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Where should I go next fall? / Re: OSU/10k Vs. Depaul/45k?
« on: March 21, 2007, 10:02:31 AM »
In terms of Chicago schools, DePaul is behind UChicago, Northwestern, Loyola and Kent in both rankings and reputation.  That's not to say it isn't a great school, you'll just have to do very well in order to get a good job coming out of school.  Still, I have heard that DePaul has a very extensive alumni network.  If you don't mind practicing in Ohio, I imagine that OSU's reputation is very high there, and it would be easier to get a good job.

Just my two cents.

Thanks for your input!!  Anyone else??

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Where should I go next fall? / OSU/10k Vs. Depaul/45k?
« on: March 20, 2007, 01:11:38 PM »
I'm having a lot of trouble deciding between OSU and Depaul.  What are your opinions?  And I intend on practicing in either Ohio if I go to OSU or Chicago if I go to Depaul so location is not really a factor.  I know they are quite a bit apart as far as ranking is concerned, but is there really that much difference between the two?

Thanks for your input in advance!

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It amazes how much people on a board like this, where it is commonplace to see entire threads dedicated to prep for LSAT, and in-depth discussions of how to get into school x,y,z etc, that people would just shut off the prep function once they are in and coast. I really really don't understand that. Everytime this is brought up, those who are pro-prepping get shot down like an Iraqi hang-gliding over the White House by all of these people who are pseudo-experts about something they have only second-hand info on. Unbelievable.

leostrauss, it's not that serious.... *SMILE* sheesh. 

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Generally I've heard Law Preview and other courses like it aren't worth it.  Talk to some current students at the school you're attending.  While most schools provide a decent orientation, there are a few schools that are competitive enough that the studentc recommend that you really should attend Law Preview.

Hm, so you're saying it's worth it if you want to be competitive?  Have you heard anything specific regarding these programs?

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are you people from france?

Haha... I wish.   :)

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I am signed up to take the law preview course at the end of July. I will share my review when I finish (probably to late for the original poster, sorry).

I read Planet Law School II, and I have ordered all of the E&E's, as well as DeLaney's law school exam books. I really don't know if I can get through it all (I work two jobs right now), but I will do my best. I would like to know as much black letter law as possible before day 1 . . . just so the terms won't be too foreign to me.

I listen to SCOTUS oral arguments in headphones at work (and opinions sometimes) and have built up a general knowledge of recent Supreme Court cases. Recently, I started reading COA opinions, too - the best one I've read yet is Parker v DC - you should read it, because it's well written, makes you think, discusses 2nd Amendment case law and legislative history, and will be before the SCOTUS soon.

I don't prepare because I think it will really give me much of an edge. I do it because a) I enjoy it, b) I'm excited about law school and c) I'm anxious and can't sleep at night when I feel like there's something out there I COULD be doing to prepare myself (no matter how much ppl say it's bs).

I hope LawPreview is intensive and gives us a chance to write a bit. What else do you do to prepare?

Hey leotrauss that's awesome!  No panicking for you sounds like :)  Anyway, I'm going to look into recommended reading lists and read up on taking law school exams- which will probably include me sifting through some old exams of the law school I attend.  Um going to start reading up on legal specialties to try and carve out a general idea of what it is I want to do with my degree.  I found a useful blog of a recent law school alum of the school I'll be attending that has class notes, briefs and even short commentaries on the very professors I'll be taking this fall.  You can bet I'll be reading that like there's no tomorrow!  I highly recommend you all try and find "that blog" of the former law student.  I think that resource will prove invaluable in the  months ahead.

Other than that, I'm gonna just try and stay chill to calm my nerves as I'm so incredibly excited about starting law school too!!

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Hi Guys,

I've been out of school for a while and was wondering about these law school preparation courses.  Has anyone taken one before or known of someone that did?  How did you/they like the experience?

Thanks! 

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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell
« on: March 12, 2007, 11:50:13 AM »
Have you gone to decision on the status checker yet? I've been complete for a ridiculously long time...I'm so tempted to call the admissions office but I know they must be super busy.

I hope it's an acceptance for you!  :)

Hi Katrines, I hope!  Did you apply to Cornell?  If so, what result?

I did apply - and I haven't heard yet! I would be the happiest girl alive if I got in, but I'm definitely not expecting at this point! :)

<--- been complete for a ridiculous 5 going on 6 months now, so I feel your pain.  Just noticed that my checker went to decision.  Do you think it will be a mixed bag or mostly acceptances?  I hope because there are virtually none on LSN, this is good news!

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Okay I'm likin' the fact that OSU knows how to wine and dine the admitted student prospectives.  Went to an admitted students event this weekend where our opening event was a reception at the mega firm Baker-Hostetler.  I was hob-knobbing with senior partners and partner, partners... who were so incredibly high on the food chain that I felt guilty for getting an opportunity most 3L's don't get.

They served hor'dourves, had drinks galore and couldn't have been more friendly and willing to answer questions about employment opportunities and internships.  There were also a number of recent graduates that were working there (so you got the picture that OSU grads are in fact employable at sizeable firms) and answering questions with a bunch of professers circulating as well.  We were put up in a hotel for 2 consecutive nights, and had all of our meals covered (which I think is standard at most of these things but still worth mentioning).

OSU knows how to do it up big.  I highly recommend them (If I don't get into Cornell or WashU who are taking incredibly long to get back with me)  ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell
« on: March 12, 2007, 11:34:22 AM »
Have you gone to decision on the status checker yet? I've been complete for a ridiculously long time...I'm so tempted to call the admissions office but I know they must be super busy.

I hope it's an acceptance for you!  :)

Hi Katrines, I hope!  Did you apply to Cornell?  If so, what result?

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