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Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010
« on: May 08, 2007, 09:14:20 AM »
Does anyone know how hard it is to sublet HAH apartments during the summer?   

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Stanford ASW go Go GO!
« on: April 18, 2007, 03:33:24 PM »
If you take a PI job after clerking, the clerking period counts toward the five year requirement. 

http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/tuition/assistance/LRAP2007.pdf

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Stanford ASW go Go GO!
« on: April 18, 2007, 08:24:32 AM »
I concur with many of the negatives that TotsRound2 mentioned.  Stanford did feel a little too much like a country club or resort and I was definitely turned off by how much you would need a car.

Regarding LRAP, Harvard's LIPP has more flexibility in that you don't have to work in PI for x number of years.  Stanford's LRAP, however, is superior in many other respects.

1) Stanford's LRAP payments are substantially higher.  For example, if you made $60,000 a year, Harvard would require you to pay $583 per month.  Stanford, meanwhile, only requires a contribution of $187 per month. 

2) Stanford's LRAP has an upfront asset allowance of $130,000, which is very beneficial for people who have been out of school for a while.  Harvard only protects up to $10,000 upon graduation plus $8,000 for every full year worked between college and law school. (In the interest of full disclosure, I think Harvard allows you to save up to $8,000 per year.) 

3) Harvard allows a deduction of $6,000 for the first child and $3,600 for each additional child.  Stanford allows a $8,000 deduction for every child. With two dependents and a salary over $70,000, my monthly loan payments, according to Stanford's LRAP calculator, would be around $20, or what I currently pay for Netflix. (Harvard allows you to subtract reasonable child care expenses from your salary.  How much I'm not sure. Also, Harvard has a six-month parental leave provision, which Stanford does not.)



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Law School Admissions / Re: NYU IILJ or Stanford?
« on: April 10, 2007, 08:28:56 AM »
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FWIW, while Peter Rosenblum at CLS is the guy when it comes to human rights in Africa, I've heard that it can be difficult to get into his human rights clinic.  I believe he said there was an interview/application process since the clinic is really oversubscribed. 

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Thanks MCB. :) What about spell check? 

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1) Do you take tests on Word, or does the school use special test-taking software? 

2) Do you have to write on all journals, or only law review?

3) Are professors forced to give a certain number of Cs?  Chicago, I think, suggests an equal numbers of As and Cs.

Thanks in advance! 

1. The school provides special test-taking software.  Or you can register to hand-write it, if you really really want to.

2. All the journals that I'm looking at require the writing competition, but I think there are some that you can join without it.  I need to double check this.

3. I know that professors are allowed to give out only a certain number of A's, A-'s, etc. but I've never heard of them being forced to give out an equal number of A's and C's.  I think as long as the professor doesn't exceed their percentage of higher grades, it's fine.

Do you know anyone planning on going into public interest who is taking out a good deal of loans? I'm having a hard time with this and it would be great to hear a. that I'm not alone and b. that it is doable

I don't know anyone personally who's planning on doing that, but that may be because I assume that people's plans are still somewhat flexible at this stage in the game and so I haven't inquired too much about career plans (and certainly not financial aid packages).  But there are definitely people who do it.  They're the ones who really want it though.  The money that firms offer up can be a real temptation otherwise.

Thanks.  Is the test-taking software compatible with all laptops?  Can I use a Mac?  Lastly, is there a spell check function?

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1) Do you take tests on Word, or does the school use special test-taking software? 

2) Do you have to write on all journals, or only law review?

3) Are professors forced to give a certain number of Cs?  Chicago, I think, suggests an equal numbers of As and Cs.

Thanks in advance! 

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Law School Admissions / Re: NYU Scholarships?
« on: March 17, 2007, 10:00:58 AM »
I got an email for a RTK interview on Feb. 23rd. 

Did they offer to pay for your hotel?  Rumour has it that this was offered to certain people...

yes and travel reimbursement

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Law School Admissions / Re: NYU Scholarships?
« on: March 17, 2007, 07:37:31 AM »
I got an email for a RTK interview on Feb. 23rd. 

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