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Black Law Students / Re: Beauty Tips and Secrets -- Share Yours!
« on: March 09, 2005, 05:30:50 PM »
Everything you've heard about OLIVE OIL is true.  You're probably thinking, "What does a guy know about beauty tips?" Well, my wife is Product Queen.  We're thinking about naming our daughter after her favorite store "Sephora."  Anyway, she'd probably be pissed if she knew I was disclosing her secrets, but here we go:

Well, she often uses olive oil on her hair and she faitfully uses an Olive Oil oil cleanser produced by L'OCCITANE.  I know what you're thinking, what are black folks doing putting oil on oily skin.  Think back to chemistry class -- like dissolves like. 

DHC also has olive oil products.  Consider them the platinum of all olive oil products.  But here's the best secret, you can use organic olive oil from your local Whole Foods Market.

More importantly, try to use natural products to cleanse and care for your skin. And on the cheap end, drinking plenty of water will help you retain moistrue balance in your skin, which enable your products to work at their full potential.

Well, this is it for today's Cosmetic Connection.  I need to check in with my baby before giving up anymore of her secrets.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I need help
« on: March 09, 2005, 05:19:46 PM »
Turn UGA down so they can let me in.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: case western scholarships
« on: March 09, 2005, 05:18:34 PM »
It would be great if you could turn it down so that I can get it instead.

Law School Admissions / Re: Is a LOR of 5 Single Spaced Pages Too Long
« on: March 09, 2005, 05:12:25 PM »
I disagree with everyone else.  My manager wrote me a letter that was right at three pages single spaced and I think it has helped make the difference in my application so far.  It also helped balance out my other LORs, which were all good, but one page each.

Think of it this way, the Ad Comms can choose to read the entire thing, read only the first page, or skim over certain parts.  The key is that if they want specific examples or evidence of your ability, they can always go back to that letter and get first-hand examples and support.

While five pages may be overkill, a few pages should only help you.

I'm not sure if I'm special enough to warrant a call from Case, but I did receive a couple of letters from professors.  I also received a letter from the student services department that contained a typo.  I thought about pointing it out to someone there.  You know, not wanting them to send the same letter to hundreds of other people and lose credibility, but I decided against it.  Figured it might not help my scholarship changes:-)

I am a 1L at SLU and am going through OCI right now.  If you want to practice in St. Louis, you should go to SLU OR a top ten school OR WUSTL.  When I look at the websites of the firms I am interviewing with, I see some Mizzou, but not that many.  I was accepted at both SLU and WUSTL (I also needed to stay in area because of family) and every practicing attorney I talked to told me to take SLU for practicing here.  For your info,  the top law firms in St. Louis (Bryan Cave, Lewis Rice, Husch Eppenburger) are paying their summer clerks $1500/week.  New associates at those firms are making 90K.  If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help.  By the way, if I were you, I would stay away from the debt so that you can have the option of picking a smaller, lower paying firm or even a public service job. 

Thanks for the info MMHOME.  Do you see any large differences between the day and evening programs at SLU? 

You might also want to check out It gives good data on firms and which firms do OCI at which schools. Gives you a realistic look at who will be interviewing you.

Hey Stuvxyz,

Great information on SLU career prospects.  Would you mind sharing where you pulled that from?  I'm also considering SLU and I'm wondering about salary potential upon graduation.

It's a great site, lets you search almost all lawyers based on a slew of criteria.  Attorney's from John Ashcroft to my uncle are listed :D

Thanks for the help, but the link you provided took me to the North American Lighting Product site. 

A few people have noted that they've recently received an e-mail from Case informing them that a scholarship letter was on the way.

Anyone else receive this e-mail?

« on: March 09, 2005, 01:08:43 PM »

I think you need to look at it the way I'm looking at it.  Just like you, I don't have anyone to cosign and probably won't qualify for outside loans on my own.

So, I decided that I can only attend schools where my federal loans and scholarship aid can cover the costs.  I've been lucky so far that the schools that have accepted me, have also offered generous financial aid packages.  In terms of overall cost, your best option might be to go after public schools.

Also, don't rule out part time programs.  While it may be challenging, you can still finish in three years if you go during the summer and you can still work to support yourself through school.

I had to face the reality that I may not be able to do the full-time thing, or may possibly go full-time and still have to do a little side work (odd jobs) to support myself. However, in the end it will be worth it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any PT acceptances w/ merit $?
« on: March 09, 2005, 12:55:01 PM »
Saint Louis Univ. offered me merit aid with my acceptance.

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