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Temple / Re: Laptops
« on: May 26, 2007, 10:46:23 AM »

Temple / Re: Laptops
« on: May 23, 2007, 08:24:25 PM »
I'm a current Temple Law student. STAY W/ XP!!!!!!!  A friend had to buy a laptop in the middle of the Spring semester and Vista was incompatible w/ large portions of the schools wireless network AND examsoft.  I'm pretty sure that Dell (maybe others) still offers to build machines w/ XP if you ask.

Temple / Re: Temple Class of 2010 (entering in Fall 2007)
« on: May 23, 2007, 08:21:46 PM »
Everyone reading this needs to consider the benefits of living in South Philly.  Sure, it's dirtier and you're in a working class neighborhood, but it's much cheaper ($550 for 1Bed / $800 for 2Bed) and the Broad St Sub line is right there.  South Philly does have a slightly higher rate of non-violent crime than Center City, but very little violent crime.  Besides, the food is better and cheaper in S Philly--Cheesesteaks, Italian BYOBS, and Korean BBQ.

General Board / Re: Am I Screwed?
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:14:16 PM »
I'd be careful assuming that a 2.67 on a 2.5 curve places one in the top half of the class.  My school has a 2.85 curve, but the top half begins at 3.01.

The curve is usually the mean GPA; percentile, of course, is based on the median. 

General Board / Re: Constitutional Law and Property study Guides?
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:10:24 PM »
I liked Emanuel's for Dukeminier.

I just got Chemerinsky today and its good so far, very in depth analysis, I barely got through standing.

Chemerinksy is a-okay

General Board / Re: Do Grade Mistakes Happen?
« on: January 21, 2007, 11:01:50 PM »
Wow - one would think that with so much on the line, that grades would be checked and re-checked....especially since they take so long to come out!

one would bloody well think.  i may finally get mine on tuesday.   :P

I thought we were the only folks waiting until Tuesday!  What a pain!

General Board / Re: living with 3 other people 1L?
« on: April 06, 2006, 10:34:08 AM »
I think leaf is likely right.  I'm considering whether to keep the 4-bed house I'm renting (in the Philly burbs).  I have roommates leaving in the summer and may want to fill the empty beds with law / non-law roomies.  Just haven't made a decision yet.

Acceptances / Re: Top school vs. free school. Help!
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:54:56 AM »
Thanks for the input!!
I had a 162 LSAT and 3.4 GPA. I also applied to Loyola and Santa Clara and haven't heard back yet but deposits are due in two weeks. I had my application finished at the end of January, but took the February LSAT so it wasn't complete until the middle of March and I heard a week later from both of them. What were yours? Good Luck!

I'm visiting both schools in two weeks. Hopefully I'll get a magical sign from one of them. 

I'm usually the guy telling folks to go to the cheaper option, but 1/2 schol at Pep seems a nice deal.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seton Hall vs. Rutgers - Newark
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:51:43 AM »
Hey everyone,

I was wondering if y'all could comment on this for me.

I've been offered 20,000 a year renewable (based on a continued 3.2 gpa) at Seton Hall law school which has jumped in the new ratings this year to 66.

I've been offered no money at Rutgers Newark but have heard from many different people that rutgers students place better than seton hall students.  Is there any merit to this claim?

Which would you go to if you were given the above choices?

If you're instate in NJ, the decision seems easy to me.  These schools have very different atmospheres, though.  Have you visited each?  Also 3.2 seems a very high LS GPA, unless SH has serious grade inflation like many of the T14s.

Prepare for the LSAT as best you can (individually and/or prep class [anything but Kaplan]) and take it. When you receive your scores, you can begin to consider what your options are. You have some very good advice above ITT.  Remember, though, no matter what your UG degree is, where it's from, what your work experience is...the LSAT is king.  Excepting rare circumstances, the exam will account for 50%-75% of your application package to schools.

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