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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WTF is up with CASE
« on: May 24, 2006, 05:52:33 AM »
Here's advice for the thread starter: If you're upset and have no intention of attending Case, then withdraw.

There are those, like Aut-6 and myself, who are on the waitlist and would actually attend if accepted.  Is it fair for us to lose a spot to fuel your ego trip?  Quite simply, get over yourself, and move on.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: On Hold at Case
« on: May 16, 2006, 10:49:12 AM »
I want everyone to know that all the spots are filled for this fall, according to the letter I received today.  If you are on hold and not yet accepted, I'm sorry to say you are now on the summer waitlist and should get a letter soon.  I'm going to be withdrawing, so that's one less spot to worry about.

Toledo, here I come.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: On Hold at Case
« on: May 13, 2006, 01:17:27 PM »
Damn, I'm still on hold.  Anyone else?

whats the difference?

this is not a sarcastic question, i am being serious. what exactly is the difference?

There's a bunch of changes to the films added to the new version.  Well, not really a bunch, but the effects are re-done and there are new scenes/alterations.  There are even mistakes, such as Luke's lightsaber turning green when it is blue in other scenes.

These seemingly negligible differences upset the purists.  I'm kind of in between: I don't mind most of the changes, but I want to see the movies as they were released in the theaters.

General Off-Topic Board / Original Star Wars versions coming to DVD
« on: May 04, 2006, 07:25:03 AM »

Ah, crap, I bought the new versions already.  I'm going to have to sell those and get the original, untouched versions now.

Damn you Lucas (but at the same time, thanks for coming to your senses finally).   :o

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / On Hold at Case
« on: April 01, 2006, 02:04:36 PM »
I received a letter today telling me I'm on hold on Case Western Reserve.  How are my chances of getting in?  They said "we do admit many student whose files have been placed on hold."  Anyone else on hold here?

I'm going to write a letter to them to increase my chances of getting in.  Any advice on what I should say to them?  Thanks.

Edit: Also, what's the difference between hold and waitlist?

my experiences have been that attorneys are more liberal than conservative, but not necessarily by much- maybe a 65/35% split.  The state you are in, as well as the immediate practice area matter.

Keep in mind, however, that attorneys are like doctors: one you are a client, they sort of put blinders on and serve them no matter their own personal beliefs

Interesting perspective, although I would say a 65/35 split is pretty major.  If lawyers tend to be more liberal, is this the reason judges are more liberal (if they are)?

I'm curious about this.  Do lawyers as a group tend to lean one way or the other, as college professors do?  Or is there really no difference between lawywers and the general population's political views?  Or, the third option, maybe different type of lawyers tend to have different views  ???

Your thoughts are welcome  :o

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Toledo vs. Cincinnati?
« on: March 29, 2006, 07:36:31 PM »
I don't remember the exact details on the curve, just that they don't adhere to a strict curve. I think median grade in a prof's class is supposed to be around a 2.8. When a prof deviates too far from it, they need to offer an explanation. The Dean was very candid about the fact that all of those entering with a full scholarship will not keep it.  He said he expected about 50-60% of those 1Ls on a full-ride to retain it for 2L. Hope this helps a bit.

Hi, were you at the law preview day this past weekend?  I remember the dean saying that stat about scholarships.  However, someone who was attending said that all scholarship receipiants need a 3.3.  Do you know if this true?  I would think if it is, those with higher amounts of scholarships are more likely to keep them, not because they are so much smarter, but because they have more to lose if they don't get the grades.

Also, have you made up your mind about where you're going?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Toledo vs. Cincinnati?
« on: March 29, 2006, 07:32:55 PM »
hey brownsfan, 

have you visited toledo?  if so, what were your impressions?  did you check out the law facilities?  the campus?  thanx.

The facilities are very nice.  The law building is 4 floors, and has a library on the top few floor.  The faculty were excellent, and the lady in charge of finding profs. said she looks for ones that are there to teach first and foremost (as opposed to research focused) and are accesible. 

The campus is also nice.  There's huge rec center with mountain climbing and everything.  There are a lot of inexpensive apartments around campus that are in good condition.  There are some areas outside of the campus that are questionable and one needs to be aware of this, however, I'm thinking this is the case with all Ohio law schools, from Akron to Cleveland Marshall and even Case Western Reserve.

Overall, it seems like a good learning environment and it's worth a visit if you're considering the school.

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