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Don't feed the toilets.  If you're not going to t14 or a select few regional schools law school is a bad investment, whether you're planning on Cooley or Denver or anywhere in between.

care to be specific??? just curious.

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I ask bums for change to upgrade to the double gulp at 7-11 before they can ask me for change.

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE... works every time
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what about saying, "sorry dude, i've got bills to pay.  know what I mean?  oh right, you're homeless.."

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Financial Aid / Re: I have no idea what I'm doing.
« on: July 17, 2007, 05:05:50 PM »
I'm glad other people admit they don't know what they are doing regarding all this financial aid stuff, too.

I just got my acceptance letter from Pitt Law last week, so I feel like I am behind the curve. I did my Fafsa in March, and now I THINK I am waiting to hear from my school about what loans I am eligible for (?). Or at least hear from them about something. My school financial aid department already e-mailed me telling me the cost of attendance and referring me to their financial aid webpage. But shouldn't they send me something that talks about MY personal financial situation?
 

Since I'm not sure, I e-mailed the financial aid deparment at Pitt.

Man I am lost. Good times.  8)

Congrats!!!!  On Pitt, not being confused...

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Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: Tier 1 catelogue
« on: July 12, 2007, 10:33:21 PM »
awww, yes...googled it...thnx!!!

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Site Suggestions and Announcements / Tier 1 catelogue
« on: July 11, 2007, 06:58:34 PM »
I once saw one on here, and as always, couldn't find it with the search function.  It was published by some consulting group and only includes the top 50 schools...

would someone post it???

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Stafford Loan Deals.
« on: July 11, 2007, 06:42:12 PM »
I don't know too too much about which stafford loans are the best but would argue take the one with the lowest up front interest for the following reason:

If you have a combination of loans you'd like to consolidate after graduation (basically lower your monthly payments by stretching them out over a longer period of time) your new consolidated interest rate will be an average of all of your interest rates and then rounded to the nearest 1/8 percent OR no higher 8.25%, whichever is lower).  Also, those benefits you receive for X number of consecutive online payments, direct debit etc., may be lost when you consolidate.  However, if you know you won't be interested in consolidating, disregard....HTH

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Which florida school?
« on: July 11, 2007, 06:27:48 PM »
personally, i'd judge based on cost so would choose UF, FSU, UMiami in that order.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Which florida school?
« on: July 11, 2007, 06:26:44 PM »
With regard to UF, FSU, and UMiami, it matters more about how well you do than where you go.  I think that because of Florida's geographic location (being somewhat away from other populous states) students from the area matriculate because they just "want" to stay in Florida.  I did my UG in Florida and most of my friends just went back home afterwards.  Not because they couldn't go anywhere else, but b/c they wanted to.  That being said, I wouldn't worry to much about out of state placement stats, or placement within the state for that matter. 

Yes, its true FSU doesn't have a presence in S. Florida, but I think its due to self selection.  UMiami dominating S. Florida is as a result of the same thing.  Honestly people, they are all very similar in terms of admissions standards.  It's pretty frequent that an applicant applying to all three at the same time will either get into all three or dinged by all three.  Which one you choose should just be based on where you want to spend law school.

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so the consensus is that this is normal...at least I know I'm not crazy!!!!  There'll be enough moments to make me crazy during 1L already so I definitely don't need to add more.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Charleston School of Law
« on: June 20, 2007, 01:08:46 PM »
Thanks! Very informative! I was just curious.. I've only ever heard good things about College of Charleston, so I assumed that the law school will one day have earned the same reputation.. Unless, of course, as you said, they do not develop a quick reputaiton for being a POS. Although, I didn't realize that it took so long for a school to move up in rankings... but I guess that makes since some of the best schools have been around for over 100 years. 

Thanks again! :)

Yes, Judge Sanders was a former Pres. of CofC, but CofC and CSOL aren't affiliated in any way...

Right now, most of the student body is made up of non-trads that have families, full-time gigs, and/or are married to the high QOL Charleston provides...

The above poster that stated CSOL is attracting profs from other schools (read: U of So. Carolina) is absolutely right...This is, again, due to the wonderful lifestyle to be had in Charleston...However, keep in mind that up until a few years ago, U of So. Carolina was the only law school in the state...The alumni network from CSOL right now is non-existent and every firm in the state is loaded primarily with Gamecocks.

As for firms in Charleston, check out Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough.....and also, Ness Motley...these are the big ones.

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