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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Chiashu
« on: March 22, 2007, 08:01:17 AM »
so far,
In:
82.2
58.2
75.5
38.8 (school that I'll be going to, barring other future acceptances)

Out:
27.1
9.9
11.2


nothing outbreaking though.
and I 100% agree with JSHM. you're either in or out. period.

So basically the Chiashu numbers aren't too far off for bigger and better known schools? And to get into these schools, the chiashu number will most likely have to be over 50%?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: lsac access
« on: March 21, 2007, 02:21:51 PM »
I can't access the pdf version of my September 06 lsat booklet/score sheet.

i vaguely remember hearing that after 6 months, we can no longer access this data.

Is this true?  or is it just a temporary problem?

I've been having the same problem and I took mine in December, so I'd guess that's not the case, the whole 6 months thing. Every time I try to click on it, it says something like "can't open file, no text" or something to that effect.

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Where should I go next fall? / Chiashu
« on: March 21, 2007, 08:17:57 AM »
From what you guys have seen how reliable are the chiashu numbers generally?  I know it's a number and not a range like the LSAC, but at the end of the day, which one do you think is more accurate?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law school disappointment
« on: March 20, 2007, 04:06:26 PM »
Have any of you been looking around at various law schools and just been completely turned off by the law school building itself? I mean, you go from laws schools like the one at Michigan, Cornell, Notre Dame, etc. then you look at the ones at Vanderbilt and UVA and it's like WTF?  The buildings are objectively nice and all but don't fit in with the law school vibe at all.

Qunnipiac Law School may be just the fit for you. It is in the prestigious northeast and it looks like an ivy, hell they must be doing something right to have a school look that good.
http://law.quinnipiac.edu/
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FWIW I have never been to Chicago, but have heard the students take pride in their drab campus and facilities, "so they can spend more money on the faculty"

Uh, their law school doesn't look like any Ivy league law school that I've ever seen, so stop trying to be a smartass.  As I said, never intended for this to turn into debate, so get off it.  Also, I didn't mean that Harvard, Michigan and Yale are what they are because of the architecture.  Rather, that they, some of the most respect minds in US law, think that having a building like that is most in line with what a law school should be.  I never said the quality of the education was derived from the building. I'm sure if they'd have wanted to they could have built a new building as well, give the endowments that they have.  That look simply "fits" law school, that's all I meant by starting this thread.  And if you want to downgrade my opinion or call me an idiot, than as far as I'm concerned you can &#&#@ my ^@^*.

I did not downgrade your opinion or call you an idiot. You stated an opinion that I happened to disagree with, and I, as several others have, expressed my opinion that I did not agree. If I made my point with minor mockery you will have to accept that your opinion just inspires such a response. 
Also if you would not like people to think you are an idiot you may want to proofread your posts and conjugate verbs correctly. hth.

I'm sure that any verbs that I "misconjugated" were typos.  You didn't directly call me an idiot, you merely implied it in the wording that you used.  Any person who believes that certain buildings aren't stylistically more...shall we say "in line" with certain things than others is a fool.

Reference, or are these more of your well-respected "opinions"

How am I to go about referencing common consensus?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law school disappointment
« on: March 20, 2007, 01:25:41 PM »
Have any of you been looking around at various law schools and just been completely turned off by the law school building itself? I mean, you go from laws schools like the one at Michigan, Cornell, Notre Dame, etc. then you look at the ones at Vanderbilt and UVA and it's like WTF?  The buildings are objectively nice and all but don't fit in with the law school vibe at all.

Qunnipiac Law School may be just the fit for you. It is in the prestigious northeast and it looks like an ivy, hell they must be doing something right to have a school look that good.
http://law.quinnipiac.edu/
*************
FWIW I have never been to Chicago, but have heard the students take pride in their drab campus and facilities, "so they can spend more money on the faculty"

Uh, their law school doesn't look like any Ivy league law school that I've ever seen, so stop trying to be a smartass.  As I said, never intended for this to turn into debate, so get off it.  Also, I didn't mean that Harvard, Michigan and Yale are what they are because of the architecture.  Rather, that they, some of the most respect minds in US law, think that having a building like that is most in line with what a law school should be.  I never said the quality of the education was derived from the building. I'm sure if they'd have wanted to they could have built a new building as well, give the endowments that they have.  That look simply "fits" law school, that's all I meant by starting this thread.  And if you want to downgrade my opinion or call me an idiot, than as far as I'm concerned you can &#&#@ my ^@^*.

