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Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 12, 2006, 12:21:06 PM »
has anyone else gotten your staffords approved yet? how long did the damn approval process take?

I think mine was approved a long time ago, but I'm not 100% certain.  I used MEFA I think.

Yesh... Mine (MEFA) was approved 2 or 3 weeks ago. However, I only applied back in early July. I received a "Notice of loan guarantee and disclosure" which listed the disbursement information.

Law School Admissions / Re: Big Money Scholarships at Top Schools
« on: August 07, 2006, 08:48:17 PM »
Oh yesh... Gtown also has a full tuition scholarship. The Dean Scholarship I believe it's called. Like the Darrow, you have to write an essay. It's also full tuition (no summer stipend) if I recall.

Law School Admissions / Re: Big Money Scholarships at Top Schools
« on: August 07, 2006, 08:43:07 PM »
Thanks towlie.  Come on guys, all the UMich and Columbia kids on this board and none of you can post the details of the school's top scholarships?

UMich has full and partial (half?) Darrows. Darrows come with full tuition for 3 years and a stipend for the first summer (very sweet!). I believe approx 12 ppl get Darrows each year. However, Iím not sure if this is the number of offers or the number that accept. I do know that some turn it down since the Darrow mostly targets HYS admits.

Only apply to a school Early Decision if you are ABSOLUTELY sure you want to go there and nowhere else if accepted (unless you are talking about Texas which has  early decision but is not binding). If the ED school is your top choice, you may up your chances by applying ED because they have the guarantee that you will go there (thus increasing the # of admits who actually attend).

As for Early Action (non binding early programs), it is a toss up as to whether they are held to higher standards or not. Some schools say they hold the same standards for all applicants, others (like Duke) say that they hold early applicants to slightly higher standards because they are having to make decisions before the entire applicant pool can be seen. If your numbers are where you say they are in relation to the schools 25/75, it couldn't hurt you to apply EA. You show the school that you are interested enough to get your butt in gear early for them, and unless your application has major errors the worst that is likely to happen to you is being deferred to the regular pool of applicants. I don't think they will reject you unless it is obvious you wouldn't be admitted later in the season.

True. Also, keep in mind that you can reap the benefits of EA without applying early. For example, you can apply regular admission to NYU and get admitted before many of the EA applicants. Happened last cycle.

how dumb is that? All the other schools I applied to today just wanted to know about any misdemeanors/felonies, whereas these two wanted to know about traffic violations (sans parking tickets) too. I have one speeding ticket from when I was an 18 year old high school senior, I hope it doesn't hurt me.

It won't. A good friend applied to IU-B and had to disclose a speeding ticket. He ended up with a full tuition scholarship, etc.

Also, I read somewhere that speeding ticket disclosures have to do with how they are classified in the state.

Law School Admissions / Re: Nosey questions on apps...
« on: August 07, 2006, 08:22:27 PM »
Quote - "I know Michigan asked it. They also wanted to know the date(s) you applied/are applying to other schools. I had the same question myself about what to do. Anyone with advice?"

I am not sure what application you are looking at for Michigan, but they ask no such question.  They do have a question that asks "if you have ever registered at another law school", but this question isn't even close to the question that is being discussed.  Please make certain you are reading the applications closely.

Regarding the questions on the Fordham application, these are new for this year.  These questions were not part of their application last cycle. 

Having stated all of this, I am not certain how we should respond to these questions.  I know of at least two other schools who are asking the same question - Washington University (listed as optional) and DePaul University (not listed as optional).  Any thoughts from those that have been there, done that.  Thanks.

Re: Michigan. Perhaps you two are referring to different schools? Michigan State vs Univ. of Michigan? I did Univ. of Michigan's app last cycle (í05-í06) and donít recall those annoying questions (although other schools had them)

Re: Answering the question.. Just do it. To the best of your abilities of course.

If Iím remembering correctly, at my school you can make up to a certain amount that the school won't touch. It's about 10 grand. Anything above that is fair game. This is important because if you have grants, those will be the first to go. Of course, this is probably no reason to turn down a well paying cushy job where they wine and dine you for weeks.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: August 03, 2006, 05:19:05 PM »
Okay, I really want to know my section assignment and class schedule now.   ;D :D ;D

When will they tell us?

Not for a while.  I think it's quite last minute, like a week or so before orientation.  I could be (and probably am) wrong, though.

3 more weeks agonizing :(

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which primer for Crim Law to buy?
« on: July 30, 2006, 07:07:58 AM »
a.) 0L
b.) I have no idea about Dressler, but I guess I'll check it out if it comes so highly recommended.  All I know was that I felt the Delaney book was good.

I also liked the Delaney book. Of course I have not seen the Dressler book so I can't compare. However, I think like a lot of things, this is a personal preference based in part on how I study, etc. I liked the way Delaney presented the material. It was very engaging.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 30, 2006, 06:56:26 AM »
I give notice this week. Felt good :) Felt even better when my boss told me that if he had to do another career, it would be law.

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