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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American or Cardozo?
« on: April 06, 2005, 10:26:55 PM »
As far as getting a job outside of DC from American, I asked teh admissions guy and he said that it was definitely doable especially if you worked towards it as in getting internships, applying early, making contacts.  If you graduate and suddenly decide to move a lot more difficult, but if its a goal you have in mind while you're in school there is alot you can do to make it happen.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American and Living in DC
« on: April 06, 2005, 10:21:23 PM »
Yeah I'm a girl so the whole 60/40 thing is a little discouraging.  I'm hoping that all the universities in the area will give me a chance to meet more guys, but I don't know what its like in law school socializing with people outside your school.  I was an art history major so I was basically in a class with all girls and a couple gay guys.  It wasn't bad just left a lot to be desired in the dating department and I'll definitely be single when I move to DC.

Yeah when I visited AU they said that the week before two supreme court justices and CSPAN had been there.  There definitely seems to be a lot going on, which is something i really liked.  I think if I go there, I will have a lot of opportunities I just won't get anywhere else.

There has to be something special about Loyola right? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USC vs Loyola $$$
« on: April 06, 2005, 08:37:44 PM »
The other thing you might want to think about is the competition is going to be a little less stiff as Loyola (I am assuming) and you are more likely to be at the top of your class or at least higher ranked than you would be at USC (this is all in theory).  And there is a train of thought that unless its harvard its better to be at the top of a class at a slightly lesser school than to be lost in the crowd at a slightly better school.  It's also all about where you think you will excel, if you think you will learn better, be happier at USC then its probably better to be there otherwise Loyola in a heartbeat.  With interest I highly doubt you'll ever make that 100K back.

Choosing the Right Law School / American and Living in DC
« on: April 06, 2005, 08:13:20 PM »
I pretty much had decided on Loyola until I visited American and now I love it, but I still have big reservations about moving to the other side of the country and I love California and don't want to leave, but I can't quite make that my only reason to stay.  Is American as great as it sounds (and I know some of you hate American, but with all their clinics, study abroad, journals, working on the hill and massive list of classes it really appealed to me) and will DC be a pain to live in?  I'm really torn.  Kind of leaning towards American, but part of me is having a hard time accepting I may never come back to California (there is a pretty good chance that after I established myself in DC I wouldn't want to get up and move).  And while Loyola is a good school I can't think of anything really great about it, programs, etc..  Opinions please!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American (WCL) or UMaryland?
« on: April 04, 2005, 11:47:43 PM »
I went to the accepted student's day and they have an amazing amount of things going on at the school.  I really liked the environment too.  So far I have to say it's been the only school that I've gone to and was like there are all these things I want to do here.  I'm not positive I want to move to the other coast, but I think American is my #1 at the moment.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American PIPS Scholarship?
« on: April 03, 2005, 06:24:56 PM »
i don't think they give them out...just advertise get their numbers of applied up....or something....

Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!  I want back the weeks I spent perfecting my essay then.  Stupid law schools.   :-\

During the financial aid thing they told us the approx # of the various scholarships they gave out and it was all pathetically few.  Like under ten kids a year or something (don't sue me if I'm off) They were pretty honest and said they don't have a big endowment of anything and don't have much money to give around.  Only thing I didn't love about American.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: AMERICAN???
« on: April 03, 2005, 06:18:23 PM »
I went to the American admitted day and they went over the financial aid in great.  Essentially there is very little money to go around and most of it is need based.  Even that though is pretty unsubstantial.  I've gotten nothing and I don't know many at all who have.  I was told everyone should have their financial aid packages by Wensday adn if not to give them a call. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northeastern over BU full-ride?
« on: April 03, 2005, 03:16:49 AM »
It's funny I went to the admitted student's day today and was totally underwhelmed.  NE in many ways had been my first choice in the back of my mind even though I've been admitted to some much better ranked schools.  After today though I have to admit I found them to be very low on substance and almost laughed at some of things they were saying.  I like the students pretty well but there was one professor that I just found to be a joke.  Now saying this I was all about NE because of the enivironment and co op but now I feel like its an idea and philosophy without a lot of substance to back it up.  And a lot of good points were brought up about the downsides of the co op, like your life being basically in constant chaos.  Whether it finding a job while trying to go to law school or trying to find a new place to live every three months.  I don't know I am in Boston at the moment so am going to give the school another shot again tomorrow because I don't want to dismiss it if it was just a bad day, but I have to say I was really disappointed.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hitting the gym in law school...
« on: March 31, 2005, 12:43:28 AM »
Do those stepper things actually work??

I've been using mine for about 3 or 4 years and it's worked pretty well for me.  The only issue is it doesn't work your arms and it sort overworks your calves, but if you did anything else (unlike me, well I do a little pilates) that wouldn't be such an issue. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hitting the gym in law school...
« on: March 30, 2005, 07:06:18 PM »
I'm curious as to what these "little stepper things" are. Could somebody post a link to a picture of what you guys are talking about? Many thanks in advance.

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