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Im tellin' ya Ray its gonna be June with FIU!! :-\

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is it hard to be in the top 10%
« on: May 02, 2007, 07:32:37 AM »
2) have a high GPA-LSAT compared to the rest of your classmates. GPA should be from a respectable well-reputed/rigorous undergrad, not one that gives A's out for showing up.

IS UF one of those schools?  Or are we more talking like Notre Dame, Duke, Columbia etc types?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law school car shopping guide
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:47:36 AM »
I will just add something to this discussion, if your parents buy you a car, still make payments if you can, but to yourself. I did this when I got my first car in high school. My parents paid the $1000 for a ’79 VW Sirocco. I then paid $100 a month into a “car account” after two and half a years I bought a newer car for cash with that money. Since then (many years ago, I’m in my 30’s) I have always paid cash for my cars, and then paid myself a monthly car payment to put away for the next car. I now have two cars (which is stupid because I only drive one about 3 times a year) and they are both paid for, but I still keep making payments ($450 each) to my car savings account for the next one. After a year or so doing this it just becomes habit, and it keeps you from spending your whole paycheck while saving money for something you’re going to need in the future. Just something to consider when you all get your first jobs out of law school.

Verrrry good idea. Thanks for the tip!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FIU vs Miami
« on: May 01, 2007, 07:59:42 AM »
I say Miami also.  I too wanted to go to FIU for the money (and because of my 153) but the thought of going there isn't exciting like it should be to me either.  It sounds like you would be happier going to Miami and it is a good school and well ranked.  I'm contemplating to Drake in Iowa, also expensive, but I'd rather go somewhere with a good reputation that has been around a while than no reputation or worse, a bad one.  Good luck with your decision!

The more I read these blogs

Side Note: Do not read any blogs but this one! lol. Many of us are with you.  We read these things and it makes a huge impression when ordinarily if you hadn't read it, you wouldn't think that. Most people ask me when I talk about it, "whats a tier?"  I think once we get started in school this prestige thing will be a comical memory.  I mean we all know who the big name schools are, once you get past like the top 50 no one in real life knows what school is ranked number 63.  But we do! I cant wait to start at my T3 already!!

SO i recieved an email from the fin aid department at IU-indy saying my financial aid package is available. Would they process me without accepting me or is the acceptance on the way? any ideas

FIU sends you finaid package without accepting.  Its weird, but they do it.

I think as far as what people post its moderately accurate.  I think that for the current cycle people would round their numbers to remain anonymous, but at the end of the cycle they would put their real numbers up.  So the most accurate or most useful might be to look at the year before.  I use LSN as a way to determine when decisions are made and for scholarship info.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: If offered a scholarship,
« on: April 20, 2007, 09:29:21 AM »
I did this weeks ago and have kept following up, they say I should know Monday, I'll post back if I hear something (postive).  :-*

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: If offered a scholarship,
« on: April 20, 2007, 09:28:48 AM »
I'm doing to do this same thing (except at this school I have not received a scholarship).  I emailed and asked if there was anything more I could to do to secure a scholarship, tell them your reasons why more $ would help.  I also attached income tax information to help support your need.. HTH

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Going T3 in the Fall, need advice
« on: April 20, 2007, 08:58:49 AM »
I'm not saying it will be worth less than 100K, I was just alluding to my previous post that you should do cost-benefit analysis on the tuition price.

I'm "studying" for a con law final- reread a case, goof off on the net. repeat as necessary.

And I have a biglaw summer gig, TYVM.

That's not fair. I just offered you a job and since we are "small law" you won't have to bring drinks to as many people as you will be at your "big law" gig.  Think about it and get back to me.

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