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What you heard from the admissions people at Depaul should be pretty much the same story anywhere. You said it right on the money, its the problem with the rolling admission system. I'm going to Ohio State, and I remember an admissions counselor there saying they know of lots of students who will put seat deposits down at 2 or more schools to put off making a tough final decision. While I don't have that kind of money, its understandable. One of the attorneys I now work for went to Michigan, and said that when he started as a 1L, there were people in his small section getting acceptanec letters off of a wait list during the first week of classes. While that's probably not the norm, it happens.
The admissions counselor also told me that regardless of seat deposits, they really don't know who's going to be on campus on day one until day 1. Its just the nature of the game.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you were in my shoes.....GW vs. Temple
« on: June 15, 2005, 09:28:41 AM »
I looked at Temple and was also offered some $, but decided against it in the end. Its not that it's a bad school, except for the location in north Philly. My Uncle is a partner at a law firm in downtown Philly, and said that the Philly law firms like taking grads from Philly, but if you want to get your first job anywhere else, its a much tougher sell. Regardless of what's officially a "national school", GW just has a lot more clout and respect in law firms in a greater number of cities. Simply put, if you don't know exactly where you want to end up living and having your career, GW leaves your more options so it's the better bet. If you think you want to be in Philly, Temple is a fine choice. Also note, if you're out of state, while you have the full tuition scholarship for the first year, you don't for the second, and its pretty much impossible to get residency status during the 2nd or 3rd years. Temple's tuition for out of state students is incredibly high-priced, especially considering their national reputation/ranking.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 11, 2005, 05:15:16 PM »
last bump

Incoming 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 10, 2005, 01:48:31 PM »
We have 7 so far, which considering I've only advertised it pretty much on here is great. If Sanjeev doesn't get back to me soon, I'm just going to reply all to the last mass email they sent out. Hope there aren't upperclassmen on there as well, but eh., such is the risk for having initiaitive i guess.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What keyboards are best for protecting wrists?
« on: June 10, 2005, 11:50:56 AM »
I've found that actually putting the laptop in your lap instead of on a desk or table is a much more comfortable way to type. At least for me. You should be able to find a great ergonomic (which implies split) keyboard for way less than $300.
Shots of Jack Daniels also help with wrist pain.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: School Supplies
« on: June 10, 2005, 11:48:57 AM »
kodiak -

i spent the $7 on law school confidential. the book was only partially informative but does include some good pointers on setting up before law school. from what i remember it stressed lots of workspace for being able to reference multiple books and type at the same time. also included was: lots of highliters, lots of bookshelf space and a file cabinet of some form.

i know i will be looking for a comfortable desk chair, as i will likely be spending quite a bit of time there.

To add onto this, another of what I would consider the more helpful of suggestions in LSC, is to get a large folding table, like you see in a cafeteria or something, instead of the traditional desk. It's certainly not pretty, but it its the most efficient as far as allowing you to use th most space possible. Easy to spread out and have multiple books/notebooks/laptop/supplies open and in use all at the same time. Plus, if you study the way I did Calculus homework, you can line up one Heinekin for each problem (insert case or hypo here) and there's room for that too.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: So I bought a new bed for law school...
« on: June 10, 2005, 09:20:29 AM »
I read the same thing in law school confidential, and its not something that should necessarily be aiumed specifically at law schools, but really at life in general. Now, having grown up in a furniture store, I can say that you don't need to spend over 500 dollars for a great nights sleep. But any time in your life when you need to do what you can to minimize stress and distractions, a great nights sleep is essential, and a good bed is the most important part of that. It goes right along with not having a roomate and not living next to a loud frat house. Minimize stress, minimize distractions.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 10, 2005, 07:07:56 AM »
great!, We'll see you in there.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 09, 2005, 05:07:37 PM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: New OSU (Moritz) 1L's
« on: June 09, 2005, 02:30:11 PM »

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