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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« on: June 21, 2005, 12:34:01 PM »
God bless Canuck!

Thank you for posting and offering your wisdom.

I've got TONS of questions, but to start, are you glad you ended up going there?  Was 1L year as bad as everyone says it is? And how tough is the grading system?  And how were summer job prospects?

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General Board / Re: Seat deposit returned
« on: June 16, 2005, 03:21:03 PM »
LOL.  How do you tell a LAW SCHOOL that you are going to sue them?  That's funny.  The place is filled with soon to be and current lawyers and you, with no law degree are going to sue them?  And you think that will make them worried?  How much of a deposit could it possibly have been for you to even be thinking this way?  Sometimes you just have to suck it up and move on.  As a future 1L, I'm sure you have A LOT more important things to be concerned with.

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General Board / Re: Seat deposit returned
« on: June 16, 2005, 01:11:17 PM »
I think it all depends on whether or not the seat deposit is refundable.  I know for my school it was a $850 seat deposit, and you got $250 back if you let them know you no longer were attending (in writing) by June 1st.  I was accpeted to other schools that said it was nonrefundable.  I doubt the sob story would work, but you would have a MUCH better chance then telling the school that they are lower than pond scum. Call them and find out if there is anyway to get it back.  Depending on what they say, take it from there.  You don't even have to tell them who you are, just ask the general question.

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It stands for Planet Law School II.  It is a rather lengthy book, and you can buy it at any bookstore I'm sure.  I got my copy online at half.com for a lot cheaper than the bookstore prices.

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Can't you use forebearance if deferment is no longer an option (as everyone keeps saying if you consolidate you lose the 6 month grace period)?  I have about 5k in undergrad loans, and as I really started gearing up for law school, my crappy job plus the expenses of LSAT, applications, seat deposits, etc. were a lot.  I spoke to my lender and they told me I was eligible for forbearance until August, and then when August comes it will go back to deferment because I will be in school.  I would think that the time you are studying for the bar after school would qualify since you probably wouldn't be making much money during that time.  Anyone know?

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General Board / Re: Laptop Bags
« on: May 27, 2005, 09:36:56 AM »
What size and type of laptop do you have?  I've been contemplating this as well.  The pre-lae section has a great thread with suggestions.  Also, depends on if you wanna carry your books and stuff in the same bag as your laptop, or if you just want a bag dedicated just for the laptop.

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Thanks for the info.  Wow at the 300 resumes sent out.  That alone, without the getting names, resumes and cover letters in order must have been EXTREMELY time consuming.

Congrats on the offers!  May I ask, just out of curiosity, where you go to school and if your situation was typical of the other people in your class that you may have spoken to about their job search?

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General Board / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: May 24, 2005, 07:48:21 AM »
I applaud you for your comprehension of sarcasm, I also applaud the fact that you come into a message board and give people advice such as "And I agree with you Noelle.  You could easily get taken advantage of if you are "too nice"

I hope you do something really important, because if this is all you contribute to society you are wasting my drinking water.

You need help and a life. 

Look at the positive tone of the title of this post and the positive suggestions that people have posted to try to help others.  I never claimed to be giving any advice, because I know nothing on the topic.  I will be starting law school in the Fall, so I am looking to take the advice of those who have been through it.

Look at the posts you have put on this board alone.  None of them helpful, all criticizing others and adding nothing of substance.  If you would like to continue a senseless back and forth match of which of us "contributes more to society", then you can do it with yourself, because that's not what this post is for.  If you don't have anything to add ON THE TOPIC then move on.

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I can understand where you are coming from, but eventually, the resume and cover letters will need to be sent out, regardless of when that may be.  How could it not be beneficial to get a list (that can always be added to and altered as interests become clearer), so that there is that much less that you have to do when the time comes to start the job search? It's something you can do at home while watching tv or at work when you're board, but will save you lots of time in the end.

In response to Bluff, I kinda started this already in an excel spreadsheet, and I also included a column for firms that have current Alumni from my schools (undergrad and law school) and the areas of practice.  This way when the time comes, I can have cover letters that can make a connection with a memeber of the firm, and if I decide after taking a certain class that the area that a firm specializes in is not for me, I can simply erase all firms that specialize in that area.

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General Board / Re: Law Preview
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:17:32 PM »
Sigh...I did not get a hotel arrangements offer, but I live in NY so it won't be a problem getting there.  By then I should have probably moved into my new place for law school as well.

Take it in NY!

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