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I refuse to have a dorky rolling backpack. No offense to anyone with one already, but that is something i will never have.

Trying to win the law school fashion award?  Writing off something functional because it isn't aesthicially pleasing is probably not a good mindset to have right before starting law school.  Your focus should be on making your life as easy as possible.  Besides, I have a hard time believing that people would give someone a hard time in law school because of their backpack.

Current Law Students / Re: HELP! st. johns vs. case western
« on: June 01, 2005, 11:23:45 AM »
I'm from New Hampshire and go to Case.  Fewer than 10% of the people I knew in NH had heard of Case at the time (although most have now, thanks to the VP debates and MTV aired commercials).  I had a 1L summer job in NH months ago.  Just go to the best school you can and do the best you can, and you'll be able to get back to whatever geographic area you choose.  It's the advice I was given, and I think there's alot of truth behind it.

Law School Admissions / Re: people who got into Case western
« on: June 22, 2005, 11:34:27 AM »
You kids get any goodies this year?  Last year we got t-shirts and a calling card. :D

Case a struggling to be tier one but really a tier two school. 

That's somewhat laughable, considering that every ranking system besides US News has always had them in Tier 1.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cleveland State - Fraud Letter
« on: June 09, 2005, 06:50:47 AM »
I'm pissed and since they were my safety, I'm even more pissed.

They're your safety and you're in to about a half dozen other schools... so why are you pissed?  Now, for your 50 bucks (or whatever) spent applying, instead of just being able to say you got into one more unimpressive school, you have something interesting to complain about when people have one of those application process whining sessions the first week of school.  You're the big winner here. ;)

When I was accepted by 2 first tier schools last year, my outright rejection from my backup school well outside of the top 100 struck me as odd... It didn't bother me because I didn't want to go there and had other options, but I always like tossing that one out there whenever people are talking about how their admissions process went.  It raises some eyebrows.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UNT law school idea dead
« on: June 07, 2005, 12:11:37 PM »
Ah, my mistake, I naturally assumed it would be in Denton. SMU and Wesleyan pretty much have the DFW area covered. 

Once again, neither of these are PUBLIC law schools.  DFW metroplex is in the top ten largest metropexes and I bet it is the only one without a public law school.  Just my two cents.

There is no public law school in Boston... nor are there any publics in the rest of Massachusetts or in either New Hampshire or Rhode Island (which economically and culturally are also extensions of greater Boston).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Car at Case?
« on: June 07, 2005, 12:05:44 PM »
Ah, very nice, NH is gorgeous in the summertime.  Did you find a Summer Associate position there? Paid?

Yeah, but it's unpaid (like most government gigs).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Car at Case?
« on: June 07, 2005, 11:28:08 AM »

I was trying to make it seem a little better than it really is.

Are you by any chance near Lake Winnepesaukee?

I live well south of that area, in Sandown (alternately considered part of either the Merrimack Valley or the Seacoast, although neither really fits).  My job this summer is in Concord.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Car at Case?
« on: June 07, 2005, 09:35:53 AM »
ilsox, you are right, it's not as bad as we are making it out to seem.  It just looks rundown.  Every city has areas like that.  I drove through there, and I didn't feel threatened, I just knew I wasn't in the best of areas.

Where did you live downtown?? I was considering a few of those apartments before I found my place.

Every city has bad areas.  Not every city is the most impoverished in the USA.  Cleveland's reputation is well earned, and well documented.

"Cleveland:  First in your mind.  First in your heart.  First in poverty in the USA."

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