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General Board / Re: law school app without adding expungement
« on: May 21, 2005, 04:22:25 PM »
ALso, contact the bar of the state you wish to practice.

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General Board / Re: Have I wasted $85K?????????
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:16:06 PM »
If law is what you want to do, it's not a waste of money or time, regardless of where you end up working or end up making.

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General Board / Should I sell my 1L text books?
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:02:39 AM »
I'm not sure yet if I'm going to sell my 1L text books yet. Wondering what other people are doing and thoughts why or why not.

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General Board / Re: Evening or Day classes?
« on: May 18, 2005, 03:54:42 PM »
I am currently a PT evening law student, not by choice, but by circumstance of age and family, and I would say that the advantages to part time evening is, you can work full time so you don't have to have any loans. This work can be even at a law firm to gain experience. Negatives are, it is very hard to balance work, family, and school all at the same time.  Also, schools in general gear most of their clubs and activities toward their day full time students. 

Another negative I found was that during the summer, must law firms and organizations want you to work their full time for 3 months, so if you are not working in a law firm, like I do not, it is nearly impossible.  But I did find a part time law intern for the summer, it's just not as available. 

If I were you, I would pick Loyola over Peperdine anyday.  And if you don't have a job already, get a whole bunch of internships at different law firms so you can figure out what type of law you like.

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General Board / Re: Effect of student loans on home purchase...
« on: May 18, 2005, 03:50:03 PM »
There are so many factors involved, like how much down you are going to put down and what your fico score looks like, but I would say generally, on a 30 year fixed, and a conservative lender, with a 20K down just say, I would say roughly 250K loan, so house would be about 275K roughly.  I would say on a liberal lender, I would say 275k loan.

You can probably get up to 350-400K loan with interest only arms but you have to make sure you can handle the payments once those variable rates kick in.  If you were paying lets say 1200/month on the interest only arm and then it adjusted itself after, let's say 5 years, you will be looking at close to a $2000 monthly payment. 

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General Board / Re: Sage advice for soon to be 1L's
« on: May 13, 2005, 04:00:09 PM »
Great advice. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Starting again
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:30:09 PM »
I don't get it. If they said you can't practice in CT but you live there currently, are you planning on leaving CT after you graduate from Concord?  If that's the case, you might as well go to an ABA approved law school now.  You were planning on leaving anyways, so now you just do it a couple of years earlier, and you can at least practice in CT if you ever decide to.

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General Board / Re: Hastings vs Loyola LA
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:56:43 AM »
I agree with the above poster.  To pick the school in the city you will most likely want to practice.

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General Board / Re: MBA v. JD
« on: May 10, 2005, 09:20:02 AM »
Moreover, law and medicine both arent for *&^% if you arent in the top of your class

I'd have to disagree with you.  I know many doctors and lawyers who did not graduate top of their class and didn't go to a first tier and are very successful and making good money. 

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General Board / Re: graduates-please correct me if im wrong
« on: May 09, 2005, 07:52:16 PM »
Yup, that's what I heard to.

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