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Current Law Students / PT Law Students - question for you!
« on: March 25, 2005, 03:09:06 PM »
I'm thinking of doing a PT JD at GA State...I have a newborn, though, and would like to see him every once in a while.  For those of you studying part-time, how many days do you attend classes?  Do you find the load manageable or do you wish you would have gone full-time?  I have a full-ride waiting for me at a T50 school, but don't want 3 years of foregone income (especially since I already make more than the average salary at either school...).  UGH!  Any advice / sneak-peeks that you could give me would be welcome.

Current Law Students / Anybody buy a house while in law school?
« on: March 14, 2005, 01:57:09 PM »
I'm considering buying a house since I'm going to be living in the same town for 3 years.  My payments will be around 650.00 per month given the size house I'm looking for.  If you bought while in law school (or tried to), I'd be interested in hearing your experiences while trying to secure a loan.  Any horror stories I should be aware of?  Is it even possible to make mortgage payments with student loans or do lenders frown on that?

Current Law Students / ? for current UGA and Alabama students
« on: March 06, 2005, 10:21:35 AM »
Please give me a realistic preview of what it would be like to go to UGA or Alabama.  I'd love to hear an insider's perspective.

Choosing the Right Law School / We're all going to die one day anyhow
« on: June 03, 2005, 03:23:43 PM »
Quit worrying about which school to attend and what you'll do afterwards.  The only guarantee is that your plans will be altered in the course of time.  The most important thing to remember is "at the end of the day we're all dead anyhow."  Go to law school if that's what's going to make you happy, and don't worry about the accumulation of vast quantities of money.  You're never going to have enough, and you'll never be able to spend it on everything you want.

Relax, live, and do what you love.

Choosing the Right Law School / T2 Part-Time or T1 Full-Time?
« on: May 15, 2005, 07:35:57 AM »
Situation just arose that's driving me nuts.  I have a free ride to a T1 and the same to a T2...the issue is that the T2 (ranked #80) is a part-time program that would allow me to continue in my current job, which pays 80K per year.  The T1 program would probably result in 50K in debt after school (living expenses, etc), whereas the T2 would allow me to keep my 401(K), pension, etc...the T1 is the best school in the state where I want to live, the T2 is one state over but has pretty good prospects in the town it's in (ATL).

Am I being penny wise and pound foolish for considering the T2?

What do you guys think? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Choking on health insurance
« on: May 12, 2005, 09:58:02 AM »
I'm married with a child and need health insurance for school.  Anybody have good ideas as to how to obtain it without mortgaging my future?  My #1 choice has H.I. that costs $5,100 per year for the family plan.  The whole law school experience will only cost 4K!  Talk about a downer.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlisted at UNC
« on: April 19, 2005, 07:05:02 AM »
Found out on the phone yesterday.   :-\

Choosing the Right Law School / Impressions of UGA and Alabama?
« on: April 13, 2005, 01:32:34 PM »
What are your thoughts about each re: regional reputation?

Choosing the Right Law School / UGA's total lack of responsiveness
« on: March 24, 2005, 01:42:07 PM »
Anybody else notice how unresponsive some members of the staff are at UGA?  I visited and never received an offer to speak with anybody in the admissions department, and was never offered to speak with anybody from career services.  I had no escort to class after my tour (the admissions folks just pointed down the hall and told me that my class was somewhere down 'that way') and I never had a chance to ask questions of any members of the staff.  After my visit I called career services to speak with somebody there to get their most up-to-date salary information and got no response, despite leaving more than one message with the office chair.  Additionally, it took 5 weeks to receive any information whatsoever regarding acceptance after my status changed to "accepted" on their website.  I called the admissions office to inquire about scholarship dollars and they had no idea whether such information was included in packets or not. 

Is this how stand-offish they are with students?  Is it that unresponsive of a school?  I'd shoot myself if I had to deal with shyte like that for 3 years. 

I'd love to hear from current students to see if my experience was a reflection of how they do things down there.  If so, it's really disappointing.  Are the students at least a little warmer?

Choosing the Right Law School / To the non-traditionals....
« on: March 20, 2005, 01:17:23 PM »
Do any of you face a situation where you'll be making less as a LS grad than you are now? If you have children, are you worried about your ability to watch them grow with the promised 'lawyers' hours?' Ugh. This decision-making process is giving me an ulcer. I guess I've made the first step to becoming a lawyer ;)

If you fall into this category, what has your decision-making process been like?  Are you comfortable with the decision that you've made?  I'd like to hear about your processes as I go through them myself.

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