Somewhere Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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gahhhhhhhhhh
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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012

Postby gahhhhhhhhhh » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:02 am

13 of 16 in. Going to my undergrad today to pick up my deans' certs for Cornell and fedexing my application today. I'm submitting my two in-state safety apps next week.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby n4sir1999 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:14 pm

been a week and still no word from U Wash. :?

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby Hudda Budda » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:54 pm

Woo, first post. I just finished 10 of my 14 apps. Two need a mail in signature and the other two are waiting for me to proofread my final essay. Instead I'm here.

And I'm also pissed that one of my recommenders isn't responding to my emails anymore and she said it would have it done by last Friday. I'm going to flood her email if she doesn't respond by this Thursday.

I've got a crappy GPA, so hopefully schools pay more attention to my personal statement and my LSAT score (though based on this forum, I feel like I'm at the lower rung of scores)

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby craneaa » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:43 pm

I voted location.... I want to be out west for sure, so I'd probably take Hastings over Cornell or Texas. Hopefully, I'll get into UCLA or maybe USC so I won't have to make such a decision....

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby Pathfinder » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:46 pm

i think it's really sad that I was the only one to vote for programs.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby Goliadkin_Jr » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:55 pm

As of right now, I'm the first vote for scholarships.

Anyway, 13 of my 16 were submitted on 11/8. The other 3 on 11/15. Most are complete, except...

Emory - they haven't cashed my check yet

Berkeley - they're waiting for my final LOR, which I may tell them to forget about after tomorrow

Cornell - need to get the Dean's Cert sent
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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby joehad7 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:29 pm

All of this waiting is making me second guess all of my apps. Should I retake? Should I have applied to more reaches/safeties? What about my PS?

I need someone to spill something on my laptop so I can't feed this obsession.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby thundy84 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:40 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:I voted location, but it is a mixture of location and rank.

MTE. 8)

It'd be very hard to to leave Texas if I got into UT though. The in-state tuition is so appealing. This can be said for California, Michigan, and Virginia too though. :lol:

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby n4sir1999 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:09 am

I think everyone uses a more holistic method when deciding where to go to school but I just wanted to know which factor monopolizes the most time in your head...

I choose rank because I'm looking (most realistically) at schools between 40-60, so its not the same as choosing between 7 and 15 where you're set either way

a very close second is location... 8)

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby fightin illini 25 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:16 am

All complete two weeks ago, now just playing the waiting game ugh!

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby steindle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:20 am

I'm four years out of undergrad and have a long-term partner who just got her MAT, so location is a big factor for me...Since I am 3.31/168, I applied to all of the schools in the 15-30 range that would be in urban areas that would suit both of our needs (i.e. Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Boston) rather than places that would be fine for me but not very stimulating for her (South Bend, Urbana/Champaign, etc).

So it's been a combination of both, but I suppose that ultimately location is my concern.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby steindle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:22 am

Oh, and job prospects and location are tied together for me to some extent. Since I will be almost 30 when I get out and will be interested in starting a family, etc, it would be nice to get out and immediately start practicing in the same city where I attended school.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby bella16 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:43 am

I voted other. When I first started this process, it was rank. However, now I'm thinking I have to find the best overall fit for me.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL)

Postby drylo » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:24 am

I voted other too... It's hard to quantify how much each factor matters, but there is one important thing missing from the list of options--quality of life. I plan to make some ASWs in the spring, and the feel/vibe of the school/students will likely be a huge factor.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby n4sir1999 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:30 pm

I'm going to get a GSP, something like this:

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but I'm afraid of the dog or studies getting in the way of the other every once in a while... just wanted Class of 2012's opinion

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby EntertainMeLaw » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:34 am

I have a cat. She is fun and is absolutely coming to law school with me.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby n4sir1999 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:55 am

I was gonna make the poll about cats/dogs but then I thought that cats might not stress an owner out the way that a dog does... cats are more autonomous than dogs are generally speaking.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby AndrewD » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:00 am

I have a dog (my beloved mini schnauzer Zuki) who will be accompanying me wherever I go.

Actually this has been a bit of a tipping point for me in putting UT over other schools in bigger cities, as it is a lot cheaper to have a dog in Austin than LA or DC.

Fuzzy, poorly-lit cell phone picture:

Image


...You get the idea.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby whyamidoingthis » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:04 am

I desperately want a dog, but I'm concerned about how I would get to live with it. Two of my top choices are in NYC and I don't think they let you have pets in the law school apartments...I passed up the chance for the most adorable puppy because of that. Anyone know what the story is about pets and housing in NY? I'm assuming I could probably afford regular rent most other places.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby Pathfinder » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:02 pm

whyamidoingthis wrote:I desperately want a dog, but I'm concerned about how I would get to live with it. Two of my top choices are in NYC and I don't think they let you have pets in the law school apartments...I passed up the chance for the most adorable puppy because of that. Anyone know what the story is about pets and housing in NY? I'm assuming I could probably afford regular rent most other places.



i think apts at nyu and columbia range from 1300-2000+

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby n4sir1999 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:56 pm

I've never been to NYC... just curious, what are the stereotypes about the areas in which CLS and NYU are located... they're on opposite sides of Manhattan, and I assume the opinion of the area changes by the street...


I'm actually curious of NU and UChicago as well

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby mallard » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:00 pm

The Village is trendy, hip, upscale. Morningside Heights more just upscale, but obviously there's some good stuff near Columbia.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby just a girl » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:02 pm

NYU=downtown, LES, greenwich village. Not a bad place, but during the school year it's overrun with NYU undergrads who think living in downtown Manhattan for 3 months qualifies them as experts on NYC and thus become insufferably annoying when you find yourself surrounded by them at local bars.

Columbia is in an area that's definitely nicer than it used to be. It's on the upper west side/morningside heights, and there are lots of places to eat along Broadway in close proximity to the campus. Even though there's ostensibly more to do around NYU, I much prefer the area of Manhattan around Columbia.

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby whyamidoingthis » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:08 pm

Pathfinder wrote:
whyamidoingthis wrote:I desperately want a dog, but I'm concerned about how I would get to live with it. Two of my top choices are in NYC and I don't think they let you have pets in the law school apartments...I passed up the chance for the most adorable puppy because of that. Anyone know what the story is about pets and housing in NY? I'm assuming I could probably afford regular rent most other places.



i think apts at nyu and columbia range from 1300-2000+


That's good to know...by other places I meant unsubsidized uni housing in Ann Arbor or LA. I seriously doubt that I would want to pay standard NYC rent and LS tuition...at least not if what any of my friends are paying is any indication. I guess I'll just have to wait to see where I get in before I make my decision on the dog...

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Re: Somewhere Class of 2012 (NEW POLL Nov. 23)

Postby just a girl » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:12 pm

It really depends on how far you are willing to live from school. If you go to NYU you could live in Flatbush which is pretty close and pay really low rent-875$ for a studio in some cases.

If you go to Columbia, you could live north, like in Harlem where I work, and the rents are much more reasonable compared to the areas in the school's immediate vicinity.




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