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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Things to do in 1L
« on: September 03, 2007, 12:34:16 AM »
Thanks, great tip! Will do.
Any other ideas or suggestions?  :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Things to do in 1L
« on: September 02, 2007, 10:24:56 PM »
As we are all starting our first year, I am starting to wonder what would be good things to do, in addition to focusing on academic and staying on track in class. What will be useful (and what will not be) in building legal skills, but not too off-hand and feasible to do this year... Perhaps, an internship, pro bono work, writing for a campus newspaper/magazine, participating in school organizations by interest, ...
Obviously, some part-time work at a firm may be possible and research assistance work is a bit out of reach until the summer, I guess... Any suggestions and recommendations?  ::)  :)
Let's open the dicussion and thank you so much for contributing.

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Based on my calculations  ;) and what we've knwon to be a common standard now, those of us, with 150-160k worth of loans at graduation will have limited job prospects i.e. only the more 'high-paying' ones whatever they would be.

Is that the final verdict though? Can clerkships or public service work still a possibility or should we say 'good bye' to that even before heading to registration for classes? Perhaps, with longer term repayment schedules like 15-20 (which, financially, is just a bit of an insane thing to have to do). LRAP programs can often be restrictive in what they can really pay or what jobs may qualify or can quickly disqualify you if you have a double-income/married situation... Any thoughts?  :)

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I've been already admitted and have put in my seat deposit, but I am still having hopes on several waitlists.   At the same time, financial aid deadlines are passing by and I am expected to file for loans right now. What if I apply for loans with school A now where admitted, then hear from school B and decide to actually accept the offer of School B in, say, early July? Is there a way to transfer my loans with A to B or should I just wait and postpone getting any loans with A, even as deadlines are passing? How does that work? It doesn't seem to be a good question for any financial aid office  Has anyone been in such situation or is familiar with this process?

Along the same lines, how do things work out in those scenarios where people get offers a few days before classes begin with getting the financial aid and the rest of administrative details worked out? Most schools have tuition due in july, well before mid-August and the start of classes. Does that mean lost loan money thrown on tuition not to be refunded...? 

Do you, guys, think there is any realistic chance for receiving waitlist offers past the end of June? Perhaps, a very small one, I would think... 

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Wait List / Expecting to hear from wait lists - financial aid aspects
« on: June 05, 2007, 07:42:58 PM »
I've been already admitted and have put in my seat deposit, but I am still having hopes on several waitlists.  ;D At the same time, financial aid deadlines are passing by and I am expected to file for loans right now. What if I apply for loans with school A now where admitted, then hear from school B and decide to actually accept the offer of School B in, say, early July? Is there a way to transfer my loans with A to B or should I just wait and postpone getting any loans with A, even as deadlines are passing? How does that work? It doesn't seem to be a good question for any financial aid office ::) Has anyone been in such situation or is familiar with this process?

Along the same lines, how do things work out in those scenarios where people get offers a few days before classes begin with getting the financial aid and the rest of administrative details worked out? Most schools have tuition due in july, well before mid-August and the start of classes. Does that mean lost loan money thrown on tuition not to be refunded...?  :(

Do you, guys, think there is any realistic chance for receiving waitlist offers past the end of June? Perhaps, a very small one, I would think...  :)

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So they should not have any information about where a candidate is submitting applications in the beginning of the process, right? Has anybody else heard different?

I would think that most people with less than perfect numbers (or with say: 163 and 3.85, or 171 and 3.65) may be applying to a broad range of schools, let's say Top 20, Top 30, Top 40. If the admissions offices on the extremes are aware of each other, they may somewhat question the intention of the applicant towards their own school or simply wonder why the applicant is applying to each extreme. Does that make sense or I am just overthinking it?  :)

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I am wondering if any school someone is applying to may have info at its fingertips or be able to find out to which other felllow schools ;D that same person is also applying. Does anybody know how that works?

I think that may have a slight strategic/psychological factor to itself. What do you think or know?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Has anybody used EyeQ?
« on: October 31, 2005, 10:11:45 AM »
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theunderdog
Sorry I used it, and I'm sure it won't help you.  Reading speed is a non-issue on the LSAT. 

Reading speed is a factor and it determines how fast you can finish a passage to move to the questions and then to the next one. Sure, it has to be accompanied by comprehension to be effective.

Did you, guys, think EyeQ improved just your speed or both speed and comprehension?  :o I am seriously considering that software program and whatever help I can get on Reading Comp.


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Studying for the LSAT / Has anybody used EyeQ?
« on: October 30, 2005, 10:35:50 PM »
I am having issues with the Reading Comp sections and I am considering what can lead me to accelerating my reading speed. Recently, I heard of EyeQ, so I am wondering if it really works and is worth the spending. Any experiences with it out there?

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