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Good luck to you as well. I dont think I am more driven than anyone else. Times are hard, so brothers have to be. I didn't spend that much money for the paralegal certificate. It only cost about 1500 or so at a local community college. I went to the Admitted Student Luncheon, and had a chance to talk with two professors about my career aspirations. A fellow 0L was sitting there and just giving me this icey stare the entire time we were talking. I didn't dominate the conversation or anything, but the professors seemed to be excited that I knew what I wanted to do and had a plan on how to achieve it. I am still tripping off how that chick was mean mugging me the entire time. lol.

 :D (to the bolded)

Puleeze, I have no time for those who choose to hate for whatever reasons.
What she should have been doing was taking pointers.....

My paralegal certificate was about $2500(tuition for 9 months)....I did it a UCLA (extension program).

$1500 = not much money....hahahaha maybe for you but at this point that's a whole lot of paper for me. LOL (this LS process has let me dry in that dept but not bitter :)

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WVU...for the most part yes. I know I sound hopeful but I would really like to transfer to Univ of MD, GULC, UVA, GWU, or UNC-CH. I took too long to get my apps out due to money shortages, and got dinged at all of the above. Either way, I think I should do pretty well in law school. I recieved my paralegal certificate a couple of days ago and interned at some non-profit law firms. I don't mind graduating from there because the JD/MBA program can be completed in three years, and they also offer a graduate certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation. It takes a summer to complete the certificate in the Business school and it fits with my SEC aspirations.

Wow, JD/MBA program...nice! a lot of work but I know it will be worth it :).

I want to transfer as well BUT for now I want to do well my first year PERIOD. regardless if I'm doing so to transfer or continue at NCCU. Ideally, I would want to transfer but I think it would depend on the amount of schloarship I can get from the school I want to transfer to (chances are not much). I want to do public interest/counseling and we all know those positions do not pay big bucks so coming out with minimal debt is my primary goal.

I recieved my paralegal certificate last year -program was geared towards civil lit. At the end of the day, I did not want a paralegal gig...I know, I know, A major waste of money, time etc etc but I DO think it will help in that I have a grasp of how to IRAC cases (found out how beneficial this was when I went to visit law schools in my area and talked to some of the students) and how to manuever around lexisnexus, research cases etc etc.

Based on everything you've said Paper Chaser, I think you are incredibly driven so good luck in everything you do!!

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Yeah I am watching my two year old daughter while typing on here so sometimes I may lose sight of my point. I am orginally from Charlotte,NC. You will love it!!! The Raliegh/Durham/Chapel Hill area is a wonderful academic area. I orginally planned on moving my family after graduation due to the cost of living and ease of the environment. I have my sights set on working in DC, Northern VA, Charlotte, or Atlanta as a securities/ corporate lawyer. Now NC is a litte slower than Cali so that is the major thing to know. Akso don't pick on the Southern accent---we hate that.

Oh, I know I will love it!! I have a good friend who lives in Charlotte, and I fly back and forth to Houston, TX (mainly for personal trips on the weekends) So, I dont mind the Southern accent in the least bit. Slow is exactly what I'm looking for...I only applied to one school in CA, the rest were in the south and east coast. I have too many distractions out here (family, board member of several church organizations, etc etc). and I think I've already mentioned a change of environment.

Your blog is interesting...funny interesting :) 

Have you pretty much decided on WVU??

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I dont mind walking but it's nice that things are within walking distance.. :).

I plan to stay on the east coast for a good while....5-7 years or so before I THINK about moving back to the west coast - if the thought even comes up. Love LA but I need a change of environment for many reasons. I know everyone probably says that and ends up hating their decision but hey you only live once right.....I would really like to work a year or two in-state after graduation and then move to Atlanta...that's the goal for now.


it's funny that you mention the administration just now.....I left a message about 30 minutes ago on the status of my enrollment ppwk/deposit that I mailed off on Tuesday(Yes, I have learned to follow up on EVERYTHING I send them) and I amazingly got a call back just now. I'm actually quite shocked....I was expecting a call back in at least 3 days at the most 5...

