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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone bringing pets?
« on: February 09, 2007, 06:50:55 PM »
Captain Longshot, those are some uber-cute pictures! Your puppy is definitely super cute.

But mine are cuter! All my pictures of them are from when they were puppies, too, though, and not now that they're full grown. They're two miniature salt-n-pepper schnauzers named Coco and Amber. And one of them technically belongs to my brother. Poo.

I can't decide if I'm actually going to be able to handle taking Coco with me. I love her to death, but all my pets have always been "family pets." I waffle between thinking that the pressure of having to take care of her (wake up early to walk her, come home periodically to feed her, let her out, groom her, be sure she gets enough attention) are more than I want to take on when I'm trying to adjust to studying harder than I've ever studied, and thinking that the simple fact that just looking at her makes me smile and cuddling with her makes me so happy and calm will make it all worth it.

I can't decide :-\  And I feel like a sell out to the poor puppy for even considering not taking her with me. She loves my mom as much as she loves me, though, and I feel really bad about separating her from her sister (they're litter sisters, they've always been together!).  Sooo... keep talking, and help me make up my mind!

I, too, would love a roommate (two bedrooms, please!) who would love my pet as their own. Puppies have more than enough love to go around!

How far up on your list is Fordham?!

My biggest concern is finding someone to live with who would treat my cat as their own and preferably has a pet(s) of their own.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone bringing pets?
« on: February 09, 2007, 05:16:16 AM »
I am in a similar situation to you.

If at all posssible to find pet friendly housing I will be bringing my cat... otherwise she will be staying with my parents. I bring her with me everytime I am home even if it is only for a couple of days so she is well accustomed to my well they have 4 of their own pets... so caring for her wont be an issue. However, I would prefer to being her with me if at all possible.

Law School Admissions / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 06, 2007, 06:13:21 PM »
I think waitlist if probably considered better, because your numbers are pretty much on par and if spots open you can get one.

Deferal just means they want to wait and see the rest of the class.

However, I would prefer to be defered because they still have to notify you of a decision by the deadline (although they could just waitlist you then) where with waitlisting they have no set date to notify you.

Either way, I would prefer an outright rejection or acceptance I hate not knowing.

Law School Admissions / Re: An Observation about Harvard & Yale
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:57:54 PM »
There are literally NO good law school movies about Yale. There are MANY about Harvard. End.Of.Debate.

Sadly, I think this may have something to do with it.

People want to go to Harvard Law because they feel it has some kind of prestige based on the fact that everyone knows it is good.

However, I also think Harvards recruiting may have something to do with it. I have no chance at any of these top schools. Yale and Stanford ignored me (with good reason). While Harvard kept sending mailings that made it seem like I had a chance to get in. I am guessing they get a number of people to apply based on these mailings. They are almost all auto rejects but at least Harvard got their money and increased selectivity numbers.


Law School Admissions / Re: So if I am leaving anyway...
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:51:28 PM »
I think I have a pretty good chance at RU because I was rejected last year because of my age (I was only 20, graduated college in three years-they told me to go out there get some more experience and to come back to them in a year). 

I'm applying to law school now, and like you, I'll be graduating at only 20 years old. If you don't mind me asking, but did a lot of the schools ("higher" and "lower" ranked ones) you applied to hold your age against you? or was it just RU? I have a couple lower T2 schools I'd love to go to, and my numbers seem to fall well within their 50-75% range, but I've suddenly started wondering if maybe my age will be a detriment. I've been accepted to a T4 school so I'm sure they didn't put much emphasis on my age, but I don't know how the higher ranked schools view age.

I am also only 20.

I graduated high school early and a few colleges I applied to made a big deal out of my age.
However, I have not seen it affect my law school applications. My cycle has gone almost exactly as I thought it would based on numbers. Although, maybe they are not concerned because I was still in college 4 years and the OP finished college early. (although I dont know why this would make much of a difference either way).

Honestly, I think you will be fine. As long as you have shown leadership or maturity somewhere on your apps.

Good Luck to you both.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New York Law School
« on: February 05, 2007, 07:19:55 AM »


What about all the schools that are not NYU, Columbia or Fordham but far better than NYLS?

I was going to say the same thing.

If you dont think you will get into Fordham try Brooklyn or Cardozo before NYLS.

Law School Admissions / Re: List how many decisions you have so far....
« on: February 03, 2007, 07:02:18 AM »
12 applications

6 acceptances
2 rejections
1 deferral

3 pending

Thanks... I will look around those areas.

CocoPuff... the mock class sounds interesting to me too. I have not sat in on classes anywhere, so this seems pretty close.

hey... i doubt it is worth going to a second one, it is probably the same as the first.

I visited Fordham once but I only walked around on my own and I want to get to hear what people I figured I should attend one of the days.

What schools do you think could still draw you away from Fordham?

How far is Jersey City in relation to the City? I have been to the city many times but I am not good with how far certain things are from each other and I would prefer to not commute too far my first year. Living on campus would probably be best, but I would prefer to bring my cat with me. If I dont find somewhere animal friendly, my parents have already said they would keep her as long as I need, but I would really like to take her with me if possible.

hey there.

I have made up my mind FINALLY that I will be going to Fordham.

I was wondering if anyone else has as well and if any females are going to be looking for roommates. I have looked around on Craigslist but I would much prefer to live with another law student.

As well are any guys or girls planning on being at the admitted students event in Feb.?

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