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« on: May 29, 2007, 10:04:11 PM »
I have been pulling my hair out trying to google the name of this movie I watched before, so maybe one of you movie nerds can help me. I assume this movie was somewhat popular because I watched it in class, but the basic premise is this:
A young unmarried couple is renting a tiny, tiny apartment from a screwed up family. The girl in this couple is upset because her husband is working all the time, and she gets her own job from an older man who never pays her for her work. The landlord family has a rebellious daughter who skips school and comes upstairs to smoked, a crazy ex-architect father whose name was I think Dragoljub, and a nosy mother who is obsessed with some TV show (something Ring... maybe Barbara's Ring?).
I know the probability is low that anyone has seen this or can find it, but it's driving me nuts trying to remember it and I've got nothing.
Oh, and another Serbian movie called No Man's Land is great, you should give it a look (you can DL it from mininova).
« on: April 05, 2007, 03:38:11 AM »
...I will take the initiative. Who's ready for the triumphant return of THE OFFICE?!
« on: March 25, 2007, 11:00:15 PM »
Is it possible to obtain student loan funds to buy a car? My car is getting pretty old and I'd like to get a 2-3 year old used car before I go to law school. It's pretty reasonable, at least to me, to consider car payments part of the cost of attendance. Is it feasible to obtain extra loan money from a private lender for this purpose? I'm sure I can't get grad plus loans for it or anything, but either something I could defer payments on until after school or getting extra money for car payments in my regular student loan would be ideal.
« on: March 13, 2007, 12:56:58 AM »
Can anyone tell me some stuff about international law? What do you study? What would you actually do in practice after studying it? It sounds interesting, but I'm not too clear on how it relates to the actually profession of lawyerin'.
« on: March 10, 2007, 08:36:48 PM »
I know that here at Clemson, it's pretty easy for out-of-staters to get in-state tuition beginning their second or third years by establishing South Carolina residency. How difficult a process is this for law school? Specifically in Alabama?
My dilemma... I've got in-state here in South Carolina, and USCar has offered me a half-tuition scholarship. I'm in at Alabama, significantly higher ranked, but with no money. That makes tuition ~$7,500/yr vs. ~$20,000/yr, give or take. If I could get in-state for 2L/3L at Bama and cut that $20k in half, my decision would be pretty easy. Without that, I'm looking at $30k less to stay in-state.
On a semi-related note, I plan to visit USCar next week. Any tips on what to do to leverage for higher scholarship offers (I got 10k/yr from Kentucky and 23k/yr from Miami, as well as acceptances at other considerably higher-ranked schools... see LSN)? I'd really like to somehow pull full tuition from USCar, and I have to believe it's not TOTALLY out of the question. I don't think I could get anything out of Alabama, since USCar isn't exactly a peer school.
« on: January 29, 2007, 12:24:54 PM »
I plan to do Navy JAG after law school for four years before moving on to the private sector. Obviously, pay would not be as great there as it would be going straight to a firm. My question is this -- what do y'all think about my career prospects after JAG? Specifically, will potential employers still care all that much about where I went to law school? Given my plans, would it still be worth paying a great deal of money more to attend a higher-T1 private school (Vandy, Emory) than a lower-T1 state school (Alabama)? Note that I plan to practice in the south, and would consider DC, so prospects north of DC are not relevant to me.
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:41:55 AM »
I guess I'm spoiled from the four acceptances I received in quick succession just before Christmas, but I've had nothing since then. My applications went out toward the end of November, and although some didn't go complete until earlier in January, at least one (my reach, Vandy) was complete 12/18. How bad a sign is it that my applications have been complete for weeks without decision? Are all the people being accepted now just auto-admits and the time for the rest of us to get our decisions is still not here yet?
« on: January 10, 2007, 09:46:48 PM »
I finally got a complete notice from Emory... got a few questions.
They say that they begin the review process in early January. Is that for everyone, or just the wave of applications that included my own?
When, historically, have they started issuing decisions?
Finally, if you have any clue, what would y'all say my odds are (163/3.30/Pacific Isl. [Filipino])? Good shot, perhaps?
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:30:11 AM »
Hey guys, glad to have found this board. It appears to be a valuable resource.
I am beginning my decision process right now. I am a 163/3.30 applicant (Pacific Islander, I'd imagine that's helping me ons ome levels) from South Carolina.
Anyway, so far I've gotten into Richmond, Miami, Kentucky, and Alabama. Richmond's phone call told me I wouldn't know until March, but mentioned something about the outlook being favorable that I'd get full tuition. I only applied there as a backup, and without a full ride I doubt I'd consider it too far. Miami was just an app I sent in because they gave me a fee waiver -- I have little interest in living in Miami for any period of time.
I am liking Kentucky a lot, and Alabama is probably my favorite (although I'm still waiting on Emory, George Mason, and Vandy to let me know). I'm assuming I won't get in at those, so for now I think it's either Bama or Kentucky. I did receive a $10k scholarship from Kentucky (and $23k from Miami), which makes it considerably cheaper than Bama. However, that scholarship is only available to me as an out-of-state applicant so I lose it if I acquire in-state status for my 2L and 3L years, a process which I understand is pretty much automatic if I keep an apartment at school. That means that 2L and 3L, the costs would be basically equal.
I know Bama is ranked a bit higher, maybe even considerably higher (which is fueling my lean to Bama), and I haven't visited either campus yet so I can't claim a personal attachment to either Tuscaloosa or Lexington just yet. Does anyone else have any input? Sorry for the long post!