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I personally hate being the dumbest person at my school.  They always put signs on my back, and the Professors yell at me.  I think I may quit soon, I can't take this *&^% much longer. Actually once you start you will not even think about it, and there will always be a few people that are dumber, or at least ask dumber questions.

Just for the record most of my posts are from the pre-law days and I only pop on every couple weeks when I get bored, still a habit from last semester when I had a light load.

As to all these negative Toledo comments...
I too was in the transitional, it wasn't bad.  If you take a full load (16 credits) in the rest of your time you will get the required 89 without going in the summer.  I am going this route since I have full time work lined up for this summer.  Also, they should be a numbers whore, since USNEWS is making applicants think that is what is important.  The faculty and administration at this school are some of the best around, I don't know who bear girl talked to on the phone, but she has the wrong impression.  As to prestige, Toledo is not a very well known school, but in Ohio and Michigan it does very well.  Wayne State (a Michigan school) is of a very similar rank and otherwise and I would prefer to be here - Toledo is in a nicer area, has a better faculty, and places very similarly.  Also our X-Dean is still around he just isn't a dean anymore he is back to teaching. Also, some schools force people with lower numbers into expensive summer programs in which only about half are accepted, other force students to go PT for a full year and even then there is no guarantee that they will be able to switch, at least at Toledo you can switch for sure and pretty much everyone is still around second semester.

If Toledo is so great and you are full time now, how is it you have all this time to f-off on this board.  Shouldn't you be starting your trial brief or reading Civ Pro for tomorrow.

Law school has nothing to do with it. Anyone that would kill themselves because of school has some major mental illness issues. Anytime I get stressed in law school I just laugh to myself that I could drop out if I wanted to, still have a great college degree, and be among the top 1% advantaged people in the WORLD!!!!!

This guy is so full of crap, yesterday I saw him trying to hang himself from the second floor of the auditorium.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Possible With Girlfriend, fiance, or wife?
« on: January 13, 2006, 02:47:46 PM »
I am a 1L and have been married for 5 months now (I have known my wife for 2 1/2 years now).  I just turned 26, so I'm slightly older than many LS students, but still in the younger crowd.  I had 5 years of real world job experiance before doing my UG (not really sure this is relevant).  Anyway, the time commitment LS takes is immense, so if you are going to continue a relationship with someone they need to be understanding.  My first semester went well, I usuall spent one night a week going out with friends and Saturday evening and Sunday morning (church) with my wife.  We have dinner togather most nights, but certainly I don't see her as much as I would like.  She works full time and starting this semester she is going to work on finishing her UG at night, so I'll see her even less and we'll both eat on the run more.  Who will clean our appartment and stuff I don't know, we'll both be pretty busy.

I think the bottom line is this... If you are in a relationship with someone who is jealous and unhappy when they don't see you every day (you know the type I'm talking about... needy, insecure, etc.) then it probably won't work.  However, my wife understands that she has the rest of her life to be with me, we may not see eachother as much as we like, but when we are done we will have great careers (hopefully) and be in a position to start a family (something we both want).

Also, I did move when law school started, when I decided to go to law school I discussed it with her, my fiance' of a few months at the time.  She thought it was great, until I told her I would have to move out of state.  We talked about it and had already planned on getting married as soon as we could afford it.  She made a desicion to start working full-time and finish school part-time, we (she) planned the wedding, we got married and moved to where I am going to school, she was even able to transfer with the company she works for.  All is well now, in 2 1/2 years it will get even better. 

Significant other MUST understand what type of commitment LS is, if they do not it is not going to work.  You won't have time to play dating games with someone who is a pain in the ass.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Bama vs Penn State
« on: January 04, 2006, 08:20:05 AM »
Carlisle is a tiny little rural college town, I like that.  Harrisburg is close enough and provides good opportunities for summer employment.  The mountains surround Carlisle and there is skiing and hiking nearby.  If you like to go clubbing and need cultural diversity Carlisle is not for you, but if you like small towns and want to go to law school in a relaxing enviroment that has numerous recreational activities available you will like it.  Also, NY, DC, Pitt, and Phili are close enough to drive to for the weekend, and your not stuck in a big city.  I hate the traffic, congestion, and high cost of living that is associated with living in big cities, and the only advantage I can see for living in one is the availability of summer jobs, if a state capital is nearby the job situation is remedied.  I know everyone doesn't share my opinion, but this is how I feel.  Still, As for the original debate ober bama v PSU, I think bama wins, PSU might tie bama if they weren't going to do renovations, but they are.  I would be bothered by the fact that I would be forced to go to class in some alternate facility, possible in some other area of Carlisle than the law school itself.  What if this alternate facility is cramped and small, what if you have to drive back and forth from there to the library, what if there is no wirless netowrk, it could be a fairly big pain in the ass, but when its done PSU will have one hell of a facility and I know they are trying hard to recruit some excellent profs, so PSU is definately on the rise, but right now going there might suck in some ways.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Bama vs Penn State
« on: January 03, 2006, 07:20:12 PM »
First, I think Penn St. is a great school and is on the rise, but I would chhose Alabama for a few reasons.
- money, you said it, bama is much cheaper
- Penn St is in the process of renovating their Carlisle campus and being in an alternate building would suck, furthermore the dual campus in State College is not in its permanent building yet, so you would be sharing with undergrads if you went to State College instead of Carlisle.
- did I mention money
- while Penn St will certainly move up, right now bama is ranked higher, T1 I think.
- money

The only reason I can see for not choosing Alabama would be if you thought living in Tuscaloosa would suck, and I can't help you there since I have never been there.  I have been to Carlisle and I love the area, State College not as nice, but Tuscaloosa = ????

I am from Michigan as well, I think Depaul is your only decent shot, the rest are reaches.  I am now a 1L (bored over break) attending Toledo, and I would suggest you look into it, the UT degree carries nicely into Michigan, and the atmosphere is great.

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