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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Dinged at Tulane
« on: April 11, 2007, 04:58:41 AM »
I expected it, but couldn't it have taken them less than 4 months to tell me, "you suck?" Damn.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: On the waitlist at SUNY at Buffalo
« on: April 04, 2007, 09:06:30 AM »
I'm withdrawing, so that's one spot...if that offers any comfort. I just thought long and hard about Buffalo winters and said, oh, hell no!

Best of luck, though, seriously. Hopefully there will be lots of mobility off their wait list.

I'm in the same situation...waiting on Tulane. My numbers definitely don't make me anything close to a shoe-in though, and I'm worried I'll be rejected. I called their admissions office on Friday, and was told (quite nicely, I must say), to give it until Friday because they are so overloaded with apps. The admissions rep said that she would help push my application through, too. This was probably just to offer pointless consolation (haha), but I was really impressed with the friendliness I experienced with them versus some other schools.

I'm waiting for Tulane, probably with futile hope. :-(

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UPitt v. Rutgers-N
« on: April 01, 2007, 07:58:47 AM »
Were they graduate dorms?  What were they like?  Suites?  Furnished?

University Square is 13 stories (or 12, can't remember), and the top 2 floors are only for graduates. It's basically 3 bedrooms per room, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. It's completely furnished (w/double beds)...but there's no living room. The Talbot apartments have a better layout, but they're infested with mice apparently...haha, so yeah, they're out.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UPitt v. Rutgers-N
« on: March 31, 2007, 09:14:42 PM »
Also, I was thinking, Rutgers does definitley emphasize public interest - but even when I was talking to the staff during ASD and told them I was interested in public interest they all reminded and cautioned me to be open minded - I could start school with one focus and wind up loving real estate law or another topic.  Several of the students I spoke to told me that they started law school with intention of focusing in a ceartin field and learned about job opportunites they never knew about like in media law or international relations.  You might develop a passion for public interest, and I might discover a desire to litigate in coporate america.  Or mabye not. But I guess my point was that even though I have a public interest agenda, the people at Rutgers told me to be open-minded.

Also, you don't have to live in Newark.  I met a bunch of people who lived in Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair, or NYC commuters.

This is definitely sound advice--thanks :-). If I go to Rutgers, I'll definitely live on campus only because it's more affordable for me. Plus, I loved the new dorms. I was shocked at how nice they were. My ideal would be to live in Hoboken, but I think I'll have to be an attorney for a while before that happens!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hello? Villanova? Where are you?
« on: March 31, 2007, 09:12:17 PM »
i hate villanova.  i asked very nicely what my status was after going complete in nov and i got a very flippant response and experienced a general smuggness with them .  If i do get in, i will put down all deposits and then on the day of orientation, I will send the admissions office my temple shirt. 

I kid....maybe.

I've heard from many people that their admissions office is very rude. I'm way scared to call and check up on my status there.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Should I apply to American?
« on: March 31, 2007, 09:10:14 PM »
I was wait listed with essentially the same numbers. You probably have a decent shot depending on what soft factors you bring to the table.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UPitt v. Rutgers-N
« on: March 31, 2007, 12:17:01 PM »
The moot courtroom was kinda cool, and definitely way bigger than the others I've seen. I'll be intimidated to speak in a moot court no matter what its size is, though. I was honestly really impressed with the panel they had sitting up there. Those students really seemed like they loved the school, although I'm sure they were cherry picked for precisely that reason.

The weather....yeah, it really sucked. I went with my mom, who's obsessed with having perfect hair, and we bought 2 Pitt umbrellas after we got completely drenched :-D. I wonder if it's characteristic of that area to get rain like that all the time. I hope not!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UPitt v. Rutgers-N
« on: March 31, 2007, 12:07:50 PM »
I am in a similar dilema.  Theyre offering me a decent amount of money but theyre 4.5 hours away and im almost certain I want to come back to the DC area.  However, the only DC school ive gotten into (so far) is Catholic with no money and theres no way in HELL im paying 50k a year to go to Catholic.  They kind of pissed me off above their medians but they didnt throw me anything. >:(

Also, i wouldnt take any one person's anecdotal experience as an indicator of how the whole office operates.  But I am sure that unless youre in the top 20% or so, you wont get a job through OCI.  However, there are other ways to get jobs than besides oci.

That is lame...boooo Catholic. I personally experienced a punch in the face when Albany offered me nothing. I was like...WHAT?!?!

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