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Transferring / Re: transfer by tier
« on: April 27, 2005, 03:06:28 PM »
Good luck getting to the top 5-10% with the rest of your classmates working their asses off so they can do the same.

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General Board / Re: Failing in Law School
« on: April 19, 2005, 09:36:59 PM »
Unless you are going to one of those horrible schools that specificaly try to fail out a portion of the class you don't need to worry about this.

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General Board / Re: Social life in law school
« on: April 16, 2005, 09:11:29 PM »
Isn't it a bit early for you to be preparing for law school?

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General Board / Re: Social life in law school
« on: April 14, 2005, 03:29:36 PM »
Do you ever have time to chit-chat on the phone with friends?

 ???  Using a telephone? Are you crazy, this is law school.

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UK grad housing is alright, I have never lived there but the buildings themselves are not very new. Excellent easily walkable access to all of main campus. I don't know of any housing at the seminary though I have seen the cut up houses in that area. There are fraternity houses right next to the seminary, its probably a 2-3 minute walk to the law school.

The oncampus housing is very reasonably priced. Non UK housing will run between $300 dollars for a very small studio apartment to 400-500 for a decent one bedroom. You can get very nice apartments in a 'high rise' downtown building for about 700-1000 dollars a month. Downtown is a 15 minute walk from main campus. Theres various apartment complexes around the area some of which have very nice apartments. The walk from there will be longer though. Check out http://www.campusrentalproperties.com they have lots of housing around campus and the big downtown building. I rent an apartment from them, very professional company.

If you have a car you can get housing away from campus, there is a parking lot for commuters at memorial collaseum about 5-10 minute walk from the law school. There are lots of luxury apartment complexes away from campus that have housing in the 500-1000 range.

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U of California - Hastings / Re: Housing
« on: March 11, 2005, 05:21:05 PM »
Welcome to San Francisco, that'll be 10 dollars an hour to park on this spot, oh and you'll have to pay extra to the hobos to not trash your car and steal the tires.

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U of Kentucky / Re: Starting at UK this fall?
« on: February 15, 2005, 08:08:34 PM »
I'm thinking about it, I am a UK undergrad and got accepted there. I talked with a 1L who got a judicial internship fairly easily so it seems like a fairly nice school.

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I live in Indiana and just graduated from college this past December with a BS in Media Arts and Science (New Media) - Minor in Business and Cert. in Computer Science, as well (3.5 GPA and admitted to various honor societies, Deans' Lists and informatics student council).  I've been using the last few months to relax and take some time off from school and really think about what I want to do for a career.   I graduated feeling a bit lost and I didn't really know what I wanted to do; didn't really find a niche I really enjoyed in my major - that and my major tended to cater towards more creative people, which I'm not really like.

Anyway, I'm looking into various graduate programs which include Law (specifcally IP Law), MBA, MS in Information (possibly Archiving at UMich), MS in Computer Technology, MS in Informatics.

Law School research so far:
- talked with an IP lawyer and a Divorce lawyer in my city
- talked with a 1st year law student at the university I attended (IUPUI)
- various Internet research
- browsed over LSAT testing materials
- read the book "Should You Really Be A Laywer"

Next steps:
- visit IU Law School - Indianapolis
- delve deeper into LSAT testing

I've also done a lot of soul searching recently (writing down interests and personality traits to help me grasp what I may like to).  Went to a career counselor in December which told me that I'm very much like people in business and that I may enjoy law school (technology/computer related work).  The overall results indicated that buiness was my strongest suit (particulary finance; which is not a big interest of mine), with possibly law next, followed by technology (technology being a good spin off of the two former or something else).

I will say that IP in general has been an interest of mine for the last four years (buying, selling, who owns what, licensing, etc.).  Right now I'm taking an online class titled "Technology and the Law", which has been very entriguing.

Even after all of this, I'm still not really sure what I want to do.  If I can't decide if I'm going to grad school in the next few months or so, it may be that I have to go out and get job/career experience before I really know what I want to do.  I don't have any dream jobs at the moment, nor are there any companies that I'm dying to work for.  Also, if possbile, I'd probably like to stay in the Midwest or Indiana (for now, anyway).  Salary is not really a factor; I just really want to find a career I enjoy doing.

If anyone out there has some advice to help me choose or weed out law school, it would be much appreciated.  In fact, any advice (regarding the above) at this point would probably be helpful.

Many thanks!

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