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Might as well hit all of CCN while your at it.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Judicial clerkships
« on: November 01, 2006, 06:39:22 PM »
get into the highest ranked school you can. Once there, Career Services should have tons of advise.

Financial Aid / Re: working between undergrad and law school
« on: November 01, 2006, 06:22:22 PM »
I would not worry too much about this. Most schools will want you to spend most of the "extra cash" you have on tuition before they will provide you grants. This is reasonable when you consider that, usually, all applicants are treated equally and that you'll be walking in the door a little richer then some other applicants.

Depending on the school, you may be able to "hide" any extra money you have in a house or some types of investment. Of the few schools I applied to last cycle, it semed that where as it was possible to hide cash in accets at public schools, the private schools wanted to see everything.

Law School Admissions / Re: I am an idiot!
« on: October 25, 2006, 08:50:47 PM »
Also, consider calling them first to confirm to whom you should send the resume and exactly what to include for identification. I don't expect you'll have any problems.

Law School Admissions / Re: should i send this in additionally?
« on: October 25, 2006, 08:47:17 PM »
Short answer: no
Long answer: no


FWIW, I had a 2 page resume last cycle and did very well. I think you should strive for 1 page but if you have important stuff to say, by all means go for 2.

But seriously, i had substantial financial aid as an undergrad and for the past 2 years I've been working in ibanking and i had the same concern. after doing some research i was pretty much able to conclude that fafsa will use your previous years income, but if you don't plan on working for the upcoming school year and you can let your grad school's financial office know that your last year's earnings is not representative of your earnings and they'll use their discretion and take your expected earnings for the upcoming year into consideration instead of last year's earnings. 

Spot on.

This is correct. At some schools, the ones that do Fin Aid on a yearly basis, you file a form. At others, they "automatically" account for it. But in general, there should be some mechanism to compensate as they *know* that your income will be 0 or close to it next year.

Financial Aid / Re: What to do with a Chunk of Change
« on: October 25, 2006, 08:36:12 PM »
Depends on the school.

Some schools will not "see" equity you have in say a home. This is the case as some public schools. Other schools, will ask for and see everything....EVERYTHING. They have their ways.

Regarding sub loans, I think you'll still get it even with 100k+. But then again, perhaps it depends on the school?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LSD magic at HLS
« on: September 22, 2006, 04:38:13 PM »
This might be the dumb question of the day, but once you meet in do they know it's you???

I know. I'm quite confused. Another poster in a thread about Michigan was talking about being excited to sit next to Vapid Unicorn in class. I couldn't figure out how he knew it was VU. How do ya'll know each other? Do you wear your little LSD nametags during orientation? Do you say to each other, "Hey, I'll see ya in Harvard. I'll be the one holding the red rose!"  ???

I can think of at least one easy way to identify LSDers at HLS. If an LSDer provides bits of information that can be crosschecked with the face book stuff, it should be easy to ID the person. Of course this assumes itís somewhat unique info.  For example, if you are the only one or one of very few from your college and you post such here, it'll be easy to flip to the back of the 1L face book to lookup your college and navigate to your mug shot.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: September 09, 2006, 12:37:58 PM »
I suspect most will find out about these details at orientation. Perhaps that's the intent...

And it turns out...we didn't find out at orientation. Harvard is just bad at communicating.


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