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Law School Admissions / Re: Attitudes towards gays in law school
« on: July 19, 2004, 10:20:45 AM »
[...]I would also avoid schools with a religious base (Vllanova, BC, Fordham, etc.)  While I know the law schools don't tend to be as religion-happy as the undergrad institution, they still have some influence.  [...]

Add Regent to that list of those to avoid, then.  Pat Robertson = Scary!  ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Law Students in their 30s
« on: July 19, 2004, 09:52:07 AM »
I will be in my 30s by the time I get out of law school (if I ever make it to law school...), and law will be my 2nd career.  I currently work in IT.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: University of Richmond
« on: July 19, 2004, 08:04:52 AM »
[...] the last word they gave me was that they do have a full class at this moment, which is not particularly what we want to hear.

When did you last communicate with them?  I haven't called since I got the latest letter (end of May).  Once I did the math, I realized thier class was already too full, and would take a lot of withdrawls for them to go to the PWL.  I'm still hanging in there, though...

ive made plans with another school, and am contemplating transferring in. richmond's a great area and the school's in the prettiest part. [...]

Does that mean you've withdrawn yourself from consideration?

Thanks for the info and good luck!

I may be going to Case this fall.  Just got back from Cleveland to look for apts.  Case is not in a very nice area.  I think they are trying their best to move up in the rankings--they are one of the schools that really seem to be benefiting from the trickle down of applicants w/ good GPAs and LSATs that are getting dinged at the tier one schools.  My application wasn't in until well after their deadline and I got in w/ money.

I got a letter just like this from Rutgers a few weeks ago.

I received letters from both Case and Rutgers.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: increase private loan certification amount
« on: July 16, 2004, 08:32:40 PM »
so are you guys saying that instead of using my savings to pay for the 1st year, and then taking out loans 2nd and 3rd years, that I should take out loans all three years and use my savings as backup to pad my living expenses budget?

That's what I plan to do.  Luckily, I've also got a 401K and retirement I can pull from, but only as backup and only as an emergency.

There are other loans you can get - I remember from a while back there was a lot of information about non-certified private loans you can get to supplement what the school certifies.  The interest rates are higher and it may be more likely to need a cosigner.  These just aren't gotten through your school's financial aid office.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sexy Names
« on: July 16, 2004, 08:17:37 PM »
Paul.  Definitely Paul.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Martha gets 5 months
« on: July 16, 2004, 11:41:40 AM »
What suprises me is that DMX's real name is Earl. It's no wonder he changed his artistic name.

Yeah, but whenever I hear "DMX" I immediately think of the 80s and little punk boys with little bicycles...  ;D

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Martha gets 5 months
« on: July 16, 2004, 11:36:06 AM »
She's being used as a scapegoat because of her celebrity.  It doesn't really matter than she hasn't really done what the media is making her out to have done.  That's why it's ridiculous that she's being treated as a person who ran over a kid while driving drunk when all she did was run a stop sign.  It's riduculous, and I don't like it, but my cynical eyes and ears are not surprised she is being treated this way. 

I am indeed surprised by it because she did nothing that constitutes corporate scandal.

That'd be like taking someone who runs a stop sign to court in an attempt to send a message to drunken drivers...

If Martha is guilty she should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the judicial system (no more because she's a celebrity and no less because she's a celebrity) but Martha is being used as an example/attempt to crack down on corporate scandal.But are we really suprised by this?  ;)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: How much do you make?
« on: July 16, 2004, 11:24:15 AM »
I think we should all include where we live in addition to our income.  I make about 50k a year, but it doesnt get me nearly as far as 35K would in Iowa.

61K - urban Virginia (not Northern)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Martha gets 5 months
« on: July 16, 2004, 10:52:18 AM »
While her daughter was dating Waksal, Martha began to date him also. Waksal and Martha are no longer together and just admit to being "friends" but even sources like CNN will say that there was a romantic relationship b/w them.

Eww.  Just... eww.  My mom and I dating the same guy?  Only slightly less creepy than Woody and Sun Yi.

Martha - love ya and support ya and think you got screwed and all, but: getting with your daughter's man?  Eww.

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