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Current Law Students / Free Purchase Agreement
« on: July 13, 2006, 01:01:49 PM »
Anyone know where I can find a generic one for free? (e.g. auto, moto)

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For example, at FSU there is a very strictly enforced C+ curve in which only 5-10% of the class may receive an A while another 5% must receive a D.  A current student made mention of this as a very important point to consider.  Apparently employers do not adequately account for a more difficult curve and it comes across as an excuse/whining during an interview.  I believe I was told by faculty/administrators that it's equally as common to place class rank on a resume especially in these circumstances, however, I'd hate to be ranked right in the middle of my class with a 2.5 and not get a job over someone at say UF with 2.6 who's closer to the bottom in his/her class (I am only using UF as an example, not suggesting comparison is accurate).

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  I was all psyched to attend FSU but considering this and the residency transfer in limbo till June, excitement and anticipation is quickly turning to doubt and concern.

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Any Floridians (or others) able to point me in the right direction?

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Incoming 1Ls / Working During 1L
« on: June 15, 2006, 08:58:07 AM »
While it surely not adviseable during 1L, what exactly are the rules in this regard? I've not until after November. Does one sign some sort of binding contract that is enforceable? Who maintains oversight? Would those Westlaw/library jobs where you get paid to do your homework be available for 1Ls if not binding/enforceable?

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Financial Aid / Amount Eligible to Borrow?
« on: June 09, 2006, 09:47:05 AM »
Will Grad Plus (or myrichuncle, etc.) allow one to borrow more than the school's estimated total costs - total aid/scholarships received? Reason being.. the school's estimate for room/board falls several hundred dollars/mo. short for me. I am about to commit to a living situation before I've secured Grad Plus loans and want to make sure I'll be able to borrow enough to cover it.

Thanks!

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Financial Aid / Deferring Payment on Current Student Loans
« on: June 01, 2006, 02:50:30 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knew when one is able to begin deferring payments on existing student loans, per going back to law school? Also, what documentation do they need to verify that in fact one is going back to school?

Thanks!

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Incoming 1Ls / FSU Class of 2009
« on: April 27, 2006, 07:14:19 AM »
If there's anyone else out there, let's use this thread to touch base about things (when moving, where we'll be living, drinking, etc.)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Runner - what is the role in a firm?
« on: April 14, 2006, 09:41:57 AM »
Can anyone offer a typical job description and/or comments on the position. Would it be worth doing over the summer? I am sure it won't pay much more than McDonald's, but I am willing to leave my salary position early because I have never worked in a legal environment and want to move to Tallahassee early (buying a place); it seems like these are the only positions I will be able to get considering I'm pre-law, have no legal experience, and will only be working a few months.

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For example, at FSU there is a very strictly enforced C+ curve in which only 5-10% of the class may receive an A while another 5% must receive a D.  A current student made mention of this as a very important point to consider.  Apparently employers do not adequately account for a more difficult curve and it comes across as an excuse/whining during an interview.  I believe I was told by faculty/administrators that it's equally as common to place class rank on a resume especially in these circumstances, however, I'd hate to be ranked right in the middle of my class with a 2.5 and not get a job over someone at say UF with 2.6 who's closer to the bottom in his/her class (I am only using UF as an example, not suggesting comparison is accurate).

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  I was all psyched to attend FSU but considering this and the residency transfer in limbo till June, excitement and anticipation is quickly turning to doubt and concern.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Top Environmental Law Programs
« on: April 04, 2006, 09:36:46 AM »
Anyone have the comprehensive list from premium US News edition?

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