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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Why is Syracuse a T3?
« on: June 07, 2004, 10:30:52 AM »
What's so bad about the school?

I have been asking myself and others the same question about NYLS and still don't know the answer.  I agree with msher that rankings have become more important than life itself.  I also agree that there are no bad law schools, just bad students who don't know how to maximize their potential and rise to the top in spite of negative circumstances like bad teachers, students who have no business being there, ineffectual career centers, etc. - and top tier schools are no more immuned to these circumstances than bottom tier schools.  I think the best lawyers are those that seize an opportunity and get as much out of it as possible.  Consider excelling in a 3rd tier school to land a choice starting position the first of many hurdles you will overcome throughout your career.  What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: June 04, 2004, 05:36:08 PM »
Wait a minute ladies I got a salami for you.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: June 04, 2004, 05:33:08 PM »
This looks like it could be gravy.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: June 04, 2004, 05:23:15 PM »
from one of my favorite comedy classics...

prince akeem is in the hot tub and after a long conversation, a woman comes out from under the water and declares: "the royal penis is cleaned your highness."  :D

akeem is in NYC for the first time and is ecstatic, but naive of american culture.
random guy on the street yells: @#!* you man!

Akeem (from the balcony): "yes!... yes!!! '@#!* YOU' too!!!"  ;D

you gotta have actually seen these movies to undersand the quotes.

oh and of course, "sexual chocolate!"

and then there's

When you think of garbage, think of Akeem!

I read the first 100 pages of PLS II and stopped.  Too negative and self-righteous.

PLS II is a book about why we need to read PLS II.

I read "The Complete Law School Companion: How to Excel at America's Most Demanding Post Graduate Curriculum" by Jeff Deaver and thought it was better than Law School Confidential and PLS II.  Deaver went to Fordham Law PT as a Non Traditional while working as a journalist.  This book is not solely for the part time adult student, but was written by one - so he has some understanding for what he calls the "swing shift."

Studying for the LSAT / Re: visited test center yesterday
« on: June 01, 2004, 07:43:26 PM »
Does anyone know if you can choose your testing center?
I'm taking the October LSAT and I want to see if I can scout out the best location in my area.

You can take the LSAT anywhere it is administered.  I could have taken mine at a local NJ school near where I live, but I made the trip into the city to Fordham University because I wanted to be in familiar surroundings. 

I recently had a conversation with one of the deans at Fordham University and she said that Fordham Law goes out of its way to admit students from outside NYC, so coming from Fordham undergrad is definitely not an advantage.  This is their way of building an image as a national school rather than a local NY school. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: tier three here I come!
« on: May 31, 2004, 05:07:10 PM »
I'm off to NYLS!

If I finish 1L real strong, I may consider transferring.  Getting concerned about negative opinions.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NY Bar Admission Requirements
« on: May 29, 2004, 04:55:09 PM »
Hey guys...What are your stats if you dont mind me asking  LSAT/GPA.
NYLS is on my list.

My stats:  GPA: 3.95, LSAT: 154, 10+ years WE
Am I reading correctly?  17 practice LSATs!! I admire your perserverance.  Maybe if I had practiced as much as you, my LSAT score would be a different story.  Good luck.

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