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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Detroit Mercy
« on: June 30, 2005, 07:48:33 PM »
I went down there today and met with an admissions person. It wasn't dean Caprio. They were very helpful and honest and answered all of my questions. Im bummed out because they said that they are at capacity now and that 40 are on the waitlist. She made it sound like I will be accepted, but then placed at the end of the waitlist (no chance). However, I can opt to do the part time evening program for one year. It doesnt sound like too bad of a deal because it is 12 credits each semester vs 15. The only difference is that you do not take property law whcih is a 6 credit year-long class.

My problem with doing the part time are as follows, please feel free to address them with your thoughts:

1)At the end of the year if I want to transfer, not many schools will like that I have only taken 24 credits.
2)If I transfer into the full time day program, I will be basically entering a new school. I will probably not know any of the students, all students that have gotten close during 1L. This may or may not be a problem.
3)Once I transfer to the day time I will then have to take property law 2L and then two (3) credit classes over the summer. In doing so, that will wipe out an entire summer of employment opportunities and possible debt reduction. If I don't make up the credits and continue on the day track it will be pointless because at the end of three years, Ill still have another 6 credits to make up.
4)Only taking 12 credits will not jusitify the expense of living on my own downtown and I will be forced to live with my parents 15 miles north of the city. Im not sure how easy it will be to focus at home.

As far as the school goes, I liked it a lot. She mentioned that they hope to be breaking ground on the new site this winter. The current building does seem a bit tired, but it wasnt that bad at all.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Detroit Mercy
« on: June 29, 2005, 07:38:07 PM »
Im going downtown tomorrow to see the school. The people in the office there have been great. It really sounds like this lady is meeting with only me tomorrow to show me around and answer questions. They deal with their applicants on such a personal level, which is so important in my opinion.

Still waiting to hear from U of D. I hope to God I get in because it is basically my only shot at fall 2005. What were your guys stats and from what schools?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Detroit Mercy
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:22:04 PM »
Ive talked to a lot of lawyers about this school. They all say that it is fine, but definitely not a great program. That would lead me to belive that the degree will work out just fine in Michigan (maybe Ohio, Chicago), but anywhere else it probably will be looked at as just another 4th tier school.

With that said, Im hoping that I get in there for this fall. I just took the June LSAT which I bombed, but I was surprised to see that my 153 is actually a decent score for there. I had a 2.85 at Michigan, which is below what they want, but Im hoping they give the nod to michigan grads over other in state schools. I hope that it isnt too late and that they are only really admitting rediculously good applicants.

Should find out pretty soon I would guess.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 05 scores are up
« on: June 25, 2005, 02:50:27 PM »
I got a 153 with no prep on arguments and it showed.

I missed 20 questions in those two sections!

My practices were all around 160, but I have better things to do than cry about this test. Life goes on.

Im a pretty relaxed person and I never get test anxiety so that doesn't worry me. Im in no immediate danger so it isnt something that is there to alert me of a possible serious condition although it would if that happened. Im not gonna walk out if they cant accomodate it, ill just take it off and make them feel really realy guilty. haha

Lately I have been having scary heart irregularities so I went to a cardiologist on Friday and he did a bunch of tests. Nothing too serious came up, but I did have some slight arythmias that he needs to monitor.


I have to wear a heart monitor on my belt that is hooked up to my chest and when my heart does something weird, it goes off and makes a very noticible sound somewhat like a fax machine. It will be loud enough to distract the entire area that I am testing in and last s for about a minute. Then when this happens, I have to get to a phone and call in the data so it can be looked at and then forwarded to the doctor.

Do you think that I will be able to take the test? I doubt they would allow me to take the test alone in a room with a single proctor and that is what is worrying me. If worst comes to worst, Ill just go to the bathroom and take the whole thing off, but I would like to avoid that.

Im gonna go canoeing in the morning for a 6 mile trip and then I am going to play golf in the afternoon. I plan on running through an argument section after, a reading comprehension, and a LR section before bed. Bed early, up at 8am saturday and relaxing prior to it.

Maybe take a xanax

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best/Worst Airports in the U.S.
« on: June 02, 2005, 08:20:03 PM »
San Francisco
Detroit (new)

New Orleans
Charles De Galle

You don't have to be a lawyer to have a government job lol.  I have a BA in English Literature and am a Contract Specialist for the federal government.  I get annual raises of 10K a year (plus whatever congress authorizes for cost of living, which is usually 3%).  I get every other friday off, approx. 10 holidays, 13 vacation days (goes up to 20 after 3 years), 13 sick days, and they are paying for most of law school.

All that being said.... I will be leaving the government the day I graduate law school.

I tried getting that job out of college with the CIA. They never called me back :(

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