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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Good book to read before law school
« on: July 18, 2006, 02:33:33 PM »
Hey everyone

I was in the bookstore a few weeks ago picking up the more interesting books on my school's recommended summer reading list, and I happened upon Sandra Day O'Connor's book "The Majesty of the Law.  Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice"  I've really enjoyed it.  It has some great history and information, it is really readable and fluid, and it made me excited to start school. 

For awhile everyone around here was looking for book recommendations, so I thought I'd throw this out there.   



O'Conner isn't someone I'd put much faith in. She was, after all, the best example of modern Supreme Court roulette wheel jurisprudence.


To be honest, I'm not sure if that is a valid criticism of her writing.  The book is an interesting look at the history of law and the creation of the U.S. Legal system.  Whether or not you appreciated the job she did on the Supreme Court is irrelevant to how good the book may or may not be.  I didn't say you should live and die by the book, I said it was interesting, informative, and in my case, got me even more excited to start school. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Good book to read before law school
« on: July 18, 2006, 12:14:04 PM »
Hey everyone

I was in the bookstore a few weeks ago picking up the more interesting books on my school's recommended summer reading list, and I happened upon Sandra Day O'Connor's book "The Majesty of the Law.  Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice"  I've really enjoyed it.  It has some great history and information, it is really readable and fluid, and it made me excited to start school. 

For awhile everyone around here was looking for book recommendations, so I thought I'd throw this out there.   

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In regards to the loans-  I called the financial aid office yet again (I'm surprised the woman doesn't know the sound of my voice by now)


I know.  I'm not a lawyer yet, but I'm pretty sure our interaction has been extensive enough that we're legally married.

Thanks for the info about the Stafford loans, that's reassuring.

That poor woman must be just inundated with phone calls all day long.  Though, if the fin aid office got moving on things a little quicker, maybe not everyone would be so worried about it! 

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Nuke- Congrats on getting married! Also, I'm really jealous your last day of work is the 28th, mine is not until the 15th.   

In regards to the loans-  I called the financial aid office yet again (I'm surprised the woman doesn't know the sound of my voice by now) and she said that they would be emailing us with the instructions on how to sign our promissory notes for stafford loans in the next week or two.  I asked about that bill because, like you guys, I have no way to pay it, and she said that it would be taken care of by the loans even if they came in late. 

I applied for my alternative/private loans before july 1 and they have been certified and and I am squared away with those, but BC took a LONG time to do those.  I think you can start the process for the Grad Plus loans yourself by picking who you want your lender to be and applying.  It is technically one of the alternative loans. 

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Haha, well, at least you caught up Nuke. 

I don't know about anyone else here, but I'm starting to get really excited for school.  I have less than a month of work left, and then a short break and a trip home to help my parents paint their new house, and then we start. 


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How old was your oldest cat or dog?
« on: July 13, 2006, 10:23:25 AM »
My dad's cat lived to be 22 before he died of cancer.  He was an indoor/outdoor/barn cat for most of his life and moved to being an indoor cat when we moved.  He was already 16 at that point. He was an amazing friend and pet to my dad, and my whole family. 

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Wait List / Re: Cornell WL
« on: July 10, 2006, 02:34:54 PM »
Got my summer waitlist letter on Saturday.  I sent it back and told them I wouldn't be staying on.  Good luck everyone!

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I found that even getting a full time job I was not strapped for studying.  I applied for positions at law firms with the understanding that I would only be there for a year and then I would be going to law school.  The firm I work for was really generous with time, and let me study during work before the test when I didn't have other things to do, and gave me the day off before my test. 

Get a job doing something you will enjoy.  I got a job working at a law firm to see what it was like and meet people because I already live in the city I hope to live in for a long time.  It has worked out well for me. 

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I just want to go to school.

me too.

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Does anyone known when financial aid will be finalized.  I got a loan from Citibank, but they told me that they cant move forward until BC certifies it.  I'm a little worried that funds wont be there in time if BC doesn't hurry up.  Does anyone know how long that takes?  What about e-signing our federal loans?

I called them last week about this exact same thing.  It seems they are running a little behind regarding the federal loans, but we will be getting a package in the mail that tells us how to go online and sign them etc...  The financial aid office also said they are working on the private loan certification process, as well.  I am worried about it too. 

I guess we'll just have to wait?  Let us know if you hear anything! 

Nuke, I would definitely call Newton, I almost missed the mail that had all that info it in because it didn't come from the law school. 

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