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I would have to keep a 3.0 gpa.

I am going back and forth on this. As far as cost of living goes, both Denver and Champaign seem pretty cheap. Denver might be slightly higher, but I've seen lots of apartments there for reasonable prices. I haven't visited either place yet, so can't say which I like better. Hoping to be ablet to visit..
Also, Denver requires $500 deposit on April 10th, and Illinois on April 24th. I still haven't heard back from many other schools. Why do they do this?! Anyway, thanks for reading!

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I have no idea where I want to work after graduation! That is part of the problem in choosing the right school, as I know many are rather regional as far as job prospects go. I might go to Denver and fall in love with it, but if that doesn't happen, I'd like to have a bit of flexibility with my degree. It'd be hard to make myself choose a school ranked 88 over 27, but the idea of having no tuition debt is really really tempting...

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I have a full scholarship to Univ of Denver, and I've also been accepted to Univ of Illinois- no money so far, and probaby won't get any as my scores are below their medians... I want to do public interest, but I'm still not sure I should choose Denver over Illinois..

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Where should I go next fall? / expect first decision by end of MAY??
« on: March 05, 2009, 10:20:55 AM »
I received an email from Univ of Colorado law school saying my file is ready for review and I should receive a decision by the end of May.. Did anyone else receive this email? I'm wondering if they meant March, because most schools require a first deposit in April..

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Wait List / Univ Michigan waitlist
« on: February 27, 2009, 04:45:50 PM »
Just put on U MIchigan waitlist. In their "frequently asked questions" section, they say the waitlist is kept "small" and that they usually offer about 35-40 people from the waitlist seats. Any idea what they mean by a "small" waitlist? Is there any hope?

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Need some advice... Money is a big factor for me in choosing a school. I'm also interested in public interest law, so that matters too.

I'm already in at Univ of Illinois, but their out-of-state tuition is $36,000 and it looks difficult to get in-state after first year.

Univ of Colorado and Univ of Washington look like they have more lenient residency rules- I could possible get in-state tuition after first year. However, they are more regional than Illinois and ranked a bit lower (rankings rankings..).

Also trying to decide if it's worth spending another $65 applying to Univ of North Carolina.. Might be possible to get in-state after first year, but even if not, the out-of-state tution is lots cheaper than Univ Illinois at $27,858. Again, ranked a bit lower than Illinois (38 vs 27).

Advice?

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Personal Statement / another personal statement...
« on: December 18, 2008, 10:48:46 AM »
I have two personal statements I'm working on and can't decide which, if either of them, that I should use. If anyone's willing to read them, I can return the favor. Thanks

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Recommendations / length of recommendation letters
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:55:18 PM »
I'm sure this is posted somewhere but didn't see it..
How long should a law recommendation letter be? One of my recommenders did a nice letter (she let me read it), but it's almost 1.5 pages. Is this too long? Thanks!

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Recommendations / Re: If your letters are getting sent into LSAC...
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:49:13 PM »
yes

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Recommendations / recommendation letter mentioning public interest law
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:48:49 PM »
One of my recommenders knows me through our work in a nonprofit (where I am currently employed). She knows a lot about my work in the public interest field, and that i want to pursue public interest law. Is it okay for her law school recommendation to focus on that? Or should it be just a straight law school rec, without mentioning public interest?
Thanks

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