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Alright I finally bit the bullet and sent in my deposit to American today.  So now I gotta figure out how to move all my stuff and car out to DC.  I'm definitely sending my car, but to be honest my furniture isn't that great.  All IKEA, I have a nice mattress and a nice (non IKEA) futon couch.  Anyone no any cheap and honest movers for my stuff or my car?  I'm seriously thinking about selling all my stuff (excluding electronics obviously) and just shipping my car full of stuff and UPSing the excess.  Anyone done this before, any good ideas or suggestions?  Thanks!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: American or Loyola?
« on: April 11, 2005, 10:05:47 PM »
Yeah definitely, the money part is definitely personal and it depends a lot on what you want to do with your degree.  If you're going into corporate law then debt is less of a problem, I have no idea what kind of school Ohio State is so I can't really give an opinion there.  American definitely will give you lots of opportunities to work on capitol hill and to really be exposed to that sort of thing, but if that doesn't interest you in any way then I don't see why you would go there, unless you want PI or International which is also very good.  If you want to get a good high paying job in LA then it's definitely Loyola or if you want entertainment law.  I guess it really boils down to where your interests lie.  I have no idea what I want to go into, but a lot of the programs at American really appealed to me and I couldn't really find anything other than the location and reputation that appealed to me about Loyola (I'm not saying it isn't a great school, but nothing really grabbed me about it).

Where should I go next fall? / Re: American or Loyola?
« on: April 11, 2005, 09:30:55 PM »
I just chose American over Loyola.  I liked Loyola, but when I went to American they just seemed to have so much more going on and a lot of things that I would be interested in.  Have you visited either?

I would give one word of warning about tier 4's, they are NOT all created equal.  Some are good institutions, but some are horrible and will not give you the preparation and support you need, choose your school very very carefully.  It's not all about the ranking, but it is all about the school.  So buyer beware is all I can say.  With higher tier schools you can expect a certain level of quality, with tier 4's there are some real bad ones that will just serve to take your money.

It might be worth your while to work your ass off first year then transfer up, that's what I would do if I were you.  It isn't worth going though if you aren't willing to kill yourself doing badly at a fourth tier is just a way to get a lot of debt.  But if you're at the top of your class I'd say you'd have some real option and might be able to transfer to like U of Pacific, USF or maybe Santa Clara.  

NE and American.

I totally switched my preferences.  American just seems to have so much going on and so many interesting opportunities and NE just seems to be sort of this wishy washy school without any real substance.  I really was in love with the co op program until some people brought up some really good points about it and I realized it wasn't for me.  That was just the impression I got from the accepted students day though.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Baffling Application Results
« on: April 09, 2005, 02:22:03 PM »
Well you do have a bit of a GPA/LSAT split which may explain why your a little all over the map, but actually your results aren't that surprising.  Baylor accepts a lot more people in their other semesters.  For me with that Chiasu thing I got into everywhere are 45% and higher and waitlisted/deferred from about 30%.  So I'd actually say you did quite well for your numbers.

90% sure I'm going to be at American.  Message me if you're going to American! Yeah!

To be honest I can't think of any job I've interviewed for that they haven't stressed they want a person to have a long term committment to the job, unless its strickly a temp job and even those are generally indefinite and don't offer necessities like health insurance.  I had one ridiculous job interview for a job that paid $10 an hour to start with the possibility of climbing all the way up to $12 woo hoo and the guy wanted my absolute word that if I took it that I would stay for an absolute minimum of two years.  This was also a very small company where getting a promotion meant someone retired or died (thats how the girl in the position had finally been promoted after two years).  To be honest companies nowadays have very little or no loyalty to their employees and it shouldn't just work one way.  If you're company no longer needs you, your gone and would be lucky to get a month's pay.  You've do the ethical things by giving two weeks notice.  You don't owe them anymore than that. 

I'll go out on a limb and guess you got in.  The JD/MBA joint degree decisions probably come out a bit later and they just had their regular admitted students day.  I don't hear of many "mistakes" like that either.  I'd give them a call hungover or not and ask.

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