Temple Class of 2014

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby in my eyes » Wed May 25, 2011 9:23 pm

And for living Society Hill, Bella Vista or Queen Village. Duh

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby arvcondor » Wed May 25, 2011 9:43 pm

That statistic is horrifying.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby in my eyes » Wed May 25, 2011 10:23 pm

Why? It's that bad all over. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby in my eyes » Thu May 26, 2011 8:05 am

Note. That figure represents full time legal / JD Preferred employment. I'm sure at graduation 60% or so had some kind of part/full time employment (the US News gamed figure).

Our class had it rough. A number of folks graduated Magna Cum Laude and didn't have a job lined up.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby in my eyes » Fri May 27, 2011 10:20 am

During the first few days there will be all kinds of free stuff from Lexis/Barbri/West etc. Take all of it. You deserve it for all the tuition you'll be paying.

Also. The first few days aren't serious at all. Don't spend much time with the litigation/business basics nonsense they fill that week with. Use that time for happy hour and meeting people. That first week is awesome.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby arvcondor » Fri May 27, 2011 10:27 am

I'm curious: Where did you rank, and what (if any) E&Es/prep books do you recommend?

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby in my eyes » Fri May 27, 2011 1:00 pm

Slightly better than median.

I'd recommend torts/contracts 1L year. However, I'd really try and use the big green hornbooks in the library if your prof chooses to use a multi jurisdictional approach and/or covers the UCC in depth.

Also. I'd try and get to the library before the semester starts and check out the E and Es. There are a few copies and they'll go the first week of school if you don't get them. It'll save you a few bucks.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby LSATclincher » Sat May 28, 2011 12:09 pm

We are looking for one more person, and then we will begin our search for a 4 bedroom in and around Center City. I put a few e-mails out for showings on some places in the range of $2000-$3000. No gender preference...Right now we have 2 males and 1 female. 2 from the area and 1 from out of state. A good mix of full-time and part-time students, as well. It is a good opportunity.

PM me if you are interested.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby haro » Sat May 28, 2011 7:04 pm

LSATclincher wrote:We are looking for one more person, and then we will begin our search for a 4 bedroom in and around Center City. I put a few e-mails out for showings on some places in the range of $2000-$3000. No gender preference...Right now we have 2 males and 1 female. 2 from the area and 1 from out of state. A good mix of full-time and part-time students, as well. It is a good opportunity.

PM me if you are interested.



you should post this on the Temple Law 2014/15 facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gr ... 7566018450

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:20 pm

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby arvcondor » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:06 am

No, but I am most definitely going on the camping trip if that realizes.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:16 am

arvcondor wrote:No, but I am most definitely going on the camping trip if that realizes.


What camping trip?

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby x7227 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:03 pm

Peace of Mind wrote:
arvcondor wrote:No, but I am most definitely going on the camping trip if that realizes.


What camping trip?


One of the girls in the Facebook group is trying to get something together in like the second week of August or something... They were taking suggestions on the time/place but nothing was definite yet. The same girl had a meetup organized in SFO over the weekend, so shes clearly got s--t together in terms of organizing, so it stands a good chance of actually happening.

Also there's an informal meet and greet in Philly on the 15th, but they (our classmates) are planning more as it gets closer to the start of school including a possible Phillies game.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Justathought » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:44 pm

Saw the post about the Philly's game. I love baseball and have always wanted to see a game at CPB. If that materializes I'll be pretty excited. :mrgreen:

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:26 pm

x7227 wrote:
Peace of Mind wrote:
arvcondor wrote:No, but I am most definitely going on the camping trip if that realizes.


What camping trip?


One of the girls in the Facebook group is trying to get something together in like the second week of August or something... They were taking suggestions on the time/place but nothing was definite yet. The same girl had a meetup organized in SFO over the weekend, so shes clearly got s--t together in terms of organizing, so it stands a good chance of actually happening.

Also there's an informal meet and greet in Philly on the 15th, but they (our classmates) are planning more as it gets closer to the start of school including a possible Phillies game.


