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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Catholic University - where to live?
« on: March 24, 2005, 09:09:25 PM »
A lot of Catholic U students stay in an apt complex called The Cloisters.. I stayed there for a yr while I was in law school @ GW.. The rent was $1450 for a 2br/2ba...

I drove by The Cloisters as I was trying to find my way to the law school the other day (dang DC signs and construction!).  Anyway, I think it was right across from Trinity College/University so it seemed like a quiet area.  $1450 sounds kind of high, though.  Although if you were splitting it with a roommate I guess it wouldn't be too bad., are you going to Catholic?

Hi Matokah!  :)

Matokah -- No problem!  We live outside of DC on the Maryland side, so I'm coming that way anyway.  I'd be happy to pick you up on Saturday morning.  I'll email you!

I visited for the first time last Saturday afternoon.  I had my daughter with me so I couldn't come during classes.  I just walked around inside the building, taking a peek at things, and really liked it.  I was reassured too.  :D  I'm really looking forward to admit weekend to talk with more students and see the rest of the school.  I'm excited!!

On the scholarship -- it is definitely worth a shot!  Let us know how it goes.  I bet most people don't try to ask for (more) money.  And telling them how much you want to go there certainly won't hurt.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Catholic University - where to live?
« on: March 24, 2005, 11:56:01 AM »
I unfortunately will not be able to make to the Admitted Students weekend...I'll be in Hawaii for 2 weeks. 8) Can someone perhaps post here and share their experiences at the weekend?


I hope you're going to Hawaii for something fun, like vacation.  :)  We'll tell you all about it!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Catholic University - where to live?
« on: March 24, 2005, 09:10:21 AM »

If not in D.C., I would stick to the Maryland side... I think the commute from VA would be a lot worse.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Advice for a person interested in LS
« on: March 24, 2005, 08:58:19 AM »
There are positions called "technical specialists" at some IP law firms.  I think they're mainly for people who are going to law school PT or people who plan to start law school within a year or so.  I have no idea what they pay, but it's probably not a pittance -- I think the firms may pay for school as well.  I bet if you could find one of those related to your technical field it would give you a taste of what IP in your field would be like.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any Chem Engineers out there?
« on: March 24, 2005, 08:28:14 AM »
I think you should be in great shape with your top notch technical degree, since that counts equally as reputation in hiring practices. (at least im told). Do you know any one in law school currently with our background?

DC is okay i suppose. I live there now and like it, but i refuse to settle down there. Im headed south where life makes more sense.

164 is pretty good..its what i got and i was pretty happy with it. =]

I hope so.  And doesn't VaTech have a great network in the South?  In my work it seemed I kept running into Hokies, mostly in Virginia and Georgia.  I know of a few ChemE people who are in law school now who were in my class in undergrad, but I wasn't really friends with them.  I believe they went straight to law school from undergrad so they ought to be graduating this spring.

I agree, 164 is pretty good.  It wasn't good enough for Georgetown though.  ;)

rhapsody:  Did you email or call to RSVP?  The main office is pretty helpful in setting up tours and classroom visits.  I'd just call them to see when they've scheduled a tour, etc. (they're pretty flexible).  Since my plane doesn't get in until 12:30, I think the earliest I could feasibly go on a tour would be around 2 or 2:30p.m. (because, with my luck, my plane will be late!).  Maybe we'll see each other on the tour? :)

I did call to RSVP (just me on Friday, me and my husband on Saturday) but they said they didn't know when the program was starting and I've called twice already!  The people I talked to both times were quite nice and said they're going to let us know next week.  I'm planning to go in the afternoon on Friday.  I hope to see you there too!  By the way, what airport are you flying in to?  If you need a ride from BWI or DCA I'd be happy to help out.

BTW, congrats on the scholarship offer!  I don't think I got one, so I decided to be proactive and just ask for one ;)

Thanks!  I wasn't expecting it at all -- I had decided not to go to law school after all -- and when I opened the letter, it was almost midnight and I was about to go to bed.  So then of course I couldn't get to sleep that night!  I hope Catholic does give you a scholarship.  Good luck!!  ;D  Do you plan to talk to them about it when you visit?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Suffolk w/money versus Catholic
« on: March 24, 2005, 07:44:02 AM »
Erapitt is one that comes to mind, and I believe Monkey turned them down too.

Good luck, Abe!   :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any Chem Engineers out there?
« on: March 24, 2005, 07:42:10 AM »
I am avoiding the field because I believe that the transactional end is quite boring (I work in R and D and seeing our lawyers proof and file is very sad), and I am not that interested in litigation (but he absolutely loved it).  I just have other interests, that is all.

Where in the north are you from, karita?  Also, just curious, what other areas of law are you considering?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any Chem Engineers out there?
« on: March 24, 2005, 07:31:36 AM »
Im deciding between Emory, UGA and Tulane w/$$. Eventually I'd like to do in-house for a dow or dupont but that usually requires experience. What are your other choices besides catholic? Where did you go undergrad?

I graduated from MIT in 2002 and have been working for a membrane manufacturer since then.  (Part of the reason I chose ChemE was to be able to get a job in science/engineering with my B.S. and then decide what to do about higher degrees once I'd gained some experience.)  Are you in Georgia now (I'm guessing from your school list)?

For other choices besides Catholic, I would have to apply again next year.  It's a long story, but after I turned in two applications I ended up deciding NOT to go to law school, mainly for family reasons.  But I didn't withdraw my applications because I thought that would really be a waste, I might as well find out who (of the two) would accept me.  GULC dinged me -- 3.3 / 164, should have taken a prep course probably.  Anyway, early this month Catholic sent me a scholarship offer that my husband and I felt I couldn't refuse.  And since I was only looking at DC schools (and UMd), can't take on a lot of debt, and the community at Catholic really appeals to me, I think (hope) I'll be very happy there.

Whew!  Sorry to run on.

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