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Law School Applications / Re: Targets?
« on: October 23, 2008, 09:18:13 PM »
Thanks guys, crystal clear on GW.

USC might be a bit high.  I think WUSTL is an obvious choice.  I'm not sold on St. Louis...

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Law School Applications / Re: Targets?
« on: October 23, 2008, 03:12:32 AM »
I think GW has a program that awards full scholarships to students accepted ED.  My understanding is that if you apply through this program and are not awarded the full ride, you are no longer bound to attend.  Anyone know more?

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Law School Applications / Targets?
« on: October 23, 2008, 02:04:26 AM »
Trying to trim my list of target schools.

Credentials: 3.75, 167, two years at a V50 firm, lived abroad for a year, nothing else too special

Criteria: Looking for 1/2 to full scholarship as high in Tier 1 as possible.

aaaand go!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Which schools have pretty good LRAPs?
« on: October 21, 2008, 03:23:45 AM »
http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/resource/100lawschools

This seemed to be a good source.  BC, BU, GW, Washington & Lee, William & Mary links are broken.

WUSTL
Gist:  The school will pay up to 100% loan forgiveness for gross income below $25,000; 50% forgiveness at $40,000; and 26% forgiveness at $48,000.  Gross income limit 55,000.  Minimum ug+ls loan $20,000.  Government or 501(c)(3) PI jobs qualify.  Clerkships do not. 
more details: http://law.wustl.edu/lrap/index.asp?id=4263


Brooklyn
Gist: 5 Year LRAP, maximum $7,000/year.  501c3 PI jobs qualify, government jobs and clerkships do not.  Max income upon entering LRAP program is 53,105.  Maximum income rises each year, cap is 63,600 in the fifth year.  LS loans must equal or excede the maximum Stafford loans available.  (I think 61,500 right now?) 
more details, click LRAP Handbook: http://www.brooklaw.edu/financialaid/lrap.php



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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Brooklyn Law Student Taking Questions
« on: October 14, 2008, 11:16:30 PM »
CP - You mentioned that you graduted with ~50k in debt.  I'm wondering what your scholarship package looked like?  Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post that info on here.

3.75/167  Trying to figure out what sort of debt I'll be dealing with.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Regional v. national name recognition
« on: October 14, 2008, 08:26:18 PM »
U-C-O-N-N
UCONN!
UCONN!
UCONN!


Oops... momentary time warp to March.  Connecticut will always be a basketball state.

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Who says 0Ls have no interest... New Orleans?  Sign me up!

Is anyone on here involved in work to help rebuild the city?  Are there opportunities (rebuilding or otherwise) unique to the school's location in New Orleans?

Any idea what sort of scholarship I might qualify for?  167/3.75

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Emory Campus Visit
« on: October 13, 2008, 12:20:31 AM »
How did you like the campus?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Regional v. national name recognition
« on: October 12, 2008, 08:34:25 PM »
Rhesus: I'm glad to be reassured about the state bar issue.  You're right... I probably won't have a good idea of where I'll end up until financial aid packages start rolling in.  I'd prefer a full ride at BC to zilch at Columbia.  As for LRAP's, I'll definitely do some research but I'm hesitant to rely on them as a way to pay down debt.  Will those programs still be funded in four years??  Ackk... who knows...

Numbers: Good to know and congrats on your scholarship.  Emory is on my list.

Ninja:  Boise State Law, here I come!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Regional v. national name recognition
« on: October 08, 2008, 08:52:53 PM »
Right... but does going to law school in Virginia, for example, put me at a big disadvantage for taking the bar in NY?  Plenty of lawyers attend school in one state and take the bar in another.  I thought that the alumni base was the big draw of attending school near where you would like to work.

Given my career goals, I'd like to incur the least debt possible.  My numbers are 3.75, 167... good, not great.  I'm trying to locate schools in the top 50 that will offer a bunch of money.  With those two parameters, my targets are all over the map (geographically speaking).

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