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Today, I finally told people at the school where I teach that I am going to law school and will not be coming back to teach next year.  I am so used to discussing stuff on here with people that I forget that most people really don't know anything about law schools!  Here's some of the reactions I got when I told people where I had applied and who I had heard from so far:

"Penn?  like Penn state?"
"Why didn't you apply to the University of Baltimore?  It's a really good school."
"You should really consider Catholic.  They have a great law school."

So I smiled, and made small talk.  But then I felt kind of elitist.  Oh well..

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Law School Applications / Re: GW money begins!
« on: February 25, 2008, 06:10:03 PM »
well, I hope those of you who doubt the postal service are right!  Maybe I'll get something in the mail in the next couple of days.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW money begins!
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:30:18 PM »
I live in Baltimore, so while I suppose it is possible that something sent Friday wouldn't be here yet, I doubt it takes more than 2 days for a letter to travel less than 50 miles.  Although the post office has lost things for me before...

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Law School Applications / Re: GW money begins!
« on: February 25, 2008, 04:28:33 PM »
I didn't get anything, and I have to say I am surprised.  I know my GPA isn't great, but I thought my LSAT would get me at least something.

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I don't have senioritis, because I've been out of college for a while.  But I am kind of tuned out and focused on next year, which is unfortunate, because I'm a teacher and the school year isn't over until June!  I feel bad about it because I think I'm not putting as much into my lessons as I have in the past.  It's not like I don't do anything with my kids, but I'm more inclined do just do the same activity that worked last year rather than try something new... oh well, I just have to keep trying to stay focused and involved with my students.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:00:24 PM »
I'm interested in child advocacy and civil rights law, and the way they overlap.

I'm also interested in gender and sexuality law.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 22, 2008, 08:28:52 PM »
grrr... april is so far away!  I hope it's early april at least - some schools I applied to have deposit dates of april 15, and this is definitely a factor that will influence my decision!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Help me with my admissions dilemma!
« on: February 22, 2008, 12:23:15 PM »
I think the most important thing for you to consider is what you want to do with your law degree.  What kind of job do you want to have?  Where do you want to live/work?  If you are okay with living in the city that the T4 school is in, and the T4 school has a good local reputation, it might be a better choice for you.  However you have no guarantee that you will be at the top of your class, even if it is a lower tier school.

If you know that you are going to want to practice in the city you are now, I would go to the first choice school, even though it will put you $80,000 in the hole. Remember, if you go to the lower ranked school, you'll be competing for jobs with people who went to the higher ranked school.

It is a tough decision but you have to really look at the long term side of things.  Good luck!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 22, 2008, 11:27:31 AM »
I applied for the toll public interest scholarship, but I don't know anything about how/when they notify people.

anyone have any info to share about this?

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For the December test, my score didn't come until 6:57pm.  From the time I got home from work at 3:15, I was checking compulsively for almost 5 hours!

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