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Transferring / Re: Transferring to Maryland
« on: July 13, 2007, 03:17:56 PM »
I did it.

Went from T4 in totally different region, ranked top 1% (at time of application, it dropped to top 5%), 3.61 GPA (inlcuded summer grades but rank only included spring grades), moot court, several CALI awards, Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, extrememly compelling reason to move (which happened after I thought I withdrew from Maryland)
I was also a spring transfer, as I started law school in the spring (yes, I am all kinds of jacked up)
I don't know what the 'average' stats are as I think they took pity on my story (not that I didn't have strong stats, but GULC rejected me with the same stats)

Current Law Students / Re: Supplement for Dukeminier Property
« on: February 14, 2007, 03:05:37 PM »
I was a big fan of the E & E.

Current Law Students / Re: Constitutional Law and Property study Guides?
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:42:29 PM »
Definitely the E&E for property was great. And will agree that you would need to get a separate workbook for Future Interests. The E and E doesn't get detailed enough on that stuff to master it.

Con Law...get your hands on the BarBri CD's, done by Chemerinsky. Those were my bible and he breaks it down into managable topics.

Current Law Students / Re: Paralegal Experience any help?
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:39:29 PM »
Help in what? Getting into school? Graduating? Getting a job?

If typing and filing is the basis for any law school class then sure... that experience is helpful.

I've actually seen paralegals-turned-law students have a hard time making the transition and unlearning their specific job-specific skills and learning the law from a broader, analysis viewpoint.

Current Law Students / Re: student suing their school
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:37:24 PM »
They say a lawyer who represents themself has a fool for a client....

Transferring / Re: transferring out of state
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:12:00 PM »
I was at a T4 and was accepted at a T2 within the same state as well as a T1 outside the state so *shrug*

Transferring / Re: What do you think?
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:09:30 PM »
I was top 1% at my T4 and I got dinged by GULC. I did get into another T1 school though and am very happy here. I dont know how I would have afforded GULC anyway ;)

I did/do have an interesting work/life history but for every "good" thing, there is a 'thing' going against me in admissions too.

Definately cast a wide net because your class standing will get you into some good schools.

Transferring / Re: Student Loans and Transferring
« on: January 28, 2007, 07:17:40 PM »
Loans dont transfer. You have to cancel an reapply. Or just reapp;y if you are not in the middle of an award. (I transferred in the middle of an award year, so I had to cancel my other loans).
Your first step is to go to your SAR for FAFSA and add the new school(s) to that. That generates a report to the selected schools, who take it from there. Takes about a week for them to get the report. After that, things move pretty quick, but you have to be proactive and make sure you do everything you need to do, like accept awards, do promissary notes, etc.

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone have a cost of living loan?
« on: January 28, 2007, 11:54:51 AM »
"Cost of Attendence" includes cost of living, generally. And you can borrow your total amount of COA, minus other aid. Like for example, your wife gets a scholarship, and takes out the Stafford loans, whatever you take the COA, subtract the amount of scholarship and the amount of the Stafford loans, and the amount that remains, you can borrow from like a Grad PLUS loan or a private lender. Grad PLUS loan is the way to go though..its govt, rate is like 8% or something similar, they run your credit but approval is not based on debt/income ratio or anything like that. I was just approved for $20,000 and my credit is in the shitter. (I do have to pay tuition out of that though so its not like I get 20K in my pocket)

Transferring / Re: Transfer (or not) to bargain for more $$$
« on: January 28, 2007, 09:03:10 AM »
I negotiated a scholarship after my first semester because of my grades, but as a spring admit, I wasn't in a transfer application cycle at that point. But on the avenue of getting money (I had no scholarship going in, but got them to give me $12,000 a year) so it can be done

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