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Law School Admissions / Re: ITT You Help Wally Network?
« on: May 25, 2008, 09:31:21 PM »
Here's my .02

Something lighthearted I think conveys the best message. Example (which won't exactly apply, coming up with it on the fly)

"Mr. X,
  This is Wally Stevens, we met a few months ago at Event Y chatting about law school and all its shenanegians.  I'd love to pick your brain some more on law school to hear from someone who's been through it already - could I buy you a cup of coffee sometime this week and ask you a few questions?

Hope to hear from you,
Wally Stevens"

I took the line from the guy from the previous post. 

This thread is ironic because last night in the bar I went around introducing myself to everyone just for fun.  Course it could have had something to do with the eight Yuenglings, but hey! networking! (Not the best impression was made I'm sure)

My friend told me that before being hired at a V10 firm, as a sign of his commitment, he was forced to sleep with former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg or William Shatner, the choice was his.   He still breaks into cold sweats whenever a preview for “Boston Legal” flashes across the TV screen.

Ginsberg is still on the Court. Maybe O'Connor?  But then again the title is "Inaccurate" so  perhaps Ginsberg is the better choice here

Law School Admissions / Re: Fordham Application Status Checker
« on: April 28, 2008, 10:46:30 AM »
Anyone else get the e-mail about the priority wait list?

Yes! I was looking all over the board for someone else who got this email!! I didn't even send in my waitlist form and then I got an email saying I was on this priority wait list!  What does this mean?! Anyone else out there get this email, or anyone have any insights?

So many exclamation points!

Law School Admissions / Re: Business cards: yay or nay?
« on: April 23, 2008, 10:36:54 AM »
So business cards = bad thing in a networking, "I need a job" situation.

But good/useful/helpful in an otherwise informal social situation?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Commuting Post 2
« on: April 23, 2008, 08:05:18 AM »
I think there's a difference between being an anti-social a-hole and being a serious hard working student who wants to focus on his/her studies rather than socialize.  That being said, socialization = networking. That's what clubs are for, IMO.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Commuting Post 2
« on: April 22, 2008, 08:51:13 PM »

But it's worth it to live in the greatest city in the world, right? :o


Every other week or so I get the temptation to move into the city. And then I realize how expensive it is, and I give up.  Who knows.  I'm surprised I even picked a LS.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Commuting Post 2
« on: April 22, 2008, 12:37:50 PM »
Definitely not going to have a social life during LS. Don't care. First year = more important than anything to me (and obviously, everyone else). And I can't play pool to save my life ;).

I was thinking about treating LS like 9-5 (i.e going early, staying till 5-6pm or 12 am in the library).

AmericanGunner: Do you live in the Brooklyn area? How would you say rent is? Quality of area?

Anyone in LS right now? When do clubs and socil events generally meet?
Anyone an hour or more away from their LS and still involved?
Or can anyone who lives close speak of the merits of living close?
Anyone have a minor commute and find it easier?

Choosing the Right Law School / Commuting Post 2
« on: April 21, 2008, 08:34:14 PM »
Wanted to get some opinions from people on what they thought the advantages and disadvantages were to commuting (about an hour) compared to paying an assload of NYC rent to be super close to the LS (dorms or otherwise overpriced Greenwich Village apartments).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vandy & Cornell
« on: April 12, 2008, 03:26:57 PM »
I will say this about Ithaca from the few times I was up there (brother went to Ithaca UG)

There is NOTHING there. You literally drive for five hours on the same freakin road and then BOOM! campus. It's depressing.  If you're sort of citified (as in, you like civilization) Cornell will be hell.

Personally, I think you should go to Vandy.  There's something to be said for emotional reasons.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Commuting
« on: April 05, 2008, 08:50:04 AM »
Yea the LIRR monthly card is 248 plus 81 for the metro card.  And I guess factor in gas to and from train station (10 min drive tops). So at least its costing 1316 for four months.
Cheapest place I found close to the LS (and this was a very superficial search) was 1100 for a hole-in-the-wall studio.  I wonder how much the dorms cost.

But still, the point of the matter is that that's one months rent equaling the whole transportation costs for a semester!

The temptation to take out loans to live close to campus is really strong though..

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