Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - dividedsky

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 13
11
Incoming 1Ls / Re: Has anyone here taken the GMAT? Impressions?
« on: July 20, 2005, 09:42:39 AM »
the GMAT is also, in general, less stress than the LSAT.  for example, i'm taking the GMAT some time between now and the first day of class, but i don't have to decide exactly when until a few days beforehand.  And if i f*ck up... I can just take it again and again and again.  I think there is a mandatory 3-week waiting period before retaking, but even so, i'm under the impresson that schools generally take your highest GMAT (whereas the LSAT is obviously averaged).  The result is that its not a big deal to retake the GMAT at will, whereas we all know the debate over re-taking the LSAT  (is it worth it, etc)

I too haven't seen much of this math since high school (and I was actually a finance major undergrand... sad eh) so i am taking my time with it, but I will get it out of the way before LS starts so I at least have the option of applying for JD/MBA.  Also you get your score right away.  Pretty cool.

12
Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova 08' people
« on: July 17, 2005, 08:45:25 PM »
I'll be a 'Nova 1L too.  I've already moved into my new place, in Manayunk.  I'm living in a cool converted mill building walking distance from the Main St bars, restaurants, etc (good stuff for the weekends).  The drive to campus is about 15/20 min on the back roads (or a gamble on the expressway) but the drive is not so bad, and I'm happy being in a more urban area and closer to the city.  Hit me up if you need any info on the area or apartments.

13
Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone else having law school nightmares?
« on: July 05, 2005, 05:08:23 PM »
I had a dream that I showed up to my International Finance final completely umprepared, was going to fail, and that this was going to prevent me from graduating the next week.  I woke up in a panic only to remember that graduatiton was three weeks ago -- and the exam was over a month of aincent history to me.  Only school/exam anxiety dream I can remember ever having.. weird that this sort of thing would start AFTER college graduation.

14
camden is one of the most runned down ghettos in the nation. im pretty sure theyve been the murder capital on a few occasions.

i'd ask them to throw in a gun permit and bullet proof vest before i'd commit to anything

they're the current murder capital, in fact
first timers I believe... this is truly a big step for the people of camden, an honor...

15
Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tulane Bound
« on: July 01, 2005, 09:07:04 AM »
im very jealous of you guys.  you will all f*ckin love it down there.
i couldn't even tempt myself with applying... my brain couldn't handle 3 more years in the dirty dirty south, but at least i realize this.  roll wave...

16
Incoming 1Ls / Re: All things Villanova...
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:52:38 PM »
I have a question...where are good places to buy furniture (not Ikea)??

i just furnished my apartment almost entirely at a place called Levitz Furniture Galleries, near the king of prussia mall.  bedroom set, couches, tables.... all delivered and installed quickly, and all pretty good quality.  definately stay away from ikea -- everybody knows that sh*t will fall apart with a quickness.  i got barstools from someplace called Mr. Bar Stool on 2nd and Arch downtown, and as for my desk/office (I figure I need a pretty big workspace set up), I will probably go to the office furniture warehouse on the south end of main street in Manayunk (right before the diner)... I hear they have a bunch of good stuff for a home office.  and if you're looking for more of the little things, the pier 1 on city ave (just past the light at belmont) is closing so everything is like 80% off... hope this helps

thanks to both of you for your useful replies (about traffic, parking, and bball tix)

17
Incoming 1Ls / Re: All things Villanova...
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:11:21 AM »
I'm going to be a 2l at villanova and will answer any questions you guys might have.  Good pick with Manayunk - you'll have a lot of fun, but the commute to school can be bad sometimes.  Find someone who knows the back roads and learn that way.  Driving on 76 with no traffic will be a few minutes faster, but 76 can easily turn a 15 minute trip into an hour trip.  The back way is always 20-25 minutes.

definately true.  i grew up in wynnewood (lower merion twp) so i sortof know the back roads (though we moved before i started driving)... also i have cousins around here who have promised to teach me the way.  the good news is that i can actually see the expressway from one of the windows in my apt, its kind of like my own personal traffic report.   at least i'm down here early enough that i can have it all figured out before school starts.

i heard a rumor that the parking situation was a little rough on campus, any truth to that?

