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Financial Aid / Re: Grad PLUS
« on: July 27, 2006, 10:43:43 PM »
Are you 100% sure about this?

once you sign the MPN you're in...these student loans are such pieces of cake, really, compared to real loans...

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http://www.courttv.com/people/2006/0525/tooshort_ap.html

Ummm ok  ???  Does this judge seriously deserve her job??  How in the world does she set a pedophile back on the streets cause he's short?  If his safety was that deep of a concern, why not solitary confinement or suttin?  And then she has the nerve to say she hopes her "bet" on him is not misplaced...is she forreal??

And Liberals wonder why "liberal" has become a dirty word nowadays...

The judge in this case is A REPUBLICAN who was appointed by Governor Kay Orr, a REPUBLICAN Governor of Nebraska.

Do some research before you make false assumptions.

So?  I didn't say the peson was a Democrat.  I said she was a liberal.

David Souter was a Republican appointed by a Republican President, and he surely isn't a conservative.


People are too quick to assume that judges that let criminals slide are liberal.  Lots of conservative judges let "big fish" criminals off the hook, but the mainstream press rarely calls them on it.  

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http://www.courttv.com/people/2006/0525/tooshort_ap.html

Ummm ok  ???  Does this judge seriously deserve her job??  How in the world does she set a pedophile back on the streets cause he's short?  If his safety was that deep of a concern, why not solitary confinement or suttin?  And then she has the nerve to say she hopes her "bet" on him is not misplaced...is she forreal??

And Liberals wonder why "liberal" has become a dirty word nowadays...

The judge in this case is A REPUBLICAN who was appointed by Governor Kay Orr, a REPUBLICAN Governor of Nebraska.

Do some research before you make false assumptions.

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I was unimpressed with the building, but I was VERY IMPRESSED by the current students, by the new dean, and by the strong sense of community. 

I was also impressed by how happy all the currents students I met seemed to be, and by the mind-boggling work many of them were doing locally and internationally.  Yes, the school is indeed eccentric and unconventional, both in its admissions decisions and in its trajectory.  But that's what I like most about it.

If you want to go to a place with the nicest building, don't go to Boalt.
But if you want to go to a place that operates "outside the box," I don't think any school in the T14 beats Boalt.  


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Numbers?

Have you gotten into any good programs?

If you're almost certain it's going to be a ding, why pay?  But then again, you'll never know for sure.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Held at Harvard: What does this mean?
« on: April 17, 2006, 07:29:14 PM »
I haven't read all 26 pages of this thread... but what about those of us who haven't heard anything at all from HLS??  Is this good or bad?

I think it's bad ... really bad.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Michigan's LRAP
« on: April 16, 2006, 12:41:30 PM »
I know that Boalt is working on improving its LRAP:  Full loan forgiveness for those with incomes up to $58,000; partial forgiveness for those with incomes up to $100,000. 

It would cover a maximum debt of $90,000 + $10,000 for bar review. 

I'm not sure whether a similar deal is in the works at Michigan.

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Law School Admissions / Re: G-town v. UCLA
« on: April 15, 2006, 01:38:19 PM »
If you want to work in the national arena, attending Georgetown would likely give you an advantage over UCLA. 

UCLA has a solid reputation, but Georgetown really is on a different level when it comes to prestige (whether or not the difference in prestige is warranted).  Also, public interest employers are known to be prestige whores.

But if you ultimately want to work in California, just go with UCLA.  You'll build a regional public interest network while in law school that you can use to your advantage once you're out. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Activist lawyers
« on: April 15, 2006, 11:54:23 AM »
Is law school right for you?  Well, if you believe that gaining legal expertise would enable you to maximize the impact you would have in the larger community (if you have a vision of how you would use your legal degree for the public good and are excited by the work), then I would encourage you to get a law degree.

In regards to schools, I believe that Boalt is a step above the rest in terms of activism and commitment to public interest.  Other schools that have shown leadership in public interest include UCLA, Georgetown, NYU, and Yale.

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Law School Admissions / Re: G-town v. UCLA
« on: April 15, 2006, 11:32:48 AM »
Congrats on getting into the UCLA PILS program.  They only admit 25 people per year for that.

I would stick to UCLA if you're planning on practicing in California.  You'll be in less debt, and you'll become connected with the California public interest network.  But if you're looking at working for a national or international organization, it might be worth waiting for Gtown.  But in any case, I would pay the deposits at both places.  It's a small investment compared to what you can gain in the long term.

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