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General Board / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 14, 2008, 01:58:44 PM »
Anyone know how hard it is to actually snag a job from a job fair instead of OCI?  I'm assuming the odds are lower, since the firm doesn't even bother to actually come to your school, but makes you come there instead, but I'm just curious.

i don't think it would be, if you get selected for an interview at a job fair after the resume screening, i would think your odds are just as good. you have to remember you'll be competing with people from other schools, so maybe if you go to a school not ranked well, youre competition might be people from all better schools, which I suppose could make it tougher, but i think if the firm decides to interview you, they have a real interest in you and you have as good a chance as getting a job as anybody else.

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General Board / Re: Top of TTT
« on: July 09, 2008, 12:52:29 PM »
What big city are you near?
I'd think if any of the large firms from there come on campus, you should at least be able to get an interview. Its up to you from there.
I'd also try your career services office, they should hopefully be able to let you know where the top students in the past when for SA job's to give you an idea of what firms are more receptive.
Best of luck.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 162, 3.75, where do I have a shot?
« on: July 06, 2008, 08:11:00 PM »
Hi! I am currently a Pennsylvania resident. I have no outstanding debt, and I willing be paying for law school with loans. As for what I would like to do after law school, while I don't have any specific background in it, I am interested in IP law, especially copyright and trademark law. I'm willing to pay my dues at a law firm for a few years after law school, but I ultimately see myself as in-house counsel for a corporation in the future. By the way, I am currently a paralegal and by the time I enter law school, I will have had two years work experience.

temple (i think has instate tuition for penn residents), nova, cardozo, brooklyn, american, george mason are all pretty good matches. fordham and GW would be good reaches.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: aggregate loan limits?
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:51:11 PM »
so i went to take out loans for my second year of law school, and citibank informed me that they have a policy against lending to people who have more than 150,000 in educational loans from any lender.

since i have 120,000 in undergrad debt, and 50,000 from one year of law school, i can no longer take out loans from them.

Accessgroup apparently has a 250,000 total limit, which is still too low for two more years.

has anyone encountered this problem? is there a way around it, or are there any good lenders that don't have this limit?

if you take out grad plus loans (look at access group), you can take out as much as you need (as the school allows). the only downside is that it'll have a 3% origination fee like all gradplus

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Transferring / Re: From Part-Time to Full-Time at another school?
« on: June 24, 2008, 09:36:51 PM »
I was part time this past year at a T40, and I'm in at GULC full time. What particular questions do you have?

did u take summer classes at gtown to catch up?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seton Hall
« on: April 15, 2008, 10:51:57 PM »
congrats on shu. with regards to transferring pt to fulltime, you do it after you first year (no option after first semester), take 2 classes at night over the summer. and you can definitly do it as long as your first year gpa is over a 2.8 (about the top 75% of the class id guess...i wanna say the curve is for 1st yr classes is around a 3.0). if its under that they won't let u. but if u got the grades, its real easy. they usually say about half the pt class transfers to ft.

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brooklyn called me yesterday to accept me (apparently i forgot the deans cert too). i would have like to go there but i said no. i didnt feel like changing this late in the game and my schools the same level as theirs so going there wouldnt be a big upgrade. hopefully that opens a spot for you though.

i actually made a complete 180 on my decision and have picked Brooklyn over the school I thought I had decided on--Miami.  Brooklyn actually gave me money and stuff.  I booked a last minute flight to NYC and really liked the school and area.  but to each his own.  :)

no, i really liked brooklyn too and i love the school and its area. a month or two ago i would said yes but i've actually already switched once getting in off a waitlist and i dont feel like going through it again. im sure you'll enjoy brooklaw tho. good luck!

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brooklyn called me yesterday to accept me (apparently i forgot the deans cert too). i would have like to go there but i said no. i didnt feel like changing this late in the game and my schools the same level as theirs so going there wouldnt be a big upgrade. hopefully that opens a spot for you though.

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don't have experience but i've read that when you notify the school your leaving, they cancel your loans there, and then you have to re-apply for the loans with the new school based on their financial statement for you. i wouldn't imagine you could just have one school send money to the other since theyre probably different costs.

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Financial Aid / Re: MEFA - Massachusetts students
« on: June 25, 2007, 03:35:36 PM »
i used it for undergrad. can't really say too much about it since i havent really had to deal with it yet, but when i called them up this summer to defer till after law school, they were always nice. if the numbers are good i would say go with it

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