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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:58:14 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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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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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 06, 2008, 12:07:09 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 06, 2008, 12:00:56 PM »
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, 08:57:26 PM »
YAY! Happy Independence Day, Happy Birthday America! (and happy birthday me!)

Happy Birthday to you as well!  :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 04, 2008, 12:46:38 PM »
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, 04:19:41 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Is Anyone Else REALLY Bored Before School Starts?
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:09:51 AM »
I'm sure I'll be missing this boredom once first year is in full swing.  But right now I am mastering the art of sleeping with my eyes open at work.

Only 10 actual work days left for me though!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT- Discuss How You Kill Time at Work
« on: June 30, 2008, 06:21:59 PM »
In no particular order:

1) LSD
2) Bed Bath and Beyond or Ikea for furniture for my new apartment
3) Drudge
4) Perez Hilton/gossiping with my coworkers
5) I guess a little bit of work.   ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 10:37:56 AM »
I could see Webb joining Obama.  I think McCain would win if he could align with Huckabee.

I second the Obama/Webb ticket.  I was shocked to see the new GI Bill he drew up (in a good, kind of speechless way) and generally like his no BS attitude.  However, I disagree with the McCain/Huckabee ticket being a winner.  McCain is only doing as well as he is (which state by state shows not very well) because of independent voters somewhat split between McCain and Obama.  You throw Huckabee in there and it will motivate the base a little more, but drive away those independents who are tired of the religious right.  The base really hates McCain, which is a huge problem for him since he's going to need to be able to find a way to pick someone who'll motivate them without driving away his independent voters.  I don't know if such a balancing act can be accomplished.

The base is no fan of Huckabee either.  He is pro-life/anti gay marriage, but on any issue that he actually has the potential to influence he is no conservative.  He has a long record of tax increases, he feels that it is a "biblical obligation" to fight global warming, and he called people who backed a bill requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote and receive certain social services "un-Christian and un-American."

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