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Law School Admissions / Re: Your Top Five
« on: July 02, 2008, 07:22:09 AM »
Undergrad: Wesleyan University

Top 5:

1) NYU - Perfect location, great education with a reputed laid back atmosphere.

2) Harvard - Boston, #1 name brand out there, good FA, nice sized law school (I don't want a smaller class)

3) Columbia - NYC, but farther from the city so loses to NYU, excellent rep and placement, beautiful university but ugly law school  ???

4) Berkeley - Cali, beautiful school, somewhere I've never been.

5) Chicago - City seems great, excellent education/rep, housing

How is a school in the city far from the city?

Financial Aid / Re: Grad PLUS Loans
« on: July 01, 2008, 03:25:26 PM »
No, I used the term to describe the financial aid package my school has provided me with...

I received it, filled out a bunch of paperwork, online counseling, etc and then returned the completed forms to my school...

I emailed them to confirm they had everything and they said yes but that's as far as its gotten thus far...
Sorry for the disconnect. I was using it the same way. Basically, if the gradplus loan is in your financial aid package, does that mean the credit check had already been done and you're good to go?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: July 01, 2008, 02:37:43 PM »
I hadnt even checked any preseason polls or been keeping up.  I guess me picking UGA wasnt exactly going out on a limb... the poll I checked has them #1... oops.

Good lord the Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party will be insane this year if both teams take care of business.

I thought we weren't allowed to call it that anymore...

Financial Aid / Re: Grad PLUS Loans
« on: July 01, 2008, 02:11:36 PM »
Unless I'm doing something horribly wrong (possible) I've already applied for them-

1. My school emailed the award letter in April
2. I downloaded and returned the forms (after picking lenders, entrance counseling, etc)
3. Wait for the school to process it all/MPN/etc...

In other words, shouldn't it tell you what to do on your award letter?

Does getting the award letter mean you're already approved for the Grad Plus? I accepted my aid online last week and haven't gotten the promisary note and counseling packet yet. I'm trying to figure out of I passed the credit check or if it's yet to come.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:33:49 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.

It's true. We Recruiters use it to source. It takes 5 minutes to fill out a profile and it'll look in your email contacts for people you know who are also on it. If you're on here, you've got 5 minutes to spare, why not?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: My take on the first year of law school
« on: June 27, 2008, 07:55:10 PM »
Is it too much to say that I believe writers lose credibility when using "e-[whatever]" constructions?  ;)

I totally agree. I lose faith in people who say:
1)literally when they don't mean it. 'She literaly turned over in her grave' Oh did she?
2)Obviously. It's overused in two ways. Either it's either already obvious (in which case the word is not is needed - hence the use of the word to begin with) or when it's not actually obvious.

I do not mean to give grammar lessons as I'm far from perfect but these two words gave somehow wiggled their way into common use. Don'y get me started on like...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: My take on the first year of law school
« on: June 27, 2008, 02:59:58 PM »

It's obviously some combination of the former and latter.

On a related note, I've always been consistently impressed by the writing skills on here.  It's a stark contrast to any other forum I've seen.

It's funny to me that you aplauded the writing on this board and in the same posst used a word that many writers despise, 'obviously.' Then again it's probably only funny because it's Friday and almost 5pm.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Money
« on: June 27, 2008, 02:15:35 PM »
I'm really upset about AA as well, I grew up in a poor white family and am the first one in my family to go to college let alone law school. Meanwhile, afluent minorities get better deals than I do just because the color of their skin.

However, when it comes down to it how far you get in life depends on your drive and ability. Even if they are getting a better deal or getting into top ranking law schools, employers are just going to look at what the produce and not where they came from. Most businesses don't give a damn about "diversity" and "equal opportunity" at the highest levels, it's all just about what you can do for them.
At least thats how I have to justify it to prevent getting an ulcer after looking at URMs on LSN.

Well, that's just false. Businesses care a lot about diversity and the appearance of equal opportunity employment,especially if said company has federal contracts.

« on: June 27, 2008, 12:35:09 PM »
Way to get your foot in the door, I look forward to your eventual failure or mediocrity in the coming cycle.

Whats wrong with you? Granted her question wasnt URGENT...but is the condesending response necessary?

First, a condescending (let me know when you pick up on that sport) reply is just an added bonus. There are far more serious questions that need to be asked of "AshleyNicole" to understand what exactly has transpired in the 7 years it has taken this brilliant individual to achieve an undergraduate degree. Building a relationship with the office can answer the questions she is asking here while also offsetting whatever has transpired. I offered insight into "campaigning" which can be an incredibly valuable tool if she is a border-line candidate.

Numbers hold the most weight, no doubt, but things aren't adding up in this case. We need more information, please, to make better recommendations. "OMG LIEK I FAILED CLAZZES AND STUFF SO WUT SHULD I DO," seems to be utter and complete failure.

I dropped online, but never went through and family issues

Read that.

I have one year left in undergrad

Is this a total of 8 years? I'm confused.

Applying for employment or to schools is a delicate dance. I question WHY she is even considering applying to law school. There might be something better.

OP already stated there were family matters to attend to. Why do you care if it took her 8 years or 3 years to graduate? She did it and she seemingly finished well. Relax dude.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: June 27, 2008, 10:12:36 AM »
It's a great resource. Even if you don't need it now, you might as well build a profile while you have time and start making connections.

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