that. I thought it was a play on the blog being anonymous. which is why i wasn't sure and so i asked "is this guy for real?"

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 04, 2006, 05:01:29 AM »
anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

He's my hero.

umm wow is this guy for real? he comes off as really jaded and bitter about his life. this dude needs a blowjob- maybe then he'll loosen the fu.ck up and get a clue that life is more than his job. what a sorry existence.

still a good read though- i've added it to my favorites page.

He's actually a 3L at Harvard, not a real partner at a firm.

Good to know. i couldn't figure if this guy was for real or not- though if this is how the guy thinks, i still do feel sorry for him.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 04, 2006, 04:27:45 AM »
anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

He's my hero.

umm wow is this guy for real? he comes off as really jaded and bitter about his life. this dude needs a blowjob- maybe then he'll loosen the fu.ck up and get a clue that life is more than his job. what a sorry existence.

still a good read though- i've added it to my favorites page.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: NYLS
« on: May 03, 2006, 08:40:21 PM »
I'm going to have to agree with Patrick on this one- NYLS is certainly not worth the hefty pricetag to go there. The NYC market is one of the toughest in this country to get into (if it's not #1). There are just way too many other better schools in the region (as well as the national schools- i'm sure you have a crapload of yale and harvard students that would love to work in NYC) that will dominate you and leave you sifting through the public sector scraps. Take peoples advice and go with Hofstra. Generally when you go with a T3/T4 school, you want the school to be in a region where they own the marketplace. I've read that Hofstra holds its own in LI. Long Island is NOT THAT BAD. I'm from Westchester so I know. If you're really inclined to work in NYC, you can just get a job in LI, work for a couple of years and lateral over to the firms' NYC office (or you can simply just apply to other NYC firms- you will be WAY more marketable with a few years experience under your belt). I plan on doing the same thing as I am headed to a school that does pretty good for itself in its region with not a lot of competition- after a few years of experience in that market, I would love to lateral over to NYC. I notice that your appeal with NYLS, on a large part, is the fact that it's in NYC. So you'll get to enjoy the life there and have better connections and whatnot. But seriously, as a law student you'll be too broke and too busy to enjoy anything in NYC (especially with the crazy COL along with NYLS' pricetag and the B- curve you'll have to bust your a$$ to overcome). I feel if you want to really enjoy NYC, wait until you've established yourself as a lawyer when you can afford to throw some of your money around (which won't happen when you're paying back $210K in loans after attending NYLS)...

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Does being a law student give guys extra points with the ladies?

My opinion is no. Seeing some of the guys on these boards and especially xoxo, you law guys come off looking like total pr!cks. It's not at all attractive.

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