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Law School Applications / Re: ASD's: How to Dress?
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:43:17 AM »
Anything above sweatpants and a tee-shirt and below a suit is appropriate.  Jeans are good, usually, but it depends on the school.  Whether the school is a jeans school of a khakis and a collared shirt school is likely obvious. Temple, my school, is a jeans' school for ASD.  Villanova--right down the road--is likely a khakis' one.

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WCL = Washington College of Law, American's law school.

It's the only school I've gotten into (no rejections, the rest pending). If I don't get into anywhere else (Fordham, Cardozo), it might not be worth it to go anywhere. American's tuition is just too much to justify going.

Numbers: 164, 3.28, 3 years work experience as the managing writer for the headquarters of an international corporation.

Did you target any schools that will give you ducats?  Or only private schools with outrageous tuitions that won't give you any money?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: George Mason vs. Temple vs. Cardozo
« on: March 28, 2008, 11:07:09 AM »
I'm a 2L at Temple.  Fire away with questions, if you'd like.

The neighborhood is what it is and isn't that bad. Straying off campus is only a bad idea at night, and since the campus is very well-lit and the regional rail and subway are close to the law school and the paths to each each are well-lit, it's not an issue.  In addition, Temple is buying up N Philly, effectively, which means that the tough areas are being pushed further  away from the law school.

Hey thanks.. I do have a couple of questions actually as I'm leaning more and more heavily towards Temple..

How many people do you know have SA positions lined up/job offers for when they graduate?

How helpful/communicative are the faculty, specifically in those 1L classes?

What's your typical daily schedule like?


Thanks again!

I'm happy you're looking at Temple. We've got a lot going for us!

Jobs:  those that actively seek employment obtain employment.  The problem is that only 10% or so Temple grads get BigLaw gigs, so if you're going to school to get the BigLaw gig, neither attending Temple, Cardozo, nor GM is going to guarantee success.  If you're looking at private firm employment (50K to 100K range), Temple does much better. Temple grads also have success in obtaining pub interest employment (the reason many of us chose Temple) and clerkships.

It feels like a crapshoot to many law students, but most often it's not.  Accepting who you are, what you're willing to accept for employment, what connections you've made, and what your grades will get you is a big part of seraching effectively for employment. So many folks don't get this.

Faculty:  In general, the faculty at Temple are amazing-->kind, recptive, and understanding.  There are exceptions, but I'd guess doors at Temple are much more open than at most schools.

Schedule: 1L schedules are designed to keep students on campus in the morning and afternoon--one morning class and one afternoon class, almost each day of the week. After that, things become quite flexible.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: George Mason vs. Temple vs. Cardozo
« on: March 27, 2008, 12:33:51 PM »
Just wondering if there are many students who commute to Temple.  I am leaning towards attending (full-time day), but I will probably be taking the train from New Brunswick every day (just over an hour).  Do you think this is reasonable, or will it be completely frustrating?

That, I'd think, would be a royal pain in the butt.  I do know folks that commute from DE and MD, and they use the time on the train to read or sleep.  If you're commuting from NB to reduce costs, you might soon realize that the time of the commute and the pub trans costs suck. That is, the budgetary impact of moving to S. Philly or East Falls--even a studio in CC--wouldn't be that great in the end.

Obtaining in-state tuition at Temple is next to impossible. I know two students that have done it.  Both are married, their spouses are employed FT in the city, and they purchased homes here.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Can someone do this for me?
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:31:24 AM »
2L at Temple.  Ask Qs if you'd like.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: George Mason vs. Temple vs. Cardozo
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:04:28 AM »
I'm a 2L at Temple.  Fire away with questions, if you'd like.

The neighborhood is what it is and isn't that bad. Straying off campus is only a bad idea at night, and since the campus is very well-lit and the regional rail and subway are close to the law school and the paths to each each are well-lit, it's not an issue.  In addition, Temple is buying up N Philly, effectively, which means that the tough areas are being pushed further  away from the law school.

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Law School Applications / Re: Villanova?
« on: January 11, 2008, 06:07:14 AM »
If you are a resident of PA, is there any circumstance in which you would take Villanova over Temple or Pitt?

Yes, if Villanova gave me ducats that made it cheaper than Temple and I didn't want to practice PI law.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FEE WAIVER, sneaky f**kers
« on: January 04, 2008, 03:58:37 PM »
I actually think you have a shot at ducats from Temple.

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Personal Statement / Re: Personal Statement
« on: January 04, 2008, 10:29:24 AM »
im it

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This is a great idea. Tells me that I have a 7% chance of getting into the school I now attend.  Is this current cycle data only?  If so, I might use last cycle's data, too.

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