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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: July 18, 2005, 01:01:58 AM »
I prefer Forbes.

may i ask why?  i didn't send the form in yet, i planned on doing it tomorrow.  i can always change it.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: July 17, 2005, 06:30:37 PM »
oh yeah, i also got parking info.  i was told to go with the locust st garage?  sound about right?  i'm not footing that bill for brottier, $150/mo?  no thanks.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: July 17, 2005, 06:23:38 PM »
got an assignment in the mail.  i have to prepare a 'legal memorandum' and mail it in by august 1st regarding a case we have to read (deck v. missouri).  doesn't seem too strenuous.. less than 300 words, non-graded, required.

also have to brief it and bring that with me first day of class.

btw registration/orientation is august 19th.  my lease starts july 29th, so i'll be back/forth moving in between then and the 19th.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:28:24 PM »
you guys are great, i can't thank you all enough.  this is the kind of advice/opinion that 99% of incoming law students must wish they could get.  i owe you all a cold one (or four, or five) for the help  8)

again, it seems my housing situation may be changing.  i'm coming in tomorrow to meet up with my roommate-to-be to check out some apartment complexes around the city.  the woodhawk club (north hills) is gradually turning into our backup.  then, of course, it will be thursday night @ margarita mama's or matrix.. :-\

has anyone else shot an email or phone call to the university about mac testing software?

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 27, 2005, 09:33:26 PM »
i guess i'll be living in the north hills now, on mcknight road.  i was told it will be about a 15-minute commute to class in the morning, though i'm doubting that will hold true.  traffic on mcknight + 279 in will probably be at least 25-30 minutes if i'm lucky.  better start burning some cd's to listen to.

this loan stuff is clogging my head.  i went ahead and applied for my federal money through duquesne, and now have to secure some private loans.  i need to make some phone calls tomorrow and learn what this is all about.

and that packet duquesne sent said i'd be receiving info on a parking spot in the mail.  they better not screw me :)

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 24, 2005, 02:30:31 PM »
first off, thanks for all the great info.  it's really appreciated!

and second, i guess i spoke too soon.  i just got a packet today describing registration, etc.  looks like it's august 19th.  and my mom already grabbed my 'duquesne law school' window decal.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 23, 2005, 08:48:36 PM »
i've actually been scratching my head a little lately, i haven't heard a thing besides stafford loan info.  i would appreciate some info on .. you know .. when we start?  meet-n-greet day?  anything?

i was also told to make sure i get a parking garage spot, though i'm sure by the time i get any info regarding that, they'll be gone.  this is starting to worry me a bit, not a good first impression.

milan said that they'll decide in august if they're going to offer the mac version of securexam.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 22, 2005, 06:43:33 PM »
crap, i forgot (literally) that we stopped at shady grove or whatever it's called for long islands before heading to station square.  doh.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 20, 2005, 10:05:33 PM »
where did you head in the southside?  we were at margarita mama's in station square thursday night, but never quite made it down to mario's or anything.

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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 15, 2005, 04:14:14 PM »
I haven't got any financial info, but that's probably because I messed up applying for loans and grants and other things.  Still need to consolidate my undergrad and car loans... I am very behind.  Congrats on your loans and good luck with the rest of your aid.

Looks like I'll be in Pittsburgh this weekend looking around.  Too bad I have no idea where I'm going, because whenever I ask potential roommates with difficult questions such as "where is your place located" they respond with "close to Duquesne" instead of something specific.  I also get the feeling that no one knows where exactly they live.  Using Mapquest to get around a city I already live in sounds a bit ridiculous - is Pittsburgh really that hard to navigate??

I hear Southside is the best place to live because it's more fun.  Is that why you're living there?  I think most of the apartments I'm touring this weekend will be in Shadyside and Squirrel Hill... are they walkable, urban neighborhoods?


i just got a packet filled with private loan info today.  it seems like duquesne is steering me to get my staffords through aes (pheaa) then providing info on private lenders to get the other $16k that i'll need.  i'm going to call them to see if i can get my staffords somewhere else, and have that lender roll my staffords + privates into one package.

at this point i'm not sure where i'll be living.  my friend had a house all set, the price was agreed upon, but now the family that's (supposedly) moving out is having financial issues.  aka we may not get the place.  if that happens, we'll be scampering to find a decent apartment.  i should have seen something like this happening.  i may wind up in the north hills in the woodhawk club.. we'll have to see how this all shakes out.  i *was* going to be in shadyside.

as far as navigating pittsburgh, it's no harder to get 'the hang of' than any other city i've been in.  the bridges can make things a little confusing at first, but it's easy to pick up.  i wouldn't worry at all if i were you.

the south side kind revolves around east carson street, which runs parallel to the river.  tons of nightlife and "cheaper" apartments and whatnot, i hear a decent number of duq students live over there.

i don't know much about squirrel hill, but i do know that shadyside is a very walkable area.  walnut street has shops and food.  you'd need to plan on a commute to duquesne though, most likely 15 minutes on average in the morning.

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