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« on: May 08, 2007, 11:28:41 AM »
Well, I was just accepted to Denver, and put on Indiana's waiting list, but even if I got into that one, I'm still pretty sure I'm going to Georgia State.
I have no real intentions of staying in Atlanta--I will stay if I like it, but if not, then I'll move back to Virginia or try somewhere new. I haven't really decided where I want to live yet. To be honest...alumni base is not as important as you think. If you want a job bad enough, you can find a job wherever you go. I have no problems with my interviewing skills, and already will have a large alumni base by graduating undergrad from Penn State, so I'm not worried. As long as you work hard in law school, and do internships/externships that give you experience, work during the summers, and are personable--you'll do fine. I don't want a biglaw job anyway, so that's not a concern for me.
My main concern is where to live down in Atlanta...thank you for the Dunwoody and Brookhaven suggestions. I've lived in a suburb of Philadelphia for the past 3 years and I'm fully aware that you can live someplace nice and 5 min. down the road you aren't in a nice neighborhood anymore. So living suggestions help me out a lot, especially since I haven't lived there and know where the bad parts are.
I'll look up Dunwoody and Brookhaven...in the meantime, are there any other suggestions of nice (but relatively cheap) neighborhoods?
(traffic will suck, but I'll be fine. I lived near DC for 2 years, and then lived in Southern California for 2 years too, not to mention Philly traffic isn't that great either...it just lets me know I'll need to bring all my CD's to listen to on the drive)
« on: May 02, 2007, 10:50:43 PM »
I have not visited the campus, but I assume that it is much like VCU in Richmond...or most colleges in the middle of the downtown area of a city. But, I'd rather be there in an urban setting than at Penn State in a completely rural setting with nothing to do... I've actually only driven through Atlanta, so questions about where and where not to live are the most important, I believe. (at least, right now). I won't be able to afford $1200, and will be bringing my car, so I assume I'll be driving. Is there a decent mass transit system in place in Atlanta? Do you recommend using it? I've heard traffic in Atlanta is absurd, and frankly is the only thing that worries me about the city...but considering all the other pluses, is something I'm willing to deal with.
« on: April 30, 2007, 10:55:40 PM »
Forgive me if there is another board out here for GSU, but after browsing through several pages, I have yet to find one.
I just wanted to see if there are any people out there that have decided on GSU, and if you are not in the Atlanta area, when you plan on moving down? If you are already in the Atlanta area, any recommendations on housing?
And just want to talk to anyone going here!
« on: April 30, 2007, 10:48:28 PM »
Just wanted to let ya'll know...when I graduate from Georgia State in 2010, I'll probably be competing against you guys for some jobs
I would have JUMPED at the chance to go to UofR, but circumstances prevented me from being able to apply early in the cycle. By the time I was able to submit apps, UofR's deadline had already passed
Even though I haven't lived in Richmond for the past 10 years (because of military), I consider it home and visit it often (my Mom and best friend still live there), and wish you guys all the best there...
Spend LOTS of time at Maymont Park--it's a perfect place to bring a packed lunch, a blanket, and your books for some quality studying!!
Good Luck you guys and say Hi to Richmond for me!!
« on: April 27, 2007, 03:02:15 PM »
I've been off the boards for about a week or so...can't believe this thread is still kickin'...
I just used the link posted on here to watch the Maher bashing of Regent...priceless. And well worth it.
I was going to say something about it being sad that Regent is in Virginia...it sucks that the only 2 law schools in my home state that I probably had a chance of going to (not that I applied) was Regent and Liberty. (I s'pose I had a chance at Richmond, but I didn't apply there either.) Oh well...I think UVA, W&M, and W&L, not to mention the countless Northern VA schools redeem the state...
« on: April 13, 2007, 01:39:38 PM »
Being an atheist, I've been dismissed as much worse
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:36:07 AM »
I do see your point, and I concede that the visible fundamentalist Christians in this country do have a superiority complex. Who else can trash the judiciary without repercussion or suggest the assassination of a foreign leader?
I like it when people work together, and I think they should, even fundamental Christians!
Well...I can at least say that we agree on some things
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:11:16 AM »
Highly ammused by the idea of "evolutionists"...
I know. That was one of the comments I addressed in my rebuttal.
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:08:56 AM »
Bad Guy: To be fair, I don't want to give the heroic notion that I only want to go to SC to force change. SC is appealing for me in other ways too--for one thing, it isn't too far from VA which means I could see my family a little more regularly than say if I went to Atlanta or Oregon. And two, the cost of living is reasonable enough that I could probably make it the first year on the GI Bill alone--(for living costs and extra costs, not putting the GI Bill towards tuition of course.) And I'll be the first to admit the old boy's network makes me a bit nervous (I'm a woman). And I completely recognize that it's easier for me to say "stay your ground" when I'm white. And I also realize how naive it makes me sound by saying we can change the system. With all that being said, I still believe that if enough people want the change and are there to make it happen, then it will. If I happen to be a part of that (and break through the boys network myself) then at least I can say I accomplished something big.
Paper: Your comment had me laughing. I could have picked a few more ridiculous crazes, but I had to laugh at "5th grader". You know, I've only seen that show once, and it proved to me that if I ever have kids, my kids will be RIGHT when they say, "Geez, ma, you don't know anything
« on: April 12, 2007, 11:44:12 PM »
Just so you know Alan Shore, I took a long time to write a response to your reply. For whatever reason it didn't post or it was deleted.
I don't have the energy to rewrite it all. But my major point was that I disagree that everyone has a superiority complex, and in fact, I gave a compelling argument for my belief that the (at least in THIS country) fundamentalist christians have a stronger superiority complex than those with other beliefs.
This atheist (at least tonight) exits the conversation.