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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Atlantic Monthly or Harpers?
« on: January 26, 2005, 11:16:09 PM »
I'd second the suggestion of going with The New Yorker.  I can't take Harpers seriously.  So many of the articles seem to be written by completely intellectually dishonest partisan hacks.  My roommate subscribes and I remember reading an article in Harpers the week before the RNC took place, in which the author attempted to refer to and insult/dismiss speeches given at the RNC.  It was pathetic.  The author obviously assumed the article wouldn't go to print until after the convention took place.  I lost any and all respect I had for the magazine at that point.  I don't know how the editors did not catch that giant mistake is beyond me. 

Anyway, yeah get the New Yorker.  Lots of good political commentary and reporting, and plenty of interesting cultural articles and profiles.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Big Law to Public Interest Career?
« on: January 26, 2005, 11:08:15 PM »
So, I'm sitting here trying to strategize about possible career paths and was curious what others, in similar situations, might be thinking. 

Right now my plan is most likely to try and take a Big Law job straight out of law school, and slave away for a few years to pay off what I expect to be monstrous debt and perhaps establish some sort of financial nest-egg.  After that, I'd like to transition into a public intersest work of some sort (or political/governmental perhaps.)

Ultimately, public interest work of some sort is where my passion is and what I want to do with my career, but I'm a bit hesitant about taking a detour through Big Law to get there.  Anyone else thinking about trying this sort of path? I guess the other options for PI work are: (1) Go to the school which will offer the least amount of debt or (2) Try and make the most of the school's LRAP.  Any thoughts?

Acceptances / Re: PENN
« on: January 26, 2005, 05:31:37 PM »
Yep, Regular Decision and I wrote the Why Penn? essay. 

Oh, and congrats to cleach as well!

Acceptances / Re: PENN
« on: January 26, 2005, 05:12:43 PM »
Eeek - me too! Just got the email a few minutes ago! I'm pumped, as Penn is one of my top choices!

Ah, this decision is gonna be tough.

Acceptances / Re: In at U of South Carolina
« on: January 26, 2005, 01:06:28 PM »
Heh, heh. Don't worry, having been born and raised in Pennsylvania I have no Southern dignity or heritage to be impugned. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Penn apps up ...
« on: January 26, 2005, 01:03:16 PM »
My feeling is that alot of the T14 schools are going to be seeing an overall increase in applications, but that's because people are simply applying to more and more schools each year.  I'd would venture to guess that there may be a good bit of movement from waitlists to acceptances this year becasue of that.  The lesson?  Stay active on the waitlists at schools you're interested in. (duh)

Acceptances / Re: In at U of South Carolina
« on: January 26, 2005, 11:59:05 AM »
My sense of dignity has been impugned by y'all yankeeees, and I challenge y'aaall to a duuueel. 

I just graduated from USC last month  ;) Columbia isn't that bad of a town, and I've enjoyed my four years here but I'm definitely ready to move on out of here and head back north a bit.  The only places I'd consider living this far in the deep south are Charleston and Savannah - both places are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: EFC . . . aaargh!
« on: January 26, 2005, 12:09:01 AM » EFC = 0. I wonder if I did something wrong....or maybe its just b/c I'm a poor recent graduate with no income or savings to speak of.

Same here.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is this 'networking' or just lame
« on: January 26, 2005, 12:00:40 AM »
Use every potential connection you've got.

Acceptances / Re: Villanova
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:58:09 PM »
I'm still bitter at Villanova over my undergrad rejection 5 years ago.  Congrats on the acceptances though!

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