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Incoming 1Ls / Possible to get $$ after your first year in LS?
« on: April 06, 2005, 05:05:20 PM »
If you don't get any scholarship as an entering 1L, is it possible to get $$ for your 2nd or 3rd years?  (I'm thinking about a lower T-14 here).  If so, how well would you have to do to get an award -- top 25%?  10%?

Black Law Students / BLSD censors threads/ quells free speech?
« on: April 03, 2005, 06:13:56 AM »
I was looking for the thread I started in here asking about hair (which somehow got perversely twisted, mainly by the moderator of BLSD into some sort of viscious, insult-ridden assault) to find a user that I wanted to PM who I knew had posted on that thread.  Where has it gone? 

Now, if there's a thread that you don't like, ignore it, troll it, flame it, or even move it.  I'll even accept if someone deletes a thread that's horridly racist or offensive (although even that I'd rather see moved than deleted).  But preventing LSDers from freely expressing themselves and engaging in discourse on a particular matter (even if it IS just silly banter)? 

tsk!  >:(

What a load of bullsh*t!!.  If anything, they should determine your rate based on how long you've had your license and your driving record.  I've had my license longer than tons of 25+yr olds.   >:( >:( >:(

Incoming 1Ls / Thoughts on buying a condo/house for LS?
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:56:10 PM »
Has anyone here bought a property to live in during law school and then sold it after the three years?  Anyone have any thoughts on whether this is a good idea?  I know nothing about finances or real estate, but I'm always hearing about people buying a house and then the value goes up like $100K in four years.  Even if you sold it for what you bought it for, you'd have a free place to live for three years, no? 

I really want to live on my own during law school (I don't do well in shared housing situations), but an efficiency or 1-bedroom seems like it's going to set me back at LEAST $800 (more like $1000+ probably).  So why not buy a cute condo and sell it in three years?

The general consensus seems to be that law school is very difficult: lots of school work, difficult to get good grades, etc. etc.   But really, how hard can it be to do well?  In undergrad I worked hard and did extremely well in all my classes.  If a course was hard, I just put a bit more time and effort into it to get an A.  So how different can law school be?  If I put enough work into it, I don't see how it's possible not to do well.  Is this a naive way of thinking?

One of my apps asked if I'd ever been charged with a crime. I'm pretty sure I have been charged but am not positive; the arrest was politically related and a long story and wasn't worth going into as it was my safety school.  I won't be attending my safety (got waitlisted there but accepted to No. 1 choice).  Will this have any negative repercussions down the line?

What generally goes on during Admit Days/Weekends?  Any chance of meeting important people (faculty, deans, etc?) Are there any other opportunities to meet such people before classes start?  (do schools have receptions during orientation week or something?)

I can't make admit weekend for the school I'm going to, but I don't want to miss out on rubbing elbows with faculty/deans.

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