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General Off-Topic Board / R.I.P.
« on: June 09, 2005, 09:41:24 PM »
So I was wondering whatever happened to our favorite old search engines?  Do they still exist?  And why do we not seem to remember anything pre-google?

So here it is, a shout-out to the lost search engines of old.

I miss you infoseek.com
Fare well Magellan (www.mckinley.com)
So long Excite.com
Where are you now WebCrawler?
Snap!  You will be missed!
Infind.com (Inference Find) …well you were never that good anyway
Yahoo, ummm are you still around?
www.go.com you were simple, and easy to type!
RIP Contentville.  Altavista, you will be missed
Infospace & Dogpile, Lycos & Looksmart….thanks for all the great memories, farewell.

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Incoming 1Ls / TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« on: May 31, 2005, 12:49:04 PM »
Going to school in Florida?  Out-of-state?   If you’re like me you were told that you would qualify for In-State-tuition for your second and third year.  YOU WILL NOT GET IT.  There is a new bill scheduled to become law in July.  Look here at the Florida Senate (bill 2264)   scroll down to the bill text and view the newest bill.

  http://www.flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&Year=2005&billnum=2264

The new law will prohibit you from earning in-state tuition unless you live and work full time in FL for 12 months.  Attending school during that period disqualifies you.  Other states have had this but it is new in Florida.

I sold my home in Alabama, Quit my job making good money as an educator in Georgia, gave up my seat at every other school that I was accepted, bought an apartment in Tallahassee…and all b/c I was promised in-state fees for the second and third years.  I cannot get my job back, I cannot get my home back, I cannot go to LS anywhere else and I cannot attend FSU at these prices! 

FSU in-state = $7,500.00
FSU out-state = $27,500.00

If this effects you then we need to help each other.  Call, write letters, anything you can do to express the hardship imposed by this new law.



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Incoming 1Ls / Finding a way to gain in-state tuition
« on: May 12, 2005, 01:47:45 PM »
I'm in at FSU but out-of-state is 27.5k/year.  Thats way more than what i would pay at say Ole Miss (13k/yr)

Is there a way to gain In-State tuition for the first year?

Thanks! 

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Incoming 1Ls / Is your undergraduate degree still tempting?
« on: March 31, 2005, 04:47:29 PM »
I just spent four years working toward my education degree (instrumental music)so to make a little money before the big 1L I took a job as the band director at a high school and I am having a blast! 

The kids are great and I have never made so much money!  But more than that there is a real sense of satisfaction in actually doing what I studied for so long.

So the question is, does anybody else have a sense of loss at not following their undergraduate degree into the workplace?


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Choosing the Right Law School / University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
« on: March 26, 2005, 02:12:39 PM »
Looks like it’s Ole Miss for me. 

I got my rejection from Alabama   :(  today and I’m not willing to pay the extra $10k a year for Samford (Cumberland), Mercer, or FSU (pending).

Anybody else out there looking at U.M. or planning to attend the April 8th acceptance day?

What about living in Oxford or related topics.
 

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There are lots of good issues here.  What do you think.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Samford Visit
« on: March 12, 2005, 07:42:14 PM »
Ok, some thoughts on my visit to Samford today.

First, Wow!  This may be one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever been to.  A++ for aesthetic beauty.  I cannot say enough about the school of law and the university in general (both inside and out)

The thing that caught my attention the most during the day was not part of the tour.  While walking through the library our guide mentioned that the pile of books and notes sitting alone on a desk belonged to him.  He said that he had no problems what so ever leaving his stuff alone for hours at a time in the library.  This includes notes, laptops, books….anything.  While I might not display so much trust in my classmates, he obviously did and that says a lot about the atmosphere at Samford.

No Wireless Internet??!!??  umm…get with the times.  This could be an issue.

Though laptops are not required, students may take any or all of their exams on a laptop.  This is a big deal for me and I was very pleased to hear it.

Faculty – A
Staff – B
Students – A+
Facilities – A++
Technology – B-
Traffic around school – not near as bad as I was led to believe – very manageable.
Housing – expensive….too expensive

Anybody else go?  What did you think?  After visiting Samfords stock has gone way up.  They are my top choice of accepted schools for me that also include:  Mercer, Ole Miss, Florida Coastal, Miss. College.

Thanks Samford for a great day and an all around good experience!

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Samford Visit
« on: March 12, 2005, 07:41:31 PM »
Sorry!! How do i delete this duplicate thread?


Ok, some thoughts on my visit to Samford today.

First, Wow!  This may be one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever been to.  A++ for aesthetic beauty.  I cannot say enough about the school of law and the university in general (both inside and out)

The thing that caught my attention the most during the day was not part of the tour.  While walking through the library our guide mentioned that the pile of books and notes sitting alone on a desk belonged to him.  He said that he had no problems what so ever leaving his stuff alone for hours at a time in the library.  This includes notes, laptops, books….anything.  While I might not display so much trust in my classmates, he obviously did and that says a lot about the atmosphere at Samford.

No Wireless Internet??!!??  >:(  umm…get with the times.  This could be an issue.

Though laptops are not required, students may take any or all of their exams on a laptop.  This is a big deal for me and I was very pleased to hear it.   ;D

Faculty – A
Staff – B
Students – A+
Facilities – A++
Technology – B-
Traffic around school – not near as bad as I was led to believe – very manageable.
Housing – expensive….too expensive

Anybody else go?  What did you think?  After visiting Samfords stock has gone way up.  They are my top choice of accepted schools for me that also include:  Mercer, Ole Miss, Florida Coastal, Miss. College.

Thanks Samford for a great day and an all around good experience!

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Incoming 1Ls / Law School Dress Code?
« on: March 10, 2005, 07:07:47 PM »
Ok all you soon to be 1L's. 

As an undergrad I (along with everyone else) went to my early classes in whatever I happened to be wearing when I woke up.  Sometime after lunch I would go home, take a shower, and then make my late afternoon classes dressed in some nicer clothes. 

Is it different in law school?  Is everyone going to be “dressed for success” when I march in wearing my old navy lounge pants and a t-shirt?

Just wondering.   :P

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Law School Admissions / Law School Numbers Question.
« on: February 21, 2005, 02:17:36 PM »
On some of the graphs showing who's in/out/pending there is a star representing someones stats instead of a dot.  What does this mean?

Thanks
 :)

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