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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Food Stamps
« on: June 01, 2004, 09:22:50 AM »
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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where are you guys headed?
« on: June 01, 2004, 09:17:19 AM »
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.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: So, where's everyone going?
« on: April 23, 2004, 08:44:51 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)

The assistant admissions dean "adam" is a real ass head.

And why do you say that? Dean Barrett has been as helpful as could be to me. He agreed to meet me on short notice to discuss my thoughts on the school at a time that was VERY inconvenient for him (the morning of a admitted students day), and even helped me get 6K more in grants over 6 semesters. He got me in touch with people in charge of programs I am interested in, and has spent a great deal of time helping me with this process of deciding to attent there rather than a more highly ranked school.

I also believe that MartiniBar has stated good comments on him as well.
In the future, please refrain from calling someone an "ass head" without telling us why. It simply makes you look like an damn twit who is bitter.

HTH - idiot

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Am I making a mistake?
« on: April 23, 2004, 06:56:26 PM »
no, you're not nuts.  rankings aren't everything, and i think people get so hung up on them that they don't think about what the next few years will actually be like. for example, davis is in a pretty rural area, with a much different croud that san diego.  and lots of hippies that might not like you if you're military.  cal western has a loose affiliation with UCSD, by the way, and it is a new school, but i would like to mention that my friend's older sister graduated from Whittier law school (?) in california, and within 6 months was making $89k as a public defender in orange county.
i'm just saying don't go on rankings alone, that's all.  check out this site, too

There are different sides to this, and please realize that PLANS CHANGE!!! Get the degree that will open the most options for you (i.e. Davis)

BTW - Davis is not full of "hippies" it is a very conservative cow-town. I went to a nearby UG, and Davis is full of right-wing bad guys.

Depends on the school. I got some with the admin letter, some MUCH later

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Colorado
« on: April 23, 2004, 04:36:57 PM »
waitlisted. *shrug*

Look at it this way, we are in the same boat, just that you have been told you are a waitlist, and I have been told to wait!! ;)

Also please remember that if you take a low-paying public service type gig, your school may pay off some or all of your loans!! Check into the schools to look at these programs before making your choice, it'll help a BUNCH! ;)

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