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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2005, 08:37:14 PM »
Hey,

Actually, -40 is the point at which Celcius and Fahrenheit are the same (the scales differ once it gets colder, but that point they're the same)... I go to McGill, and yeah, it does get that cold up there too for a few weeks in late December/January/February... I remember taking the greyhound from Montreal to New York once in the end of December and it was in the middle of the first extreme cold snap of the season, so we were down near -40... The heat on the bus just could not function because it was so cold outside, and the engine on the bus just could not warm up. The bus didn't warm up until halfway through NY state... Oh man, that part of the trip still goes down as the worst 4 hours of my life...  I took off my jacket and tried to huddle underneath it and use my breath to warm up, all to no avail...

It's what I get for taking greyhound...

On the flip side, I'm much better studying in the cold, at least when I'm inside... I'm spending the semester in Singapore right now, and there is no way I can do work here. It's 95 and sunny pretty much every day, and my body is just telling me to go outside and soak up as much sun and heat as possible before returning to the frozen tundra that is Montreal in January...

So, I'm looking at schools in the Mid-atlantic. I grew up in NJ, and I think that NJ/PA/Conn./up to probably around Albany in NY, all have perfect weather. A real winter with snow, but not too much, a perfect fall and late spring, and summer is hot, but usually not too hot...

But yeah,  -40 C = -40 F  :D

- Jess

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2005, 12:19:00 AM »
Hey,

Actually, -40 is the point at which Celcius and Fahrenheit are the same (the scales differ once it gets colder, but that point they're the same)... I go to McGill, and yeah, it does get that cold up there too for a few weeks in late December/January/February... I remember taking the greyhound from Montreal to New York once in the end of December and it was in the middle of the first extreme cold snap of the season, so we were down near -40... The heat on the bus just could not function because it was so cold outside, and the engine on the bus just could not warm up. The bus didn't warm up until halfway through NY state... Oh man, that part of the trip still goes down as the worst 4 hours of my life...  I took off my jacket and tried to huddle underneath it and use my breath to warm up, all to no avail...

It's what I get for taking greyhound...

On the flip side, I'm much better studying in the cold, at least when I'm inside... I'm spending the semester in Singapore right now, and there is no way I can do work here. It's 95 and sunny pretty much every day, and my body is just telling me to go outside and soak up as much sun and heat as possible before returning to the frozen tundra that is Montreal in January...

So, I'm looking at schools in the Mid-atlantic. I grew up in NJ, and I think that NJ/PA/Conn./up to probably around Albany in NY, all have perfect weather. A real winter with snow, but not too much, a perfect fall and late spring, and summer is hot, but usually not too hot...

But yeah,  -40 C = -40 F  :D

- Jess

I know.  I said "colder" with tongue firmly in cheek.  Once you get below -30, it doesn't really matter anymore, anyway.  It's all too damn cold.  Although it's been "nice" in Edmonton this October; we even had a few days in the low teens. 

How long have you been at McGill?


PS:  Snow sucks.   :P ;D


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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2005, 08:01:44 AM »
Haha-- sorry, sometimes sarcasm goes right over my head...  ;)

I've been at McGill for 2 years -- I'm on a 3 year program, so I'll be graduating in May. I've got a love-hate relationship with it, actually... most of the hate stemming from the extreme cold! I don't know what I was thinking coming to Singapore during fall semester -- I'm going to be going from 32 and sunny everyday, to -25 and snow every day... rough transition...

That being said, I'm still a little nostalgic for coldness... As much as I don't like extreme cold, I definitely wasn't made for this kind of heat and humidity... There is a bar here in Singapore where they have snow inside and you pay to rent a jacket and sit there and drink hot cider and such... I think me and some of the Canadians/Northern USer's will be hitting it up... I'm also going to Beijing in 2 weeks, and I'm looking forward to it because it should be a little bit more temprate there...


And I agree, snow sucks, especially when you've got to shovel it!  :P 

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2005, 08:36:57 AM »
I rather adore the first real snowstorm of the year.  After that I agree that it sucks.

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2005, 02:10:05 PM »
I rather adore the first real snowstorm of the year.  After that I agree that it sucks.

I'll buy that.  Snow is pretty before it becomes the landscape and starts to look discolored.

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2005, 02:23:17 PM »
my opinion right now is that I would love to go to UT.  I think it would be VERY enjoyable if I had to go someplace other than here.

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2005, 02:37:21 PM »
My main requirement if I end up out of state is good weather. Being from Texas, I'm spoiled in the warm weather and lack of snow. My blood doesn't take cold well; I hate snow except to look at. But living somewhere where I had to shovel every day? No thank you!

Hence, most of my out of state places are the lower mid-atlantic: Virginia and North Carolina, mostly.

Northwestern will be on the list, in direct contract to all I just said, just because it's Northwestern. If I got it my some miracle... I might deal with the cold.

But enjoyable to me generally does not include bitter cold and ice scrapers more than occasionally.

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2005, 09:26:49 PM »
BC and Yale have the best reputations for being enjoyable. I hear they are not competitive. I personally wouldn't mind UVA either.

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2005, 11:44:15 AM »
yeah i sent my app to bc. i have also heard that the students and the profs are all pretty cool

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Re: most enjoyable law school to attend
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2005, 03:03:53 AM »
As far as weather goes, having spent a few years in awesome San Diego, I can say that is is definitely beautiful pretty much every day of the year (except that two week period in January when it rains constantly).  Having said that, it soon became very, very boring.  Plus, Christmas in California just isnt Christmas.  Surfing before Christmas dinner just didn't seem right.

For fun, again having lived on both coasts, I'd have to go Northeast, just because everything is encapsulated within those big cities.  For example, If you're in New York and its 2am, you're 3 minutes from anything you could imagine that you'd want to do.  Plus, you don't have to hop on the freeway to do it.

For me, personally, my passion is politics.  I love the strategy and intrigue that go along with it.  I'm going to law school because I want to get into politics as an elected person.  Therefore, for me, the most fun would be to go to law school in a state capital or Washington.  It is why I am applying to Albany, Maine, Suffolk and IU-Indianapolis and Catholic.  They're the best schools, in my areas of choice, that my numbers might get me into (3.71/152).

So, to answer the general question, the concept of "most fun" I would think would depend upon your interests.  If you are a club hopper, then obviously LA, NY, Chicago or any other big city is your best bet.  If you like hiking and other outdoorsy type stuff, then any New England School would do (also works if you like to ski).  If sports is your thing, Chicago, NY, Boston, Philly would probably be for you.

Thanks for allowing me to ramble.  I have to get a handle on the whole "conciseness" thing.