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I second what Mona Lisa wrote, except I'd add that you may have a shot at GULC if you absolutely kill the LSAT.

I'd also like to emphasize her point about transferring - do NOT plan on it whatsoever.  If you happen to end up with fabulous grades at the end of 1L, and the sacrifices (law review, professorial connections, etc.) are worth the bump in rank, then go for it.

Law School Admissions / Re: numbers good softs bad
« on: June 25, 2009, 11:56:36 AM »
Soft factors are irrelevant everywhere except Yale.  You do actually have a shot at HLS, although Colubmia is totally the place to be.   ;D

I agree with Dash in that you can finesse your interests into softs.

Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: ED and Scholarship
« on: June 25, 2009, 11:54:56 AM »
Yes, it absolutely hurts your chances.  I don't know your numbers, but unless you are extremely borderline, or money is not an issue at all, I'd highly recommend against applying ED.

Law School Admissions / Re: 168 & 3.6 from Ivy
« on: June 24, 2009, 07:51:56 PM »
My first round, I had a 3.6 and a 166 from Yale, and was rejected from everywhere in the T14 except Cornell (and I didn't apply to Mich, Duke, or UVA).  I think there's actually quite a big difference between a 166 and a 168, but (this is going to sound harsh, but it's true) don't make the mistake of thinking that your soft factors set you apart.

I retook the LSAT, got a 173, and my results were outrageously different.

24-26.  Honestly, how often would you say you go to Vegas?  Once a month?  Twice a month?

I should've gone to school in SoCal, I guess.

Lovebutton, I hope you take this as a compliment rather than an insult, because that is how I mean it, but I immediately assumed he was talking to you until he mentioned SoCal.

haha, thats funny.  it's truly bizarre that i've never been to vegas.

I wanna join MAS!  I liked The Hangover too!
Haven't you always been a MASer, lovebutton?

No!  That was my first post!

I've seen it twice (the second time accidentally, long story), and a bunch of us just bought tickets to LV for the end of July.  Pre-OCI debauchery.

I got a summer job in Vegas, but was afraid to take it.  Will probably go within the next 12 months, but I think I will probably have very different items on my agenda than you will...

I wanna join MAS!  I liked The Hangover too!

Seconded on NU and Mich.  Mich is especially good at looking at the virtue of the whole applicant, beyond their numbers (which, IMO, explains why their US News rank is not higher, given the respect they garner in the legal profession).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Facebook and Law School...
« on: May 31, 2009, 09:08:18 PM »
My profile is not only private, but it is not even searchable.  I.e., if you are not my facebook friend and try to find me on facebook, it's like I'm not even there.

I haven't had any problems.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« on: May 08, 2009, 12:15:03 PM »
Ok, Iíve had the Dell Adamo for about 10 days now. Not quite a netbook but at .63 inches thick its very portable.

Pros: light, small, reasonably powerful, good screen resolution, very fast with the SDD, 3G has great coverage and decent speeds, very portable, backlit keyboard is nice, great build quality,3 USBís and combo SATA,  and it looks freaking cool as hell.

 Cons: outrageously expensive (I would not rebuy it unless I could get it for half what I paid). No DVD drive (meh Iím 50% on this, only really an issue with legacy software, but there is a CD rom of bar questions that I canít run w/o the external drive). Battery life is about 2.5 hours on max performance setting, could get more if I lowered that but I like the bright screen. 128 gig SSD is kind of small without having external drives for storage. Dsiplay port rather than HDMI out. Its running 64-bit windows which fís up legacy programs and accessing my network drive.

Overall itís a great looking ultra portable that costs way too much. It would not work well as a primary computer for law school, but serves its purpose for me being a completely portable second laptop that networks with my XPS 13 which has be regalted to desktop/docking station primary computer. Still, worth only half what I paid and more expensive that an Air book.

I can't believe that for that cost, it's only a 1.4 or 1.6 GHz processor.  If APPLE is offering a better value for better features, something is very wrong.

Still, it is a beautiful-looking machine!  I can see the appeal.

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