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Current Law Students / Healthcare Insurance for Law School
« on: July 22, 2008, 08:52:02 AM »
As an FSU undergrad, we are required to carry health insurance.  I'm trying to find out if this is a general policy at law schools as well?

For older students (I'm 40), what kind of monthly payments should I be looking at?  So far, the quotes have been between $148-161.  That doesn't seem out of whack but if anyone is paying less and thinks they are adequately covered, I'd like to hear from you.


Incoming 1Ls / Western State University College of Law (CA): SOLD
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:06:39 PM »

"A private law school in Southern California has been sold to Knowledge Investment Partners, in a transaction with an estimated value of $5 to $10 million. The Swiss-based company already owns seven educational facilities, most located in Europe."

Hope it goes smooth.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Transferring?
« on: July 18, 2008, 07:14:13 PM »
The T2 I'd like to transfer too will consider you if you are top 30%.  Better than a stick in the eye.

You are all entitled to your opinion, but it seems to me like most of the people who think bush is the worst ever, completely ignore his accomplishments.
Excellent idea!  Why don't you list his accomplishments and let these haters list what he did wrong!?  That should give us some kind of yardstick to go by.

Just here for support!  Be 41 when I start  :o 

Kids (young adults :) )in my undergrad class are cool.  I wouldn't expect that to change in LS.  However, I'm really hoping there is a sizable group of older students.  It would be nice to be around people my own age again hehe.  Such is the price of education.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Application Process
« on: July 13, 2008, 08:20:51 PM »

Current Law Students / Re: Fifth Tier Toilet
« on: July 13, 2008, 08:17:24 PM »
I just read an article in online magazine.  Didn't save it.  The gist of it was that anyone coming out of law school who was willing to do public interest work for 120 consecutive months would have their debt repaid.  I got the impression this was supposed to take effect in Nov. of this year.  It was probably attached to a law school website I was surfing.  If someone finds it post it, see if we can't confirm the details.

Bailey was onto the right idea.  It isn't that there are too many lawyers.  It's the cost of legal fees that prohibit people from getting the legal help they need.  Now I know some of you think the law was created some 20 odd years ago so that your mommy and daddy could be proud of their little spud.  It wasn't.  The law is for all of us, from Bill Gates down to the guy who just defecated on himself sleeping in an alley.  If you want to go work for the Bills of the world, then have at it.  Best of luck.  I, and others here, have no desire to work for Bill or BIGLAW.  I'll go where I'm needed and fight the fights I want.  Debt be damned.

However, I do appreciate your concern over my financial well being.  In light of that, you can put me on retainer since it's only a matter of time before your caught in the back of a limo with 1/2 a key of coke and a couple prostitutes (didn't ask for IDs on that underage one??  oh that's trouble.)  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Application Process
« on: July 13, 2008, 05:01:52 PM »
I've taken the June LSAT and I'm going to take the Oct. LSAT.


Should I apply early to the schools I think I'll have a good chance to get into with my June score;

and if my Oct test is better apply to a second set of schools that I would have a good chance at
(I'm assuming if I did better I could notify the first set well before they make final decisions too)




Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why are you going to law school?
« on: July 11, 2008, 08:43:58 PM »
Started as a promise to myself.  "If I ever go back to college, I will go to law school."

Seemed plausible that I could do at least as well as the dozen or so attorneys I've hired and fired.

Became the only thing worth doing after I took my first paralegal class.

JFK says it better than I;

"But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

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