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Law School Applications / Gtown GLS? Anyone? Bueller?
« on: February 06, 2007, 04:42:56 PM »
Anyone heard anything back from GLS yet? ... or know anything more about the app process or when we might hear?

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Law School Applications / Re: massachusetts drinking laws..
« on: January 30, 2007, 11:28:21 AM »
Am I the only person who sees so many problems with a DRIVE THRU bar?

Seriously. Do these states not have open container laws?!

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Law School Applications / Re: massachusetts drinking laws..
« on: January 30, 2007, 01:32:41 AM »
INCORRECT!

In PA you can buy a six-pack from bars and restaurants. You may be able to take wine with you as well, it's called "Package Goods," but you can't really find many (any?) bars/restaurants in the Philly area that do this. Outside of Philly (in the Poconos, for example) it is pretty common though.

You also have two separate stores, Beer stores and Liquor stores. Beer stores can sell you beer, they are privately owned, and have to sell beer by the case (with some exceptions for weird imports), the smallest number of beers you can buy is a 24-pack. Liquor stores are all state-owned, and they sell Wine, hard alcohol and everything else that isn't beer.

Oh, and until about two years ago, you couldn't buy alcohol on a Sunday in PA.

PA and Massachusetts BOTH still have dry towns.

The only downside to this is that you can only buy beer from these sorts of places (some bars, pizzerias etc.), you are limited to 2 6-packs, and it is usually obscenely expensive.  You'll almost always end up paying at least $9 or $10 for crappy domestic beer, and even more for imports.

If you want to buy beer at a better price, you have to go to a beer distributor, where you can buy cases and what not.  Some are open on Sundays, but not all.  And yes, only state-run liquor stores sell wine and spirits.  PA is pretty ridiculous in this respect.  It can be horribly annoying, in that you have to go to two separate places if you want, say, a bottle of wine and a six-pack of beer.


Reason enough not to apply to Penn :D . . . I had a hard enough time adjusting to the fact that I couldn't buy hard alcohol at the grocery store anymore when I moved, or take my drink out of a bar.

I gotta admit, I hate to see this thread die, but I've got to know--in which of our 50 states can you take a drink OUT of a bar??!

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Good news, for those that wen tot decision on Friday.  Got my acceptance letter in mail today, went decision on friday.


You all should be in. Welcome to the club; we're glad to have you.

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can those of you in now let us know your stats?


from the looks of lsn, those who have gone to decision all have 170+lsats.  Thus...I won't be hearing for a while it seems. :-\

Not true. I'm a 166.

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Boo! That's so ridiculous that you didn't get a letter. You deserve better.

I feel partially responsible--after my Guinness last night I switched to some Belgian stuff (that was quite underwhelming, actually. Ick.)

How could you! Belgian stuff has its time and place but one should never mix thepride of the Irish with anything else. Once a Guinness night, only a Guinness night!

I will forgive you if you can make UVA change my status checker to decision (a good one) this week :)

I mean, unfortunately the six pack of the black stuff just plain ran out. But I'm wishing that status checker will change. Are you an LLM applicant? That could explain the delay....

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:42:22 AM »
so is a long time between complete and decision the kiss of death?  i've been complete since early Jan, and have median-level stats for G'Town (169/3.7). should i assume a rejection is coming my way since i haven't heard?

You don't have anything to worry about right now--give it some time! :)

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Law School Applications / Re: massachusetts drinking laws..
« on: January 27, 2007, 07:42:40 PM »
So true. The problem with the beer distros is that the cases are still obscenely expensive. Well, not obscene, but $3-$8 more expensive than they should be.

Only exception: Lionshead. The beer of champions. $10.99 a case and 100 times tastier than Bud/Natty/Miller/etc.

-Future law school alcoholic

This is right on-point.  Great local brewery.  When I was an undergraduate in Philly, my fraternity used to buy 200 cases of Lionshead at a time.  Free delivery, and it came out to less than 50 cents a bottle.  So much better than most domestics too.
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I'll pound a few for you tonight. :)

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Law School Applications / Re: massachusetts drinking laws..
« on: January 27, 2007, 06:02:53 PM »
In PA you can only buy alcohol from an alcohol store- no gas stations, super markets, etc.  Also, if you are in the same room as someone who is drinking, it counts as you drinking legally- it's called constructive possesion and it gets A LOT of underaged kids in trouble.

INCORRECT!

In PA you can buy a six-pack from bars and restaurants. You may be able to take wine with you as well, it's called "Package Goods," but you can't really find many (any?) bars/restaurants in the Philly area that do this. Outside of Philly (in the Poconos, for example) it is pretty common though.

You also have two separate stores, Beer stores and Liquor stores. Beer stores can sell you beer, they are privately owned, and have to sell beer by the case (with some exceptions for weird imports), the smallest number of beers you can buy is a 24-pack. Liquor stores are all state-owned, and they sell Wine, hard alcohol and everything else that isn't beer.

Oh, and until about two years ago, you couldn't buy alcohol on a Sunday in PA.

PA and Massachusetts BOTH still have dry towns.

The only downside to this is that you can only buy beer from these sorts of places (some bars, pizzerias etc.), you are limited to 2 6-packs, and it is usually obscenely expensive.  You'll almost always end up paying at least $9 or $10 for crappy domestic beer, and even more for imports.

If you want to buy beer at a better price, you have to go to a beer distributor, where you can buy cases and what not.  Some are open on Sundays, but not all.  And yes, only state-run liquor stores sell wine and spirits.  PA is pretty ridiculous in this respect.  It can be horribly annoying, in that you have to go to two separate places if you want, say, a bottle of wine and a six-pack of beer.

The BYOB scene is probably one of Philly's greatest attributes though.  Being able to be a BYO allows a lot of small, independent restaurants to thrive.  They can concentrate on food without the additional costs of a liquor license and maintaining a bar/wine cellar.  You end up with hundreds of small, chef-owned, really fantastic restaurants with amazing food.  And it's a plus to be able to bring your own nice bottle of wine instead of paying a 300-400% markup at the restaurant.

So true. The problem with the beer distros is that the cases are still obscenely expensive. Well, not obscene, but $3-$8 more expensive than they should be.

Only exception: Lionshead. The beer of champions. $10.99 a case and 100 times tastier than Bud/Natty/Miller/etc.

-Future law school alcoholic

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Perfect Pint, whats your take on the Duke JD/LLM?  Esp when compared to the other programs in Int Law?

I'm not Perfect Pint, but I am extremely intrigued by this program.  I don't think it's the LLM degree that's going to help get you a job, I think it's the experiences and opportunities you have on your way to earning the LLM, even before your 2L interviews, that are a huge deal.  PM me if you want to hear more.

I am Perfect Pint, and I think Duke's LLM is great. This, however, is the UVA thread so I will PM you with my thoughts on it, so as not to confuse the host of people coming here to b*tch about UVA slowness :)

Boo! That's so ridiculous that you didn't get a letter. You deserve better.

I feel partially responsible--after my Guinness last night I switched to some Belgian stuff (that was quite underwhelming, actually. Ick.)

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