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I can't remember if I even went to class yesterday.

Property and Civ Pro are both conquered. My brief is another story. You sir have 6 times as many comments in here as I do so I should be the one asking that question. I like to think of my time spent on here talking about Toledo as official senator duties, even though I resigned my position last week for lack of free time.

By the way for anyone that cares, I have both the old dean (Closius) and the interim dean (Eisler) for classes this semester. I like both of them. I think Closius is the one that masterminded the transitional program. He still seams to be at the reigns in some capacity. He does a lot of the alumni events across the country and seems to be traveling somewhere on school business every week.

I go to Toledo and would be willing to answer anyone's questions. I was in the transitional program. Aside from ethics, motives, or anything of the like nature, the program IS highly beneficial. I was furious at first and dragged my feet in there the first day, but it worked out very well. I would be much less positive about it if the transitional students carried a "scarlet letter" with them for the rest of their careers because of it, but that doesnt seem to be the case. We arent classified as part time ever again and we are ranked with the full time 1Ls. The rankings come out at the end of the summer semester to accomodate the trasitional students that make up Torts and Property 2 in the summer. The funny thing is that we have become objects of envy to everyone else. We get a full semester broken in half which leads to higher grades and less stressful times. LSAT truly means nothing. I have many friends in the transitional that pulled 4 points and friends full time in the 2.0s. The employment factor is pretty meaningless because if you are considering toledo in the first place, you probably arent of the caliber to be in the competition for worthwhile 1L summer jobs. I plan on coming back in August and working for free at a law firm just to gain enough practicle experience to BS my way through some fall interviews.

Law school has nothing to do with it. Anyone that would kill themselves because of school has some major mental illness issues. Anytime I get stressed in law school I just laugh to myself that I could drop out if I wanted to, still have a great college degree, and be among the top 1% advantaged people in the WORLD!!!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any Info on the University of Dayton
« on: January 28, 2006, 12:34:54 PM »
haha I applied there last year, got something that said they recieved my application and then I never heard another word from them again. Assholes.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: JD/MBA -- Michigan in specific
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:33:35 PM »
Damn you can basically buy and sell the world with that degree. Their MBA program is insane, but I think the acceptance rate is like 2%

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone else going to apply to Toledo?
« on: November 11, 2005, 11:26:30 PM »
You take Torts and Property spring term leaving you only July and August to work. It isn't imperative to work 1L summer in order to get a good job 2L summer. If your grades are there then you will be fine. Since you have a legitimate reason for not working, I don't think anyone would hold it against you. Also if the transitional program gets your grades up, I'd say you are better off with a higher GPA and no work experience than you are with a lower GPA and pushed papers all summer as a 1L intern.

I plan on contacting some attorneys that I know after Spring term is over and asing them if I can just bum around the office for a couple months and get some experience. *&^%, Ill even work for free. I do want some level of experience to draw some BS from during OCI 2nd year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: DEFERRED at Texas
« on: November 10, 2005, 03:19:38 AM »
anyone know how easy or hard it is to transfer to Texas?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Tier 3 Schools?
« on: November 06, 2005, 10:24:16 PM »
Being a student at Toledo, Id also second that. However the difference between Wayne and Toledo is unimportant. Toledo may in fact make the jump back to being a tier 2 school, but it won't affect anything. Jumping back and forth a few spaces between tiers is good for nothing other than bragging rights. Come interview time, I will still have to compete with Wayne and MSU students.

I also find it ABSURD to go to Depaul. Why pay that much money for a degree that is only slightly better than schools 1/3 of the price? I can cover my tuition and very comfortable living expenses with the government 18,500 and don't need to seek private loans.

Depaul really makes me wonder. They have top notch facilities (Ive heard), are located in an amazing legal city, and seem to have pretty good placement in the area, but they are always a low 2nd or high 3rd tier school. Their numbers are decent too. Id find that scary if I was shelling out 120,000 for a law degree. Then I'd just get flat out pissed going to work with people 3 years later who have a third of the debt and the same job as you. But hey, you did get to live in the coolest city in the country for three years.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Toledo !!!???
« on: October 19, 2005, 09:08:02 PM »
I could go on forever but Ill break it down briefly:

Weather doesnt bother me at all. Im from Michigan and I love having 4 seasons.

People do bother me. I have found that anywhere I go in this state I encounter just FLAMING ignorance and incompetence. The drivethrough windows are worse that any other state and the people are mean as all hell. There is lots of that redneck stuff like pick ups with crazy bumperstickers and confederate flags. Lots of country music, busch drinking bad asses, and vandalism. The People are REALLY lazy.

The landscape is disgusting. Vacant buildings everywhere and high unemployment rates. These people (due to ignorance) like to blame the chinese and mexicans, but then expect to be paid 45k a year with a GED to work on an assembly line. Just about everything smells bad. People think Ohio State is the capital of the country. Ive been spit on in the past for wearing a michigan sweatshirt. You can walk through ann arbor all day with buckeye stuff on and worst case scenario is you get yelled at.

But yea if I could sum it up in four terms I would say ignorance, incompetence, ugliness, and odor.

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