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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Let's talk about printers
« on: July 11, 2007, 04:38:15 PM »
(I think we might need a technology subforum here)

Anyways, I'm switching from PC to Mac, and it appears that my four year old printer will not be able to make the switch with me. Apple is offering $100 rebates on several types of printers you can buy, but they are all of the ink-jet variety.

I've never owned a laser printer, but I'm thinking they may be preferable for law school purposes since they'll be better for resumes and lengthy documents and such. If I can settle for black & white, they're not too expensive. Would a laser printer be worth it over a free or very cheap (after rebate) ink-jet? If I went that route would a fairly inexpensive b&w laser printer be sufficient? (I see some on amazon for $99)

Any input from current law students who print stuff or laser printer people would be appreciated :)

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Inspired by a couple of threads - which of the schools you applied to wins the following: (my apologies in advance for those who only applied to one or two schools)

Best/worst visit/ASW?
Best/worst Admissions office
Best/worst promotional materials
Best/worst acceptance/rejection notification
Best free stuff?
Best/worst moment of cycle
Invent your own award!

Most importantly, who won your deposit check?

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My winners:

Best visit: Michigan; met lots of awesome LSDers, got to stay for three nights, weather was surprisingly good :)
Worst visit: Georgetown; Too many people there, my student host was a jerk

Best admissions office: Michigan; Dean Z. Enough said.
Worst admissions office: NYU

Best promotional materials: Columbia - very impressive binder
Worst promotional materials: Cornell; most of their stuff was pretty good - but the 'Ithaca - Gorges & Waterfalls' travel guide they sent me (by itself, no accompanying letter) was just too much.  ::) x 100.

Best acceptance: Penn phone call three days before Christmas - Dean Post is pretty awesome, and it was my first t10 acceptance.

Best free stuff: The Columbia Guide to New York is pretty cool and will come in handy even though I'm not going there. Free book from Penn was nice too, even though I haven't gotten around to reading it.

Best moment of cycle: Walking out onto the law quad after the faculty reception during the Michigan ASW - was really the turning point from having no idea where I wanted to attend to starting to make a decision.

Worst moment of cycle: Tie between any moment spent filling out Need Access.

Winner of deposit check: Michigan.

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Where should I go next fall? / Michigan vs. NYU
« on: April 01, 2007, 11:00:21 PM »
Barring a surprise acceptance to Harvard, it's between Michigan and NYU for me.

The fact that I've been bringing this up in Michigan threads is probably telling, but I figured I should make a thread in order to get the pro-NYU side too :)

I want to go to law school in Ann Arbor, but I think NYU is a better school.

The finances? are a bit tricky at this point. With 50K at NYU and 54K at Michigan, the initial edge is to Michigan given NYC's cost of living. However, my parents are considering moving within commuting distance of NYC (they already live in North Jersey). If I lived with my parents, NYU would be somewhat cheaper. If I didn't, NYU would be somewhat more expensive. I don't particularly wish to pay $1500 a month to live on-campus or live with my parents though.

Definitely interested in public interest or government work, and I think NYU is a better school for that. NYU's very good LRAP does alleviate some concerns if I end up spending more to go there. I think NYU is slightly better overall when it comes to career prospects, and I feel that's a very good advantage to have. I'm coming straight from UG, and I'm far from having the most exciting personality (read: probably won't be that great when it comes to the interviewing/networking), so I feel that even a slight advantage in what the school can offer in terms of career prospects is important to me. Michigan is the old established school and NYU is the up and comer, so while they have similar reputations, there might be a slight edge to NYU in the momentum category.

I loved Ann Arbor when I was there (granted, in the spring). For UG I go to a largely commuter school without a football team in a boring suburb, and Ann Arbor is everything I didn't get in college. I like NYC, but I don't think I'm a big city person and I don't know if I want to put up with the cost and other assorted hassle that goes with living there. There's a very good chance I'll be living a large portion of my life in or around a big city as a lawyer, so spending three years in a place like Ann Arbor appeals to me.

Thanks to the NYU scholarship deadline, I have nine days to decide. I've been leaning towards Michigan ever since I got back from the ASW but open to any comments :)

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I just got a package from W&M today - they sent me a keychain and either a coaster-sized mousepad, or a coaster that feels just like a mousepad. I'm leaning towards the latter, because it's really too small to fit a mouse on. Plus I have an optical mouse, so yeah, I wouldn't use it as a mousepad anyways.

 

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Law School Applications / Smile
« on: February 19, 2007, 06:39:59 PM »
Looks like some people are a bit stressed out now that rejections and waitlists are coming in (or just general waiting for four months).

To help alleviate, I present cats x thousands: http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/index.html

This is just one cat picture, but it's totally awesome: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060613-cat-bear.html

Please feel free to post your favorite smile inducing content.

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Law School Applications / I've never been so excited to check the mail
« on: January 06, 2007, 03:33:01 PM »
Well, I just got back to my on-campus apartment after 18 days away from it (and my mailbox). First thing I do is go to check the mail - but oh no, the front office is only open on Saturdays from 7PM-9PM (limited winter session hours!).

T-3 hours 30 minutes.....

(it's really horrible that law school applications have turned into this)

Feel free to share other mailbox frustrations/triumphs!

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Law School Applications / GULC admitted students website is up
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:25:13 PM »
I saw a few people asking about it today.

The website is up and active at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/admitted/

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Law School Applications / Washington and Lee acceptance
« on: December 18, 2006, 11:36:37 AM »
Got my acceptance into W&L today - dated Dec 14. Came in a small white envelope with one page letter. Asked me to inform them if I was interested in being considered for an Honor Scholarship via email before Jan 10.


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Recommendations / LSAC LOR submission question
« on: October 10, 2006, 10:51:41 AM »
Just curious, does LSAC send you an email when they have recieved and processed a LOR for you? Would save me the time of checking their website everyday if they did :)

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Meta Discussion / Why do so many people delete their posts?
« on: August 25, 2006, 01:14:03 AM »
It seems like everytime I post in a thread, a few hours later it moves back a page because people delete their posts. I'm just curious why :)

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