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I live way downtown (East TriBeCa I like to call it - actually only 3 blocks or so away from NYLS - made it a tough choice) and I will be taking the PATH train from WTC (15 minute walk from my apartment, cheap cab, or maybe I'll buy a bike).  I've done the trip many times to visit some folks I know and it's doable - and only a buck fifty!  :)

There are quite a few of us on here in the PT PM class - glad to see I'm not alone too.

Haven't started my writing assignment yet.   :o  Maybe I should now since it's slow here at work.

Anybody else on here have a Mac?  I see that it says there ok but I'm still a little nervous about compatibility, especially for exams...

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To find your schedule:  First find your classes and section # as described above in the post about the myweb thing.  Your schedule is tricky to find, but if you go to the main site, then current students, then Registration, then Fall '06 Schedule, then click on the arrow to the left of LAW and find your class and section.

MM (PT evening people) and CC people, you can also find your first Torts assignment by going to the main site, then current students, then first class assignments, and looking at Torts I under David Barnes.  That's it so far.

Thanks

Oh, and see ya there!!  (To answer the one question, I live in Manhattan and am in the PT PM section (MM) and MO for Legal Writing.)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Sub-3.5 Support Group
« on: June 21, 2006, 11:35:41 AM »
Thanks, Jolie!  :)  I love those crackers AND I thought The Gates were soooooo beautiful. 

Me too!  In fact, The Gates opened the day I took the LSAT, so I went up there that night after the exam and ran around the park for hours.  Pretty incredible way to unwind.


Ha!  I can picture the running through the park.  :)  I took mine at NYU and as we all exited en masse, I let out this nice primal scream.  A girl next to me said "great idea" and then we did one together.  It felt soooo nice that I wanted everyone to join in spontaneously, although all the uptight a**holes were giving me this snotty look and didn't dare raise their voices.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Sub-3.5 Support Group
« on: June 20, 2006, 04:34:42 PM »
Thanks, Jolie!  :)  I love those crackers AND I thought The Gates were soooooo beautiful.  Great stats you've got on LSN for that 2.6.  By the way, have you decided where you're goin'?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Sub-170 Support Group
« on: June 20, 2006, 03:00:18 PM »
Thanks, Alamo.  *Sniff, sniff*  Means a lot. *Choke*  Waaaaaah!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Sub-3.5 Support Group
« on: June 20, 2006, 02:57:40 PM »
Wow, Jolie, truly remarkable.  I didn't think anyone could outprice my 2.77.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Sub-3.5 Support Group
« on: June 20, 2006, 12:24:53 PM »
That's what happens when ya can drink like a sailor and go to the #1 party school in the nation.  52 bars within a 4 block radius, *sigh* now it's only 12 steps for me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Sub-170 Support Group
« on: June 20, 2006, 12:23:00 PM »
I used to care about my sub-170 scoreS (yes, plural, twice has this curr bedeviled me), I silently lamented and punished myself inside... but, perhaps with the help of this group and actually attending a decent (although those bugger would call it TTT) law school in August, I may just learn to say "screw it, I'm good enough anyways."

:)  Thanks!

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Financial Aid / Re: Tell me if I'm crazy for doing this...
« on: June 20, 2006, 10:16:43 AM »
Well, thanks for calling me stupid, but...
I really don't think I am being stupid about putting it on the credit card and then immediately paying it off.  Yes, I have a maximum of $12,500 on one of my credit cards and the reason I do is because I put every single thing I can on that card in order to get points and then I pay it off weekly so that I am never paying any interest on these purchases.
Now, as for the federal aide, the only way this scheme I mentioned below would be stupid is if (a) I screw up and don't pay it before it starts charging interest, or (b) an origination fee is charged either when the loan is received or when it's payable, or (c)  there is a penalty charge for paying it off early.
I'll have to ask the law school about those.

Anyone else know these answers or have better ideas or anything?

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Financial Aid / Tell me if I'm crazy for doing this...
« on: June 19, 2006, 05:07:35 PM »
Sooooo, say I have this "friend," see, who is going to school part-time and it costs $26K per year (payable semesterly, in 2 lump sums), so that's $13K in August and another $13K in January (or whatever).
She qualified for the max in subisidized ($8.5K/yr) and unsub ($10K/yr) fed loans and has a private zero-interest loan (benefactor-ish) for total tuition and room and board and such.
Even though she has the benefactor, she's thinking of putting the $13K on a credit card and paying it off the next day (before interest is charged) with the benefactor's money to earn a shitload of points to play with.
She is also thinking of taking all of the $8.5K of sub. loans (none of the unsub) and investing it in CDs or savings acct and letting it sit (earning 4.75%) until the first payment is due (after law school), thusly not having to pay interest there either.

Anything wrong with her logic or financial aid understanding?

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