Oh ok, awesome! I'm not part of the facebook group yet but I love camping so I'd go if I'm in Philly at that time. I'm assuming it will be in PA.

The 15th of August? I plan on moving out there on the weekend of August 14th, maybe earlier but pretty set on the 14th.

Phillies game sound great too!

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:28 pm

Justathought wrote:Saw the post about the Philly's game. I love baseball and have always wanted to see a game at CPB. If that materializes I'll be pretty excited. :mrgreen:



+100000000 :mrgreen:

I have to see if Phillies fans really are as crazy, if not crazier than Dodger fans!

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby x7227 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:52 pm

Peace of Mind wrote:
x7227 wrote:
Peace of Mind wrote:
arvcondor wrote:No, but I am most definitely going on the camping trip if that realizes.


What camping trip?


One of the girls in the Facebook group is trying to get something together in like the second week of August or something... They were taking suggestions on the time/place but nothing was definite yet. The same girl had a meetup organized in SFO over the weekend, so shes clearly got s--t together in terms of organizing, so it stands a good chance of actually happening.

Also there's an informal meet and greet in Philly on the 15th, but they (our classmates) are planning more as it gets closer to the start of school including a possible Phillies game.


Oh ok, awesome! I'm not part of the facebook group yet but I love camping so I'd go if I'm in Philly at that time. I'm assuming it will be in PA.

The 15th of August? I plan on moving out there on the weekend of August 14th, maybe earlier but pretty set on the 14th.

Phillies game sound great too!


15th of June. They're planning many more so don't think you're missing out.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:28 pm

After running the numbers I have decided I will be withdrawing from all waitlists with the exception of Notre Dame(Dream School) and UC Davis(so I have a CA option). Based on the overall COA at my waitlist schools and Temple(with $$) I can only justify paying sticker for Notre Dame. I will still probably withdraw from UCD by the end of June but that's one I still see as a viable option at this point.

I was one of those T10 or bust people for so long, but considering I DO NOT want Biglaw period!!! I do not need to put myself in all that debt to be forced into a job I will be miserable in just to pay back a mountain of debt. I have realized the added tuition just is not worth it, I'd rather take the money and run.

See you all in the Fall (barring an acceptance at Notre Dame).


...I know I write a lot, I blame my major. :)

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Justathought » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:00 pm

Congrats on your decision Peace of Mind. I hope you get into ND, but if not, I look forward to having you as a classmate! :)

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby x7227 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:25 am

Peace of Mind wrote:After running the numbers I have decided I will be withdrawing from all waitlists with the exception of Notre Dame(Dream School) and UC Davis(so I have a CA option). Based on the overall COA at my waitlist schools and Temple(with $$) I can only justify paying sticker for Notre Dame. I will still probably withdraw from UCD by the end of June but that's one I still see as a viable option at this point.

I was one of those T10 or bust people for so long, but considering I DO NOT want Biglaw period!!! I do not need to put myself in all that debt to be forced into a job I will be miserable in just to pay back a mountain of debt. I have realized the added tuition just is not worth it, I'd rather take the money and run.

See you all in the Fall (barring an acceptance at Notre Dame).


...I know I write a lot, I blame my major. :)


Here's to hoping we never meet in person (and you're off to one of your dream schools in the fall). I wont be disappointed if we do get to meet though. For TLSers, everyone in the Temple forum seems pretty chill, peace of mind doubly so...remember I qualify that with 'for TLSers' so don't let your egos run all wild. :lol:

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:27 am

Justathought wrote:Congrats on your decision Peace of Mind. I hope you get into ND, but if not, I look forward to having you as a classmate! :)


Thank you! I hope so too but I know I will not be doing myself a disservice attending Temple, so I am very happy with my choice thus far! :)

p.s. Us Yankee fans gotta stick together!

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:10 pm

x7227 wrote:
Peace of Mind wrote:After running the numbers I have decided I will be withdrawing from all waitlists with the exception of Notre Dame(Dream School) and UC Davis(so I have a CA option). Based on the overall COA at my waitlist schools and Temple(with $$) I can only justify paying sticker for Notre Dame. I will still probably withdraw from UCD by the end of June but that's one I still see as a viable option at this point.

