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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Schools with bad names
« on: April 12, 2005, 02:25:11 PM »
Pepperdine-- has always reminded me of those peppermill cookies or whatever they are... maybe it is their subliminal messaging tactic because I did apply there after all... hmmm

Although only USD has a law school, for undergrad it is horrible because there is University of San Diego, University of San Diego-California, and San Diego State University, so there is a lot of confusion (kind of like the Stanford/Samford thing).

Some names might not be horrible, but I just think they are some cheap sounding school from their names like Case Western, Quinnipiac, and Hofstra (I think it is just the fact that I am a west coast girl who hasn't heard about those schools until I discovered these boards)

Emory-- makes me think that I need to file my nails

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: VIVA LAS VEGAS
« on: April 09, 2005, 12:12:15 AM »
UNLV Boyd Law School is practically brand new (something like five years old) and so it is hard to say how well the graduates from there do in other markets.  Right now, most of the Vegas lawyers are from schools in CA and other areas, but I am sure UNLV lawyers will be taking over soon.  Yet in CA, it will be much more difficult to compete.  UNLV is doing their best to become a strong school, but areas such as LA and SD already have lawyers that feed in from top schools.  Of course, it is all about connections, and Vegas is pretty well-connected to So. Cal, so I wouldn't say it is impossible to work in CA-- just difficult. 
On the issue about the lady suing Wendy's-- she found the finger in a CA Wendy's restaurant-- I think even San Jose, although I could be wrong about that.  So it makes sense that she would use a CA lawyer since that is the state in which she had the problem. 

Anyway, good luck in your pursuits.  Vegas is a fun place to stay for a while, but definitely not somewhere to live your entire life and definitely not a place to raise a family (trust me, I know... lived all of my childhood there and now in college in CA).

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It's good to know that other women have given this a lot of thought as well (I thought I was being my overly-planning self).  I am very young right now (20) and am graduating college early, so I can get a head start on law school, and therefore a head start on my career and family.  I really have one of those inner-conflicts of wanting to be a mom that is around a lot for my kids and still wanting to be successful in my career.  For now my goal is to start work at 24, work for a few years, and then take off for a few years while I pop out a bunch of babies at once.  Maybe during that time work PT or get my PhD or something so I can teach sociology or something at the undergrad level.  All of my profs say how great it is to teach because no other job can offer such a great work schedule.  Or from a conversation in class today between my prof and a student:
Prof: "Well, I've been really busy lately.  On Friday I had a meeting that lasted until 5:30"
Student: "So basically you just had to work a full day like everyone else?"

Ok, now after reading all of that, maybe I am just being my overly-planning self.  I'm a little obsessive over these things.

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How exciting-- this is my first post, as well! 
Anyway, I have just been accepted to SLU and am quite happy!  I was just wondering what information you received in your acceptance letter packet.  I only received two sheets of paper: one letter saying I am accepted and another saying that I am a full-time student.  I didn't receive any info on visiting days or scholarships (which sadly must mean that I didn't get a scholarship... but one can dream!) or anything else.  When did you receive your acceptance because I do find it strange that I didn't even get info about the visiting day, but I guess that since I got it so late, I kind of missed out on a lot of the fun stuff!  :)  I just felt like my packet was pretty empty compared to other acceptance letters I have received.
Also, just out of curiosity, did you get a scholarship?  I was kind of expecting just a little one since I got $10,000/yr at Gonzaga.  If you did, what were your numbers?
Thanks so much for your help and hopefully I will be seeing you next year at SLU!

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