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Current Law Students / Re: Fordham Or UHouston for regional jobs...
« on: March 27, 2010, 09:36:16 PM »
they are both fine for where they are - they don't translate though.  All things being equal, UH probably sets you up better for success in Houston than Fordham does in NYC

Cardozo.  There is not much movement from here to NYC right now, and geographic location matters in this climate.

Yeah, you can try to get Loyola to match, but many schools are having issues right now with endowments, so who knows.

The more important issue concerning the scholarships is the requirements to keep the scholly.  You need to know the GPA/class rank you need to keep the money, and then determine which might be easier to maintain.  Also, ask how they put people in sections.  It's possible that they load one section with students on schol and then let you battle it out to the death, so to speak, knowing that many of you will therefore lose money after the first year.

there are attorneys who handle these matters.  If you have a formal hearing, you better talk to someone to ensure it's not stacked against you.

Good luck. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:49:04 AM »
Branching is not all based off of LDAC. 40% of the calculation is your GPA.

HAHA..that probably explains the FA officers I knew.

Current Law Students / Re: Visiting/Non-Matriculating Law Student
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:47:23 AM »
I'd just apply quickly and stay on top of them if it starts getting late.  Can you even apply at this point in the year?

Current Law Students / Re: Grad Plus loan problems
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:31:35 PM »
The 20 hour thing is for 1L only, if I remember correctly.  I know people who worked more hours, I don't think the ABA gestapo came looking at their timesheets.

Current Law Students / Re: Visiting/Non-Matriculating Law Student
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:30:19 PM »
It's not comparable.  The new school doesn't add you for anyone's stats, so you're just a cashcow to them.
Make sure your current school is cool with it.  I've heard, anecdotally, of more than one T20 that doens't like letting students visit, probably, again, for cash reasons.

I'd highly recommend it.  I know a couple of people who visited and loved the change of scenary. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: October 18, 2009, 07:27:18 PM »
Dude, I don't know enough about you or their thought process to say you have zero, especially if you can sell your dedication and love of the army that you'll do 20.  That said, I know it's tough and if your heart would be broken without being assigned to a USASOC unit just keep that in mind.  Needs of the Army is a goofy animal.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: October 12, 2009, 05:07:28 PM »
Schools loved my military surely wasn't my GPA.

joining the regiment isn't easy, there are so few slots and those probably are a ton of west pointers...I mean that (the scroll) is a way of life where the tab is a qualification.  I'm going to presume you're a PT stud, right?  like 80-90 pushups in 2 minutes, about the same sit ups and 13 minute two-mile run and about 20 pull ups  sounds like fun to you, right?   Honestly, people don't go to the regiment and then try to get a green beret just to get out in few years to go to law school.  But, getting a slot to ranger school itself isn't that hard, you'll probably just get the tab and then go to the 82, 101, or 10th mtn afterwards.  That's very, very common.  It's just that you don't go to SOCOM and then get out that swallows your life because it is a way of life.

That said, I'd go find the ROTC battalion commander at your school and ask him about figuring out what the best way would be to get the branch you want.  If you don't know anything about the Army yet, learn this...never trust any one's word; demand to see the regulation or manual or pamphlet.  And then, when he gives you answers, ask him which AR (Army Regulation) it comes from. 
My only worry for you is that you will be behind on the PT and learning curve before you go to LDAC and might screw yourself somehow.  I do not know how that works exactly, so I can't say if my fear is grounded or misplaced, but it can be hard to get branch transfer once it's done.  I can't tell you an exact answer, but you need to do a lot of asking around.

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