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Could you talk some about how scholarship money/financial aid works? It seems kind of confusing to me. When you get accepted to a school, with your acceptance letter, do they say "oh, and also, we've decided to award you $X per year in scholarship money." Or... what?

With FSU, they sent me a scholarship letter after I was accepted and after speaking with their Fin Aid dept at their accepted student day.

Almost every school dispersed scholarship for law school works exactly like they did for undergrad. You get them for writing essays, LSAT score, GPA, etc. I would definitely find out what scholarships are available at the schools you are looking at, and research what you need to do. Some require writing an essay, some require interviews, etc.

As far as other Fin Aid goes, make sure you know your stuff. Know how much your school appropriates for Cost of Attendance each year, because you cannot take out more in a loan than that.

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Go ahead, let 'em fly. I am a 1L at Florida State College of Law.

Feel free to ask me about the process, I'm down for whatever questions you guys got.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: best PDA for law school
« on: June 10, 2008, 08:52:10 AM »
I have a Blackberry Curve right now, and it's pretty nice.

In July I'm getting an iPhone, they just dropped to $200.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: FSU 2011, Rep Your Hood!
« on: June 09, 2008, 04:31:04 PM »
That's cool. I'm just trying to find someone to compare notes with about how housing works.

As dot said, you can visit the Facebook group. There are a lot of people looking for roomies.

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I'm about to buy a macbook but I hear there is gonna be a new one released soon. IS there any truth to that.

Yeah, intel's releasing their new stuff late july/early august.  It's a little later than expected, but laptops will be faster and use less power then.

Check back after Wednesday. Apple is having their big summer conference Monday-Wednesday and they will probably announce the new chipset for the Macbook's. So I'd hold off until July 1, at the earliest.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: FSU 2011, Rep Your Hood!
« on: June 08, 2008, 02:26:57 AM »
Nope, I'm married, I doubt my wife would like that.

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FYI: Apple is beginning their "Back To School" Promotion where they giveaway iPod/iPod Touch discounts. You guys should check it out if you're still looking. I know I'll be purchasing a new black MacBook after WWDC next week.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: FSU 2011, Rep Your Hood!
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:10:38 AM »
I'll be there with you my friend. 1L, in Tally!

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Acceptances / Re: University of Florida??
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:25:32 AM »
All I know is that at USF they're talking about how much harder it is going to be to get in here for undergrad, due to the budget cuts. It's apparently now to the point where B average HS graduates will be facing a challenge to get in. That's at USF... I can't even imagine at UF and FSU, where they're even more selective, what it's like.

Well, yes I can, because I believe that if these budget cutbacks in the tens of millions are causing schools to cut down on the number of students they accept for 2008-2009 undergrad, that it more likely than not is also affecting the graduate schools as well. Additionally, UF has had a very large class, and I wouldn't be surprised if they want to cut down on that.

All of this is going to equal more selectivity. In any case, even if it's not having a huge impact, I'm sure the budget strain isn't helping any.

UF has already capped it's Undergrad incoming freshman class size (I think it's the first ever cap on enrollment). The state apparently has even asked UF to decrease it further. I can't imagine what it will mean to the already very high selectivity UF has had in the past few years (it started right after I got in, thank God), or what it will mean for the law school.

I don't think it means as much for the law schools in the state, they are still staying the same size. However, for the Public schools in the state, they aren't even allowed to accept transfers until December, period.

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Law School Applications / Re: UK
« on: January 19, 2008, 10:47:27 PM »
UK? Billy Gillispie sucks.

Indiana University? Now that's a quality basketball law school.

UK are a bunch of jerks. I applied, above their medians for LSAT and at their median for GPA, and they rejected me. I was not amused. Congrats to all accepted.

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