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I don't have much to say about the subject which can't be summed up with that simple, reductionist statement.  I read a lot of information about law schools, but, when I walked into the buildings, it seemed like most of that information quickly felt irrelevant.

It's the equivalent of reading hundreds of books on Japan and driving into downtown Tokyo.  Which would you think is more effective in helping you make a decision about whether you want to live there?  My point isn't that you shouldn't use the USNEWS as a proxy for reputations and employment prospects, or that you shouldn't check whether the school is located in Ann Arbor or Miami, but simply that all of this pales in comparison to a visit.

Lecture over.  Best of luck with your decisions.   :P

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I'll admit that the posts of some of the veteran LSDers on here have made me guilty about not knowing any ways of finding gainful employment except for OCI and mass-mailing.  Granted, I'm not yet a law student, but I think that it would be helpful to start thinking about the topic.  Should I give out my e-mail?  Buy a rolodex?  Get an expensive photo shoot done and distribute Ricky Gervais-like pictures of myself with a dove?

Let's brainstorm.  Or, at the very least, link to old articles about the subject.

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Studying for the LSAT / Is Musical Compatibility Important to You?
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:11:06 PM »
Women: if you looked at a guy's record collection and it was composed mostly of Shania Twain and the Spice Girls, would that be a turn-off?  What about all metal?  (And I mean HEAVY metal, like Pantera.)

Guys: could you stand a woman who listened exclusively to Celine Dion and Tina Turner?

 ;)

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I'll periodically bump this thread, while keeping track.  I know that we're all excited about attending ABA-certified Law Schools next year, so let's keep this thread as positive and friendly as we can.  If you would like, feel free to elaborate on your reasons for picking your school of choice.

FWIW, TLS already has a similar thread, and everyone over there seems to have a good idea of where they'll end up.

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I'm curious as to how we feel about it, now that many of our options are coming together.  Pending decisions count as disappointments, or default WLs/Rejections at this point, unless you applied really, really late.

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Law School Applications / Bah, Humbug.
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:17:21 PM »
 >:(

Rubbish.

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General Off-Topic Board / Bad Feeling About A Trip? Advice, Please.
« on: March 23, 2008, 04:40:12 PM »
I realize that the question is a little abstract, so I'll ground it by saying that I'm getting cold feet about visiting Boalt.  I generally don't like flying, and I don't have a very good gut feeling about this trip, so I'm tempted to cancel it and move on.  The school would be in the running if they weren't so frugal, almost as a matter of policy, with scholarships, and I wasn't so intent on matriculating at the best ranked school which accepted me.  I mean, what's the point?

What would you do?  Trust your instincts?  I can earn another two days worth of income at work.

Has anyone had a similar experience with a trip?  How'd it turn out?  I try to trust my instincts whenever possible.

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General Off-Topic Board / Any Thoughts on Chicago, the City?
« on: February 29, 2008, 10:46:44 AM »
I've heard it described as everything from a "dead workers' town" to a thriving metropolis where people are almost as hip as their West/East coast counterparts.  I guess that makes it no different than any other major town, as evidenced by my own vitriolic anti-NYC trolling.

I'll visit soon enough, but I'd like to hear some thoughts from people who live(d) there about what makes Chicago attractive, why it's so cold, and which neighborhoods are nice.  Do you prefer it to NYC?  How do the two cities compare? 

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Law School Applications / I Regret Sending a Preemptive LOCI
« on: February 24, 2008, 08:15:58 PM »
 :-[

As the days go on, I feel slightly worse about it.  It wasn't as convincing as it could have been, and I made a spelling error in the LOCI, so it might harm me in some way.

Moral of the story: everything in its right place, no fluff.  All of my "Why X" essays were catastrophes, as anyone who read my Why Michigan will tell you.  Either put your maximum effort and brilliance behind it, or don't do it.   

*sighs heavily*

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General Off-Topic Board / LSD D-Dubbers Unite!
« on: February 22, 2008, 07:15:40 PM »
Regardless of what anyone says, I'm proud to be a d-dubber, just like troublemaker and possibly Stotan.  You were either here or you weren't, and post counts are precious.

<-- Wishes he could delete threads as well.   :o

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