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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hastings WL
« on: June 29, 2006, 04:58:59 PM »
I got the email, but haven't heard a peep from Hastings since.


I wish I knew the answer to your questions.  I have no idea what getting the email means.  I know that a while back they sent out an email regarding the waitlist, which I did NOT receive.  I think at least a few people who got the initial email were offered admission, but I don't know if everyone did.  Perhaps they just go down the list and send out blocks of emails just to see how many people they still have interested.  Who knows....

I got it too...wish there was a way to know if it means we are close to being offered admission, or if they are about to write us off....

Financial Aid / Re: Amount Eligible to Borrow?
« on: June 09, 2006, 01:33:56 PM »
As far as I have seen, no.  Most places will only give you a loan up to the total amount of your budget (you can, however, get a loan for your EFC).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane v. Alabama
« on: May 25, 2006, 02:25:34 PM »
Did you get money from Alabama?  Every one of my friends who have gone through law school have given me the same advice...go wherever you get money. (within reason)

nope.  Maybe they don't care if I want to stay on the list  :-\

I was accepted by Santa Clara, but they gave me no money.  I sent them an email about other schools I had been accepted to and the award amounts.  I got a new letter from the financial aid people giving me a 12K award.  It wasn't enough to convince me to go, but it is possible to negotiate with them.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hastings Waitlist
« on: May 17, 2006, 05:19:29 PM »
The problem with the Hastings waitlist is that they say they will not accept additional information.

Are you going to send them something anyway?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Have a dilemma...
« on: May 15, 2006, 05:34:05 PM »
Although I doubt that this is a common occurence, just wanted to give a story related to GGU attendance.  A girl I know went there last year and did very well (it was the only school she was accepted to initially), she is now attending Boalt and has an excellent job lined up for this summer.  So, if you have confidence in your abilities, GG might not be that bad...

I really didn't like anything about Santa Clara either.  Originally, that was one of my top choices (of schools I thought I had a decent chance to get into), however, I really got a negative feeling from them.  Perhaps I was hoping for a little more enthusiasm on their part, but getting 1 letter of admission and a financial aid packet hardly wooed me.  All of the other schools I have been admitted to at least made some type of effort to show that they were interested in having me attend.  I agree that the campus is pretty, but it seemed awfully quiet to me.

I think as far as prestige goes, you will have to do well in any of those schools to get the best jobs, but I don't think you will really have a hard time getting A job graduating from any of them.

As far as regional reputation, I am not sure that Santa Clara has a "much better" reputation overall.  I worked in law firms for a few years, and Santa Clara never really seemed to be held on a pedestal.  It is better for IP and technology stuff, so it matters if that is the type of law you are interested in.

Seems more like a matter of personal preference.

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