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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola New Orleans v. Denver
« on: February 22, 2005, 08:39:56 AM »
Denver = Brrrrrr

N.O. = warm

I got a 20k per year to Loyola with a 3.4 and a 155. My scholarship came in the mail with my acceptance. I'm sure with your numbers you will get something also. I didn't apply to LSU.

That just made me feel a whole lot better towards that school!!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Wait Listed at Stetson?!?
« on: February 22, 2005, 05:40:49 AM »
I would hang on for a little while.  Once the financial aid offers start rolling in, I think a lot of people will withdraw from there because of the crappy aid package. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: You heard about Paris Hilton?
« on: February 22, 2005, 05:38:24 AM »
That's hot!!

« on: February 21, 2005, 09:57:02 PM »
EFC: $0

Mwaa know, I suck.

I love my daughter every day, but especially on tax day.

Law School Admissions / Re: Obscenely abyssmal GPA - should I even bother?
« on: February 21, 2005, 09:26:56 PM »
I hear you on IS.  I am an IST major at Penn State.  Mostly got into that in case I didn't go to law school.  I am working as a software developer right now.  IT BLOWS!!!  Probably a sweet gig if you have a good idea and enough $$ to run your own business.

I should have done my English major instead of the minor, but at least I can do some cool stuff on the laptop now.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Paul Hewson "Bono" gets NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOD
« on: February 21, 2005, 09:01:12 PM »
I remember reading about this the last time nominations came around.  Apparently, it isn't that difficult to gain a nomination.  If I remember right George W., Hitler, Stalin were all nominated.

I think they do a pretty good job of picking the awardees though.


Now, aside from being white and male I'm sure I qualify as a URM.  Afterall, how many French majors join the military?!?   ;)

My old platoon leader was a German 

Why am I a non-trad?  27 divorced, single father of a 9 year old.  Looking forward to law school where the age difference isn't as great.  Getting married again this summer, so regardless of the night scene (the few nights of the year where I could actually go out) I will probably spend it all with my family.

So far I am pretty much decided on Stetson.  At least I will be the youngest guy in St. Petersburg.  The median age there is pretty high. 

Thanks for the reminder!!!  Ridiculous show, but

Donny Crane.....Denny Crane.....

I wish I had a name that rolled off like that, but alas, my parents did not bless me.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: transfering prospects
« on: February 20, 2005, 03:47:25 PM »
This happened to a friend of mine.  He didn't do that well on the LSAT.  He accepted at Widener and busted his ass and got the grades.  The next year he went to Rutgers on a transfer.  He really made out as Widener gave him money to attend.  Seemed like a good deal to me since he was able to prove that regardless of the test score he had what it takes to make good grades in law school.

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