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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Michigan ASW 2007
« on: March 06, 2007, 11:24:36 PM »
For those familiar with the AA area, where the closest amusement park with roller coasters?  My husband wants to sit out the mock class and stuff like that so he wants to go ride some roller coasters.   :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Michigan ASW 2007
« on: March 06, 2007, 04:28:17 PM »
Posted in the tuition thread but...

I just got my fin aid notice...it's a negligible amount and not enough to possibly sway me from CLS if I like it.

That sucks.  I had high hopes.  When did you have all your stuff submitted by?  Just trying to figure out when I might hear.  Also, did it come via snail mail?  Thanks for the info.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Michigan ASW 2007
« on: March 05, 2007, 05:59:47 PM »
So in the few days since I've been on here did I miss something about Michigan sending any sort of information about the preview weekend? (On either e-mail or via snail mail?)  I got an e-mail confirming what hotel I'm in but thats it.

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Law School Applications / Re: WUSTL
« on: March 03, 2007, 04:50:06 AM »
From regular mail I got the scholarship offer of 24k per year guaranteed for all 3 years.

I got 22k per year!!  Yea!!  I think it is great when schools offer the guaranteed scholarships verus the iffy ones where you have to maintain a certain rank or GPA. 

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Law School Applications / Re: WUSTL
« on: March 01, 2007, 05:24:50 PM »
So weird...

I got 20k/year guaranteed (awesome) but it says I have to accept or reject the award by April 1.  I was planning on visiting St. Louis the weekend of the 6th which would give me plenty of time to decide before the deposit deadline -- the 15th.  Should I just "accept" the award and then if decide to go somewhere else, don't send in a deposit?  Weird...

I would just call or e-mail them to explain.  I am sure they'll give you an extension because you are unable to visit until the weekend of the 6th.  That is a totally reasonable request.

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Law School Applications / Re: WUSTL
« on: February 27, 2007, 10:17:41 AM »
Interesting, when are those slated to hit the newsstands?

I don't know but I'll be buying the online version as soon as they come out.  I bought it for last year's rankings and it actually gives a little more information than you get when you buy the magazine. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Waiting on UVA
« on: February 27, 2007, 10:14:49 AM »
Team Pam, if I'm in and you're not it will be ... I don't even know.  Just a reminder, same LSAT, MUCH lower GPA...

My status checker just changed tonight... after I had opened the acceptance letter. 

Congrats, Team Pam! 

Me too!  I was completely surprised by the letter from UVA and then really excited to find an acceptance. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:28:23 AM »



I haven't fully decided on anything yet, not even Michigan. My entire law school decision rests on a delicate balance between where I want to go to school, money, and where my husband gets a job.  I'm in the process of putting my kids on waiting lists for both Mich and Stanford.  If I decide on Harvard, they can actually start public school in Cambridge.  They're too young to start in Palo Alto and Ann Arbor. Northwood seems convenient because of cost and proximity. Honestly, my husband's job/salary will be the deciding factor for Michigan.  If he can make enough that we don't need to take out any loans then I will drop everything and head for Michigan.  I have dreams of being debt free and there is just something about Michigan.
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I know what you mean about the delicate balance - my husband's company location currently is in Southfield, which is an OK commute, but they're talking about moving it, which could throw off our delicate balance if its too far from AA to commute.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:17:55 PM »
Despite the fact that I have more dogs per capita than any other law student I know, I'm going to say that I don't think it's a great idea to get a dog just before law school.  Or rather - it might be a great idea for some of you, the ones who would be great dog owners regardless of your student status.  It's just that they're a lot of work and impact all of your decisions (where you live, with whom you live, when you go home during the day, what you do on breaks from school...)  On the other hand, they bring tremendous joy and are the perfect companions when you need to cuddle with someone who won't try to discuss substantive legal issues.  I'm so happy to have my girls (and my poor stepchild-of-a-cat), but I hope that people know what they're getting into when they take in a pup. 

/preaching

Sounds just like my kids.  :D   You're right, though, they do impact many decisions.  We currently have two dogs, one small house dog and one hunting dog, and they will be moving in with our parents so we do not have to worry about the housing restrictions and taking care of them.

On a side note, I'm reading about all these pet worries and thinking Oh sh*t, if people are having trouble taking care of a dog during 1L, how am I going to do this with two kids!?! 

Two words: Helpful Husband.

If your dogs are Benji and Lassie, respectively, that might help too...  :D

In seriousness, though, Michigan is supposed to be pretty collegial. If the experience of student kids is anything like mine as a fac brat (child of faculty living on the campus of a residential college or boarding school), they sort of become "community kids."

Remember, it takes a village (or in this case, a graduate housing complex) to raise a child...

 :D  That makes me feel SO much better..


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:14:30 PM »
I got an e-mail this morning from someone with the Women Law Student Assoc. but no call tonight.  Did everyone else get an e/m too?  Or maybe my person decided to e-mail instead of call.

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