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I'll have the #2 American, large fries, large soda, oh, and can I get a McFlurry with that?


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Psychological preparation for 1L
« on: April 20, 2006, 02:56:07 PM »
I guess I should clarify by saying that the comparison being made is the workload not the material. My sis has a lot more free time on her hand than law students. Comparing law and medicine material (or comp sci or physics) is like comparing apples and oranges. Doctors don't know anything about torts while lawyers don't know diddley about the human anatomy, so saying one group is smarter than the other is a bit much. I'm stressed more so of the impending rigors of law school and not so much by the material.

WOW is that even allowed????? ok well, if American is a school you're considering fairly heavily, I would accept the spot but ask if you can make partial payments of the deposit (you'll probably need to go in to your financial situation- I've heard of schools doing this. if American is a school you could give two craps about, screw 'em and tell them it was absolutely a-holish of them to make you make a pretty big decision like that in 24 hours.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Psychological preparation for 1L
« on: April 20, 2006, 02:22:24 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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Withdrawing after deposit
« on: April 20, 2006, 01:34:48 PM »
Maybe let the school know that you stopped payment on their check?

There is usually a charge from the bank to stop payment on a check

BTW: I just did this myself. I sent a deposit in last week. It hasn't cleared the bank yet. Found out today I was accepted into a much better -and- cheaper program. So I did a stop payment on the check. Cost me $30. Now I'm trying to decide how to let the school know... Any thoughts?

same thing happened to me. i just wrote an e-mail explaining why i wouldn't be a good fit for the school after all. i thanked them a million times over for accepting me and treating me so well and i apologized for any inconvenience. i didn't stop the check, however, i nicely asked that they don't cash the check and they were nice enough not to. to others pondering this, i would probably go this route first and if it sounds like they're not going to oblige, then stop the check.

Law School Admissions / Re: Is there ANY hope left?
« on: April 20, 2006, 11:43:19 AM »
Hey crossexam,

So this was how my letter went (I posted this in another topic):

1)X is my top choice- if admitted I will withdraw from other schools and immediately accept a seat at X.
2)Why do I love X so much? (Go into detail here- talk about specific classes/organizations/groups and how you will utilize them, etc)
3)I don't only plan to take but I will give- symbiotic relationship (you may not want to use the word "symbiotic" since i used it and it'll look fishy if joe happens to remember my letter). (How will your presence there benefit the school?)
4)Discuss anything new that wasn't addressed in your original application (i.e. won the Nobel Prize, rescued a cat from a burning tree, etc, etc)-specific accomplishments that will make your application stand out.
5)If there is any further info you need from me that would deem me worthy of admittance please don't hesitate to contact me.

This was basically how my letter went.
HTH and good luck.

Law School Admissions / Re: Is there ANY hope left?
« on: April 19, 2006, 06:13:49 PM »
i hope you were talking about me too there lawschoolhopeful. lol

of course ;) best of luck to both of you this week.

i REALLY think you should write a formal letter of continued interest- it'll keep you fresh in their minds, and it'll obviously show your enthusiasm for the school.

It depends....I visited a school where I was still trying to get accepted so I wore business casual...however when I visited a school I already got into is was jeans and a that point who are you trying to impress?? ???

General Off-Topic Board / Re: American Idol
« on: April 18, 2006, 11:18:20 PM »
I almost pissed my pants when it came down to her and lisa...i can't believe Kat came that close to leaving...i vote like crazy for her now because us fans can't risk that again...since then i definitely think the judges/show have been careful to put her in a good "light"...honestly it'll come down to chris and kat (my opinion of course ;))

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone in the Duquesne Class of 2009?
« on: April 18, 2006, 09:09:14 PM »
Hey guys,

So I went ahead and created a Duq Myspace group so if you're headed to Duq this fall please join! This way we can have an official meet and greet with each other since, to my knowledge, we won't be having an actual admitted students day event. Later!

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