Thanks for the heads up on the refund check..I plan to have a cushion when I move for that exact reason...sad but I guess one should mentally prepare themself the flaws within the administration :(

I think you meant to write in-state tuition is great. If so, YES! it is! - but I have to wait 12 mos to reap the benifits  :-\

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My acceptance came in a small white envelope...3 sheets (congrats sheet, financial aid ppwk and an intent to enroll form). I'm guessing financial aid will come AFTER the ppwk is filled out because from talking to other folks that were accepted, there was no scholarship info included - so this might be across the board regardless of LSAT score.

hmmm, I've heard that the school is not in the best/greatest neighborhood. I'm not TOO worried about it though....a bit but not a great deal. it is what it is for the 1st year at least. I just have to be extremely cautious of my surroundings - actually it will not be too much different from what I do now.....I'm from LA -i live in a nice/OK neighborhood - BUT the surrounding area which of course I need to venture into on a daily basis is "not so great".....

As far as the apt's are concerned, I can deal with small. As long as I have my own room to shut out people when I want to, I think it will be OK....If the AC is not working maybe I'll get my own or get a fan,  or cooling system, something...LOL. Guess what I'm trying to say is I will just have to make the best out of the situation :)

by the way, thank you so much for you candid remarks....I wont be able to visit until two weeks before school starts so your input is GREATLY appreciated. :)

How far/close are the graduate apts from the undergraduate dorms?
Also, is the law school in a separate section of campus?

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Unfortunately, I'm at a point where I need to penny pinch and the cost and convenience of living on campus at NCCU (while coming from out of state) is ideal at the moment. As long as its livable, I can deal. Trust me, I've probably seen worse living conditions. By 2L , I should have my bearings and probably seek off campus housing for privacy reasons....REALLY dont want a roomate but that might not be my choice to make unfortuantely :-\.

What exactly about the apt makes it "not that great" the interior? exterior? anything in particular?..

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very cool.....if I had a family out there, I would def be doing the same thing. :)


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Anybody going to NCCU?
« on: May 03, 2007, 02:38:59 AM »
Hey again-

Yes, they have apts for grad students. ...but I had to pick up the phone and extensively research on thier website (i.e put in work) to get the answers that I needed  :-[.....they have one apt solely for grad students and two for upperclassmen and grad students.

I do NOT want a roomate but I dont think I have a choice in the matter. My first choice on the application was the apt for graduate students only which has a 1b/1b option and I did express that I did not want a roomate but again I dont know how much things will turn out in my favor in that regard. One bright spot is that freshmen, sophmores AND grad students get priority housing.I guess I wouldn't mind a roomate if I knew the person, wouldn't be that bad to room with ONE extra person. By the way, the housing deadline was May 1st which was INSANE! -becuase if I didn't start calling in to every darn office in the school to gather information, I woould have missed the deadline......frustrating! Oh, and you better believe I called in on Monday to make SURE that my application was being processed. I get my apt assignment in the summer ;D

Unfortunately, I wont be able to make it out there to see the school/apts until two weeks before school starts. I have a friend who lives in Charlotte so I asked him to visit and give me a status report....it sucks but at the moment I dont have a choice :'(


Chocolatedlux - you should call in and speak with the financial aid advisior, I cant think of his name at the moment but he was very helpful.(his info is on their website) They will use the financial aid ppwk you filled out for need based schloarship and grants and I know you said you will not qualify but it doesn't hurt to ask....I have his email and phone number saved in my phone...stalker alert!! LOL. Also, since the housing deadline has passed, if you do want to live on campus, he can help you sidestep all the red tape etc etc...Are you living off campus? rommate situation?

Civil Blu - It sucks that you haven't heard a peep yet. It will probably be for another two weeks or so. I went complete 1/29 and didnt receive my acceptance until 4/23!! I cant complain though...it was worth the wait ;). TSU is a solid school....the only thing that worries me is their bar passage percentage and the competition from the 4 other LS's schools in the immediate area...anyway, if you work hard, network, and have a killer personality , finding a job might not be AS difficult. Um, when you called in to check yoru status, did you speak with Sandra Brown Bechtold....and, yes , before you ask I have her number and info stored in my phone as well. LOL. She's not exactly helpful but I think she is just swamped with this whole process....with that said, she is the ONLY that has a clue what's is going on....

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Anybody going to NCCU?
« on: May 02, 2007, 12:58:02 AM »
I will be attending! I am soooo excited  :)

I paid my housing and tuition deposit last week. I'm coming from the west coast, so I want to live on campus at least for the first year to get comfortable with my surroundings. The academic calendar for 2007-08 is not posted on thier website as of yet but depending on when orientation begins, I will move across country either at the end of July or 1st week of August. Did I mention that I'm excited....LOL

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