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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Posting online - A warning
« on: March 07, 2007, 07:12:37 PM »
I bet this is going to become bigger and bigger news. The XOXO folks don't seem to be backing down (I still don't know if they should or not) and the news that her father is most likely a felon is only going to keep this going much longer. It's an interesting debate, but I feel bad for the girl who's just found herself thrust into the spotlight like this.

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Law School Applications / Re: oh penn where art thou
« on: March 07, 2007, 05:39:12 PM »
Nope, I never called back, as I didn't get the phone message for a few days. I finally received an official emailed welcome today, with password to the admitted student site and such. :)

So count me as a hold -> accepted, from regular decision. (Did not send any additional correspondence after the hold, for whatever that is worth.)

Congrats. There are a bunch of us here who hope to join you.

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I have no advice on the working front, but if you need any help in F part of IVF, I am all game.

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I'm planning to continue working full-time and entering a part-time program. Seattle U's PT program is only 3.5 years, so it really doesn't take much longer to graduate at all. I've also heard repeatedly that there is no concern on the hiring front about PT programs vs. FT.

Personally, I'm not willing to give up where my current career is going. I also rely heavily on the money I make for my lifestyle, and I enjoy that. I do plan to take out student loans of about 18k per year, but I'm not too worried about that. Even at my current salary, I can pay those off after graduation without feeling much pain.

For me, the big decision right now is whether to transfer to the legal dept. (free tuition at Seattle U if I get the internal scholarship) or to, perhaps, transfer to a 30-hour per week job on another team (not too interested in the job itself, but the 30 hours per week sounds nice), or to stick with my current rapidly-rising (but 60-80 hours per week on average) job. I'll be starting school in June, so there is not much time to decide.

I hate to give up my paycheck also but based on many many horror stories I heard about how much work law school requires, I am just not sure whether I can work FT job and attend PT law school at the same time.  Plus, law school is a once in a life time thing so I am not too thrilled about missing out on internships and such by going PT.

I need to make up my mind before April.....  Have to choose class session on my seat deposit form.

Any other non-trads here with any advice?

I realize that LS=/=UG, but I have worked FT the past 3.5 years while I finished up my BS (this was 15 hours a semester). Basically, if I wanted great grades, I had to give up all but Sunday afternoons for hanging out time. This killed two relationships and led me to be unpleasant sometimes. However, I can't claim it didn't pay off in the long run. I finished UG with very little debt and that will be paid off by my buyout. Now without working, I can't imagine studying 5 hours a day will be much tougher than what I have already been doing. If you can give up the vast majority of your social activities, I think that working + FT LS is doable. If not, you'll be boned down the line.

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I have nothing to add, both options are better than what I've got, so I don't think you can lose. I just wanted to add that it is Ketel One and Ketel One>Grey Goose.

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There seems to be some confusion on the location of Georgetown Law that I thought I could help clear up--It's not in G-town with the main campus.  It's downtown and it is in a relatively unsafe area that definitely does get shady late at night.  Neither I nor any of my girlfriends would feel comfortable wandering around there late at night by ourselves. I'm not saying that you have to fear for you life, but it's certainly not anything like Georgetown undergrad.

Thank you Kitty. There is a homeless shelter right next to the law school, not the safest associates and I posted a map of Metro-related murders. While GULC =/= Darfur, it also isn't the best locale.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell vs GULC
« on: March 05, 2007, 02:58:52 PM »
Aside from COL, I'm interested in the career prospects. I'm interested in gov't/public interest. I am in at both schools, and I don't know if I'll get any money at either. Why does Cornell place so low in for gov't/public interest? It's something like 4-6% combined. I know it won't be able to match up with GULC as far as that career path goes, but if Cornell gives me some money and Georgetown doesn't (I am not holding my breath for either), would I be doomed to a biglaw life?

I think it is the makeup of the people who go to Cornell, more than the reputation of the school. I believe that someone asked a similar question on the Admitted website and there were a few answers posted by people who work for the school.

haha that was me. i'm not sure if i buy their answer that some students go straight to private firms to pay off debt, though. wouldn't this be the case at other schools too?

Ha! Well, it probably won't help that much then. Just from thinking about it, the low numbers could be a good or a bad thing. There is less competition amongst Cornell grads for the gov't and PI jobs, where as GULC has a lot of kids looking for those jobs, so that might make it a little easier. However, the contacts and network someone from GULC would have won't exist for a Cornell grad. As for why, I have to think that most people who go to Cornell look at the school as a pipeline into Bignortheastlaw, whereas GULC attracts politicos and people in DC who have other plans.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell vs GULC
« on: March 05, 2007, 02:51:56 PM »
Aside from COL, I'm interested in the career prospects. I'm interested in gov't/public interest. I am in at both schools, and I don't know if I'll get any money at either. Why does Cornell place so low in for gov't/public interest? It's something like 4-6% combined. I know it won't be able to match up with GULC as far as that career path goes, but if Cornell gives me some money and Georgetown doesn't (I am not holding my breath for either), would I be doomed to a biglaw life?

I think it is the makeup of the people who go to Cornell, more than the reputation of the school. I believe that someone asked a similar question on the Admitted website and there were a few answers posted by people who work for the school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell ASW: March 9
« on: March 05, 2007, 02:45:07 PM »
I'll be there, too.  Coming from Ohio.  I'm staying for the Friday night events, but I might leave relatively early on Saturday since it's a 7ish hour drive.

And I'm thinking casual attire is a good idea.  :)

Be careful driving. We are getting clobbered in Rochester today and it's supposed to stay crappy for a little bit. A lot of counties are under no travel advisories, but hopefully it will clear up by Thursday.

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Law School Applications / Re: Did I Screw myself?
« on: March 02, 2007, 09:54:04 PM »
  I know this site makes it look like everyone is passing you by, but there really aren't that many people with a better score than you. 

This is what makes it so tough. Between here and XOXO it seems like the median LSAT grade hovers around a 174 or so. Plus, I have some pretty hard knocks on my app that I have to make up somehow. (Flunking out of school and the like.) Either way, where I end up is where I'm supposed to be, so there is no use in worrying too much.

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