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Incoming 1Ls / Need a description of OCI process
« on: January 05, 2008, 07:37:18 PM »
I need a good source with general information about what OCI is like at most schools.  (Not a Wikipedia article)

Does anyone have a good internet source that I could cite for a journal article?

Thanks in advance for your help!

You can get loans if your income is low enough.  The loan probably won't be subsidized though. 

The poster who indicated that this law will probably benefit more grads from non-top 14 schools was right on target - most other schools don't have adequate LRAPs right now. 

As for the person who said, I will believe it when I see it: you are seeing it.  This is LAW now.  Do you mean that you are waiting to be a follower and see how someone else handles their debt under this law?  ;-)

For those who are interested: Philip Schrag wrote a Hofstra Law Review article on this topic, to be published very soon.  You can access it on SSRN or via the Equal Justice Works website. 

The purpose of this law wasn't to lure people away from BIGLAW; the purpose was to help those who wanted to work in public interest but were either suffering low standards of living to do so, or who were choosing more lucrative positions for strictly financial reasons.   No one is going to get rich providing legal services to low income people, but with help from this law, they can stop living like students while working as attorneys. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: I could REALLY use some help
« on: January 02, 2008, 08:09:18 PM »
I have the same soft factors, and I don't think that they helped a whole lot.  Is there a reason for the low GPA (difficult major or life issue)?  You might try the kinder gentler Midwest.  :)

Let me know how it turns out Tru Gem.  I know how hard life can be with a parent who needs help getting through life. 

Wow - no interest in the biggest government program to help college grads since the GI Bill? 

Law School Admissions / Re: Curves & Conditional Scholarships
« on: January 01, 2008, 07:45:53 PM »
I am a damn genius and the curve has been hard at my school.  Don't count on getting a 3.3.  It's harder than you think!

I had a similar problem with I contacted every single one.  I found one who understood the situation and let me call him and discuss my goals, interests and undergrad career for 30 minutes so he was able to write a very personalized letter.  Try that!

Law School Admissions / Re: In at NYU!
« on: January 01, 2008, 07:41:46 PM »
Congrats!  You are all well on your way to becoming d-bags like me!


Law School Admissions / Re:
« on: January 01, 2008, 07:39:45 PM »
I would love to see a site other than xoxo and LSD, because I think someone is making a ton of cash off these sites (and I prefer free sites that don't censor posts) but spamming isn't the way to do it!

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