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168 / 3.22 LSDAS / 3.93 degree

Case - $20,000/yr Law-Medicine scholarship
Cleveland-Marshall - full in-state tuition
Quinnipiac - $25,000/yr
WNEC - full tuition
Syracuse - $27,800/yr chancellor's scholarship

I think for Case all you have to do is remain in good standing, and at Syracuse you need a 3.0 GPA. Not sure about the other schools.

I attribute the Case scholarship to my PS, which I wrote about my interest in health law.

I went to four different colleges over a period of seven and a half years before I got my bachelor's, so I can't say that my undergrad really helped me. I had basically zero extracurriculars. I did present a paper at a conference, but other than that I don't stand out.

For me it's Syracuse. I only applied to Syracuse because my mother went there for undergrad, and I knew it would make her happy if I applied there. When I got in with a good scholarship I figured it would be stupid not to visit, and for some reason I loved the school. I questioned my decision a little when they dropped out of the top 100, but oh well - I think I'll be very happy there. Thanks Mom. :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Syracuse or UCONN?
« on: April 14, 2006, 06:44:25 PM »
Thanks for posting the pics. What did you think about the apartments? What did the surrounding neighborhoods look like?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Syracuse or UCONN?
« on: April 14, 2006, 08:13:58 AM »
What was that debt though?...oh yea, even with in state, you're getting PAID by SYR, which does seem to justify it...we'll have to keep in touch. see if i made a bad decision or not...

Yeah, UCONN was going to be more than twice as much as Syracuse. Plus the cost of living is higher in CT.

I'm sure you made the right decision, you obviously thought about it a lot. I'm curious about what school will be like at UCONN, though, and what you end up thinking about central CT once you've lived here for a while. I think I'm going to miss it.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Syracuse Visit
« on: April 14, 2006, 08:09:15 AM »
BTW, will people not wear shirts from schools they are not going to now? remove window stickers?

I got two shirts and two stickers (Syracuse and Case). I never put either sticker on my car, but I'm bringing my Syracuse sticker down to my parents' in NJ so I can put it on my new (inherited from Dad) car that I get to drive back this weekend. And I'm not going to stop wearing the Case shirt to bed or to workout or whatever - a free t-shirt is a free t-shirt. :)

I think we'll both be feeling a lot better once Saturday comes around and we're stuck with our decisions for good.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Syracuse or UCONN?
« on: April 13, 2006, 06:52:23 PM »
Congrats on picking UCONN chonralda. If I weren't so afraid of debt I would probably be joining you.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Syracuse Visit
« on: April 13, 2006, 06:49:02 PM »
btw - after FINALLY getting to talk to the prof at uconn i've been waiting to get a hold of (35 min convo!) I've sent my deposit to uconn...i

We'll miss you at Syracuse. :) Oh wait, we've never even met you...

Seriously, congrats on sending in your deposit and heading off to UCONN. Since I grew up in central CT, if you have any questions about the area feel free to ask away and I'll try to answer.

It must be a relief to have finally made that decision. I'm still kind of waffling, I probably won't feel good about my decision until I've moved to Syracuse and started classes. I am kind of sad to leave the CT/MA area, though.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Syracuse Visit
« on: April 13, 2006, 10:33:55 AM »
I sent my seat deposit in today; Syracuse it is!!!  I just can't wait around for Villanova anymore and I like Syracuse so I might as well go for it.  Any updates on your decision Chonralda??  Has anyone officially decided to go to Syracuse besides Laurrk and I?  Anyway, when I went to admitted students day I visted Jefferson Tower and it was great, but completely booked up; there are no apartments available!  I'll be going up in another 2 weeks for a more extensive apartment search.  Good luck with your decisions out there, keep me posted!

Yay, you're going too! I know that I had been waffling about the UCONN vs. Sryacuse decision, but I just can't bring myself to write UCONN a check just to extend the agony of indecision. So I'm headed to Syracuse and away from my ex.

I just saw that some of you were interested in Jefferson Towers. If I am correct and that is the apartment complex next to Madison Towers I am going to have to warn you all to STAY AWAY.

Thanks LawSchoolHopeful for the info on Jefferson Towers.

My mom grew up in Syracuse, and I have several relatives who live in the area now, so I'm hoping that they will have some helpful input in terms of bad/not-so-bad neighborhoods. I think that my mom and I will be headed up to Syracuse in late April to look at apartments. I really really really don't want to be in a bad area again (like my last two apartments), so I've been reading the police blotter at to get an idea of where the criminals live and where the criminal activity happens. Maybe it's overkill, but I don't want to deal with loud neighbors and having my car stolen. And I'd like to feel safe driving back home after studying late at the library.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tattoos
« on: April 12, 2006, 10:25:44 AM »
I have three, one on my lower back, one above my ankle, and one on top of my foot. The one on my foot definitely hurt more than the others, but it wasn't unbearable.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Syracuse or UCONN?
« on: April 12, 2006, 10:22:52 AM »
Chonralda, do you want to do BigLaw? And where do you want to work/live after LS?

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