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Studying for the LSAT / Starting with a 138
« on: April 29, 2005, 12:01:31 AM »
I'm trying to help a friend study for the June LSAT...I had him take a practice test from 1993 today to see where hes at and he got a 138. If he studies hard from now until the test, what is a feasible score he could get? I'm trying to remain optomistic that he could hit 155-160 if he busts his ass but I don't want to give him false hope...does anyone know anyone with experience starting around a 138 and improving? Is it conceivable to improve 20 points?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Jersey Shore Summer Renta;
« on: April 23, 2005, 09:16:27 PM »
Thanks. Also, although this may not be appropriate, I would suggest studying and retaking the LSAT if you can put off LS for another year. My guess is that with practice you'll be able to improve a lot and boost your average up a bit. Its a shame to waste a 3.89 at UPenn which when combined with a higher LSAT will get you into some great schools. I don't know your situation, etc but it might be something to consider.




You might want to think about putting up some flyers at Philly area colleges looking for Shore roomates.  Lots of kids in college in the Delaware Valley spend their suumers at the shore.

C2

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 23, 2005, 06:58:17 PM »
I decided to go to Duke earlier today.

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General Off-Topic Board / Jersey Shore Summer Renta;
« on: April 22, 2005, 04:07:43 PM »
Does anyone have any experience renting a house/room at the Jersey Shore for the Summer? One friend and I are considering spending the Summer at the shore and getting crappy jobs and just relaxing...whats the lowest we could pay for decent but not great living? Does it get much cheaper with more people? Whats the best advice for renting there? Anyone have an links to affordable properties? Looking to spend no more than 2K per person for the whole Summer...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 22, 2005, 01:29:44 PM »
They haven't responded yet.



What is Cornell's? 


Duke is 52,120 next year.



Thanks. I just emailed both fin aid offices asking for the budgets for next year.



Cornell's tuition will be $37,750!!!!!!! (wow, this is insane!!!!!!!). 

Here is the link you want:  http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/01/24/41f48853e7f13?in_archive=1

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 22, 2005, 12:36:26 PM »
Duke is 52,120 next year.



Thanks. I just emailed both fin aid offices asking for the budgets for next year.



Cornell's tuition will be $37,750!!!!!!! (wow, this is insane!!!!!!!). 

Here is the link you want:  http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/01/24/41f48853e7f13?in_archive=1

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:59:04 PM »
Thanks. I just emailed both fin aid offices asking for the budgets for next year.



Cornell's tuition will be $37,750!!!!!!! (wow, this is insane!!!!!!!). 

Here is the link you want:  http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/01/24/41f48853e7f13?in_archive=1

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:42:45 PM »
Link?



Duke's tuition went up to $35,870 for the 2005-2006 school year. Total budget is like $51,500.
HTH

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:35:49 PM »
For Duke, go to http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/financialaid.html (bottom of the page). 

Thanks after I posted I realized it would be easy to find:

Cornell:

J.D. Degree Program
Budget Estimate for 2004-2005 Academic Year
Tuition & Fees    
$35,280
Room & Board    
$9,500
Books & Supplies    
$800
Personal Expenses    
$4,500
Health Insurance    
$1,160
Total Estimate    
$51,240



Duke:

Law School Budget for 2004-2005 Academic Year
Tuition    $33,870
Hospital Insurance    1,310
Health Fee (mandatory)    524
Duke Bar Association Dues    60
Graduate Activity Fee    20
Recreation Fee    60
Transcript Fee (one time only)    40
Rent/Room    4,850
Food    3,900
Books/Supplies    1,300
Miscellaneous    2,750
Transportation    1,120
TOTAL    $49,800

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke w/25K in aid or Cornell w/44K
« on: April 21, 2005, 05:28:44 PM »

Also...did you try and write or call the financial aid people at Duke to try to get a bump in the $?

Yeah, they bumped me up from 20K to 25K when I notified them of Cornell's offer of 44K....I was really hoping they would just match so I wouldn't have anything to think about.

The one thing I do like about Ithaca is that you can get a place in collegtown and walk to class, bars, restaurants, etc. You can't do that at Duke. I like Duke's weather much more and since I'm from PA I'll get the cold during winter break anyway. But I do have to finance LS myself and saving money is pretty important.

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