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Law School Admissions / Re: BU applicants: a heads-up
« on: March 14, 2008, 08:09:35 AM »
I got an email from them telling me the DC they received was blank. I had to call my undergrad school and straighten those clowns out.

Hahaha!  Are you serious?  Maybe they used invisible ink.

Law School Admissions / BU applicants: a heads-up
« on: March 14, 2008, 08:05:06 AM »
I sent my application to BU on 1/15 and still hadn't received notification that my file was complete, even though my undergraduate school confirmed that they sent the dean's cert within a week of when I sent my application.  No big deal, I thought, since they hadn't contacted me to say my file was missing anything, and besides, it seems from LSN that lots of BU applicants seem not to know when their files went complete.

But curiosity finally got the best of me, and I called earlier this morning to make sure everything was alright.  I gave the woman who answered my name, and she said my file was incomplete.  I politely told her that my school did confirm that they sent the DC, and she put me on hold for a minute or so before coming back on to ask if she could call me back while she looked into it.  She called less than an hour after I first spoke with her to say that my file was now complete and that she was passing it on to the Admissions Committee.  She was helpful and polite, especially considering how many calls any law admissions office is getting right about now.

The moral of the story, BU applicants, is: if you're even a little concerned about whether your application is complete, it doesn't hurt to call.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: A poll for the liberals
« on: March 13, 2008, 10:09:44 AM »
I think you're rather purposely extrapolating too much from the poll.

In other words, if I (or others) say it's a "no-brainer," you're just masturbating intellectually to show that "No! This is most certainly a brainer if I ever saw one!"

Occam's Razor.

Put it in other words: choose between a disease wiping out your entire family, or wiping out millions of people you've never met on a continent most sadly feel is inferior to our own.


Is this directed at me or someone else?  Regardless, I don't think anyone was insisting on the "brainer-ness" of the question.  What I was getting at when I ribbed goaliechica for assuming that it was a "choice A, of course" no-brainer was that for others, including me, it might in fact be a "choice B, of course" no-brainer.

That said, goaliechica, you made me realize an assumption I made in deciding my answer.  You're right to point out that Roe v. Wade could be overturned and abortion could still be legal.  I took "keep roe v. wade" to mean "abortion remains legal" and "lose roe v. wade" to mean "abortion becomes illegal".  So to me, the question seemed to be one of eliminating a pressing societal problem (poverty) versus guaranteeing an individual freedom (abortion).  Therefore, I picked preserving the individual freedom.

There goes my productivity...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: A poll for the liberals
« on: March 13, 2008, 09:29:40 AM »
I'd be awfully surprised if anyone sincerely votes for b. This is a no-brainer.

Consider me the outlier in this no-brainer then.

FWIW, Temple also seems to have some programs and partnerships abroad that would be really beneficial if you're serious about international law.

Law School Admissions / Re: GULC waiting...
« on: March 13, 2008, 07:23:34 AM »
I applied 1/10 and I went to decision as of yesterday on the status checker... I'm looking forward to adding it to my rejection letter pile :-/

I applied 1/14 and went complete 1/23.  Not yet at decision.  Feeling obsessive, I looked through all the apps on LSN that went complete in January (about 140) and then counted how many didn't have decisions yet (19, or about 15%).  I'm guessing we'll hear pretty soon.  Their status checker does say that it "typically takes 8 weeks" for a decision from the date of completion, and LSN seems to bear this out.  Eight weeks is 3/19 for me - a week from yesterday - so my stomach is churning.  Hang in there, everyone!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Good restaurants in Philly.. help!
« on: March 12, 2008, 08:51:25 PM »
i guess like 20-30 a person?

My fellow Philadelphians will kill me for going straight to the easy answer, but you could try the Continental or Continental Midtown, assuming you can get a reservation.  It's in your price range and fits neatly in the "funky American food" category.  It's also one of Steven Starr's restaurants (

I'd also recommend Valanni (mediterranean-influenced), Mixto (Cuban and other Latin American fare), Jones (another Steven Starr place), and, though I haven't been to it since new owners took over, Astral Plane (vegetarian-friendly, at least in its previous incarnation).

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Good restaurants in Philly.. help!
« on: March 12, 2008, 08:41:34 PM »
How much money are you looking to spend?  I could rattle off a million restaurant names...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Boston College 2011
« on: March 12, 2008, 11:00:26 AM »
cosmo, I'm beginning to think you're ramping up the I-really-want-to-get-off-the-waitlist-at-BC comments in the hopes that their adcomms will read them, figure out who you are, and let you in.  ;)

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Rutgers - Camden
« on: March 12, 2008, 09:34:12 AM »
Is temple's campus THAT bad?

No. The part of town to the north of Temple is bad; Temple's campus is quite safe.  People greatly exaggerate the crime at Temple and in Philadelphia generally on this board.  If you go to school here, you're not going to live in a bad neighborhood unless you choose to, and whatever campus you're on is probably super safe.

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