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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Vanderbilt...
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:59:12 PM »
3,66, 165, non-urm, complete on 1/21.  not going, but it's nice to have just for self-esteem purposes. Would rather take the money and spend 3 yrs in NO than in Nashville....

Wow, I'm amazed you would pick Tulane over a national powerhouse like Vanderbilt. Your balls must eclipse the sun.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« on: April 01, 2005, 10:40:21 PM »
I've heard New Orleans smells.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American (WCL) or UMaryland?
« on: April 01, 2005, 10:36:51 PM »
If cost isn't a factor I would go to American probably. They just broke into tier 1 too, btw.

As for me? I've applied to the school, and if they accepted me I don't think I'd go. Simply too expensive.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BAYLOR or KENTUCKY?
« on: April 01, 2005, 09:43:08 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.

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At 33, a $150,000 debt from Cornell is something to think about. It isn't as cut and dry as it seems. If this were HYSC, it would be a no brainer, though. Your mom probably doesnt want you to be riddled with debt.

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Choosing the Right Law School / BAYLOR or KENTUCKY?
« on: April 01, 2005, 08:23:35 PM »
I was notified today that I have been accepted to the Spring '06 program at Baylor. I just have to resubmit my application and I'm automatically in. I'm already in at UK for next fall with $9800 a yr in scholarship money. Baylor might offer me some money later down the road, but which school would you choose? I don't particularly like the prospect of living in Waco, TX for 3 years, but at the same time, markets like Dallas and Houston are nearby. Baylor's brutal curve is a bit upsetting as well, although Texas firms might already know this, and take it into account when hiring. UK, on the otherhand, is the premiere University in its state and probably places well everywhere in KY. Lexington is, by all accounts, a neat town that might provide a more comfortable atmosphere, and the University itself is reputable; I would probably end up with less debt as well. What should I do?

P.S. I'm WLed at W&L and Minn; I would go to either if accepted.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Grade Curves
« on: April 01, 2005, 04:57:06 PM »
Wow, thanx for the info. At UK you can make A+'s. Would this indicate a generous curve?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Baylor
« on: April 01, 2005, 04:55:05 PM »
I got Spring accepted today as well. It's a tough choice. Waiting a few more months and then going to Baylor would allow me to save up some $$$. Their BRUTAL curve is a bit of a turnoff, however; at UK you can get A+'s lol. If Baylor offered me some $$$ it would make it interesting.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Grade Curves
« on: April 01, 2005, 03:52:56 PM »
What is a curve and why is it important?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: BarBri Law School Prep Course..
« on: March 31, 2005, 10:14:48 PM »
I'm a 1L now.  I didn't do the prep books prior to law school, but I used the actual BarBri bar review books to get ready for finals last semester.  Tremendously helpful in breaking the black-letter law down to its bare essentials.  Pepper that business with your professor's idiosyncracies, and tests get much easier. 

Can you tell me the EXACT names of the books you used? Their publication date would be helpful also. I'm deciding which type of book to buy.

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