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Incoming 1Ls / Re: When should financial aid kick in?
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:55:57 AM »
MissNatalie, I'm in the same boat as you. From what I've been told, financial aid doesn't kick in until school starts, so you should expect to pay your deposit and rent out of your own pocket. This holds especially true if you will be living off-campus. Hope this helps.

Ellenbee, not to totally highjack the thread but I adore your little avatar.  Yay Rainbow Brite!   ;D

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:27:52 AM »

I agree completely, especially with the oil issues lately and her support of ANWR drilling (which polls show a large majoiry of Americans support), the fact she is conservative, and the fact she is a woman too which will further drag some away from Obama because of the way the Dem leadership treated Hillary in the primaries. The Alaskans seem to absolutely love her too, not that I think McCain should be too worried about losing Alaska though.

Exactly.  Do you think that this recall petition against Jindal has any traction?  I can't gather from the articles I've read if it is a "fringe" attempt, or if it could possibly gather any steam...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:03:53 AM »
It's hard to say but

for McCain, I think he should take serious consideration of Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal,  Charlie Crist or Mitt Romney. I think Rick Perry would be a good choice as well but he won't get picked since it would be too easy for the Dems to try to turn him into a "Bush III" since he was G.W.B's successor in Texas. Condoleeza Rice would do a good job but is too moderate socially to attract much of the conservative base that McCain needs. Besides, I think whoever McCain picks will likely be a governor.

Obama shouldn't pick Clinton. To do so would basically shoot himself in the foot. I am guessing he is probably looking at Bill Richardson, Tim Kaine,Phil Bredesen, Jennifer Granholm, Ed Rendell, Mike Easely, Kathleen Seibilus, or maybe even (although highly unlikely) Deval Patrick. Essentially, Obama will want to pick up either a woman or someone who is in charge of a large state or one that typically goes GOP. He, even more than McCain is likely to pick a governor to make it seem like at least someone in his administration has executive experience. The only reason I put Patrick on there is that the two are practically in bed together; writing eachother's speeches and such.

I have not given much thought to Obama's choice, but I agree with you on McCain.  I hope he picks either Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal.  I don't like Romney very much, and I REALLY don't like Charlie Crist.  I like Rick Perry, but I agree with your reasoning.

Right now I actually think Palin is a better choice than Jindal, although either would be fine.

(My first choice would have been Giuliani, but that is not an option that is being considered.)   :'(

My only real thoughts on Obama is that I agree with you that picking Hillary would be a mistake.

General Off-Topic Board / Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 07:31:19 AM »
Anyone have any opinions on vice presidential picks for Obama or McCain?  I would make a poll but there are probably too many possibilities at this point.

(I'm having a slow work day.)

At the very least if you claim your major is rigorous and it's not one that is typically thought of as being so, you should go out of your way to explain why (or have one of your professors do so in their LOR.)

I was a history major.  No way of dressing that up.   ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: June 30, 2008, 07:25:58 AM »
I know sometimes recruiters search LinkedIn for profiles with features they are interested in (specific schools, prior positions, etc.)  So it can't hurt in that regard.

St. John's?

I need to decide ASAP where to go!! Please help... ??? I am 26 and I am currently living in Florida.I have been accepted at Temple Law (Philly) and UCincinnati. Both schools have offered partial scholarships and the tuitions turn out to be almost the same. I have a family member that currently lives in Cincinnati and is about to start the 3rd year of law at UCincinnati, which means I could save on books and the living expense tends to be cheaper in Cincinnati. In Philly I don't have any family or anything, but it seems like more like a big city, which I like...Plus I am originally from South America so I would like to live in a diverse place.Is Philly diverse??

My ultimate goal is to practice in the north east, Washington D.C. I am told that Ucinci is a regional school (Ohio) and Temple is more of a local school (Philly) so in both cases in order to get a job in the D.C. area I would need to be top of my class, which is not easy.

Any comments or insights would be much appreciated.Thanks :)

Temple gives you a better chance at DC than Cincinatti.  Philly's COL is not very high, compared to Boston/NY, although I'm sure Cincinatti's is lower.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: June 27, 2008, 10:35:38 AM »
Tag. How do I build a profile?

It's pretty straightforward.  Then you can search for coworkers/classmates, etc. and add them.  It's free unless you want to upgrade to business membership (which I see no point in doing unless you are a recruiter.)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: June 27, 2008, 10:00:15 AM »
has anyone used this service?  i was thinking of trying to start networking through it, by adding people and then moving toward some sort of network.

I'm on LinkedIn and I know that people have been contacted by Headhunters through this site.

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