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Law School Applications / law school sucks, but this is good...
« on: October 11, 2006, 12:28:45 AM »

check it out, join up, and post funny *&^%, because damnit, law school sucks.

BTW - I love commas.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Food Stamps
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:06:06 AM »
What is wrong with a starving law student accepting food stamps? 

What is the hang up with who deserves food and who doesn't? 

the big point here is that the LS student can get extra loans to help get through and pay for food, while the single mother of three works two jobs and still has trouble putting food on the table.
and those who are to be public interest attny's can get loan forgiviness if they desire that route. Leave the food stamps to those who are truly unable to support themselves.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Food Stamps
« on: June 01, 2004, 03:38:01 PM »
just take the extra 3k in loans already.. jeez. food stamps? that's f-ing insane. In fact, it's exactly "taking advantage"... the majority of us will come out making $120+k a year and loan payments will be an afterthought. there's no reason to use the system for food stamps...

I can't imagine rolling into a grocery store and trying to pay with food stamps.

Okay, so what about for people who plan to work in public interest and make $30-40k a year? Is it okay for them?

Personally, I think if it's there and you're eligible, you should take it.  If they didn't want grad students to use it they'd write the rules in such a way that you would not be eligible.
30-40K a year is too much, at least in Cali. we are talking under 15-18k / year in you are single. In order to qualify for FS at 40K a year, you would need about 9 dependants.

Either forget Cali FS, or get busy having fun!! ::)

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Full scholarships
« on: June 01, 2004, 12:26:00 PM »
3.2, 3.8MS, 160

Full Ride
Tom Jefferson

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: tier three here I come!
« on: June 01, 2004, 12:23:50 PM »
Northeastern's Tier 2.

Completely off topic, but you're HOT MARISTA


General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Food Stamps
« on: June 01, 2004, 12:22:50 PM »
i SERIOUSLY doubt that this is true.  that's just ridiculous!

Actually it is true...anyone that is legally independent (i.e. 24 or older) with a sufficiently low enough income is elligible.

SHORT ANSWER - You are not eligible

sorry, but this is looking a little to simplistic at the reality.
In order to qualify for food stamps, you not only have to be low income, but at least in Cali, you also have to have qualifying training time. this means that you have to be in school or working at least "x" hours/week in an approved activity. And LS DOES NOT COUNT as an approved activity.. Only UG schooling or technical degrres (ITT-Tech) count. LS does not count because you have skills that would allow you to obtain employment and support yourself. Since you choose to go to LS instead of find work, you choose to not be eligible for welfare.

I was on the program for 2 years during UG. I (and my wife and daughter)could not have gotten through without it. It is a good program for those who use it like I did, to better them selves.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where are you guys headed?
« on: June 01, 2004, 12:17:19 PM »
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ;D

I did not notice any help with my masters. Perhaps it is only by school...

A portion of this thread was split off into the hate board here:

Thanks Andrew, this was a good thread until that guy showed up.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: So, where's everyone going?
« on: April 23, 2004, 11:44:51 PM »
Appalachian School of Law - I just can't turn down the free ride

Although if Buffalo come through I may have a tough call to make.

wear your bullet proof vest :)  ok, thats not funny at all.  i shouldnt have made light.  But that def made me throw out all mail they sent me before i even opened it.

University of Denver, Here I Come!

Almost went with DU, but am goin to be a graduate in the Class of 2007 at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
Better geographic area for my line of desired expertise (IP law)

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