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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT: Would you rather?
« on: July 14, 2008, 09:52:19 AM »

Would you rather:

Take the LSAT naked and have 5 points added to your score or just take it normally.

I would rather just take it normally!

Would you rather:  Be able to eat anything/as much as you want and not gain weight, or drink as much as you want and not get sick/hungover?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 13, 2008, 06:45:42 PM »
I have only been with my firm for a year and a half.  It has been love/hate at times, but I know I will look back and miss it.

Bump!   ;D  I had forgotten about this until I saw it mentioned in another thread.

Has anyone ever compiled a "Best Of?"

Law School Admissions / Re: Teach for America as a soft factor
« on: July 11, 2008, 07:30:54 AM »
I think you could get a T14 with a 3.3/170-175, just not HYS, and maybe not Berkeley since they like high GPAs.  You can check LSN for more specifics though.  And of course throw in some T25 to be safe.

Law School Admissions / Re: List of free applications
« on: July 11, 2008, 07:17:37 AM »
I believe Washington and Lee is free.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 09, 2008, 07:14:29 PM »
7 more work days!!!  My last day is next Friday.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT- Discuss How You Kill Time at Work
« on: July 09, 2008, 09:04:32 AM »
Work is rough today... I am really hungover (Partying with friends before I move away). So I am trying to appear as busy as possible, but actually sleeping. Any ideas?

Keep a random excel file open on your computer.  Then read anything that will keep your mind occupied (news, gossip columns, whatev) and when you hear footsteps just tab over to the excel file.  That's what I do.   ;D

I'm sorry if this is somewhere on this board, but I don't see it obvious anywhere... is there a general guide for law school application process and the proper etiquette and rules? For example, a couple questions on my mind...

I understand that during the application process, there's a bit of "negotiating" for scholarships. Is this correct? It's proper to ask for more money?

What other sort of letters do people commonly send during the application process? I hear that people waitlisted commonly send "continued interest" letters. This is true?

If anyone can recommend a good resource to learn these sorts of things, it would be very appreciated. Thank you.

Hi Convicted,

Browsing past posts will answer a lot of these questions (that's how I figured it out.)  Ivey's book is good.  My best piece of advice is regarding your first question:  Always ask for more money.  Even if you feel you don't deserve it.  If they already accepted you, you have nothing to lose by asking.  It can never, ever hurt.  I did not send any letters of continued interest (LOCIs) because I did not remain on any of my waitlists.  But I would imagine it is almost critical to getting off a waitlist that you send one.

Good luck.   :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 08, 2008, 06:51:49 PM »
These are my conclusions based on the info I've gathered on this site:

1) Temple and Villanova are equal in terms of employment prospects within the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
2) Villanova places better than Temple outside of the Pennsylvania area (particularly DC and NY).
3) One should attend Temple if you have in-state tuition, otherwise, they are equal.
4) Villanova is located in a much better location.
The first 3 are more measurable than #4. Location is really a matter of preference. I'd wager that the crime rate in Nova's neighborhood. COL living is higher. Bland, white 'burbs aren't my thing but hey, different strokes.

Agreed.  I would say that their locations are *different*, and which one you prefer is a matter of personal fit.

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