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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GW bound...
« on: April 06, 2005, 03:38:17 PM »
Doomsday is October 8th, out in Front Royal. Where are you getting married? I'm glad to see I'm not the only insane one getting married in the middle of 1L.

We're not sure whether we'll do the honeymoon in December or just a shortened one for a few days in October...remains to be seen.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GW bound...
« on: April 06, 2005, 03:16:47 PM »
Name's Matt.

Actually guys, I am going to be in town this weekend. I've gotta travel for work to Houston all next week, but I'm flying out of Dulles Sunday in order to be down in NOVA to do wedding stuff the following weekend (cake tasting, aww yea). I'll be getting down there by 8pm or so on Friday, so either Friday night or Saturday whenever, I'm for meeting up with both of you if it's doable. Let me know. I'll PM you both my phone & email.

Ed, I bet it's still worth it to go for IP law if that's what you're interested in. You can still do patent litigation, just not patent prosecution, I believe. As for my work, I'm finishing up one of those rotational operations management programs at a Fortune 500 manufacturer of electrical products. You know, supervision, manufacturing engineering, Six Sigma, SAP, buzzword, buzzword, etc...

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George Washington.

Big ups to DC.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GW bound...
« on: April 06, 2005, 12:47:31 PM »
Wow, that's really funny. Mwo, where do you work? I'm from NY originally, but I live in Bridgeville (and have for the past 9 months) and I work down in Washington County. Let me know if you're up for getting a drink sometime & shooting the *&^% about the upcoming years.

Matt

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / GW bound...
« on: April 06, 2005, 07:41:54 AM »
...and I chose it over Cornell & BC. Call me stupid if you want, but I felt that it was the best fit for me as far as location, $, interests, and family situation. I'm very happy with the decision - we'll see what I feel like in 3 years, but hey, it feels good to know.

Who else is headed to GW?

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Where should I go next fall? / GW versus Cornell: The Showdown
« on: April 01, 2005, 09:32:12 AM »
From reading xoxo, here, and the various admitted students boards, it seems a number of us have the same decision to make - George Washington or Cornell. I am curious as to which way everyone else is leaning who has this call to make. This is the way I see it.

Advantages for each:

Cornell: Rank, "Intellectual community," class size, cost of living, facilities, academic rep, overall university name

GW: IP program, things to do, immediate legal market, job opportunities for significant other

Personally, I am still waiting on the full financial packages from both, but I already have some guaranteed $ from GW, so that is also a major draw. In addition, since I am looking for patent law, that's another edge to GW. I've visited both places and was very impressed with facilities, students, & faculty. What are everyone else's thoughts?

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Denials / Re: Penn Ding
« on: April 01, 2005, 09:16:19 AM »
Got my rejection yesterday too, after being deferred back in December. Not too surprised, either. Oh well.

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Denials / Re: GW Ding...F them.
« on: March 14, 2005, 01:26:45 PM »
Mason is well regarded by a number of firms in the DC area, and not so highly regarded by others. It seems to be an excellent school with excellent staff, but the environment just seemed sterile to me. What I took out of visiting there was that it would be a good place to go to part-time, but not necessarily full-time. The price is very inviting...although for you, Laura, Pitt has that going for it too.

Too bad their basketball team sucks and will lose to Pacific. Go 'Cuse!

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Denials / Re: GW Ding...F them.
« on: March 14, 2005, 07:43:02 AM »
Hey - I'm in/near Pitt too, down in Bridgeville working for the next couple months before heading off to law school. I have been very impressed by GW, and am most likely headed there.

As for the Pitt thing, laura, I'm sure you'll do great there. I know a guy from my gym who lives in Upper St. Clair who has done very well there at the same time commuting back and forth to USC and coaching JV basketball.

I'm quite surprised you didn't get into GW with a 3.71/163, when did you apply?

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This thread is beautiful. I agree with so much that the OP had to say, even though his use of hyperbole was a bit much. There's a lot of truth to what he says. I went to a strong engineering school for UG, and there were a lot (I mean, A LOT) of tools. Some of them aced their classes, some of them did not. I went out a lot, stayed in sometimes, had a great four years, and came out with as good grades and as good a job as any of them. It worked for me. It doesn't work for everyone.

You can view college or law school as a simple means to an end ($), or you can actually enjoy it as an experience in your life. Be involved in different things, social & extracurricular. Make some friends. That's why I think the incredible posturing that goes on here and xoxo about YOU MUST GO TO A T14 or you're not worth it is crap. Do I think all JD's are worth it? Hell no - just like MBA's, some are watered down, worthless pieces of paper.

If the OP is Rush Limbaugh & Sean Hannity, and the tools & gunners are Al Franken & Michael Moore, then I am the rest of America - somewhere in the middle, laughing at the jackasses on both ends of the spectrum. Lighten up.

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