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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Arizona or American???
« on: June 19, 2007, 08:42:39 PM »
I just think that for the cost difference, they isn't much difference in the schools.  I guess American would have better political connections for internships and positions???  Though, I have met a good number of UA grads that have gone on to work in DC. 

I decided on Arizona for cost difference, smaller 1L class size, and a better interaction with the school overall.  Thank you for your input and help.

let me also say congrats...

i decided against American for the very same reasons and will probably end up at UA...trying to finalize things now.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: June 19, 2007, 03:32:38 PM »
and im withdrawing.  gotta call up admissions so i can get my partial deposit refund.

i got a last second acceptance to brooklyn.  they're giving me 15k/yr, whereas miami was giving me none.  for me to turn down a 3rd school with a hefty scholarship over miami with no money would be just stupid.  in addition, i was never blown away with the area.  i just got back from NYC and loved the city.  i do eventually plan to end up in S FL...but maybe 5-6 years from now.

fair enough....good luck to ya!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: June 19, 2007, 10:56:22 AM »
Well, to be honest I need to get my finances and life straightened out before I move down.  I was going to have my parents help me out but it would have put a huge strain on them.  Taking the time to work and make some extra cash/pay my debts seems like the right thing to do.  I really wasn't thinking about deferring until they sent the email, but after considering my options it started to make a lot of sense.  Plus, I'm only 21--I'm in no rush.

so your request was approved???

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Not deferring, but sitting out a year???
« on: June 18, 2007, 08:11:15 PM »
yes, I know...I figured I wouldn't have enough time to prep for Sept. of this year and in regards to December, I feel like I may as well wait until next year...

the hard part is that the doubts aren't that serious, its kinda day to day...I'll probably go...I'm just shooting for Midlaw anyway...its doable from where I'm admitted.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Not deferring, but sitting out a year???
« on: June 18, 2007, 07:26:12 PM »
I'm sitting out a year. I got accepted to a top 50 school and got a full ride at a couple of T3's. But something just didnt seem right. I figured I would retake the lsat and apply to better schools. Unfortunately, i didn't realize this until a couple of weeks ago. So I'm out $1000 in tuition deposits.   

yeah but you know $1000 won't mean much in the grand scheme of things...piece of mind in knowing you made the right decision is all that matters...what do you plan on doing???  are you going to re-take the LSAT???

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Reasons to!
« on: June 18, 2007, 03:42:06 PM »
I will be paying full sticker price at my law school starting this fall.  Although I got into my first choice school, I screwed up on the LSAT's logical reasoning questions because I did not study at all and lots of things were going in my life at the time.  To top it off, I applied fairly last minute.

With that said, I am not considering the "option" of deferring my admission, to which I already paid two seat deposits, to spend the next year studying for the LSAT with the hopes of getting a higher score and being offered more money.

First, a deferral is a deferral.  It is not a reapplication.  I don't think a school would consider you for more money because your file has already been reviewed and you have already been accepted.

Second, there is no guarantee that you will score higher on the LSAT or that you will be offered more money.

Third, unless you like your current job or whatever you are doing right now, remember that a year is a long time.  Some may not agree with this, but don't put your life off for 12 months.

I'm in the same boat and started a similar thread today...I think that the key word is commitment.  If you commit to making the most out of your year off, I think it could make all the difference in the world.  My school was overenrolled for the fall, but they said, "one wouldn't automatically keep a scholarship if deferring."

no joke about the bolded portion above.  I sooo want to defer, but at the same time am excited to start law school already!!!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Not deferring, but sitting out a year???
« on: June 18, 2007, 11:00:17 AM »
Going to retake the LSAT?

If I sit out yes, I'd take it again in June '08 and think I could improve by at least 5 points.  Without going into specific numbers, I feel like I could break the top 30 definitely.  I've been working for a few years and am actually happy so I'd just continue doing that for the next year.  I'm being vague only to see if others feel the same way. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: what to do before law school?
« on: June 18, 2007, 10:42:25 AM »
good ideas, I've doing both of these myself.  I've also started writing in a journal for about an hour a night and training myself to keep later hours and go off of fewer hours of sleep.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Not deferring, but sitting out a year???
« on: June 18, 2007, 10:33:20 AM »
definitely...I was working full-time and going out about 3 or 4 nights a week.  I only applied to schools I would consider attending, so there's nothing wrong them.  Its just that there's apart of me that feels like I didn't do everything I could do. 

I had a lot of fun though!!! :D

Incoming 1Ls / Not deferring, but sitting out a year???
« on: June 18, 2007, 10:26:34 AM »
anyone feel like this?

I'm back and forth.

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