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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 12, 2007, 02:19:50 PM »
Well I can't seem to find the post I was looking for, and I'm giving up now. But the gist of it was that if you want to practice anywhere in PA between Philly and Pitt, PSU is the way to go. Nationally, I can't really say. As someone who's very familiar with the Carlisle area though, I can seriously say that even a T14 school won't get you a job in the area any more easily than a Penn State Dickinson degree will. I've also heard that Penn State grads do very well in the Philly area, despite the competition. I'm not looking for BIGLAW though, so maybe I have a biased view.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 12, 2007, 02:09:49 PM »
Hmmm...the web site says expected occupancy 2009. I don't really mind the videoconferencing classes deal. From what I understood, no one will have to take classes that way - sounded like it was just for the more specialized higher-level classes that might only be taught at one campus each semester. I could be wrong though. I'm trying to find a post for you that I read a while back regarding finding jobs, etc...I'll post it if I find it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 12, 2007, 02:00:24 PM »
bfree: I'm actually leaning towards Carlisle (for similar personal reasons). I went to the open house there in November. Is the new UP building really going to be done in 1 year? I thought it was supposed to take longer than that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 12, 2007, 01:29:16 PM »
bfree: I am also looking at PSU - they're actually my top choice right now. Do you have a campus preference?

I would be complete, but I'm still waiting on one LOR. I'm pulling my hair out over it - I've repeatedly contacted this professor and she keeps saying she'll send it in, but she hasn't. I'm planning on getting an emergency back-up letter from someone else, but even if I fax it, it's probably not going to be processed until the end of next week. ACK! I've heard that some schools will review your app even if you're missing a letter - anyone know anything about this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYC Housing
« on: January 11, 2007, 10:32:31 AM »
It's a shame you're not a woman. There are some incredibly affordable, safe, and well-located women's residences in NYC...but unfortunately, that won't help you much. That being said, if there are any women reading this post, I stayed at the Webster Apartments for a while, and it was a good arrangement.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: IMPORTANT addendum question
« on: January 10, 2007, 11:34:22 AM »
Not to be a Negative Nancy....but if you're a bad test taker, how do you think you'll do on the bar exam? I think there's a good reason that law schools weight the LSAT so heavily. Of course, addcomms are much better at predicting your success than I am, so take that with a grain of salt. I'm just sayin'....

Studying for the LSAT / Re: this Q is for 165+ folks!
« on: January 06, 2007, 11:52:16 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn St vs. Syracuse
« on: January 05, 2007, 01:36:05 PM »
There are full curricula at both facilities. State-of-the-art video conferencing is available for higher lever electives that might be taught only at one place at a time. I went to an open house at the Carlisle campus, and they said they're one of the only (or maybe the only, I forget) school for which the ABA has approved this. It seemed pretty cool actually - seems to open up more options.

Law School Admissions / Re: IS IT TOO LATE?
« on: January 04, 2007, 10:52:50 AM »
Ok, these posts have calmed me down a little (I'm in a similar situation - I have everything in except one stupid LOR...grrr....)

BUT - what I really want to know is, am I too late to get MONEY? I'm pretty sure I'll get in to where I want to go (not trying to sound cockey, but my top choice right now is Penn State Dickinson and I have a 4.11 / 166 - well above the medians). But if I don't go complete for another couple of weeks, will I still be able to get a scholarship?

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