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Law School Admissions / Re: Best in state
« on: June 25, 2008, 08:56:53 AM »
Hahaha oh riiiight!  NYU.  :)

I was focusing so much on trying to remember the upstate schools and the T3/4s haha.

Law School Admissions / Re: Best in state
« on: June 25, 2008, 08:47:55 AM »
State:  New York

1) Columbia/NYU
2) Cornell

3) Fordham

4) Cardozo
5) Brooklyn
6) St. John's

7) SUNY Buffalo
8) Syracuse
9) CUNY Queens (I know it ia T4 but people usually go there for a specific purpose, and it is so cheap, so I think in the NY hierarchy it deserves to be above the rest of these schools.)

9) Hofstra
10) NYLS

11) Albany
12) Pace

13)  Touro

(Am I missing any?  That's all I can think of.)

Edited to include NYU!  haha.  Geez NY has a lot of law schools.  I can't believe they are thinking of opening more.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Realistic free time during 1L
« on: June 25, 2008, 08:44:11 AM »
FWIW, one of my 3L tour guides at a law school said that some people actually do better when they have a low stress job.  It forces them to be more structured and organized about time management.

I'm really sorry botbot, that is horrible.  :(  Losing my school's scholarship is basically my biggest fear.

Battling school administrations can be tough and scary, I definitely sympathize.

It is actually laughable that McCain has that many votes placing him on the far right end of the spectrum.

I thought that too.  I'm not seeing him pushing for nationalization of our industries and banks to fight the godless chinese quite yet.

Yeah, I'm really disappointed too. I have been a big McCain supporter for years, and when he won the nomination I was like "Finally, a Republican that Democrats will be able to support since he is a moderate!". I mean, how can the Democrats not like (even a little) a Republican who is disliked by the hard right conservative establishment as well as Rush and Hannity. I mean, sure I didn't expect them to support him but I also didn't think they would start calling him a hard-right fascist so quickly. Ugh, I guess to most Dems anyone with an Elephant button is Fascism Incarnate.

I was a Rudy supporter and that's basically what they did to him so I'm not surprised.  He was in a lose-lose situation.  To the far right he was a "baby killer" and to the left he all of a sudden became a right wing fascist.  It was only a matter of time before they did it to McCain (who I must admit I'm no fan of, but he's not a right wing lunatic.)

It is actually laughable that McCain has that many votes placing him on the far right end of the spectrum.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: My take on the first year of law school
« on: June 20, 2008, 07:32:06 AM »
tag.  That was very helpful.   :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple's location?
« on: June 20, 2008, 07:22:22 AM »
I visited last June.  Admittedly, it was after classes were out, but it made me think "commuter campus".  Nobody seemed to live within walking distance -- they all lived in nicer parts of Philly that were some distance away.  That makes the campus less of a central location or focus.  May not matter to you, but that was definitely a negative to me.

I know what you mean; the extent to which you want a "campus feel" is definitely a factor to consider.  I went to a very isolated, rural school for UG and I was ready for city life.   :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Multiple Seat Deposit Warning
« on: June 18, 2008, 08:22:57 AM »
This pisses me off to no end.

I guess these bastards don't like it when the table is turned?  Some schools left me waiting for 9 months on a decision, but I can't give myself a little extra time to pick between offers?

Note:  because I wanted to begin planning my life, I withdrew from the school at which I put down a deposit the second I received the better offer.  If I wanted to wait until June 15th, there is no reason why I should not have been able to.  I withdrew out of consideration for people on the WL and because I wanted to begin planning my move.  If the schools can't get their f-ing decisions out in a timely manner, why the hell should we??

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple's location?
« on: June 18, 2008, 07:53:31 AM »
I will be going there in the fall.  It's bad, but a few things:

1)  The immediate surroundings are very safe because Temple has its own police force that is one of the biggest in the entire state of PA.

2)  Housing is more affordable in Philly than in other east coast cities so you can live in nice neighborhoods and still not be very far from Temple.  It helps that there is a bus/train/subway station literally right in front of the school.

3)  No one I spoke to seemed to have experienced any problems, but they do not recommend living in the North Philly neighborhood.

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