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Incoming 1Ls / 2L McGeorge Student Looking for a Roommate
« on: July 07, 2008, 04:04:27 PM »
Hi all!  Long time no post on this board. . .I think it's been 8 months or something.  Law school will do that to you.  :D

Since Craigslist doesn't seem to like me very much, I thought I'd post a mini-ad here for a condo I'm currently living in.

I'm looking for a roommate for a 2 bed - 2 bath condo in Arden (about 10-15 minutes from the school).

Rent is $650/month and include basic extended cable (~60-70ish channels), trash, and water.  Electricity and wireless internet are already hooked up and would be split between my roommate and myself.

It's 1300 square feet in a gated condo community (I actually found the owner on LSD.org since he himself is a former law student.  Go figure  ;D), and it's nice and quiet.  I have pictures and a lot more info, but I'll just post the link to the craigslist ad so I don't have to repeat myself here.

I know I said I'd prefer a female on my ad, but that's just because craigslist freaks me out a little.  If you're an incoming McGeorge student and happen to be a guy, I don't really mind that much since we'd have separate bedrooms and bathrooms.

Here's the link.  Feel free to PM, email, or call if interested (and hopefully I posted this in the right forum. . .it's been awhile!). :)

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/roo/746022915.html

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I just wanted to join in the encouragement for cali.  I waited 2 years in between cycles, and even though I didn't really improve my LSAT score enough to get into "better" schools, I was offered a higher scholarship at the school I'm attending than I got the first time around.  I also had some amazing experiences in the past 2 years that I wouldn't trade for the world.  No regrets (except maybe that tuition's gone up a bit since I first applied in 2004!).

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Caity: My boyfriend really wants to learn Korean.  And Dutch.  And I want to get Arabic and Russian under my belt.  We're strange people. ;)

rhombot: Ani choshevet she'zeh kasheh ma'od lahavin et ivrit belai ha'aleph bet ha'ivri.  My understanding of transliteration sucks.  Ma lasoht?  Eh. . .

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I just wanted to say congrats to PUSH!!!  and hang in there, darlinalexi.  If it doesn't work out this year, there's always next.  I took 2 years off in between my cycles, retook the LSAT (I only scored 2 points higher, and it sounds stupid, but with the new policy, a 158 looked way better than a 156) and was much happier with my choices.

I guess I never posted it in this thread, but I passed my junior moves in the field test in figure skating 2 weekends ago on my first try (haven't passed a moves test on the first try since pre-juvenile!  The testing system goes pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile, juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, so it's been a long road!!).  Senior moves are freaking hard, though!  At least I'm almost done. :)

Oh, and I just got my loans approved today.  Whoo! :P

Hey just out of curiosity how long did it take you to get your loans approved, from the time you applied? I understand if you don't want to answer. I am waiting on WLs and I'm trying to put off getting loans a little longer.Thanks and CONGRATS to you! :)

Not a problem at all. :)  It took me 3 weeks to get my loans approved, but it was my own fault.  I applied through THE and then forgot to turn in the loan request form to my school so they could let THE know the amount I was trying to borrow!  I think the actualy time is about a week.

You should ask PUSH, though.  I'm pretty sure she applied for loans to UDC and then got into Howard and just had to rewrite up her master promissory note.  If that's correct, you could apply for loans now, but if you get into another school off the waitlist, I'm pretty sure you can cancel your MPNs and just write them up at the next school, if that makes any sense.

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I was one course away from a major in Modern and Biblical Hebrew (had to settle for a minor. . .already had 3 majors and didn't need another one!).

Mishahu po yachol ledaber et ivrit ooli? :)

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I just wanted to say congrats to PUSH!!!  and hang in there, darlinalexi.  If it doesn't work out this year, there's always next.  I took 2 years off in between my cycles, retook the LSAT (I only scored 2 points higher, and it sounds stupid, but with the new policy, a 158 looked way better than a 156) and was much happier with my choices.

I guess I never posted it in this thread, but I passed my junior moves in the field test in figure skating 2 weekends ago on my first try (haven't passed a moves test on the first try since pre-juvenile!  The testing system goes pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile, juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, so it's been a long road!!).  Senior moves are freaking hard, though!  At least I'm almost done. :)

Oh, and I just got my loans approved today.  Whoo! :P

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Not sure what's realistic
« on: July 01, 2007, 09:05:08 AM »
Has your LGBT experience affected you in any way?  If so, you could always write up a diversity statement on the hardships you overcame.  Schools appreciate a diverse student body, and I think an interesting story coupled with specific reasons for wanting to attend Harvard might help you out.  Definitely don't not apply just because you don't think you have a chance.  You'll never get in with that method.

(P.S. I'm pretty sure I would've maimed a cousin for your LSAT, too, just so you know ;))

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most forgiving T14?
« on: July 01, 2007, 08:37:41 AM »
NY Mom: Definitely don't stop posting.  This forum's supposed to be welcoming to all!  There's also another forum that might help you with your research: top-law-schools.com

As for the OP's question, I think s/he should apply wherever they want to go in the T14 (if you're really wanting money thrown at you and not that concerned with rank, I'd apply to the T25 in the region in which you're interested).  I think, depending on what type of URM you are, that you have a good shot at just about every school out there, with perhaps the exception of Yale (but they're unpredictable, so who knows?).  You might even be surprised to be getting some money from T14 schools if you write up a nice little personal statement and diversity statement.

Good luck. :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: McGeorge School of Law - 2010
« on: June 30, 2007, 10:19:06 PM »
As you can see from the other threads, I'll be at McGeorge.  It seems like the TLS thread is a bit more alive than the LSD one.  Feel free to join in the discussion!  It's great to meet people before classes start. :)

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As a Minnesotan for the past 8 years, I can definitely say winters have been getting warmer!  I think we only had a few days of negative windchill this year which is strange.  Mostly it was in the teens.  We got a few snow storms, but that's about it.  Minnesota, I've been told, doesn't seem to get the types of snowstorms that the rest of the midwest does.  We just end up with the frigid weather!  ;D

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