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General Board / Cool new charity
« on: August 23, 2008, 09:01:39 PM »
Well...I am starting a new kind of charity that I think is very cool...and as far as I can tell, totally unprecedented. Also, full disclosure: I want you guys' advice, and I also need you guys to help...but don't worry...I'm not asking for money or anything  8)

My charity's name is The Generation Project, and the idea is this: Instead of just writing a check to an organization and letting that organization decide what to do with your money, I want to give people the opportunity to design gifts for high-need children based on their own passions and priorities.  E.g, future lawyers like us might design and fund a mock trial program at an inner-city high school, while a musician might decide to donate drum sets to kids at an elementary school.

Post below to tell me what you think of the idea or if you have any questions/critiques/want to reprimand me for not posting during law school.  (Also, check out www.thegenerationproject.org.  It is our rudimentary website).

Now for the help part: Through August 31st, we are currently finalists in a contest at ideablob.com.  If we get more votes than the other finalists, we'll win $10,000.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us out.  It takes two minutes and doesn't cost a dime.  To vote:

1) Register for ideablob at http://www.ideablob.com/signup.  Confirm your registration by following the link in your email. 
2) Once you have confirmed your registration, go to http://www.ideablob.com/ideas/2889-Share-YOUR-passion-with-kids-T and click the green "Vote" button, or click the "Vote" button to the LEFT of The Generation Project's logo on ideablob's front page.

Think of it as a donation to charity without having to actually open your wallet :) !

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General Off-Topic Board / Cool new charity
« on: August 23, 2008, 09:00:17 PM »
Well...I am starting a new kind of charity that I think is very cool...and as far as I can tell, totally unprecedented. Also, full disclosure: I want you guys' advice, and I also need you guys to help...but don't worry...I'm not asking for money or anything  8)

My charity's name is The Generation Project, and the idea is this: Instead of just writing a check to an organization and letting that organization decide what to do with your money, I want to give people the opportunity to design gifts for high-need children based on their own passions and priorities.  E.g, future lawyers like us might design and fund a mock trial program at an inner-city high school, while a musician might decide to donate drum sets to kids at an elementary school.

Post below to tell me what you think of the idea or if you have any questions/critiques/want to reprimand me for not posting during law school.  (Also, check out www.thegenerationproject.org.  It is our rudimentary website).

Now for the help part: Through August 31st, we are currently finalists in a contest at ideablob.com.  If we get more votes than the other finalists, we'll win $10,000.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us out.  It takes two minutes and doesn't cost a dime.  To vote:

1) Register for ideablob at http://www.ideablob.com/signup.  Confirm your registration by following the link in your email. 
2) Once you have confirmed your registration, go to http://www.ideablob.com/ideas/2889-Share-YOUR-passion-with-kids-T and click the green "Vote" button, or click the "Vote" button to the LEFT of The Generation Project's logo on ideablob's front page.

Think of it as a donation to charity without having to actually open your wallet :) !

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Acceptances / IN AT U of MICHIGAN!!
« on: January 05, 2005, 02:09:45 PM »
Just got the packet today...I'm almost definitely going.  I grew up in Ann Arbor so I'm particularly pumped...I'll never have to root for a football team other than the Wolverines  ;D

167 3.84  ;D

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Acceptances / Notre Dame + $10K
« on: December 27, 2004, 06:28:02 PM »
In at Notre Dame with a $10,000 scholarship.  Probably will be $20,000 if I defer and do Teach for America since Notre Dame matches Americorp education guarantees for Teach for America members  ;D

For those of you who are wondering, regular decision, 167, 3.85.

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Law School Applications / LSAC sent two reports?
« on: December 10, 2004, 01:43:54 PM »
So my LSAC report was sent to Michigan on like November 20th...yesterday I went to the website and saw that a new (and identical) LSAC report had been sent December 8th.  What the hell is this?  Anybody have any ideas?  Could it be because I checked the little box on the application that said I'd do either fall or summer start?

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Where should I go next fall? / USC
« on: December 10, 2004, 02:23:49 AM »
So I got into USC the other day...first school I've gotten into, so I'm looking for some more information on it.  What do you knowledgable folks know about USC?  How's it's actual reputation?  How good is its faculty (I've heard REALLY mixed reviews). What are some of its specialities?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Law School Applications / GW
« on: November 17, 2004, 10:33:16 PM »
I applied to GW like two weeks ago on LSACD and they still haven't requested my report.  Is this odd?  Anybody else undergoing something similar?

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Law School Applications / I feel like a tool, but...
« on: November 12, 2004, 11:31:23 PM »
which sentence is gramatically correct?

As an Orthodox Jew living in the United States, my state of affairs is obviously not nearly as severe as those of my enslaved ancestors. 

or

As an Orthodox Jew living in the United States, my state of affairs is obviously not nearly as severe as that of my enslaved ancestors. 

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Recommendations / Odd question:
« on: November 04, 2004, 02:39:12 PM »
So I have a recommender that wrote and sent in a glowing LOR, which was processed fairly quickly and has been on file for about a month now.  I spoke with him today and he said that he wanted to update the letter with another paragraph because he had just spoken to one of his colleagues who had given him additional (positive) information about me and he thought it would make the letter stronger.

Any idea how somebody might be able to revise a letter?  Also, is it worth holding off on transmitting my aps?

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Law School Applications / USC fee waiver/early action?
« on: October 14, 2004, 03:40:47 PM »
About a month ago, I received a big packet from USC along with an invitation to attend some conference they were sponsoring on government.  The cover letter said that I had qualified for a fee waiver and to watch my mail in coming weeks because they would send said waiver and also a promise to act on my application within two weeks.

Did anybody else get a similar packet?  Have you received the follow-up waiver?  I'm still waitin'...

(By the way: The taking-action-within-two-weeks promise was absolutely brilliant on the part of USC. Definitely hadn't planned on applying to USC before, now it's definitely on my list of possible schools, simply because my interest was piqued by knowing the status of my admission sooner rather than later).

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