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Incoming 1Ls / Transferring from a higher rank to a lower rank?
« on: July 18, 2006, 03:14:55 AM »
Has anyone gone to a more expensive higher ranked school only to transfer to a lower ranked (and less expensive) school?

I have to say that this is the first sensible thread that I've read in a long time (forever?) on LSD? Sanity is alive!!!!!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Public vs. Private
« on: July 18, 2006, 12:35:00 AM »
Well, I have the option of George Mason in state w/a fellowship, which lowers my tuition to 10k a year, or Northwestern, where the tuition is like 40k a year. I'm going to Northwestern.

May I ask why?

Some states are less efficient and it show in the quality of schools. But many state schools (especially in VA) are run very well.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Public vs. Private
« on: July 16, 2006, 12:47:52 AM »
Assuming we're not talking about only the top 14 schools. For national schools (Texas vs. Vanderbilt or George Mason vs. George Washington etc...).

People don't give sufficient weight to the in-state tuition factor it seems.

Incoming 1Ls / Public vs. Private
« on: July 16, 2006, 12:03:08 AM »
For those that hve decided: How big a role did public vs. private school play in your decision? Assuming no scholarships, why don't more people choose public law schools for the sake of tuition savings?

a crappy school with what is obviously poor administration. go somewhere (anywhere) else.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Whats your gender
« on: July 12, 2006, 07:33:52 PM »
I don't know. How do I find out?

I don't know what your CC interest rates are right now, but the minimum payment on $20K is going to be pretty significant. How do you plan on covering it with the student budget? It seems like you'll have no choice but to get a part-time job and you'll probably have to find something non-law-related after 1L just to bring in cash to pay the credit card bills. I don't mean to be pessimistic, but with only one month to get things in order, it just seems like it's going to be very difficult for you to manage financially when school starts up.

If there is one thing they tell you on financial aid web sites, it's that you have to have your credit in order and should minimize your debt before entering LS, because there's very little financial aid can do to help you if you have poor credit or other debt outside of law school. Unless you were accepted off a waitlist, I think that a good deal of schools see financial issues as a valid reason for a deferral. Even though you say it isn't possible, I'm not sure that you're going to have a positive law school experience if you're going to be stuck working 20 hours a week trying to get enough money to pay your credit cards debt down.

Do you want a knife so you can stab the OP a few times. Did you not get a good night's rest?? Her debt may be legitimate freak!

Law School Admissions / Re: in desperate need of advice
« on: June 30, 2006, 03:34:14 PM »
This may be a little off topic, but is the school that you deferred to OK with the fact that you're applying to other schools in the new cycle?

What is the new LSAT policy, I have't heard about it?

where else did you apply?

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