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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Negotiating with schools for $
« on: June 30, 2007, 11:43:33 AM »
If you ding a school, fill out their surveys etc.  I was cordial and honest and Akron wound up offering me a LOT more money after I rejected them.

I was pretty damn sure I was going to school there for about a week, but then I found out I'd successfully used their offer to get St. Thomas (Minneapolis) to increase from 20k/yr to a full scholly.


I did the LSAT, as well as all of my undergraduate study, with a hangover.

It could happen to you some day, if you just put your mind to it:

As per the email:

Actually, here is what you need to carry the full-tuition portion of the award through to graduation:

End Fall 2007: 2.3

End Spring 2008: 2.5

End Spring 2009: 3.3

So, let’s say, for example, you carry a 2.7 all through law school. You will have gotten years 1 and 2 paid for by the full-tuition portion, plus (in effect) year 3 “up front” in the form of the $15,000 stipend (assuming you get Ohio residency after your first year, which is likely…see for clarification on Ohio residency rules). If you carry at least a 3.3, you get all three years paid for plus $15,000 cash.

how easy is ohio residency?  We're talking 26K vs 16K. 

Right now I'm considering 60K @ St. Thomas - MN gauranteed.

Full tuition +15K stipend

In addition, the cumulative GPA required to continue the full-tuition portion of the award into the second year has been reduced from 3.30 (roughly the top 10% of the class) to 2.50, which is roughly the top 60% of the class.

Does that mean it still takes a 3.3 to get from fall to spring?

I'm so skeptical...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 19, 2007, 07:23:09 AM »
b/c if you go about every 6 months w/ out a drink then get hammered and make an ass out of yourself one night and decide you are an alcoholic you are too sensitive and being hard on yourself.  you do not have a dependence on alcohol, you're just an idiot who can't hold his liquor.

Just because my hand doesn't tremble if I don't have a morning scotch doesn't mean I don't have a problem.  When alcoholics (my operative definition) enjoy drinking, they are not in control of it, or when they are in control of it, they aren't enjoying it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« on: June 18, 2007, 12:53:10 PM »
I coulda got OneNote 2007 for $39 through the University of Wisconsin -  [Any]'s software deal.

But instead I got an Office 2007 package that included that (and word, etc) for $79.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 18, 2007, 12:51:27 PM »
Alcoholics are the ones that *need* AA, while the Binge/Irresponsible/Immature Drinkers will ultimately be able to "just stop."

I think I'm that one.  5 weeks an still going, despite tons of opportunity for free beer.

Bartending on weekends probably isn't my best job choice ever.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 14, 2007, 03:44:56 PM »
Why would anyone ever want to stop drinking?

I can think of a few reasons. 

What if you were getting hammered 4 or 5 nights a week in college.  That's cool.  It's just a college phase, even if your GPA is a 2.7.  What if you woke up after blackouts next to girls whose name you didn't even know?  What if you got drunk and hooked up with a random the night before the LSAT (and have a below average test day --167).  What if you might've knocked up some hippie a month later, only you won't know if the kid is yours until it's born in august --days before law school orientation.  And then what if you got blackout drunk about a dozen more times after that.  Then one morning you wake up naked and confused (you always wake up this way after a blackout, although you don't think you've ever woke up in urine before) having been banned from your favorite bar.  You have no idea what you did, but it must have been horrible because you're a very regular customer and an excellent tipper. 

Then you get to thinking... the banstick from your favorite bar is an all-time low.  Waking up in your own fluids and impregnating some dumb girl didn't stop you, but banned from your bar...  Then you get to thinking that you should've drown in your own vomit a long time ago... and if you don't shape up quick you'll fu(k up law school.

...that'd probably make you wanna stop.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 14, 2007, 08:12:12 AM »
To OP:

I'm assuming from the post that you're trying to, in the parlance of alcoholics, "white-knuckle", i.e. go from being a heavy drinker to total abstinence, and I would suggest, (and sincerely hope that by doing so I didn't offend in any way) that there is a secret club that is absolutely free of charge and helps people in this transition.

Moderation has failed miserably, and repeatedly.  Cold turkey has never been tried in earnest, until now.

As for your club:
I (the prideful possessor of a huge ego) have fundamental qualms with groupthink, group identity, and submitting my will to a "higher power" (step 4 of 12, I believe).

I'll stick with my way for now.  Tomorrow will be 5 weeks without a drop.  If that fails, I'll go to a meeting. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 02:05:53 PM »
Either way... It'd be damn tough to brief cases every day while trying to remember to change change the litter box and clean out the cage.  I don't know if I'd be good at that.

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