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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: still on waitlist!
« on: July 11, 2008, 02:02:33 PM »
Hang in there guys. I got in off a WL today. With $18k/year.

lucky...  congrats!

Thanks. In a way I'm totally excited and in a way it's thrown my neat little plan up the air. I hae to decide by Tuesday. At least they only gave me 3 days to waffle.

re: poker. I hate it. It's not fun. I feel useless when I play, regardless of how much I make. It's not social or stimulating (I play online) and it doesn't do poo for a resume I wouldn't think.

I think it's quite a conversation piece, actually. I look at resumes all day long and love to see quirly stuff like that. Granted, I don't work for a law firm.

I think I just lust after any job where you can wear pajamas/don't have to wear pants. (wait, but not a stripper) All of this to say, I know you're bored and I know what that feels like but you'll really help yourself by applying nice and early with your new score.

Everyone says to take a year off... but I've been doing nothing for the past 6 months. I quit my job, moved to Colorado to ski, and have been a professional poker player (don't laugh, I prob made more in 2007 than I will any year that I'm an attorney) so the idea of getting a $10/hour job to fill in gaps in the resume is not appealing at all. And I think I'm just excited to start law school- I don't want to wait anymore (I'm 24, I know it's young, but still, I'm bored).

What happened to poker? Can't you sit out a year, apply with your new score and make bank in the meantime?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-B or Tulane?
« on: July 11, 2008, 12:11:00 PM »
LSN knows more than any group of individuals on LSD...  If you have a choice between the two, IU-B seems to be a more solid option.  Their admissions department was top notch.  The recruiting, career services, and alumni I spoke with were very helpful.  I don't have a similar opinion of Tulane.

My opinion happens to be directly contrary to this person's opinion, for what its worth.

You'll want to do a little investigative work on your own and formulate your own opinion.

I got in today off the Indiana WL with slightly better numbers.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: still on waitlist!
« on: July 11, 2008, 11:10:46 AM »
Hang in there guys. I got in off a WL today. With $18k/year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU 2L taking questions
« on: July 11, 2008, 07:35:59 AM »
I'd love to go to school in NYC, but I have always lived in the 'burbs and not used to living in a city. I'm not too worried about it, I'm just uninformed about what to expect with housing, etc. I have a longtime girlfriend and three Jack Russell terriors. Many have suggested Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx and commute in. Does NYU offer housing to grad students? What would be any other advice you have to the country mouse moving into the city?

Yeah, NYU has two buildings that it houses law students in - D'Agostino and Mercer.  D'Ag is the less expensive (but much smaller) of the two.  Mercer is newer (and generally nicer).  D'Ag is located (too) close to the law school's main building, and Mercer is a short five min walk away.

Finding an apt in Manhattan, especially if you're not familiar with the place, can be a huge pain in the ass.  Many, if not most, find a place through a broker, which means you pay an upfront fee of 15% of your first year's rent.  You could also go through Craigslist - a small handful of friends have found places this way.  If you are unwilling to give up the dogs (and the girlfriend), I would definitely recommend Brooklyn, which will give you more room for less money.  Queens might be a bit far, but if you don't mind the commute, it's doable.  I know a few people who commute from Jersey, and they seem pretty happy.  That said, I must emphasize how convenient it was to be close to school (but at the same time, it can be hard to feel like you're ever leaving the place). 

Sidenote - the remark about the girlfriend was a joke - believe it or not, a good handful of NYU students keep their pre law school significant others around.

haha, yeah we've been together for a while. She may be my fiance by the time I get to school. Thanks for the advice. How long would you estimate a commute would take from the other boroughs?

Timmy - Whenever I hear you talking about you SO, i wonder if she reads LSD and if she knows the ring is coming.

On topic, my LSAT tutor was a 2L at NYU and lived in Astoria (Queens for the country mice) and was happy with it.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: URM Status
« on: July 09, 2008, 02:27:27 PM »
In response to the 10%, it is just a guesstimate. I just figure that I do identify with Latin Americans...The admissions people don't seem to have a problem with it...Im not trying to be deceptive like the numbnuts you linked me to, I'm putting all the facts out there to the AdComms saying here is what I am, is this acceptable to say I am a URM? Berkely says yes...If I can get into a T14 or T25 with my stats claiming URM, I have no problem if they have no problem with it. Personally, I feel it is a tad bit exploitative, but hey AA is a rather exploitative concept in itself.

Of course not, you're what we call a twofer. You'll up their diversity stats and not hurt their numbers. Two for one. Why would they have a problem with that? It's all about numbers baby.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 09, 2008, 02:19:53 PM »
Another question for the day:

How many days left before you quit your job???

TWO FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!1
 :D :D ;D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :o :o :o :o :o :) :) :-*

I'm still debating. I know, man up and decide. I'm thinking next Friday.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you find sexy about girls?
« on: July 09, 2008, 12:21:31 PM »
not mock handicapped, forrest.

Has someone been keeping a tally of the people who have attempted to insult Julie by challenging her command of the English language? I would love to know where that's at. Hell, I think even I've done it back in my n00b days. :D

I'd also like a tally of people who seriously thought the upcoming LSAT would be the best test ever.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:44:00 AM »
1650, Nebraska to Berkeley and we are doing it in two stages. We drove our car out over 4th of July weekend which was a NIGHTMARE. My dh started his job today out there and is subletting a room. I flew back to Nebraska yesterday and then am driving out with a Uhaul right before classes start because our student family housing isn't available until the first day of orientation.

I do not recommend driving through the desert without a/c btw. Or driving in a panic the whole time worried about vaporlock because of bad gas/ethanol mix. Or having to drive at night so that the fuel didn't vaporize. Not good times. Or being stranded on the side of the interstate. Or being stranded anywhere in Wyoming. Southern wyoming is the SUCK. And driving the last leg on Sunday, after a three day weekend, from Lake Tahoe to Berkeley. Stop and go the whole way.

Just when I think the cost of movers was a little indulgent, I remember the hell that is moving yourself!

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