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Law School Applications / Re: When should I apply?
« on: June 21, 2004, 06:41:05 PM »
From my experience:  I applied in late November/early December to both of the schools I wanted to attend.  I heard from both of them early Jan/late Feb (along with several other people I talked to).  You figure that each school only allowed in a certain number of people and by admitting at least 4 students already (probably a lot more, that is just the ones I know of), your chances would have been lowered by that much if you applied in Feb as they had already admitted at least 2/100 of the class (which isn't much, but makes your chances that much less).  And it was probably a lot greater than 2/100 of the class...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Engineer-Lawyers thread
« on: June 21, 2004, 05:17:07 PM »
It seems to depend on several things with computer engineers.  For example, almost all the females I've known that are into computers are very social and can deal with people and computers.  The males seem to fall into two categories:  if they have a girlfriend/wife, they are fairly social - if they have 10 online names for final fantasy (or fill in some other RPG) then they aren't that social.

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Have you tried to appeal your financial aid?  Is there any reason that they will only certify you for 6300?

If you need additional funds for things like rent, medical, etc - you can probably appeal and get them to certify you for more.

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News Discussion / Re: Howard Stern Calls on Fans to Vote Bush Out
« on: June 17, 2004, 02:12:05 PM »
The president of CU just said the C-word can be a term of endearment.  Stern is looking pretty good right now.

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News Discussion / Re: Has Bush lost it?
« on: June 17, 2004, 02:07:10 PM »
The quote by RR, Jr. was in the media - just not very out front in the media.  There have also been things in the media that the Regans are upset with RR being used in politcal commercials.  Latest I read was that the group that was doing the commercial is not going to air it for at least a week.  There have also been rumors that Bush may have to distance himself from the Regan image he is going after because of the problems the families have over stem cell research.

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From what the financial aid person said at CU - Colorado does after the first year.  However, you have to move to Colorado before school starts (only a few weeks though) and do several things so that a year later you will be a resident.  I think the things are, get a driver's license, register to vote, change your car title, and a few other things that I can't remember.  You have to do it all before school starts because if you do it Sept 1, 2004 then you will be eligible for in-state tuition Sept 1, 2005.  Because the semester starts before that (in Aug) you wouldn't be eligible your 1st semester of second year unless you did it in Aug of 2004.  Other states might work like this too so you might have to move before school starts to the state you are going.

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here's what the profs think: those in long-distance relationships make the best students (and get the best grades). someone who has a bf/gf/significant other right there with them is going to have plenty of distractions, while the single kids will have a whole different kind of distractions (potentially sitting 2 seats away, even).
so the long-dist thing is at least good for your gpa :P

I'm thinking these profs don't realize the potential of getting your BF video games to play while you study.  You just have to get him a game - tell him to play it (especially something like Final Fantasy) and then everytime you want to goof off and do something with him he'll say something along the lines of "But I thought you had studying to do.  And two more hours and I'll be a level 24 red mage with over 2600 experience points!"

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Law School Applications / Re: Serious Question: Food Stamps?
« on: June 16, 2004, 11:58:44 AM »
Has anyone actually applied yet for food stamps?  Or more importantly - applied and been accepted?  Going through the food stamp site, it pretty much looks like it isn't going to happen for any law student unless you have something else going on that makes you a non-trad student...

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Law School Applications / Re: Serious Question: Food Stamps?
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:53:49 PM »
Uhm.   Most able-bodied....

That would leae some able-bodied who will be eligible as well as non-able-bodied....

I think your point just got lost.

The thing with food stamps - there are some students who probably could qualify - however I think they would be few and far between.  If you have children and are going to law school, if you are caring for someone who is disabled, if you qualify for other aid (not loans) then you may qualify.  However, if you are someone that just wants to not take out loans and get food stamps instead (i.e. you are 24, got both arms, both legs, don't have any children, aren't a vet, etc) the program isn't for you.

If you qualify for loans, can get loans, and have made the decision to go to law school instead of working, the program isn't there for you.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: WAS JESUS GAY?
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:30:08 PM »
I think some of this is also based on some of the *forgotten* or *lost* copies of books of the Bible they have found.

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