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Law School Admissions / Re: Money Advice
« on: March 03, 2008, 08:55:48 PM »
Considering that I already have student loan debt, I'm really trying to minimize any additional debt I take on for law school.  If you don't really have any student loan or credit card debt, then it's not as big a deal.  You're still going to need to take out loans to cover the rest of tuition and living expenses, but the scholarship sounds like it would basically halve your law school debt.  The only reason that I would suggest considering Cornell over BU would be if they had a specific program or area of concentration which interests you.  The rankings aren't a huge factor in my decision-making, so I don't put much stock in those.  It looks like you're talking about a difference between #13 and #20.  BU is still t25, and it sounds like they are being very generous.  Freak makes a good point though; you might want to find out what GPA you need in order to retain the scholarship and also what percentage of students lose their scholarships each year.  If you're leaning toward Cornell and you don't think you'll be able to meet the requirements to keep your scholarship for 2L and 3L, then maybe follow your heart?  I know that sounds corny.

is it sad that all I could think was "actually, I kind of liked the logic games . . . . " ?  although not the fact that they were timed, which really ruined my enjoyment.

How is this news? Thats why we all fudge the numbers we post.

Whew!  That makes me feel much better; I was starting to develop an extreme inferiority complex!    ;)

I'm pretty curious as to who sent you that e-mail.  Was it anonymous?  Did it come from a particular law school?  From posts I've seen (I guess this is directed more toward all the Adcomms stalking the boards), most posters either hope or assume that people from admissions check the boards.  I've seen a number of shout-outs (and some out-and-out begging) to various schools. 

Law School Admissions / Re: The Floodgates
« on: March 03, 2008, 08:39:30 AM »
You got your miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations!!!!!!

Law School Admissions / Re: LSN reflects 13% of LS applicants?
« on: March 03, 2008, 07:37:24 AM »
Registering on LSN should just be required when you apply to schools.  I've only known about it for a few weeks now, and I can't imagine what I would do without it.

Law School Admissions / Re: The Floodgates
« on: March 03, 2008, 07:34:41 AM »
Will I know by the start of spring break (SPRING BREEEAAAAAAK!!!!) where I am moving this summer?

It would be nice to start making plans, huh?  My landllady already wants to know if we're renewing our lease or not.  ugh.

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 02, 2008, 01:23:01 PM »
Did you get notified today????  On a Sunday?????

Law School Admissions / Re: FAFSA Deadline
« on: March 02, 2008, 08:42:51 AM »
I missed the FAFSA deadline by 6 hours!!   :( :( ... In my undergrad state it was due March law school's state is--aparantly-- March 1st ...  So what now?  Get an appeal letter in ASAP?  Its a large public school connected to an undergrad, I think they prioritize subsidized loans for law students...but don't know for sure..!  This really sucks.  I can't believe it...I guess I should relax a bit since I wouldn't "feel" the effects (interest payments on non-sub loans) until after I graduate.  I repeat: this sucks.

I don't know if law school is different, but for graduate school I didn't fill out the FAFSA until July, when I realized my husband wasn't going to be able to find a job and we would need loans.  I still was eligible for quite a bit of unsubsidized loans.  Don't lose hope!

Law School Admissions / Re: IU notifies you . . . .
« on: March 01, 2008, 09:17:29 PM »
uh oh, someone better warn my mailman.

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