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Financial Aid / Re: Are we not allowed to work during 1L?
« on: August 02, 2006, 04:30:20 PM »
ABA rules.  No working more than 20 hrs/week.

A student may not be employed more than 20 hours per week in any week in which the student is enrolled in more than twelve class hours.

I haven't found anything on the ABA website saying that it enforces it. I think it's more a regulation so that the univeristy can't offer you a 30 hour/week work study program or encourage you to work more for any reason.  However if you want to go take on a 30 hour PT job on your own...I guess it's on you, but then you can't complain about it if finals rolls around and you're unprepared.

I am going into my second year soon, and we DO have to sign something every semester that says we are not working more than 20 hours a week. The ABA requires the school to do this. I would not want to work  more and have signed something that I lied on.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: HOW THE HELL???
« on: July 12, 2006, 01:17:46 PM »
I got dinged by University of Detroit Mercy, a very low-ranked tier 4 school, after getting accepted by MSU, a high ranked tier 3 school.  HOW THE HELL IS THIS POSSIBLE???  Granted, I would have chosen MSU over U of D anyway, but it's a major blow to my pride.  My numbers were way above even the 75 percentile at that school  It was purely a safety school for me.  WHAT ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH HAPPENED?  I wonder if my "unfortunate" separation from the Air Force had something to do with it, but they got the same addendum for that, that MSU did and MSU didn't even hesitate to accept me.  I got an answer the day after my file went complete.  This kind of shakes my confidence about what Wayne, my first choice is going to do.

Actually, we (I'm at MSU) are actually ranked tier 4, as well.

I was accepted to Baylor and I am attending Michigan State, so that's quite a big rankings difference. I also chose MSU over Wayne State and Toledo, though Wayne State is ranked higher and they are both in the same state, and Toledo is ranked higher than both. Rankings aren't what is most important to me. I had many full scholarship offers, but I chose the one at the school I wanted to go to for 3 years. I didn't want to live in Detroit, and I think I will be happiest at MSU. I also didn't apply to any schools ranked higher than Baylor, though I think I could have gotten in somewhere better, because I was looking for money.  I have been on my own since I was 17, and I just can't afford to pay full tuition.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: April 26, 2005, 05:10:03 PM »
Michigan State

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools with bad names
« on: April 26, 2005, 05:07:46 PM »

Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law -Now that's just confusing.

It's actually not called that anymore. It's just Michigan State University College of Law.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Not QUITE in at Valpo
« on: February 28, 2005, 01:22:18 PM »
I got the same thing a couple weeks ago. I didn't bother replying because I am not even considering valpo anymore.

20,000/year at loyola

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Michigan (State)
« on: February 20, 2005, 02:02:03 PM »
The scholarship I received wants me to maintain a 3.25.

Are you sure? Mine's a 3.0, and I don't know why they would be different. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Merit-Based Scholarship Central
« on: January 26, 2005, 01:16:13 PM »
no acceptances yet, hoping for $$ at a few places.
Pamela - have you heard of Michigan State giving out $ yet?

I know that MSU has given out full scholarships to people.  I was actually expecting some money from them, so I called to ask about scholarships.  They said that not all scholarships were offered in the acceptance letters.  But it's been awhile since my acceptance, and I still have not heard anything. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Merit-Based Scholarship Central
« on: January 24, 2005, 10:10:12 AM »
I've been offered full tuition at Toledo

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