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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: YLS 2010
« on: May 18, 2007, 12:17:20 PM »
Has everybody figured out their housing situation next year?

I just hope I'm not the only one who hasn't figured this out yet (aside from Pro, who is also in this situation since we'll be roomies next year).

I have an apartment, but I haven't seen it yet....

What building are you living in?

I'm in the Townsend, at the corner of Chapel and College.

Sorry, missed this. I'm in a small apartment building on Orange, near Bishop. About 1.4 miles from YLS, but that's not a terrible walk, and it's on the shuttle line.

Sweet.  Very pretty neighborbood. I run down there.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: YLS 2010
« on: May 17, 2007, 12:19:47 PM »
Has everybody figured out their housing situation next year?

I just hope I'm not the only one who hasn't figured this out yet (aside from Pro, who is also in this situation since we'll be roomies next year).

I have an apartment, but I haven't seen it yet....

What building are you living in?

I'm in the Townsend, at the corner of Chapel and College.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: YLS 2010
« on: May 12, 2007, 06:52:15 PM »
Did they further extend the financial aid/loans deadline past May 15?

I'm confused.

EDIT: Nevermind.  I figured it out. June 1st.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: OMG where do i go, please help!
« on: May 08, 2007, 12:02:19 AM »
DO NOT COUNT ON TRANSFERING.

I don't think this can be stressed enough.

A) It is harder than applying regularly.  Usually, you will be less likely to get into as good a school as you would if you imrpoved your credentials before applying.

B) Right now, you have control.  You can study for the LSAT.  You KNOW you can raise your score.  Once you're in law school, things get more difficult.  You can't count on getting good grades.  Maybe your prof. doesn't like you.  Maybe you just don't get back into the flow of studying/taking tests right away and don't do well your first semester.  If you @#!* up on the LSAT because you're sick or nervouse, you can cancel.  Try canceling a law school final.

C)You're taking a big risk. My understanding (limited as it is) is that at most T4 schools the curve is brutal and many people are forced to drop out.  That's a very big risk to take, and while you're counting on being in the top 10% of the class, what if you end up in the bottom 10%?  Not only will you not be transfering, you'll be out of school.


Again, just my uneducated opinion.

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I'm also interested in this


dude, this guy smells strongly of troll


what are you talking about?!



troll     
   
1a. Noun
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

1b. Noun
A person who, on a message forum of some type, attacks and flames other members of the forum for any of a number of reasons such as rank, previous disagreements, sex, status, ect.  A troll usually flames threads without staying on topic, unlike a "Flamer" who flames a thread because he/she disagrees with the content of the thread.  Often identified by poor spelling, worse grammar, and asking questions particularly designed to make those answering look foolish for taking them seriously.

1c. Noun
A member of an internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others. Someone with nothing worthwhile to add to a certain conversation, but rather continually threadjacks or changes the subject, as well as thinks every member of the forum is talking about them and only them. Trolls often go by multiple names to circumvent getting banned.

1d. Noun
A scary-looking dude with all kinds of awesome boils and puss who lives under a bridge

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Honestly, you're gonna want to go to the lowest ranked school you can get into.  That way, the DA will know you're serious about working there for the long term and not just going after that big money job.


Rev/Zuul, how i'd do? (troll status standing, obv)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: OMG where do i go, please help!
« on: May 07, 2007, 11:21:28 PM »
you're welcome.  good luck.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: OMG where do i go, please help!
« on: May 07, 2007, 11:11:21 PM »
since no one is giving you serious advice, i'll actually throw my opinion in (which may not be worth much, but oh well).

St. Thomas will always be there next year.  If you can wrestle at the Citadel, you obviously have the determination to work your ass off and improve your LSAT score.

I have no idea how to decide whether going to St. Thomas is a good idea or not, but if you think next year you can get into a school you'd prefer or is more highly regarded, there's not reason not to retake and reapply.

If you don't improve, you can still go to a T4, but if you do improve, you'll have more options.

Since you mentioned you'll be paying OFF debt by waiting a year, it seems like a decent short-term financial decision as well.

I don't really see why you WOULD go to St. Thomas this year. 


ALSO: Write a GPA addendum about wrestling (which helped fund college), your overly-heavy workload, and having matured since college.

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Affirmative Action / Re: So if I believe in equality...
« on: May 05, 2007, 01:26:33 AM »
yes.

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Affirmative Action / Re: In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants
« on: May 05, 2007, 01:24:43 AM »
I know this isn't really the topic of discussion here, but I would encourage certain posters to take a more nuanced view of Africa.

Africa is not one place where everything is horrible.  Even in war-torn places like the Sudan, the DRC, or northern Uganda, many people live comfortable lives above the poverty line.  It is offensive to essentialize African peoples and cultures as first and foremost "poor" or "long-suffering."

Furthermore, the suggestion that no one in Latin America has suffered like everyone or even many people in Africa is ridiculous.  Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, just to name a few, have all seen terrible, long civil wars marked by horrible atrocities.

Before people start having a difficult discussion about immigration, fairness, international wealth-distribution, etc. they should make sure they have some sort of understanding of the History and Politics of the regions they are discussing.

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