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Current Law Students / LEEWES System?
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:10:00 PM »
Anybody have any experience with it? Either seminar or CDs- are either worth it?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:07:14 PM »
Golden Gate-evening program

Current Law Students / Re: 168, 3.6 gpa Rejected everywhere
« on: May 01, 2008, 01:10:15 PM »
Besides the advice on vcontacting the ABA. What is she doing now?
If she can, she might try doing something to show that she has put her past behind her- maybe volunteering with someone like Amercorps or maybe as a volunteer counselor working with teenage drug addicts; especially if she could do such and get a sparkling recommendation from a supervisor. Just some ideas.  And she should definitely cast her net a little wider.. there's some other pretty good schools not far from DC area- George Mason, University of Maryland, maybe even Penn or Rutgers, etc.

Current Law Students / Re: AspenLaw Study desk
« on: April 30, 2008, 06:31:43 PM »
Here's their description:

AspenLaw Studydesk™

AspenLaw Studydesk is a dynamic productivity tool that enables you to create, organize, search, visualize, and display your work on your computer in seconds. Most importantly, it is the only software on the market that creates a powerful digital integration between your materials and Aspen Publishers’ study aids. With AspenLaw Studydesk, you are better prepared and more engaged in the classroom so you can spend less time organizing and more time learning the law. Conquer law school with this one-stop solution for organizing and accessing your law school information.

Briefing Templates to help you maintain a uniform system of case information.
A Legal Concepts database that allows you to connect the legal terms you learn in class to all related notes and briefs you take in AspenLaw Studydesk.
Flashcard and Quiz Wizards that will save you hours of study preparation time.
Word processing and highlighting tools allow you to take notes more efficiently than any other word processor available.
An Outline Management tool to create an outline from your notes with the click of a button.
A Miniview of documents that allows you to scroll through thumbnails of your documents in seconds. Great for searching information quickly during class discussion!
A Course filing system that allows you to manage your information by course and year.
Search functionality that allows you to find Brief, Note, Statute, and Source information based on any information in the documents.
Aspen Publishers’ study aids that integrate with your Search results, Legal Concepts database, and more!

Golden Gate / Commuting from the South Bay
« on: April 30, 2008, 01:19:39 PM »
Looks like I'm going to Golden Gate for the Fall2008, I live and work in the South Bat so I'll probably ride the train into the City and either walk the 6-7 blocks from the train station to the school or take the light rail to the Montgomery St station..Does anybody else have any experience in commuting to zggu from the South Bay either by train or car or other means?  ;D

Current Law Students / AspenLaw Study desk
« on: April 30, 2008, 01:05:11 PM »
Anybody have any experience with this software. Is it worth it, I'll be 1L this fall.

UGPA 2.85
LSAT 152

Accepted: University of Baltimore
Waitlisted: American
Rejected: Santa Clara University, University of Richmond, University of Maryland, George Mason

Ok, I think for now, I'm just going to wait & see what Golden Gate and McGeorge say, chances are I'll stay put in California at least for a while and continue in my current industry, energy, then move into a legal position focused on energy and environmental law which would seem to be a good fit with my experience and background. Right now I'd probably lean towards Golden Gate due to the strength of their environmental law program. I tried Santa Clara but they rejected me and are now suggesting that I think about attending elsewhere, either an ABA school or even a non ABA school, then try to transfer next year.  Though i guess if the right job opportunity comes about soon, I might try Baltimore or American

In at University of Baltimore, waitlisted at American, still waiting to hear from Golden Gate, McGeorge

UGPA is 2.85- BSEE Virginia Tech
LSAT- 152
Also an MBA w/3.71 GPA
and lots of work experience.
As of now I've been accepted to UBalt's evening program and waitlisted to AMerican's WCL.
I currrently live/work in the SF Bay Area so either of these choices would require relocating(I grew up in the Wash-Balt area, so I wouldn't mind leaving sunny Cal behind as I'll probably return to the Maryland area sometime anyway). I'm still waiting to hear from Golden Gate and  McGeorge. I can probably do the commute to GGU- so no relocation or job change needed. Though with McGeorge, I'd have to relocate and change jobs to the Sac area.  I need to submit my deposit to UBalt by 5/1, and won't have a job back there by that time, plus I'm still waiting on GGU & McGeorge who might not have their decisions to me by then;so I guess I'm either going to have to turn UBalt down or see if they could defer me until I can find employment back there(I believe there could be good opportunities for me ther in my field, it would just take some time to get r done). Also, the same holds true for American, if the contact me off their wait list I'm probably going to have to say no until such time as I find employment in the area. I'm hoping that GGU accepts me as this is the easiest transition for me. Is GGU a good choice or would I be better off persuing UBalt or maybe American?

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