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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law school in two years
« on: April 24, 2007, 06:42:53 AM »
I would never do law school in 2 years, even if I could. Not only would it be more expensive than usual, but you would get virtually no experience to make you a competent attorney. I agree that you would probably need your 2L summer for WE.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 24, 2007, 06:40:36 AM »
Well, if you don't mind working in the region for a little while you should be able to relocate eventually.  I am from Virginia and plan on staying. I have lived in northern VA and southern VA but never Richmond.  Did the dean give you a deadline to let them know your decision?

She gave me 2 weeks, and I must say, she was incredibly friendly over the phone. That's refreshing!
I still think I'm pretty firm in my decision to go to Pitt though, simply because it's ranked higher and is closer to home (by closer I mean 7 hours versus 9...haha).
Still, I'm thinking about Richmond and doing some research. I don't want to rule it out, because I know it's well-respected in the South, and I live in NJ and hate it. I'm always game for going to a new place, but in the end, I think I have to pick the school that's the least regional. I think that may be Pitt in comparison to Richmond. I'm not sure.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hello? Villanova? Where are you?
« on: April 24, 2007, 06:25:04 AM »
I'm still waiting, and I applied in December. This is ridiculous.

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I know nothing about Cali schools, but do NOT go to NYLS. You're numbers set you way apart, and you should be aiming way higher. I would suggest applying to Fordham, and then Brooklyn as a safety. NYU and Columbia are tough. In terms of DC, you have a decent shot @ GW; don't know about GULC.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: In at Columbia!!!
« on: April 21, 2007, 12:16:13 PM »
Congrats! That's awesome.   ;D

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:37:28 PM »
If I keep my WL spot, I'll definitely visit. With finals, the question is when...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:20:39 PM »
So, I just got a call from the dean saying I'm off the wait list. I've already decided on Pitt, but just to be sure, am I passing something up here? I know the campus is beautiful, but I sort of blocked out any data after their non-decision on my file.

richmond is a miserable racist little town.

avoid it at all costs...

Is it über conservative?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:20:04 PM »
Well, if you don't mind working in the region for a little while you should be able to relocate eventually.  I am from Virginia and plan on staying. I have lived in northern VA and southern VA but never Richmond.  Did the dean give you a deadline to let them know your decision?

She left a voicemail telling me to call her, so I'm assuming that I'm off the WL. She said something like, "I really hope you call back soon...yadda yadda." It would be funny if I dialed up and she was like, "Oh, psych...we don't want you!" Haha.

Yeah, I know nothing about Virginia. My great-grandmother was born in Richmond like a 100 years ago, and that was my last Southern relative. We're all in NJ/NY now, which means I'm clueless.

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I'm not decided yet I put my sig at Villanova because that was the first law school  I heard from in about 4 months so I counted out everybody else.  I want to practice either Maritime, M&A, Securities.  Those are some of the main practice areas that I am looking at.  I pretty much just want to go to the law school that is going to give me the best education and is also in a sweet location.  Villanova just looks to be in a really cool spot. 

I'm not trying to be condescending at all (in fact, I still haven't heard from 'Nova), but based on what I understand, their reputation has dwindled a bit. Finding a job in Philly obviously isn't impossible if you go there by any means because of the alum network, but Temple and UPenn definitely place better right now. Plus, 'Nova is way expensive. If you're in-state, Pitt is definitely cheaper and it dominates in its area (or so I've heard) because of a lack of competition in comparison to the Philly schools. Of course, it is Pittsburgh and not Philly. I'm more of a small town girl, and I want a break from the east coast...so my choice was easy. Where you want to work should play a big role in your decision. Villanova is in a nice area, for sure and it's definitely a solid school.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Getting Ulcer Waiting For Yale
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:03:29 PM »
All right, that's a bit of a hyperbole.  Anyway, I am getting impatient.  I didn't get the second email (waitlist/accept), should I bite the bullet and call on Monday?  Or just sit back and take my rejection like a man?

Edited: to clear up wording.

I can COMPLETELY relate man...I was worried sick yesterday thinking about how my trust fund went down from $1.8 to $1.6 million

It is really tough out there for us!


Give me a break man.
Harvard, Columbia, et al.

Good luck with Yale...I mean, it is do or die if you don't make it.



 :D Haha

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