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BigZuck
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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby BigZuck » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:36 pm

TheThriller wrote:a seat deposit is not a commitment to attend


If it actually says "I will attend Washington University School of Law" that is not a commitment to attend? Or you're just saying that it is not "binding?"

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:37 pm

Anybody know what the negotiation course is all about? 1L required course at wustl . Haven't seen anything like it at any other schools.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby TheThriller » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:38 pm

BigZuck wrote:
TheThriller wrote:a seat deposit is not a commitment to attend


If it actually says "I will attend Washington University School of Law" that is not a commitment to attend? Or you're just saying that it is not "binding?"


Well since they are offering a refund until May 1st I would go out on a limb and say no, it's not a "binding" commitment.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Randomnumbers » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:12 am

lhanvt13 wrote:Anybody know what the negotiation course is all about? 1L required course at wustl . Haven't seen anything like it at any other schools.


It's a trick to make 1L's attend school the week before spring semester starts. They have the mandatory (attendance required) negotiation intercession class from 9-12, and then 'mandatory' career service events afterwards. Negotiations is how they trick 1L's into going to the 'mandatory' CSO events.

Spoilers: Those events are NOT mandatory (although the negotiations class is). If you are smart and skip all of the bullshit CSO stuff, Negotiations is a fun little free one credit class where you actually get to do some semi-enjoyable things, and learn the very basic rudiments of negotiations, and get a free credit.

Keep this in mind when it comes to 'mandatory' orientation events also. Putting a sign-in sheet at the entrance to an event doesn't mean there is any penalty, in any way, for skipping. There are very very few actual mandatory events that don't directly correlate with grades.

Being a bunch of future law students starting out their first week at law school, y'all will ignore me and go to all of the orientation events anyways. But you'll regret it. Go the first day and then only attend anything you find actually interesting during orientation week.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby wannabelawstudent » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:23 am

I mean what's the downside in going to those honestly? You seem to imply it will hurt us to go to things like that.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby JesusChrist » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:39 am

Randomnumbers wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Anybody know what the negotiation course is all about? 1L required course at wustl . Haven't seen anything like it at any other schools.


It's a trick to make 1L's attend school the week before spring semester starts. They have the mandatory (attendance required) negotiation intercession class from 9-12, and then 'mandatory' career service events afterwards. Negotiations is how they trick 1L's into going to the 'mandatory' CSO events.

Spoilers: Those events are NOT mandatory (although the negotiations class is). If you are smart and skip all of the bullshit CSO stuff, Negotiations is a fun little free one credit class where you actually get to do some semi-enjoyable things, and learn the very basic rudiments of negotiations, and get a free credit.

Keep this in mind when it comes to 'mandatory' orientation events also. Putting a sign-in sheet at the entrance to an event doesn't mean there is any penalty, in any way, for skipping. There are very very few actual mandatory events that don't directly correlate with grades.

Being a bunch of future law students starting out their first week at law school, y'all will ignore me and go to all of the orientation events anyways. But you'll regret it. Go the first day and then only attend anything you find actually interesting during orientation week.


I'm so excited for law school, I'm probably going to actually want to go to that class. Sounds interesting. Just an occupational hazard of being a dork I guess.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby CMHCLT » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:42 am

Withdrew last night and left some $$ on the table. Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:41 am

Randomnumbers wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Anybody know what the negotiation course is all about? 1L required course at wustl . Haven't seen anything like it at any other schools.


It's a trick to make 1L's attend school the week before spring semester starts. They have the mandatory (attendance required) negotiation intercession class from 9-12, and then 'mandatory' career service events afterwards. Negotiations is how they trick 1L's into going to the 'mandatory' CSO events.

Spoilers: Those events are NOT mandatory (although the negotiations class is). If you are smart and skip all of the bullshit CSO stuff, Negotiations is a fun little free one credit class where you actually get to do some semi-enjoyable things, and learn the very basic rudiments of negotiations, and get a free credit.

Keep this in mind when it comes to 'mandatory' orientation events also. Putting a sign-in sheet at the entrance to an event doesn't mean there is any penalty, in any way, for skipping. There are very very few actual mandatory events that don't directly correlate with grades.

Being a bunch of future law students starting out their first week at law school, y'all will ignore me and go to all of the orientation events anyways. But you'll regret it. Go the first day and then only attend anything you find actually interesting during orientation week.

Thx for the info

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby AMilfordMan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:19 am

Now that I've deposited I can draw out scholarship negotiations even longer. I don't know what I'll do this summer when I have no life changing emails to constantly refresh my inbox for.

Likely I'll try to enjoy life, but there will certainly be a void.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:22 am

AMilfordMan wrote:Now that I've deposited I can draw out scholarship negotiations even longer. I don't know what I'll do this summer when I have no life changing emails to constantly refresh my inbox for.

Likely I'll try to enjoy life, but there will certainly be a void.


If we were capable of "enjoying life" like normal people then we wouldn't want to be lawyers in the first place :D

Also, my first thought when I read this was:
Moar marriages= Moar divorces= MOAR BILLABLES!

