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Where should I go next fall? / Miami or Syracuse
« on: April 08, 2005, 07:11:46 PM »
Well I thought I had decided on Miami. Went to the Law Day, enjoyed it, even sent in my deposit. Then today I receive my financial aid package from Syracuse and was given $10,000 worth of scholarships. I did not receive anything from Miami, and I must say that coming out of Miami with over 100K worth of debt does scare me. My dream is to do sports law, more then likely in the DC area. I know everyone on here is really helpful so if you have any suggestions I am all ears. Also, can I use this to try to get money from Miami?

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So I received my financial aid package from one of my top schools and all I received was the offer to take out loans. Needless to say I was a little disappointed. I have been out of school since the spring and make virtually NO money at all, almost all of my money goes toward rent and food so my savings are almost nill as well. I will not be receiving any funds from outside sources. So basically what I am asking is...does this really count as financial aid? And can I appeal this? 

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General Off-Topic Board / Moss is a Raider
« on: February 23, 2005, 05:41:34 PM »
Thats right, Randy Moss is going to the Oakland Radiers for LB Nap Harris, the 7th overall pick in this years draft, and a late pick. As a huge Vikings fan I must say I like this trade.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Who to talk to during visits?
« on: February 17, 2005, 12:45:52 PM »
I am going on a visit, should I try to set up a meeting with the Dean, or the Assistant Dean of Admissions? I would guess that the Dean would have more pull, but the Asst. would probably be more available.

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Law School Applications / Hofstra...what gives?????
« on: February 10, 2005, 03:54:48 PM »
So I got into Hofstra a couple of weeks ago, with no mention of any money being thrown my way. After looking around the LSD threads I have noticed that many people with similar or lower stats are getting some nice scholarships, so what gives....I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.5 GPA plus work experience, am I getting screwed?I did receive a nice shirt from them today.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / No SAR report....HELP
« on: February 10, 2005, 12:49:52 AM »
I finished my FAFSA for my first 6 schools, and now I need to change the names for my next 6. My FAFSA says "Processed," but I have yet to receive the SAR report via e-mail. Do I have to wait for that report, or can I change the school names?

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Acceptances / Syracuse
« on: January 20, 2005, 11:31:36 AM »
I was accepted yesterday, my numbers are 157 3.51. My file was complete around the 20th of December.

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Acceptances / Hello Sunny Miami
« on: January 12, 2005, 11:03:45 AM »
I got the letter this morning, it was the first acceptance for me so that's a 500 pound gorilla off my back. Maybe now I can get some work done. I feel like a traitor going from Virginia Tech to Miami, oh well...LETS GO CANES!!!!!

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Law School Applications / Indicating Race on Applications
« on: November 14, 2004, 10:56:21 PM »
If you decide not to indicate your race on applications does admissions really treat your application the same. I know they say they do but I am a bit hesitant. Also what constitutes a "race," I suppose this is a strange question, but I have always marked "white" but recently found out that I am 1/16 Native American. I would never mark that on an application but I am curious.

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Personal Statement / NO CLUE
« on: November 10, 2004, 12:51:06 PM »
I am torn over what my personal statement should focus on. I have two subjects that I believe would make for an excellent essay, but no clue how to connect them in some meaningful way or decide which is a better theme for my PS. My first issue deals with a major surgery that I had two years ago. That PS would basically be how hard I worked to get my life back together, your classic perseverance story. The other topic is my work experience at ESPN Radio. Although itís not as intense as surgery, my work experience is something that I believe is unique and something that might set me apart from other applicants. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.

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