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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT- Discuss How You Kill Time at Work
« on: July 09, 2008, 11:04:32 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


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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.   :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 08, 2008, 08:51:49 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.
Agreed?
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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 06, 2008, 09:58:14 PM »
I have heard different things.  I think Villanova places slightly better but that could be a function of the relatively high number of Temple students who choose to go into public interest (which could also stem from the lower tuition/more generous financial aid.)

I chose Temple, but I was waitlisted at Villanova.   ;)  I still would probably have chosen Temple due to financial considerations.  But in absolute terms, I think the schools are pretty much equal and it's a matter of which is a better fit for you in terms of lifestyle and cost.

my biggest regret this cycle is not applying to Temple. I applied late and missed the deadline. I got into Villanova but it just wasnt for me. But I would have attended Temple in a heartbeat though. So I guess I'll cast my vote for Temple.

Lakers, will you be going to law school this fall, or are you reapplying? 

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Minority Topics / Re: 3.1 165 reg hispanic chances
« on: July 06, 2008, 02:10:50 PM »
hi I am a female regular Hispanic ( don't fall into mexican-am or pr category) with a 3.1 ugpa at top 5 school and a 165 LSAT score. What are my chances at a t14 school? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

I am Puerto Rican/female and the affirmative action boost is MUCH lower even for Mexicans and Puerto Ricans than it is for blacks.  I did not believe this when I started applying, simply because you get such a strong boost for undergard, but it is the case.  For other Hispanics, it is even less.  I think you have a shot at T25, but not T14.  I agree with deedeeleigh, you have a chance for T14 if you bring it up to 168.  :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 06, 2008, 02:07:09 PM »
I have heard different things.  I think Villanova places slightly better but that could be a function of the relatively high number of Temple students who choose to go into public interest (which could also stem from the lower tuition/more generous financial aid.)

I chose Temple, but I was waitlisted at Villanova.   ;)  I still would probably have chosen Temple due to financial considerations.  But in absolute terms, I think the schools are pretty much equal and it's a matter of which is a better fit for you in terms of lifestyle and cost.

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Long Island to Philly.  In terms of mileage that doesn't sound so bad, but it is time consuming and expensive because we have to pass through some of the most high-traffic, toll-heavy areas of the country!!

Crimea River.  That's not even 100 miles.  Get real.

Oh wait - I just clicked on your LSD link.  I was thinking you were going to Penn.  I wouldn't move 100 miles to go to Temple.  I don't think I'd even move 10 miles to go there.

OBTW, the reason the tolls are so high is you have to pay to get out of Jersey.  There's a high demand for that.

Was I crying?  I was stating, correctly, that it is high traffic and high tolls.

FWIW, I like Temple.  But the fact that you are insulting my school with no provocation, and making fun of another school in your avatar, tells me that (wherever you may be going to school) all of the T14 degrees and Biglaw salaries in the world can't change the fact that you are a feminine hygiene product. CONGRATS!!   ;D ;D ;D  I went to an ivy league undergrad and never met someone who would make unprovoked, elitist comments so you are in relatively exclusive company.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Happy 4th of July!!
« on: July 04, 2008, 10:57:26 PM »
YAY! Happy Independence Day, Happy Birthday America! (and happy birthday me!)

Happy Birthday to you as well!  :)

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Long Island to Philly.  In terms of mileage that doesn't sound so bad, but it is time consuming and expensive because we have to pass through some of the most high-traffic, toll-heavy areas of the country!!

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General Off-Topic Board / Happy 4th of July!!
« on: July 03, 2008, 06:19:41 PM »
Happy 4th (in advance) everyone!!!!  (This is coming early since I know a lot of people will be off work/on vacation.)

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far.  :)  Let's all have fun this weekend, and hopefully take a second to reflect on our great country.  :)

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