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Dude, chill out.  Why don't you actually visit the school at ASW, rather than deciding on the basis of internet hearsay?

This website is not representative of Chicago.  Period.  If you visited, you would see that it's full of normal, fun-loving people with good employment prospects.  Are there a few intense people such as myself?  Yes.  But you're misguided and/or naive if you think that these people don't exist at NYU or CLS in equal measure.  I almost went to one of those schools.

Finally, for the record, Dean Levmore is hilarious, but he does alienate people sometime with his wacky, frank sense of humor.  Just because someone on TLS said that Dean Levmore is a "jackass dean" doesn't mean it's true.  If you actually met Dean Levmore, which you will at ASW, you would realize that he's a funny guy whose sarcasm comes across in the wrong way sometimes.

I'm all for offensive humor, but if the story quoted on TLS was true it was pretty harsh.  Which is why I'm having a tough time believing it, though.

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That's why NYU sucks, Columbia doesn't need to remind people that it is prestigious.  But seriously, this is a purely personal choice (if you are only worried about atmosphere).

NYU 2011 here. Love it here, can't see myself anywhere else. Everyone here is very happy and I've actually heard of or met several transfers from other T10 schools (including Harvard). One thing, for example, that the students generally enjoy is weekly flag football with the usual drinks afterwards. It seems like almost everyone here plays, guys and girls, younger and older students.

On a more personal note, I'm very into live music. I've met a ton of people here who are into the live music scene, something I have heard is hard to find at other law schools.

Anyway, it's a great decision to have, and I wish you the best of luck choosing. It all comes down to where you will feel more comfortable. Visit both, go to the ASDs, and talk to the current students to get the most information you can to make a very important decision. You will get a great education and receive the same opportunities at both schools.

Lol at your attempt.

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Meta Discussion / Re: Why is LSD failing to TLS?
« on: January 01, 2009, 12:03:59 AM »
Yeah I dunno what the deal is.  I started out posting primarily on LSD but then, though I still obviously post here some, moved to primarily posting on TLS.  It's just a more active board, for some reason, and that naturally will continue to draw more conversations to it.

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more like vegetarian with utilitarian leanings.

hot *&^%

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The Thread Starter

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Hahaha wow I literally cannot believe Chicago's dean said that.  Like really, I'm having a very difficult time believing he/she said that. 

Either way, I think in every TLS/LSN poll of this type I've seen, when it comes to overall satisfaction it's NYU > Columbia > Chicago, with the NYU > Columbia thing being a bit more vague.  But the idea seems to be that the students at Columbia are smarter overall (based purely on the numbers, difficulty of gaining admission) and that many of them are there because they didn't get into HYS...which leads to the creation of a "gunnerish" class.  I'm not sure if that's really the case as I don't go there, but I can at least attest to reading a lot more positive comments about NYU over the couple years that I've been looking into law. 

As someone who had a pretty strong shot at both schools but ultimately went with NYU, the perceived level of satisfaction was the main distinction I used when choosing.  Location, which contributes to NYU students' happiness, was my second main distinction.  When it comes to placement in nearly everything, NYU/Columbia/Chicago are about even, so I think subjective factors should come into play. 

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Unless you're a URM a 3.2/167 really doesn't have a shot at the T14, but it's always worth applying if you want to find out.  UCLA/UT/Vandy are also probably out, but you might have a shot at T25 schools like GW and WashU.  Look for schools that place a lot of value on the LSAT. 

If I were you my list would be along the lines of:

Notre Dame
GW
BC
Fordham
W&M
Wash U
Minn
Illinois
UC Hastings
UC Davis

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Economic: 0.25
Social: -3.13

I'm guessing this means I'm barely a libertarian?

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Are you sure that canceled tests count towards the 3 test limit?  That seems strange if they are.  Maybe contact LSAC and explain your situation to see if there's any way to take it in Feb.

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If you're not URM or have something that's really special, t10 is probably out of the question.  But I'd still say shoot an application to Michigan as they seem to be more forgiving for LSAT and your GPA is right up their alley.  Your next best bet in the T14 is probably Cornell, but be sure to apply to schools below these cause those are reaches.

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