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/04/legalize_polygamy_marriage_equality_for_all.html

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby wannabelawstudent » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:47 pm

Is it bad that I'm somewhat smiling thinking of MAC sitting at her computer constantly hitting refresh to see if another student has deposited. I imagine there's a top-law-deans forum right now where they're debating about when the wave of student will come.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby TheThriller » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Deposited at WUSTL and another school. Still hopeful for more scholly monies.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:57 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Is it bad that I'm somewhat smiling thinking of MAC sitting at her computer constantly hitting refresh to see if another student has deposited. I imagine there's a top-law-deans forum right now where they're debating about when the wave of student will come.


The Visa Icons turn grey when a student may have deposited. 4 hours later it gives a real response. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby bananasplit19 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:59 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Is it bad that I'm somewhat smiling thinking of MAC sitting at her computer constantly hitting refresh to see if another student has deposited. I imagine there's a top-law-deans forum right now where they're debating about when the wave of student will come.


The Visa Icons turn grey when a student may have deposited. 4 hours later it gives a real response. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Presidentjlh » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:22 pm

cusenation wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:Now that I've deposited I can draw out scholarship negotiations even longer. I don't know what I'll do this summer when I have no life changing emails to constantly refresh my inbox for.

Likely I'll try to enjoy life, but there will certainly be a void.


If we were capable of "enjoying life" like normal people then we wouldn't want to be lawyers in the first place :D

Also, my first thought when I read this was:
Moar marriages= Moar divorces= MOAR BILLABLES!

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/04/legalize_polygamy_marriage_equality_for_all.html

Taxes and inheritance matters will be insanity if that happened. I really hope it doesn't.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby historicrep » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 pm

Decided to withdraw today considering their stern stance on scholarship negotiations. Likely won't be able to afford to go directly to school, so I'll be retaking.

Best of luck to all of you who make up the Class of 2016.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Jaqen » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Withdrew. Good luck all.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby StLNE » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:18 pm

I'll delete this if there is better place to post this, but since the other thread is pretty quiet, I am hoping to get some input here. I currently have a place in St. Louis that is ~14mi (20 min) from campus. Rent is really cheap (less than $500/mo all inclusive), my roommates are all great people, and the drive would be pretty easy. I'm currently trying to decide if moving over the summer and the increased cost of transitioning to Clayton or the CWE would be worth it.

Any thoughts, pros/cons, etc would be appreciated.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:22 pm

StLNE wrote:I'll delete this if there is better place to post this, but since the other thread is pretty quiet, I am hoping to get some input here. I currently have a place in St. Louis that is ~14mi (20 min) from campus. Rent is really cheap (less than $500/mo all inclusive), my roommates are all great people, and the drive would be pretty easy. I'm currently trying to decide if moving over the summer and the increased cost of transitioning to Clayton or the CWE would be worth it.

Any thoughts, pros/cons, etc would be appreciated.


MOVING PROS: closer to school; easier to make it out to bar reviews/social events; will feel like more of a transition to start anew; while your current roommates may be great, will they be loud/have guests over a lot during finals?

STAYING PROS: cheaper; you already like your roommates; might be nice to have some distance from the law school bubble

I think it's a personal decision/no clear right call, but if you value proximity, the extra cost could be worth it.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:34 pm

How do I withdraw?


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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby WokeUpInACar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:25 pm

TheThriller wrote:Deposited at WUSTL and another school. Still hopeful for more scholly monies.

Same here. WUSTL is great but without a lot more $$ I'll be withdrawing before May 1st.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby AMilfordMan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:17 pm

I had a big curveball thrown my way today. Anyone who considers themselves negotiation savvy, I would really appreciate a PM (I try to keep negotiation specifics hush-hush).

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Cellar-door » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:18 pm

StLNE wrote:I'll delete this if there is better place to post this, but since the other thread is pretty quiet, I am hoping to get some input here. I currently have a place in St. Louis that is ~14mi (20 min) from campus. Rent is really cheap (less than $500/mo all inclusive), my roommates are all great people, and the drive would be pretty easy. I'm currently trying to decide if moving over the summer and the increased cost of transitioning to Clayton or the CWE would be worth it.

Any thoughts, pros/cons, etc would be appreciated.


Personally I wouldn't move. Proximity is nice for getting to things, but 20 min. isn't much of a drive, and I would guess that having a place that isn't law school centric will be great for your stress levels. (assuming your roommates aren't going to be loud, partiers etc.) As someone noted this is more about your personal preferences though, what works for me might not work for you.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
StLNE wrote:I'll delete this if there is better place to post this, but since the other thread is pretty quiet, I am hoping to get some input here. I currently have a place in St. Louis that is ~14mi (20 min) from campus. Rent is really cheap (less than $500/mo all inclusive), my roommates are all great people, and the drive would be pretty easy. I'm currently trying to decide if moving over the summer and the increased cost of transitioning to Clayton or the CWE would be worth it.

Any thoughts, pros/cons, etc would be appreciated.


MOVING PROS: closer to school; easier to make it out to bar reviews/social events; will feel like more of a transition to start anew; while your current roommates may be great, will they be loud/have guests over a lot during finals?

STAYING PROS: cheaper; you already like your roommates; might be nice to have some distance from the law school bubble

I think it's a personal decision/no clear right call, but if you value proximity, the extra cost could be worth it.


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