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Law School Admissions / Re: Falwell Law School ... wtf?
« on: August 18, 2004, 03:18:40 PM »

id rather go to that p.o.s. school in california that doesnt require the lsat.

boalt?

maybe... but i guess penn would be my safety


at least at penn you won't have to worry about dirty hippies in birkenstocks and chicks that don't shave

what have you got against hairy chicks?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Falwell Law School ... wtf?
« on: August 18, 2004, 03:14:23 PM »

id rather go to that p.o.s. school in california that doesnt require the lsat.

boalt?

maybe... but i guess penn would be my safety

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Law School Admissions / Falwell Law School ... wtf?
« on: August 18, 2004, 03:07:37 PM »
alright, what think you?
http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/18/falwell.law.school.ap/index.html

my take: this is some screwed up shizen.

id rather go to that p.o.s. school in california that doesnt require the lsat.

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Law School Admissions / Re: patent law and engineering
« on: August 17, 2004, 03:33:13 PM »
yea, but i don't think there's much demand for civil engineers in the patent field.

thats been my understanding as well. there is certainly much more call for tech-related engineers (chem, bio-chem, etc...) but that doesnt mean that there is NO call for civil engineering-related patent lawyers. there are always new products coming out that need to be patented. for example: GRACE is always coming out with new admixtures for concrete; there are several seismic moment connections that have been patented (like the shear-tab connection); and now that carbon and glass FRP has become common, expect to see more patentets in that field. also, dont forget about the analysis (finite element, etc...) end of engineering. that lends itself just as well to civil/structural engineering as it does to mechanical engineering.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: private loans
« on: August 12, 2004, 11:43:41 PM »
i used citibank for my private loans and access group for my federal loans... neither place changed an origination fee.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Self Defense?
« on: August 06, 2004, 03:04:32 PM »
For anyone moving to shady areas... ie. big cities (nyc, chicago, pittsburgh, etc.)

Are any of you buying some sort of self protection?  ex: stun gun, pepper spray, gun, pocket knife, etc?

i'm just gonna rely on my python-biceps. lets see anyone @#!* with me when i pull out these guns!


plan B is to scream like a little girl and tell the attacker that my daddy is a lawyer. hell, it worked in middle school...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston University VS Boston College
« on: August 06, 2004, 10:47:52 AM »
that, and limiting the applicant pool to people of one anything certainly limits the quality of the pool... something that any of the tier one schools really cant afford do if they hope to continue the trend of higher lsats and gpas and want to maintain (or advance) their ranking.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston University VS Boston College
« on: August 06, 2004, 10:11:12 AM »
one more interesteig observation about the whole catholoic school thing:

i also applied to notre dame (as well as 4 or 5 other schools of the same general rank: gw, bu, bc, etc...).

i got into all of the schools. but interestingly, notre dame was the only school in that tier of schools that gave me money, and i wonder if it has to do with the jewish thing. they definitely knew i was jewish and even had a bunch of other jewish law students contact me to reassure me that there were other jews there (although VERY few). my feeling is that notre dame law school is trying to shed their image as being 99.9% catholic (or, at least christian). i end up turning them down only because i found that reputatoin to be fairly accurate and didnt want to be the one to break he mold.

i just wonder if my jewish thing managed to turn me into an URM at notre dame... not a common position for a white male to be in :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Would you apply to Northeastern?
« on: August 05, 2004, 07:01:57 PM »
if you are planning on staying in the new england area, and especially in the boston area, its a great school. its local reputation is much better than usnews would have you belive. the same can be said of most schools in beantown with the possible exception of new england school of law (sorry dad)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston University VS Boston College
« on: August 05, 2004, 04:58:14 PM »
i was trying to decide between bu and bc a few months ago when i was making my decision. i looked at both schools, sat in a bunch of classes at both, and talked to countless students, proffs, deans, etc... also, im jewish and i ultimately chose BC (and am thrilled with my decision)...

here is my take on the situation:

bu or, Be-jew, as many of us local jews call the school, was attractive simply because it has such a high jewish population. i was quite apprehensive about bc simply because its undergrad is catholic. however, i found that, while it is affiliated with the church, it does have quite a few non-catholics, and even non-christians. the undergrad even has a Hillel! (fyi, Hillel is the national collegiate jewish organization). the law school is even more jewish... i was quoted by the dean and a bunch of jewish proffs as between 20 and 30%. keep in mind, that the school is in one of the most jewish parts of the country (newton, brookline, brighton, etc) so perhaps it is natural that a lot of jews end up there... i will even be living in a hassidic neighborhood next year! and, of course, there is a jewish law students society at both school. in the end, i didnt find the catholic thing to be an issue one bit. if you are looking for a super-jewish school (at least as far as the undergrad situation) then BU might be better. but i really cant complain about a 30% jewish population at bc.

as far as the reputation thing, here is what my cousin (who just retired as senior parther at palmer and dodge, also graduated from harvard) had to say (obviously im paraphrasing):

“bu has a bit more of a national presence, but not huge (though it is there). bc is the best local school to go to simply because of the alumni thing.”

i had heard that the faculty at bu was known as one of the best and id definitely say that they were all amazing. but not any more so than the proffs who i saw at bc. maybe i just got luckily in what classes i sat in on, but i really didnt see any appreciable difference between the proffs.

the ultimate 2 reasons why i chose BC over BU were these:

1) BU's law school is a hole. really, a disgrace! its also set up in a 14 story building... a setup that doesnt exactly encourage student-student and student-faculy interaction (as all the proffs offices are at the top and all the classrooms and library are at the bottom) BC's is all brand new and beautiful and very well setup. i have herd that BU is trying to get a new law school built. but not early enough to help me, unfortunately.

2) BC's students just seemed happier and were much more helpful. BC's environment was almost anti-competitive... to the point where you can find books in the library with pages already tabbed to help the next student who comes along! BU's was quite competitive... it felt like a big lawyer factory. however, all this is just what my gut told me and, therefore, quite subjective... so for those who are interested youll just have to see for yourselves.

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