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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Sports Law
« on: March 28, 2007, 06:24:38 AM »
Also, no good law school will send you out into the world prepared to do only sports law.  You'll probably be able to take some classes in sports law, maybe even do a concentration, but you're not going to get a "J.D. in Sports Law" the way you could get a "B.A. in Philosophy" or whatever.  The vast majority of specialized legal training occurs on the job, law school just gives you the skills and background to apply what you will learn.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: GW or Temple?
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:02:45 AM »
I'd go with GW. The rankings difference is significant, and Temple is competing with Penn and Villanova at least for the Philly jobs. GW gives you A) a better school rep and B) diversity factor--you're not one more Temple grad when job-hunting season comes around. The exception would be if you got major money from Temple, but even then, I'd think about it.

Actually, according to a friend who graduated last year from GULC but knew all along that she wanted to come back to Philly, her choice of schools lost her jobs here (she was actually told this in one interview).  Being "one more Temple grad" would have been preferable, in her opinion, for finding a Philly job.  Philly employers tend to be very loyal to their schools, and there are a vast number of Temple/Villanova grads in the law firms here, so if you're really intent on practicing in Philly, going to one of the law schools here is a good idea.  If you're not completely sure, then GW would probably be a better choice.

I was impressed, and I'm very happy with my decision to go.  I just need to mail my paperwork on Monday  ;D

cmickey and Booya, I'm sorry I didn't see you guys...there were so many people, I wasn't sure who to be looking for.  Hopefully I'll get to meet you in August, though!

Gotcha.  Thanks -- I know how to use a computer but nothing about what goes into them.  But smaller, faster, and cooler sounds like a good combo to have  :)

What is Santa Rosa?  I apologize if this is something I ought to know, but unfortunately I don't  ???

People, please use Wikipedia before you ask questions.  :P

Um...I googled it and found a lot of stuff about California.  I was pretty sure that wasn't what s/he was referring to, so I asked.  And the stuff in the link you gave means virtually nothing to me anyway -- all I got out of it is that it's a new processor but I'm not sure what's better about it than any of the other ones out there.  Sorry.

What is Santa Rosa?  I apologize if this is something I ought to know, but unfortunately I don't  ???

Me, too.  All my piccies that I could have used for a self-'tar are on my home computer, though, and I won't be home before tomorrow.  So I won't be immediately recognizable  :(

Cosigned.  My parents had this kind of arrangement with my grandparents when I was little, and when my brother came along, and I can honestly say that it was the absolute best thing.  Much better than day care with some stranger, and my brother and I (especially him, though) are still really close to my grandmother.  Having had that experience is what makes me very sad that I live several hours from my parents and probably will continue to do so when I'm married and have a family.  I wish my kids could have grandparents who are present and involved in their lives.

As long as you get along well with your parents and know that your stepmother isn't going to end up feeling taken advantage of or teaching bad habits to your little one, this seems like a great solution for you.  And 20 or 30 minutes for a commute really isn't that bad.

Financial Aid / Re: An EFC of 0 ????
« on: March 22, 2007, 12:49:05 PM »
It probably would lower your EFC but not enough to make much of a difference.  I wouldn't bother resubmitting the FAFSA if that's the only reason for doing it.

However, paying off your CC is a very good idea because the student budget doesn't take CC debt payments into account. As long as you keep the balance on the card clear, it'll put you in a good position for starting school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Housing options for 0L at UPenn for fall 2007?
« on: March 21, 2007, 07:56:04 PM »
I actually can't ride a bike either.  Well, technically I know how but if I tried it in the city, I'd end up in traction.  I just mentioned it because it seems like a great way to get around and helps keep you from getting stuck in traffic.  It would probably be easier to get around with one, but if I had a great apartment in Old City I don't think I'd give it up unless I was leaving Philly completely.

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