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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How is Loyola- New Orleans....
« on: January 21, 2005, 07:43:57 AM »
I lived in NOLA for about five years (ug/masters at Tulane) its a different kind of city..there is crime but you learn really fast. I was a bit shell shocked at first but I have tulane friends here (Chicago) that were held up at gunpoint and never had an issue there, I was b***h slapped by my cell phone my jr. year and my best friend was b*** slapped by her mugger with her purse and stole her clothes...anyway, just keep your guard up and use common sense. And...Miss Mae's...ha....I love 24 hour bars...I'll spare you the story of my formal date getting mugged with a fork....Loyola has a great reputation in Louisiana and I had several friends that went there for law school and enjoyed it. Great area, great town. Good luck

I think the fact that the town was rough around the edges is actually part of its lasting charm, as far as I'm concerned.  But then, I love dive bars and all kinds of people, not to mention always having something interesting happening (not that being held up at gunpoint or being mugged is 'interesting')


No it was forkpoint...not gunpoint.....NOLA is part of me and I don't regret living there. You are so right about the foreign country down there, it really is a whole other world but N'awlins has a great culture, rich history, lovely parks etc....I am going down in April for a wedding and I can't wait. Good luck, you have me all excited now about my second home. :-)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How is Loyola- New Orleans....
« on: January 20, 2005, 07:40:48 PM »
I lived in NOLA for about five years (ug/masters at Tulane) its a different kind of city..there is crime but you learn really fast. I was a bit shell shocked at first but I have tulane friends here (Chicago) that were held up at gunpoint and never had an issue there, I was b***h slapped by my cell phone my jr. year and my best friend was b*** slapped by her mugger with her purse and stole her clothes...anyway, just keep your guard up and use common sense. And...Miss Mae's...ha....I love 24 hour bars...I'll spare you the story of my formal date getting mugged with a fork....Loyola has a great reputation in Louisiana and I had several friends that went there for law school and enjoyed it. Great area, great town. Good luck

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New Orleans. fun city?
« on: January 20, 2005, 05:26:19 PM »
If you want a calmer environment (down south) I'd try Emory, SMU, Wake Forest, or Vandy.......


Agreed, I went to ug/masters at Tulane and some days I loved NOLA and other days  I hated it...its really dirty and you have to love drunks turning up on your lawn but I really enjoyed it down there. Great food down there though...mmm....

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Tulane and Miami
« on: January 20, 2005, 05:14:29 PM »
Les bon ton roulez

The good tone you roll.

It's actually: Laissez les bons temps rouler. Let the good times roll, which makes no sense to any francophone outside of Louisiana.
You are right...I realized that after I wrote it...there is a bar down there that we called Les Bon Ton.....

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Tulane and Miami
« on: January 19, 2005, 09:57:58 PM »
Where did you bar tend in NOlA?? Congrats on Tulane, you have to go back if you went there undergrad and swipe a pack of gum for me at the book store, they owe me. Les bon ton roulez!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 18, 2005, 08:59:09 PM »
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Ha!! Tulane is holding mine hostage too!! I still owe them money...they only released one to LSDAS. They invited you to a fundraiser? Whoa...they must have higher hopes for you. Where are you applying?? Your post made me laugh...Jones is now the Latin American Studies building...

No, no, no.  I just got a call from an undergraduate fundraiser the other night.  I was so startled to see someone calling me from the 504 area code that I picked up.  Next time, I'll check Caller ID more carefully.

And this..

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So Tulane doesn't like to accept their own alum. to their law school?


frightens and irritates me.  True, I did my undergrad elsewhere, but being an alum is basically the only reason I'm applying there.
I think they tire of the undergrads first so I'm sure you're fine. I'll be sure to not answer any 504 calls!!! Good luck!!

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Learning Disability??
« on: January 17, 2005, 03:50:39 PM »
I am so glad to hear these stories, I was getting so discouraged. I wish I could get a  166. I have many processing disabilities and super duper ADHD which I finally decided to get treatment for last year (which makes my life alot easier) I wrote an addenda explaining I can exceed  my lsat score and my college transcripct demonstrates this. Its just been such a fight with lsac and I don't need untimed but a few extra min. wouldn't hurt either. I am hoping a good p.s and my addenda will overcome my numeric status. I also sent in all my documentation to show that I did study for six months but my score does not reflect that. Anyway, keep the stories coming and hopefully soon I will have good news to share here :-)

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Don't let THE MAN get you down!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Experience vs. LSAT and GPA
« on: January 14, 2005, 11:43:34 AM »
That's true. I'm just a lil' bitter due because I know I slacked of in UG.  If I could go back now I would kick ass. It really angers me, but I have to move on.  At least I have the good WE.  I mean what environmental law classroom wouldn't want an individual in their midst who has real life experience.  I'm hoping to get that across in my PS.
Hey have you been to a law school forum yet? I went to one in Chicago in the fall and let me tell you when some schools heard I wasn't a college student (uh going on six years now....good lord....it makes me sad to see that in writing) they went bananas and plied me with materials. Northwestern also is hard core about we and I wish I have heard from my schools yet to give you a happy ending but I don't have a great gpa (its in line with my UG but its not great) and I have a really crappy lsat score (that's a whole other ball of wax) but I wrote all the optional essays, wrote a pretty darn good p.s and submitted an addendum as well. Good luck!!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Whose ready to jump the mail man???
« on: January 14, 2005, 11:28:09 AM »
You know what else sucks? Coming home last night and the mailbox was crammed of law school stuff...a fat envelope from Madison, a skinny one from UVA, a big one from GMU (that I didn't apply to or request anything)....NOTHING but crap....these schools need to learn that sending out envelopes of any sorts that does not contain ACCEPT/REJECT info may cause early death...I can't take it anymore.....ahhhrgh.....

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