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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / LEEWS
« on: July 20, 2007, 01:20:34 AM »
Is LEEWS any good? I've seen it mentioned on the board before but was curious if any current students recommend it? If so, how are the CDS?

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I have about 4 years professional experience working in business (marketing, accounting/finance, office management stuff). There was/is always a legal facet to the jobs but I've never worked at a law firm (I tried but to no avail)

Am I at a disadvantage over someone whose been a paralegal or something like that? I would really be interested in hearing from some of the people who are already in Law School who come on these boards. Thanks!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / When should I quit?
« on: June 07, 2007, 10:31:03 AM »
I mean, I've already pretty much thought it out in my head, but I thought I would get some nonbiased internet strangers to throw in their two cents.

The deal is, the place I work at now doesn't know I'm going to law school. The last day I can work is Friday, July 13th as I going on vacation that next week (July 14-July 22) and don't have enough vacation days built up to take the vacation & then quit.

I've heard from several longtime employees that the place I work is notorious for walking out people the same day they quit. However, in my experience, that hasn't happened. Three people have quit while I have been here: one gave 30 day notice and rode it out, one gave 2 weeks, and one gave a few days notice. And, to top it off, the office manager was one of the people who just quit and I've been covering some of her duties in the interim. They have a new girl starting next Monday. But then at the same time, I am worried because I keep getting "scolded" at work(long story but including "taking too many of my sick/personal days for the year," someone complaining that I was too loud on cell phone as I was leaving for lunch, etc - I work with some really petty people)

To be totally honest, I am totally bored at my job and would quit today if I didn't have $$ issues so I really need to work through July 13th for the money. I am torn whether to give them two weeks notice and risk getting the boot two weeks early or quitting on July 13th and just saying - Cya...I want to leave on a good note but they seem to be making it difficult.

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Financial Aid / GradPlus, I just don't get it
« on: June 05, 2007, 03:32:02 PM »
I don't really have time to sift through the Grad Plus Questions & Answers Thread so I thought I would ask my two question here:

Does the EFC from the FAFSA have any impact on this loan? Like will I be able to borrow up to my total cost of attendence less any other financial aid, but not including my EFC?

Does this get paid directly to me or my school - I did not apply using my schools "preferred lender"?

Thanks in advance!

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General Off-Topic Board / whats a good reason for leaving a job
« on: May 02, 2007, 10:54:56 PM »
I'm trying to help my hubby find a new job in the town where I am attending law school and helping him fill out a job app...it asks reason for leaving current position...Is it appropriate to say relocating so spouse can attend law school?

Normally I would think this is ok but places are so weird now with being PC and i dont think if thats too much information or what?

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Since we're moving for law school, I've been helping my husband look for a new job...He hasn't even sent out a resume yet, just posted on three job board (the local one for the area we are moving, monster.com & dice.com - tech job site). In one day he has gotten over 15 viable leads for positions in the area we are moving (even more if you count the ones out of town). Some are consulting, some he can work from home if chooses, some offer $$$ relocation assistance. Oh and all pay near the six figure mark!

Some background information should you care: My husband is mid-level experienced (7-10 years), but he is graduating college in three weeks with a degree in computer science (it took him 10 years to finish...went part time & went trekking around the world for a while.) BTW, his degree is froma  total no name state school.

Compared to how cutthroat getting a job as lawyers seems to be - Im so jealous!




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Any other soon to-be-badgers out there?  ;D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / What is a note taking program?
« on: April 20, 2007, 04:43:44 PM »
Would someone please inform me as to what these note taking programs do? Is there some benefit to using them  instead of typing notes in Word?

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Minority Topics / Minority Career Fair?!
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:17:43 AM »
Anyone have any experience with these? My top choice says the participate in a "minority career fair" each year, and I must admit, I am curious but not sure how I feel about it. I can put my finger on it exactly, but something about the idea of a minority career fair bothers me. 

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Where should I go next fall? / What box should I check?
« on: April 04, 2007, 10:26:08 PM »
I have a dilemma. My safety school (UW-Madison) doesn't require a deposit but I need to respond with my intention to enroll by Aprl 17th. The card allows for three choices: "will attend", "will not attend", or "uncertain". From what I learned from talking to a school administrator, checking uncertain gives you another month to decide.

The deal is that I will defintely attend if I do not get into any of my top choices (which I have yet to hear from)  but I haven't heard about scholarship $$ yet. Even though I'm an in-stater, I would really like some extra $$. My numbers are very competitive and I have several "diversity factors" going for me. From what I have heard from current students, UW really values diversity and only awards money for diversity.

I guess my question is should I check "unsure" or "will attend"???? I was thinking that unsure may help me leverage some $$ but I also don't want to alienate administrators. Any advice would be appreciated.

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