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Black Law Students / Re: I've Got and Idea.....
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:18:56 AM »
Sure, why not.

Black Law Students / I've Got an Idea.....
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:27:39 AM »
Hi all!  I'm going to be attending law school in the fall, and I've read NUMEROUS books on preparing and things you should do before going etc.  I have yet to find a book of this sort, aimed at students of color. (Let me know if you have and if it was any good.) There are so few of us going through this unique experience, and I think a book of this sort would be a very good tool.  I know that from my going through the process and talking to friends and reading this board, I've found a lot of information that I wish I would have known before or I wish I would have been able to get an idea of where to locate it. Any thoughts? (I'll cut you in on the profits.)

I agree with Dolce.  And these programs are just like anything else, you only get out of it what you put into it.  If you go there and sit there just because you've paid for it, and not because you trully want to learn from it, then you won't benefit.  But if you go into it, thinking that you wanna get as much out of it as possible, then it might actually be worth more than you pay for it.

Financial Aid / Re: Credit Score
« on: May 18, 2005, 11:09:28 AM »
Tymeless you are awesome! Thanks for the advice! You also had some good comments on another thread I was on.  I'll work on getting those down!  Cross your fingers for me.

Financial Aid / Re: Credit Score
« on: May 18, 2005, 10:09:11 AM »
I apologize if this was mentioned earlier in the thread, but reading this page has been very helpful.  My question is,  I currently (or at least early last month) had a credit score in the low 600s from all three bureaus.  I have been working to get the balances down, and should have them down to under 50% of available credit in use by July.  My question is long can I the absolute last point in time...before going through the loan application process?  I obviously want my score as high as possible, but don't want to jeopardize not receiving funding on time either.  But I also don't want my report pulled too many times, because I know that affects things negatively as well.

Any advice?

I really liked Law School Confidential.  I didn't so much see it as "prep" material for subject matter as much as I saw it as having great advice for things you can do as a whole to prepare for law school and for things to do during and after school.  It was also an easy read that I would highly recommend.  I am currently reading Double Billing which is a novel losely based on a young lawyers experiences in BIGLAW.  I'm really enjoying it thus far.

Best of luck to you at NYLS and I LOVE your quote at the bottom sooo true.

Aww thank you! And good luck to you all as well  ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hofstra in New York?
« on: May 18, 2005, 07:11:31 AM »
By the time we graduate we would have made it a T14 ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hofstra in New York?
« on: May 18, 2005, 03:38:38 AM »
This whole tier system is so weird.  Maybe I don't understand it, because I thought it was a tier two, at the very bottom of tier two, but a tier two none the less. 

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