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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: osu moritz interview
« on: April 08, 2005, 12:52:52 PM »
That's good news. Wouldnt mind replacing some of those loans with grants.

Who interviewed you?


I agree with you that Case is a great place to study this aspect of international law.  During my visit I got to sit down and talk one-on-one with Professor Scharf (the int'l law director) and he is just one of those people who loves what he does and whose genuine enthusiasm really motivates others.  It doesn't hurt that he is also world renown for his work in the field.  :)

Scharf is amazing. Saw him give a presentation on the ICJ once. Unbelievable. Case is an excellent school, but he's still one of those people that makes students here ask "How did we get him?"

Something to consider for those of you looking for housing:

If you don't mind having a few roommates, there are tons of 4 & 5 bedroom houses for rent just off campus in Cleveland Heights. Right now I'm living in the Cedar/Fairmount area with 4 roommates in a nice, large duplex that rents for $1200/mo. With all utilities plus phone & cable, we don't pay more than $300 each. RTA (the public transportation system) has what they call a Community Circulator that comes by approx. every half hour. It picks up at the end of my street on Cedar and drops off at the corner of Euclid and Cornell. From there you just walk over a small footbridge and cross a minor street and you're at the law school.

Just wanted to lay that option out there. If you don't like paying a lot of rent and can find enough roommates, it's a good way to go.

My fiance and I are in the same situation. She'll be a new nurse this fall while I'm a 1-L. We're a bit nervous, but we too have passed months at a time only seeing each other on the weekends. Of course, it probably feels different once you're married.

We're going to try extra hard to do a couple of things that might help make life easier:
  • Get some mutual friends that we can hang out with in a group.
  • Have our own separate friends, or at least friends that we can hang out with regardless of if we're both there or not.

This way we'll have a social life together, but we'll also be able to survive when the other person is busy with school or work, which is bound to happen.

The same thing struck me about the rest of campus. Then I thought, "It's not like college where I travel to different parts of the campus every day." I figure there will be little interaction with undergrads and the rest of the giant campus. That is, unless I go to the student union for lunch (it is nice to have it right there for when you get sick of packing or eating at the LS. There are a ton of places on High Street as well.).

As far as housing goes, my fiance and I also hated the immediate area around campus. We looked at some apartment and townhome developments a few miles NW of the area though and found them to be quite satisfactory. If you have a car or are willing to take the bus and living right by the law school isn't a huge deal, try looking a little farther away (I know that north of campus, Kenny Road and High Street have bus lines that go straight through. They drop off right by the law school from what I understand.).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: osu moritz interview
« on: April 04, 2005, 06:28:22 AM »
When I had mine, Dean Northern said they were going to try to finish the interviews this week so they could let us know by early next week. So don't worry, it's not too late. Still a good idea to call though.

Glad you liked W&M. If it's between them and OSU, you'll make a good choice either way.

I see you applied to a number of Ohio schools. You a native?

Congrats on OSU. I'm likely going to be enrolling this fall as well.

What makes you choose OSU over GW and GULC?

A couple of factors. The main ones:
  • I'm actually pretty interested in working in Ohio after LS (possibly in some state office function), so it seems silly to take out all the extra debt for one of the D.C. schools.
  • I'm getting married this summer and my wife is going to be a nurse. While it would be easy for her to find a job in any major city, she's already worked in the healthcare field in Columbus, so it makes it even easier for her to find one there.
  • Even with those factors, I was still pretty interested in GULC until I visited Moritz. I really liked the place. The people are great (students, professors, and administrators) and it just feels like a place I could easily spend my next three years.

I see you applied to a number of Ohio schools. You a native?

Congrats on OSU. I'm likely going to be enrolling this fall as well.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: osu moritz interview
« on: March 31, 2005, 09:37:25 AM »
I'm having mine tomorrow. I figure they'll let us know by April 8 if they expect us to decide by April 15.

I have to admit I'm feeling a bit nervous about the interview. Phone interviews aren't my favorite to begin with. Add that to the fact that it's for something as significant as this and you've got a good recipe for a jittery semi-finalist.

Anyway, best of luck to you (and anyone else who has this thing).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: osu moritz interview
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:18:38 AM »
Still waiting on mine. Responded to the notification email the day I got it and haven't heard anything since.

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