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Are you planning on attending L & C this fall? Full Time/Part Time? Are you looking for a roommate? Tell us about yourself! Right now I am %75 sure I will be starting full time there this fall.

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So you can see on my little signature where I have been admitted. Though Akron is a great school, it is and has been last on my list of schools to attend, and I would rather work in the Cleveland market than in Akron. I don't have to make my 1st deposit till May 29th, so I could keep this option open until then. However, I know how torturous I am finding this wait, and if someone who will be admitted most likely in June because I withdraw could be admitted Mid-may instead, perhaps I should just suck up the cutting-off-my options thing and just withdraw. I already have deposits down at ALL THREE other schools because I am so unsure as to where to live, how much I am willing to spend, etc.

So should I pull the plug and withdraw from Akron? I have the email written and saved in my drafts menu. Help a sad spineless girl out!

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Is anyone HOPELESSLY decisionless? I am still waiting to hear from Case and Seattle, and I feel like I can't make a decision until I do. In the meantime, deposit after deposit are coming due for the other schools.


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So here are all my choices, with the maybes indicated (admission still pending.) Do me a favor and vote... I love the PNW and would love to move there, but it would clearly be pricier. My job will pay full tuition reimbursement but lets just say they are SUCKING MY SOUL AWAY, and any decline in performance (i.e. typos) will get me fired and I will lose the benefit. I'd rather not live at home, but for the right price I would. What do you think? Is there any choice you would rule out completely?

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..or does it signal you will be ready to argue your man into the ground over the way you hang the TP?

Just wondering, since the debate around the other gender is so hot and heavy.

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So I'm hoping Seattle and Case pull through with some $, but I can't count on that and my choices are still complex. Especially since my work just reversed their tuition reimbursement policy and they will now pay for my Law school, books, etc. As well as paying me around $40 a year and putting a quarter of that into retirement funds, and providing insanely good health insurance--but it is a mind-numbing job.

Cleveland Marshall-Full Time, could live at home, would only have to take out loans for about 18500. Part Time, could live at home or in posh apartment, because school would be entirely free and I'd be making my normal income as well. COST $18500, or $(-40,000)

Akron- Part time, could live at home or in a posh apartment, school would be completely paid for and I'd make my normal income $(-40,000)

Lewis & Clark- Part time, would have to get an apartment, could get a job, hopefully with good health benefits. ($20,000) depending on job.

Willamette- Full time, would have to get an apartment, couldn't get job, $10,000 scholarship, must pay for benefits. ($30,000)

So do I go to a better school and shell out $20,000, hoping to get lucky in the job front and find myself at a similar wage and company in Portland or Salem, or do I stay local and make a decent income while having law school completely paid for (including books, but not computers).

Help me pick because my Seat deposit for Cleveland Marshall is due in 12 hours :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Reallocation of scholarship $
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:35:17 PM »
The assistant director of Admissions at Lewis & Clark called me, and he said they are looking into getting me scholarship dollars from 'reclaimed' funds from those not attending. According to lsn.com, there is almost $400,000 in rejected scholarships available, and I am the only deferred admit up there (though I know there are likely many more. My question is, how likely do you think it is that I will see some $ come my way? I had a UGPA of 2.17, a GradGPA of 4.0, and a LSAT of 163. Any ideas? I am hoping to see $ from them. It would make my decision much simpler.

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Where should I go next fall? / OH MY LORD. ARGH. TUITION
« on: April 27, 2006, 03:15:56 PM »
So my company reversed their exclusion of full tuition reimbursment for law school and they will now pay for it ALL.

This is after I asked for my enrollment status to be changed to Full Time. ARGH.

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Where should I go next fall? / Does anyone else hate this limbo?
« on: April 21, 2006, 08:10:47 PM »
Okay I swear I will not spend Friday night on LSD, but I just had to post... does anyone else feel totally emotionally spent over all this? I know I have sort of split myself down the middle applying on both sides of the country, but I am feeling rather tortured by the uncertainty and the blind deposits (when you have no idea if your top choices are going to come through or not.) I got into two schools over a month ago, and people keep asking me where I chose, but I can't answer and I have to helplessly tell them I won't be able to for another month at least (at this rate.) I'm still before Adcom's at Seattle and Akron, and I'm growing more bitter by the moment but I refuse to withdraw before they make a decision--it's a stalemate. I was so excited, and now I feel like bashing my head against a wall. I have apartments to locate, a move to plan, and I can't do any of it until I hear from the stragglers... over %50 of my apps, and most of the top choices!

Anyone else feel me on any of this angst? Throw me a bone here.

In other news, tomorrow night I fly from Ohio to Oregon to visit Willamette, Lewis & Clark, and Seattle University. Wish me luck!

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Where should I go next fall? / Settle a Clevelander's bet...
« on: April 19, 2006, 10:18:04 PM »
My mom and I are having a bit of a disagreement between which school is overall better--prestige, performance, etc. Prepare yourself... both are T3's. I will withhold my opinion, but I want to know, if you were either choosing between these schools to attend or hire from, which would you select as top pick?

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