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Law School Admissions / Re: Read my LOCI and I'll be your LSD BFF
« on: February 12, 2009, 08:58:53 AM »
I was going to start a new topic for this but I can just ask here.

It has been 3 months since going complete at some of my tope schools. Does this warrent a LOCI? I feel like they are going to make a decision by the end of the month, so I am wondering if a LOCI would help or hurt. Any thoughts?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Read my LOCI and I'll be your LSD BFF
« on: February 09, 2009, 07:51:13 AM »
would you mind if I had a look? I am trying to craft one and would like some examples.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Read my LOCI and I'll be your LSD BFF
« on: February 09, 2009, 05:15:35 AM »
send it over..

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Incoming 1Ls / JD/MBA question
« on: February 08, 2009, 06:24:08 AM »
So how does getting a 2L summer BIGLAW job fit in with a joint degree? If you go JD/MBA, you will have to go another year to graduate. Do firms hire you for 3L summer work with the intention of you comming aboard after the 4th year for the MBA? Or do most JD/MBA's not go into Biglaw and are more concerned with getting into Business. Wht sort of jobs are out there for a JD/MBA?

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Mercer Law 2L taking questions
« on: February 08, 2009, 06:20:55 AM »
I just got my acceptance to Mercer!!  I am excited and am planning to attend the Preview Day on the 20th. I am waiting to hear back from GSU and Emory as well. 

If I attend, I will have to commute to Macon from Atlanta. What are the class schedules like? Are you able to have all your classess on Monday, Tues. and Wed. ? If this was the case, I could rent a room somewhere and stay in Macon for 3 days out of the week. Is this possible? I did see a house for rent for $300 a month..any thoughts?

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Law School Admissions / Scholarship Opportunity?
« on: February 03, 2009, 12:52:31 PM »
Do you think it means anything when schools send you specific scholarship opportunities? Maybe I am reading too much into this...

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Financial Aid / Re: Foreign earned income
« on: February 03, 2009, 12:45:15 PM »
Thanks. Is it just that my wife and I are making income in British pounds and if I convert to dollars, it seems like we are making a lot and I am afraid I won't get a loan!

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Financial Aid / Re: Foreign earned income
« on: February 03, 2009, 12:36:12 PM »
Thanks. The thing is I am earning British pounds and when I convert to the dollar, it seems like we are making a lot and don't need loans, but that is not true!

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Financial Aid / Re: Foreign earned income
« on: February 03, 2009, 03:57:01 AM »
I hope we won't. I think there is a cap of income and if my wife and I file together, we will be over. How did you report it on FAFSA?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 'BigLaw' Who Wants it? Who has it? Why?
« on: January 30, 2009, 05:32:58 AM »

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Most people in biglaw (and lawschool for that matter) have a couple years of work experience before law school. Often, that work experience is what gets them hired because it's relevant to something the firm does. Nobody pretends the hours are great, but some people actually enjoy being a lawyer (gasp!). If you enjoy what you do it's not so bad.
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How much does it matter when interviewing what your prior experience is? Could the argument be made that any real experience is better than no experience? I am having a career shift and going from Social Work to law and am interested in Biglaw. I am wondering how much my social work experience will help or hinder my chances at getting a biglaw job. I am planning on doing all the extra stuff that firms like. Any thoughts?

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