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General Board / Re: Why do law students act like they deserve disrespect?
« on: January 17, 2006, 07:48:02 AM »
thats a little nuts. the proctors at my school are very nice.

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General Board / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 16, 2006, 01:08:17 AM »
I wasn't replying to zemog...I was replying to the OP.  ::)

No, it doesn't.  I think most,if not all, law school separate their admissions and financial aid depts.  You're application for admission is considered separately from your app for financial aid.  The only time the two sort of mingle is in offering scholarship, or if a needy applicant asks for more, and the school has a particular interest in that candidate.  Then the admissions committee might make a couple phone calls, to see if they can make their school more attractive to the applicant.

I believe its called sarcasm Jacy.

my bad.

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General Board / Re: Getting legal advice from professors?
« on: January 15, 2006, 02:49:17 AM »
true story:

My prof told us about a time, one of the law professors at the school was stopped for speeding, turned out he had an expired license and some other junk was wrong with his record (unpaid tickets i believe), so they arrest him. Once in jail, he calls one of the other professors at the school and asks the guy to come down and straighten this out. The other law prof. replied "how the hell should i know, im not a lawyer".

u cant make this up.

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General Board / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:39:40 AM »
yeah - u gotta do something about your drinking. now, you are only affecting yourself. but when u start practicing, if u drop the ball with a client (dont timely file something with the court, write horrendous motions, etc), theres more at stake. its malpractice, and you will be paying madd $$$.

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General Board / Re: Do BIGLAW firms recruit outside T14 schools?
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:34:31 AM »
yes. i go to a tier 3 in NY, and the top grads here get offers at big law firms in NYC.

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General Board / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 13, 2006, 07:15:53 PM »
To the poster above me: The military is not rehab and I would highly discourage anybody for joining for those reasons. I've served with people who joined the military in order to escape a substance abuse problem only to realize that you can't really run away. You can get into big trouble if you're caught drinking at work and may even get stuck with a dishonorable discharge (I've seen it happen).

not to mention, the military sucks. can't wait till im out.

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General Board / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 13, 2006, 07:09:09 PM »
No, it doesn't.  I think most,if not all, law school separate their admissions and financial aid depts.  You're application for admission is considered separately from your app for financial aid.  The only time the two sort of mingle is in offering scholarship, or if a needy applicant asks for more, and the school has a particular interest in that candidate.  Then the admissions committee might make a couple phone calls, to see if they can make their school more attractive to the applicant.

I believe its called sarcasm Jacy.

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General Board / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 13, 2006, 02:42:13 AM »
I can only give advice based on my archaeic involvement with the application process 2 years ago. Every law school application I filled out (i applied to 12 schools in NY and NJ), they asked nothing about financial aid. In fact, the financial aid application is a whole separate process. I even remember that after I was accepted to a couple places, I received notices in the mail about filling out the financial aid application. They are two totally separate processes.

So, to answer your question - Sorry, but i don't think it would improve your chances. Most schools have private lenders they go through anyways. so students, aren't borrowing from the law school; they are borrowing from say The Access Group or Sallie Mae. The schools only certify the amounts to those third party lenders taking into acount tuition, books, cost of living, etc.

Hope this helps.

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Socratic Method / Re: The Fact Is, Profs Don't Use The Socratic Method
« on: January 11, 2006, 03:18:10 AM »
i think you are highly misguided on what the socractic method is.

I also like your smug little comment about your "nyc" school. you're an arrogant p r i c k.

go back to iowa, nebraska, or whatever hick state ur from.

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General Board / Re: Resume Questions...and drama...
« on: January 07, 2006, 11:31:16 PM »
This would be an excellent question to ask your career services office.

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