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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: June 25, 2007, 05:05:12 PM »
yea this is stinking....ive got to start making my housing arrangements up at Princeton soon....

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Law School Applications / Re: Mental health history and probability
« on: June 25, 2007, 06:48:44 AM »
How old are you?  It will be an uphill battle for you, since law school - and many parts of the profession - are such high stress situations.  I know how bipolar affected persons can react to high stress situations, and I'm sure you do too.  Many people say that the first year of law school is the most trying of their life - you and your therapist should be prepared for whatever effect this will have on you in interaction with your conditions. 

To address your other concerns, the Bar will not discriminate against you if you are of sound mind and health.  That said, I'm not sure that an adcom committee will be doing backflips to admit a bipolar/OCD/etc. person into their school's ranks - even if you write about how stable you are now and how you persevered and pulled through, they will probably have the same initial thought that I did: "How is this cat/chick going to survive 1L with all this stuff lurking?"  I could be wrong, however.  If you write your law school PS on your battles with your own mind, I'd limit it to just one disorder rather than the cocktail you present here (that's probably what you meant by 'not disclosing everything unnecessarily').

Then again, some schools would probably accept Jeffrey Dahmer if he had a 180 on the LSAT.  So try for that.  The 180, not the Dahmer thing.

I think you're wrong. 

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Anyone Poo or Pee during the LSAT?
« on: June 24, 2007, 06:40:47 PM »
you're starting to try too hard.
titcr

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: June 24, 2007, 11:46:41 AM »
ordered 5/24, shipped 6/24.

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Umd IS metro accesable.

(I just came from there). you just need to be willing to hoof it.

UM Law is not Metro accessible.

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summer/winter classes + maxing out semester w/21 credits = fast ug degree.

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great....another couple hundred lawyers in the pool.  I really think law school admission needs to be more like med schools.  All the bad ones can go to puerto rico, the caribbeans, brazil, etc. 

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Acceptances / Re: Maryland Law Options
« on: June 23, 2007, 02:47:52 PM »
did u get into um?

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if u want to practice in ohio region, go to CWR.If you want to practice in the Baltimore/Annapolis/MD and to an extent, the DC region, then go to MD.  Keep in mind though, the legal market in Baltimore is small.  Only 3/4 firms come to mind that have over 100 attorneys.  Most are smaller boutique firms with <50 attorneys, 10 or so is most likely.  Many with 50 or so attorneys are satellite offices of firms that have large offices in DC/NYC.  The only true big Baltimore firms are DLA Piper Rudnick, Venable, and i guess Miles & Stockbridge as well. 

In DC, the food chain is GT>GWU>GMU>American>MD/Catholic>Howard>UDC....and on.  Not to mention all the other top 14 schools that flood the area with grads.  I know in my firm, there were a looot of GW, GMU, and University of Texas summer associates this year.  The market is very competitive.

I dont know much about the Ohio/Cleavland  legal market, but i have a feeling CWR does well there. 

That being said...i am a firm believer that unless you go to a T14 school, schools that rank from 25-100 or so...rankings mean less and placement/region/cost of attendance matters more.

Keep in mind it is near impossible to get in state at MD by just living here for a yr.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: June 21, 2007, 07:42:05 PM »
i hope so.  im beginning to realize how much id miss my hometown.

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