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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 24, 2005, 04:31:35 PM »
I also just finished my first year at Duquesne.  Here's my two cents.

Get commercial outlines.  At orientation the professors will tell you that they are unnecessary.  From my experience, they are essential.  I think Emanuel's Law Outlines are the best.
If you can afford a laptop, get one.

Good professors-Streib, Cafardi, Pelaez, Rodes.  Streib will challenge and entertain you, Cafardi wrote his own textbook which he uses to teach his class (which makes the material must easier to get ahold of), and Rodes will drastically improve your writing and speaking skills.  Pelaez is like a walking textbook.  Listen in class and take good notes and you should do well.

Bad professors-Krasik, Jordan.  Krasik's class is a complete waste.  Jordan is confusing and most of the time seems like she would rather be anywhere besides teaching your class.

Most students seem to live in either South Side or Shadyside.  South Side is closer (I knew some students who walked to class regularly) and has a bit more going on socially.  However, parking is tough, and apartments can be expensive.  Shadyside is a little farther (10-15 minute commute) and seems to be the place where most law students live.  South Side is definitely Duq. undergrad territory.
Lastly, take advantage of the friendly atmosphere at Duquesne.  I was able to make friends with a nice group and we were able to get together for some fun activities outside of school, which was healthy.  Go to the picnic, and establish a good relationship with your Big Brother/Sister.

Good luck.

Duquesne U / Re: going to Duquesne
« on: July 28, 2004, 04:07:57 PM »
HI everyone,

I checked amazon for the Neumann book.  It is 49.00 new.  I was not able to find the other book (PA Legal Research Handbook) anywhere online.  Did anyone else find it, and if so, what was the price?  Any insight would be appreciated.

Duquesne U / Re: going to Duquesne
« on: July 19, 2004, 04:31:16 PM »
Hi everyone,

It has been a while since I checked into this board.  I was blown away by how many people have posted!

I will also be starting at Duquesne this fall.  I am a 22 year old male and I just graduated from Lebanon Valley College, which is a very small school in the middle of nowhere.  I chose Duquesne for many reasons, one of which was the opportunity to live and hopefully work in an urban environment that was still somewhat similar to what I am used to in terms of weather, general attitudes, etc.

My main interests are sports, and I hope to work in the sports world as a lawyer in some capacity when I graduate. 

If anyone is interested in housing, please let me know.  I am currently sort of stuck.  I thought I had a roommate lined up for an awesome place in Mount Washington (2BR) but now he is sort of waffling.  I need to find someone to live with.  Including expenses, we are talking about $600 per month, and the place is 10 minutes from law school.  If interested, please contact me at this email:

To continue this incredibly long post, I contacted the bookstore about getting the books we are supposed to get (discussed in the first assignment we got in the mail) but the person who answered said they would not be in for another week or so.  You can get them mailed to you for a charge of $6.95, if I understood her correctly.

Hope everyone has a great summer!

Duquesne U / going to Duquesne
« on: April 05, 2004, 06:19:34 PM »
Is anyone out there going to Duquesne?  I am visiting their campus next week and will be looking at housing options, sitting in on a class, and interviewing with the director of admissions (not sure what I am interviewing for, though).  Anyways, just wanted to see if anyone else out there is headed to Pittsburgh next year.

Incoming 1Ls / roommate wanted
« on: April 18, 2004, 06:34:44 PM »
Hi everybody,

I have decided to attend Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh, PA.  I visited the school and the city for the first time last week, and I was very impressed.  I am posting because I would like to put the word out that I am seeking a roommate.  Duquesne's list of students who are seeking roommates won't be available until mid-May.

I put a deposit down on a 5th floor apartment in Mount Washington, which is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh that overlooks the city's downtown area.  The law school is a ten minute drive away.  If you are looking for a roommate for law school and will be attending Duquesne or Pitt, you might want to check it out.  The apartment is a 2 bedroom/2 bath.  I am a 22 year old male and would prefer to live with another first year Duquesne student.   

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / marquette wait list
« on: March 15, 2004, 07:36:16 PM »
After many anxious weeks, I finally found out this evening that I was "deferred" at Marquette, my number one choice, ALMOST 2 MONTHS ago!  Evidently, their deferral letter was "lost in the mail" (wink, wink).  Anyways, I'm pissed off because I thought I was still in the running for acceptance.  I know that technically I am not out, but I also know that if they really wanted me, I would have been accepted; few people get accepted off the waiting list.  I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just a bit annoyed.  Looks like Duquesne University!

Well, I got the axe at Syracuse. (153/3.5)

Choosing the Right Law School / thumbs down from syracuse
« on: March 07, 2004, 08:29:18 PM »
After months of waiting, I finally received word from Syracuse University, one of my top three choices...and I got the thumbs down!  I was pretty sure I would get accepted there.  My GPA and LSAT were at or above their medians, and I had lots of extra-curriculars and great essays/letters.  I'm kind of confused about the whole thing.  Anyways, just wanted to communicate with other posters, I hope you guys have luck.  I am now down to pretty much Duquesne, although I got accepted at 4 tier 4s.  I am still waiting to hear from Marquette, which is my top choice because of their sports law program.  It's looking more and more like Pittsburgh for me...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hofstra-Can I go
« on: February 23, 2004, 05:24:51 PM »
I was wait-listed with a 153 lsat and a 3.5 GPA...I applied to the day division, though...good luck to you

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: anybody wait-listed at hofstra?
« on: February 15, 2004, 01:02:05 PM »

congrats on the acceptance!  I have taken your advice and sent a letter to all of the schools where I have either not heard or have been wait-listed.  I also sent a copy of my grades from the Fall 2003 term (unofficial, I know, but our registrar's office moves about as fast as an elephant with a broken ankle) and an article from our campus newsletter in which I was featured.  I hope this stuff helps me get in...and good luck with the fellowship!


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