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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Utah or BYU
« on: February 22, 2005, 02:37:36 PM »
No, I received my bachelor's degree and master's degree from BYU.  However, I'm very familiar with the law school.  The only reason I didn't apply there is because I wanted to go to law school in the midwest and BYU would have been a reach for me.  I applied to Utah only as a safety, but I never had any real intentions of going.  BYU is an outstanding school and very well-respected nationally.  The fact that you were accepted there means that your numbers are very good.  Too good to settle on Utah.  JMO.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Utah or BYU
« on: February 22, 2005, 02:20:33 PM »
Go to BYU.

1.)  Their reputation is better.  (Utah has been sliding in the rankings and are on the verge of dropping out of the top tier.)
2.)  Their faculty is better.
3.)  Their facilities are better.
4.)  It's cheaper.
5.)  Job placement is better.

I may be a little biased since I went to BYU; however, I do believe that BYU is the better choice.  I do know that the job market in Utah is a bit saturated and coming out of BYU gives you an advantage.  By the way, here's a link to a discussion on the U that I found interesting.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,1304.0.html

 

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very regional

What!?  THE Ohio State University has is one of the top universities in a myriad of fields--including law.  I couldn't imagine going anywhere in the country where they don't know and respect a degree from Ohio State.

i didnt know osu had a ls untill today

Then you're an idiot.  I imagine you finding out about Ohio state in the following manner:
YOU:  "Dude, did you know that there was an actual university in Ohio?"
YOUR FRIEND:  "I've heard that, but I don't believe it."
YOU:  "Yeah, and they supposedly have a law school."
YOUR FRIEND:  "No way!"
PASSERBY:  "I couldn't help but overhear your conversation.  Are you talking about THE Ohio State University?"
YOU:  "That name sounds vaguely familiar."
PASSERBY:  "Well it IS the nation's largest university with top tier programs in medicine, business, and even law."
YOU:  "Whoa.  I want to be a lawyer.  I want to go to Thomas Jefferson in San Diego."
PASSERBY:  "Thomas Jefferson?  In San Diego?"

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do you ever write in plain and complete sentences?  or are run-ons just your kind of thing? geez

It's a message board, buddy, not a research paper.  Geez.

By the way, I find it ironic that you criticize his grammar and do it without capitalizing and in sentence fragments. 

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Look, I don't think it is a primary issue, but I think it is something you should keep in mind.  I believe the way the school treats you during the application process is a good sign of how they will treat you as a student; therefore, if you are having difficulty deciding between schools, it's an issue you may want to consider.

If they don't treat you like kings during the courting period, then how will they treat you when you're a peasant.   

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Acceptances / Re: Scholarships at The Ohio State University
« on: February 08, 2005, 11:50:50 PM »
It felt like forever, but I believe that the scholarship letter came a few weeks after the phone call. The consensus on LSD is that OSU is being stingy. I'm hoping that they're just waiting, and will loosen the purse strings in a little bit.

My scholarship was a paltry $1k, with a $2.5k non-renewable award. Yesterday I received an invitation to a scholarship student's weekend. It includes the same info as the accepted students days, but starts Friday evening and includes two nights at the University Plaza Hotel, receptions with faculty and students, and a banquet in the rotunda of the capital building. My first thought is that they sent the invitation to the wrong person! Surely I'm not worthy if they only gave me a thousand bucks!

I plan to attend, because I figure that this will be the last time that OSU offers me anything for free.

Exactly the same experience for me. $3.5k, with a $1.5k no-renewable award two weeks after the phone call.

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Acceptances / Re: in at case...but i'm still paranoid
« on: February 08, 2005, 06:30:50 PM »
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Wow.  I sent my application in on 11/30 and I am actually quite surprised not to have heard anything back from them yet.  Is there any method to Case's madness?

Would you rather go there than OSU?

No, but I'm still curious why they haven't done anything with my application. 

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Ohio State:  Very good.  Although they took their time requesting my report, they were very prompt in making a decision.  Of course they called me to tell me I was accepted and have been consistent with mailings since then.  Laura in the financial aid office has been very helpful and courteous.

Case Western:  Very bad.  First, I haven't heard from them since I applied--unless you count the mass emails I get from them occassionally.  Secondly, when you accept people via email, don't send out mass informative emails out to them.  That is cruel.  Since Case did the free application deal this year they have been too busy sifting through all the applications to actually show some personality on the phone.  Screw you Case.  Take your free application and stuff it.  I'll enjoy seeing you accept all these people who have no intention of going to your school leaving you with the poor saps who have no where else to go.  

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Acceptances / Re: in at case...but i'm still paranoid
« on: February 08, 2005, 06:13:12 PM »
Wow.  I sent my application in on 11/30 and I am actually quite surprised not to have heard anything back from them yet.  Is there any method to Case's madness?

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Acceptances / Re: In at Ohio State
« on: February 08, 2005, 02:29:50 PM »
So my email account for OSU worked...and mr. paper back writer hopefully will be able to relax now that it does.

Byronic Hero: Are you living in the new apartments next fall? If so, when do you think we should reserve one?



No, I'm not.  I'm married with a child, so the cost of renting a whole apartment for $900+ would break my budget.  However, I did talk to the Dean on the phone, when he called, and he said that you should reserve an apartment as soon as possible.  I believe that if the law school doesn't fill its apartments by a certain date (I'm think ing March ?) then they will be made available to others.  It is really a good deal if you can hook up with a roommate.  The law school is a 5-minute walk from the complex.

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