18
Incoming 1Ls / Re: All things Villanova...
« on: June 26, 2005, 08:09:04 AM »
this thread lacks momentum

HOLLA

ok anyway i moved up here three weeks ago from New Orleans... and yes i miss the dirty dirty south, but no i dont miss those 100 degree days (graduation day was f'in miserable)...  i'm enjoying my new pad in the Manayunk section of philly. 

when the rest of you (how many are there out there?) get on up here to philly, Manayunk is the spot we should all meet for drinks before we start at 'nova.  hey, it sure beats meeting people the old-fashioned and awkward way (at orientation-type events...)


PS - does anyone know if we have a realistic shot of getting any basketball tickets this season?  this will be my first time attending to a school that actually has a sports team its proud of

19
Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you were in my shoes.....GW vs. Temple
« on: June 16, 2005, 10:28:43 PM »

...if i had ended up going to temple, i probably would have tried to either rent in old city, or be as close to the orange line as possible. the new packard motor building and the river north building coming up along broad street in the area just north of the vine are good steps for the area. as you can tell, i'm the kind of person who is more attracted to an urban area, which is why i chose to live in Manayunk (instead of closer to Villanova)...

That Packard Building does look nice, I'll probably look into it if I decide on Temple (and I might be hitting you up for some more building suggestions).


all you need is craigslist (http://philadelphia.craigslist.com/), thats how i found my place
also found some good listings in the weekly paper (http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/), but you should definately check out river north to see if it will be finished by the start of fall semester, the plan for that place looks sweet

20
Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you were in my shoes.....GW vs. Temple
« on: June 16, 2005, 12:15:54 PM »
Northern Liberties is coming up, but you can still go from one block to the next and be in somewhere completely safe to somewhere kind of dangerous. I bought my place right off the Broad street line so I could limit the amount of time it is going to take me to get to school.  How do you like Manayunk, DividedSky?

very true, n lib is nowhere near as safe as anywhere in center city.  i've even read a few articles insinuating that a certain crime element is actually attracted to the area because of its recent gentrification coupled with its proximity to some of philly's worst hoods... i read this about a year ago so i would imagine/hope that the police presence has been increased in the area and that as more development goes on and more money comes in it will only get safer (hey why not), but its no garuntee. 

if i had ended up going to temple, i probably would have tried to either rent in old city, or be as close to the orange line as possible.  the new packard motor building and the river north building coming up along broad street in the area just north of the vine are good steps for the area.  as you can tell, i'm the kind of person who is more attracted to an urban area, which is why i chose to live in Manayunk (instead of closer to Villanova).  to answer your question, i love it here so far -- the building i'm in is full of people fresh out of college, either working their first "real job" or off to grad school.  just in this complex there are students from penn, temple, and 'nova law, drexel med (fka hahnemann), and PCOM.  my roomate is in grad film at temple, and there are others around -- i dont know alot of the people yet, i'm basing my statements mostly on license plate frames in the parking lot, and the fact that everyone i've seen looks to be under the age of 25...  i'm 2 blocks from main street, which is great.  this place is pretty quiet on the weekdays, but fun on the weekends.  seems like a good balance for anyone who still wants to have a social life in law school (but was worried that being in too much of a social area would infringe on their studies during the week).  i dont think i'd want to be right on main street, i did the whole living next to a bar thing at tulane and, well, you see what it did to my GPA.  so all things considered, i'd have to say this is a great place for anybody who is worried they're going to miss college (i know i will), but also plans to take grad school more seriously.  (again, see UGPA)

i can throw out a few building recommendations if anyone needs them, but i think for Temple students, living somewhere more downtown would be much more convenient (even though the R6 does run right from manayunk to temple, according to my roomate).   manayunk and roxborough are certainly safer than north philly, but dont have quite the same urban conveniences as center city (though its certainly better than living in suburbia...)

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 13