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Choosing the Right Law School / Paying back loans
« on: March 10, 2005, 09:34:09 AM »
I keep hearing people talking about paying their loans back for the next 20 years, but doesn't this seem unreasonable.  I expect to rack up a debt of 80K-100K, but I figure this can be paid off in only a few years.  The way I see it is I survive off 25K/yr now, so a job of 75K+ will allow me to cut into my debt significantly.  Of course I would say I would spent 10K-15K per year more just because it is there to spent, that leaves 30K per year to cut into the debt.  I know everybody's situation is different, but for a single person living like a pauper for a few years seems well worth it to clear debt.  Is my reasoning skewed?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / At Gonzaga?
« on: March 10, 2005, 08:15:53 AM »
I was waitlisted at Gonzaga.  It's funny because that was a safety and I have already been accepted to a few tier 1 & 2 schools.  I wonder how they came to this decision. 

I just received a waitlist letter from Gonzaga yesterday.  Yet I have been accepted to Pitt, a tier 1.  What gives?  Not that I care too much, but I thought this was kind of odd.  Anyone else run into any admission anomolies such as this?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Finally decided on Pitt
« on: March 08, 2005, 08:36:48 AM »
There is nothing wrong with reserving seats with the first deposits, but I am not sure about 2nd deposits.  Of course by doing so, we are taking a spot from some wait-listed candidate. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Finally decided on Pitt
« on: March 07, 2005, 03:11:42 PM »
Did you check it out before you made your decision?  It is probably my top choice, but I find it hard to commit without a visit.  Visiting prior to the 4/15 deposit is impossible for me.  So I will probably shell out deposits to 2 schools.  Not much in the long-run, but it still sucks to be out 150 bucks.  I have heard great thing about Pittsburgh on this board and elsewhere, so it from second-hand info it looks to be a quality choice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Public Interest Scholarship at Pitt
« on: March 01, 2005, 09:04:57 AM »
Thanks.  That was a great help.  So far my realistic choices are Seattle and Pittsburgh. So it is a huge decision to uproot and start over across the country.  It seems like something I may enjoy, but as you know, law school is a committment to your future location, so it is a big move.  I have to think of family and friends, but at the same time I am intrigued by potential of new beginnings.  But thanks again, it's good to hear such positive things about the city.  You are not the only who has had good things to say so the re-enforcement is comforting.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Denied by Loyola LA?
« on: February 28, 2005, 12:32:07 PM »

When did yours arrive?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Public Interest Scholarship at Pitt
« on: February 28, 2005, 12:18:20 PM »

This is a bit off topic, but you seem set on Pitt.  Are you from around there?  I am from Seattle and see Pitt as my best option.  But getting there to check it out is hard and definitely not possible before the 1st deposit is due.  Can you give me some insight?  You seem to think highly of the area and school, so any information about the area and facilities would be great?  Thanks.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Pitt
« on: February 22, 2005, 01:39:22 PM »
I had the same numbers and applied early and was accepted, so you waitlisters probably have a fair shot.  Show a bit of interest and they will probably let you in.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted at U Washington
« on: February 16, 2005, 11:58:09 AM »
Sorry Sean. where else are you looking into attending?

I am in at Seattle U., Pitt, and Marquette.  I am still waiting to hear from L&C, Oregon, Loyola(LA).

Right now I am tempting to leave and go to Pitt, but I love the PNW, so I don't know.  Probably would prefer Oregon or L&C.

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