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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYLS vs. Hofstra
« on: April 26, 2006, 10:58:19 PM »
With regard to NYLS, I have to say that $40K for tuition ALONE is a bit ridiculous. Add to that the cost of living in or around NYC and you're looking at around $60K+ per year....just food for thought.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: MTV's Super Sweet 16
« on: April 26, 2006, 07:47:15 PM »
I've actually boycotted that show- I refuse to watch it. I catch it every now and then because my siblings are so caught up in that trash but I still make a conscious effort not to watch. It seriously makes me sick. I'm crying at my $65K school loans and the added $120K I will incur from law school and these idiots are spending $200K+ on birthday parties??????? WTF has the world come to that these fools deem this acceptable? I feel sorry for the society because very soon, these brats will be important members in it (not due to intellidence but because Daddy Moneybags will secure futures for them).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: American Idol
« on: April 25, 2006, 06:32:12 PM »
if this girl doesn't get booted after this crap i'm gonna be mad. >:(

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: American Idol
« on: April 25, 2006, 06:30:24 PM »
kelly sounds bad...totally killed one of my fav songs.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Is there ANY hope left?
« on: April 24, 2006, 01:54:08 PM »
Hey so I just noticed on LSN that someone else who has been waiting about 5 months for Duq just got a decision today (unfortunately not a good one) so it looks like my theory of them sending out decisions before May 1st to full timers may just pan out so expect decisions this week guys. Good luck!

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address it to the person who signed the waitlist letter as he/she is likely to be director of admissions and the director is the liason to the admissions committee.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Psychological preparation for 1L
« on: April 21, 2006, 02:24:34 PM »
getting in physical shape is key. you want to eat right, rest well etc. if you are unhealthy, you will need more sleep, will be less alert etc.

as for most rigorous academic experience? i know for a fact med school is hell on earth and i would assume a phd is tougher than ls as well.
FWIW, My sister is in med school and has friends in law school up with her at syracuse- she says med school is NOTHING compared to law school. She says she barely ever sees her law school friends (read, they hardly get out...meanwhile she goes out every weekend) and she's seen the work they do compared to her work and SHE feels sorry for them.

Umm is your sister actuallyPASSING??

Seriously it's kind of ridiculous to think that med school is less difficult than law school.  Absolutely no way. 

Granted, law school is going to be tough but only as tough as you let it.  You'll probably do more reading/concentrating/writing than you've ever done but it's 100% managable.  I honestly think it's a matter of discipline.  You have to be willing to let go of some of the things you love, only temporarily of course, and focus on learning the law.  Does this mean never watching television or goin to a club or just hanging out?  Of course not.  But these things have to be done in proportion.

I have no expectations as to where I will rank in my class, but I fully expect to do well.  Hard work can often take you further than even the brightest person in ur class...

ummmmmm yea she's pretty damn close to the top of her class. some people people got it and some don't- medicine comes natural to her so she's one of those people you hate because she makes it look so easy (i'm still trying to understand how she goes out every weekend ???). we're all going to find those same people in law school- some people just take to the material a lot easier so it's like a walk on the beach for them.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Withdrawing after deposit
« on: April 21, 2006, 12:32:59 AM »
hmmmm...you could be right. but they could argue that the money became theirs the minute you mailed the check out and since they stipulate it's non-refundable it's pretty much at their discretion whether or not they want to give it back to you.

I'm not sure that complies with general contract law.  I thought that putting the check in the mail is your formal acceptance of their offer.  However, you can withdraw your offer at any time before they accept (which occurs when they cash the check).

Good point but at that point it's not like they're negotiating a contract- they can't decline your offer (your deposit). By you sending in your application and application fee, you've offered them your presence as a student at their university. At that point they can accept that offer or decline. If they've accepted that offer they send you a contract to finalize their offering you a seat in the class. They've given you a contract (which in most cases is non-negotiable) with specific monetary stipulations that you must sign and return by a given deadline. The minute you signed that contract and mailed it to them, you've agreed to their contract and the money is now theirs-period. No one can accept or decline anything after that. Just my thought- I know nothing about contractual law...at least not yet ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Withdrawing after deposit
« on: April 20, 2006, 09:27:22 PM »
hmmmm...you could be right. but they could argue that the money became theirs the minute you mailed the check out and since they stipulate it's non-refundable it's pretty much at their discretion whether or not they want to give it back to you.

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i think i'd pass on principle alone

cosigned

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