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Ahh it's official USD is the only school not to have given me a decision yet (besides the deferrals obviously, but I still got something).  Of course this is one of the few schools I'm seriously considering as it's in CA.  Time is ticking down damn't.  How do they expect me to obcess over them and every little detail I can find about the school if they don't frickin accept me already. 

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Hey do what I do go and hang out at Borders, but I did actually buy this one.

Tax Law

1. NYU
2. U of Florida
3. Georgetown
4. Harvard
5. U of Texas Austin
6. Northwestern
7. Stanford
8. U of Miami
9. UCLA
10. Yale

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I think it could be worth the wait, but I honestly don't know if my nerves can handle another year of this hell. ;) Where are you now? Are you enjoying the experience?

I don't know, I always hold out hope that I could be a Harvard girl. But I know with my scores (see above) it's possible, but definitely a crapshoot. I've never been one to be swayed by what other ppl think (usually, that is) so I know it's not just the prestige I'm after. But damn, it would feel good to say! (hehe)

I guess we'll see what Michigan, GW and GULC tell me and go from there....

I'm in at Loyola, American, Northeastern (and a few million others after last year I went a little nuts and hedged my bets) and deferred at U of Wisconsin and U of Maryland.  It's not up in your league but it was a huge jump from not even getting into TTT.  I'm going insane trying to make a decision myself, so I think we're all in the same boat.

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Law School Rankings / Re: third tier toilet Ranking
« on: March 14, 2005, 01:25:09 AM »
I find it ironic that a school with such a restrictive set of rules calls themselves 'Liberty' University. I think one of the scariest parts of the rules is that associating with people consuming alcohol is as big a disciplinary infraction as racial harassment.

18 Reprimands + $250 Fine 
+ 18 hours Disciplinary Community Service

Association with those consuming alcohol
Commission of a misdemeanor
Entering a residence hall apartment or quad of the opposite sex or allowing the same
Entering bedroom of the opposite sex on/off campus or allowing the same
Failure to properly identify oneself
Falsification of information on an official document
Racial harassment
Sexual harassment (i.e., unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct or comments of a sexual nature)
Sexual misconduct and/or any state of undress
Threat to do bodily harm
Vandalism (plus financial restitution)


Even more disturbing is that "entering the bedroom of the opposite sex" is on the same level as "unwelcome sexual advances" and "threat to do bodily harm"  I mean it's one thing to have moral standards it's another to lose all perspective in the midst of your righteous indignation.

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Law School Rankings / What schools are underrated by US News?
« on: March 14, 2005, 01:14:19 AM »
What schools are underrated by the US News rankings?  I know they are horribly biased and all that, but what schools do you think are better regarded, better prepare you, that sort of thing than their ranking would indicate.  Or have qualities not put into the equation for US News that make the school better than their rank. 

I was thinking about Northeastern, which I think is probably underrated as they tend to downplay LSAT/GPA a little in their admissions which would bring down their ranking.  I really like the school, but have gotten into a couple of much better ranked schools (Loyola and American) and am having a hard time not going for the better ranked schools. 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Loyola - Los Angeles
« on: March 14, 2005, 12:41:43 AM »
I actually drove down to LA today and dropped by Loyola just to have a second look around.  I have to admit the campus was a lot nicer than I had remember and there were a lot of nice places to hang out and study.  However I also drove around the neighborhood and it is pretty bad.  Not you're going to be gun down bad, but just unpleasant and I sure as hell wouldn't go walking around there at night or park my car outside.  As far as I could tell there really wasn't anything like a nice coffeeshop or even a mcdonald's within walking distance (I could be wrong though) which is a real downside.  What I'm sort of worried about with Loyola is that between commuting (either driving or metro both have major downsides), the safety issues (especially if you needed to stay late) and just the lack of convience it could all get pretty stressful and law school is already stressful enough.  There's still a pretty good chance I'll go there, but just a lot to consider.

Dont worry about it. Just start packing heat and doing coke yourself. You'll be fine!

Yeah I heard that coke is great for when you've been up for two days straight studying, really takes the edge off and great for losing weight too.

I think you've got it backwards. Its the coke that allows people to stay up for two days straight studying. But I've heard it is great for losing weight too though.

Yeah that's what I was getting at.  I'm more of a beer an hour kind of girl myself though.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Loyola - Los Angeles
« on: March 14, 2005, 12:17:12 AM »
I actually drove down to LA today and dropped by Loyola just to have a second look around.  I have to admit the campus was a lot nicer than I had remember and there were a lot of nice places to hang out and study.  However I also drove around the neighborhood and it is pretty bad.  Not you're going to be gun down bad, but just unpleasant and I sure as hell wouldn't go walking around there at night or park my car outside.  As far as I could tell there really wasn't anything like a nice coffeeshop or even a mcdonald's within walking distance (I could be wrong though) which is a real downside.  What I'm sort of worried about with Loyola is that between commuting (either driving or metro both have major downsides), the safety issues (especially if you needed to stay late) and just the lack of convience it could all get pretty stressful and law school is already stressful enough.  There's still a pretty good chance I'll go there, but just a lot to consider.

Dont worry about it. Just start packing heat and doing coke yourself. You'll be fine!

Yeah I heard that coke is great for when you've been up for two days straight studying, really takes the edge off and great for losing weight too.

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Waiting another year really really worked for me.  I went from getting in nowhere, got waitlisted a few places to getting in places ranked 50 places higher than where I got rejected from last year, some with scholarships.  But to be honest it may have been a fluke and my application, though basically the same, was a lot more polished this year.  Also I may have been hurt that last year I was barely 21, but I'm not positive that age is a factor they consider.  I think if you could see yourself at any of the schools you got into go, but if you really want better and don't mind waiting your chances will be a bit better next year (getting your app in early does seem to make a big difference too).  But you also have to accept you probably have a 50/50 chance of things being the same next year and whether that risk is worth it to you.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Loyola - Los Angeles
« on: March 13, 2005, 09:18:36 PM »
I actually drove down to LA today and dropped by Loyola just to have a second look around.  I have to admit the campus was a lot nicer than I had remember and there were a lot of nice places to hang out and study.  However I also drove around the neighborhood and it is pretty bad.  Not you're going to be gun down bad, but just unpleasant and I sure as hell wouldn't go walking around there at night or park my car outside.  As far as I could tell there really wasn't anything like a nice coffeeshop or even a mcdonald's within walking distance (I could be wrong though) which is a real downside.  What I'm sort of worried about with Loyola is that between commuting (either driving or metro both have major downsides), the safety issues (especially if you needed to stay late) and just the lack of convience it could all get pretty stressful and law school is already stressful enough.  There's still a pretty good chance I'll go there, but just a lot to consider.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Gifts from Law Schools
« on: March 13, 2005, 07:43:29 PM »
only gift that matters...scholarship money

Yeah it's true, there is no better gift than cash.

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