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Albany Union / Albany - Class of 2008
« on: May 24, 2005, 12:26:41 PM »
Who is coming to Albany this fall?  It would be nice to make some friends!


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Oh Canada! / US Health Coverage for Canadian students
« on: June 09, 2005, 09:33:29 AM »
Does anybody have any information about health coverage options for Canadians going to law school in the United States?


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Who is headed to Albany?
« on: May 24, 2005, 04:21:27 PM »
Just checking to see who will be joining me in Albany this August...........

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Final visit to Syracuse
« on: May 23, 2005, 12:58:40 PM »
Well I finally made my trip down to Syracuse and I must say that this has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make.  I will tell you my impressions of Syracuse:

I got to Syracuse on Wednesday night and checked out the city a bit before going out to dinner with my family.  I was pretty pleased to see the city is nice and though I have heard a lot about the sketchy areas I never actually saw any (this is not to say they don't exist, I was probably lucky enough not to venture to these parts).  In the morning I went over to the campus and it happened to be the most beautiful sunny Spring day.  I was blown away by the beauty of the campus which is situated up on the hill.  I went to school at a beautful campus for undergrad but I found Syracuse University's campus to be superior.  I parked in a parking garage that connects to the law school building and is where students can park for a cost of around $260 per year.  This is a great convenience for anyone planning on driving to school because it is close to the building and covered for those long snowy Syracuse winters.

The day I went was the last day of exams for most students so I probably did not have a similar experience to those who were lucky enough to attend the visitors programs.  It was interesting to see exams in progress though.  I was given a tour by a member of the admissions staff and I thought the law building was very nice and impressive.  The facility is modern and spacious and it felt like it would not be too crowded.  I saw the school's two moot court rooms which were okay but not anything spectacular.  All the classrooms seemed nice and I was lucky enough to chat with some recent alumni working at the school who were very helpful.  Any student or alumni I talked to had only  good things to say about their school.  I appreciated the friendly atmosphere I felt there too.  I also like the level of organization at Syracuse.  I was provided with an information package with maps of Syracuse, a Renter's Guide and more information on financial aid etc. It was nice to be given all this information right off the bat.

I visited the legal clinic which is very important criteria for my decision because I plan to participate in a clinic if possible.  The clinic was impressive too until I spoke with a student who let me know there is little to no opportunity for 2Ls on the clinics and that the positions for 3Ls were very competitive.  This was probably the only disappointing part of the tour for me. Syracuse is a great law school with a great program and one of the nicest campuses I have ever visited. Also the cost of living in Syracuse is very reasonable.  All things considered I felt very lucky to be offered a position at Syracuse.  My tour guide mentioned this was one of the toughest admission years in a very long time which made me feel good.

I left Syracuse that afternoon on my way to Albany.  I wanted to make one more visit to the school before I made my final decision.  I was caught up in the romance of the Syracuse campus and big undergrad appeal and I needed to be reminded of the reasons I had chosen Albany.........

I know this is cheesy but: To be continued.................

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Just a funny email I got today ;D

TOP TEN THINGS THAT SOUND DIRTY, BUT IN A LAW FIRM, AREN'T:
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>10. Have you looked through her briefs?
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>9. He is one hard judge
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>8. Counselor, let's do it in chambers.
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>7. Her attorney withdrew at the last minute.
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>6. Is it a penal offense?
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>5. Better leave the handcuffs on.
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>4. For $200 an hour, she better be good!
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>3. Can you get him to drop his suit?
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>2. The judge gave her the stiffest one he could..
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>And the number 1 thing that sounds dirty but in law isn't:
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>1. Think you can get me off?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Intellectual Property Law
« on: April 30, 2005, 09:27:07 PM »
Is it absolutely imperative to have a science or engineering background to get into intellectual property law?  Just curious to hear from anyone with knowledge on the subject.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Obsessed with law school!
« on: April 29, 2005, 09:24:00 AM »
I have to say that Law School Discussion has been very helpful in furthering my law school obsession.  It began over a year ago when I decided to take the June LSAT to see if law school was even a possibility for me then it spiraled out of control from there.  While they wish me the best; friends and family have told me that they are tired of hearing about logical reasoning, personal statements, USNWR rankings, tiers 1,2 and 3, financial aid and deciding where to attend.  Their eyes glaze over when I bring the subject up. It is great to be able to obsess with other aspiring law students and to know that others are consumed with the same issues!

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Where should I go next fall? / Albany or Syracuse
« on: April 28, 2005, 03:21:00 PM »
I have been accepted to Albany and Syracuse and I am weighing the pros and cons.  Does anybody have any advice for me?  I have been to visit Albany but not Syracuse.  I am trying to determine which school will provide me with better career opportunties and also which city will have a better quality of life for the next three years.

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