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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How the hell will I pay this off?
« on: December 30, 2005, 05:51:16 PM »
Why should I not consolidate my UG loans?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How the hell will I pay this off?
« on: December 30, 2005, 12:50:01 PM »
Those classes that teach you how to bartend and get a job bartending.

Unless the bars in your are will hire anyone.

Oh right right. I'm so spaced out at work today.. :P

They do hire anyone as long as you can bartend, heh. I was thinking of doing that over the summers. That's a good idea, and I can work out in the Hamptons and make buckets of money.

I think I'm just going to go for law school. @#!* it, you know? What the hell can I do with a degree in politics? Work a 9-5 like I do now until I die. Whee.. you know, because law jobs are different, or something.

It's just the next adventure in my life. I feel like I'm just cruising along and enjoying everything along the way.. :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How the hell will I pay this off?
« on: December 30, 2005, 11:58:35 AM »
Yeah, saving is key. Hoping to save up some this summer, and next summer, and the summer after.. and so on, and so forth, so I can move out at some point, live on my own, and pay off my loans until I die :)

What classes?

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A small town attorney, someone who helps Jim-Bob and Billy-Bob figure out exactly who owns the back 40.


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Where should I go next fall? / How the hell will I pay this off?
« on: December 30, 2005, 10:24:31 AM »
I'm already in debt ~$35k from subsidized (non-interest until I graduate, aroud 12k total) and the rest from shittybank in which most of the interest is paid off each month by my parents (yay!).

Law school, assuming I don't get any scholarships (my grades aren't exactly fabulous.. maybe I'll get some aid since my brother is entering college in the fall) will rack up ~$90k in loans, since I can't pay for a dime of anything ever.

I've talked to a few people, and they say if I want to be a lawyer to just go for it. I'm 21 years old and I'm not ready for the real world yet. :) However, what are my chances of not living in a cardboard box when I graduate? I don't care if I have to live home for a few years and work (I've got some connections at firms, and I currently work for a great company and my boss and most of the directors I work for are attorneys), but I'm frightened by the prospect of having $130,000 hanging over my head and never affording like, a mortgage or more than bread and cheese sandwiches.

I know some schools (Albany, I think?) will forgive 10,000 or so a year of loans if you work in the public sector. I'm not sure what I want to do with my law degree per-se (however, if I get into albany I'd like to stay and do the dual ma in medical ethics at union medical), but I'm hoping I don't live at home forever.

Any tips to working back to the black after law school? What's my best plan through law school, in terms of financial aid and loans?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Urgent question about LORs???????????????
« on: December 28, 2005, 03:42:59 PM »
ok, so they wont send us a copy?


Nope. Tell the person who wrote you the letter to keep a copy just in case LSAC loses it or whatever.

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Hey everybody.  I was wondering where i should apply or if i should even apply.  I guess Tier 4's would be my only option, but do i even stand a chance there?

What i have going for me is a strong personal statement, letters of reference, experience behind me, strong undergrad school, minority status and special circumstance letter (illness for half my undergrad). 

But my GPA is a 2.9 and I my LSAT is 154. 
I'm writing again in Feb., but no guarantees this will go up so i'm using it as my official score for now. 

Any advice?
Is it worth the money to send out my applications?

P.S - I am from Toronto but would be moving to the States.

Thanks 

Yeah, sure. Check lawschoolnumbers.com or the LSAC website to see where you'd be close to acceptance. Don't give up if it's what you really want. Your LSAT isn't too bad and if you've got mad soft factors you've got a shot. No worries!

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Acceptances / Re: Hofstra Giving MADD MONEY AWAY
« on: December 28, 2005, 03:36:48 PM »
Hofstra is in an awful neighborhood, but it's right near NYC.

Mad expensive to live there if they don't have law/grad housing offered.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Soft Factors
« on: December 28, 2005, 03:35:20 PM »
Work experience, scholarships, leadership positions, legal work etc etc

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Urgent question about LORs???????????????
« on: December 28, 2005, 03:33:59 PM »
Can LSAC send us our LORs for our record?



Send them back to you, you mean? I was under the impression they're supposed to be confidential, so no.

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