I just have friends lol
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African American Female
BS, Chemistry (3.3 UGPA)
PhD, Pharmacology from Cornell University
Only schools I REALLY want to go to are Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Georgetown. I will also apply to Yale but I know it is a reach. How are my chances for those schools with my PhD on the table, as well?
I'm thinking about health law/policy, intellectual property/patent law.
I read somewhere that all these laid off associates are applying for "public interest" work now. Which had me thinking, if I was some non profit organization would I take one of these laid off associates over the other law students who wanted to do public interest law since the day they left law school?
I am not saying these laid of associates are bad people or anything like that. Just in general, how do you guys feel about situations like that?
Me, personally, if I was some hiring person in public interest field I will probably tell these associates kind of like that Mike Jones song "Back then they didnt want me now Im hot they all on me!!" kind of deal!!
These associates, despite all their accolades are hardly shoo-ins at public interest orgs for the very reasons you outlined. Public interest orgs want people who are dedicated to the cause, and not those who are looking to ride out the recession for a year or so. There was an article on ATL about it recently, in fact.
"but they seem to be pricey becaue the law school is located in the nicer area of D.C"
You are kidding right? Howard is in the ghetto, and $1000-1400 rent is dirt cheap in DC. I pay more than $2k for an apartment in the nice part of D.C. (which I assure you is not where Howard is).
Thanks Obama2. I currently live in Alexandria, so I am debating whether I can make that commute from where I currently live.
I am going on Wednesday to Howard and try and get a good idea of what financial aid and student loans cover. Since there is no housing at Howard, I would assume that rent and bills would be covered under student loans. Is this a bad assumption?
Thanks again everyone.
I actually have the same question. Also, do student loan's help pay for your rent?
Any help is great!
Hey guys, it's my first post! I just joined this board in hope to get some support/recommendations for law school. So fr, my expectations of support has vastly dropped due to this thread. I was accepted to Thomas Jefferson School of Law and it completely ails me to see so many people scorn upon this school. I hope that all negative feedback from this school is wrong, since it's the only school I've been accepted to so far (I mean, I've gotten rejected to Western State, Whittier Law School, and California Western... shoot). I hope there's other lower tier members in this board who can actually give me some insightful comments and suggestions.