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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Golden Gate
« on: May 31, 2005, 09:57:11 AM »
Hi Viv! I am going to the part time, which would you be? They said financial aid would come in 2 to 3 weeks.... so i guess i'll see then if I have any money....It would be nice, but as long as i qualify for loans i'll be ok....


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Incoming 1Ls / Any other Golden Gate 1Ls on board?
« on: May 28, 2005, 10:38:40 PM »
I was hoping to get to know some other Golden Gate 1Ls before school starts....

Anyone going to the admitted student reception on June 17th?




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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Golden Gate
« on: May 28, 2005, 05:32:35 PM »
Thank you guys!! You r the best and (yes, DB we should start a club). Werbz, thank you. I hope that either Case or Stetson(spring)FSU works out the way you want them to...  You have what it takes!



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Thanks everyone!




My story,

I graduated from Berkeley in the Fall of 1995 and was accepted and attended Santa Clara University Law School on partial scholarship for the next year and a 1/2. I became pregnant and my then fiancee(now husband) had to make some diff decision. He had 1 year left for his masters in engineering(comp) at Santa Clara and we couldn't afford a baby(plus we didn't want to put our baby in day care) and 2 of us going to grad school. I had to pull out of law school half way through (on scholarship) and put my dreams on hold in the spring of 1998. My husband finished, got his degree, and then the dot com went bust two years later. Luckily my hubby found another comp job(less pay).  We had to relocate and I worked retail sales (almost 7 years now) part time in the evenings to help support my family.

Four kids and seven years later, it is my turn to go back and have my  dream. I'll still be able to be a stay at home mommy for the next four years(Berkeley is 5, Savannah is 4, Travis is 2 and, my baby, Dakota is 10 months now). Studying and raising them will be hard but not as hard as giving up on my dream.  Since I have two years under my belt(but I am starting again as a 1L) I should have a little lead room(I dont re the cases but I do re how to brief, outline etc).... so I think it will be busy but doable(assuming I can get the loans to cover tuition)....


I hope they will learn from their mommy (1) that family comes first and (2) it is never too late to  make your dreams a reality, you just have to believe in yourself....


I can't go full time obv (lol) so I applied to my local p/t programs.... and third/fourth tier rankings make no diff to me. My dream is to graduate and to find a non big law job where I can make a diff, earn a decent salary, and help to buy my husband the best 12th anniv present... a house.


I know how much all of you want to be lawyers and I know you have what it takes. Don't give up even if the road is rough.... or even(as in my case) you have to get off the road, out of the car, and walk back home first. You will make it, I know you will!


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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / In at Golden Gate
« on: May 28, 2005, 03:30:17 PM »
Just wanted to say I am SO EXCITED to be going to law school.....




 :D

 

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Hey everyone! I got mail!! 

I've been accepted for the Golden Gate p/t 2005 program!!!

I am going to law school!!! (if the financial aid numbers work out....)They are supposed to send me my f.a. ppwk in 2-3 weeks.... and then I'll have to see if I can get loans or what....

But for now.... I will enjoy my 7th wedding anniv present(my anniv is on Monday).....

Thanks everyone for all your kind words, good thoughts, and friendship!

I am a computer doofus(why I found this site so late.... please tell me how/where the new list is going to be) I'd love to join you all!!!!



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Hey everyone!  I know there are still pendings out there(as well as waitlists)... I know if I dont hear from GGU TODAY, I won't hear TILL June(Monday is a holiday and my mailperon only delivers JUNK(and like 2 pieces at that) the day after a holiday-- I don't even think he goes to the post office...LOL....

Mostly I wanted to wish everyone a nice 3 day holiday and to say thanks for all the love and support....

For those oh so few of us still on pending island  in June...

maybe we better send out an SOS smoke signal....

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Matthies,

Thank you for sharing your story.... it has touched my heart... as well as inspired me to keep going...




Everyone/anyone,

news??  I have no mail (5/27) from Golden Gate...   ::)

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I am sure waitlist at Case isn't what you were hoping for... but congrats anyway.... hopefully a spot will open up soon!


As for me, no mail today... come on Golden Gate, come on, come on, come on....

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 :(


No news in mail for me today.... oh my...the wait continues on pending island!

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