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I work as a software engineer on a *very* well known application, my job has really flexible hours, casual atmosphere (I'm wearing flip flops and a t-shirt), and pretty good pay (55/year).  It's also got kick ass benefits and some really cool co-workers.

So why am I unhappy with it?

I took a part time job designing the AI algorithms for an upcoming PC/XBox game, now that is fun.  It also pays well.

Tell me again why I am leaving all this for law school?

I'm getting confused about my future again :(

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is GW definately better then BC/BU?
« on: March 11, 2005, 01:16:26 PM »
Wow, I must say, this thread is EXACTLY what I was looking for.  I know that I want to specialize in IP / Patent Law, and I know that I want to work for an international firm (private sector) and eventually live and practice in Europe.  I am also making the BC/GWU decision (although, it is possible GWU may not pan out as an option).  Where would Cardozo fit into this mix?

Any thoughts on opportunities to work abroad based off of either of these schools?  I know that while I am in the US, I want to live in the Northeast.  Any knowledge about BC's London program or GWU opportunities abroad?  I studied abroad at University College London, and I cannot WAIT to get back.

Also, if anyone wants to talk about this more, feel free to shoot me an IM.  I'm a software engineer, so I'm online at my desk all day...bored out of my mind ;)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Reality check on salaries
« on: March 11, 2005, 11:06:29 AM »
I have a little perspective on this, I believe.

When I was applying to undergrad, I wanted to go to the school with the highest ranked engineering program possible.  Why?  At the time, I thought it was for the reputation of the program and the things it would teach me (which I assumed to be better than a lesser ranked school).  I ended up going to Iowa State instead (A top 25 program at the time).  Now that I have graduated and have a job, what have I learned?  The guy sitting next to me at the software company I work at went to Harvard.  The guy behind me, Rice.  Two desks over there is an MIT grad and a Georgia Tech grad.  Cornell and Stanford are around the corner.  We all have the same job description, we all make the same salary.  However, I graduated at the VERY top of my class, and they *could* have graduated far lower in their respective classes.  What I am certain of is that the end result is the same.

Where does this fit in?  I believe it's going to be a similar occurance with law school.  I am pretty upset that I didn't get into Stanford or Boalt, but I can't say it was unexpected given my LSAT.  But, I do know that if I end up at Boston College, and bust my ass like I did during my undergrad, the result is going to be the same again - I'll get the job I want.

The moral of this is that the school may open more doors to BigLaw or wherever you wanna go, but you have to do the work to walk through it yourself.  Therefore, I guess going to BC doesn't make me fear getting a great job after school.

Wait List / Re: BC/BU Waitlist
« on: March 07, 2005, 04:08:29 PM »
I have absolutely no idea.  I just had a congratulatory letter from BU, and I had previously received a wait list letter.  I'd read you the details, but the letters are all with my parents because that is set as my perm. mailing address.

I'll trade ya for a Duke or GWU admit ;)

Wait List / Re: BC/BU Waitlist
« on: March 07, 2005, 03:53:10 PM »
I got off the BU waitlist a few days ago ;D.  Now I gotta get myself off the GWU waitlist :(

deferred at UMinn.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is it over with Duke?
« on: February 25, 2005, 03:33:49 PM »
Haha, I'm on the ass-end of this thread with my stellar 162.  Thank god I applied to the joint program with computer e, I'm hoping that they don't have a ton of ppl applying for that ;)

Acceptances / Re: Duke -- Joint Degree Programs
« on: February 25, 2005, 12:07:04 PM »
Well, it may make sense in my case as you said.  My strengths definately were not in what I would consider to be typically tested LSAT areas.  Ya ya, logic is all the same, but I apply that logic much better in a technical environment.

Either way, your comment made my day :)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is it over with Duke?
« on: February 25, 2005, 12:04:52 PM »
By Zeus's beard!  I hope not :(  I applied to the joint MS Computer Engineering / JD and haven't heard back.  In fact, I emailed a status check yesterday and they said that no decision has been made.  At least it wasn't a ding ;)

Acceptances / Re: Duke -- Joint Degree Programs
« on: February 25, 2005, 12:00:13 PM »
I applied to JD / MS in Computer Engineering program at Duke.  Emailed them yesterday about status, they said no decision had been made.  My app went complete 11/13/04.  Go figure.  This could be good news given my LSAT.

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