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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn vs. Cardozo
« on: April 16, 2007, 07:04:38 PM »
Well, crap, I guess I'm really old, because everyone I know would prefer to live in areas like Bklyn Heights and Park Slope because of the community feel. I'm only 3 years older than you though!

Listen Grandma.. Manhattan is where it's at, now back her down!  :D   Juuust kidding!

To be honest, in this respect, I can see 3 years making a big difference.  I love living in Manhattan, but can definitely see myself preferring either Hoboken or Brooklyn in a few years if I stayed in the NYC area.  However, right out of undergrad, Manhattan is where it's at!

Hey, are you going out to Cali? I know that's where your heart was set a few months ago right?

Indeed I did, and still do!  Not only did I get into my "dream" school, but I also managed a decent scholarship.  Of course, my then (the time we last spoke about it) ex-girlfriend came back into my life and is making the decision to leave that much harder.  But I am almost certain I'll be in San Diego come summer.

And I see you're headed to Penn.  Congrats!  That's amazing!


P.S.  Pettitte was MONEY last night!  If only Mo didn't blow it...  :'(

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: California Western
« on: April 16, 2007, 06:57:02 PM »
Is California Western a good law school? They gave me a scholarship, but I don't want to compromise my salary or job opportunities.

If you got into USD, which your other post would lead me to believe, definitely go there over Cal Western if you wish to go to LS in San Diego.  That's all I can say.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: USD
« on: April 16, 2007, 06:54:34 PM »
Do  you need a car at USD? I'm thinking about going there and am really excited about the beach, but is it hard to get to without a car? Also how is the public transportation? Thanks!  :)

I would plan to have a car unless you live right next to the campus, and don't intend to stray outside of the immediate vicinity of USD.  There is a trolley system, but it is very limiting.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: USD
« on: April 16, 2007, 06:53:28 PM »
Hey man congrats. I am anxious to see the campus this Monday. The consensus seems to be it is old and worn down.

I feel a bit bad for the school at the moment. First the e-mail about the rankings, then the career services flyer. I wonder how many people who wanted to go there were silly enough to not put down a deposit because of the drop. USD will pop back up next year. 

I most likely won’t be attending but I almost want to explain that the stupid ranking thing had nothing to do with my decision.


What am I missing?  I got the flyer, twice, but other than saw no issue with it?

And the inside of the LS building is a bit worn down, but the outside of the buildings and the landscaping is absolutely phenominal.  I know, you won't be spending your time on the outside so much, but the campus is so beautiful, it makes up for the less than perfect insides IMO.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn vs. Cardozo
« on: April 16, 2007, 06:27:56 PM »
I think that's madness. You have to have a different state of mind when it comes to NYC, because it is NYC and other cities aren't the same (in terms of layout and what you get). Hoboken is an amazing place to live, as are most parts of Bklyn, Queens and even the Bronx that lawyers would consider living in. There's so much going on in each of those communities, to say that you're relegated to someplace undesirable is just not true. Plenty of people prefer not to live in the city. The cheaper rent (often not cheaper at all) is just a bonus.

Everyone I knew that lived in NYC actually preferred living outside of Manhattan.

I live in Manhattan and know plenty of people who live both inside and out.  I must say those who prefer to live outside Manhattan are in the extreme minority...

I really couldn't disagree with that more. Everyone I know who prefers to live in Manhattan only does so because they're from out of town and think that's the place you're supposed to live when you live in New York. They don't particularly enjoy it, because they really can't afford it.

Almost everyone I know lives in Bklyn, Hoboken, Queens or Inwood. It might be self-selection because I'm a little older and know a lot of people from NYC.

Personally I've always chosen to live outside Manhattan. You get more for your money and also get to leave the city behind, which I like.

That is why those who live outside Manhattan do so.  However, if cost was not a factor, I know very few people who would choose to live outside the city.

Of course, I'm 24, so it could very well be the age thing.  I have just never heard anyone say "man, I live in Manhattan but I wish I lived in Hoboken/Brooklyn/Jersey City/etc", I've only heard the opposite from numerous people.

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I just got into USD and I'm very shocked since everyone else with similar numbers has been waitlisted. I'm going there because of the reputation of the school and proximity to my family. I know that this changes my whole life but I just feel special about having been accepted based on something other than numbers alone, not that my numbers are bad or anything. :D Good luck to everyone else at McGeorge!

Funny how quickly things can change, huh? haha

Congrats man, that's awesome!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn vs. Cardozo
« on: April 16, 2007, 06:07:20 PM »
I think that's madness. You have to have a different state of mind when it comes to NYC, because it is NYC and other cities aren't the same (in terms of layout and what you get). Hoboken is an amazing place to live, as are most parts of Bklyn, Queens and even the Bronx that lawyers would consider living in. There's so much going on in each of those communities, to say that you're relegated to someplace undesirable is just not true. Plenty of people prefer not to live in the city. The cheaper rent (often not cheaper at all) is just a bonus.

Everyone I knew that lived in NYC actually preferred living outside of Manhattan.

I live in Manhattan and know plenty of people who live both inside and out.  I must say those who prefer to live outside Manhattan are in the extreme minority...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn vs. Cardozo
« on: April 16, 2007, 08:22:59 AM »
Making $110K isn't impressive when, even in a secondary market of that metro area, decent housing for a corporate attorney is so expensive.

I don't care how much further 110k gets you in other cities.  That's beside the point.  Saying that 110k in Manhattan will get you nowhere is ludicrous. 

I currently make a bit more than half of that, live in a very desirable location in Midtown in an awesome apartment, pay all my own bills, have a gym membership (that is not cheap), eat out frequently and go out drinking at least once a week, and I manage just fine.  Is my savings account blowing up?  No... but I do manage to save some.  And if I was making almost 50k more each year, all of it would go straight to savings.

I wouldn't be living in a Penthouse suite on Park with 110k/yr, but you can easily live in Manhattan very comfortably on that kind of salary, especially if you're single (meaning not married with kids).

And I should note that I think the COL in Manhattan is ridiculous.  However, 110k will get you pretty far considering...

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Law School Admissions / Re: june lsat retake to get off waitlists
« on: April 16, 2007, 07:06:40 AM »
Man, now you all have me thinking of taking the June LSAT.  I only fear if I do significatly better, which is very possible for me, I'll want to hold off and reapply next year.  But another year at my job may lead me to suicide, thus not making it worth waiting the year.

I'd love to know if anyone has actually called any schools to ask how a June retake influences a waitlisted candidates status...

Hmm... I just might take a practice test this week and see how I do.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: April 14, 2007, 06:53:25 PM »
Is anyone going to the Alumni Event in New York on Monday?

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