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hah. its so good to hear that there are others as obnoxious as I.

my SO wants to do law school next cycle so he is pretty interested in the process but i talk about it enough to get even him burned out. but sometimes talking about it with him drives me crazy because he hasn't taken the LSAT so he doesn't know what he'll get so he focuses on all of the amazing people going to top 10 schools thinking he'll be one of them. which he might be. and wont that be tough on the relationship...

those of you with the 1L SOs or those that are applying the same time as your SO, is competition ever an issue? or is love above all that?

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In your circumstances, go to Loyola, no contest.

agreed!
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In your circumstances, go to Loyola, no contest.
What about Loyola vs. Pepperdine?  No money from either


Sorry to hijack thread!

ummm, this one is tougher...

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Law School Admissions / Re: Tacit Deferral?
« on: April 13, 2007, 04:33:27 PM »
thanks! i actually called a week or so ago and they said my file was "Ready for Review" which i inferred to me "Untouched" and that they wanted to have almost all decisions by early May. I said, thanks. . . not that i was thankful, but mostly to avoid some weird sort of blacklist "bitchey" tag attached to my file.

i hope you get good news (and soon)! whats the deal with the law panel? is it just for informational purposes for next year applicants?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Tacit Deferral?
« on: April 13, 2007, 03:56:50 PM »
i know someone that worked at the hastings admissions office and he said they gave everyone an index number and sorted according to that. he didnt talk about who they got to first, but he made it sound like they barely read the people at the super top top and uber bottom of the index.

i know that doesn't help. but im bored and i felt like sharing. goodluck, though. i know back in Feb i thought i couldnt wait any longer and now its mid-april and i've somehow survived the waiting. i'd like to surrender and declare my last school's decision meaningless if it doesn't arrive within the next month but i know i still want it bad.

theres a reason people play hard to get. because it works.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Let Me Help You Calculate Payments.
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:00:31 AM »


i want to play. i apparently like being depressed AND bored at work.

135K at Texas (hopefully an overestimate) and let's say I try to pay it off in 5 years..

To pay it off in five years you're looking at $2,660.45/month. You'd end up paying $159,626.43 on that 135K.

wow, and everyone still thinks turning down a full-ride at a lower tier one is a good idea, eh?

yea, me too.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Let Me Help You Calculate Payments.
« on: April 13, 2007, 10:47:57 AM »
i want to play. i apparently like being depressed AND bored at work.

135K at Texas (hopefully an overestimate) and let's say I try to pay it off in 5 years..

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USC v. UT
« on: April 10, 2007, 07:02:39 PM »
at the risk of looking dumb and not getting into USC...

I think its a really tough call, personally, Im in California, so USC has an edge because I want to practice here. Something that I think is tricky for anyone paying close to the full price tag on both schools is the 7 grand or more that USC costs for tuition and the 10 grand a year extra cost of living (supposedly). But I read that USC has a much higher average grant per student, so maybe it evens out? Debt after graduation stats dont tell you a damn thing about UT because they lump in-state and out of staters.

Are you out of state? If not, I'd think automatically, UT. Or whatever your scholarship dictates. I believe you have similar prospects graduating from either school.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: pre 1L breakups
« on: April 09, 2007, 05:49:51 PM »
ooo, I'm so glad someone brought this up! My boyfriend and I have only been together 6 months and he is going to move with me because he is graduating and wants to take a year off and apply to law school next cycle. we were definitely going to break up if he wasn't moving.

the tricky part about breaking it off too soon before moving is sticking to it. If you share friends, and a life, it might not be feasibly to artificially end the relationship before you have to. I'm not suggesting waiting, but I could understand holding out, even if its not what is best for the other person.


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: UT ASW March 28/29
« on: April 06, 2007, 10:59:30 AM »
I havent seen another thread on this... UT people seem to be less active on LSD then others. I went to the ASW though and OMG, Austin is effing awesome. I had never been to the city before and the school was just as amazing. I went to Berkeley for undergrad and would occasionally work in the law library and UT has Boalt beat for facilities, hands down.

As for the info at the ASW, the most interesting thing to me was the Dean's explanation of UT's drop in the USNews rankings. He explained that it had to do with the number of people they reported as studying for the bar in the winter, whom were counted by USnews as "seeking employment".

I think I'm going to UT in the fall, let me know if you have any other questions i can help with!

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i agree!! tell tell!!


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