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Current Law Students / Re: Which sport is best for lawerly schmoozing
« on: July 27, 2005, 08:19:24 PM »
I've been working at a law firm since January.  My ability to obliterate the partners at foosball has given me celebrrity-like status.

Current Law Students / Re: Computer options
« on: July 03, 2005, 11:47:57 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I have windows ME, I also own xp, i just have yet to install it on there.  I actually bought this thing used on ebay a couple months ago.  For research purposes, will I just be using lexis and westlaw online, or do they have software to install?  that was my concern:  i figured i'd need software from them, and the computer wouldn't be able to handle it.

Current Law Students / Computer options
« on: July 01, 2005, 09:24:28 PM »
I have a 4 year old Sony Vaio.  It's very small, and I love it.

The problem is, it only has a 750 mhz processor (I don't even know how much RAM).  Will that be enough to run the programs that I'll need to for law school?   ???

I know a lot of people buy new computers for school, but a lot of people have tons of debt, and I'm trying to avoid that.

$0.00 at Pitt thanks to some beautiful investments.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Rate the avatar of the poster above you!
« on: April 27, 2005, 11:45:01 AM »
And 10/10 for Orr b/c hockey is the man. 

Yes I really meant that.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Rate the avatar of the poster above you!
« on: April 27, 2005, 11:42:22 AM »
negative 3/10 for nkotb
7/10 for the bird.

as far as you can't do that on tv, my grandma used to get so ticked b/c of the amount of food they wasted on that show. haha.  she's dead now.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Negotiating with schools for $
« on: April 25, 2005, 09:04:15 PM »
Email is just fine given the time constraint.  It worked for me.  As far as the addressee, you could probably just email, or, if you get my drift.

Phone is always faster and better than e-mail.  Period.  End of story.  Yes, I am sure e-mail "worked", but you don't know how much you would have received had you made a call as well, do you?  The world is still a high-contact environment.

This won't go over well, but come on, we are talking about thousands of dollars and you think you will do just as well by e-mail?  I'd like a lawyer who is willing to put in at least a phone call on my behalf if thousands of dollars are on the line.  If they don't do it for themselves, why the hell will they do it for me?  ::)

...So when the finaid office intern answers, they can listen to your whole story and do nothing for you.  Writing the email is like writing an additional personal statement, and you send it right to the one who matters.  If they accepted you, they want you... They'll read your email, and pass it on to others who matter.


Then call to make sure they got it.

Law School Admissions / Re: Case Western, anyone?
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:20:15 PM »
I'll be going to Pitt Law in the fall.  I'm at Penn State - Erie right now.  I didn't really look at the viewbook.  I have friends there (including a fiancee), and I've enjoyed what they have showed me of the city.  I also thought the Open House was effective.

Law School Admissions / Re: Case Western, anyone?
« on: April 24, 2005, 08:28:31 PM »
Is it me or does anyone else feel like they do things differently over at Case?

I mean I understand where they are coming from, and that they want the best students; but it almost seems like they are playing games?

I don't think Case's process is really all that different from most other law schools.  They're just more open and transparent about it.  Some applicants were upset about having received "Hold" letters, but I don't really see anything about the "Hold" letters with which to take issue.  Think of A "Hold" as being nearly synonymous with being deferred or not having heard anything at all for a long time and simply having to wait for a decision.  One could say Case's openness and transparency places their admissions process a cut above many others.

If by "game," you mean having to take certain prescribed steps to achieve the "best" possible results, then yes, it is a game.  Just as you probably did a lot of work to "maximize" your chances of being accepted by the schools to which you applied, schools are now doing what they believe will "maximize" their chances of receiving the "best" students.  I put so many words in quotations marks because much of this stuff is relative, dynamic, and open to multiple interpretations.

Most of "us" that are complaining about the Case hold are doing it for a specific reason:  We thought we were auto admits.  I'm sure the situation happens at all "lower" ranked schools where "overqualified" people get rejected just to help the school's usnews stats.  It's just more prevalent at Case.  and it sucks...

You'll notice I used quotation marks in the above paragraph so as not to offend anybody.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: I think I have!
« on: April 20, 2005, 06:33:58 PM »
I found that physical activity keeps me awake.  For example, if I walk my dog in the morning, I'm not dozing off during the day.

Also, something completely unscientific (and possibly humorous):
When you ever ride the subway or city bus, have you ever noticed that 99% of Asian people are hunched over asleep, but somehow manage to wake up in time for their stop?  I find it incredible.  Maybe that's your problem, sunset.  Genetics.  J/K

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