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Financial Aid / Re: UCLA Merit Scholarships?
« on: May 01, 2006, 08:55:04 PM »
I'm kind of wishing I hadn't spent 15 bucks for need access considering I didn't even get my financial aid offer before the intent to enroll deadline, you stay classy UCLA.

call and ask them about it

I didn't hear for awhile, so I called and found out I got nothing

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laser All-In-One for under $100
« on: April 29, 2006, 01:16:06 PM »
i have a wireless keyboard

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What if you found a ring worth 5 G's?
« on: April 29, 2006, 12:30:38 PM »
pawn it. j/j

return it with the hope they will give me a reward  :D

Stanford; if it wasnt HYS then I would probably say UCLA, but I think those 3 schools are worth attending and paying full price for over another lower ranked school for free. (why?- b/c being able to say you went to Stanford Law is worth it, IMO)

I always say I chose UCLA over Berkeley, but if I would have applied and been accepted at Stanford I would go there without a second thought.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs. W&L ($$)
« on: April 28, 2006, 03:03:14 PM »
I guess it comes down to W&L: cheaper and a one of a kind small environment vs. UT: pretty much has every other advantage. Though the hard part is figuring out what is more important. 

i think you should decide based on what part of the country you want to work in, and if you don't care, choose based on where you feel more comfortable.  you seem to like the size of W&L (remember, UT breaks the class up into smaller sections).

i couldn't decide between UT and UCLA for a long time; i finally imagined myself walking around both campuses, and found out that i would always wonder what it would be like at UCLA if I went to UT.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA or Michigan?
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:59:39 PM »

looks like you can get 60k in interest free loans from UCLA to help repay your educational loans, and if you stay in PI work they will forgive those interest free loans.

i dont know how this compares to michigan

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA or Michigan?
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:47:27 PM »
I agree with shae on that as well--if UCLA comes through for you with a significant scholarship, that could change things (perhaps esp. given your gf's location).  But the money would have to be substantial.  Also, is the UCLA LRAP any good?  How does it compare to Michigan's?

no idea, although I know that, in general, they have a good PI program

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA or Michigan?
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:34:07 PM »

i dont think you can make a wrong choice, but michigan will likely offer you more options.  however, i chose ucla over berkeley and I feel like i made the best decision, although ucla did offer a substantial scholarship

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA or Michigan?
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:29:19 PM »
I don't necessarily want to live in Cali but I do want to live on the West Coast.  The difference in in state/out of state at UCLA is $11,000/year and the difference at Mich is only $3000/year.

That's the wrong way to look at it.  The right way is cost of attendance for all three years, including the price difference between living in Los Angeles and living in Ann Arbor.

Are you certain you'd be able to get in-state for years two and three?  Policy always varies by school.  Even if you get in-state for UCLA, the tuition drops to like 26k, and living expenses are estimated at I think 19,000, so that's still 45k/yr.  Michigan I believe is 50k/yr, not much difference.  Then also Michigan is better for getting a firm job (esp. 1L summer, but maybe even 2L for biglaw especially if you're talking outside of socal).  If you want to do PI, you could still split the summer, so instead of making 30k over the summer at hte firm, you'd make 15.

Isn't Michigan the obvious choice here?

barring a substantial scholarship form UCLA, probably.

unless you hate the cold  :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Baylor or University of Utah
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:22:13 PM »
do you want to have access to the law library?  if so- dont go to baylor

What's up with the library?

they like to close it so the dean's son can have his dinner before his high school prom there.

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