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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Ladies' suits.. where to go?
« on: April 09, 2005, 07:41:52 PM »
I'm a huge fan of The Limited for suits. I don't wear them anymore, but last year I had probably 20 of their suits. They are fairly inexpensive, comfortable (due to the stretch in the fabric), stylish and most of the pants are washable! I ended up giving most of them to my sister, but I kept the more formal ones.

Also, this is going to sound weird, but Victoria's Secret's (I think it's called the Fit Zone or something like that) suits are fabulous! Not the suits you buy all in one package, but the ones you can buy separate pieces. I love the Christie fit pants and the 2 button fitted jacket. These suits are pretty inexpensive when you get them on sale, but they look great.

My other favorite suit is Elie Tahari, but I bought that at the outlet mall in Vegas, along with a Theory suit. If you have a chance to check out that outlet mall, do it!


Acceptances / Re: Letter from Lewis and Clark
« on: April 08, 2005, 03:43:39 AM »
I emailed the admissions department with a letter detailing why I'm great and why they should give me more money. My original scholarship addendum focused more on the fact that I'm leaving my high paying job, I own a house, etc. so I figured I should let them know some additional reasons for giving me more money. The admissions director emailed me back and let me know that she was taking my file back to the committee. About a week later she emailed me again and let me know that they had upped my scholarship to 8k/year. Not a lot, but every little bit helps.

Good luck,

Law School Applications / Re: Lewis and Clark
« on: March 22, 2005, 09:55:32 PM »
I attended the admitted students events also and there seemed to be a LOT of undecided people there. I only spoke to 2 people who were definite on L&C (like me) and both live in Portland (like me). So, I think those of you who are still waiting have a good chance at the school not filling up. You might hear after the deadline passes for the first deposit.


You can take out law loans above the cost of attendance. Bank One offers one (I know there are others too). I believe they will let you borrow up to 30k.


You can borrow more than you COE if you go for the Bank One loan. I think there are a few banks that offer this loan. I'm certainly going to get it, since I currently take home a lot and do not want to change my lifestyle THAT much. Plus, I own a house and my mortgage is quite a bit more than the going rent.


There's a couple things I've heard about Lewis & Clark.  First off if you want to go into Environmental law you can't do much better, and I think that program account for a lot of their ranking.  However it seems pretty mixed if you're not going into environmental, although I could be wrong about this.  Also something like 40% of the class is already married and I believe there is a pretty high number of older students, so this may or may not appeal to you.  I'm 22 and single, so it was a really killing point for me.  Also I read somewhere that Portland law firms don't hire a lot from lewis & clark, preferring to hire from big east coast schools, this was really surprising to me, I don't know how good your job prospects are outside of Portland, they may be good, but it doesn't look like you'll get anything in the area.  Again these are just things I've heard/read so don't shoot me if they aren't totally accurate.  It is dirt cheap though to live right next to lots of hiking and a big city and for some people that would be perfect.

I'm not so sure about the law firm thing. All of the firms I've looked at in Portland (quite a few) have large numbers of L&C graduates.

I do agree with the older and married thing though. I'll be 30 when I start and live like I'm married. Many of the people I met at the school when I visited were older and commented on the fact that there are many older students.


Where should I go next fall? / Re: Lewis and Clark
« on: March 08, 2005, 08:42:18 PM »
I heard from L&C about a month after I applied. That reminds me - I need to mail in my 1/2 fee waiver and get my money back!


Acceptances / Re: In at Gonzaga, anyone been to Spokane?
« on: February 26, 2005, 11:01:44 PM »
Rook32 - Did you consider applying to Willamette in Salem, OR? Salem is a MUCH nicer place to live than Spokane (although it's not great - at least you're only an hour from Portland). The school is well-respected in the area. Plus you can apply for free on their website.


General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Negotiating with schools for $
« on: February 23, 2005, 06:18:01 PM »
I emailed L&C yesterday asking for more money - I pointed out a few different reasons that I hadn't touched on in my scholarship addendum. In the addendum I had focused on the fact that I'm giving up a very high paying job to go to law school, I own a house, etc. In this email I focused on how great I am, look at my potential, etc. The Director of Admissions emailed me back saying that she would take it to the scholarship committee and I should know by Wednesday. She even said 'it doesn't hurt to ask!'


General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: FAFSA--PLEASE OFFER SOME HELP!!!
« on: February 23, 2005, 01:44:50 PM »
You're not the only one. Mine is over $23k. The thing that gets me is that I'm quitting my job to go to school, but that isn't reflected in this number. Oh well. I'll just take out the $30k private loan that they offer on top of the certified private loans. Since I have so much WE and pretty good credit I shouldn't have a problem getting all the loans I need.


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