« on: August 24, 2005, 08:13:32 AM »
Thanks...i'll swing by a bookstore today.
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« on: August 23, 2005, 12:32:01 PM »
Wow, congrats to all of you that have been doing all of this summer prep...haha I just finished LSC and thought I was doing alright.
Question...I have about a week until the beginning of classes...anything out there that worth reading and finishing before the beginning of the semester?
« on: August 10, 2005, 05:19:17 PM »
Completed the drive from Colorado to Maine a few days ago, now unpacking/repacking for the final backtracking from Maine to Boston this Saturday. I have been driving so much that I wake up in the middle of the night with my hands at 10 and 2.
Well speaking for your realistic choices, these seem to be very strong picks and I would assume excellent chances at being admitted to them all. If you are seriously planning on applying to that many realistic or "target" schools, I would not apply to three safeties, particularly DePaul and Wayne. I would think American would be enough in this situation. However, if you are still feeling like you need some assurance, apply to as many schools as possible through EA and then wait as long as you can for the safeties before applying. Most EA applications get answered by mid-December and you can plan accordingly. Also, find some more middle ground schools for safeties. You are making a big jump down for what your numbers represent...
I think what 3ML is saying is that when applying to T14 schools, especially with borderline numbers, it pays to not limit yourself. AdComms might be looking at very different things when they accept someone. You might be denied at Duke, but accepted at UPenn...there is no universal standard. My advice to you would be to follow what 3ML said...apply to most of the T14 and see what happens so you will not have any regrets later.
« on: August 09, 2005, 07:18:23 PM »
well JD, I went to undergrad in the Boston area and grew up in Maine, so I can speak pretty well to the topic of northeast winter clothing.
First off, don't worry about the temperature ratings of the coats. I am guessing you are looking for practical clothing so you don't get cold, not literally freeze to death. Skiing, snowmobiling, igloo construction...well yeah, perhaps a very cold temperature rating would be necessary. I am not sure running from the T to the library qualifies...excluding homelessness of course.
With that said, I have always liked coats that are very versatile (here comes the fleece). A lot of outdoor/sporty winter jackets will have a zip-in fleece which is incredibly handy. Most days a fleece and a sweater are more than sufficient, and if it is a really nasty day, you can throw on the outer shell. I'm not sure what material each is made of, but both of the companies you listed are well-known for their quality, especially LL Bean. I'd also take a look at Columbia, and North Face for general knowledge and then you can find more specialized companies if that suits your fancy.
Speaking of which, I think I am going to look for a new coat myself. My fleece has seen better days.
« on: August 08, 2005, 12:52:24 PM »
I'm not going to attend BU, but I am curious as to what year you are and what you have been doing for work over the summer and the degree of difficulty in getting hired.
Hey BigTex...haven't seen you posting lately but I remember when I first joined this board you were very helpful and friendly.
I remember hearing things about the "BigTex incident" but I never had the specifics until now. Has this been discussed on a thread on here? I searched but there were way too many posts from you to find anything specific soon. Either way, there are very few posters on here that I would believe more than BigTex, so those of you that doubt the validity of this should probably reconsider.
« on: August 05, 2005, 01:52:11 PM »
Wow. I am not going to even get into the BU/BC thing, because there will be no end to it.
First off, I will be attending BC, so consciously/subconsciously I am biased. With that said, the final three schools that I picked between were BC/BU/GW, and I visited them all.
The major decision for me was between BC/BU, and since the OP already crossed BU off the list, I won't even go into that decision process (its posted somewhere). Between BC and GW, there are several major issues that popped up as important to me assuming you don't place a great deal of importance in the difference in ranking.
First would be location and regionality. While both of these schools are great and have excellent reputations, they will not quite have the mobility of say a T14 JD. Where they are has a great deal to do with where one will work after, ie Boston or DC. Nothing wrong with either city, just a matter of preference.
The second is the class size. GW has roughly (and I am reaching into my memory here) 500 students in a class, whereas BC has 280ish. A matter of preference here as well.
As for facilities, I found them both to be very comparable. I believe you have seen BC, so expect about the same caliber. The major difference is that GW is in the city and walking distance to major buildings/sights, while BC is essentially on the fringes of the suburbs.
Of course I have other reasons as well, but these are some of the more basic, somewhat factually based factors.
I feel the same way nubova. Although I would have definitely enjoyed the "T14" prestige, BC has everything I'm looking for and in a city I really like and want to work in. Perhaps if I had never become all wrapped up in the LSAT/GPA/Rankings game, I wouldn't even be concerned with the idea of the T14 to start with.