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Christians, christians, christians. 

It's actually entertaining to hear some "christians" speak about themselves as a group.  It's even funnier hearing them speak (some of the fundy christians) about catholics as if they were the bane of their precious existence.  I guess the fact that catholics are in deed christians escapes them. 

My biggest problem with the current fundy christian mentality running through the high offices of this country is the superiority complex the belief seems to create in these people that makes them so adamently believe all other faiths (or nonfaiths as the case may be) are inferior.  This is precisely the kind of mentality the framers were trying to avoid.

But...I do have to note (small disclaimer) that I say "some" christians because I have met a few without these hardened views of superiority over every other person on the planet.  Some are actually my friends, and some are even my family.     

Well...FWIW...and IMHO if you want to "change the world" you'd be better off without the religious chip on your shoulder I'm sure a school with distaste and intolerance of others with opposing views will push on you. 

I personally would rather jump off of a building than sit in a class with a 10 minute introductory prayer to the constitutional law class--I'm sure 1st amendment discussions there are truly stimulating.  (smell the sarcasm, please)

I won't even touch on what a PP said about the school's beliefs...I'll just get angry.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: This semester, "D" is for Diploma
« on: April 10, 2007, 07:42:55 AM »
I had a 5 page essay due last wednesday and guess when I did it?  On wednesday.  I can't seem to help it silentswirl...I feel the same way...I have the "itch" or "senioritis" whatever you call it.  I was starting to get scared I was just getting sick of school (not good for the future law student) but I think it's this place and the fact that we're oh so close to getting the big "D".  (I've been working towards that big "D" for 10 I REALLY can't wait for May!) 

I have a paper due tonight and haven't started yet...and if I don't jump in the shower in the next 5 min, I'll be late to my first class.  Ugh.  So not motivated this semester.  I had hopes of bumping my gpa up all I care about is graduating. 

Will law schools drop you if your gpa goes down on your final transcripts?  They don't do that, right??  :-\

anyone calling the 1st Amendment a "lie to the left" --especially working in government, can be presumed to have zero intelligence.  I don't care where they went to law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgia State and Atlanta
« on: April 10, 2007, 07:27:14 AM »
I live in Atlanta and am likely to attend GSU PT.

City of Atlanta:

For a big city, COL is really cheap.  $800K buys you a MTV Cribs quality house in a country club.  $350K buys you brand new one bedroom high rise condo in Midtown.  Compared to Manhattan, L.A., and Chicago, it is cheap.  Gas price and foods are relatively cheap.  Atlanta and its metro area is quite large with plenty of things to do in various neighborhoods.

Many Fortune 500 cos. are located in Atlanta (Coke, Home Depot, UPS, Suntrust, Newell Rubbermade).  Also, many biglaws are in operation in Atlanta. 

GSU Law School:

It is in an urban setting in middle of downtown almost next door to state Capitol.  Campus is comprised of many buildings (not a traditional college building but rather like an office buildings) scattered across downtown Atlanta.  However, the law building is in the heart of the campus.  GSU absolutely is a commuter school.  There really is not much of sense of community at GSU (I got my undergrad at GSU 3 years ago so this is strictly based on my own experience).

It is my understanding that top GSU grads get jobs at big firms (Alston & Bird, King & Spalding, etc.)  I am not really sure what happens to the others.  However, I know many GSU grad attorneys working for large corporations, big 4 accounting firms, and small to mid size local law firms.  Many in-house counsel at the company I am working for (fortune 100 co) are GSU grad.

GSU law is really underrated IMHO.  GSU places its top grads to biglaws, LSAT ranges are only 2 points or so below UGA (ranked 36th), its bar passage rates are usually higher (or on par at times) than UGA and Emory (see  Maybe this is because the law school is relatively new (since 1982) and GSU undergrad program as a whole is still ranked as 4th tier national university.

GSU law just acquired a large building from Suntrust and this building will be occupied by the law school and the business school (well respected even to USNWR's standard)

I have been told that this year's entering class won't be taking classes in the new building.  However, by the time I graduate, I would imagine that the new building will help GSU climb up in the ranking.  Currently, GSU sits at 82nd, up from 97th in 2007 rankding.

Plus, tuition for resident is really really cheap. it is less than $8K per year.

I'm waiting on one other school, but so far, I think Georgia State is where I'll end up (unless I get accepted at the other school)  Have you made a decision about GSU yet?

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 09, 2007, 05:59:32 PM »
Congrats everyone!!!

In at Oregon if I could just hear from a few more.... :)


I made a 153 and also got into Miami. If GPA and other things are strong enough, you may can overcome a lower LSAT. So, I would apply anyways, even if a little never know what will happen!  ;D

On the flip side of that, I got a 158 and got waitlisted at Miami.  Of course, I applied late (at the deadline) to all the schools I applied to (which I know limited my chances to some schools). you guys, I also got into T2 schools...Georgia State and Penn State.

And I'm SO glad I decided to go for it and apply instead of sitting a year out and going through it all again next year!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Health Insurance?
« on: April 04, 2007, 11:02:27 PM »
I second the COBRA recommendation.  I went ahead and got on Aetna's individual plan (I'm unemployed at the moment) only because I didn't feel like switching again once I'm at school...but if you are only going without for 2 months, COBRA is the way to go.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 04, 2007, 10:25:28 AM »

In at Houston via email!

I was starting to think I wouldn't be getting any more love from schools, despite still having 8 schools (including my big safety and FOUR Texas schools) left. It's nice to have the option of staying in my hometown if I wanted to! Will be interested to see if there is any $$ in the mailed letter, though this late I'd be very surprised.

EDITED to add: My status checker never changed, it still says "file in review." Also, I get a certificate error now when I log in, so that might have something to do with it? Or not.

Congrats Silent!!! choices are GREAT!! Good Luck with the decisions!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgia State and Atlanta
« on: April 03, 2007, 09:18:13 PM »
Thank you, that actually helped quite a bit!  I am definitely leaning towards GSU over Penn State, but the fact that I won't have an opportunity to visit was (and still is) making me hesitant about the school.  I've looked at housing costs and have found some reasonable places around the college, and I'll be bringing my car, so that won't be a problem. 

Thanks again!

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