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Law School Applications / Lenovo x61 laptop questions
« on: March 14, 2008, 11:38:07 AM »
Sorry for starting a new thread, but the original laptop thread is a mess, lol.

Where would I get one of these? I confess, I'm a complete geek, I went through the lenovo website, customized my laptop just to see how much it would be and what the options are. I got nearly to the end and the website just crapped out, said my session had expired because I had been inactive for 30 minutes. WTF? I wasn't inactive and I had only been on it 10 minutes. I must customize the x61, 1 gig of RAM won't cut it.

Also, I never saw how to order an extra power cable. How would I do this? Is it necessary? Is an extra battery necessary?

A couple of the options I want said it could delay shipping, but I don't think it specified by how long. When should I order my laptop. I don't really have the cash to pay for it, but obviously I need it on the first day of classes, right?

Edited: I wasn't seriously looking at the x300. Good god, I'm not buying a $3000 laptop for school. But people weren't fully reading the post, so I deleted that part.

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Law School Applications / Tuition costs for 2008-2009?
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:41:33 PM »
When do schools release the tuition and such for 2008-2009 year?

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Law School Applications / Accepting scholarships to multiple schools?
« on: March 12, 2008, 08:13:45 AM »
For personal reasons, I intend to send in the 1st deposit to both Georgia and Alabama on April 15th. At the same time I have to sign a form saying I plan to accept the scholarships at both schools. Am I allowed to do this? Is it ok for me to say I plan to accept scholarships to both schools? I really won't know which school I plan to attend for a while, hopefully by June 1st though.

Of course, if Emory sends a good amount of scholarship money my way, this question might not even apply. HINT HINT EMORY.

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Law School Applications / Negotiating scholarships question
« on: February 26, 2008, 01:37:21 PM »
(Sorry if this is asked a lot, I don't remember it.)

Is it ok to do it by letter? What is the best way?

Also, when should it be done?

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Updated Again: Emory did offer me a butt load of money, so now it's down to them or Alabama. I can't really say why not Georgia, but I'd rather go to Alabama than Georgia if I'm going to a state school ranked 36 (although obviously Friday the new rankings will probably change this.)

Updated: Alabama dropped their scholarship renewal requirement to 50%! Yay! They called me last week, asked if I had any concerns, and I just out and out told them I was worried about that 25% requirement. Now, to negotiate with Georgia. And then there's Emory, giving out much higher scholarships this year...

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I don't know if Emory is giving me a scholarship, but it'd have to be full tuition for me to attend. Frankly, I don't have the soft factors nor the LSAT to get full tuition, so I'm already weighing my other options.

After law school I hope to get a judicial clerkship then work in the DA's office or maybe hang my own shingle. Below is a comparison of the schools I'm considering, including scholarship money, how much it would cost if I lost the scholarship after the first year, their curve and the scholarship requirements along with some LSAC data.

If you know Emory's curve or see any data that is wrong, please correct me. Tuition is based on last year's tuitions. Mercer's scholarship requriement is just good academic standing, which is why I put N/A for losing the scholarship. Tuition and scholarship are over 3 years.

So, opinions? That largest city I want to live in is Montgomery. I'd be happiest living in Alabama, but I'd be fine living in Macon or a similar type of town, least happy in Atlanta. Obviously a HUGE priority for me is limiting my debt since I don't plan to make much upon graduation.

************BamaUGAEmoryMercer
Rank363622100
Tuition$59,706$31,842$111,000$90,438
Scholarship$59,706$15,000$90,000$90,438
Net Cost$0$16,842$21,000$0
Sch. Req.2.652.72.176.0
Curve2.652.7-3.13.184.5
If Sch. Lost$22,000$26,842N/AN/A
Section Size52767078
Student: Faculty Ratio11.3:115.7:112.6:111.7:1
Govt12.6%9.2%10.0%7.9%
Judicial Clerkships8.6%14.7%11.9%10.1%

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Law School Applications / Any word from Emory on scholarships?
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:21:59 AM »
How about Woodruff applicants, any word?

Who said we'd hear about scholarships this month? I thought it was next month but suddenly everyone was saying it'd be this month. Who's the source for this rumor?

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Law School Applications / Still waiting on Vandy? Question for you
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:55:41 PM »
If you're still waiting on a decision from Vandy, did you fill out the scholarship application? When did you go complete? LSAT/GPA?

Looks like most people who went complete around me and haven't received a decision are splitters or URM's.  But I'm curious about those with stats similar to mine and whether they filled ou the scholarship app.

I did fill it out. I went complete 11/7. 166/3.68.

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Law School Applications / I am so jealous...
« on: February 19, 2008, 10:49:42 AM »
of everyone who knows where they'll be in the fall. *sigh* I'm ready to make a decision.  ;D So who knows where you're going already?

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Law School Applications / Poll for those accepted at Emory
« on: January 14, 2008, 08:29:15 AM »
Ok, H says I'm overanalyzing, but this has piqued my curiosity. I received a letter from the Dean at Emory. It was really nice, had some personal info and then a couple of standard paragraphs. The thing that kept nagging at me was he called me a software development engineer. I call myself just a software engineer. The only place I've been called software development engineer was in my Woodruff Fellowship nomination letter. So...this probably means nothing, but I'm curious about who all received the letter from the dean and how personal did it get.

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Law School Applications / Um, UGA? WTH is this?
« on: January 10, 2008, 08:50:51 AM »
http://www.law.uga.edu/facstaffstu/students/handbook/pol.html#Paid_Entertainment_in_Classes

From their handbook:
"Paid Entertainment in Classes

The faculty believes that class time must be reserved for instruction. Students should not arrange for paid entertainment of any kind to take place during classes at the law school."

Is this such a problem that they needed a rule about it in their handbook? Guess this ruins my idea to hire Gene Simmons (who will apparently do anything for a buck these days) to come perform in class.

ETA: I'm still looking for info on their curve. If anyone knows where it is, please point me in that direction.
Nevermind, found it: http://www.law.uga.edu/facstaffstu/students/handbook/adv.html#LAW_SCHOOL_GRADING_POLICIES

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