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PS. Bridget's Avatar Scares Me. 

if a picture of a native Chicagoan scares you, you may want to consider another location for your first choice.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GWU Scholarships?
« on: January 13, 2007, 05:54:27 PM »
mine came today, too.  same deal.  still a little bit in shock....

I got a phone call acceptance from GWU 27 Dec. that said they'd be sending the official acceptance in the first part of January.  This mail today is the first I've gotten from them.

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Law School Admissions / Re: What is going on at Berkeley?
« on: January 13, 2007, 03:06:45 PM »
I went complete 12/19 and was expecting some kind of decision by now, given that most people who had gone complete by that point had decisions within a week.

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I thread for the gays - how did I miss it??? I'll join up belatedly now. Any more time spent in the "What will GW do this week???" thread and my hair will fall out.

Trying worrying about 18 outstanding applications during the night while teaching a room full of 13 year olds.  Had to shave my head at age 24 ;)


At least I lucked out with a hot cranium.


I'd look horrible bald (think Casper...), and you've got me worried-- I got a Teach for America placement and will be teaching high school Spanish next year.  Slightly older kids, but in another language.... at least my apps will be done and I'll just be sitting on a deferral!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Can a feminist be in favor of sati?
« on: January 03, 2007, 01:14:55 AM »
tagging for later...

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thanks, bouzie.  i knew some of the history, but I didn't know Mass. was so in favor SSM overall.  it just confused me that something could pass with 50 votes, even if needs to happen twice.  and I was too lazy to go back and review poli sci 101 : )

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Aside from stating that L'Auberge Espanole is a great movie, this post isn't very on topic...


I feel stupid for asking this on a law-related board, but can any of you Political Science/government majors explain to me how the massachusetts legislature works?  they voted today to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would ban future same sex marriages (though they do still need further approval before it actually goes to voters)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/us/02cnd-gay.html?hp&ex=1167800400&en=b391e32bcf96a04b&ei=5094&partner=homepage

apparently they can put things on the ballot with two votes in which at least 50 members approve.  How the hell do 50 people get to decide for a legislature of 200?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L year: Tell all here
« on: December 29, 2006, 02:14:54 PM »
FWIW, and only slightly off topic, my brother gave me Turow's "One L" for Christmas today, and 100 pages into it, I'm already freaked out.  I understand why people tell you to not read this book before law school...

that's a popular brother present, it seems- I got a copy too.  reading it has actually made me more excited for law school, which scares me a bit.

have any of the 1Ls read it?  how does it compare with your experience?  I'm a little skeptical because it was written in the 70s and some things have to have changed since then, even if much remains the same.

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bouzie, I'm in similar situation and was planning to just call schools individually to ask about it.  I'm only applying to 8 though...

I have to wonder, do people's parents actually contribute to paying for law school?  it seems so cruel to ask for parents' financial information otherwise, but maybe that means a lot of people do have parents willing to foot the bill.  mind-boggling to me....

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UIUC is 3 points away from your 30-90 request, but I can tell you what it's like for undergrad.  Honestly though, I think undergrad, especially at such a big school, is going to be way different from law school.  Even the biggest law schools don't have classes much above 500.  I did what you seem to be hoping for- getting used to it, getting comfortable, telling when asked- during freshman/sophomore year but I had a huge selection of people and groups to choose to spend time with, so I chose carefully.  After spending time with them and coming out to them enough, it wasn't scary to be honest with people I didn't know as well.

it seems like what might be important in your search would be to make sure the schools you are interested in have active LGBT groups, along with nearby civilization and maybe a larger school community. 

Also, I know it's not midwest, but Northeastern (in Boston) calls itself the queerest law school in the country. I've gotten two lgbt mailings from them, one at school, and one to my parents' house (I have NO idea how they got that address, but it happened to come christmas eve when i was there for dinner) which had a handwritten note from the dean of admissions, who is queer.

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