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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Prep Course--worth it??
« on: March 31, 2005, 11:11:22 AM »
At most of the schools that I have visited, they keep copies of the outlines from some of the students who scored a "B" or better on previous exams - they allow you to copy and use.

I would be more inclined to use the outline from someone who had taken the class and done well than I would be to use a commercial outline. Professors have individual styles and approaches to instruction that is cannot be generalized in commercial outlines.

Thanks for the input ridenrj...are these student outlines in the library for the most part?  Do you know if professors suggest sutdent or commercial outlines or do they not suggest this at all?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Prep Course--worth it??
« on: March 31, 2005, 10:27:47 AM »
Thanks for the advice.
Maybe a dumb question now but where can I get commercial outlines?  I see this mentioned quite a bit.  Any recommendations for this? 

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Incoming 1Ls / Law School Prep Course--worth it??
« on: March 31, 2005, 07:14:07 AM »
I knew it was coming.  I got a brochure in the mail yesterday for a five day law school prep course costing a little over $1000.
I was hoping to get some thought from people on this; is this at all worth it or is this just a chance for some company to shake out thousands of dollars from nervous impressionable pre-law students?
I've read a few books so far...am I prepared or should I start pawning my belongings and take the course?  I'm sure I feel like a lot of people here: the fee is quite daunting and with an upcoming move and school it'll be a major stress on my finances to take this course. 
I'm just very torn, I want to do well and if I were to know it is worth the money I would do it but I don't want to slam down all this cash if it's going to be a waste of time.
Please help! 

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: new england school of law
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:36:34 AM »
I've been accepted also. I went to the accepted students reception. I liked it, still waiting to hear from Suffolk though.

Would you mind telling me what you liked about it being there in person?  I have accepted but won't be able to get up to any of the open houses.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: BOSTON--Advice on where to live??
« on: March 24, 2005, 08:32:44 AM »
Thanks for help everyone.  I feel much better about moving.
Now, if I can just get over the fact of paying $1000+ for rent I'll be set.   ;D
(Live in a huge 2 bedroom now and pay $550)!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: BOSTON--Advice on where to live??
« on: March 24, 2005, 07:44:08 AM »
Thank you all for your great advice.  I will keep it all in mind when I start looking for places.   
One more question...I notice that once you get outside of the "T" lines that there appear to be a lot of commuter train lines that go further out from the city.  Can anyone tell me what these are like?  I'm assuming that I probably wouldn't want to live that far out or past the "T" lines...am I right?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: BOSTON--Advice on where to live??
« on: March 24, 2005, 07:01:34 AM »
Not sure if PM worked...I'm still getting this whole thing down.
Thanks for advice though.
How is the public transportation outside of the "T" lines.  Or, since the school is in center city would you recomend not living too far out?

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Incoming 1Ls / BOSTON--Advice on where to live??
« on: March 24, 2005, 06:22:32 AM »
I'll be going to New England in the fall only I have never been to Boston!!
Please help--I'd love advice about where to live in the area.  How is the public transportation into the city?

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: My visit to Pitt...
« on: March 23, 2005, 02:19:30 PM »
I went to Pitt as an undergrad and overall had a good experience there.  Oakland is a fantastic place to go to school.  It's such a vibrant area and as a student, I always found something inspiring about the energy of the area.  (Although keep in mind that going out there at night is pretty much just for the young undergrads, we're too old for that area now!)  I wouldn't live in Oakland though either.  It's full of slum lords and loud drunk undergrads.

As far as living goes I'm a huge fan of the east neighborhoods (Shadyside, etc).  In my opinion you should look into Bloomfield.  It's right next to Shadyside and has very cool old homes that are now largely apartments and these are all spacious and well priced.  It's very easy to get to Oakland from there as well.

I agree with Viva also...Pittsburgh is pretty damn dreary in the winter and things will look much brighter in a few weeks.  ;D

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: new england school of law
« on: March 23, 2005, 01:33:21 PM »
Just mailed my acceptance deposit in today.
Whew!  Glad that's done with!

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