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Incoming 1Ls / Is anyone else not worried?
« on: August 05, 2005, 08:31:03 AM »
With law school starting in just a couple of weeks, I am surprised at how unconcerned I am. I haven't prepped at all, I have been bumming around fro most of the summer, and the thought of sitting in a library in less than a month is so far from my mind that I am starting to wonder about my apathy.

Is anyone else going through this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC'08
« on: April 27, 2005, 01:05:56 PM »
Me too! Although I have been recently tempted by a rival Catholic school, I remained strong and true to my New England roots, and I am 97.5% sure I will be in Massachusetts this fall.

I am living across the river from you all in Cambridge. The commute is kinda crappy but I hope to avoid rush hour traffic on both ends and zip down Soldiers Field in about 15 minutes.
If you all have any additional questions regarding housing, transportation, or really good take out, feel free to contact me! I am leaving my job next Friday and having a long, leisurely summer (first baseball tour up and down the east coast, followed by a long vacation overseas). However, I am an email junkie, so I will be checking often.

I am happy to hear that everyone is happy that a decision has finally been made. Cheers, and congratulations!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC vs. Wait lists
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:20:20 PM »
If you people spend half as much time studying and applying to jobs as you do calculating the percent chance of landing a job and the subsequent salary and location of the job, I think you will be all set  :D.

[Sigh] Thanks. I just the so-called award letter, and I was shocked by the bill. It's an awesome school. I visited a couple weeks ago, and any misconceptions I had about it being too business-y, etc. vanished. Plus, I already have about $50k in UG loans. Hello, Biglaw, my name is Ms. 7000. I'm already looking for apartments in Chicago. I just want to be sure that I'm not crazy for going to a school with no money whatsoever. I can't even believe that. Oh well, hopefully I'll get off U of C's fancy waitlist, anyway, and none of this will matter.

Not to make you feel bad, Ms. 7000, but HOLY CRAP! 50k from UG, too?
I may have to agree with Gabeo on this one-- try again next year for some aid (assuming you are applying directly out of UG).  Make some cash this coming year, make a dent in the debt, and use  your LSAT score to get some sweet scholarships!
I am a couple of years out and am SO HAPPY I took time off.  You aren't as old as you think you are....

you could wait a year and get some work experience whilst re-applying (I am assuming your crazy high second lsat came in mid year and that is why you aren't given any).

Waiting a year sounds like it sucks, but if it saves you $60-100K+ (not to mention a year of current salary and work experience) maybe it is worth it.

That is all my plan anyway, I am hoping to go from a 163 to a 170+, but I couldn't fathom doing what you did!

That is a lofty goal, Gabeo. I wish you luck!

My point being-- that sucks. I would go, though, unless you have another cheaper option that is not a complete step down.

Who is going to a school that is giving you 0 aid? No grants, no merit, nothing. Northwestern gave away all their money, so I'm screwed. WTF?

I am biased, because I want to go to NU more than anything, and I would take the loans.  But the tuition is nearly $40,000.  That is a shitload of money, no matter what anyone tells you.  $1000 for 10 years isn't peanuts, at least not to me.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC Financial Aid Appeal Results
« on: April 25, 2005, 11:52:02 AM »
Haha, apparently I'm a marked man.  A bitter midwestern frat boy marked man ;)

If your sensitive enough to get offended by my second thoughts about the school you have chosen, you better hope we're not in the same section.  I'm usually MUCH more offense and combative in person than when I can proofread my posts :)

Oh, I am not offended! On the contrary, as I said, I feel sorry for you  :-\.

And to Neub: I did get waitlisted at higher schools, as most of us did (7 is pretty impressive, though, isn't it??).  I have a reached an inner peace about BC, though, I really am excited! :) The only school that I will pick up and move for now is Northwestern, and it is only because my boyfriend is there.  Fat chance, though ;).  I think that once we all matriculate, everyone will realize how lucky we actually are (just ask anyone at a T4).  And besides, from what my BCLS friends have told me, they spend most of orientation making sure the students get along and respect each other.
We may have been in the same position as UGs-- most of my friends were at my UG necause they were denied at the big Ivies. But I didn't notice pervasive sadness. You can find good people and experiences at any great school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC Financial Aid Appeal Results
« on: April 25, 2005, 11:10:34 AM »
I was being serious-- I said, and I quote, "congratulations on the high GPA from a state school. Seriously, good for you."  Maybe the "seriously" part at the end made you think I was joking  ;). I also had a hard major (chemistry) at a grade-uninflated university. But your LSAT is low.
DeltKyle, most students at 20-30 schools have had a taste of the closeness of the top 20 schools through WLs and defferments (defferals?).  I, personally, was WLed at 7. Boards like this make it hard to deal with the fact that it is so close, but still far. However complaining about your need-based scholarship to a school that you consider to be sub-par to people that did not get one is not really the best way to deal with the frustration. If the name on your diploma is that important to you, then (for the 2nd time), reapply!
To me, by complaining, all you are doing is minimizing my accomplishments, your accomplishments, and those of everyone else who has choosen to attend BC. And honestly, I laugh because I am excited for BC.  The atmosphere is great, Boston is fun, and the people are so laid back, especailly compared to rival schools.  And I feel sorry that you aren't excited. And I can't help but hope that the slightly-bitter--Midwestern-frat-boy-named-Kyle isn't in my section.  <Sorry if that was mean, I really am not mean, but I don't like bad attitudes at all.>

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC Financial Aid Appeal Results
« on: April 25, 2005, 10:23:37 AM »
Hrm, I guess teh main difference is that you are saying I should be thankful a school wanted me, whereas I view an admission as what I earned from my work.

I understand that as far as law school applicants go, I'm not at the top of any lists.  The comment about selling myself short at BC stems from the fact that I have a tough time not translating my qualifications as a computer engineering or economics graduate applicant to that of a law school applicant.  In the case of either of my majors, I have been accepted to graduate programs I feel are more what I was looking for.  BC is not in the same ranking area as those schools.

But, all this info is only if you actually care.  If you just want to harass me for getting down on BC, go right ahead :)

Hahaha, I can't help but laugh at this! Congrats on the high GPA at a state school. Seriously, good for you.
It is sad for low scorers that law schools focus on LSAT scores, but they do. If you really want a fair shot at a "better' school, you HAVE to retake a reapply.  162 is not quite in the same ranking area as a 167+.
Maybe you should try the alternative fields.

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