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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: July 30, 2008, 10:24:29 PM »
After trying out the husband's Timbuk2, I realized it's just too unbalanced for me.  I had awful red welts on my shoulder after a day.  :(  So I've decided to keep my backpack for my books and get a separate laptop-only bag for the days I want to bring it to school.  I'm probably going to go with this one (in gray), because it's cute and small enough that I can't overload it:

http://www.melissabeth.com/product.php?productid=16135&cat=252&page=1

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: July 30, 2008, 10:20:17 PM »
jmfigure - Did you submit a copy of your lease with your housing increase request?  I've never heard of anyone having a housing increase denied before, so something may be amiss.

m1 - Does your daily billiards habit count as an EC?  ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 10, 2008, 07:49:03 PM »
Have come full circle--I'm officially in at, and will be attending, Penn Law next fall. If you work hard and remain resolved, anything is possible.

Congrats!  See you in August!

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Temple / Re: Need help to decide if I should go to Temple?
« on: July 09, 2008, 01:00:58 PM »
Philly is very diverse, and a great place to live.  If you follow mutual_biscuit's advice, you should be fine.  And I second what has been said about Temple -- I think your opportunities will be a lot better and you'll have more national reach coming out of Temple than Cincinatti.  It's a very well-regarded school.  Unless you're really set on staying in Ohio forever, or there's a huge money difference, I'd take Temple. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: June 26, 2008, 09:50:41 AM »
Hi everybody,

I've been in at Penn for awhile but have just been lurking on this thread until now. I'm excited to join you next year! I was vacillating between Penn and another school until this week, and I was wondering -- why did you guys pick Penn? What are you most worried about/not looking forward to?

My answers: I chose Penn because the people seem cool, and I like the fact that the law school is quite small but connected to the rest of the university. I also like the Wharton certificate option. I'm not looking forward to Philly, though...

What bothers you about Philly?  Maybe those of us already here can help you feel better about it.  I was in LA for five years before moving here, so it was a huge culture shock for me.  I hated it at first, but it's definitely started to grow on me.  I still don't think I'll stay here past law school, but I'm no longer upset about having to spend two more years here at all.

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2L job search / Re: below-curve hls 2L re: oci prospects
« on: June 25, 2008, 10:05:49 AM »
What, you're not applying to Atlanta, either? :(  You two are the only 2010 LSDers I know with strong Atlanta ties.

No.  :(  It was in the running for a while, but much as we love the climate and affordability and proximity to Waffle House and Chick-Fil-A, it's out for now.  There's not a great job market there for Mr. Team Pam, and neither of us is ready to live amongst quite so many angry conservatives.  ;)  We'll still be there all the time, though, so at least we can hang out every couple months.  :)

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2L job search / Re: below-curve hls 2L re: oci prospects
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:15:52 AM »
There may be more people who want to go to New York but there are MANY more law firm positions in New York.  Look at the summer associate class sizes in NY compared to DC.  Plenty of NY offices have 100+ summers.  Not a single DC office has 100, and most have no more than 30 or so.

DC also attracts an inordinate number of top students in my opinion.  People who want to go into government, appellate litigation, etc. 

So yes, DC is (in my opinion) much tougher.  Unless of course you go to school here in which case slightly different story.

Yikes.  Good thing I'm applying to both markets.  I definitely never would have figured out DC was tough from the way Penn kids act, though -- everyone I know is either heading for NY or California, and DC seems much less competitive by comparison.

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2L job search / Re: below-curve hls 2L re: oci prospects
« on: June 24, 2008, 05:23:37 PM »
DC is a hard market?  I always had the impression it was easier than NY because fewer people want to go there.   ???

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2L job search / Re: Experience with These Firms?
« on: June 23, 2008, 06:33:01 PM »
Resident CLS Troll, are you at Paul Weiss?  They're currently one of my top bid choices, so I'd love to hear any firsthand info about what it's like to work there.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: June 23, 2008, 04:56:56 PM »
Bumping this up, because I need to figure out something different for next year.  I have the North Face Borealis, which is completely awesome if I'm just carrying books, but something about the placement of the laptop compartment causes me enormous back pain if carry my computer in it for more than a few minutes.  (It doesn't hurt if I just put the computer in the main compartment, but then there's also much less protection when the bag hits the ground, and it wastes a lot of space.)  I'm thinking about switching to a Timbuk2 messenger bag instead, at least for the days I bring my laptop to school.

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