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1L job search / Victory!
« on: November 25, 2009, 09:34:45 AM »
Well, I would consider this a victory anyways-got a paid (GS 7) gig at Citizenship & Immigration Services this summer. Woo hoo! Paid legal work + getting to stay in DC = victory. Hollah!

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General Board / Commercial Outlines/Hornbooks
« on: May 24, 2009, 10:29:47 AM »
So I have nothing to do this summer...and I don't plan on "studying" for law school (I'm starting this Fall) but I want to at least have in my mind a plan of action for when I do get into study mode. These may be dumb questions but I've heard so much talk of commercial outlines and hornbooks. What are they? Where do I get them? Which ones should I get? When should I get them? What do I do with them when I get them? Thanks.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / What to wear?!
« on: March 25, 2009, 01:42:33 PM »
Ok I know this topic has probably taken place before...but I can't find it. First of all, I'm a girl. I was looking at the itinerary for the ASD at American this weekend and it says "business casual recommended." Now, I know what this means in a general sense...but what do people usually wear to these things? I don't want to look like the doucher that shows up more dressed up (or less so) than everyone else.  I know it may seem juvenile that I'm asking this...but at least I'm not bringing my parents or anything. Does that give me any street cred? haha

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Law School Applications / Disclosure post-acceptance
« on: March 22, 2009, 03:45:16 PM »
A few weeks ago I had an open container on the balcony of my on campus apartment. It's a wet campus but there are rules about having open containers outside. I had to pay a $100 fine, do some community service, and write an apology letter (apparently I wasn't kind to the resident assistant who wrote me up). I know that I need to disclose this to American and Ole Miss because those are the two schools to which I've narrowed it down...how do I go about it though? Anyone had this happen to them?

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anyone?

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Financial Aid / So confused...so stressed. blah. please help
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:03:17 AM »
I just don't know what to do! First of all, American's FAFSA deadline said March 1st and I didn't fill mine out until March 4th...no excuses, i'm just a fool. Does this mean I'm not going to get aid??? Also when the hell do I find out what aid I got??? Am I so far behind? I haven't even taken out any private loans either! i don't have any money in savings or anything...I literally need to be able to pay rent, food, and everything with loans. What do I do? How do I get them? Does FAFSA loan any of this out? I'm so confused.

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I'm operating under two conditions currently:
a. I would love to work in D.C. but this is not completely necessary for my future contentment.
b. Not living in the South is.

Now I find myself in a dilemma...American is the best school (rankings wise) to which I've been accepted. I would LOVE to go there but I only got into the part time program and I'm assuming I will not be receiving any scholarships...and I have literally zero dollars in savings and only about $400 in my checking account lol.

I could go to Ole Miss for free.
 
I have accepted the reality that a JD from the University of Mississippi will land me in...surprise, surprise...Mississippi. I struggled to accept this reality for months. I kept telling myself that there must be SOME lawyers in DC, Boston, NY, Chicago, Philly, or some cool city that went to Ole Miss..and I'm sure there are SOME...but it is what it is.

I know that I could transfer into the FT division next year if I do well and that many people find themselves in 150k debt but I just want to be reassured that this isn't a COMPLETELY stupid decision.

ps, I also know that American isn't t-14..nor is it t-25. I realize that it isn't a ticket to good jobs like HYS. That's why I'm asking this question. So don't patronize me, haha.

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General Board / laptops
« on: March 09, 2009, 11:49:21 AM »
So I'm currently trying to decide if I should invest in a new laptop. Mine is pretty new...new as in i got it this summer. It's a little weaker than I had imagined though. It's a dell 1525 inspiron (windows xp basic) and it has worked fine for me so far because i just use it for the basics-email, this kind of thing, sometimes papers although i write those in the library usually. It's somewhat slow...not unbearably slow but you catch my drift. maybe it's due to my music or maybe it just sucks. I'm wondering if I should upgrade for law school or if just adding more memory or something of that nature would suffice. Any thoughts?

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2L job search / Any part timers?
« on: March 06, 2009, 12:05:34 PM »
How does summer employment work for people in part time programs? can you get a job after your first year in part time? I'm trying to decide if I want to go to American part time or not. Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / American PT vs. Ole Miss FT
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:28:57 PM »
Someone hellllp! Background info: I really want to work in DC eventually...and would HATE to work in the South. But I would also like to have a job, period and I'm afraid a part time program would make that tough. Any advice?

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