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Choosing the Right Law School / In at Brooklyn!
« on: March 16, 2005, 03:36:32 PM »
I'm in at Brooklyn! Right after visiting the campus too.

Does anybody know how they notify about scholarship money? Would it have been in the email they sent me or could it be in the formal packet that comes later? Any input would be much appreciated. I saw a number of people on LSN with similar numbers who have received awards, so I'm curious.

May 1st is my last day. And I can't wait. Living rent free in NYC all summer long.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: JUST GOT THE EMAIL! SCORES ARE IN!!!
« on: March 04, 2005, 11:45:32 AM »
I got a 164, lower than I expected, but it should still be enough to tip the balance at the schools where I'm on the fence.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern Law
« on: March 02, 2005, 01:02:51 PM »
My little FYI:

You may find while searching for an apartment in Chicago that a company called ICM Properties may let you bring dogs into any of their apartments.

DONT RENT FROM ICM PROPERTIES! They are seriously terrible...their apartments all look nice when you see them but are just cosmetically covered up over major major problems. My interaction with them in getting out of my lease helped point me in the direction of going to law school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS
« on: February 24, 2005, 10:28:39 AM »
I haven't ordered it yet...but from law students and attorneys I've talked to as well as PLS, it is HIGHLY recommended.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any 1L Comments on PLS2 ???
« on: February 21, 2005, 02:40:45 PM »
BAFF-- it is more than just practice exams and studying BLL. Only doing those two things will not help you transition away from the memorization/repetition side of studying that almost all other forms of education rely on. The overall process of PLS is designed to help you create what AF calls a 'lawyerlike analysis' -- the elusive thinking like a lawyer.

I bought Acing Your First Year of Law School and think it sucks. But that's just my two cents. I think the brevity is NOT a good thing.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Primer Methods (for prepping)
« on: February 21, 2005, 02:36:58 PM »
I just ordered all the E&E's except Crim, and ordered the three books Delaney offers on his website. I also ordered the Second Restatement of Torts and Contracts (And I must say, the ALI really needs to get its act together regarding its website. Their order page isn't even encrypted, they give you an option to have them 'call you' to get your credit card info. If it wasn't the American Law Institute I would think this was really really shady.)

I am incredibly excited to start prepping. Honestly, I don't even care if it ends up being useless once I get to LS, but I doubt that will be the case. As you can guess from my order above, I'm doing the PLS approach essentially. I know there's been a lot of debate about AF's trustworthiness or whether or not the proscribed methods are in fact effective, but his suggestions do seem to make a lot of intuitive sense to me. And either way, like I said, I find I actually enjoy reading this stuff, so no harm no foul either way.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Appealing!
« on: February 19, 2005, 08:56:58 AM »
I think appealing/reconsideration is really only worthwhile if you have a substantial change in your admissions profile that has a reasonable chance of changing the outcome of your admission. I called GW and Fordham after taking the Feb. LSAT and asked them to reconsider me because I was sure my new LSAT score would be a lot higher than my old one (I'm thinking around 10 points higher). They were both quite willing to do so and said they will review my application in March once the new scores come in.

Whether this will work at all, who knows? But they sounded immediately more interested in reconsidering when I mentioned that there would be a substantial change.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Breaking News...US News Release Date
« on: February 17, 2005, 01:28:35 PM »
If you have never enjoyed the glory that is Old Style, and if you are still drinking PBR like a sucker, I pity the fool.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What are cool areas to live in Brooklyn?
« on: February 17, 2005, 07:06:32 AM »
Williamsburg is such a long trek though. And I don't know what you're talking about Park Slope being basically the suburbs--have you been there recently? My brother and a bunch of my friends from undergrad live in Park Slope/Prospect Park and I think it's one of the best places to live in Brooklyn.

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