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Law School Applications / Re: HELP...BU v. GW
« on: June 28, 2007, 04:42:00 PM »
Congrats man! And hope the wisdom teeth went well. It was the most traumatic operation I've ever had, well above an appendectomy. Should've sued.

You know my opinion, of course. ONE OF US. ONE OF US.

Arlington+GW says it's a go.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Patent Bar?
« on: June 28, 2007, 04:36:04 PM »
Congrats!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Health insurance
« on: June 26, 2007, 03:11:57 PM »
Might want to check with your undergrad's office of alumni affairs -- my school offers alums temporary insurance.

I ended up forcing my boyfriend to choose a plan, through the already-mentioned eheathinsurance.com, which was relatively cheap - like $50 or so. It's just short-term but they have annual plans too.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: George Mason Law
« on: June 26, 2007, 03:00:53 PM »
I think it's a plus that GMU's law school isn't on the main campus. I dated someone that lived on-campus there and it was hell... take the metro all the way to the end and then ride buses that had the worst schedules ever, again, to the end of the line. And the bus didn't take Smartrip cards, at least not at the time. Blech.

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Backup tips reminded me of something I do that's saved me a bunch of times. Apologies if it's too techy. If you have networked drives at your home or office, or you have webspace that supports WebDAV, you can create a shared notebook that syncs whenever it can with that network storage.

Then, you can update your notebook from any computer with access to that storage and all your notes are always backed up in at least one other place.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Texas v. WUSTL v. UMN v. GW (WL)
« on: June 07, 2007, 01:20:06 AM »
No, not trying to throw s$it around. Agreed that XO can be awful at times but if you weed through it then some useful information can be gleaned that you can't find on here. The 770 1Ls at GW is a very important number, IMO, given that so many people go to GW with the intention of working in D.C., the cost of the school, the relatively small size of the D.C. market relative to NYC, etc.
FWIW there are not 770 1Ls at GW. 424 full-time, 126 part-time, 550 total. And if I'm not mistaken, they decided to reduce this year's FT class size. Whether or not 550 instead of 770 matters at all is up to who reads it I suppose, but just thought I'd provide the actual number.

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I'm going to be taking a 5th year to boost my GPA before applying for law school. However during this time I will be completing my second and third major. I hope to boost my GPA up to a 3.2 by this time, and study my ass for the LSAT to get a 165+. Would the chances of getting into a Tier 2 school then be a reasonable goal to attain. The schools I'm interested in right now are University of Houston, ASU, FSU, Oregon, Chapman.

If you already got your degree, nothing after that counts towards your GPA (for application purposes).
I wonder if it would change things if all the degrees were awarded simultaneously? LSAC says grades "awarded after the first undergraduate degree was received" are excluded from their average, which seems to me to be saying if the degrees are all awarded together, you'd be fine.

But yea, like you said, if one's already been awarded, OP is outta luck.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: May 25, 2007, 11:31:05 PM »
Thanks for the discussion everybody! Sorry to take over the thread, but I have one more question: what do people know about hiring a realtor to search for apt's? I heard you don't have to pay them, is that true? My roomie (met through American's website) and I are looking for something cheap cheap cheap (by which I mean a 2-bdrm for < $1800), do places like that even hire realtors?
I've never heard of a person using one. Friends that moved away told me that they had to use one in some cities (Boston I think) because all the good apartments were brokered by agents, but I've never heard anything of the kind here. If you simply wanted someone to look for apartments I'm sure such a service is available but I can't imagine it's free - unless it's limited to places where they have contracts and can get referral bonuses or something. Otherwise, what would be the motivation?

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: May 24, 2007, 06:34:53 PM »
You rock!  Where are you going next year (or already attending)?
Thanks :) Just thought I'd throw my two cents in the ring. I'll be at GW next year.

Huzzah! 

Any comments on the queer night life in NoVa?
None actually... between working full time and going to school I am hopelessly out of all scenes, gay to political to TV... not to mention I'll admit we're pretty domestic. To make matters worse I realized recently that neither of the (DC) clubs I used to frequent exist any more  :-[ One changed its name (Badlands -> Apex) and Nation... well, Nation got knocked down. The baseball stadium needed a home. I'd still say DC is much more scene-y for the gay nightlife... Dupont Circle shifting to Columbia Heights shifting to Shaw. But, that may be based on my college years here. I'm not very familiar with the post-college gay scene at all.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: May 24, 2007, 05:55:29 PM »
You rock!  Where are you going next year (or already attending)?
Thanks :) Just thought I'd throw my two cents in the ring. I'll be at GW next year.

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