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Studying for the LSAT / Re: A million questions.
« on: August 14, 2006, 12:35:39 AM »
Not to be a wet blanket or anything, but does anyone think he should maybe take a year or two off and do something productive?  I have done the whole younger than everyone else thing back in college, and it sucked royally.  In my school, so many events revolve around drinking and bars, and the occasional person might treat you differently when they hear about your age.

Additionally, you don't want the application process to be rushed, and you have some work yet to do.  Not trying to be negative, i just think it is important that this be considered.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYU vs. CHICAGO
« on: December 13, 2005, 09:43:44 PM »
when you say that they are opposite schools, aside from big (nyu) vs small (chicago), what are you referring to? do you feel like nyu is competitive? i've heard from people that it is more competitive than chicago...also, what do you think about graduating middle of the class at nyu vs. chicago for job prospects in ny

I know NYU first hand (1L), but i only know chicago from tales of other people.  By opposite, i was referring to the size, the general political leaning of the students, and my perception of the competitiveness.  From everything i have heard, chicago people tend to be extremely competitive, possibly because of self-selection.  While i mostly only deal with the people in my section and my lawyering class, i can't possibly think of the school as competitive.  People are generally friendly, and mostly talk of how happy they would be to just get their B's and graduate (job prospects being so good).

I can't give you too much advice about job prospects that i can guarantee to be valid. I have heard a theory that chicago degrees are rarer, and that might give them an extra boost in the job search, but who knows.  The one thing i can be sure of is that you can interview with a whole bunch of New York firms very easily, without having to jump on a plane.

A disclaimer: If I had been accepted into every law school in the country, i would still have gone to NYU.  This has to do with several factors, including my strong desire to live in New York now and after I graduate.  I love my school.  This can be considered to be an advertisement, but it also means that you might want to take the things I say with a grain of salt.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYU vs. CHICAGO
« on: December 09, 2005, 09:57:03 PM »
From what I have heard, Chicago is known for a more rigorous curriculum, so that probably means you will get a better education (doesn't mean its practicaly knowledge, but you will certainly have a head full of a bunch of crap once you get out).

Coming from someone who goes to NYU, i think this is pretty accurate.  I have no doubt that the Chicago kids know more crap  than us because of the school and their general intensity.  However, getting firm jobs from either school is about the same, and you learn most of the useful stuff in law from actually practicing (or so it seems). So, yes, you learn more there; here you get to be happier.  There are plenty more factors to consider, since NYU and Chicago are basically complete opposite schools.  'Course, if you are a laid back liberal, I think the choice is pretty clear.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: December or February?
« on: October 26, 2005, 10:35:27 AM »
Many schools don't even accept February LSAT scores for admission into the upcoming fall class.  You should look at the schools you are applying to; they usually make a statement about that.  Either way, as you said, an application in that late usually will severely disadvantage you.

That raises a question than that I have.  I took the Oct. test and scored lower than I would have liked.  Given my work schedule (about 55 hours a week) I am not sure I can prepare myself by Dec.  If I were to wait until Feb - could I still have a shot at getting into Fall 2006 ???  I know that I would be at an disadvantage - but is it possible?  Thanks

Studying for the LSAT / Re: December or February?
« on: October 26, 2005, 09:13:21 AM »
I would say you should definitely wait until February if you don't intend to apply this cycle.

Law School Applications / Re: 164 + 169 = MASS CONFUSION. Help y'all!
« on: October 24, 2005, 09:29:03 PM »
Maybe it would be better if you would clarify what you were asking.  The only thing in particular that strikes me is that USC is not a safety for you, by any stretch of the imagination.  A solid target, sure.  The other stuff seems relatively reasonable.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Not terrible, but not great either
« on: October 23, 2005, 06:32:42 PM »
As said before, tt stands for Columbia, Chicago, and NYU, based on the relative consensus of those being 4-6, in a debatable order.  169 and 3.77 gives a decent shot, though applying early would probably help.

Is it chicago/cornell/something?

I believe it is Columbia/Chicago/NYU

And don't forget BBQ (Boston U, Boston College, Quinnipiac), HIV (Harvard, Indiana Bloomington, Vanderbilt), FAT (Florida State, Akron, Texas) and NBC (National Broadcasting Company)!!!

But on a serious note- I'd guess that CCN stands for Columbia, Cornell, NYU; since all of those schools are in NY State. But, Chicago makes sense too because its ranked more closely with NYU and Columbia.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Last question I need help with......
« on: August 20, 2005, 11:31:29 PM »
Not exactly sure if the reason why B is right was perfectly said or not, but let me give it a shot.  Excuse my redundance if you feel it doesn't add anything.

The problem with the supplier's evidence isn't how far back it refers to.  The problem is that he is talking about something completely different.  He is essenitally talking about how paper used to be made from recylcled rags back in he old days, and how this paper was really good.  Therefore, not all recycled paper in the history of earth was crappy.

Well, obviously, this doesn't address the fact that current recycled paper is made from whatever it is made from now (paper, i would imagine).  And the quality of this paper doesn't have much to do with the quality of recycled paper throughout history.  Hence his nice little historical facts are irrelevent.

Wait List / Re: Oh my god...NYU!
« on: August 16, 2005, 10:35:45 AM »
thanks. . did either of you call the admissions office?. . I'm waiting to hear from NYU but I'm set to start at another school next week. It would be nice to have some sort of decision before then.

When does NYU start?

Move in and orientation are the 28th.  Classes start the 31st.

Wait List / Re: Oh my god...NYU!
« on: August 12, 2005, 08:07:39 PM »
Sure.  168 LSAT and a 3.88 gpa.  I sent my final transcript and a letter of recommendation from a pretty impressive alumnus that I found out I knew after i had already applied.

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