Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Budlaw

Pages: 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 [9] 10 11 12 13 14 ... 54
81
General Board / Re: Has anyone used a headhunter?
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:50:53 PM »
How bout this one. He looks like he may be able to help. Sorry couldnt resist




Dude, you have the gayest blog of anyone I've ever seen. I'm sorry but it is.

82
Here's a link that should answer any questions about the loan forgiveness program:


http://www.finaid.org/loans/publicservice.phtml

Take special note that the forgiveness amount of the loan after 10 years is included as taxable income. So you will have to pay a good bit of money towards your taxes from your public service salary after year 10. Expect to owe a good bit that year in taxes.

83
Do GradPlus loans count?  IF so that would be most people's total debt.

Right. GradPlus loans are federal. The only people who might be in trouble are those who had to take out large private loans beyond what is awarded to you by your financial aid office.


First, how many people do you think are really going to work for the government for 10 years? When is the last time you were in one place for 10 years? People change jobs all the time, and lawyers even more so.

So yes, its nice that this bill passed, but don't kid yourself into thinking that it makes it so you'll have free school because of it. 10 years is a long time to commit to one venture especially when your earning potential is capped out because you work for the government and your buddies from law school are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

84
yes, this bill did pass. Basically it says that if you work 10 years in government, public interest, or a related field, your loans will be forgiven. You can access detailed info here:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/releases/documents/Forgiveness_000.pdf




I'm not sure exactly what you are talking about, but many public interest law firms and DA/PD offices will pay a certain monthly amount toward your loans.  Congress was recently considering a bill to forgive a certain amount of debt to lawyers who worked in public interest or DA/PD offices.  I believe the terms were if you paid on time for ten years, the remaining balance would be forgiven.

I'm not sure if that passed.

Its your "federal loans" that will be forgiven. Not your private loans. Pretty big distinction there.

85
General Board / Re: What's the deal with "feminine hygiene product?"
« on: April 28, 2008, 03:06:38 PM »
Yes we'd hate to upset their delicate feelings.

86
General Board / Re: Can I Get A Job in NYC after Graduating?
« on: April 27, 2008, 04:10:13 PM »
oh i misread the OP, I thought s/he was clerking after graduation.

You misread because you're a giant feminine hygiene product.

87
You consider a contract involving giving somebody $100,000 in exchange for a promise to go to one of the top law schools in the country an adhesion contract? An adhesion contract is only invalid if it is one no reasonable person would sign. The Model Rules of Professional Responsibility do not apply to anybody because they are the MODEL rules. Not to mention NY's professional responsibility law is based on the old model code, they never switched over. Anyway, you can be rejected from the bar for planty of things that would not get you disbarred, since there is a general "good moral character and general fitness" rule. I don't actually think this would prevent his bar admission but you had better believe they will ask about it. As for not opening themselves up for being haled to court? Again, what colorable, not even winnable, but colorable legal claim could they make. Furthermore, NYU is a major university. Fending off a loser lawsuit is a joke to them.


and this is not going to be much of a fight. Sorry.

You're right. Its not much of a fight because you already lost. The "contract" is legally unenforceable and the person is not being unethical when he/she doesn't withdraw other apps.

You got mad because someone would dare to contradict you. Your little ego couldn't comprehend that. Get over yourself.  :-*

88
You consider a contract involving giving somebody $100,000 in exchange for a promise to go to one of the top law schools in the country an adhesion contract? An adhesion contract is only invalid if it is one no reasonable person would sign. The Model Rules of Professional Responsibility do not apply to anybody because they are the MODEL rules. Not to mention NY's professional responsibility law is based on the old model code, they never switched over. Anyway, you can be rejected from the bar for planty of things that would not get you disbarred, since there is a general "good moral character and general fitness" rule. I don't actually think this would prevent his bar admission but you had better believe they will ask about it. As for not opening themselves up for being haled to court? Again, what colorable, not even winnable, but colorable legal claim could they make. Furthermore, NYU is a major university. Fending off a loser lawsuit is a joke to them.


and this is not going to be much of a fight. Sorry.

I know because you already lost. The bottom line is that this "binding agreement" is unenforceable, and that his/her behavior is not unethical.

You got upset because your ego wouldn't allow anyone to contradict your claim. Get over yourself. You were wrong.  :-*

89
.

90
Financial Aid / Re: Expected Contribution Question
« on: April 26, 2008, 07:56:56 PM »
You misheard or they mis-told you.

You take any grants or scholarships off the top.  Then you take subsidized Stafford.  Then you take unsubsidized Stafford.  Then a Perkins, if your school offers them. THEN you take GradPlus or a private loan.  You can borrow the entire cost of attendance without paying any money.



The only time EFC matters is if you're an undergrad student trying to take out loans. Its a totally different ball game with grad school funding. I really think you're worrying about nothing. So what if you have to take out a private loan instead of a GradPlus loan? 

Pages: 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 [9] 10 11 12 13 14 ... 54