St. John's Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
Dark Prince
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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Dark Prince » Sun May 17, 2009 6:05 pm

There's already a class of 2012 group on FB. You should shut down yours and join it, I'll make you an admin. :D


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7 ... 714&ref=ts

bex
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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby bex » Mon May 18, 2009 11:57 am

I really enjoyed the ASD on Thursday night and I'm looking forward to attending the school!

Does anyone know what the parking situation is like on campus? Are spots hard to come by?

Also, are you guys getting laptops? Will you be taking them to class with you? I always took notes by hand, so I'm a little torn. I'm just wondering how necessary a laptop is...

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Zeph
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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Zeph » Mon May 18, 2009 2:29 pm

bex wrote:I really enjoyed the ASD on Thursday night and I'm looking forward to attending the school!

Does anyone know what the parking situation is like on campus? Are spots hard to come by?

Also, are you guys getting laptops? Will you be taking them to class with you? I always took notes by hand, so I'm a little torn. I'm just wondering how necessary a laptop is...


Although I have yet to attend the ASD, parking (or so ive heard) is a pain in the butt. You gotta get there early if you want a spot. period. As for laptops, I will be taking mine everywhere and plan on taking notes on it...It comes down to personal preference really.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby jewtangclan03 » Tue May 19, 2009 1:43 pm

Dark Prince wrote:There's already a class of 2012 group on FB. You should shut down yours and join it, I'll make you an admin.


Haha, I was wondering why nobody wanted to join. Thanks, see you there.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Zeph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:46 pm

Anyone going to ASD on thursday?

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Monaco » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:49 pm

Zeph wrote:Anyone going to ASD on thursday?


I went to the one back in March .........are you going?

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Zeph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:41 pm

Monaco wrote:
Zeph wrote:Anyone going to ASD on thursday?


I went to the one back in March .........are you going?


Yep I will be attending, how was it? Care to give a synopsis?

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby bex » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:50 pm

Zeph wrote:
Monaco wrote:
Zeph wrote:Anyone going to ASD on thursday?


I went to the one back in March .........are you going?


Yep I will be attending, how was it? Care to give a synopsis?


I went last month and really enjoyed the evening. First they gave us welcome packets with brochures and school info, as well as a short case to read for the mock class. Then we split into groups and had a tour of the school before heading for the class, which was taught by the new Dean of the Law School, Michael Simons, who was announced as the Dean earlier that day. I really enjoyed the class discussion, which lasted about an hour. They had a cocktail hour afterwards, but I didn't stay for that. Overall, it was a very nice open house.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Zeph » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:59 pm

bex wrote:
Zeph wrote:
Monaco wrote:
Zeph wrote:Anyone going to ASD on thursday?


I went to the one back in March .........are you going?


Yep I will be attending, how was it? Care to give a synopsis?


I went last month and really enjoyed the evening. First they gave us welcome packets with brochures and school info, as well as a short case to read for the mock class. Then we split into groups and had a tour of the school before heading for the class, which was taught by the new Dean of the Law School, Michael Simons, who was announced as the Dean earlier that day. I really enjoyed the class discussion, which lasted about an hour. They had a cocktail hour afterwards, but I didn't stay for that. Overall, it was a very nice open house.


Cool thanks for the info

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby jrod » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:26 pm

I thought their open house was immensely disappointing. It literally scared me out of considering going there.

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Zeph
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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Zeph » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:57 am

jrod wrote:I thought their open house was immensely disappointing. It literally scared me out of considering going there.



May I ask why do you feel this way? What exactly was disappointing? Where are you going instead?

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Dark Prince » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:25 pm

Yeah, why did it scare you? I thought that St. John's had a very welcoming atmosphere, more welcoming than my undergrad alma mater in fact.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby jrod » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:43 pm

Brooklyn, Cardozo, or Ohio.

It's a fine school, I just don't want to go there.

Too tired to write why.

...

The reception speaker kept giving variations on how "at St. John's you'll be in good company."

