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Law School Applications / Re: Where can I get in?!
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:40:41 AM »
I had similar numbers and exceptional work experience. I only got into one school outside of my target range. :-\ I did get a lot of money from schools when other people with my numbers did not.
  You have a decent shot at Wake. UNC might not be impossible, but it's probably fairly unlikely unless you're instate.
 The LSAT is the single most important factor in the admissions process.  Your LSAT is way too low for most of the schools that you listed. Check out www.lawschoolnumbers.com to see where people in your range were accepted.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: John Delaney Books
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:02:12 AM »
Do any of these books familiarize you with legal lingo?  I was reading my HOA contract the other day and it was about two inches thick and seemed to be written in Greek.  It made me realize that maybe I need to become familiar with law vocabulary.  I saw this one set of flash cards in one of the bookstores with legal terms on them.  Anyone know of any good books that help with this?

Legal Reasoning introduces most of the basic terms.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Another FSU vs. UF thread
« on: June 27, 2005, 08:09:13 PM »


UF definitely has a great reputation in the state. gainesville is a fun town. i can't compare it to FSU but you won't go wrong if you decide to go to UF. good luck making your decision. and go gators!

There are plenty of words I'd use to describe Gainesville. Fun isn't one of them.  :)

Tallacrappy is the only word I need to describe the home of FSU.  ;D

At least they have a Dunkin Donuts.  :-)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Another FSU vs. UF thread
« on: June 27, 2005, 06:54:45 PM »


UF definitely has a great reputation in the state. gainesville is a fun town. i can't compare it to FSU but you won't go wrong if you decide to go to UF. good luck making your decision. and go gators!

There are plenty of words I'd use to describe Gainesville. Fun isn't one of them.  :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« on: June 25, 2005, 07:55:26 AM »
Bush vetoed the bill on Thursday.

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Minority Topics / Re: Gays a minority status?
« on: June 22, 2005, 08:14:22 AM »
this is ridiculous, WTF has this world come to?  ???


Great argument.

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Law School Applications / Re: What extent does the bar investigate?
« on: June 17, 2005, 09:10:02 AM »
You have few civil rights when it comes to the bar. If you lie to them, they can screw you.  People have not been admitted because they lied about a college or university.  Hell,people haven't been admitted because they lied about dismissed charges. Amend your applications,pronto. Candor is almost always the only thing that matters.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: suffolk '08
« on: June 16, 2005, 03:36:32 PM »
Try www.craigslist.org

I like Somerville. It's more surburan than the other areas, so it's a lot cheaper. If you don't have a car, make sure you live off the T since the bus system is a real pain in the ass. Davis Square is nice and fairly cheap.

Beacon Hill is extremely pricey. Yeah,you're right near the college, but since Suffolk is located downtown, you're generally only a 15-20 minute T ride away anyway, no matter where you live.

The North End is generally expensive, but it's very pretty. Make sure to go to Mike's.:)

South End-thanks to gentrification it's gotten more expensive. There's some tension between the new residents and the old, although you'd probably never notice it. I just know because I did nonprofit work in the area.

Other areas to consider:
Brookline-safe,some areas are moderately priced,suburban
Fenway-Fairly close to downtown, some areas are moderately priced, a very nice blend of suburban and urban. I lived there for a number of years.
Cambridge-Price and safety varies from area to area. I lived in the "rough" part(between Harvard and Lechmere) and found it to be pretty safe, but loud. There were some kickass restaurants.:)
Allston/Brighton-In the BU area,loud, full of college students, but fairly cheap
Roxbury- Generally very cheap, can be rough and loud. I lived there for years and,personally, I think the "danger" factor is vastly overrated. I'm sure a number of other people would disagree.
East Boston- Seems sketchy, but it's very cheap. Stay away from the area near the airport.
Revere-the longest commute, parts of it are nice, parts of it are rough
Newton-Second longest commute,can be very expensive, very safe

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: To all those on HOLD at FSU.....
« on: June 16, 2005, 01:42:48 PM »
So hope74usa, what are you going to do if you don't get in anywhere?

If I don't get into FSU, I'll apply to Stetson for the Spring and hope for a great scholarship offer. If they don't offer me a scholarship, I'll reapply to FSU and UF earlier next year (I applied in late December). I'm sure I'll also apply to more schools. I may even consider applying to schools out of state (something I really don't want to do).



According to fin. aid,Stetson's scholarships generally go to people with a 3.2 index.

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My soon to be husband won't be joining me until he's working on his dissertation. That won't be until I'm a 3L. But he'll only be 1 1/2 hours away,so we can see each other every weekend.

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