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He was 25/162.  From the academic policy manual.

III-C-6. Graduation Honors, Deanís List, and Class Rankings

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B. Deanís List

The Deanís List will be the top 15 percent in each class for each semester. The Deanís List will be compiled and students will be informed of their distinction. Students will also be invited to contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs if they do not wish to have their names included on the public version of the Deanís List. After students are given a reasonable opportunity to request that their names be withheld from publication, the Deanís List will be published.



I stole this argument from the "should I drop out" thread, but based on the lack of precision in the policy handbook, one could argue that top 15.4% rounds to the top 15% based on some common understanding of mathyness.

And the argument could be frosted by that canon of construction (from contracts) that says something about ambiguity erring on the side of the non-drafter.  Isn't there some clever sounding latin for this? 

I know the dean, and he will treat this handbook like a contract.



If anyone could hammer this out in a few sentances for the email to the dean, that'd be really helpful.  Having trouble articulating it.

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General Board / Should I drop out?
« on: June 23, 2008, 01:42:35 PM »
-My undergraduate major was "Political Science-Legal Studies" from a relatively unknown public school.
-My GPA there was a 2.74 (LSAT 167).
-I defualted to law school.

-I went to a T3 on a full scholarship. 
-I needed a 2.0 to keep it and got a 1.98. 
-I've got about 20K in debt.

-I don't have a backup plan.
-I don't have a plan even if I graduate from law school.
-I'd be damn near last in my class.



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General Board / Should I drop out?
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:15:15 PM »
I'm at a T3.  I just got done with my first semester and I have about a 2.02 GPA.  My full-tuition scholarship is contingent on a 2.0.  I think I can graduate with less than 40K in debt but it looks like I'm on pace for the bottom 20%.

Honestly, what happens to the kids at the very bottom of T3s?   Ballpark salary?  Would I be better off as a fireman?

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1L job search / C student @ T3 ... what do I do?
« on: January 25, 2008, 01:35:14 AM »
Luckily my full scholarship is contingent on a 2.0.  I'm thinking I should take 6 summer credits.  Paired with my winter class I would only have to take 12.5 credits a semester from here on out.

I fear my grades are always going to suck but I escaped undergrad with no debt by working lots of hours and I'd like to try to pull it off here too.


Should I be giving my time away?

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St. Thomas (Minnesota) / Where to live?
« on: April 01, 2007, 05:19:27 AM »
I hear a lot of students live at the brentwood apartments.  Studios go for about $500.

I'm willing to live in a complete sh|t-hole to save some bucks.  What are my best options?  I'll probably try to craigslist a non-psycho roommate.

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St. Thomas (Minnesota) / Admitted students day, anyone?
« on: March 30, 2007, 06:50:47 PM »
I'll be there.  I'm kind of on the lookout for a prospective roommate, but it might be hard to screen for psychos in such a short period of time.

I figure in college it was *purely* random so this couldn't be too bad.  If you haven't killed anyone in the last 2 months, hit me back.

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Transferring / T3 $$$ to Wisco vs Indiana-Bloomington $ to Wisco
« on: March 28, 2007, 09:48:13 PM »
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Transfer applicants are generally accepted only when they rank within the top 15% of their classes, depending on the quality of the law school from which they are applying. Enrollment pressures force a limit on the number of transfer applicants that can be accepted, generally ranging from 2-5 annually. The competitiveness in any given year depends on the overall quality of the applicant pool and available space. Preference is given to Wisconsin residents who apply for transfer on the basis of strong academic showing at another law school.



How much easier are we talking?  I'm from Wisconsin.  And I know it'll be tough either way.  And I know passing up the T1 for T3$$$ is inadvisable, but I have no big law aspirations.  JAG gives little weight to what school you attend, and the school I'm looking at is affiliated with both Navy and Air Force ROTC detachments.  Conveiniently, those are the branches that award JAG commissions before you've even completed 1L.

If I don't make it, I'd seriously consider dropping out with only 8K or so in debt. 

I know it's a risky move, I'm just trying to callibrate how risky.  Input please.

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Will I get that money back?  Or will they apply to assorted fees and whatnot?


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To ensure a place in the fall 2007 entering class, remember to pay your tuition deposit. Please send your checks, payable to "The University ______," to the admissions office. The deposits will appear as a credit on your first tuition statement.


So I can just pick up money in the casheir's office, right?

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Financial Aid / trying to figure out how much I need for CoL
« on: July 09, 2007, 01:36:16 AM »
I'm taking a full scholly and will have about $2.5K banked before summers end
No car, no phone, no tv, no internet, no child support etc.


I'm looking at ~$550 in rent for a minneapolis shithole apartment.  Books estimated at $800/sem.  Can I make it off just the 8.5K subsidized loan? 

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Full tuition +15K stipend


In addition, the cumulative GPA required to continue the full-tuition portion of the award into the second year has been reduced from 3.30 (roughly the top 10% of the class) to 2.50, which is roughly the top 60% of the class.

Does that mean it still takes a 3.3 to get from fall to spring?


I'm so skeptical...

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