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Dark Prince » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:24 pm

jrod wrote:Brooklyn, Cardozo, or Ohio.

It's a fine school, I just don't want to go there.

Too tired to write why.

...

The reception speaker kept giving variations on how "at St. John's you'll be in good company."



OK... Interesting explanation to say the least.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby MrSoOoFLy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:06 pm

jrod wrote:Brooklyn, Cardozo, or Ohio.

It's a fine school, I just don't want to go there.

Too tired to write why.

...


The reception speaker kept giving variations on how "at St. John's you'll be in good company."


Maybe being tired @ 7:43 pm shows you aren't a pretty credible source.

SJL has some of the tastiest food being served in it's cafeteria in the tristate area... lol really good waffles.

sooverit
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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby sooverit » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:23 pm

Hey, is anyone else scared about employment (Big Law) prospects at St. John's?

As August approaches I am becoming more nervous.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Cara » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:30 pm

At the risk of being called a pessimist elitist doomsayer; according to the NLJ figures 10% of SJU's 2005 grads were able to get a job with an NLJ250 firm, which is a pretty good approximation for biglaw. ITE of course the proportion will be lower, perhaps considerably lower.

You can read the report here:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0005508582

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby sooverit » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:03 pm

Cara Thank you

Although I was offered a full ride at SJU I am thinking about reneging and going to medical school (lol)...I CANNOT wrap my head around not getting what I want (I know, I sound a little spoiled-I’m not). But I attended the ASD and have spoken to several SJU law school students and I am not hearing good things. I do not know if it is because they are bitter about their own prospects and their lack of performance but they are convincing me to not go, I am so terrified, especially considering lawyers are being laid off at unprecedented rates. I am so confused :(

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Dark Prince » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:19 pm

What did the SJU students say about the school that qualifies as "not good things"? Was it the quality of instruction? The facilities? The social life? The job prospects?

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby sooverit » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:52 pm

Their answers to my questions seemed to always lead to employment prospects. They said you have to be in the top 10% and make Law Review to have options. Furthermore their body language and lackluster attitude turned me off. I have a few friends who are currently 2L’s at other law schools, and they are always telling me how great their school is and how happy they are, and although the workload is tough everyone is great, blah blah blah. But the students whom I spoke to at SJU were so lackadaisical they started to irritate me. Most of them couldn’t even articulate their first year experience. On the other hand everyone seemed rather content with the facilities and professors, hope that helps Dark Prince. I only spoke to a handful of students.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby bex » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:34 am

My schedule is up on UIS!!

The first week is all "introduction to law" lectures before classes start. And the rest of the schedule is up as well. So excited!

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby Zeph » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:06 pm

bex wrote:My schedule is up on UIS!!

The first week is all "introduction to law" lectures before classes start. And the rest of the schedule is up as well. So excited!



I just looked at my schedule as well...Section B it seems =)

Edit: looks up the profs on rate my professor...should be interesting to say the least

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby DURS » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:18 pm

Zeph wrote:
bex wrote:My schedule is up on UIS!!

The first week is all "introduction to law" lectures before classes start. And the rest of the schedule is up as well. So excited!



I just looked at my schedule as well...Section B it seems =)

Edit: looks up the profs on rate my professor...should be interesting to say the least


Section B as well....looks like we'll be seeing a lot of each other.

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby bex » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:24 pm

DURS wrote:
Zeph wrote:
bex wrote:My schedule is up on UIS!!

The first week is all "introduction to law" lectures before classes start. And the rest of the schedule is up as well. So excited!



I just looked at my schedule as well...Section B it seems =)

Edit: looks up the profs on rate my professor...should be interesting to say the least


Section B as well....looks like we'll be seeing a lot of each other.


I'm also in section B. Haven't had a chance to look up the profs. Bad ratings?

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Re: St. John's Class of 2012

Postby DURS » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:36 am

bex wrote:
I'm also in section B. Haven't had a chance to look up the profs. Bad ratings?


One of them had some pretty bad reviews. The others seem to be good though.




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