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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: December 31, 2006, 03:04:56 PM »
I don't think anyone else is interested, but I answered my own question (from much earlier):  sledding opportunities at Michigan seem ample.  The city park department, apparently, even publishes a few places it recommends for it. 


http://www.arborweb.com/cg/t0403.html

Ann Arbor has great sledding hills. The city parks department recommends these sites: Buhr Park, Burns Park, Huron Hills Golf Course, Leslie Park, Leslie Park Golf Course, and Veterans Memorial Park (golf greens and tees are off limits). All sites are unsupervised. Rolling Hills County Park (4849676) also offers sledding, and rents toboggans and sled tubes. Sledding is prohibited in the U-M Nichols Arboretum.

Someone mentioned in another thread that Michigan offers cheap rooms to those who visit during their preview weekends.  Does anyone know if that will hold true this year also?  I would check the admitted student website, but the information isn't there yet.

they should probably add sledding capacity to the USNWR ranking formula.  Also coolness of fight song.

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Law School Applications / Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
« on: December 19, 2006, 06:32:49 PM »
The prettiest campuses I've visited:

Richmond, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Penn. I'd say it's a tie between Vanderbilt and Notre Dame for prettiness.

Richmond is insane, I've seen ND and Mich too and can vouch for those.  This country sure has a lot of good looking college campuses.

This is OOOUUURRRR COUNTRY!

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Law School Applications / Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
« on: December 19, 2006, 05:44:10 PM »
Cornell Law School is beautiful. The buildings are in a gothic style and are right in the middle of campus. The only problem is its covered with snow 13 months out of the year..

There is no snow in Ithaca right now.  Its been in the 50s all december...

Don't believe the propaganda.  I know for a fact they get 452800 feet of snow a year.  

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Law School Applications / Re: Best looking campus and law building(s)?
« on: December 19, 2006, 04:36:09 PM »
Michigan is stunning.
UVA is great, and has a lot of open space near it/with playing fields
UT law is awful, the whole campus is paved over, a highway is nearby, the building is dark and depressing, and confederate statues liter the main campus.  Way too good of a school to be so ugly.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: A.I. is going to DENVER
« on: December 19, 2006, 04:09:36 PM »
DU LAW inexplicably jumps 38 places in the USNWR rankings because of this.

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General Off-Topic Board / A.I. is going to DENVER
« on: December 19, 2006, 04:08:17 PM »
Sixers, Nuggets reach agreement for IversonBy Marc Stein and Chris Sheridan
ESPN.com


The Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement in principle with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire Allen Iverson, according to NBA front-office sources.

The trade, pending league approval, some two weeks after Iverson demanded a trade in Philly, would send Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two 2007 first-round picks to the Sixers for Iverson and perhaps another minimum-salaried player or two. It was expected to be completed later Tuesday barring any snags.

The Sixers had been hoping to take back only expiring contracts in any Iverson deal, unless they were receiving a top-flight young player like Minnesota's Randy Foye or Shaun Livingston of the Los Angeles Clippers.

But with Philly and Denver struggling to find a third team to join in to make the deal more financially enticing for the Sixers, they decided to end an auction that began in earnest when Iverson's demand to be traded was confirmed by Sixers chairman Ed Snider on Dec. 8.

This deal will bring Philly a former league assist leader in Miller, Smith's expiring salary of nearly $7 million and those two first-round picks in June -- projected to be in the 20s -- to go with their own lottery pick. Miller is averaging 13 points and 9.1 assists per game -- third-best in the NBA -- while Smith, an 11-year veteran, has played little this season, averaging only 13.5 minutes and 5.1 points per game.

The Nuggets' interest in Iverson dates to last February and has only increased since the Sixers made him available to the whole league earlier this month. Their chief motivation is pairing Iverson with Anthony in coach George Karl's up-tempo attack, but acquiring Iverson now -- just a day after Anthony and J.R. Smith were suspended for 15 and 10 games, respectively, for their roles in Saturday night's fight with the New York Knicks -- gives a much-needed jolt to Denver's depleted roster.


The former teammates from the 2004 U.S. Olympic squad won't be able to play together until Anthony is reinstated for a Jan. 20 game at Houston.


Miller, who led the NBA in assists with 10.9 per game for Cleveland in 2001-02, makes $8.7 million this season and has $19.2 million left on his contract over the following two seasons.


It's apparent, though, that the Sixers decided it was better to absorb Miller's contract now -- along with the opportunity to have three first-round selections in what scouts are calling the deepest draft in years -- as opposed to dragging out the Iverson saga further.


Iverson has been in exile for the past 11 days, languishing on the Sixers' inactive list while still accruing his per-game earnings of $156,218.

Iverson, 31, is averaging 31.2 points per game -- second only to Carmelo Anthony's 31.6 ppg -- in 15 games this season. He has a career 28.1 ppg scoring average in 11 NBA seasons, all in Philadelphia. He led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, but the team has seen little playoff success since.


He was Rookie of the year in 1997 and MVP in 2001. He has led the NBA in scoring four times, most recently in 2005, finishing in the league's top three every year since 1999, and twice led the league in steals.

Marc Stein is a senior NBA writer for ESPN.com. Chris Sheridan covers the NBA for ESPN Insider.

 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: December 14, 2006, 02:49:30 PM »
CU is better than DU.  They just built a new building, which is a big time upgrade over their last one, and I think they are only going to keep rising up Tier 1.  DU places very well in Denver, and is very plugged into the local scene.  CU is more regional, and also places very well in Denver.  You should probably just go visit, they are close to eachother. 

I would disagree with the idea that "lay people think DU is much better than CU."  CU IS the public university in the state (medical, undergrad, grad) so it is doubtful they would think it was "much worse" than DU.




Trust me. I live here.  Everyone where I work and live looks at me funny when I say I would rather go to Boulder.  Denver being private and more expensive, plus the fact that CU is a state school causes many to have a very severe bias towards DU.  This is the non-law person only I am talking about.

Also, your comment about the new building at CU and its potential to rise is accurate.


My cousin works in Denver, and frequently runs into CU people, Steve Farber, Norm Brownstein, etc...so I guess for each anecdote, there is an opposite experience.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: December 14, 2006, 01:47:50 PM »
CU is better than DU.  They just built a new building, which is a big time upgrade over their last one, and I think they are only going to keep rising up Tier 1.  DU places very well in Denver, and is very plugged into the local scene.  CU is more regional, and also places very well in Denver.  You should probably just go visit, they are close to eachother. 

I would disagree with the idea that "lay people think DU is much better than CU."  CU IS the public university in the state (medical, undergrad, grad) so it is doubtful they would think it was "much worse" than DU.

 

 


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Meta Discussion / Which is harder: LSAT or Infinite Jest?
« on: December 12, 2006, 10:45:12 PM »
If you've read, or tried to read Infinite Jest, this question is for you.  If not, no worries. 

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