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Law School Applications / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:13:07 AM »

W&M

Texas in state or Georgetown full tuition

Texas

Oregon or Washington

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Law School Applications / Re: Tier 3 with full ride or Tier 1 with no money
« on: December 15, 2008, 11:24:20 AM »
Fools.  I was in-state and an Iowa UG and got no money :(  So sad.


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Law School Applications / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 15, 2008, 11:15:55 AM »
SLU

Iowa or Loyola-Chicago

Is this a joke?  Iowa.  And it's really not close.

Wisconsin or Illinois.

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Can you talk about what your average weekday and weekend day look like?  I just got admitted on Friday and I'm interested to hear how things go.

Thanks,

Claude

I mean, being a law student anywhere is going to result in a brutal schedule, and right now is obviously worse.  Also, I'm a bit of an anomaly in the hours that I tend to study best (early mornings and late nights), so I'll go with something more typical than my own in that respect.  Average weekday people probably get here around 8 for our 9am Torts class, some people will get here earlier and finish the day's briefs.  After that its 11am Contracts, sit around for awhile in the courtyard and eat lunch with people and either Prop or Legal Writing in the early afternoon.  Classes are generally done before 3, and most people stay in the library until 6/7ish and are done with the next day's work, provided there's nothing special to be done.  So I guess it's not really that brutal, but maybe I'm understating it.

As for the weekends, unless there's a memo or exam or something, there's not really a problem going out on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Sometimes that means going out on the Loop, sometimes going to someone's place, it sort of depends.  Saturday I generally spent watching college football and getting grocery shopping, etc. done.  Sundays I'd do laundry, watch some football and spend from like 3 to 9ish (with some breaks) in the library getting whatever I could for the next week done so as to cut back on the amount of time I'd have to spend there on weekdays.

If you want something more specific but less applicable to the general student, I could lay out my actual schedule.  Also, this is just my approximation based on my friends of a more normal person's schedule.  Maybe yongsoo can verify how legit it is.  Either way, based on my friends back at Iowa, it seems like the schedule's pretty similar across schools and is going to be affected more heavily by how important grades are to you personally.  I probably put in more time than the "average student" I laid out above, but that's partly because 1) I'm a horribly inefficient studier and 2) I was a slacker in undergrad and am trying to work extra here to make up for it.

Hope that was somewhat helpful.  Like I said, if you want anything more specific, I'd be happy to provide.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Adderall-Law school finals/studying
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:36:33 AM »
I've heard of getting concessions for the LSAT, I don't know about law school exams.  I wouldn't be surprised if you could get more time if you'd registered with the school's SDS, but I wouldn't really be surprised if you couldn't either.

I've been diagnosed since 1st grade (hence being on LSD when I have my Ks exam in three hours) and I've always thought the whole time concessions thing was a bit ridiculous, especially for those who are already medicated.  Time is such an integral part of what makes both the LSAT and law school tests so tricky, it doesn't seem to me that ADD justifies the advantage that comes with having more time.

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Law School Applications / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:30:26 AM »
Loyola

Cooley-Lansing or Cooley-Grand Rapids?

It's still Grand Rapids, and it's still not close.

Mizzou or SLU

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If "boys" is okay because "boys" and "men" are both humans, then why isn't "chicks" okay because both "chicks" and "female homo sapiens" are both animals?

because the latter is dehumanizing, presumably.

i once knew a lefty feminist who used the term "chicks" to refer to women.  it confused the living hell out of me.

I'm a lefty-ish feminist-ish person.  I think taking your husband's name is sexist.  I think a lot of marriage-related traditions are sexist.  I think a lot of the ways that men speak to and about women are sexist.
 
And I use the term chick all the time.  My dearest female friend, a greater leftist and feminist than I, is not offended by the term.  I found it interesting that the lecture I got about using that term was from a man.

Chick is just old-fashioned slang.  I wouldn't recommend someone speak that way at work, but I see nothing wrong with saying "this chick I met ...." 

I certainly wouldn't put chick in the same category of "offensive" as a lot of the words I see used for females, e.g. b-i-t-c-h, ho (or is it hoe?), whore, female private part.  People use those terms all the time.  The first two are even used when someone isn't intending to insult women.

If a man's most un-gentlemanly attribute is referring to women as "chicks," I'd say that's a pretty great man (or boy, or guy, or dude).


So tell me more about this expectations of how we the men ought to behave.
Well you're probably kidding but - where to start?  Your gender needs a lot of work. 

Let's be honest...they're both pretty terrible at this point.

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Law School Applications / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 14, 2008, 11:43:01 AM »
Georgia

Cooley Grand Rapids campus or Cooley Aubrun Hills campus

Grand Rapids, and it's not close (?)

Regent or Liberty

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Law School Applications / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 14, 2008, 02:26:34 AM »
Michigan

Vanderbilt or UT-Austin

Vandy

Nebraska or Denver

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