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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-Bloomington. No word Yet
« on: April 23, 2005, 05:12:37 AM »
Not everybody's commit date was April 8th. Mine was the 15th - which I got extended to the 29th. I'm still waiting to hear from FSU, but otherwise I'll probably go to IUB.

I visited IUB and enjoyed it. The law school building was nice and all the students and staff I met were happy and pleasant. The library is gorgeous - but not as big as the pictures make it seem.

I wasn't as crazy about Bloomington, I know it sounds silly but the traffic and massive amount of cars really got on my nerves. The weather was terrible when I was there. I had paid for like 4 nights of a hotel and it was pouring rain the whole time so I didn't do hardly any house hunting or getting to walk around campus.
If anybody is interested, I did spend several hours at one of the local high schools and was really impressed. Great building, small classes and quality people. I am taking a teenager and this has been a major factor for me.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Dell one day sale
« on: April 13, 2005, 08:53:54 AM »
Man I missed out! What a deal! Anyway, does anybody think they will have this again?

I love Dell. Haven't had any major trouble, always fairly reliable. I used to work in IT and I set up our whole office (about 25 stations) with Dell. However, with a notebook I'm going to spring for the full warranty and accidental damage - since I'm a klutz.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Stetson?
« on: April 09, 2005, 05:27:53 PM »

Where do you see about Saturday classes?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Kentucky visit gone sour
« on: April 04, 2005, 04:22:02 PM »
Ouch! I'm glad you are ok. Sorry about the car also :(

When you feel better, I'm curious to hear about the rest of your visit to Kentucky.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: YAY!!!! GMU Wait List
« on: April 04, 2005, 04:16:57 PM »
Another GMU waitlist checking in, and a DING from Emory! So-so mail today. :/

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Stetson?
« on: March 31, 2005, 08:27:09 PM »
For you all still waiting to hear from Stetson..

I called two weeks ago, and was told because last week was spring break there would be no committee meeting, but I could probably expect a decision to be mailed the next week (tomorrow). I called again today, and the committee met Wednesday but decisions won't be mailed until next Tuesday. The Dean of Admissions has to "sign off" on the decisions, and that person is OUT of the office until Monday. Arrgh! The agony - not ONE letter in the mailbox this week, except about a dozen from IUB reminding me to fill out my FAFSA. HTH

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Help on LSAT prep.
« on: March 31, 2005, 05:59:47 PM »
Sherlock what is your score now?

I started out at 154, and moved up to 163 studying on my own. I was testing in the high 160's towards the end. I used a combination of the Official LSAT SuperPrep, Kaplan LSAT book, Logic Games Bible and LR bible. Plus lots of tests that I downloaded from here or bought from amazon. The key is practice, practice practice. I did one section at a time until I got comfortable, then started timing questions, and eventually worked up to full timed tests (at least one per day) two weeks before the exam.

I was pretty happy with my score but feel I could have done better. I lost the weekend prior to the exam working in the hurricane shelters for 72 hours straight, and it took me the week after just to get caught up on sleep. Maybe I could have done better, maybe not - but practice as much and as often as you can. That's really the best thing you can do.

Are you single? Where have you applied?

I have a two-year old and a 13 year old. The teenager is no problem, but my first priority after I settle on a school will be setting up a team of babysitters. As an undergrad I had a small corps of sitters, one for every night of the week plus a backup. It was essential for library, labs, etc. I'm still waiting to hear from some schools (mostly Stetson), but right now I'm heavily leaning towards IUB. If I go to Stetson it will be part-time and I'll work doing the day and have a sitter at night. If I go to IUB I will use on campus childcare and sitters at night.

Larger universities, especially state schools, seem to have more diverse childcare options. These are often staffed by child development majors and the quality is high. However, there doesn't seem to be much of a price break. With an infant under 1, expect to pay $100+ per week, and get on the waiting list now. If childcare on campus is available you can usually find it on the Web site.

I don't know much about grants just for being a parent. But start researching your childcare options now.

I know it's possible not only to finish, but finish successfully - it is just going to require awesome time management skills. GL! Would like to hear what you find out.

Thanks for sharing this information. I was wondering if you had details on DC as well?

Choosing the Right Law School / Hofstra email?
« on: March 18, 2005, 03:36:01 PM »
Anybody get this from them today? I've only heard that my application is complete. I got all excited (again!) because of the little mention about the accepted student reception.
Here's just a few things that are happening at Hofstra Law School.

Join us for a Financial Aid 101 Workshop this Tuesday, March 22nd or March 30th, from 10 AM- 11 AM, run by Gerard Anderson, Director of Financial Aid.  RSVP to ............, and come to room 250.

REMINDER: Save the date - April 10th - for our Accepted Student and Family Reception.  For more information, please visit our Admitted Students Website at

Congratulations to Lauris Wren and her students in the Political Asylum Clinic on a terrific article in today's Newsday:,0,1795731.story

Additionally, I am delighted to inform you of the recent success of two of our
national moot court teams. ................

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