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Transferring / Re: Advice on transferring
« on: March 17, 2010, 05:12:48 PM »
If I were you I'd aim a little higher.  With a 3.88 GPA you must be in the top 1% at Cooley.  I'd throw some apps out to Georgetown, GW, BU, BC, etc.  I transferred out of Cooley in 2007 to a school ranked in the 40's (I was top 12% of class).  I hear that Georgetown is particularly transfer friendly, though I'm not sure if this has been affected by the job market.  Good luck! 

Transferring / Re: stuck at Cooley, want to transfer, few questions.
« on: September 16, 2007, 07:29:58 PM »
I went to Cooley last year and was able to transfer to a T2.  I'm not going to make light of how difficult it may be to transfer, but it is not as tough as they lead you to believe, nor is the 15 credit schedule.  Most of the kids in my section dropped down to 12 credits and a lot dropped to 9.  There is no golden rule to doing well, you just need to put your time in and forget what anyone else says.  Some people will study 50 hours a week and barely pass, some will study 15 hours a week and transfer out, this is probably due to the wide range of admissions that are made.  Some people simply aren't cut out for law school.  There is no set curve.  However, you will find that all the grades end up falling into a curve (which in my section I estimated to be set around a 2.4).  You'll find that probably only about 20% of the section will have a 3.0 or higher.  Keep in mind that class rank is what really matters.  If you can get into the top third or so, you'll be able to transfer somewhere.  Good luck. 

Job Search / Transcripts
« on: August 17, 2007, 09:38:33 AM »
When you're sending out mass mailings and you include your transcript, does it need to be an official transcript from your school? or will a copy or unofficial transcript suffice? 

Current Law Students / Re: Loan Exit Counseling?
« on: July 31, 2007, 08:09:02 PM »
That is also my understanding.  The registrar reports that I'm enrolled full time and my loans go back into in-school deferment.  This is my confusion, I'm still in school with active loans, so why would I need to do the "exit counseling"? I may just do the online form to appease my old school and avoid a hold on my account, I just hope it doesn't affect my loans for the coming semester.

Current Law Students / Loan Exit Counseling?
« on: July 31, 2007, 12:58:44 PM »
I am transferring to a new school so I recently withdrew from my original school.  I got a notice in the mail today saying that I was required to complete Stafford and GRAD Plus exit counseling online.  Is this something I need to do even though I'm starting at a new school in a month? I've already applied for loans at my new school, will this affect my eligibility? My old school also said that if I didn't complete it in 45 days they would put a hold on my account.  I'm leaning towards completing the online forms; I need to have access to my transcripts w/ OCI coming up. 

I'm getting pretty frustrated w/ this whole student loan process.  I already had to apply for a forbearance on my grad plus loan because my lender got notice from my school that my enrollment ended on the last day of finals, even though I had not withdrawn and had every intent of going back to school in the fall.  I was under the impression that it is normal to not take summer classes during law school but the people at Citibank acted as if I had graduated or dropped out.   

Transferring / Re: In at Kent
« on: July 27, 2007, 03:15:14 PM »
Nice job ascari.  I'm also transferring out of Cooley.  Kent is a good school

Current Law Students / Re: Question about disclosure!
« on: April 01, 2007, 12:36:48 PM »
You should go to the school admin. and disclose it.  I know at my school they will add a late disclosure form to your law school application packet.  Even with something that minor, it's a good idea to disclose it to your school.  It's better to disclose it late, then not at all; as long as it's done before you leave school.

Current Law Students / Re: How early is too early for outlining?
« on: January 30, 2007, 09:08:04 AM »
Last semester I started outlining probably around the 4th week.  Typically I would come back from class everyday and spend about an hour updating my outline for the week (we only have one 3 hour-class a day).  Sometimes I would fall behind and have to spend a whole morning updating.  Editing your outline is key, if your prof does a comprehensive review in week 14, make sure you take notes of the stuff they are touching on, this afterall is the stuff they have in their memory after having already written the exam.  All that being said, I received two A's this semester (property and crim). Property was the first class I started outlining for, in crim I didn't outline at all (just made a couple hundred flashcards).  I think crim was a fluke, but honestly an outline is invaluable in a class like contracts where you are constantly building more and more on the stuff you've already learned.   

I'm not sure what the statute entailed but as I understood it, the benefit of a disability could only be given to the original true owner of the land, and not subsequent ones.  That is, since A began adversely possessing it against T and not X, that X was not entitled to the extra time even though he had a disability of minority.  I'm sure this is what my property professor said last week during review, though she has been wrong before. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Case Western '10!
« on: July 27, 2007, 09:45:39 AM »
Does anybody know anything about the reliability/safety of the RTA buses?  Since i'm still on the waiting list for a parking pass they seem to be a good option.  From what I've read, undergrads automatically get a pass for unlimited rides and are charged $25 on their student accounts.  Is there any way for graduate students to get this pass?

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