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General Off-Topic Board / What Do You Order At Fast Food Restaurants?
« on: November 02, 2005, 12:11:54 AM »
At McDonald's?

At Wendy's?

At Taco Bell?

At Burger King?

Lets hear them all...

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General Off-Topic Board / Do You Feel Bad For Harriet Miers?
« on: October 30, 2005, 10:13:41 PM »
Anyone else think poor Harriet was hung out to dry?  Please vote and feel free to elaborate.  Sexism, Elitism, Evangicals, her totally non-existant fashion sense and incredibly limited ability to properly apply cosmetics...?


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OK, you know the drill.  Someone annoyed me with this so I decided we should all annoy each other and learn a little bit more about the men and women behind the avatars.  Ooooh, mysterious........

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LSAC and LSDAS / Transcript Form, Multiple Schools?
« on: September 07, 2005, 02:02:45 AM »
Does anyone know how you get a transcript form for schools besides your degree granting institution?  I kicked around the LSAC website but didn't find any way to generate forms for schools besides your degree granting institution.  Do you need to have the transcript form for schools where you aren't earning a degree?  I assume you do, since there is a barcode to route your information to your profile, so if anyone can help me out, I'd appreciate it!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / New York Schools, Location Info?
« on: August 27, 2005, 02:52:08 PM »
Does anyone have information on the locations of the various NYC schools (first hand, from visits or actual attendance)?  I'm trying to come up with a few NY safeties and am looking at New York Law School, St. John's and Hofstra in particular.  I think they are all pretty good schools academically, so location would be my deciding factor.  TriBeCa, Queens, L.I., any opinions?   

Also any information on Brooklyn or Cardozo (location wise) would be appreciated.  Thanks! 


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Law School Applications / Elites being disingenuous?
« on: August 27, 2005, 01:53:54 PM »
I just got a little book in the mail from Harvard, which says that they don't have any "cutoffs" for admission and while applicants will outnumber available seats, they invite everyone who would like to attend Harvard Law to apply.  Isn't this a little misleading?  They do list their LSAT/GPA medians, albeit as far away from the "everyone should apply" as possible.  Of course there is no "cutoff" for consideration, because if you an accept an application from whoever wants to apply and look at someone with a 155 for even 30 seconds, you've "considered" them, even though there's no chance in hell you'll accept them, probably not even with a 4.0 and a LOR from JFK himself.

I have a feeling if applicants were as loose with the facts as some of these schools, we'd find ourselves in some hot water come bar time...   

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Where should I go next fall? / Interesting Rankings Article:
« on: August 21, 2005, 04:40:15 PM »
Here is an interesting article about the relationship between law schools and USNWR.  It deals with the very important issue of how school's desires to look good to USNWR has led to an increasingly "numbers only" admissions process.   

http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1113555914350


Stake and his colleagues worry that some law schools, in order to elevate their rankings, have begun to rely more than ever on LSAT scores and grade-point averages -- two factors that weigh heavily in the publication's rankings. Such reliance means that students with more diverse backgrounds may be excluded from incoming classes.

"There goes the Peace Corps, there goes a Ph.D., there goes work experience," he said. He points to several ways law schools may try to increase their rankings -- to the detriment of law students.




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