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Thanks for all the advice, y'all. I'm car-less by choice, so transit access is an important consideration for me. I've been to Newton before, luckily, so I kind of know how that is. In the end, it will likely come down to $$.
Northeastern via letter! Co-op = great.
I applied in mid-January. I should have applied for their public interest scholarship, though, considering how expensive the school and Boston can be. Financial aid is going to be a big factor in whether or not I can attend. In any case, it's a great program for PI.
« on: March 10, 2008, 09:50:05 AM »
There's no comparison. First and foremost, earning a JD requires no original scholarship! Also, the internal departmental politics that determine which degree candidates will get funding/faculty sponsorship/the boot are totally absent. A JD takes (optimistically) half the time of a Ph.D. Lawyers shouldn't call themselves "doctor."
Law School Applications / Re: In your opinion what is the ultimate "soft factor" that can beat out numbers« on: March 09, 2008, 05:49:45 PM »
« on: March 04, 2008, 04:19:02 PM »
How is the latino population?
It's very skewed towards El Salvador. In my experience, Mount Pleasant Ave. is the place to go in NW for good eats, groceries, wiring money to relatives back home...lots of fun. There is a Latino Heritage festival every year that is well-put-together. Many men work as day laborers/contractors in construction, other sectors. There are at least two decent free Spanish-language newspapers, one published by the Washington Post and one by some Catholic organization.
« on: March 04, 2008, 11:47:56 AM »
I enjoyed the year I lived in DC. Lots of young, smart, attractive people. Great Salvadoran and Ethiopian culture/food. Queers and not-queers living together. Free, world-class museums... Northwest DC is its own little universe, of course. It's a very transient town, I find. People put in two years or so at a job or a project and are then off somewhere else. The political cycles accelerate this trend. It's expensive as well ($5 Yuenglings? Are you serious?) but has cool neighborhoods. And plenty, plenty, of lawyers.
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:17:45 AM »
Now we're on to "The Man In Black" by Johnny Cash.