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Law School Admissions / Re: Mice
« on: October 22, 2004, 08:05:54 PM »
Since you're renting, don't waste your money on the traps - your landlord has to pay for an exterminator.  If he won't, then deduct the price of the traps from the rent, all the while reminding him that you are, in fact, a future lawyer.

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I was in this exact situation last year - I turned down a full ride at Wash U for alomst no money at Michigan.  What really helped me make the decision was looking at the number of firms that do OCI at each school - over 700 at Michigan compared to something like 100-200 at Wash U.  It was more important for me to be employed at graduation (and not in St Louis)- even with $100,000 in debt.  The opportunities that Michigan offers are phenomenal.  I'm attending a reception tonight for the former president of Ireland and the former UN Commissioner for Human Rights.  I also know that I will have a job the summer after my first year (though unpaid). I don't know that Wash U would have offered the same opportunities.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Decision emails
« on: October 15, 2004, 01:11:15 PM »
seven - Harvard (rejected by reg mail), William and Mary (wait-listed by reg mail), NYU, Mich (reg mail),  Tulane, Wash U, and Widener - all 3 accepted via e-mail
So I guess saying "most" of my accpetances were by e-mail was an exaggeration...

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Law School Admissions / Re: Decision emails
« on: October 15, 2004, 01:03:09 PM »
Last year I received most of my acceptances by e-mail with a follow-up letter via regular mail.  2 exceptions:  Mich and NYU - both by regular mail only.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fee Waiver mean accepted???
« on: October 14, 2004, 05:31:53 PM »
Take this for what it's worth - I got a waiver form NYU last year, which was strange because my numbers were a little low for them - and I got in.  But I don't think you can equate a waiver with guaranteed acceptance anywhere.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Financial Aid
« on: October 12, 2004, 10:15:40 PM »
Has anyone checked out www.myrichuncle.com ?

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NYU asks - I'm 30, my parents are retired and I still didn't get financial aid (got it everywhere else)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane
« on: October 06, 2004, 01:22:47 PM »
I don't know about fin aid, but I got $23,000 renewable merit scholarship last year (didn't accept it).

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loans for Law School
« on: September 27, 2004, 04:10:53 PM »
You shouldn't have any problem with a co-signer.  I have not so great credit and got loans through Nellie Mae with co-signer.  As far as loans for any law student that applies...I came across some that were guaranteed for students with no credit history, but no such loans for those with bad credit.  Your best bet is to talk to fin aid at the schools you're applying to.  And don't sweat it til you find out if you get any grants/scholarships.

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Law School Admissions / Re: More applicants this year?
« on: September 21, 2004, 04:13:55 PM »
Dean of Admissions here at Michigan said they will be admitting a smaller class next year - 350 instead of 375-400.  Don't know if this is a trend elsewhere....But makes Michigan a little more competitive next year.

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