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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Study Abroad Options
« on: May 18, 2007, 04:25:48 PM »
Check out the ABA website (link below) for law school study abroad options.

It looks like only Hamline and University of North Dakota have pgms in Norway.


Financial Aid / Re: Best Way to See Credit Score?
« on: May 07, 2007, 06:47:20 PM »
tag. thanks, parischic!

you're welcome :).  If anyone has credit repair questions, I can try and share some of the things I've learned through my experience.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American Waitlist Thread
« on: May 07, 2007, 06:30:24 PM »
Thanks Gator!  I think I'll wait it out until the last week of July, first week of August at the latest, since that's the soonest I'll be able to get to Chicago to sign a lease in person.  I've learned from experience to not worry about finding housing whereever I move.  I found an apartment in NYC in 1 day, I moved to Paris with no place to live and found an amazing place, in the best location, in 1 hour.  DC is a big city, there are tons of places out there if you're not too picky, if I have to I'll sublet for a while. 

What other schools are everyone waiting on/deciding between?  I put in a deposit at Loyola b/c even though I haven't visited, I have a lot of friends in Chicago.  I'm still waiting to hear from Brooklyn, Cardozo, Maryland and Boulder.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American Waitlist Thread
« on: May 07, 2007, 08:01:23 AM »
Thanks SilentSwirl!  Your comments are always helpful and well-appreciated!  **Fingers Crossed** I'll see ya in August!

I also put my pics (pretty much the same as Silent's) and impressions of WCL up:

Gator, I didn't check out the housing around the law school too closely, but I spent some time looking at places in Dupont (on the red line and/or the N bus route), there are some really cute places (reasonably-expensive).  I also looked around Georgetown (on the 30's bus routes to Tenleytown) and Foggy Bottom, but they were close-to-too pricey for a 1BR, maybe cheaper for a shared place.  The 3L that I spoke to mentioned that renting a house with 4 or 5 people close to the law school is common.

Over here:,83204.0.html (I think this is where I saw it), some folks are talking about getting a group house organized.

Bonne Chance!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: *JUST* got into Brooklyn
« on: May 05, 2007, 06:44:13 PM »
Congrats!!  That gives me hope too!!  I've already put my deposit down at Loyola Chicago but an acceptance to Brooklyn would make me oh so happy!  I miss living in NYC!!

Maybe they'll call me this week **Fingers Crossed**  I'm so anxious to know where I'm going and start looking for a place to live so that I can shop for furnishings!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American Waitlist Thread
« on: May 04, 2007, 10:38:17 AM »
I'm on the waitlist and keeping my fingers crossed for a few more weeks before I give up.

Good Luck to everyone!

Financial Aid / Re: Best Way to See Credit Score?
« on: April 30, 2007, 02:38:18 PM »
A great place to start with credit questions is  I was amazed by how much I didn't know about my credit and credit reports!!

For your question about reports/scores, every year you can get a free credit report directly from each of the agencies

Also, once you get your free credit report, you can use that report confirmation # to initiate credit disputes and reporting agency has to give you an updated report with the results of your dispute.  Then you can use that new confirm # to dispute, get another free report...its a nice circle (especially when you get baddies deleted from your report!!)

To get your true credit score either purchase them directly from the agencies with your report or go to and purchase the 3 agency report/score.  This link has myfico discounts (go to the last page to find the valid discount code).  

The other credit monitoring companies give updated credit reports, but "FAKO" scores, which can vary between 30-100 points from your FICO score. for example gives you a daily FAKO score and credit report, which is good for monitoring your credit activity and for inquiry *B (bumping inquiries from your credit report to help raise your score, one of the easiest ways to get a few free points after a credit app spree!)


Law School Admissions / Re: University of Denver...HURRY UP!
« on: April 24, 2007, 12:56:13 PM »
If it helps, they should be about to make some more acceptance calls later this week (by my estimation).  I was accepted last thursday and I needed to tell them by today if I was going to attend.  I know there were a bunch of other acceptances last week and they had the same deadline.  I would think that the admins will know tomorrow or thursday how many more spots they have to offer.

Bonne Chance!!

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee waivers from individual schools?
« on: April 22, 2007, 08:56:30 AM »
I received a LSAC waiver and b/c of it got FWs to almost every school I applied (all except GW, Maryland, Colorado, FSU, I think).   Some schools that did not automatically give me a FW I requested one and sent in supporting documents (Emory, Brooklyn, Denver, Cardozo).  Apply early, the FW approval process adds a few weeks onto the "Complete" status of your app.  Also, apply again for the LSAC waiver this summer, I know my LSAC waiver is only good until June, and then I have to resubmit my docs if I want to keep the waiver.

The supporting docs I had to send directly to the non-FW schools to get one were basically just filed taxes, showing that I am independent, and any other docs demonstrating financial need (like high medical bills, etc).


I miss NYC and at this point I haven't heard from ANY of my NYC apps :(

and I'm still waiting on 1 DC school:

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