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Wait List / Re: Calling the Dean?????
« on: May 02, 2005, 02:32:53 PM »
Hey everyone,

Just a general question about experience here -- has anyone called the Dean at a school where they are wait listed in hopes of getting in? Would this be a wise course of action?

Thanks and take care :)

Yes, it could only help you.  I am assuming that you mean the dean for admission and NOT the Dean of the Law School.   

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Acceptances / Re: deferring
« on: May 02, 2005, 11:35:49 AM »
i got my law school to defer my enrollment for 2 years. but now it turns out i might have to defer 3 years.
1) has anyone ever gotten, or heard of people getting, 3 year deferrals?
2) would it be wise at all to defer 3 years? or would i be better off reapplying after 3 years?

Not to be nosy but why would you want such a long deferment?

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i have applied to 2 banks for a "maximizer loan"( a loan that does NOT need the school's certification and can exceed the COA) and have been denied. i have very good credit, so i dont understand why im being declined. im going to try with a co-signer. has anyone out there tried to apply for one of these loans? anyone have any advice?

Could you have a "normal" private loan approved? 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: living at home?
« on: May 01, 2005, 11:08:00 PM »
I think its a good idea personally.  If your parents are at all accomidating and sort of "in your corner" it could work out really well.  Youll probably spend most of your time during the first year either locked in your room or at the library so you probably wont see too much of them anyway.

Are they going to let you live rent free?  I would definetly go for that deal if I had it myself.

Good idea IMO because it saves you so much money.

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i have applied to 2 banks for a "maximizer loan"( a loan that does NOT need the school's certification and can exceed the COA) and have been denied. i have very good credit, so i dont understand why im being declined. im going to try with a co-signer. has anyone out there tried to apply for one of these loans? anyone have any advice?

Yep I would assume that would be pretty hard.  Most law students assume extremely heavy loan burdens to pay for the COA alone.  If I were a banker I would be wary of giving you the $$$$. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Penn vs. Cornell
« on: May 01, 2005, 11:02:06 PM »
I haven't compared Penn's course offerings with other schools but I do know that Penn seems to be hands down the best top law school at allowing law students to take classes for credit at their other graduate schools.  Penn's business school is even more top-notch than their law school and you can earn a Business and Public Policy certificate to tack on to your JD.  It's not an MBA or anything, but I know that in the business world the word Wharton goes a long way on your resume.  Some of their other graduate schools offer similar certificates for law students.  Maybe that's how they supplement the fewer course offerings.  I actually haven't been to visit Penn.  I went to Duke and UCLA though.  I didn't base my decision on the opinions of others, but for what it's worth, I have not heard ONE bad thing from anyone who went to visit Penn.   

BTW, is the 15k at Cornell total or per year? 

Being curious may I ask where you going? 

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Probably tons of speech-making.

darn, and I can't bring pot with me on the plane  :-\

It might be a good time to know your classmates (maybe one of them will be your spouse one day).    ;)

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i have applied to 2 banks for a "maximizer loan"( a loan that does NOT need the school's certification and can exceed the COA) and have been denied. i have very good credit, so i dont understand why im being declined. im going to try with a co-signer. has anyone out there tried to apply for one of these loans? anyone have any advice?

What kind of credit score do you have?  Also, why would you want to borrow above the COA?  Is your loan burden already heavy enough?

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Did you find yours useful?  Fun?  As a general rule, do they divide students into sections for orientation, or will we get to meet all of our future classmates there? (I realize this probably varies from school to school)

Probably tons of speech-making.

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