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Now, that is obnoxious

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:46:43 AM »
Thanks.  But I would rather get a nice letter from them explaining that they will be getting to the rest of their applications soon than another online chat.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:24:25 AM »
I just got that email too!  For a second, I thought I was going to be able to come back to this board and post a positive message.  I actually tried to do one of their online chats once and got bogged down in technical problems.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: All Things NYC
« on: April 13, 2007, 08:46:41 AM »
Well, I guess parking in Riverdale always seems easier to me than parking in downtown Manhattan - my current daily morning nightmare.  I guess the grass is always greener.

As a young woman with not a lot of upper body strength, I definitley worry about my safety walking around at night.  That being said, I grew up in NYC and I definitley think I have good instincts and know how to take precautions.  If you are nervous about transitioning to an urban enviornment, you might want to consider taking a woman's self defense course.  A good class is not just kicking and screaming no.  The course I took taught me a lot about not being intimidated, how to handle harrasment or cat calling on the street, and not freezing up when you get scared of something.  Like I said, I grew up in NYC and have been basically riding the subway to "bad" neighborhoods for years - even with all my home grown instincts, my self defense class helped enormously with my comfort level and my perception of myself.  I would recommend it to any woman nervous about being in a big city or who just wants a little more confidence.

And to add to this thread, while my visits to Seton Hall and Newark were only for a couple of hours (and I'm sure there are worse parts of Newark to see), I really didn't get what the big deal was.  The blocks I walked on were crowded with students and police officers.  In fact, one of the students there complained that there were cops everywhere.  Doesn't eveyone say Temple is in a bad section of town too?  People deal with it and commute if they feel that uncomfortable.  Plus, if Newark is lame, you just take the train to NYC or Hoboken or whatever - it isn't like your trapped in "desolation."

Incoming 1Ls / Re: All Things NYC
« on: April 13, 2007, 07:54:57 AM »
The Bronx is kind of far away from things but in terms of dogs, parks, and cars - Riverdale (in the North Brokx) would fit your bill.  It is full of parks and greenery (you won't even believe you are in NYC) and the parking is not as much of an issue.  With a car, you can get to the  upper west side in 20 minutes or less (without traffic).  Most people associate with Riverdale with huge mansions for only wealthy people, but that is only certain sections.  There are plenty of apartment buildings for regular people and you will probably get more space for your money.  However, you will feel far away from downtown Manhattan and it can get boring.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers - N vs. Miami vs St. Johns
« on: April 11, 2007, 10:58:52 PM »
I really like Rutgers, but it is a publice university so don't expect to be too pampered.  I've never attended a private school my whole life so it doesn't phase me.  Maybe I jusst don't know what I'm missing.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's
« on: April 10, 2007, 08:28:56 PM »
I applied in November!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's
« on: April 10, 2007, 03:27:50 PM »
I applied part time and haven't heard anything.

Thanks for your sympathies.  I guess I am lucky in that I have another school that I would be satisifed to attend, but Temple is the one school left that I haven't heard from that could really make me change my mind. 

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