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One of my apps asked if I'd ever been charged with a crime. I'm pretty sure I have been charged but am not positive; the arrest was politically related and a long story and wasn't worth going into as it was my safety school.  I won't be attending my safety (got waitlisted there but accepted to No. 1 choice).  Will this have any negative repercussions down the line?

All praise is due to the wishbone that I got the bigger half of the day before getting word of the acceptance.

What generally goes on during Admit Days/Weekends?  Any chance of meeting important people (faculty, deans, etc?) Are there any other opportunities to meet such people before classes start?  (do schools have receptions during orientation week or something?)

I can't make admit weekend for the school I'm going to, but I don't want to miss out on rubbing elbows with faculty/deans.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anybody have backpacking advice?
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:45:38 AM »
skip Budapest.  skip all of eastern europe, in fact.  it's a dump.

that is crazy!  budapest is perhaps one of the best cities i have ever been to.  its a wonderful place to visit - in fact most of eastern europe is.  the countries are changing in such dramatic ways, now is the time to see eastern europe.

however - see my private message for advice on eastern europe travel.

to each her own.  While not horrible, I found nothing special or especially nice about Budapest.  Kinda dirty (but not romantic like Paris or hip like London), food was good but not great, scenery was pretty un-special (think hazy skies, humid, not a lot of green space and the green that's there isn't very nice), architecture was nothing great, etc. etc. Even a nice old man who helped me find my hostel asked "why would you come HERE for vacation?? Why not Italy or Prague?"

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anybody have backpacking advice?
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:24:07 PM »
skip Budapest.  skip all of eastern europe, in fact.  it's a dump.

Good call - I plan on doing that.  There's really no reason why that won't be enough for him to write a good LOR.  Would it be better for him to write and LOR or just to put in a "good word" (or maybe be could do both)?

Man, I hope this girl was write about him having a connection with the Admissions Committee.  I guess she was, considering he did say he would be willing to put in a "good word" for me.  He wouldn't have said that if it wasn't possible.

Just send him good supporting material like your personal statement, a short bio, and your resume.  All three of those should give him enough information to write a pretty detailed letter. At least that is what I would do if I felt that there was a good chance he has a connection. 

exactly... I don't see why you're even hesitating! Get on that and get that recommendation!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Decision for GULC today
« on: March 17, 2005, 11:08:37 PM »
just went decision today as well (complete in late January), FT program.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMaryland?
« on: March 14, 2005, 12:02:15 PM »
Baltimore is a sh*thole

I don't hold the school in very high regard

but that is just my opinion

I agree that the internet is a public forum and the adcomms have every right to read these boards, however they should

a) be open about it, so people are aware that their posts are being read

b) read everything with a grain of salt.  People don't always act on messgeboards as they would in real life.  Messageboard communication is very different than other types of social interactions.  I know that on messageboards I personally play devil's advocate, toy with points of view that I don't necessarily
adhere to, vent in a manner that I would in "real life" deem inappropriate, etc.  However, now that I know that my posts are being read, I'm going to be a lot more careful what I say. 


this is creepy!

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