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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UPenn/GULC PI Scholarships?
« on: March 25, 2008, 04:50:42 PM »
ditto! It's such a long shot for me, but a PI scholarship at either place would seal the deal!

Even over Boalt?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UPenn/GULC PI Scholarships?
« on: March 25, 2008, 01:35:10 PM »
Anyone have any updates? I'm getting antsy, esp with ASWs this weekend!

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Law School Applications / Re: In at Yale!
« on: March 24, 2008, 02:28:16 PM »
The thing about Harvard vs Yale UG is meant half in jest, and half seriously for the following reasons: college, to my mind, is much more about quality of life and associated stuff. Harvard UG seems far less student-friendly in the ways I mentioned than Yale does (yes, lack of benches on the main quad means that people can't/don't congregate there, merely pass through on their way to class, etc.), and to me, that's a Significant Point of Difference between the two schools, since college, I think, you're there for more than the degree. Law school, on the other hand, = vocational school, and things like that become less important.

I will say that I mentioned that I knew/of Sophie because I was very well acquainted with her admissions cycle, as was anyone who happened by the Yale post office at any point from fall 2006 to spring 2007--I mean, we all knew she wouldn't seriously consider GULC, but to throw out the whole acceptance package right there in the post office? Man, that's cold. (I am mostly joking, haterz.)

Anyway, I stand by my point that YLS does not necessarily mean more personal attention or more lively discussion due to its small size, that to pick it over HLS for those reasons seems to me to be poor decision-making, and that 0Ls should consider more than this when choosing which of the two to attend.

For instance, one could consider, if one were so inclined, the fact that New Haven is awesome and Cambridge sucks. In my opinion, this is more true than "YLS is small/personal/lively, and HLS is too big/cold/impersonal."

Again, to reiterate, the size thing is something that HLS hears a lot about, and for all its faults, I really don't think that's one of them as it impacts the student experience (or rather, doesn't). It certainly does impact its ranking, but if you're choosing between YLS and HLS based on rankings, I feel no compunction in stating that you're an a-hole and should go somewhere I'm not.

Well how bout this for drama -- not only do I know Sophie...I LIVE with her!

...and tonight we're going to talk about how creepy you are.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UPenn/GULC PI Scholarships?
« on: March 20, 2008, 04:50:33 PM »
any word on other people getting the GULC email? have they been rolling out or what?

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Law School Applications / Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« on: March 13, 2008, 10:32:03 AM »
so...if i'm "dropping by" the admissions office, do i need to dress up? can i just wear jeans?

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Law School Applications / Visiting without an acceptance
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:55:48 AM »
My number one choice is very far from where I live, but I am going on vacation nearby and was planning on dropping in to see the school. I have not yet heard a decision (and am nervous this will jinx me!), but I am really passionate about attending the school. Does anyone have any experience with this or recommendations about things I should/should not do? Should drop by the admissions office and let them know i'm there?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UPenn/GULC PI Scholarships?
« on: March 11, 2008, 01:24:41 PM »
anyone else get the gtown PILS finalist email?

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Law School Applications / Re: Ask AdmissionsConsultants
« on: March 06, 2008, 01:58:10 PM »
I have not heard from Stanford and have been complete since November. It is definitely a long shot with my LSAT, but I was wondering if I should send a preemptive LOCI. I did this at other school with great success, but am worried because i've been waiting so long that a waitlist might be coming my way and then I will have nothing additional to send.

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so this is kinda a weird question, but living in new york i have become pretty aggressive about apartment hunting. i am visiting berkeley next week on thursday and friday (i can't get to asw). should i begin looking for apts i find off of craigslist now?

in that vein, do any people who are graduating or moving (like london bound jd...) have studio or one bedroom apts that they like (and aren't overpriced or dirty)that have leases that begin in august sometime? i was thinking i could talk to a managment company about taking over a lease before the place goes on the market, so i don't have to worry all this summer (and get screwed with my rent). maybe pm if you have a place?

thanks again for all the advice and help!

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tag ont eh housing question. when do i need to start looking for a place? would an apartment outside of walking/biking distance be a bad decisions? where do most people find roomies? and what is the best location(s) if im looking on craigslist (i don't have a lot of time at my work or anything...)?

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