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Also wanted to add that this will be the weekend before Thanksgiving, and I don't usually go out of town or do much over thanksgiving, so I do have the option of "catching up" (or just working more) during the 4 day Thanksgiving break which follows this "weekend excursion" :)

It's quite possible your 1st semester writing assignment will be due immediately following Tday.

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The answer is yes, absolutely. Plan the trip. Just avoid anything within the two weeks before finals, and amp up your reading before you leave so that you have Mon through Tues/Weds of the week you return covered.  That's it.  

Pls don't get freaked out about all the work you hear you'll be doing.  The skill that first semester tests more than any other is your ability to cope with stress -- the stress of hearing how much everyone else is supposedly doing.

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Law School Applications / Re: Need some advice for a unique situation
« on: August 07, 2007, 09:30:22 AM »
Do your resume as anyone applying to LS should. In order:

Education:
Grad
--Two/three bullets, inc. GPA, honors, clubs
Undergrad
--Two/three bullets, inc. GPA, honors, clubs

Experience
Recent Financial Gig
--Three bullets
Anything else post high school
--Two Bullets each

Volunteer Work
--List, if any, with two bullets after each

Skills
--include this if and only if you have something relatively unique to offer; do not tell schools that you're good at Excel or Word, for example

Use one inch margins and Times 12. Your resume will fill near one page; do not exceed one page.

Other than that, no worries. Schools barely even look at resumes; just don't make any typos/other errors.

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T1/T2 matters very little in this decision, unless you want to work in high-profile public interest, like the ACLU. As noted above, any state school where you can get instate tuition is good, any school where you want to practice that you can get mad ducats at is good.

The law school most well known for PI work is CUNY. Although it's not ranked high, if you're looking at T1/T2 schools, you'd likely get a full ride.

Check this out form the ABA: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/lawschools/

On USNews, check out the employment stats re: what percentage enter PI work.

Northeastern grads do a bunch of PI work--so do Temple and Rugters (more Newark than Camden)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 1 V. Tier 2 Regional
« on: August 03, 2007, 03:46:55 PM »
Maryland
American
Wisconsin
Iowa
Case Western
Ohio State
Indiana-Bloomington
Pittsburgh
Chicago-Kent
Valparaiso

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Law School Applications / Re: Character and Fitness
« on: July 27, 2007, 11:53:39 AM »
What state, OP?

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Question:   So I still have not found a place to live!  I want to know where is the safest and/or best place to live?

In Philly, the right answer to your question depends on your personality and your expected standard of living.

If you're under 25 and it's important that you're near the "it" spots on the weekend, then look to Center City / Rittenhouse Square. You may end up paying through the nose--minimum $650 for a studio.

If you want a neighborhoodly feel but some distance from the "city" city, then consider portions of East Falls, Manayunk, Mt. Airy, maybe even Roxborough.

If you're a soldier, you can live near campus very cheap.

I though, would recommend South Philly east of Broad St but within walking distance of Broad. South of Washington, you can find 1 beds for $500/month and 2 beds for $750/800. These neighborhoods are mixed -- lots of diff folks, many Vietnamese and Mexican immigrants. Most blocks are very safe, if a little grungy.  But, you're right next to the Subway, which'll get you to Temple in 15 mins and Center City in 5 mins.

I'm moving to South Philly shortly, before start of 2L. My future roomate and I are looking in this area and have been happy with our search so fare.  In fact, there's a great 4 bed--newly redone w/ hardwood floors, new baths, and new kitchen for $1200 that we really like.  Any interest in being the thris for $400/mth out there?  IM if so.

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Law School Applications / Re: Downward grade trend
« on: July 25, 2007, 10:57:50 AM »
The drop of slightly over 1/10 % is not significant enough to warrant an addendum. it may be noticed, but it's not something you want to draw an attention to.

Do you mean that you got a 3.7...and then a 3.57  OR  do you mean that you got a 3.7 for like three years and then a 3.0 for the last?

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Personal Statement / Re: PS length restriction?
« on: July 24, 2007, 11:54:04 AM »
If you confine it to two pages, Times 12, and one-inch margins, you can use it for nearly every app.

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