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Remembering back to 7th grade and then 11th grade civics, the logic behind the electoral college explained to me was that the people of the United States were essentially not educated enough to be trusted with a direct choice.  Can anyone really maintain that argument any more?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell Law and DC Placement
« on: May 27, 2008, 11:16:00 AM »
Eh, outside of select neighborhoods in Chicago (and I'm sure this is true of NYC and Boston as well), you can avoid drunks all you want. I've friends who live in Lincoln Park, possibly the most bar-filled locale in Chicago and home to DePaul University, and they don't seem to mind it.

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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: May 18, 2008, 12:06:54 AM »
So here is the question: Is it better to be on the reserve list, on the wait list, to be deferred, or to have heard nothing?

The answer depends on when you applied.  If you applied early and haven't heard anything, that's probably worse than reserve, I'd think.  If you applied at or near the deadline, I'd imagine it would be better not to have heard anything.

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Financial Aid / Re: MPN Question
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:25:17 AM »
Some schools let you cancel parts of loans, or entire loans, if you come into some money via a dead relative, lottery, etc, or if you just plan on living on less.  I know my undergraduate college did.

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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:23:20 AM »
Second deposits have to be postmarked by the 19th of May.  I calculate up to five days for slow west coast mail, and that means decisions will probably be coming around the last week of May at the earliest.

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Cornell has an awesome (or at least awesome-sounding) low income public service loan repayment program, too.  Maybe enough to make me actually consider a job at a place like the ACLU or some other such place. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Science majors: what are my chances?
« on: April 29, 2008, 01:03:47 AM »
well, Cornell is a top 12, and I got in with a 3.56 at a peer school to UPenn when I applied, with a 168.  I'm a humanities major though, so my GPA is unjustly looked down upon.  I think with an LSAT around 170, and some good recs, you have a very good shot at basically anything but Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, which, if your LSAT is really high (ie 175+) you still have a shot at.

By shot I meant "any semblance of a somewhat non-delusional hope." 

Eh, actually probably not.

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Law School Applications / Re: Science majors: what are my chances?
« on: April 28, 2008, 07:39:13 PM »
well, Cornell is a top 12, and I got in with a 3.56 at a peer school to UPenn when I applied, with a 168.  I'm a humanities major though, so my GPA is unjustly looked down upon.  I think with an LSAT around 170, and some good recs, you have a very good shot at basically anything but Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, which, if your LSAT is really high (ie 175+) you still have a shot at.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How old will you be...
« on: April 25, 2008, 09:15:00 PM »
Assuming the law school convocation at Cornell is always in the second week of May, I'll be just shy of my 25th birthday.

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Currently looking for a place to stay in Ithaca.  Right now it looks like I'll end up signing a lease "sight unseen," since I don't think I'll be able to afford the time off from a summer job to go apartment hunting 700 miles away.  Unless, of course, anyone is looking for a roommate.  :)

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