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Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you were in my shoes.....GW vs. Temple
« on: June 16, 2005, 09:47:57 AM »
if you're going to buy a house in philly, i recommend looking into a neighborhood like northern liberties -- not only is it close to temple, but it is also very much on the up and up.  it hasnt caught on to the extent of, say, olde city, where its nearly impossible to find a house for sale (and they're all grossly overvalued)...  however, a house in a hot neighborhood is much more likely to build equity over the next few years than just about anywhere else in north philadelphia.  (the chestnut hill neighborhood should also be a consideration)   the whole concept of urban revival has just started to catch on in philly over the last 10 years, two former wasteland neighborhoods have blown up (manayunk, where i just moved, and olde city), and northern liberties seems to be next in line..

however, a future profit potential analysis would seem pretty biased towards GW no matter how much your real estate might be able to appreciate until then...   

thanks to the random chaos of the rolling admissions cycle, i had a deposit due at a good option (depaul w/ $$) before i had even heard back from several other schools i was interested in.  i decided i wasnt about to take the risk, so after a visit to depaul (and deciding i wouldnt be completely miserable in chicago) i put down a deposit.  sure enough, mere days after the deadline, acceptance came from villanova, brooklyn shortly after, and then w/l at temple with the same letter alot of people got where basically if you tell then what they want to hear (that you will go there) then you will get in.  yield protection i guess.  anyway needless to say, i made my decision, and it wasn't depaul.

so i called the admissions office to tell them, thinking it was the right thing to do.  i was nervous and basically had a whole story prepared (villanova is closer to home, blah blah blah) but the guy i talked to was cordial and acted like he heard this sort of thing all the time.  not a big deal at all.  their only request was that i follow up the call with an email (gave me his personal address) so that they'd have some record of my change.  the letter requesting my second deposit still came in the mail, but I did not respond...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you were in my shoes.....GW vs. Temple
« on: June 14, 2005, 05:39:01 PM »
only go to temple if you think you're gangsta enough
uptown what

Incoming 1Ls / Re: School Supplies
« on: June 13, 2005, 08:34:42 AM »
Are there any special 'school supplies' that we should plan on bringing to law school besides the standard fare that we went out and purchased at the beginning of each year of high school/undergrad?

condoms and a bong, if that's your thing

i never have more than one notebook and i never write in it after the first two days of class, nor do i bring it.  f* notes and the laptop, im just going to wing it. 

i like your style

Incoming 1Ls / Re: School Supplies
« on: June 13, 2005, 08:27:31 AM »
More highlighters than you could ever imagine using.  That is, if highlighting is your thing.

I'm somewhat of an obsessive over-highlighter :-\ need to work on that

I'm getting worried now...I've never been a highlighter kind of student

sh*t man, i dont even know how to take notes
are we f*cked?

Depends. You need to be wary about dating, and dont look at your law class the same way you looked at your undergrad.  Its much smaller, and you will likely practice with MANY of your classmates after you graduate. Friendships and reputations that you make during law school will follow you the rest of your life.

Take it slow with dating, dont date early in the year, or you risk cutting yourself off socially.  Get to know people first, beware of one night stands, drunken sex, dont lie to get anyone in bed, dont cheat, etc.  If you're to date within your class, do it discretely, profesionally, maturely, etc.

discretely, professionally, and maturely?  man, you take the fun outta livin  ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: June 09, 2005, 10:48:33 AM » excited (I just got my acceptance last night)!

congrats, see you there

Incoming 1Ls / Re: About Villanova....
« on: June 08, 2005, 01:24:16 PM »
that all depends on if the expressway is moving.  its only 6 miles, which can fly by at highway speeds, but we all know on the schuylkill you cant count on that always being the case.  the good thing is that when leaving manayunk, you can see if the expressway is jammed or not... and if it is, you can go up rock hill road to rt 23, which will take you 15-20 minutes, but is a nice drive.  i feel like going to class in the morning i will have to leave early, but coming back won't be so bad.  the good news is that both going to and from school one is going against the masses rushing to work, but suburban sprawl has made this pretty unpredictable -- know any good philly traffic reports online?

Thanks for the update, those apartments look great.  How far are you from the law school?  20 min or so?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: About Villanova....
« on: June 08, 2005, 11:12:27 AM »
just to update this thread for all people still looking for housing for villanova...

i just moved into my new apt this past weekend, in a building in Manayunk called the lofts at chimney hill ( for the property mgrs site).  the apartment and the building are both great and i would highly recommend them.  the office has been helpful and friendly (a huge shock to me after having a new orleans slumlord to answer to for the last three years), but the best part about this building is the people... most of the building seems to be under the age of 25.  ive seen a few villanova law license plate frames in the lot, as well as tags/frames/etc from other grad schools in the area, and a few alumni frames... most of the people i've meet seem to be fresh out of college and working around philly.  basically what it comes down to is that this place is nice, quiet on the weekdays, and pretty fun on the weekends.  so for those of you who are worried about missing college a little too much (i know i was), you can still find a social scene on friday, but dont worry about it getting too loud during the week either.  pretty great in my opinion, and i just thought i'd share that with yall

also, the previous occupants left behind a new queen bed frame in its original packaging.  i dont need it, and neither does my roomate.  if any future/current philly area law students are in need, its yours.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The summer before lawschool
« on: June 05, 2005, 02:00:52 PM »
thanks, now i'm no longer worried about competing against "the best and the brightest" in law school
lets hope all of my future classmates are busy writing parody songs instead of briefing cases and the like... keep it up

Your 2.73 GPA clearly indicates you are of above average intelligence.  Certainly above that of the OP.  Please feel free to insert information at this time regarding how you had more fun than I did, went to a harder school, had a difficult major, etc.

you LSD people are #@!**n great

PS i love what this board does with the bad words
PPS how's that socialist revolution of yours working out? well?

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