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Choosing the Right Law School / Now Alabama vs. Georgia
« on: March 30, 2007, 06:03:02 AM »
Well now Georgia and Bama are tied for #36  Tiny part of me regrets turning down a full tuition scholarship at Bama for 3k annual at Georgia.  However, since the only part of the rankings I care about is the professionals' reputation survey, does anybody know how Bama and UGA compared in this regard?


Choosing the Right Law School / U. of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
« on: March 30, 2007, 05:58:38 AM »
Does anybody know what happen to University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill to cause them to drop from the mid-20's to mid 30's?

Just curious.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Georgia VS. George Mason
« on: March 02, 2007, 06:30:18 AM »
Yesterday, alot of great people helped me with my decision on Alabama vs. Georgia so now I'm faced with a new comparison-  Which should I choose Georgia (total est. cost of living and tuition for me for 3 years- $49578) or George Mason ($98578).  Here's my important factors- as far as state of practice either Georgia (the state outside of Atlanta) or Virginia (the state outside of Washington) is fine with me.  To be honest I will probably choose any state along the Southern portion of the East Coast all the way to Texas.  Now, as for area of law, I'm not that excited about Corporate Law but everything else is fair game.  And one big factor [a must!!!!] is the surrounding school districts since my wife-to-be has to find a job there as a middle school teacher but doesn't want to have to wear body armor at work. 

One intriguing statistic is the starting salaries are $77500 for UGA grads vs. $105,000 for George Mason which could make the extra expense worth it, but I don't really trust blanket statistics in that regards especially if George Mason's numbers are inflated by wealthy Corporate George Mason grads in D.C.  Now I am a UGA undergrad alum, but that home field advantage is somewhat negated by my desire for something new if it has a similar lifestyle to UGA.  Anyway, what would be a better choice and what are some other factors to consider? 


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Bama vs. Georgia
« on: February 28, 2007, 07:20:13 PM »
Here's my situation- I've got a full tuition scholarship from Alabama for the next 3 years while I've got a $3000 per year scholarship at Georgia.  Since I qualify for instate status to both schools, that means Bama's offer is worth roughly $20,000 more.  I like Tuscaloosa and Athens along with the law schools equally, but I have a slight preference for practicing one day in Georgia over Alabama.  However, in all likelyhood I would like to practice in a new state.  With all that in mind, would the extra $20,000 be worth it, or does a Georgia degree have the same portability as a Bama degree or is difference is so small to make 3 years w/o loans worth choosing Bama.

Financial Aid / negotiating financial aid packages
« on: February 26, 2007, 01:08:01 PM »
I've heard from others on here that you can negotiate with some schools for scholarships and better financial aid if other similar ranked schools offer you money.  Does anybody know the best way and the best person from the school to contact about this.  (Feel free to tell me what to say)

My dilema- I was just offered full tuition at Alabama if I stay in top 25% of class ($29000).  Now, I like Alabama but I also was quickly accepted and seriously desire to attend Georgia.  Since I qualify for in-state tution for both schools (alabama resident with parents who live in Ga.), what are my chances of getting Georgia to match or come close to Alabama's offer?  Do I have anything to lose for asking?

Law School Admissions / Wait time for reports to be received and processed.
« on: February 01, 2007, 08:18:56 AM »
So who's in the same situation as me- waiting for your LSDAS report to be received and process by the schools.  So far of the 7 that were mailed out on Jan. 18th, 4 have been received and processed (of which two schools have already accepted me).  However the other 3 schools are telling me that, after 14 days, they are still waiting to receive my reports.  Sound normal or should I contact LSAC? 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Checking Status on Website
« on: January 30, 2007, 07:56:04 AM »
Ok, First every night I check my email account for notifications of acceptance.  Seeing none, I then go the schools' websites to check my status online.  However, after FSU notified me by snail mail that I was accepted, their status check still says just "complete" with no mention at all about acceptance (a full week after the decision was rendered).  That got me thinking- Has anybody ever really been notified first through status check that they were accepted before they received an email or a letter confirmation.  Am I just simply wasting another step and adding extra disappointment by bothering to view my status on schools websites after I received no news via email or mail. 

If some schools do notify you first of acceptance by their online status check before emails and letters, what schools are they?  Georgia? Alabama? Iowa?  Are there any other schools that do both, but email or mail you first before updating your online status check?  You can imagine I'm trying to save myself any added frustration at this point so let me know. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Can you be rejected?
« on: January 23, 2007, 10:29:51 AM »
Quick question- has anyone ever been rejected by a school that sent him or her an invite to apply and waived the app. fee?  Unless you're currently on death row, does it mean you're pretty much in?

Choosing the Right Law School / George Mason and the rankings
« on: January 22, 2007, 01:43:15 PM »
I know I've seen the link(s) somewhere on this board, but, as usual, can't find them when I need them- can anybody tell me how to view the individual US News rankings for all tier one schools from the past few years (esp. the last 3 years).  I'm specifically looking for info on George Mason.  I heard its moved up, but how fast?


Quick question- I've got the last of my transcripts to LSAC today, and LSAC lists a "transcript processed" date for each of them.  However, I don't have an admission index report on file yet.  Since I have all my other info. in already (LSAT & LORS), am I just now at that dreaded up-to-two-weeks process between LSAC receiving my transcripts and generating my report to law schools.  What's the avg. wait time you are experiencing between transcripts being processed and first time reports going out?

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