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General Board / Anyone exited for 1L?
« on: July 18, 2005, 04:35:59 PM »
My plane ticket has been bought (NYC to San Jose). I will be searching for suitable housing beginning on saturday,and then I will settle into my new home for the next three years. Oh the joy, the fear and the exitement.

Question, what's the farthest anyone is living from their law school? I'm looking at housing that is close to my school, but if i can't find any, i'm looking at some that is kind of far. I would have to take a commuter train about 25-30 minutes. What do you guys think?

 

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Santa Clara / Santa Clara 1Ls
« on: July 07, 2005, 08:44:43 PM »
I'm gonna be down at Santa Clara for my first year come august. Anyone else out there gearing up for a fantastic year? I'm looking for housing right now, and also trying to get my loan situation straight. I'm hoping some people will start posting here.



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General Board / Denied loans...what to do?
« on: July 02, 2005, 10:24:50 AM »
Hey ppl. I applied for my school loans with a cosigner who has pretty good credit, but was denied at both access group and citibank, both online. Does anyone have any suggestions on what i should do? I obviously won't be able to contact my school fin aid office for a couple days, but i want to get on this now. If anyone knows a lender that is a little easier to get some  money from, it would greatly been appreciated.

I will start pulling all of my long, beautiful hair out in a few days if this doesn't get resolved. :'(





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General Board / Do schools give small loan amount increases?
« on: July 01, 2005, 05:25:26 PM »
Sup ppl. I have asked my school for  a small loan increase to help with my move across the country and the cost of a laptop computer among other things. I asked for approx. 4,200 bucks extra.

Has anyone tried to do the same before, and if so, what were the results? I know each school is different, but i'd like to know if this is a common request and the trend. I know that some schools will increase the COA to allow for a computer, but my school makes no mention of that in their info/website, even though they are pushing for us to buy Dell and Apple computers hard.

Any comments would be well appreciated.

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Hey ppl. I guess that this would be the best place to ask this question. I have the fabulous idea to copy/scan my casebooks/textbooks instead of lugging all of these huge things to class. I have enough money to buy a very good all in one printer/scanner/copier, so that won't be a problem.
I plan to use 8x14 paper to try and cut down on waste. I don't mind buying printer ink, toner, etc.

I was just wondering if anyone has tried this already and what were the results. Was it too much work to do, or was it a good way to cut down on your back pain?

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General Board / Better to have a concentration, or be a "generalist"?
« on: April 19, 2005, 01:37:02 PM »
Hey ppl. I was just looking over the concentrations that the school i will likely attend gives. But then i got to wondering, does it really make sense to limit myself with just one area? Do any of you 2/3Ls have any opinion on this?

Personally, i think it would be better for me to be a renaissance man. I could have some knowledge of tax law, criminal law (beyond 1L course), IP law, Business law, et cetera. Of course, i would only take courses in areas i was really interested in.

Any opinions ppl?

Thanks

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General Board / This board is officially DEAD!
« on: April 14, 2005, 10:58:53 PM »
Time of death: 10:58pm Thursday April 14TH...

May he rest in peace.


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General Board / Any Marquette Law Students out there?
« on: April 13, 2005, 11:38:41 PM »
Hey ppl, if there are any Marquette students on the board, i would appreciate some info on the school and the city. I got some good info from the pre-law board and from another board, but i would like some from actual students. Opinions on the quality of the school, the city life, et cetera, all comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance

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