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Law School Applications / Re: W&L asks me to withdraw
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:50:18 PM »
When you folks are withdrawing through email, where are you sending the mail and what information are you including? I've lost all my little intent cards.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: GW ($$) vs. Cornell
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:38:08 PM »
I don't have a comparable school to GW, but I do have C and GULC and I am 90% sure that I am going to go to Ithaca. I would choose either of them over GW. I think that coming out of the top of GULC would open more doors than coming out of the top of Cornell, but the impression I have found is that Cornell offers more opportunities for students finishing in the 25%-50% range. Because of the differing class sizes, it seems to me that there are more openings per student coming from Cornell than from GULC.

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Law School Applications / Re: Did I Screw myself?
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:21:36 PM »
I didn't do it out of fear of lowering my score. Sigh.

Do you think that most of the re-takers are applicants for this cycle or next? I wonder what the breakdown is......



Just from here, it seems that most people are applying this cycle and are hoping that the late score gives them a boost on borderline applications. I don't begrudge them, I should have done it as well.

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I was deferred by email. Did the W/L come through email or through snail mail?

Email.  Bunches of them this morning.  I'd guess 30 or 40 on LSN, which would translate into 100's total.

Thanks, I have no idea if I'm happy or sad.

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I was deferred by email. Did the W/L come through email or through snail mail?

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Law School Applications / Re: Did I Screw myself?
« on: March 02, 2007, 07:40:31 PM »
I'm in the same boat as you man. I figured my original score was good enough (and I didn't want to prepare again), but it seems as if with seemingly a fair number of people passing me, my deferrals will turn into rejections.

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Up to and including 1 year, 9 months, theoretically.

In a perfect world, I'd give you this. However, I don't think that too many people are lining up to be with a girl as she starts to develop. Furthermore, this would imply that she got pregnant as a result of a one night stand or broke up with a BF immediately after conception. Neither of these would speak highly of her character. I tend to think that she and the OP met when the kid was four to six months old and have been seeing each other for six to eight months. If he had been around since the kid was born, he would already be Dad. I just want to point out that basing the rest of your life around someone you haven't known for a year is a risky proposition at best.

Please.

1. Accidents happen.
2. Maybe that's when she realized it wouldn't work.

Also, planning one's life around anyone is a risky proposition, no matter how long you know them.

This poor guy's going to come back to this thread and it will be a page and a half of our tete-a-tete. I'm not seeing the basis for your habitual optimism. All I can work with are the facts spelled out by the OP.
1) She has a kid.
2) He is not the father
3) She probably lives with her folks
4) She isn't able/willing to move with him
I don't see a lot here to inspire a great deal of confidence. Furthermore, he's the one worried about visiting. The time investment that he will make in the relationship will detract from his time studying and developing interpersonal relationships with his fellow students. If he is willing to forego these aspects of law school, he should be sure she is worth the opportunity costs.

I see where you're coming from, but I'm not sure he'll forgo either of those things.  You can get a lot of work done in the week, and you see the same people over and over again.  Do you hang out sometimes on the weekend?  Sure.  Always?  No way.

Agreed. Someone posted about train schedules. That would work well, study on the train and then do your thing. Driving will cut into his time. The OP didn't give much background. I'd be more positive if he has been in numerous relationships and new what worked and what didn't. If this is his first real GF, then I start to worry. And I hang out too much on the weekends.

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I was trying to be clever. I looked at the cost of living in NYC and placement statistics and did not find Fordham to be an attractive option. You have so many people from so many schools that are ranked higher than Fordham trying to get into the NYC market that Fordham grads at the median can get squeezed out. Moreover, the people I know who are shooting for Fordham (not a great number, but a few) all want and think that they will come out to a biglaw job paying market. I think that is an ambitious goal for a Fordham grad outside of the top 1/3 or a person that doesn't have great connections. The dangerous part of DC; it isn't a picnic at night, especially when you have to take public transportation because you have to pay an extra $150 a month to keep a car in the city. Coming from a town where I can keep my apartment door unlocked, DC seems dangerous.

As for my family being proud, they are Syracuse grads. Not too pleased.

DUDE...G-town is not DC.  I mean, I guess your comments are understandable considering where you say you previously lived, but you don't understand...The freaking dorms alone at G-Town law are luxury apts.  I have friends there; I mean, you have a god damn concierge service in the dorms you know.  Georgetown is incredible. 

Regarding Fordham: If you get anywhere in the top 50%, you'll get a big law job, and even outside of that, you can still get decent jobs.

The places I'm looking at: quite a different (and gloomy) story.

Georgetown and Cornell are so good man, you can bring hard liquor and porn to the interview and then, you MIGHT not end up making $160,000 at Skadden, but instead would have to "settle" for a firm in the ~300-500 attorney range making $125-135,000.

They're just that prestigious.

I don't consider myself more or less prestigious than anyone else. I look at the Yale vs NYU($$$) threads with a mix of awe and jealousy, but everyone does what they can do. I am constantly amazed by the disparity of the opinions on schools. Every school has merits and every school has negatives as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DChomicides.jpg If you go less than ten blocks north of the GULC campus, you are in a bad section of DC. Furthermore, the metro line contributes to crime. I've heard that it has gotten better, but it still isn't the best locale at night. During the day, it is a different story.

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Up to and including 1 year, 9 months, theoretically.

In a perfect world, I'd give you this. However, I don't think that too many people are lining up to be with a girl as she starts to develop. Furthermore, this would imply that she got pregnant as a result of a one night stand or broke up with a BF immediately after conception. Neither of these would speak highly of her character. I tend to think that she and the OP met when the kid was four to six months old and have been seeing each other for six to eight months. If he had been around since the kid was born, he would already be Dad. I just want to point out that basing the rest of your life around someone you haven't known for a year is a risky proposition at best.

Please.

1. Accidents happen.
2. Maybe that's when she realized it wouldn't work.

Also, planning one's life around anyone is a risky proposition, no matter how long you know them.

This poor guy's going to come back to this thread and it will be a page and a half of our tete-a-tete. I'm not seeing the basis for your habitual optimism. All I can work with are the facts spelled out by the OP.
1) She has a kid.
2) He is not the father
3) She probably lives with her folks
4) She isn't able/willing to move with him
I don't see a lot here to inspire a great deal of confidence. Furthermore, he's the one worried about visiting. The time investment that he will make in the relationship will detract from his time studying and developing interpersonal relationships with his fellow students. If he is willing to forego these aspects of law school, he should be sure she is worth the opportunity costs.

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I was trying to be clever. I looked at the cost of living in NYC and placement statistics and did not find Fordham to be an attractive option. You have so many people from so many schools that are ranked higher than Fordham trying to get into the NYC market that Fordham grads at the median can get squeezed out. Moreover, the people I know who are shooting for Fordham (not a great number, but a few) all want and think that they will come out to a biglaw job paying market. I think that is an ambitious goal for a Fordham grad outside of the top 1/3 or a person that doesn't have great connections. The dangerous part of DC; it isn't a picnic at night, especially when you have to take public transportation because you have to pay an extra $150 a month to keep a car in the city. Coming from a town where I can keep my apartment door unlocked, DC seems dangerous.

As for my family being proud, they are Syracuse grads. Not too pleased.

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