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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School and Pets...?
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:42:50 AM »
If you're a first time dog owner go and talk the staff at the local rescues about fostering a dog before you decide to get one permanently.  I work at a local rescue in DC and while we tend not to foster our dogs, several other rescues in the area do.

Fostering gives you a realistic glimpse into what dog ownership really entails and what breed of dog might be best for you.  Some organizations will let you commit for as little as two weeks but most are looking for a few months/until the dog is permanently adopted.

Please please don't get a dog and then discover you can't handle the commitment and drop the dog off at the local pound.  I'm not saying anyone intends this or anyone on LSD would do this but, its really sad to see when it happens -- for both dog and owner.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Paying Full Price
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:33:56 AM »

This is a very good point and few people on here seem to realize that. Success in law school is by no means guaranteed based on your undergraduate performance. It's a completely different ballgame and there's no telling how well you will take exams or how well you will be able to adapt to the type of testing and critical analysis that law professors expect.

This, rightly or wrongly, was my reason for deciding to go to the higher ranked yet much more expensive school.  I figured I'd have more opportunities coming out of the higher ranked school even if I didn't do as well.  Hope it turns out to be right.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Working during LS
« on: May 17, 2007, 06:51:31 AM »
I don't plan to work my first semester but after that I'll definitely be looking for a job for the evenings/weekends to help reduce my loan amount and keep me from going crazy thinking I should be spending my whole life studying law. 

I think too much time spent studying is detrimental to most people's sanity - but that's just my opinion.

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Bought a 650 square foot jr. 1 bedroom in theGold Coast neighborhood of Chicago.  Paying $1160 mortgage and HOA, and whatever my electric bill costs.

Wohoo!

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Law School Admissions / Re: assess my chances
« on: May 15, 2007, 08:59:26 AM »
169/3.9 gpa...based on these numbers what do you all predict for me at these schools (applying this fall): Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Penn, Boalt, GTown, Duke, Villanova, Temple, Chicago...thx

While LSN would still be the best place to look (I used it to come up with my predictions), I'll take a shot:

Admit likely (99 percent, subject to y.p.): Villanova, Temple
Low Risk (90 percent admit) NYU, GTown, Duke
Ballpark (50-75 percent admit) Penn, Boalt,
Reach (25-50 percent admit) Columbia, Chicago
High Risk: (<25 percent admit) Stanford (although no one is ever a sure thing at HYS)

Good luck with your cycle!

I agree with the above except I would put NYU in the Ballpark category.  I also don't endorse the percentages for the categories (I think they're high) but the general sense is right.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: May 11, 2007, 02:05:22 PM »
I think I can help explain some of the PT withdrawls -- I ammplied to both the FT and PT program and got into the PT program but in the end decided I would rather go elsewhere if it allowed me to go FT.  I think there are probably a few people out there like me.

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Law School Admissions / Re: jd vs. mba
« on: May 11, 2007, 10:52:27 AM »
he he

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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: May 11, 2007, 10:51:45 AM »
I'm quiting in June and everyone at my work has been very supportive of my choice-- it is a law firm though.

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Law School Admissions / Re: jd vs. mba
« on: May 11, 2007, 09:41:23 AM »
However you defineit my point was that law was a more safe bet than other proffessions to make say $2-5 mil a year, which in my opinion is way more than comfortable and way more than I need.  I'd be ok with $1 mil a year.

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