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I like to troll for UNC on here, but I don't know how "national" it is despite its very strong regional status.  You'd need some connections and/or very top grades to get out of the southeast and mid-atlantic regions. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fratty Law Schools.
« on: October 04, 2005, 12:52:52 AM »
I'm not sure that UNC's LS is like that.  It's not fratty, but it's not how you describe it either.  Rather, it's a very laid back, relaxed environment.  There is no hostile competition that I've encountered.  I really enjoy it much more than my undergrad years at UNC.

Pres, when did you graduate? 

May 04, you?


Dec. '04

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fratty Law Schools.
« on: October 03, 2005, 07:18:15 PM »
wake forest is pretty fratacular

unc is not, its all black girls, east indians, and goth kids (not like undergrad)

i would guess ole miss, georgia, places that have already been mentioned

also i bet there are some sleeper fratty schools like LSU or something



I'm not sure that UNC's LS is like that.  It's not fratty, but it's not how you describe it either.  Rather, it's a very laid back, relaxed environment.  There is no hostile competition that I've encountered.  I really enjoy it much more than my undergrad years at UNC.

Pres, when did you graduate? 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: open house invite
« on: September 29, 2005, 07:26:55 PM »
Probably similar to getting a package in the mail.  They think that you might be interested in applying and want you to come look around and/or get acquainted, but by no means are you guaranteed admission.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fratty Law Schools.
« on: September 14, 2005, 09:39:18 PM »
UNC is not "fratty" at all. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.91/161 - Clueless where to apply
« on: September 09, 2005, 03:46:03 PM »
I had numbers very similar to yours last year.  You have a good shot at a lot of middle T1 schools.  Specifically I would look at Minnesota and other highly ranked state schools.  I may be biased but UNC is a good choice if you want to work in the south.  You should be able to get scholarship money from lower ranked T1's and T2's.  Miami, Baylor, etc. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Fuel prices??
« on: September 02, 2005, 12:02:13 AM »
$2.96/gallon for regular in Spokane WA.  It cost me $40 to fill up my Forester. The man at the station said to fill up now cause in two days, it will be up to $5.00/gallon.

Just now on my way to the library, I just heard a report stating that the US oil companies currently have a surplus of oil.  Also, they have reaped record setting profits this quarter, surpasing Wal-Mart.  Many groups are calling on them to cut back on prices or to donate oil.  It will be interesting to see what happens, although I doubt anything will.

Maybe Bush will put some heat on his oil buddies and get them to help out.  With his spproval ratings in the toilet, you would think this would be a great opportunity to show he can lead in a time of crisis.  I sincerely hope he does.

The problem isn't the supply.  The main problem right now is the oil futures market.  That is to say, panic over oil transportation due to broken pipelines and damaged oil rigs. This is not to be confused with what he had in recent weeks and months.  Two totally different scenarios. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Fuel prices??
« on: September 01, 2005, 09:59:16 PM »
It's well over $3 here in Chapel Hill.  Probably up around $3.50.  But that's because we get 90% of the state's fuel from the Colonial and Plantation pipelines which were knocked out by the hurricane.  Most gas stations are actually running out of fuel at this point.  Things are getting a bit ugly.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Meet your new Supreme Court Justice.
« on: August 19, 2005, 11:04:52 AM »
I suppose you can always dig up some skeletons if you try hard enough.  If you think Roberts is bad, wait until you see what kind of ideologue Bush will try to appoint once Rehnquist leaves.

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Law School Applications / Re: Help a girl out!
« on: August 18, 2005, 03:13:04 AM »
One of my top choice schools statistically is a possiblity, but I am probably out off the radar (UNC, as an out-of-state applicant). Would mentioning ties to the state and a strong desire to attend for personal reasons (SO in close vicinity, military, and planning to get married while still in law school) ever be a good idea to increase my chances?
Is this the kind of thing that is appropriate to state only in a letter of interest if I by a miracle get waitlisted, or would UNC laugh at me and think "awww that is so cute, would you like some CHEESE to go with your WHINE?" Maybe I should just send a video of myself in a string bikini, legally blonde style.

In this years UNC app. there was a question that specifically asked why you thought UNC was the best choice for you intellectually, personally, and educationally or something along those lines.  I think that you could elaborate on your reasons for wanting to attend within that topic.  I'm not sure how much they change the application from year to year but if it stays basically the same I'd say that would be the place for you to put all that stuff. 

I don't think it will increase your chances dramatically because the only thing that could do that would be actually having residency.  I'm sure that you've heard of the mandated 75% in state students in each class.  Since they are legally bound by this number, nothing will do you as much good as actually attaining residency.  If you really want to go to UNC but don't get in, the thing to do would be to move here and try to establish residency before applying again.  That would give you an excellent shot.  But with your numbers, I'd say you have at least a fighting chance, don't count yourself out.

If you have any other questions let me know. 

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