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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Write your own rejection
« on: March 08, 2006, 10:14:13 PM »
Dear Holder of Delusions of Granduer,

Environmental Studies

I do have to ask...Engineering degree ----> law school?  Just curious.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Getting a pet in LS?
« on: March 08, 2006, 04:31:40 PM »
I can go for the getting a cat, but not a dog.  I have a wonderful 6 yo Jack Russell/Fox terrier...hyper as all get out, but there is a dog park 4 blocks away, so it is ok. He was a rescue and had issues that the pound didn't know about.   So here is the thing.  If you get a puppy you have to deal with FREQUENT walks and pee times, chewing, barking and other general puppy behavoir.  It is stressful by itself.  With a rescue, you don't know what kind of situation the animal has been in.  My dog began to exhibit signs of abuse about two weeks after I got him....It was stressful.  I can't imagine doing it while trying to get settled in law school in a new town.  I love my dog and he will be coming with me...I made a commitment and will not be breaking it just because it is more difficult to find a place to live.

But I would be willing to give advice(lifelong dog owner) if anyone needs it.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Liberal v. Conservative
« on: March 07, 2006, 12:48:41 PM »
Ok I'll throw my two cents in..

I am what the current republicans hate...I am a fuzzy liberal, tree-hugging, public transit loving, pro-choice, pro-tax socialist.  And since I probably am moving from Seattle to New York...I will probably stick out like the liberal green thumb I am...I love the politics out hear...but I hate the political correctness.  BTW I did not vote for Nader...and I could spend pages on why.  I understood the consequences of a Bush presidency on the Supreme Court.   Hey look there goes Scalito.

Have a fantastic day!

 I just got my acceptance package from Pace...big thick white envelope...Yeah I am so happy...It was my first choice.  Anyone else considering going or is going?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Environmental Law programs
« on: March 06, 2006, 09:58:00 AM »
I posted on another board but thought it might be more appropriate on this one. Does anyone have anything to say, good or bad, about Vermont LS? Im really interested in E-Law, and Im kind of a  hippie type that is getting sick of the city, so it would be great in that aspect, but im not real sure of their career aspects against somewhere like Pace, which Im also considering.  Pace is near nyc, so it at least has a better job market nearby, and their starting avg. salary is much higher.  My intention isnt to be more wealthy than everyone, but i would like to make a nice living. If anyone has any info on this i would appreciate it.

I grew up in Hanover...about 30 minutes from So. Royalton.  There is a lot more to that area than you would suspect.  It is beautiful and the people are super nice.  If want to spend time in a quite community that isn't creepy(you know how small towns can be) this is a good place.  Cost of living is really long as you stay out of the boutique communities(Woodstock, Norwich, Hanover).  In addition to Montpilier and the Med Center. there is also the College itself and Lebanon has a lot of business as well.  Also if you ski there a several little fairly cheap ski areas.

I hope this helps.

I'm opting for Pace over Vermont...only 'cause I love the city and get creeped out now in small towns at night.  I know weird.

I am sorry, but you can't be too "dedicated" to public interest law if you're planning on selling out.  As someone else pointed out once you start making the big bucks you're living circumstances change.  At the big ::shudder:: corporate law firms you will be expected to have the nice suits, a new car, a decent pad to entertain, fancy dinners...they all add up and soon that extra money you were going to put towards your student loans is gone...go to a school with an assistance program, eat some ramen for a few more years and go to bed knowing you made a difference in someone else's life.  I am going to law school with exclusive and express interest of public interest/environmental law and nothing else.

Hooray for Ramen!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Visit to Willamette
« on: March 02, 2006, 12:02:53 PM »
Having lived in Portland for a while....think twice about Salem...its not a very happening place to live. Not a lot going on.   I've heard the same thing about dropping students...I, however, heard they drop the bottom 25%.   If you want to live in Oregon, look at Lewis and Clark.  Beautiful campus and wonderful programs in Environmental, International and Business law. 

Anyone have any input about Pace?  I have good LSAt but not so good GPA...out of school for 5 years now with lots of work experience.  I want to do enviro law.  Went to LC for UG and don't want to practice out here.  Used to live near S. Royalton...too small so no Vermont.   Does good enviro program make up for Pace being a tier 4?  Any thoughts...


Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Rankings important??
« on: March 02, 2006, 11:07:50 AM »
This is all fine and dandy for those who want to work as a corporate lawyer, but what about those of us who would actually like to work for the greater good.  Is it better to go to higher ranked school that may not have a specialized program in, say, enviro law or to a school that is highly ranked in the specialized program, say Vermont and Pace?  Just curious?   BTW I hate "rankings" they're SO subjective and usually lead people down the wrong path. Just my two cents....have a field day ripping them apart.

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