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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: O'Connor announces retirement
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:58:22 PM »
I was about to go and edit with my apologies for being late to the party...see, I have this job where occasionally I have to WORK rather than being on this board all day like I have been lately. 

Sue me :)

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Wait List / Re: UNC Waitlist news?
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:49:32 PM »
I'm sure I would have seen something if it had happened, but to recap, UNC sent out an email saying 'end of the month'...it's now the beginning of the next month...any word?  Anyone?  Bueller?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / O'Connor announces retirement
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:44:28 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/fc/us/supreme_court

Wow...let the political posturing begin...


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Wait List / Re: UNC Waitlist news?
« on: June 29, 2005, 02:42:31 PM »
well, technically tomorrow is the end of the month...but I'm thinking maybe the end of this week??

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 27, 2005, 04:55:25 PM »
bhsueiu....   this is going to be a good week, it's the "end of the month" and i have a good feeling


/hopefully thats not just the beer talking either...

Seeing that some people have gotten off of Harvard and Georgetown waitlists in the last couple of days...let the trickle-down begin!!  Seems to me that schools in the 20s will have spots open up soon.  Fingers crossed!

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Careful about the floppy issue-the school I am hoping to go to uses ExamSoft, a secure software program that closes everything else on your computer except for the ExamSoft software.  Here are the minimum specs that are required according to this school:

-You must use an IBM compatible laptop computer with Windows 98, 2000, XP or ME. The test taking software is not supported by any Macintosh or Linux operating system or emulation software.
-Your laptop must have a 200 MHz processor or higher, with at least 64 MB of RAM and 30 MB free hard disk space.
-Your laptop must have a functioning 1.44 MB floppy disk drive. This can be either an internal floppy disk drive, or an external USB floppy drive. Your exams will be saved to a floppy disk, which the law school will then print from. You will NOT be able to save exams to a CD drive, nor will exams be printed from your hard-drive.
-It is recommended that you have Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher installed on your laptop computer for both the download and use of the exam-taking software.
-You must have an AC adapter. Because law school exams can last longer than the life of a battery, you are required to plug in your laptop during exam-taking. All classrooms have electrical outlets for this purpose.
-The laptop must be your own. The law school will not provide you with a laptop to use during exams, nor may you use a desktop computer.
-In order to take exams on a computer, starting fall 2005 you must be able to access the wireless network . This means you must have a properly configured wireless card.

No offense to OP (I hate to admit the fact that PINE email was introduced on my UG campus when I was a junior ;) ...if you've been out of school for awhile it's easy to get out of touch, but most schools have a technology service for either the campus at large or the school itself.  Just troll around on your school's website and you'll find what you need.

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I think there is a difference between a formal letter of continued interest, and a quick email to say that you are still interested in remaining on the waitlist and if accepted will attend.  The Dean of Admissions that I spoke to said that they like to know when they call a person that they will only have to make one call rather than 10, and a recent email showing continued interest helps.  But don't call.  I think that is where one would quickly cross that persistent/nuisance line. 

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 02:26:51 PM »
Okay, so here's how I'm spending my time this summer (besides of course obsessively checking this website)...

I've moved into a "Field of Dreams" mentality with the whole thing that I would call zen-like (or at least I would if waiting wasn't making me completely bat-sh!t insane).  Anyway, in my 'if you build it, it will come' mode, I have bought Law School Confidential, Getting to Maybe, Planet Law School II, something about 10 things to succeed in law school or some such nonsense, Glannon's CivPro E&E, a laser quality inkjet printer, a bunch of different color highlighters and stupid little post-it flags (they aren't stupid, but I must mock them now in my "No, mom/dad/friend/employer, I HAVEN'T heard anything from law school yet" rant).  I have cleared out space in my bookshelves like LSC tells you to, have vowed to learn how to do a mail merge before the end of the summer, am reading many law school student blogs, I have started researching loans in preparation for the mad scramble that may (WILL) come, health insurance, and countless other little things.  All of this, yet I don't have an admission letter.

But really, if I build it, it will come.  That blessed phone call/email/letter telling me that I'm in!

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 10:40:58 AM »

Good luck all that are on WLs. Where are you waiting to hear from bhsuein?
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UNC.  Here's hoping we both end up in the Triangle.  Good luck with Duke!

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 10:17:41 AM »
We are definitely in the same boat Tegra-

But didn't you get into at least one school?  Are you saying you will not attend this year if you don't get into either UT-K or UNC?


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