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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WL at Colorado
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:28:57 AM »
I just got my WL letter.  I'm staying on it, for a little while at least.  I loved the city of Boulder when I visited and I really love how close it is to the slopes!  I'm still weighing if I would go there over a big city with more opportunities to network while in school, and trying to decide if I'd be happy staying in CO if I couldn't get a job outside of it.

I have the Sprint PPC-6700 and I love it.  I use it for everything from word/excel documents, surfing the net, to watching videos, and listening to music, and keeping my dayplanner.  When I'm in the US I have unlimited browsing, 500 min, unlimited texting, and free pcs-pcs calls, $55 (25% discount from my employer).  The customer service leaves much to be desired, and their service can be spotty depending on where you are.  Check out the service area for where you'll be, some providers are better in certain areas.  When I was living in NYC a few years ago I could not get service in my apt unless I literally hung out the window (and I lived on the 29th floor!), but my roomies had verizon and had no prob.  But 95% of the time I have no problems.

One of the best things with the pocket pc is that I can use it as a modem for my laptop when I need to stay connected, either using bluetooth or usb.  downsides of this phone/pda are that it doesn't have a sim card and can't be unlocked to use abroad :(, and it is much bigger than the slim razr, but the slide out keyboard is great.  I also recently purchased an external cloth keyboard that rolls small (like I said I use my phone for everything, its easier to carry than my laptop and there are offices that I have to go into and you have to check your laptop at security, but you can keep your phone.)

hope this helps.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Costco and Sam's Club
« on: April 17, 2007, 03:04:58 PM »
I think it all depends on what you're going to buy.  I love my Sam's Club membership!  When I go it's not usually to stock up on 3 gallon jars of pb&j or ramen (it would take me a lifetime to finish it all), i've figured out what I need to buy in bulk to actually save and that's all I get.  Gas is usually 6cents cheaper (for premium), buy 2 cases of Red Bull and you've already saved enough to pay for the membership, bottled water is a good deal, they're the cheapest place to buy ZippFizz, you can save a lot buying venus razors there, and their pharmacy has the lowest prices around for most meds.  Plus if you can place your order ahead of time and they'll have it all ready for you to pay for, pick up and load into your car!


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American 2010
« on: April 16, 2007, 04:12:11 PM »
I went to WCL a few weeks ago, sat in on a class and took a tour.  Here are some pics and my review.  All in all its among my faves (I just need to get in off the WL **fingers crossed**), I think that is mostly due to how much I liked DC and its one of the cities in the US that i can see myself living in for a while (along with NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco)


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Highest paying 0L summer jobs for spring grads...
« on: April 03, 2007, 01:47:54 PM »
1 last summer of fun in the sun :) Lifeguarding at $14/hour and Teaching Swimming Lessons $30/halfhour ($50/hour)

or maybe I'll keep my consulting work ($85-$100)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: WCL 1L's Looking for Room-mates
« on: April 03, 2007, 01:19:39 PM »

For what its worth, I got 1 acceptance over the phone :), after putting me on hold for a second the guy came back to say "We don't usually do this, but CONGRATS you're IN" :-D.  2 other schools told me that a decision was in the mail and turned out to be Waitlists.  I've yet to receive a rejection anyway but in the mail.

I still haven't heard back from quite a few schools.  Some I'm expecting rejections (Emory, Fordham, Colorado) and others I'm still hopeful that I'll hear some good news (Brooklyn, Cardozo - I'd pick either of these schools over the ones I'm IN at as of now) and then there's Catholic, I think I'm the only one who didn't hear back from them, I'll prob chose my other options over them, but I'd like to know that I could move to DC if I really want to!

I hate waiting!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Should I apply to American?
« on: March 31, 2007, 06:18:25 PM »
I applied PT to AU-WCL with almost the same numbers as you and Nickle.  I'm Waitlisted, **fingers crossed** that the WL moves as much this year as it seemed to last cycle!

Good Luck with your apps!  Maybe I'll see you in DC in Aug.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bankruptcy, bad debt, bad credit....No law for me?
« on: March 27, 2007, 12:28:53 PM »
Check out  spend a day just reading and absorbing and then ATTACK!!  You would be amazed at how much you can get removed/updated on your credit reports with some work.  If you filed for BK in 2000, by the time you sit for the bar it should be 10 yrs, and won't be reporting on your file anymore.  Get your credit report and read up on the HIPPA reporting laws, they are often reporting illegally and after a dispute letter can have them deleted from your reports!

A year ago when I decided that I wanted to go to law school my credit was a mess (collection agencies, lates, you name it), fast forward to today, my reports are almost clean and my scores across the 3 reporting agencies have jumped by almost 80 points (and it will hopefully go higher once I sue the last collection agency!) 

Hope this helps!  Bonne Chance!

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