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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone bringing pets?
« on: March 10, 2007, 09:41:40 PM »
I'm bringing my Pomeranian.  I'm hoping we can find an affordable dog-walking service wherever I end up.

I'm bringing two beagles and I'm trying to find decent housing that doesn't charge $500 extra per pet per year.  Luckily they are the world's laziest dogs so after our morning walks they sleep most of the day till I or my wifetobe gets home at 2 or 3 pm. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Alabama Thread
« on: March 10, 2007, 09:34:30 PM »
Thinking about ditching FL for AL, or is your summer endeavor to write a travel book?

def thinking about leaving floriduh.  theres more negatives than positives these days.

so, looking for somewhere in the south thats kinda cheap, warm, and fun.

with not too much traffic!!(thats you atlanta!)

Say you go to Bama then you might end up looking for a job in Mobile.  Mobile is overall a pretty nice city and its negative aspects are turning around (massive 1960's downtown decay).  Its still got a long ways to go.  Its a Southern coastal city with a little bit of Charleston, some of Savannah, and some of New Orleans, but not enough  of the charms particular to those cities to compete with them.  Unfortunately it does share some of their problems.  The nightlife is pretty rough and the downtown bar scene is something similar to the "Double Deuce" in Road House.  Amazing cause during the day the same area is great to walk around and hang out.  The Symphony is great, the Seafood is excellent, and the Bay and Wildlife regions are some of the best (again if you like southern coastal deltas).  I hear job wise the city can be insulated and only take native mobilians but you can still find a toehold in the market.  Anyway, this is a tidbit of information.  Good luck wherever you end up.

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Financial Aid / Re: An EFC of 0 ????
« on: March 10, 2007, 09:17:15 PM »
I've gotten a couple of preliminary aid packages, so I can say this much: my EFC was slightly less than $10K.  School 1 gave me the full amount of subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans, about 1/2 tuition in scholarship $$, $4K in work-study funds, and the rest of the attendance cost in private loans.  School 2 gave me the full amount of Stafford loans, a full-tuition scholarship, and a tiny private loan I won't be taking ($136 - not worth it).  Neither school mentioned a thing about EFC and I didn't see it reflected anywhere.

So, it doesn't seem like there's any need to panic about EFCs unless your school calculates financial aid vastly differently than these do.

Can you clarify for me?  I don't think I understand the "full amount of Stafford loans"- does this mean that the Stafford loans by themselves would have covered the entire expected cost of living?

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 10, 2007, 09:12:30 PM »
Enh, screw the "rules".  Nobody's in charge here -- it's not like they were made up by a moderator.  I agree with whoever said that there aren't very many acceptances these days, and there's no harm in congratulating people.  If someone wants to start the crankypants no-congratulating acceptances thread, they can do it.

We're not being cranky...just trying to use this thread to find out who is getting accepted, to what schools, with what numbers, and at what time.  But instead the thread was turning into a "who can post the most redundant congrats" competition.  Like I said earlier, if you really care about someone and what to send them your congrats, try a personal email.  It sounds more sincere to me than posting the same exact message 20 times in a row and just changing the recipientís name.  Just my opinion....

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In case anyone wanted to know, the online edition launches March 30 and the mag comes out April 1st

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/store/products/gradpreorder_index.htm

So...how does this effect people who have April 1st seat deposits?  Will you wait for the issue to make sure your school didn't drop, and then overnight your deposit?  Or send it in and just pray?

You should have a plethora of other factors besides just one magazine's ranking to consider when choosing a law school.  So unless the drop or improvement is a major change (say dropping 30 positions or going from T1 to T2) or it's a continuation of a decade long downward spiral, I don't think the 2008 USNews rankings should significantly alter your plans.  Besides the hiring firms usually have their own "ranking system" which isn't going to radically change because the 2007 USNews gave W&L a 22 and the 2008 gave them just a 26.   

A plethora of other factors?  Like what?  I'm basing my entire career on what USNews says.

If you are even thinking about changing your school choice because of the upcoming issue then, basically, you are basing your career on what USNews says.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Next rankings - predictions
« on: March 09, 2007, 08:53:59 PM »
who here is going to use the next rankings to decide where to go?

Not exclusively, but I definitely plan to take any movement into account.

Finally, back to subject...Somebody may have already mention this, but what's the word on the street about George Mason.  Will it continue its fast climb or stabilize?

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But to be fair I hope Georgia stays in the T35, but that's just icing on the cake and not a legit reason to throw out the whole cake for something else.

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Law School Applications / Re: Any other GPA/LSAT splitters?
« on: March 09, 2007, 08:20:06 PM »
sub 2.5 + 168 here.

In at W&L, WL @ GWU, in @ IU-B w/ $30k, in @ GMU FT, Seton Hall etc.

Waiting on UMich/NU now.

I withdrew from all my Tier 2 and lower schools except Houston after I got in at W&L, GMU and IU-B.

Looking at LSN, I'm figuring something outside of the 168 helped you for W&L.  Am I right?  Got great soft factors?

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In case anyone wanted to know, the online edition launches March 30 and the mag comes out April 1st

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/store/products/gradpreorder_index.htm

So...how does this effect people who have April 1st seat deposits?  Will you wait for the issue to make sure your school didn't drop, and then overnight your deposit?  Or send it in and just pray?

You should have a plethora of other factors besides just one magazine's ranking to consider when choosing a law school.  So unless the drop or improvement is a major change (say dropping 30 positions or going from T1 to T2) or it's a continuation of a decade long downward spiral, I don't think the 2008 USNews rankings should significantly alter your plans.  Besides the hiring firms usually have their own "ranking system" which isn't going to radically change because the 2007 USNews gave W&L a 22 and the 2008 gave them just a 26.   

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone in this boat?
« on: March 09, 2007, 06:05:47 PM »
well i guess noone is in this boat..

i was just wondering how normal it is for schools to take so long (at least 5 months) in making decisions. i know i'm a borderline candidate for most schools i applied to (given my lsat) but come on..either accept, or reject me!

Check out LSN.  You can see that many borderline candidates are still in hell after many months of waiting.  My sympathies to you.  A month is about all I can stand.

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