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Washington U / Re: Hello
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:35:57 PM »
Well, you're pretty much right on the expensiveness of the true CWE, but if you can afford it its a wonderful  neighborhood.  Between the CWE and campus there are a bunch of apartments owned by Reserve at Forest Park.  They are cheaper and on the WU shuttle route, but there are a lot of car break ins.  The land lords are alright, but not good at maintenance (that's where I live this year)  U-city is cheaper than CWE (significantly cheaper) and you have a couple options there--you can either live between Delmar and campus and be really close to the Loop area, which is where there are a lot of good resturaunts and bars (where I'm living next year), or you can live north west of campus in a nice quiet family area that will be pricier (where I lived my sophomore year of undergrad).  I don't have a lot of experience with clayton, as I've never lived there, but I've known people who've lived on Rosedale and Northridge in the Demun area who have loved it and found mid-priced two bedrooms...pricey one bedrooms though.  Also, if you go just south of the suburb of Clayton, across Clayton Rd (it gets confusing) you will be in Richmond Heights which normally has some good deals on two bedrooms.

Here's a webpage from the business school that lists a bunch of different complexes you can get in touch with, and their pluses/minuses.  Debaliviere Place is the old name for Reserve at Forest Park, but I think the phone number is the same:  http://www.olin.wustl.edu/guide/apts.cfm

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Washington U / Re: Hello
« on: April 18, 2005, 07:46:50 PM »
 :D  I'm just happy to know I'm not the only person on this website that doesn't hate WUSTL.  I actually got my waitlist letter from UIUC today, so it just confirmed 100% that I'll still be in STL in the fall.

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Washington U / Re: Hello
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:34:11 PM »
Hey all, I'm at Wash U as an undergrad and it looks like I'll be sticking around as a 1L in the fall.  I've spent a lot of time over in the law school (my roommate's a 3L) and I've never seen any fliers about a married students group...but that doesn't mean there isn't one of course.  The happy hour the school hosts every week is always packed, though, and I know a lot of people bring their significant others/outside friends/etc, so it will probably be an awesome place to meet people.

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Yeah wash u!  I'm already in town, because I did my undergrad there, and I'm getting excited about starting up again in the fall.  As far as apartments go, DO NOT rent from Reserve at Forest Park...they own a lot of the apartments in the Skinker/Debaliviere area, and although they are quite affordable and look nice at first, they fall apart quickly and the landlords never fix ANYTHING.  I've been in my new place at The Chesterfield , which is at the corner of Union and Waterman, for a month and a half now and I love it. I have a "studio" but it has a bedroom and goes for $550/month.  Their full one-bedrooms have a full dinning room and a den as well as the bedroom, so there's tons of room, and I think those start at $600/mo.  The one thing about the building is that almost everyone owns a dog (I have two myself) so if canines aren't your friends you would hate it. 

As for a yahoo group, I'm skeptical--I tried setting one up a couple months ago and before I even got the chance to spred the word on LSD the group was getting spammed like crazy, so its probably not worth it...if we could find some other site to set up a listserve and get to know eachother I would definitely sign up, though.   

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My roommate is graduating with his JD from wustl, and he got a hood....of course, wustl's regalia is a giant rip off so he doesn't get to keep it or anything other than his tassel (as an undergrad all I get to keep is my cap and tassel, and it cost me $56 to "rent" the gown....weak)

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I've already started the PLS method because, although I haven't technically graduated, its less than 10 weeks to orientation.  He basically has a summer schedule having you read through a chapter a week in the E&Es for Contracts, Civ Pro, Torts, and Property, plus LEEWES and Delaney's book on legal reasoning.  You are also supposed to do the restatements and then read through the E&E for Con Law and the Delaney book on Crim Law in your free time.  Basically he's about reading the study aids to learn the basics and then going through hypos....although it might be a waste of time if the anti-preppers are right, it can't hurt you.  I really enjoy how most of the supper anti-prep people were the one's who spent over a grand on LSAT prep when they could have gotten the same improvement if they'd been dedicated enough to teach themselves from the books (I was a P Review teacher, so I know the scam from the inside)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: SLU and WUSTL visit
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:46:08 AM »
Its too bad neither of you could make it to WUSTL last Thursday.  It was the last day for most of the 3Ls, so they had a party in the courtyard, and then a large number of them proceeded to take beer into the final classes of their academic careers.  It was nice to see that even after completing an educational experience that is considered by most to be fairly hellish that they were able to cut lose and just be silly.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Pets in LS?
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:02:22 PM »


And what about housing? How difficult is it to find a room or apt. (w/ roomates or without), even as a 2L, that will allow cat(s)?

I'm sure this depends on where you ultimately end up, but in my experience in St Louis finding apartments  that allow cats is a piece of cake.  A lot of them try to say you must be a monster and declaw the poor babies, but they never check up on this so you don't actually have to do it.  That said, I've found it to be quite a bit harder to find affordable apartments that allow dogs.  Most that do have a 20lb weight restriction (which is no big deal--who would want to have some sort of great big St. Bernard couped up in their one bedroom apartment?) and charge extra deposits (a portion of which is usually non-refundable since they have to clean so thougoughly in case the next tenant has allergies) and/or pet rent. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Single Sex Law Schools?
« on: April 24, 2005, 05:11:38 AM »
No there aren't any--probably b/c 1) there's a theory that (right or wrong) there is a way law should be taught to everyone (socratic method), 2) law school doesn't have the history of undergrad institutions (building a girls school next to a boys school to act basically as a finishing school, even though obviously that's not what the girls schools act as now) and 3) If you're entering the legal profession you are entering a field where men dominate the higher levels (ie most partners are men) so you have to learn to play their game if you think there is some seperate way to play the game as a woman.

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Wait List / Re: UIUC
« on: April 18, 2005, 09:21:06 PM »
Heh, I got mine today too and was suprised myself considering what others with similar numbers have gotten financially from them...oh well, living in a corn field was less than appealing anyways  ;)

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