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Financial Aid / Re: CitiBank: horrible customer service
« on: July 06, 2007, 08:16:18 PM »
This is a damn sad thread. I hope you people are going to T14 schools.

Just wondering but how much do you get paid per hour for posting here? If you're not paid to do this then you're wasting your time. What kind of person spends all day talking down to people? Do you have nothing else to do? Oh wait, I've figured it out. Wiimote works for CitiBank!  :P

Incoming 1Ls / Re: McGeorge School of Law - 2010
« on: June 30, 2007, 07:35:04 AM »

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: USD next year
« on: June 29, 2007, 10:05:47 PM »
... wanting to and being able to are two different things...

USD already has one of the highest median LSAT score of any tier 2 because they can pull better students due to location.

If anything it should be easier to get into in the next couple years.  Some students may mark it off the list because of the fluctuations in USNWR rankings

I agree. I think that getting into USD will become slightly easier but that's not saying much since the average LSAT is significantly higher than that of most T2's. On the other hand, I got into USD this year (before anybody knew this years rankings and decided not to apply) with a 161/3.07 even though last years average was a 163/3.43 and on top of that I received 16K a year. So there is no telling how you will fare. I didn't think that I would even get into USD outright since I'm not a URM but I've been pleasantly surprised. So take a chance and apply. Statistics do not determine the outcome, the quality of your application does that.  ;)

When will I give up on waitlists? I gave up on the only waitlist that I cared to stay on yesterday. I didn't really care about my waitlists since I got rejected by my first two choices and accepted by my third with a scholarship. Yet if I really wanted to attend a school that I was waitlisted at then I would've stayed on until school started. Luckily, I didn't have to worry about other acceptances once I got into USD.

The less prestigious degree and the big debt load both do the same thing: they reduce the number of opportunities you have.  Both close some doors, while the lack of debt or the prestigious degree open a lot of other ones.  Law students just need to be cognizant of that.  I think a lot of people have preconceived notions about this, and don't recognize that it's always going to be a trade off.

In that case, I'm very lucky to have received my biggest scholarship from my best acceptance in my region of the country. In any event, as someone once put it on this site or another; if you choose the school with more prestige you'll be kicking yourself for the next ten years every time you write out that check for the student loans but if you choose the lesser school, you'll be kicking yourself for the rest of your life for passing up an excellent opportunity. I'm not saying that this will always occur but it most likely will and it does seem worthwhile to sacrifice ten years of pay for a lifetime of rewards. Right now you may be thinking about saving a few thousand dollars over the next three years but over the life of your career you're going to lose money if you attend that T3. You stated yourself that this T1 in another state does well in your state. Why do you think that's the case? It's probably not because the T3 in your state isn't producing enough attorneys. Think on that.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted @ Loyola-LA
« on: June 27, 2007, 11:45:59 PM »
I withdrew from the Loyola waitlist today so you guys have one less person to compete with. I wasn't going to attend anyway so there was no point in being on it. Good luck to the rest of you!

So wouldn't it be smarter just to take T3 w/ $$$ for my 1L year, and see what happens?

No, it would be smarter to not sell yourself short.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: make a decision for me already!!!
« on: June 26, 2007, 09:31:30 PM »
Romans, any reason you got rid of your avatar where you looked autistic?

Stop hijacking this thread and wasting space on the internet!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: make a decision for me already!!!
« on: June 26, 2007, 01:10:37 AM »
I would go to Emory but you're probably going to get off of one of those waitlists so it may or may not matter which school you choose right now. In any event, Emory is very well known and has great quality of life. I also think that it has the strongest reputation but that's just based on what I've heard from others.

Just to review, this was the original post you made.
The OP is WLed at: michigan, duke, cornell, texas, and vanderbilt
You told him that his decision is not that important.  I would say this post urges OP to make a hasty and "temporary" decision.
Blah blah, insert the part where I laugh about being called stupid by the guy who has had other threads started about his misguided postings.
I'm sure you're very nice in person, but boy I hope you do a lot of proofreading when you write.

I did not tell the OP that his decision was not important and it was not meant to be a temporary decision. If that is how you took my first post then I apologize for that. What I am saying is that the OP should make a choice, Emory, and then plan out what he would do if he were to be taken off of one or more of his waitlists. I've seen too many people on here that did not plan on getting off their waitlists and when they were accepted they didn't have the time to visit. This caused them to either reject the school that they just got accepted at or it created a panic to find housing and get information on the school. My intention here was not to say that the OP was certainly going to get into schools that he was waitlisted at but rather that he should consider the possibility and form a plan if he were to be accepted. He should attend Emory and if a waitlist comes up then he should consider attending the school at that point. That's exactly what you were saying as well. The only caveat is that he will be caught with his pants down if he doesn't research those schools now. If he's serious about getting in off those waitlists then he should accept Emory, write LOCI's, and prepare a plan of action if accepted off a waitlist.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: make a decision for me already!!!
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:55:23 AM »
wow roman, you're an a-hole... I must have gotten WL'ed at USD cause Im not a big enough shitbag, although thats hard to imagine, cause my numbers were certainly better than yours.

No, you got waitlisted at USD because you are a complete loser. Sure, your numbers may be better than mine but the committee could see through all that. They knew that you were a fucktard and they don't want that type of sh*t on campus. Have fun at Cooley!

Best of luck next year, just hope USD doesnt slip to T3, or you may have to be running off that filthy mouth while managing a burger king.

This coming from the guy who started cursing at me in his first post here. *cough* hypocrite *cough*

Thats cute how you typed hypocrite while you interweb coughed.  Where'd you learn to do that?

I was simply using accurate descriptions of you and your behavior, after reading 3 pages of you being a complete ass to anyone who disagreed with you.

That's not accurate. I did not say anything negative about dashrashi and that's because she never insulted me. I was only rude to those that dismissed me or insulted me. Dashrashi didn't do either of those so there was no need to give her a taste of her own medicine. You on the other hand started off with an attack, so what did you expect?

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