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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:16 pm

legal10101 wrote:YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A POST I CAN RELATE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am 30 and am married with 2 children. We are selling our house, and I will be going to school FT. I have worked as a paralegal for 8+ years. I am currently at a Health System in the Legal/Compliance office, and I am certified as a coder and compliance professional.

That's awesome. You should have some solid job prospects coming out of school with that background. We are impatiently waiting for our Joint Commission survey here at the hospital I work for. We could use someone with the background you and I will have.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby legal10101 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:21 pm

We are too, Joint Commission that is. I do have very good prospects. Actually, several large Chicago firms I work with on a daily basis. Most of my contacts have sent LOR, or have called the law schools I appied to. Howerver, my stats are not good (2.71 LSAC; 3.7 Undergrad, and 150 LSAT) I don't know why I am struggling with the LSAT, but I have. Nerves....alot riding on doing well. I am closing on my house, moving into my parents home (they have a property with a 2nd living quarter), and quitting a very good job.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

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Postby legal10101 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:23 pm

Yeah for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby nygrrrl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:23 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

w00t!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:32 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

Congrats. I say go for it.

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Postby masochist » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:45 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
masochist wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote: Also I can't imagine that NU's health care is anything I really want to put my kids on.



If the NU law healthcare plan is the same plan they offer employees, then it is actually pretty awesome. It basically covers all of the NMH affiliated practices with a $20/$30 deductible. I knew of one woman who stayed in a Ph.D. program an extra year just so that she could have her prenatal care and delivery at Prentice. (They have plasma screens, Xboxes, and lake views in the delivery suites. :) )


It's not. LS students get the student insurance, which is fine for the student but sucks for their families.


That is a huge bummer. The insurance was one of the best parts of working/studying at NU.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:22 pm

Capitol A wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

Congrats. I say go for it.


Edit: We can revive the buying a house thread!

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:33 pm

masochist wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote: Also I can't imagine that NU's health care is anything I really want to put my kids on.



If the NU law healthcare plan is the same plan they offer employees, then it is actually pretty awesome. It basically covers all of the NMH affiliated practices with a $20/$30 deductible. I knew of one woman who stayed in a Ph.D. program an extra year just so that she could have her prenatal care and delivery at Prentice. (They have plasma screens, Xboxes, and lake views in the delivery suites. :) )


I was looking at the NU student health plan last night, comparing it to the HMO coverage I get now through work, and it's...ok. But then, pretty much everything is only ok compared to my Kaiser for $25/month, which covers everything without that you-pay-20% bullshit. Plus I hate PPOs and trying to find a doctor who's taking on patients and having to go different places for different things. I like being able to call one phone number for absolutely everything. Giving up my insurance is one of the things that really scares me about quitting my job.

If NU grants me my deferral, I'm definitely spending the next 18 months getting new glasses, new contacts, getting my teeth checked, etc.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:52 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

Congrats. I say go for it.


Edit: We can revive the buying a house thread!

Anyone want to buy a house in northern Illinois? Only an hour and a half train commute to downtown Chicago!

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:57 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

Congrats. I say go for it.


Edit: We can revive the buying a house thread!

I'd love to sell mine. Central Phoenix. Hasn't snowed here in...well it actually snowed about 2 weeks ago, but it was flurries, and it did not effect me one bit on the golf course :P I'm sure that's more pleasant than most of the country. All you have to pay me is what I owe (which is a deal at double market value :lol:

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:00 pm

Capitol A wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

Congrats. I say go for it.


Edit: We can revive the buying a house thread!

I'd love to sell mine. Central Phoenix. Hasn't snowed here in...well it actually snowed about 2 weeks ago, but it was flurries, and it did not effect me one bit on the golf course :P I'm sure that's more pleasant than most of the country. All you have to pay me is what I owe (which is a deal at double market value :lol:


I say secure your 1l loans, pull all the copper out of the walls and run!

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:02 pm

Would you believe I moved to Illinois from Central Phoenix?

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Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:25 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Would you believe I moved to Illinois from Central Phoenix?

Yes. The majority of the people I work with are originally from the midwest, and they all seem to come here straight out of college, then head back to the cold either when they have kids or when their parents start getting old.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:27 pm

I say secure your 1l loans, pull all the copper out of the walls and run!

Not a terrible idea, except its a really small house that is 60+ yrs old...Not a ton of copper in there. Actually, I love the neighborhood, and rent in my area is surprisingly high, so I think we will rent it out, and hopefully move back here eventually.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Adjudicator » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:29 pm

Hey old guys... can I post in this thread if I'm going to be 30 when I graduate from law school?

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Postby nygrrrl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:32 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Hey old guys... can I post in this thread if I'm going to be 30 when I graduate from law school?

No, you may not. You may sit quietly in the corner and learn from your elders but you will not speak unless spoken to.

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Postby homestyle28 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:35 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Hey old guys... can I post in this thread if I'm going to be 30 when I graduate from law school?

No, you may not. You may sit quietly in the corner and learn from your elders but you will not speak unless spoken to.


And get off my lawn!!!!!

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:37 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Hey old guys... can I post in this thread if I'm going to be 30 when I graduate from law school?

No, you may not. You may sit quietly in the corner and learn from your elders but you will not speak unless spoken to.


And get off my lawn!!!!!

Damn kids!!!! :lol:
(I think this just became my favorite thread.)

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:38 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Hey old guys... can I post in this thread if I'm going to be 30 when I graduate from law school?

No, you may not. You may sit quietly in the corner and learn from your elders but you will not speak unless spoken to.


And get off my lawn!!!!!

I actually would have said yes if it wasn't for the "hey old guys" part....I was just telling someone this morning that I think I'm getting old....I didn't go to bed until 10 last night and it was killing me this morning (I know, this will not be a good thing when I get to school), but I don't need reminding of my age at this point.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:39 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Hey old guys... can I post in this thread if I'm going to be 30 when I graduate from law school?

No, you may not. You may sit quietly in the corner and learn from your elders but you will not speak unless spoken to.


And get off my lawn!!!!!

Damn kids!!!! :lol:
(I think this just became my favorite thread.)


Woo. Go old folks!

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Ford Prefect » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:39 pm

My knees hurt.

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Postby homestyle28 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:46 pm

mdallavis wrote:My knees hurt.


I'm on my second set of knees...and they hurt ;)

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby Ford Prefect » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:52 pm

I'm not going into law intending to make crazy money, but I think maybe I should have stayed in teaching for the insurance. My god it covered everything.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:11 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Well that dilemma just got a lot less theoretical. I just got accepted at NU. :D

Congrats. I've heard a lot of good stuff about NU's placement, even ITE. It's one of the few schools worth taking on a lot of debt for.




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