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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Strange Topic of Tattoos
« on: June 14, 2007, 06:15:51 AM »

ha ha, i just got my first tattoo last Fri...being that law school is on the horizon, i got it in a discreet place....but i've worked in two big time hospitals and i have see docs with visible tats (one lady had them on her foot)

Interesting...any strange looks at the docs?

I personally sharply disagree with tattoos, however, I would hope that with proper professional attire, that tattoos would not be that much of an issue. 

Guys or ladies, if you got that sleve back in UG, that's what they have long-sleeve shirts for.  For ladies, if you got that awesome dolphin down the leg, there's always pants.

Sure, but what about if a guy had one on his hand or neck?  Or if a girl had one on her calf or ankle?  She most likely wouldn't wear pants or long skirts every day of her professional life?  Or maybe she would (don't really know).

A girl at my law firm had  tattoos on her forearms- had to wear long sleeves every day, even in the broiling heat. She said she regretted getting them...but then again, who gets a tattoo on their forearm!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: June 11, 2007, 07:50:47 AM »
Got my assignment too....not what I requested, but it's one of the least expensive options so I think I'm sticking with it! Hopefully the roomie will be nice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 04, 2007, 12:26:40 PM »
Anyone giving a sh*t about being considered gunnerish needs a pair of balls anyway. It's your life, the other students are your competition and in less than 3 years none of them will mean sh*t to you.
Actually they'll be the beginning of your professional network and will likely be the people best able to help you bring in business, either for yourself, or your firm, which the sooner and better you can do it, the better it is for your career.

How would my class mates be able to bring me business any better than I would myself? And why would my classmate working at Skadden help me get business at Shearman?

Because eventually your classmate at Skadden will be working in-house. I see it happen all the time- people at my firm bring in new clients by keeping in touch with classmates from law school who either work as counsel for large corporations or started their own companies.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How Much Debt Are You Taking On?
« on: May 29, 2007, 09:12:26 AM »
$55 - $65K, depending on whether I decide to use assets up front or keep more in the bank.

Thank goodness for parents who made sure I was always working, even if it was just part time, and who taught me to save save way I could afford NYU with no scholarship otherwise!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Retake a 169 for UPenn?
« on: May 29, 2007, 06:24:42 AM »
i have a 169/3.90 gpa....should i retake the lsat or is this combo good enough for Penn seeing as how i'm applying early/ maybe binding ED? applying this fall. thx

I had a 169/3.87, applied regular decision (application was sent in mid-October), and was accepted. Write the why Penn essay and a killer personal statement- there's no reason why you wouldn't have a great shot!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Engagment Rings
« on: May 29, 2007, 06:14:08 AM »
Awww, KeNo, I'm sorry....I hope it goes well for you!!

Thanks, it's nothing dramatic though, just takes a while :) Oh, and I expect you to be saving your outlines for me ;)

Of course!!  ;)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Engagment Rings
« on: May 25, 2007, 11:10:18 AM »
Awww, KeNo, I'm sorry....I hope it goes well for you!!

and SF

The three best cities in the world..... No cons :)

Credited!!!  ;D

Canadian Law Students / Re: CRIMINAL RECORD
« on: May 25, 2007, 07:41:44 AM »
If you were deported from the US for criminal reasons, will you even be able to re-enter for law school?? Just a thought...

Financial Aid / Re: Okay so I just did my FAFSA..whats it mean?
« on: May 25, 2007, 07:39:30 AM »
does anyone really know how the FAFSA affects your student loans that you qualify for?

my EFC is 42539

does that mean they expect my estimated family contribution to be $42,539 towards my living expenses for the year?  how am i supposed to come up with that cash when i'm quitting my job to attend law school?

Loans- stafford, gradplus and private. You aren't expected to pay the EFC out of pocket, but you do have to come up with it through loans.

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