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Current Law Students / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 13, 2006, 05:15:53 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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Current Law Students / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 13, 2006, 05:09:09 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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Current Law Students / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 13, 2006, 12:42:13 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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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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Current Law Students / Re: Resume Questions...and drama...
« on: January 07, 2006, 09:31:16 PM »
This would be an excellent question to ask your career services office.

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generally, i agree with what you are saying.

but geeze dude, get a life. you have too much free time on your hands.

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Political argument aside (although W. is a bastard, and maybe the democratic party has no bite, but the bite the republicans had was smeared with lies and fear) -

Mr. Laurel, u say we are unprepared for everything that hits us, perhaps you are missing the point of law school. It is not to teach us the nuts and bolts of lawyering, like how to prepare an affidavit, jury instructions, or even the correct form to a motion. Rather, the sole purpose is to teach the foreign concept of thinking like a lawyer.

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Job Search / Re: What did y'all do during your 1L summer?
« on: January 04, 2006, 10:02:20 PM »
Legalise is on point. the fact you will still be in school, thus getting financial aid is HUGE! Take a class or two, in addition to some clinic/internship/externship at your school. You will have something to put on your resume, get some classes out of the way, and not starve and worry about how you will pay your rent. I wish I had done this first year.

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Current Law Students / Re: Sick of manually typing your case briefs?
« on: January 04, 2006, 12:59:36 AM »
BearsLaw -

Go eat a bungload of poop.

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District Court -

trial level experience, open-ended

Bankruptcy Ct -

trial level geared towards bankruptcy

I would think either is fine, although obviously if u want to do bankruptcy work, that one would be the way to go. A district court you get just about all legal issues. if u have no idea what u want to do yet, i would say the district ct.

Kind of a self-answered question.

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