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General Board / Re: Engineers who went to law school...
« on: June 27, 2006, 09:33:39 PM »
I am a Bio person and just finished my first year of law school. I have a master's in Biomedical Engineering as well. i found the first year to be challenging, but in a different way than science/engineering.  The work load was more bearable, but the curve makes it harder. However, I definitly found that I was more prepared to work than most students coming from a different major. I have no regrets so far and find it more rewarding than working in a lab and constantly have to pray experiemnts work.

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General Board / Re: How big is the alumni factor?
« on: March 25, 2006, 01:14:59 PM »
I think if you have the numbers for Marquette and they're choosing between you and another applicant with the same numbers then having alumni to the law school helps ( I don't think undergrad helps at all, but I coudl be wrong).  from what i understand, l.s. alumni gives you a bit of an extra boost, but you won't get you in a certain law school just on alumni. good luck

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General Board / Re: syracuse
« on: January 07, 2006, 08:46:43 AM »
The courseload was just as I expected it to be in law school. It was challenging, but manageable. It depends on your background too. I am 25 and have a masters degree so I am used to work.. some people coming right out of college had more trouble adjusting..but that's law school in general I would think. Not specifically the 'cuse.  I did not have much leisure time once the memos started. You WILL spend 2 whole weekends and the weeks in between working on the memos in addition to your other assignments because they take that long.. but once again same in other law schools. Once one memo is done, they other is assigned that day.  There are bar nights every Friday sponsored by different clubs at the school.  Everyone seems to go to those up until the end of the semester.  I have heard though that as a 2L and 3L there is more time to relax.

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General Board / Re: patent bar study aides
« on: January 06, 2006, 01:52:44 PM »
Thanks for the advice :)  That definitly seems helpful!!

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General Board / Re: syracuse
« on: January 06, 2006, 11:43:12 AM »
Hi. I just finished my first semester at Syracuse Law.  the grading curve is actualy on another post (it is titled "grading curve at a particular school", but it can also be found on the website.  I have not gotten any grades back yet.. it's frustrating they take a long time.. so i cannot tell you my personal experience with the curve. However, I have found the students to not be ultra competitive. In fact, I love the school because of the students and their willingness to help each other out and not be ultra competitive.  I had a friend whos computer crashed and he lost all his briefs right before finals.  He was offered briefs from alot of students as well as outlines if necessary.  This is not to say that if you do no work you can get everytihn gfrom other people. They'll know if you are slacking and won't be willing to help. Trust me I hvae had a couple people not come to any classes and then try to get my outlines. The faculty and profs are sort of hit and miss.  Some are good, some are bad.  I had a few I hated this semester and a few I liked.  From talking to the 3l's it seems to be about the same.  The location and weather of the school is a downer, but overall I am pretty happy there for a law school experience.  HTH!

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General Board / patent bar study aides
« on: January 04, 2006, 12:54:23 PM »
Hi. I have seen some posts about this when I searched, but there was no answer. I am planning on taking the patent bar this summer. Which home study kit is reccomended.  The prices for them seem out of control. Any advice please?  I'd like to do the cheapest Patbar.com which is 750.00 compared to the 2395 of BarBri, but I am worried that I won't be as prepared. Thanks

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Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2008 Thread
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:42:25 PM »
hey guys I'm sorry I am not going to make it out tonmorrow night. Something came up and I have to run home to VT tomorrow.  I'm so sorry. Hopefully I'll meet you at orientation.

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Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2008 Thread
« on: August 17, 2005, 11:39:45 PM »
well just let me know and i'll be there.. and like I said if you have car issues I can always give ya a ride. So just let me know what's going on. Hopefully I'll have real internet by tomorrow but my cells is 8025989945.

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Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2008 Thread
« on: August 17, 2005, 07:56:06 AM »
Hey everyone,
Well I am all moved into my apt. in Syracuse. I don't get internet till tomorrow so i'm stealing a very low signal from my neighbor right now.  It's weird to be somewhere new and not know anyone. My apt (clarendon heights) is nice, but it's kinda sketchy outside at ttiwed said in earlier posts. I'm right near what I think is the projects so I hope I'm ok. 

Ttiwed- if you want a ride or something or anyone else that lives around me wants to carpool to the blue tusk on friday that'd be cool. I am still kinda scared driving around here by myself since I dont know my way around. I have to go exploring some more..... 

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Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2008 Thread
« on: August 11, 2005, 05:08:02 PM »
ttiwed- cool i was just curious cause i lok forward to meeting you since we'll both be in clarendon.

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