I was one of those T10 or bust people for so long, but considering I DO NOT want Biglaw period!!! I do not need to put myself in all that debt to be forced into a job I will be miserable in just to pay back a mountain of debt. I have realized the added tuition just is not worth it, I'd rather take the money and run.

See you all in the Fall (barring an acceptance at Notre Dame).


...I know I write a lot, I blame my major. :)


Here's to hoping we never meet in person (and you're off to one of your dream schools in the fall). I wont be disappointed if we do get to meet though. For TLSers, everyone in the Temple forum seems pretty chill, peace of mind doubly so...remember I qualify that with 'for TLSers' so don't let your egos run all wild. :lol:


I hope so too... but like I think I have said before, I will be happy at Temple and in Philly :)

haha I second that... everyone in this thread does seem pretty chill and I look forward to having you guys as my classmates.
I wouldn't let me ego run wild when it comes to my chillness... I can be pretty stressed too lol

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Justathought » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:10 pm

I'm also on a few waitlists at the moment: GW, IU-B, W&M, and Cardozo.

Next Friday I sign my lease, so that is essentially D-day for me. Honestly, the only school that is more appealing than Temple at the moment is GW, where my cousin recently graduated. She had a really positive experience there, so that would be something to consider. I think its unlikely that I'll be admitted(especially by next Friday), and I since couldn't be more impressed with Temple, I'm very happy with my cycle.

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Peace of Mind » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:06 pm

Justathought wrote:I'm also on a few waitlists at the moment: GW, IU-B, W&M, and Cardozo.

Next Friday I sign my lease, so that is essentially D-day for me. Honestly, the only school that is more appealing than Temple at the moment is GW, where my cousin recently graduated. She had a really positive experience there, so that would be something to consider. I think its unlikely that I'll be admitted(especially by next Friday), and I since couldn't be more impressed with Temple, I'm very happy with my cycle.


I visited gw and really liked it! I actually liked it way more than Georgetown.

Good luck on getting in off the waitlist soon! Who knows... they might surprise you! :) where'd you find a place? How'd you find it?

Not being from philly... what would you say you like the most about temple?

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Re: Temple Class of 2014

Postby Justathought » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:52 pm

Peace of Mind wrote:Not being from philly... what would you say you like the most about temple?


It was really the total package that made Temple the best fit. I wanted to go to a school which was highly regarded in its region. I felt that most of my other choices, even higher ranked schools, faced much fiercer competition in their respective regions. Temple is beloved in Philadelphia(obviously a major city), and only second to Penn, which as has been discussed here ad nauseam, sends most of its grads to other markets.

The cost was right, and since my family has a vacation home in northern PA, I might even be able to swing instate for years 2 and 3, though I am not counting on that.

I loved the school when I visited. The campus is impressive, the class I sat in on was awesome, and all the other potential students were very well credentialed. Temple has higher numbers than most similarly ranked schools. So much so, that were it not for Villanova taking our jobs :P , I think Temple would be well within the top 50 schools nationally. I get the impression that everyone will be very bright, and that should make for a fun and challenging experience. Having visited more than my fair share of law schools, I cannot say this has always been my experience. Plus the specialized programs the school offers really seem to offer a strong foundation in skills essential to a new lawyer. The transactional program, the business certificate in conjunction with Fox, and the trial advocacy program all seem like they make you very marketable to employers looking for someone who can hit the ground running.

Finally, the city of Philadelphia is pretty darn great. I was not expecting to be impressed, since I'm a snobby New Yorker. However, it has a lot to offer - much more than a law student will have time to enjoy. There is world class dining, art, amazing history, pro sports galore, and that "big city" feel to which I am so accustomed and so hesitant to abandon. Oh yeah, and its cheap - like half the price of NYC.

That's basically it. Despite the fact that Temple should be paying me for writing such a glowing review, that is generally how I feel about the place.




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