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I'm just finishing "Go East Young Man," an autobiography of William O. Douglas' early years up until FDR's death.  It's interesting because it ties in his broader views on life with the implementation of public policy.  He doesn't talk a lot about his personal life during his years as a Supreme Court Justice, but the insider perspective on FDR's presidency and the New Deal is fascinating.  It's out of print but last I checked there were copies available through Amazon. 

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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought Planet Law School was a total downer.  I put it away after 30 pages.

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Cool, good luck to you guys.  The University of Oregon is a great school (I did my undergrad there). 

LatinoUIUC, if you want to mention spina bifida, you should do so in your personal statement to schools.  I wrote about my injury in my PS, and also used an addendum to explain how it had broken up my academic record (I broke my neck midway through college and dropped out for a couple years). 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Boalt Hall Visit Day April 13
« on: April 17, 2007, 10:16:43 PM »
Alright, so I got my SID/PIN from them & I follow the instructions within the most recent email to access the financial aid letter & I don't get it.  It lists my grant amounts per semester, but shows nothing else.  Shouldn't it have a loan breakdown or something there?

EDIT: Nevermind.  I finally figured it out. 

Well, you're smarter than me.  I got into bearfacts and everything, but when I click on "Award Summary" or "Offer Letter" it doesn't show anything.  So I just e-mailed them because I have to decide on a few schools this week.  I'm going to Berkeley.

Okay, after you click on "Award Letter" go down & click on "2007-2008"...a separate window will open up that will require you to type in your SSN & then finally lead you to the award letter.  If you have pop-up blocker on, it might not come up, so double check that.  The Award Summary just shows grants/scholarships I think & all the rest is in the Offer Letter. 

Got it, thanks!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Boalt Hall Visit Day April 13
« on: April 17, 2007, 09:32:47 PM »
Alright, so I got my SID/PIN from them & I follow the instructions within the most recent email to access the financial aid letter & I don't get it.  It lists my grant amounts per semester, but shows nothing else.  Shouldn't it have a loan breakdown or something there?

EDIT: Nevermind.  I finally figured it out. 

Well, you're smarter than me.  I got into bearfacts and everything, but when I click on "Award Summary" or "Offer Letter" it doesn't show anything.  So I just e-mailed them because I have to decide on a few schools this week.  I'm going to Berkeley.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Boalt Hall Visit Day April 13
« on: April 15, 2007, 06:24:20 PM »
Diecisiete, aaronbr, .zone. and others, thanks for sharing your impressions!  I missed the ASW but did visit the campus a couple times on my own.  Your thoughts about the school, people, and opportunities are in line with my own.  Really, the only weakness I found (like you all) was the facilities, which when you think about it is not a bad weakness if it's your only one.  As the old adage goes, you can't judge a book by its cover.  The hearts and minds inside the school are what attract me the most.  I too will be attending in the fall.  I look forward to meeting you all then!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Boalt Hall Visit Day April 13
« on: April 10, 2007, 02:24:15 PM »
I'm not attending ASW but now I wish I was. 

goaliechica, I think you should start a 2010 group!

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Hi, does anyone else out there self-identify as having a disability?  I'm a c7 quadriplegic and attending law school in '07.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to Boalt, unless I get into Stanford too.  Even then I slightly favor Boalt--you can't beat the city or the school when it comes to disability rights and awareness!  Anyone else?

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