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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 11, 2008, 08:21:20 AM »
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 $$.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 11, 2008, 05:50:52 AM »
Northeastern via letter! Co-op = great.

Northeastern is awesome!  When did you apply?  As an EA applicant, I got deferred. 

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.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 10, 2008, 06:21:39 PM »
Northeastern via letter! Co-op = great.

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."


I think URM extends to LGBT applicants no?

No it doesn't. Well, not in the same way. LGBT isn't universally regarded as a protected identity, and therefore isn't universally regarded as a factor for diversity and doesn't have to be treated as such by an admissions committee. Some schools do see it that way, and some don't care. I'd imagine Regent wouldn't care for us at all. At any rate, it isn't nearly as good of a boost at  any school as being a member of a traditionally URM group.

LSAC has a spreadsheet document with answers to a survey about the LGBT climate at responding law schools, one of the factors listed is "Seen as a positive factor for admissions" (or something similar).

Heres the link:

If you need a soft factor want to get into Regent you shouldn't be going to law school anyways. 


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.

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.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« on: March 03, 2008, 11:24:36 AM »
See y'all at April ASW! Hoo-rah!

Now we're on to "The Man In Black" by Johnny Cash.

A totally random selection by my brain, today it's "Of Angels and Angles" by The Decembrists.

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