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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 21, 2008, 07:51:03 PM »
I bow to your supeerior experience with Chichago. your furvent defense of Chicago definately demonstrates its superiority to Michigan.  OP asked for opinions and that's what I gave based on my experience with chicago professors teaching elsewhere and with a school modeled after chicago by one if its most illustrious alumns.  But if you ask me, everything I hate about my experience with chicago can be attributed to attitudes like yours.  I think the academic equivelent of a short guy complex.  Rave on, OP's done with it and so am I. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:53:27 PM »
You might have a different opinion after your first year.  It all looks great in the brochure.  Chicago has a different method than other top law schools.  Experience it and then we'll talk.  If you don't know about it poo poo for not doing your research. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Supplies?
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:11:14 PM »
I actually weighed that factor in my decision to leave miami for colorado.  Now I'm never going to be able to pull off a seersucker suit, damn.

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get accepted anywhere yet?
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:09:13 PM »
that's awesome!!!  where are you two leaving?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:08:22 PM »
Yeah it was a "gem" wasn't it.  Miami is irreparably harmed, to this day by hiring Soia Mentchikoff as dean.  She brought Chicago to Coral Gables and it's breed incentive for professors to conduct class like a gauntlet ever since.  The Chicago school of legal thought is disgusting.  Students enroll in law school to learn, not to be confused, humiliated, and ranked from top to bottom at the end of the process.  The Chicago reign at Miami was the picture of ivory tower elitism.  Thank goodness I'm one of the chosen ones who ranked decently enough to have the opportunity to get the hell out of this looney bin.  Am I bitter? Totally. Does it have something to do with three of the most respected legal scholars ever to leave Chicago?  Yes.
Michigan's never had the opportunity to put that taste in my mouth, and its cheaper.  Hence my vote.  Can't respect my opinion? Sorry.  Deal with it because you can be for damn sure I'm not the only one.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Supplies?
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:28:09 PM »
??  Not planning on doing interviews or compeitions I take it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: One Year of Prep/Where should I start?
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:25:24 PM »
It is absolutely vital you devote all the time you can to LSAT prep.  Efficiency isn't even an issue here.  Its dedication.  I think in the end my prep paid off to the tune of $1100 a week.  Regardless of whether you chose $ or prestige in the end LSAT prep will never hurt you. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:18:51 AM »
I agree completely, and isn't there a chance of instate tuition in 2L and 3L?  Unfortunately, the OP already decided.

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I chose Miami for a bunch of reasons.  It's the best school in its market.  They threw a ton of money at me.  I wanted to be near the beach (or so I thought). Two of mhy mentors in Aspen went to Miami law.  I did not apply to CU originally. 

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Congrats Brenda!
In all fairness Miami does have a lot going for it.  The location is safe, the campus is beautiful, and most students are really nice people. 
I guess my biggest complaint not mentioned above is that the school enrolled  my class by 100 students, promised us that was a mistake, and did it again for the incoming 1L class.  It's hard to not feel like we're participants in some pyramid scheme. 

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