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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fordham PT Roll Call
« on: February 22, 2007, 04:29:34 PM »
Fordham sent their admitted students information out... it comes in a box and is a binder with dividers indicating different sections to put future mailings in.

I am going to be going Full time but I was wondering what all of you are planning to do for housing?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: Do you plan on visiting Auschwitz?
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:00:05 AM »
I visited Mathausen in Austria.

It was very haunting. Everyone was very quiet and you could almost hear the wind. During the tour they take you into one of the gas chambers and with everyone crowded in, it gets very eerie. I do believe it is educational and I do not think it sensationalizes the event as everyone I saw there was being very respectful and reflective.

However, I do not think I would visit another camp. I think once is enough and I do not think I could handle doing it again.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Were you smart or a hard worker?
« on: February 18, 2007, 09:55:31 AM »
In elementary through high school, I was the "smart" one. I always did the work I had to but little beyond that. I rarely studied more then 5 minutes for a test and somehow always did well. Once I got to college and got my first set of midterm grades, I realized that my former methods would not longer work. I was able to work harder and apply myself in order to get good grades. However, I still dont think I had to work all that hard. I would hear people say they were in the library for 8 or 9 hours a night and I would have had all my work done in half the time. I am actually a little bit worried about law school, because I know I will have to really work hard and I am not sure If I am going to be able to dedicate myself. I guess I will find out soon enough. ???

Honestly, I spent a grand total of 3 hours on my PS (and thats generous). Maybe 4 if you count the brainstorming I did on my commute to and from work the day before writing it.

I don't regret it one bit.

If you can't write a good PS without a coach, you will have bigger problems down the line.

I agree.

I spent forever thinking about a topic, but once I sat down to write I only spent a few hours writing. I had one person read it over to tell me if they thought it had a good purpose and made sense and another person read it to ensure I had made no typos or grammatical errors that I had overlooked.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Getting up to speed on Politics and the like
« on: February 15, 2007, 07:04:27 PM »
I learned the most about politics in my intro to political science class in college. I was like you in that I knew very little about politics and all the terms we hear thrown around so often. The most helpful thing to me was listening to everyone else in the class talk (they were intensly intelligent and focused on politics). Everytime they said a word or phrase I did . By the not understand, I wrote it down and looked it up when I got home, or if it was a person I would research themend of that semester I knew more about politics then I could have ever imagined I would.

I would look at your local college bookstore for the book they are using in intro to political science classes and give it a quick read to better understand terminology and concepts. After that just read the newspapers others suggested and watch the programs they suggested (keeping in mind that you are almost always getting a biased opinion). Although it is one sided it allows you to better understand the terms and how they are applied to modern politics.

Good Luck

There is no full list of Admitted Students Days. So far they have all been on Weekdays. Every tuesday they also have a special event on a particular aspect of the school.

LSN shows people getting money. They say that they give scholarships with your admisions decision, but that they are very very limited. So if you havent heard yet you arent getting Merit Scholarships.

Casually...I wore jeans and a t-shirt

Thanks for the response.

I as planning to wear jeans too, just wanted validation that I wouldnt look out of place.

I know there are a few people on here who went to the 1st Admitted Students Day at Fordham, I am going to the second one this week. I totally hate being underdressed, but I dont want to be the fool wearing a gown (kidding!). So how was everyone dressed at the first one? Thanks.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Condos
« on: February 10, 2007, 08:10:11 PM »
THanks for your informative post.  Fortunately, I do have quite a bit of money saved up and also fortunately I do have my parents as a last resort/emergency situation. 

I guess the summer clerkship/jobs are definitely something I'd have to keep in mind.  If I was in South Bend or some other relatively small place I don't think I'd get a condo for the reasons you stated, but if I was in Atlanta, Athens, New Orleans, DC, or some other place I could see myself living at after law school I think it's something I would have to consider.  I'm not saying i would fine a condo in those cities...most likely right outside so that it's a bit cheaper.

What do you think of the living by yourself idea though?  Do you see any downsides other than money? 

I have also been wondering about this.

I found living with a roommate rather difficult and lived alone one semester in college. It has its ups and downs. I am thinking in law school it would be nice to live with another law student who you can work/study with or who at least knows what your going through. I am almost certainly going to end up in NYC so a roommate is going to be essential due to costs, so I dont think I have much of a debate on my hands anyway.

Good Luck.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone bringing pets?
« on: February 09, 2007, 07:25:04 PM »
Well good luck with Fordham... hopefully you will have good luck with them.

If you do end up this way please PM me and we can talk, finding animal friendly roommates is hard. Some people just dont understand animals.

And yes, a roommate is essential in NYC.

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