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Current Law Students / Villanova v. Rutgers-Camden
« on: March 24, 2005, 11:02:04 AM »
I've thrown this out on the other boards without really getting any insightful responses.  My choice has come down to Villanova and Rutgers-Camden.  Any of you have any input on how these two schools stack up against eachother?

It appears that Villanova does better with placement in Philladelphia, while Rutgers-Camden does better in South Jersey (no surprise there).

I have spent time on campus at both schools. I already have my leanings. but I was just curious to see if there is any more useful input to be gleaned from this board.

I appreciate any thoughts.

Incoming 1Ls / JD/MBA: Why? or Why Not?
« on: April 07, 2005, 10:56:31 AM »
One of the things I considered early on in the app process was the availability of JD/MBA programs. I kind of stopped thinking about it as a criteria for law school.  But now I will be going to a school that has such a program. 

So for anyone who has experience with a JD/MBA program, I have a few questions.  Is it vitally important that you know exactly why to add the MBA to your degree? It almost seems as though it's a "why not?" thing. For only one more year, why not get another degree.

I understand it is clearly helpful for certain areas of law. And it is also good if you want to go into business and not just law. And I tend to think it could give you a nice resume boost and maybe some more options down the road. 

Can anyone out there offer any insight on this joint degree for me?

Incoming 1Ls / My Dad is My Landlord
« on: April 06, 2005, 12:02:19 PM »
It looks like I'll be moving in with my Dad and stepmother come August.  This should be fine since they are retired and are at that home about half the year.  Their house is also close to school, so the commute will be more managable than my other living options. And you definitely can't beat the rent.

That having been said, I haven't lived with either of my parents in 10 years. It may be a bit of an adjustment going back to that.  And, I've never actually lived with my Dad full time. So that will also be an interesting adjustment too.

Anyone else about to make the big step backward and move in with the parents?

Incoming 1Ls / Villanova: Done and done
« on: April 05, 2005, 08:09:41 AM »
Villanova it is. I had to send the seat deposit in a while ago because I had an admitted students open house at another school after the deposit deadline, so the decision is a little anti-climactic for me. But it feels good none the less.

So now that this decision is made, what do I do to occupy my time?

Choosing the Right Law School / And The Circle Is Now Complete...
« on: April 04, 2005, 06:10:01 AM »
Ahhhh. Thanks to W&L's less-than-timely rejection letter, I have now heard from every school to which I applied. This bringing to dramatic conclusion the horrible and demoralizing process that is Law School Admissions.  Of course, that doesn't take into account the four waitlists I'm on (I know that is not even close to the most waitlists).

It's now down to two: Villanova and Rutger-Camden.  I expect I will have my mind made up sometime this week.

Overall, I would say my results were about as expected.  For the most part I was rejected where I thought I would be, accepted where I thought I would be, and waitlisted where I thought I "had a shot." So I feel pretty good about the whole thing in retrospect. 

And, more importantly, I'm pretty excited by my choices. But most of all, it just feels good to not have and more "pendings" out there. And now I can go back to having a normal relationship with my mailbox and mailman--if, that is, they will take me back.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / W&L: And the wait is over
« on: April 04, 2005, 06:03:38 AM »
Finally. Now, was that so hard? I got the letter on March 31 and it was dated March 25. I'm actually pretty happy tp get this letter because it was the last school I was waiting to hear from.

Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers-Camden Admitted Students Day
« on: March 28, 2005, 01:07:56 PM »
Anyone going to this thing on Saturday (April 2)?

I'm fully expecting to get rejected by W&L. I consider myself to be an auto-reject by them. But seriously, this is getting rediculous. Just reject me already! This is the only school I still have pending (I count waitlists as at least some kind of decision).

When I called way back in early February to check on the status they said "All decisions will be made by April 1."  At the time I figured they were just saying that to get me off their back. But I guess they are really sticking to that. It looks like the first batch of rejections went out last week. Perhaps there is a new batch due out this week. But based on what I was told by the Admissions secretary, I wonder if they will actually wait until April 1st to print and mail the rejections.

That having been said, I'll probably find the letter tonight.

Oh yeah, and I went complete way back in November.

Do I really want to go to some crappy school that doesn't have a basketball team good enough to make it to the Tourney?  Or even one with no basketball team at all? Hello! I think I may limit myself to only those schools who experience basketball success this year.

Sorry Rutgers, maybe next year. Villanova, you better show me something. UNC, Duke, Wake? This could be the way to go here. Uconn, BC, Syracuse? Well, I guess we'll have a better idea of where I should go after a couple of rounds of the Tournament.

Any advice here is appreciated.

It comes as no surprise to anyone who has made their way onto Brtooklyn's mailing list. But I got more stuff from them yesterday. They waitlisted me several weekes ago. BUt their latest piece of mail was letting me know that it's not too late for me to apply to Brooklyn Law School for Fall of 2005.  I wonder if I would get in if I were to send in an identical application right now.

Before I was appreciative of their marketing efforts. Now it just feels like they are rubbing in the fact that I didn't get in.

Anybody else get any of this junk from BLS recently?

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