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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Interesting e-mail from Chicago...
« on: April 26, 2007, 04:29:31 PM »
"Dear ljg,

We have received your response form indicating that you fully expect to begin at the University of Chicago Law School in September, 2007.   We look forward to having you a part of the Law School community and a member of the Class of 2010.  Since you have said that you are definitely coming to Chicago, any deposits, letters of intent or outstanding applications to other law schools should be withdrawn......"

Interestingly enough, I let them know weeks ago that I was withdrawing via e-mail, and NEVER sent in a response form. I could understand getting an e-mail to the effect of "we haven't heard back from you yet, what's the deal?" if they somehow lost my e-mail, but to get one saying that I had committed myself to attending Chicago??? Ballsy.  ;)


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / NYU 2010 Housing
« on: April 17, 2007, 10:29:28 AM »
Sorry, accidentally posted this twice....locking the topic so there is only one thread going!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / NYU 2010- Where are you living??
« on: April 17, 2007, 10:28:29 AM »
Mercer, D'Agostino or off campus?? Why?

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Where should I go next fall? / NYU Class of 2010
« on: April 12, 2007, 08:49:15 AM »
So today is the day- I'm sending in my seat deposit to NYU (unless I chicken out!). Who else is gonna be part of the class of 2010??

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I was looking at the NYU admitted students' website, specifically at the online intent to enroll form. The statement you have to electronically sign is as follows:

"I plan to enroll at NYU School of Law in Fall 2007. I have no commitment to attend another law school, have not deferred enrollment at another law school, will not apply to another law school, and have withdrawn from other law schools to which I was admitted. I have reviewed the information about the Law School's laptop requirement and I agree to abide by its terms. I understand that all students, whether in the J.D. or Graduate Division, enrolled in or registered for any course at New York University School of Law are required to have, for exams and other purposes, a Windows-based PC laptop with a wireless Internet connection (one that meets the minimum specifications). Every student is required to type his or her exams on a computer, and handwriting will not be permitted on exams."

Are they serious? What about those of us who will probably still be waiting to hear back from schools when the intent to enroll deposit due date comes around?? Can they actually hold you to that if, say, you get into a school late and decide to go?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Parents driving you nuts re: $$?
« on: April 04, 2007, 09:00:00 PM »
Is it just me, or is anyone else having a really hard time explaining law school finances to their parents? My mother in particular is driving me nuts about possibly passing up scholarships to go to NYU. She doesn't understand why I would do that, and the size of the debt scares her- so, she brings out the "Jewish guilt" and makes me feel like I'm a 5 year old making a very bad decision. Consequently, I spend a good amount of time on the phone with my father, almost in tears and feeling like I'm financially irresponsible.

Keep in mind that my parents are not paying for law school- I can pay for about $100K from savings/investments, and will pay the other $90K with loans (assuming I go to NYU, which is crazy expensive).

An I alone here, or can you relate? How are you guys handling this?

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Where should I go next fall? / BC- stingy with merit aid?
« on: February 27, 2007, 10:43:22 AM »
So I just spent some time on the phone with a financial aid office at BC, talking about merit aid scholarships. As way of background, I am from Boston, did my undergrad degree in Boston, have my boyfriend/family in Boston and will most likely end up practicing in Boston. This makes BC highly desirable for me, even though I've been admitted to higher ranked schools.

I have received full tuition scholarships at BU and GW, as well as half tuition at Duke, so I thought it was worth a shot to call BC and see what they could do for me. The finaid officer basically told me that they don't consider merit aid a priority, and if they do award merit aid often times you won't find out about it until after the seat deposit deadlines have long passed. She also said it would make no difference to send in copies of the scholarship offers from other schools.

Can anyone confirm that BC actually follows this policy of giving little to no merit aid (as opposed to just taking a hard line over the phone)? Has anyone received/know someone who has received merit aid from them? Sadly, I don't think I could choose BC over Penn, or Michigan, or most of the other schools on my list if I would be paying full price at both... :-[

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Where should I go next fall? / Help with school choices
« on: January 19, 2007, 01:24:29 PM »
Hi all,

I've been reading this board for a while, but this is my first post. LSDers seem to be a pretty helpful bunch, and I could really use some help narrowing down the final list of schools I'm choosing between.

I'm in the incredibly lucky situation of being admitted to the following schools:

Northwestern
Duke, with $60,000 over three years
GW, with $120,000 over three years plus free 1L housing
Georgetown
BC
BU
Penn
Michigan
Chicago
NYU

I am waiting to hear back from UVA and Columbia, and am on hold at Harvard. Stats, for those that are interested, are 3.87 and 169.

Which school would you pick, and why? Any that you would cross off? Obviously I will be thrilled with whichever school I end up picking, but am having a hard time narrowing it down right now.

Thanks!!


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