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Wait List / Re: news on Richmond's WL...
« on: May 19, 2005, 11:12:51 AM »
sorry to hear that!! I would liek to know if there's any news as well.  When is the 2nd deposit due?

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sorry i don't know swedish at all. I just know that one quote cause my boyfriend's father lived in sweden for a while :)

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what you mentioned about career services at syracuse concerns me. however, do you think dickinson fares any better?



I deleted my earlier post because I don't think people understood what i was saying. Let me try again.  I am glad that you chose dickinson since you know the location you want to work and I think that is a good choice for you. however, as someone who chose syracuse over dickinson let me discuss the reaons i dislliked dickinson and chose syracuse... sot hat someone can have a different point of view.

1.  I was able to relate much more to the prospective and current students much more so at Syracuse than at Dickinson.  While maybe it waws my particular admitted students day. I felt that many of the student going to Dickinson came from subpar colleges compared to syracuse and alot of the ones I met barely seemed intelligent enough to go to college let along law school.  I am sorry if that insults anyone I am just telling the truth as to my particular admitted students day.

2. When I talked to the head of career services at Dickinson she told me that unless you're in the top 15% of the class she will not help you find a job.  When I talked to the Syracuse career services they help everyone. Since there's no guarentee i'll be in the top 15% it seems a beter gamble to go somewhere where there are connections for everyone not just the top.  While i know at either school it's best to be in the top, it helps to have a career services willing to help you than one that turns you away.

3.  Syracuse has a national reputation. While Penn State is considered to be a decent school I don't think it has as national a reputation. I have lived in three different places (CA, PA, and VT). ONly in PA was Penn state regarded as a great school.  I know syracuse's reputation might be based on basketball, but to be known nationall for whatever reason is very helpful. I have experienced this first hand when dealing with my undergraduate education.

4.  Syracuse's library was more equipped than Dickinsons. When I visited Dickinson I was told by the tour guide that there was no need for books so they didn't have most volumes there because everyhting was on computer and they stress computer learning.  I am a huge advocate of technology (Want to do science and technology concentation as 'cuse), but I think it's necessary to stll have the original volumes of book son teh shelves and to have a decent library.

5.  AS far as the building. It's funny i definitly felt that Syracuse's building was much nicer than dickinsons. Dickinson being the oldest law school in PA has a very run down building that smelled of moth balls. They were recently redoing the lecture rooms, but I still was disapointed in the appearance. When I visited syracuse I got a much better feeling about the building. Dickinson felt like a funeral home to me.

6.   The construction they plan to do at Dickinson seemed like it would be extremely disruptive during the entire three years I would attend the school. I don't tink hearing a jack hammer during exams or while trying to study is all that constructive. 

7.  ONe more thing was for me I was particularly impressed with Syracuse's SUNTEC and science and technology program. This is a huge plus for what I want to do.  There are is also a greater variety of law journals at the 'cuse compared to dickinson

So I just wanted to share another point of view. Plus I have a cousin and some friends that just graduated and were extremely happy and successful from syracuase so there ARE people that are happy with it.  So I leave you with this.  There is an old saying in Swedish. smokin de boken de dayla.. taste is like you're behind divided.
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Syracuse. Heard awaful things about albany. granted i'm biased. i am a future orangman law student.

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Villanova
Rutgers Camden
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St. Johns
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New York Law
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Wait List / Re: Wash U
« on: May 16, 2005, 07:46:23 PM »
yeah i got the email too. hmm wonder why some people didn't.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Living in Philly?
« on: May 16, 2005, 02:42:59 PM »
honestly it's doable..but i wouldnt' reccomend it. I live in philly now and while it's GREAT to have the city..i think it's just a hassle at the same time. Live in the suburbs of NJ (haddonfield, marlton, cherry hill).. it's hte same price, you could gain in state tuition, and it's NOT that far from the city..you'll have a place to park your car and not the really long commute from the city.  But i am biased.. i'm sick of philly :) :)

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Wait List / Re: richmond WL
« on: May 10, 2005, 09:14:46 PM »
yeah. I sent a ton of extra stuff and it hasn't help. i have received two more waitlists this week and almost want to just not send extra stuff because it feels as if it hasn't help at the five other waitlists i am on.

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haha . i'm a huge red sox fan and speaking of yankee fans when i went to syracuse they were all yankee fans there too!

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Denials / Re: Miami Says "Good Night"
« on: May 08, 2005, 10:05:22 AM »
yeah. i got that too. sucky. i was so sad. but now i'm over it.stupid miami.

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