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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law school Computer: iBook vs. IBM Notebook
« on: March 19, 2005, 05:09:15 PM »
QTIP: If you've been dreaming about macs for a while, don't let law school stop you. I have an ibook myself and definitely plan on using it thru law school and beyond. You will not have any problems with wifi and software compatibility (be sure to get the student edition of MS Office for mac, which is a steal). Like the others said, the only issue will be the exam software. You can easily borrow a friend's PC laptop or maybe even buy a cheap used one just for that purpose. As for law offices being PC-centric, that is true but I've never had a problem accessing a PC network via my mac. Besides, macs are slowly gaining a following among lawyers, as evidenced by this webiste I used to be a hardcore PC user but NO MORE!

okay nylo, so youre going to rutgers newark right?

Yes. How about you?

p.s. I used to live near Saratoga Springs (Glens Falls). Nice place.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Rutgers-Newark?
« on: March 17, 2005, 10:15:27 AM »
How bout you?

FT. Hey, we're gonna be classmates!

I'm getting married this summer as well.

First year marriage AND law school. Yikes! LOL

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Rutgers-Newark?
« on: March 17, 2005, 07:24:31 AM »
What made you decide? 

Pretty much the same reasons as you. Are you doing the PT or FT program at Rutgers?

If it was so bad you have left, instead of sitting there and then running online to whine like a little b*tch.

No sh*t, Einstein. I left as soon as I could without being disruptive. It would've been highly inappropriate for me to walk out in the middle of the dean's speech, esp. since I was far away from the door.

Btw in case you haven't noticed, this board is FULL of b*tchy whiners. If you don't like a particular thread, here's a newsflash: DON'T READ IT!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Rutgers-Newark?
« on: March 16, 2005, 07:22:56 PM »
sooo...  is this standard?  all loans?  one of my co-workers was saying that a financial aid person told her that most schools give $18500 in loans to students.  did everyone who's been accepted to R-N get this much too?

Yup. $18,500 is the max per year from Uncle Sam. You'll have to get the rest from your friendly neighborhood bank.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn Law sucks because...
« on: March 16, 2005, 07:20:02 PM »
They did talk to the school, just not in the short presentation. They were honest that NYU, Columbia and Fordham attract more of big law, but said that top Brooklyn students compete with top Fordham students. They also said that Cardozo can't compete with Brooklyn for big law, despite what the rankings say.

Well, that's just great. Maybe next time they can flip it around so that they talk about the SCHOOL during the presentation - which was directed at everybody - and then talk about the residence hall while working the room.

Just because a school is proud of a very expensive and very modern addition to their institution doesn't mean they "suck" as you so eloquently put it.

No, but the fact that they put so much emphasis on it and made it seem like it's the ONLY thing they're proud of does. Where are their priorities?

Placement stats and info about their academic programs can be found in neat and glossy charts throughout the plethora of admissions material, no doubt, that was already sent to you.

Yes. Neat and glossy brochures that ALREADY INCLUDE the info on the new residence hall. None of what the Dean said was news - except the bit about how Geraldo might come hang out with us lucky residents in the cool lobby/lounge. Whoopee.

At least they are genuinely concerned about the quality of life of their students and are clearly making it a central concern.

"Genuinely concerned"? Give me a break. To be able to buy a prime piece of NYC real estate and have a guaranteed pool of students pay the mortgage? I'd love to sign up for a deal like that.

building a new dorm at least shows a commitment to student comfort/convenience. 

Perhaps. How convenient though that it also happens to be a smart real estate investment for BLS, who by the way will be charging lucky residents market price for that comfort/convenience. You may think you're getting a better deal, but alas, you're not.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Rutgers-Newark?
« on: March 16, 2005, 06:40:48 PM »
(Nylo- what a long strange trip it has been. for me i had completely decided on both SH and RU twice, both part time and full time.  but now it is RU for sure.  i sent in my $)

I know! I've been following your saga for quite a while. LOL

How did you finally decide?

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