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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seton Hall vs. Stetson, Help!
« on: April 15, 2008, 12:13:52 PM »
I have finally narrowed my decision down to Seton Hall and Stetson. Now I know Seton Hall is ranked much higher than Stetson but I am finding it hard justifying not going to Florida. I am from New Jersey and I will practice in NJ, but I really liked Stetson and it has stuck with me until the end. Itís like going to school in Paradise. After scholarships their prices are about the same. Right now I am leaning towards SHU because my family, boyfriend and friends are all in the area and it is a better school. Please add to my pros and cons list about these two schools so I can decide once and for all!

You are from NJ. You will practice will in NJ.

Go to Seton Hall and visit South Florida on your breaks.

Agreed ... don't forget about moving expenses.  And when are you going to have time to enjoy Paradise anyway?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seton Hall
« on: April 15, 2008, 12:08:14 PM »
I went to the ASD, merit scholars dinner, and champaign brunch and was really impressed with SHU.  One thing though, I stumbled across some pretty harsh criticism of Dean Hobbs and the school.  Normally I just assume rants are elitism or self hatred being projected, but I'm a little unnerved by some of the stuff that comes up when you google "valvoline dean."  Anyone want to reassure me? :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hold at Louisville, Need Help
« on: April 13, 2008, 05:04:12 PM »
Difinity, thanks so much for your reply.  That was my plan to tomorrow, to give Jack a ring.. Are you attending U of L?  I know with my numbers I am a long shot, but at least I wasn't rejected after the first review.  How many applicants do they usually put on hold?  A large amount to be narrowed after the waitlist?!?!

No problem.  I was a UL undergrad and am currently a grad student, but I'm a little hesitant to become a triple graduate of the school.  I love Louisville and UL; I just think a chance of scenery would be good for me. :-)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hold at Louisville, Need Help
« on: April 13, 2008, 04:48:56 PM »
Today I found out I am on hold at Louisville, however, the letter mentioned nothing about sending additional material.  Since applying to the school I have received FALL 07 grades (15 hours 4.0 GPA) which could be crucial with such a low LSAT (150) .  Currently my LSAC adjusted GPA is 3.71; awww so stressful trying to slide in as a white male LOL.

What should I do? I would LOVE to attend U of L.

I'm not sure if additional grades would help, but it certainly can't hurt.  I'd call Jack and ask if additional material like fall grades and a letter of continued interest are appropriate.  He's very accessible and at least claims to be an advocate for potential students.  (Committee makes the decisions, not him... apparently.)

Its not as simple as Chicago vs. New York because I like both.  Its not as simple as money because Chicago's COL is lower and transportation home would be cheaper.  DePaul has a stronger program specifically for IP, but SHU's facilities are nicer and faculty/staff were much more enthusiastic and cordial. 

Choosing the Right Law School / A Tribute to Seton Hall on YouTube
« on: March 16, 2008, 03:12:07 PM »
Its really interesting what you find online.

Choosing the Right Law School / DePaul ASD Saturday
« on: March 05, 2008, 09:20:19 PM »
Anyone else going to this event? 

Choosing the Right Law School / OCI #'s = Job #'s???
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:31:46 AM »
Part of my evaluative process has been looking at the number of OCI employers and the number of OCI employers who have an IP specialty.  (Basically counting the number that NALP comes up with.)  Do you think this is a valid way to evaluate the career prospects of a potential law school?  I'm talking about T2 schools, not T14.  It seems intuitive to me that if they're recruiting on campus its because they have an interest in hiring so ... Any thoughts?

Choosing the Right Law School / DePaul Kibitzing
« on: January 30, 2008, 12:43:28 PM »
Anyone else think they ditched the t-shirt program?  Maybe its too early to tell.  Also, have they tightened their awarding of scholarships or am I just imagining things?

For those who are straight out of undergrad: do you fill out a Renewal FASFA or begin a new FAFSA?

Renewal should be fine.  Both produce the same SAR. 

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