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General Board / asking for fin aid
« on: January 13, 2007, 04:57:15 PM »
I am currently an out of state student with no scholarship dollars at my law school.  This is expensive.  Although my school does not rank 1Ls 1st semester, judging by the past three year's stats, I should fall in the top 10% of my class and possibly the top 5%.  Has anyone ever heard of people attempting to get fin aid money for the 2nd and 3rd years, and if so, how should one go about it?  Also, is this a subject to bring up with the Dean of Admissions or the Dean of Students?           

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Indiana - Bloomington / Re: jobs
« on: June 28, 2006, 12:12:10 AM »
bump.  Are there really no current IU students using this board?

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Indiana - Bloomington / jobs
« on: June 19, 2006, 01:38:08 AM »
To any current IU Law students out there--

What are the chances of getting a paid summer associate position or a paid position working for a judge after 1L at IU?

Do most of the 2Ls do fairly well securing summer employment?

Also, from your own perspective (I've been to the career services website, but it would be nice to have a student's opinion on the subject), do people have an easy time finding a job after graduation?  Is a person going to be screwed if he/she ends up in the lower half of the class?

I thought I had come to peace with the enormous amount of money I'm going to be throwing at the law school, but as law school is becoming more of an immediate reality, I'm starting to freak out a bit.  Thanks in advance for any info you provide! 

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Indiana - Bloomington / Re: IU-B Class of 09
« on: June 03, 2006, 02:11:03 AM »
Woodbridge allows dogs in their apartments, and The Crossing (formerly a part of Woodbridge) does also.  I'm not sure that I'd recommend either though.  They are on 10th Street past the Bypass (a bit of a trek from the law school and downtown).  Woodbridge management staff are nice, but a bit slow to take care of things.  The Crossing management are sort of sketchy (and do not allow subleasing).  I'm in the Crossing for this coming year, but I'm not thrilled about it.  Had second semester last year not kicked my ass, I would have been out looking for someplace closer. 

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Indiana - Bloomington / Re: IU-B Class of 09
« on: February 17, 2006, 05:32:42 PM »
I haven't been to B-Town, but from what I've seen of it on the net, it doesn't seem to represent a town of 70,000+ people. Does it have a really small town feel?

I grew up in a town of 250 people, so my idea of a "small town feel" is generally different from most others.  I would have to agree that the downtown area does have a small town feel to it, but it is a very cultured small town feel. 

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Indiana - Bloomington / Re: IU-B Class of 09
« on: February 08, 2006, 09:50:30 PM »
I'll be there.  Well, I guess I'm already sort of there (first-year grad student).  Planning to do the joint MPA/JD program.  Anybody else considering?  If anyone has any questions about IU or Bloomington in general, feel free to ask away!

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Indiana - Bloomington / Re: Hello out there!
« on: May 28, 2005, 01:15:59 AM »
hey lah05, so you decided on IUB over lewis and clark huh? cool.

i haven't lined up housing, just started calling a few places, i don't know barely anything about bloomington. i spoke with Renaissance Rentals, they have some studio and 1br's available, and i aslo spoke with deerpark mgmt, they have 1brs at campus mall and bart villa apts, these all sounded like reasonable options for me, not sure what youre looking for.

i am always looking for more advice as to where would be good and cheap to live, but not too student ghetto-y

Yeah, I think Indiana will give me more options overall, especially if I decide environmental law isn't my cup of tea.  I've been checking out iucribs.com and the grad student organization homepage for housing options.  I'm thinking about trying to move into a townhouse with another kid, but the landlord lives on the top floor and shares the living room and kitchen, which could be weird.  Has anyone ever done that before?  Otherwise, I'm looking at a couple of apartments. 

Tacojohn or anyone else-- do you know anything about Colonial Crest or Woodbridge apartments?  Good or bad?  Thanks for the info on the Villas and the stadium area, I'll stay away.   

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Indiana - Bloomington / Re: Hello out there!
« on: May 17, 2005, 06:07:35 PM »
Hey all.  I'm heading to Bloomington in the fall as well.  Looking to get a joint JD/MPA specializing in environmental law and policy.  Have many of you started to get housing lined up?

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The Luckiest- Ben Folds

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For those of you doing summer start, how is it going so far?

I have a Dell Latitude D610 that I bought last year.  It's been a trooper so far (I don't go easy on electronics), so I think it was a good buy.

No GradPLUS loan yet.  Hopefully by the end of this weekend.  I still haven't finished reading the email they sent about it, but I'm not a huge fan of an interest rate fixed at 8.5%.  I guess if rates keep moving in the direction they are currently headed, I should get used to it.  Are you guys going to try to take out all the IU budget will allow, or are you trying to determine your own budget and going from there?

Also, do you know if the law school has a decent student lounge or any sort of convenience store in it?  I did the tour and have been over there several times since, but I don't recall ever seeing either.     

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