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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Miami...
« on: April 03, 2007, 01:21:31 PM »
here is a direct link from the site wkruse provided.

http://gisims2.miamidade.gov/MyNeighborhood/crimemap.asp

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Case Western
« on: April 02, 2007, 03:27:21 PM »
just to pile on....i am still waiting, too.  not a sound since applying in january which is not as bad as some.  it has to backfire on the decision makers.

however, i live in cleveland.  should i just show up and demand answers for all of us?  kick in windows?  you tell me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Miami...
« on: April 02, 2007, 01:37:43 PM »
thanks wkruse.  i checked out a few apartments i was looking at and the corresponding crime stats.  yep, there is crime in miami.  i just wanted to confirm that. 

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to me, csu sounds like a better option than the other two. i also read that cleveland has the largest legal market between chicago and new york...for whatever that is worth.

i would look into the on-campus pricing. csu recently renovated an older administration building (fenn tower) into living space. it looks amazing from the photos. also, csu just either built or renovated its rec center.

http://www.csuohio.edu/oncampus/09-13-06/page3.html

i just read about the in-state tuition requirements. you either have to work and go to school, or as you said, have a spouse working in cleveland.

regarding transportation, i would not rely on the public transit system. i thought the trolley was just for tours of cleveland. maybe it does serve as transportation. it's just a fancy looking bus. of course there are buses, but again, i would not want to rely on waiting if i did not have to. however, if you lived on campus, you probably would not need a car. the law school is in the middle of the campus.

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scientist, i live in cleveland, so i will give you as much information as i can.

i read somewhere that cleveland has the 5th largest legal market in the country. 87% (according to usn&wr) stay in the state. it's cleveland, so i don't know how much of that is a voluntary choice. i suppose one option is to get a job with one of the bigger firms and transfer to a ny office.

regarding the on-campus housing, i don't know much about that. csu is an urban campus, so there is not a lot around the school socially speaking. you could easily live in the surrounding areas either westside or eastside of cleveland (10-15 minute comute depending) for pretty cheap--around $500/mo. cleveland is a pretty cheap town.

regarding cost, there are posts floating around about gaining in-state residency. i don't know about ohio, but that could be a cost saver if you could pay in-state tuition after the first year.

marshall seems fairly respected locally. a number of judges and politicians graduated from marshall. i don't know if government work appeals to you. the attrition rate is what it is. 19% is high.

if you have any other questions, let me know. i will do what i can.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: March 24, 2007, 10:47:30 AM »
i am leaning towards miami. i won't be able to make it to the asw, so i will be really curious to hear what everyone who goes thinks.

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seriously, let's just make decisions adcoms.  i am glad i will never have to wait through an admission cycle again. 

good luck everyone.

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umass, i don't know if you should read too much into the delay....easy for me to say.

for me, i am still waiting for 8 decisions and seat deposits are coming due soon.  i would love to know how these other decisions are going to shake out, so i can make a final decision.

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the world needs ditch diggers, too.

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you scratched my anchor!

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