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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:19:44 PM »
Chunky:

Are your apps complete (I mean, with LOR's)?  I'm still waiting on my current LOR's (one old one) and I really really want to know how this is going to affect my chances.  LSAC should have at least one, if they would ever process it (!!!!) and then another writer who told me it was going out last week still hasn't written it.  Thanks.  I think that news gave me gray hairs. 

Good luck! (Although I think UGA's deadline was Feb. 1 . . . )

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PennyLane,

I'm at UGA, not GSU, so I don't know what the difference is.  Also, maybe the law school might have different policies than the graduate school?  I do know that they are bastards about granting in-state tuition.  One of my friends here (in his 6th year of a PhD) moved here with his then-fiancee for school.  She got her Masters in Education, they got married, and she has been working as a teacher in the state for two or three years, and he STILL can't get in-state tuition, because his purpose in moving here was grad school.  But hopefully GSU has a more flexible attitude.

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Anyone know about Indiana U - Bloomington?  IU - Indy says that if you leave the state for the purpose of attending school and then return within six months of graduation, you can maintain in-state status for tuition purposes.  They don't specify undergrad, so I would image that applies to people who leave for grad school as well (my situation) and then return?  Of course, I don't know how that affects you if you're married and independent.  I moved to Georgia specifically for grad school, so I don't get in-state tuition here, even though I have a driver's license here and stuff.  It seems like I have to be in-state somewhere, right?  Or is that just wishful thinking?

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Law School Applications / Re: Best type of sandwich?
« on: February 27, 2008, 10:05:27 PM »
I can has lauskul: OMG, soooooooooooooooooo cute avatar!!!!!!

There are some sandwiches which you don't want to eat all the time, but can REALLY hit the spot:

Duane Purvis All-American (XXX Family Restaurant, West Lafayette, IN): "1/4 lb. of 100% ground sirloin served on a toasted sesame bun with melted cheese on top with lettuce, tomato, pickle, Spanish onion and French fries. Add thick creamy peanut butter on the lower deck and you're in for the touchdown!"

it only sounds gross until you try it!  I've had a similar sandwich at a different restaurant with the addition of bacon.  YUM!

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Law School Applications / Re: Is it cool to wear law t-shirts?
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:46:12 PM »
but yeah, me too!

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Law School Applications / Re: Is it cool to wear law t-shirts?
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:45:30 PM »

i'm just going to buy the whole damn store!!

I think that comes after you graduate and are making the big bucks!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Is anyone NOT in it for the money?
« on: February 27, 2008, 07:33:17 PM »
I am definitely not even looking to make any sort of six-figures right after graduating.  Ideally I'd like to clerk for a year before joining a firm.  A friend of mine is doing that now and you can make around $50k/yr working state government hours (37.5 hrs/wk).  Right now my husband and I don't even make that combined (I'm a grad student working my butt off way more than 40 hrs/wk, he's self-employed)!  I plan on going to a state school though, and hopefully he will make enough that I don't have to take out any loans for living expenses, so my debt will be much smaller.  I am really interested in PI, bioethics, environmental issues, rather than BigLaw.  Good luck with the decisions!  I wouldn't worry too much about the prestige thing; so much of the rankings are based on name recognition and selectivity.  I mean, I'm sure a lot of people with no chance of getting into a t14 school apply there "just to see" which makes the school look more selective and drives up the rankings. 

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loowho:

Indiana U - Bloomington is supposed to have a pretty good public interest focus, and they have an LRAP scholarship program for 2L and 3L's, with loan repayment options after graduation.  Also, the cost of living in Bloomington is really low.  They don't have a true deadline, and they only started making decisions in Feb, so you could still apply (it's only a $35 app fee).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: How important is it to visit a school?
« on: February 27, 2008, 07:09:35 PM »
Team Awesome:

I'm at UGA right now in a grad program.  I can't answer specifically about the law school (although my neighbor attends it, so I could probably ask her some questions), but I have been here three years so I can answer questions you might have about cost of living, housing market, the town, student culture, health insurance, grad student support, sports, etc.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need to pick from these schools...
« on: February 27, 2008, 07:02:33 PM »
ummmm, Cincinnati is southern border of Ohio and Valpo is near Chicago (NW corner of IN).  I wouldn't say they're in the same region.

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