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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / W&L 3/25 Party (I mean... admit days)
« on: March 27, 2006, 10:31:59 AM »
Hey all!  Who was there?  I miss you all already.  Anyone have throughts to share on how they feel about W&L now?

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Fordham
« on: March 27, 2006, 10:29:10 AM »
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I'm assuming that no one who was pended at Fordham has heard anything yet? 

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I was pended along with everyone else, and was offered PT acceptance recently.  I'm considering it, really.

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I found out by email.

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Wow - first off, congrats!  I know Fordham was your first choice, and I know you'll be happy with your decision, either way.

I also have been offered PT at Fordham, and I'm glad this thread is here to get some insight on that option.

It would mean not uprooting my family to go to W&L or Illinois, I wouldn't have to buy a car, etc.  Also, no one (attnys I work with, etc.) in New York seems to know anything about W&L or UIUC when I mention them, but if you say "Fordham", they brighten up, give a list of people I should speak with, etc.

I also have a Cardozo FT acceptance, I hadn't given much thought to.  (sorry anyone who is offended by this!  it's just that I had had my heart set on moving out of NYC, and I so love the south...) 

Could you advise what you liked about Cardozo?  I'll have to go visit I think.  If anyone has specific advice as to if one were to choose between Cardozo FT and Fordham PT, which would be better?

I'd just like to add that when someone posts an inquiry like this, comparing two programs, etc, it doesn't just help them but also others (like me) who are making the same or similar decisions.

Also, the name of the board IS "where should I go next fall" ...

:)

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Acceptances / Re: In at Wisconsin!
« on: March 10, 2006, 12:30:02 PM »
hmmm...

Did anyone else receive an email? 

I hear that Wisc doesn't give out a lot of money, period, so maybe I've been passed over for what grants/merit scholarships there are.




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Wait List / Re: Michigan waitlist
« on: March 08, 2006, 05:37:12 PM »
Heya - (I also got the wl email) - Is anyone else thinking of going for the summer or fall option?  I think starting in May would be really exciting, and Michigan is so great.

Do you think it helps?  Are lots of people going to ask for consideration for the summer session too?

Would there be enough time ot get financial aid squared away, I think that's also a question...

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Acceptances / Re: In at Wisconsin!
« on: March 07, 2006, 10:38:54 AM »
just an update for all of you - I attended the open house this past weekend and Mike Hall mentioned that no schollarship offers have been sent yet (is that true?)

Also, seems like only 30% or so will be offered any money.

I really liked Wisc and Madison - The clinical programs especially are exciting.  I'd be happy to comment further if anyone PMs me.

However, I also attended UIUC this weekend and it's got some pretty special things such as an amaxing administration which have me pretty convinced that I'd take it over UWMadison, especially if UW wouldn't match my UIUC scholarship, which it sounds like they don't do.

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Acceptances / Re: W&L email today
« on: February 28, 2006, 12:24:09 PM »
W&L is my absolute top choice right now. But semi-sadly, I was only offered 6K scholarship, which means that Illinois is considerably more cost-efficient, as their scholarship offer was quite a bit higher.  Still, it's something, right?  Really, is it tacky to request W&L to review just to see if they can offer a bit more?  I'll prob choose W&L anyway, but with a family to support I will need all the $help I can get.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: UC Hastings College of the Law Visit
« on: February 27, 2006, 09:42:14 PM »
Questions:

1) how generous is the law school w/ grants and scholarships?

2) do you know anyone who lives 'on campus' in the tower building?  I hear they have family housing - any thoughts to share on what such an experiebnce would be like?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Cornell study on "The motherhood penalty"
« on: February 24, 2006, 10:41:24 AM »
I currently work in a mid-sized firm in NYC which is just great in supporting (emotionally, etc.) those of us who are moms. This leads to a level of loyalty that it certainly beneficial to the firm.

I'm spoiled though, by a splendid stay-at-home dad. I know its harder for moms that have to take time off more often.

IMHO, the fraternity-style big boy mangerial style is (slowly?) becoming a thing of the past.  So much that was thought to be "just the way it is" is now getting businesses (and disk jockeys!) into serious trouble.  Watch a movie made in the 1980s.  The attitudes expressed seem to be entirely inappropriate now. Also, this mentality seems outdated in terms of getting businesses to work the best.  Promoting on the basis of merit ultimately leads to better business results than promoting on the basis of friendships/drinking buddies.  And though connections do really really matter, those connections are the most valuable when based on respect (and past experience of) the work/intelect/etc. of the firm or indiviudal.  Reputation is very important, and it can be earned without attending strip clubs.

I think we will feel the same in 20 years about attitudes re: working parents...

hopefully

wow this post turned into a rant. sorry. What an interesting topic!

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