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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn PT vs. Rutgers-Newark?
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:54:31 AM »
Wait...price...location - none of this is an issue?
Well, I wouldn't know how to decide either then - something has to guide you!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:23:41 AM »
I was going to be 29 when school started but I am on the verge of deferring for a year to work a couple of months more and then travel for about 8 months so I'll be 30 when I start intead.  Am I silly for feeling that one year might make me feel ancient? 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American Waitlist Thread
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:21:40 AM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: *JUST* got into Brooklyn
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:17:02 AM »
I forgot to say congrats too!  Too busy moping over being in my fifth month of pending.

Though, unless they gave me money I can't afford to go there anyway.

I've had a ton of roommates over the years.  If you do it, communication is always key.  Things only go badly when what annoys you festers.  It can be awkward to address someone about how their habits disrupt your lifestyle or make you crazy but it was only when I flat out asked that various roommates stopped clogging the shower drain with hair, scrubbed out the pots they burnt, and took out the garbage. I've also had great roommates which have made my house fun to come home too.  But you should definitley talk about cleaning and schedules.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: *JUST* got into Brooklyn
« on: May 03, 2007, 08:11:10 AM »
So maybe they didn't lose my application...

I know that the DA's office is comeptitive but it isn't like the OP is choosing between Fordham and a school that will give them no options at graduation.  My anecdotal evidence from years of work experience in NY gov't is that there are a great deal of Brooklyn graduates, including Chiefs.  Every summer our office is flooded with interns from Brooklyn Law.  So I really believe the OP could make it work and save some money.  I don't know.  I'm  older - debt is a lot more scary to me than when I was younger

If you really know you want to be a prosecutor, and won't be making big firm money, I would take the scholarship at Brooklyn.  If you look up Fordham's Loan Repayment Program you will see that "Government employees are not eligible for LRAP" - meaning, you won't get any help paying back your loan if you are a prosecutor.  If you don't mind the firm life for a couple of years to make some money to pay back your loans, I would choose Fordham too.  But if your heart is set on being a prosecutor, finacial aid should be a big concern.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Living in New Jersey
« on: April 26, 2007, 11:38:19 AM »
Thank you!  I didn't even know about that option - I just looked up NJ transit and they even have a reduced student fare option.  There is so much I have to learn about this state.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's
« on: April 26, 2007, 07:55:46 AM »
It is dumb.

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