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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Hiya!
« on: April 02, 2006, 08:18:51 PM »
I'm married, mother of 2, working 20 hours a week (as that's all the ABA will allow me as a fulltime student, and UNL doesn't have a PT program). I'll also be commuting 45 miles each way every day to get from home to school and back.

My plan is to set up a pretty rigid study schedule and stick to it faithfully. That way I can schedule time to kick back and relax with the kids and not have school hanging over my head. Also, I'm hoping to hook into a strong study group of similar students who are driven to compress as much work into every moment as possible.

I guess my overall plan is to maximize every moment I spend on school related stuff so that I can really cut loose in the off time.

Best of luck to you!

Danni

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I did apply to Creighton, and got in. I'm really a huge UNL girl though. When I moved to Nebraska in 94 (I was 14) UNL became my dream college, and when I ended up at Bellevue University for undergrad I set my sights on UNL for graduate studies.

My dad jokes that I committed to UNL when I got a 4in. "N" inked onto my back.

Hope to see you on Saturday, I'll be the mid20s chick hobbling around (having surgery tomorrow, so I'll be sore on Saturday!). I'll probably be wearing my Bmore Ravens ballcap, along with my husband in his South Carolina cap. Wave if you see me!

Are you waitlisted at UNL? I've heard they take a lot of their waitlist, so my fingers are crossed for you. Did you send in supplemental information?

I'm looking forward to sitting in the student section, but wasn't sure if grad students are eligible for student pricing? If so, I'll be over the moon!

Danni

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Thoughts on UNL~ GO THERE! The Lincoln is a great city to live in. It's a college town with plenty going on beyond bars and low rent housing. I myself live in Omaha, and will be driving into Lincoln everyday for school. The school is very nice, with recently renovated facilities on the east campus (away from the main campus, which sadly means no gazing at memorial stadium during lectures).

Lincoln and Omaha (might as well consider yourself a resident of both, b/c you can get from Lincoln to Omaha in about 30 minutes (at least to get to mny part of Omaha, which is a suburb city)) are both pretty active places. There's a good bar scene, major concert venues (2 of which are less than 5 years old, and steadily growing in level of acts). Omaha is especially known as a great comedy city, with loads of famous comics coming through often. Lewis Black comes through often to practice new stuff, and Larry the Cable guy is a HUGE Husker fan (and supporter).

 Nebraska has a good quality of life with great public schools, low cost of housing and utilities, and plenty of interesting stuff to do.

Hope to see you all there on the 25th!
Danni

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Law School Applications / Re: You're killing me, Fordham!!!
« on: January 27, 2006, 11:19:55 PM »
Where do you find this "status checker"?

Thanks from a newbie.

Danni

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If I get into my first choice, I'll have an hour long commute each way, and if I get into my 3rd choice we'll have to cope with me living 4 hours away 3 days a week and coming home to Omaha the other 4 days.

Here in Nebraska there's not many options (I live in Omaha, where Creighton is at).

Danni

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Personal Statement / "Economic hardship" addenda?
« on: January 06, 2006, 12:18:20 AM »
If a school asks "have you overcome significant educational or financial hardships to obtain your undergraduate degree?" and you say yes, then the application instructs you to explain how/why on a seperate sheet of paper, how do you know how long it should be?

University of Nebraska's application has this, and I'm not sure. Do they want a rundown of gross income? A listing of hardships? A somewhat flippant summary of a family of four living on a ramen noodle budget?

I hope this isn't too silly of a question, I'm coming at this whole process several months behind and a totally uninformed (I have no prelaw advisor).

Thanks,
Danni

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: What are your soft factors?
« on: December 30, 2005, 02:18:32 PM »
I know what you mean about weak soft factors. With a family of 4 (2 kids under 5 and 2, plus husband) living just at teh pverty level, I don't have a lot of time for fluff and EC endeavours. However, these are my meager EC factors.

~volunteer work with the CASA (court appointed special guardians, it's like an unpaid guardian ad litem kinda thing).
~Class coordinator for my church's Deaf Ministry sign language class.
~Member Pi Gamma Mu, honor society for social sciences.
~Dean's list at both the 2 year comm college, and the UG university I'm at.
~Nationally competitive speaker in high school forensics, extemp. speaking.

It's not much, but it'll have to do. Working fulltime, school double fulltime (to consolidate 3 years of UG into 15 months), and trying to raise a family has really limited the amount of extras I can do. Something I know most of you understand all too well!

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Personal Statement / how long a PS for Nebraska?
« on: December 29, 2005, 01:37:02 PM »
Anyone have a vague idea how long one should be?

Or interested in reading my 1st draft? I'd be happy to return the favor.

Thanks,
Danni

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT/School?Work
« on: December 27, 2005, 09:25:32 PM »
1. 155, first attempt, Dec. lsat, not nearly as high as I wanted.
2. I took a practice test (the lsac most recent test) the night before the exam.
3. I work 40 hours a week out of the home, am in 12 semester hours at school right now, and have 2 kids under the age of 5. The real inhibitor to test prep was the inability to hand the kidlets off to their father, as the poor brute's working 76 hours a week right now due to some cruddy work issues.

I'm on the fence on whether to take the Feb lsat, I'm within the median lsat and gpa of the school I want to attend (University Nebraska Lincoln) but I'm not sure if that's good enough...

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