I did not downgrade your opinion or call you an idiot. You stated an opinion that I happened to disagree with, and I, as several others have, expressed my opinion that I did not agree. If I made my point with minor mockery you will have to accept that your opinion just inspires such a response. 
Also if you would not like people to think you are an idiot you may want to proofread your posts and conjugate verbs correctly. hth.

I'm sure that any verbs that I "misconjugated" were typos.  You didn't directly call me an idiot, you merely implied it in the wording that you used.  Any person who believes that certain buildings aren't stylistically more...shall we say "in line" with certain things than others is a fool.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law school disappointment
« on: March 20, 2007, 11:04:50 AM »
Have any of you been looking around at various law schools and just been completely turned off by the law school building itself? I mean, you go from laws schools like the one at Michigan, Cornell, Notre Dame, etc. then you look at the ones at Vanderbilt and UVA and it's like WTF?  The buildings are objectively nice and all but don't fit in with the law school vibe at all.

Qunnipiac Law School may be just the fit for you. It is in the prestigious northeast and it looks like an ivy, hell they must be doing something right to have a school look that good.
http://law.quinnipiac.edu/
*************
FWIW I have never been to Chicago, but have heard the students take pride in their drab campus and facilities, "so they can spend more money on the faculty"

Uh, their law school doesn't look like any Ivy league law school that I've ever seen, so stop trying to be a smartass.  As I said, never intended for this to turn into debate, so get off it.  Also, I didn't mean that Harvard, Michigan and Yale are what they are because of the architecture.  Rather, that they, some of the most respect minds in US law, think that having a building like that is most in line with what a law school should be.  I never said the quality of the education was derived from the building. I'm sure if they'd have wanted to they could have built a new building as well, give the endowments that they have.  That look simply "fits" law school, that's all I meant by starting this thread.  And if you want to downgrade my opinion or call me an idiot, than as far as I'm concerned you can &#&#@ my ^@^*.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Vanderbilt ASW review
« on: March 19, 2007, 10:05:57 PM »
Was Vandy nice enough to sway either of you from Cornell?
I haven't visited Cornell yet, so I can't say for certain.  I agree with most of the positive points in SugarJ's review, so Vandy wouldn't be a terrible place to be for 3 years.  But I am hoping that Cornell would be a better fit for me.  Not sure about the coldness, mostly.   ;)

You think you're going to find a ton of racial diversity in upstate NY?


No, I'm not expecting a "ton."  I am guessing that there must be more diversity than Nashville though.  And Ithaca seems to be more of a "college-centric" town, with tons of students from all over.  Vanderbilt seems to be more students from the South and areas similar to Nashville.

I just did a Google search and found that Nashville's white population is only around 66 or 67 percent.  I don't see what the problem is for you.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law school disappointment
« on: March 19, 2007, 09:40:38 PM »
Not an argument I'm trying to present here, just an opinion.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law school disappointment
« on: March 19, 2007, 08:49:09 PM »
I don't understand the big fuss about modernizing buildings is..


Pretty much every school not named Harvard, Yale, and Michigan are modernizing recently or in the next few years

And the rankings of those 3 schools are??? They must be doing SOMETHING right.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law school disappointment
« on: March 19, 2007, 07:48:43 PM »
Have any of you been looking around at various law schools and just been completely turned off by the law school building itself? I mean, you go from laws schools like the one at Michigan, Cornell, Notre Dame, etc. then you look at the ones at Vanderbilt and UVA and it's like WTF?  The buildings are objectively nice and all but don't fit in with the law school vibe at all.

i thought UVa's law school was very nice, but in a diff way from Mich, who gets brownie points for looking like Hogwarts  :D

Don't get me wrong, UVA has a nice campus, it's just that the building isn't...well....law schooish.  If your founder is Thomas Jefferson, who was himself a law student, the building you're studying law at shouldn't look like that.  It shouldn't look like a community health center or middle school.  Do you see the disconnect I'm talking about?

I disagree.  Jefferson thought that we should re-write the constitution every 30 years so that it reflected the values and attitudes of each generation.  So should the modern law school transcend arcane notions of what makes for a prestigious building.  I think a modern building with state-of-the-art technology is no less law-schoolish, and better reflects modern notions of what it means to study law, than buildings with fancy gothic architecture or impressive columns.  Legal doctrine has come a long way in the past hundred years, there's no reason that the buildings in which we learn it shouldn't do the same.

I'm not talking about Jefferson's personal beliefs, I'm talking about the history associated with him.  That university exudes history, the law school building does not.

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