Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - snafu

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5
1
Mercer / Re: Mercer Law Class of 2010
« on: May 18, 2007, 05:30:09 PM »
Yep. As of today, I'll officially be at Mercer.

2
I see from LSN you were offered admission on Wednesday.  Congrats! Have you made a decision?

Thanks! No decision yet. We went down to Macon yesterday to look at some apartments. I'm not keen on deciding to attend Case if I can't visit it first so we are going to consider the options and timing over the next week. Maybe by next weekend I'll know for sure.

3
If I remember correctly from PMs, doesn't he have have a job lined up?

Yes, my husband will be able to stay at his current job if I attend Mercer. And I know the IT job prospects in Cleveland aren't nearly as good as they are in Atlanta. My husband and I both lived in Cleveland before. His family is still there and we have many friends there, so it wouldn't be the worst place to relocate. Still, it seems Mercer is probably the better option for us.

I've been really excited about beginning at Mercer, but I'd also given up on hearing from Case.

Thank you for all of the responses, everyone. I'm still very open to more opinions.

4
Ranks only say so much, which schools are we talking about?

Mercer vs. Case Western

5
So I have been planning to attend a lower-ranked T2 in the state I wish to practice (and I live in this state), but I have been contacted by a professor at a high-ranked T2 (almost T1) school that is out of state (and I do not wish to practice in this state). It sounds like this higher-ranked T2 is prepared to offer me admission.

The cost of attendance for both would be relatively equal, but attending the higher-ranked school would mean moving out of state, and my husband would need to find a new job.

Would it make much of a difference in job prospects if I attended the higher ranked school? Or is it better to stay with the regional school?

This is a decision that needs to be made quickly, and I'm kind of flipping out now. Help.  ???

6
Non-Traditional Students / Re: Healthcare during law school
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:19:02 AM »
I'm not worried about the same thing, but I sure hope everything works out for you okay. IRT your SO's health plan, is it an issue of your unmarried status (I'm assuming) or are you not sure if there's a qualifying event so you can be added? Have you talked to the health center at your chosen school to see if they have experience dealing with your sort of health issues? You might also explore private health plans, but that might hinge a lot on how much your SO makes.

Either way, I wish you the best!

We're married, so I'm just concerned that there's a qualifying event/an odd open enrollment time. He doesn't want to ask about it at work right now because there is a chance he'll need to leave his job if I am not accepted to the school in our metropolitan area.

From what I can gather on the website for my safety school's health plan, students must go to the health center for care, but the health center is only staffed with nurses and I will need a referral to see a specialist for my condition. I just hope the town this school is located in will have a good specialist/a specialist covered by the insurance for the type of condition I have. Calling the school or their insurance company will be my next step.

Thank you for your words of encouragement.

7
Non-Traditional Students / Healthcare during law school
« on: April 29, 2007, 12:33:18 AM »
I'm currently the policy holder for my health insurance and don't know when I will be able to get covered by my SO's company health plan. I'm a little concerned about having to use the school health insurance (especially if my SO and I need to relocate out of the metropolitan area we're currently in and move to a small town with fewer doctors). I have a few health problems that need to be kept in balance. These thankfully weren't problems until after I graduated from college, but I'm worried about how they might take a toll on my studies during law school if I don't have the level and quality of healthcare currently available.

Is anybody else worried about the same kind of thing? If you are in a similar situation, how do you plan to deal with frequent doctor appointments (especially if you need to move far away from your current doctors)?

8
Law School Applications / Re: Waitlist rejection?
« on: April 29, 2007, 12:23:28 AM »
Is it possible to get rejected after you have been waitlisted somewhere, and if so why do you think this would happen?  TIA

Definitely possible. It just happened to me, and their reason can't be from lack of interest on my part. I sent two LOCI interest and told them repeatedly that they were my first choice. I visited. I spoke to the admissions director in person, and then I e-mailed (sort of another LOCI) another person in the admissions office a few days before my rejection was made official last week.

I know that last cycle this school posted more information about how they conducted their wait list procedure, but they took that info down at the beginning of this cycle. Basically what it said is that they look at the waitlist again after the first seat deposit and get rid of anyone who is "unlikely to be offered admission." Then they keep a certain number on the waitlist throughout the summer. I was really hoping they would at least keep me on through the summer because of my intense interest in the school.

If I had to guess why I was rejected, I'd have to go LSAT.  :'(

Was it Hastings?  Because that's who released me today.   ??? :o :-[ :'( :'( :'(

No, it wasn't. I'm sorry to hear you're going through the same disappointment though. :(

9
Law School Applications / Re: Waitlist rejection?
« on: April 29, 2007, 12:14:29 AM »
Is it possible to get rejected after you have been waitlisted somewhere, and if so why do you think this would happen?  TIA

Definitely possible. It just happened to me, and their reason can't be from lack of interest on my part. I sent two LOCI interest and told them repeatedly that they were my first choice. I visited. I spoke to the admissions director in person, and then I e-mailed (sort of another LOCI) another person in the admissions office a few days before my rejection was made official last week.

I know that last cycle this school posted more information about how they conducted their wait list procedure, but they took that info down at the beginning of this cycle. Basically what it said is that they look at the waitlist again after the first seat deposit and get rid of anyone who is "unlikely to be offered admission." Then they keep a certain number on the waitlist throughout the summer. I was really hoping they would at least keep me on through the summer because of my intense interest in the school.

If I had to guess why I was rejected, I'd have to go LSAT.  :'(

10
Law School Applications / Re: Visiting while on the waitlist??
« on: April 26, 2007, 12:22:37 PM »
Has visiting helped anyone get in? Any success stories?

Just from personal experience...it has yet to help me. I just got rejected off the waitlist at my top choice. I visited and wrote about three LOCI from January until April.

Good luck to the rest of you though.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5