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boadicea
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby boadicea » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:05 pm

SAOJD10 wrote:Accepted yesterday via snail mail, applied on 1/6/10 so fairly quick turn around. 159, 3.54, out of state. My paws account expanded last week and the postmark for the package was the 26th. Seriously considering unless FSU or UF comes knocking.


My numbers are very similar and I applied a long time ago. This really makes me nervous, even though this was originally not one of the schools I was worried about. I guess it's because I'm actually considering LSU now, and I wasn't before?

I know this has been talked about a lot, but just one more time for clarification: the PAWS expansion happens every time with an acceptance? And when it expands, the stuff to look for is something along the lines of "Law Courses" and "Housing Application?" Am I correct? While my menu has many links, those links are not present. I'd really appreciate some more insight, even though I know it's been posted before!

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby SAOJD10 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:55 pm

boadicea wrote:
SAOJD10 wrote:Accepted yesterday via snail mail, applied on 1/6/10 so fairly quick turn around. 159, 3.54, out of state. My paws account expanded last week and the postmark for the package was the 26th. Seriously considering unless FSU or UF comes knocking.


My numbers are very similar and I applied a long time ago. This really makes me nervous, even though this was originally not one of the schools I was worried about. I guess it's because I'm actually considering LSU now, and I wasn't before?

I know this has been talked about a lot, but just one more time for clarification: the PAWS expansion happens every time with an acceptance? And when it expands, the stuff to look for is something along the lines of "Law Courses" and "Housing Application?" Am I correct? While my menu has many links, those links are not present. I'd really appreciate some more insight, even though I know it's been posted before!



Last Wednesday my PAWS account expanded under the Registration and other menues. The law courses and housing application expanded and it took a week after that for my acceptance letter to come in the mail. I called them earlier this week and they stated they mailed the package a day before my PAWS account expanded.......sorry for the jumbled message at work and typing fast.

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barry zuckerkorn
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby barry zuckerkorn » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:04 pm

Received an "Admitted Students Day" invitation, sooo I'm assuming I'm in or they have a cruel sense of humor. Baton Rouge is awesome, if the $ is right, I'd consider it. But I have California in my veins so I'll most likely end up out west.

EDIT: And my PAWS account has all the jazz as the people above me does - Housing App, Law Course Offering, etc.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby darknightbegins » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:28 pm

movieguru873 wrote:anybody get the invite for admitted students today? is anybody planning on going to that? I think its in Mid march


The one I got was through email and it is in April. I will likely go. LSU is one of my favored schools as I have gotten waitlisted at one of my reaches, IU-Bloomington, and I am still waiting on another reach. There are some other schools that fall into LSU category for me that I haven't heard back from. Baton Rouge seems like a great place but learning Civil Law seems as if it would be a bit tough.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby movieguru873 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:40 pm

boadicea wrote:
SAOJD10 wrote:Accepted yesterday via snail mail, applied on 1/6/10 so fairly quick turn around. 159, 3.54, out of state. My paws account expanded last week and the postmark for the package was the 26th. Seriously considering unless FSU or UF comes knocking.


My numbers are very similar and I applied a long time ago. This really makes me nervous, even though this was originally not one of the schools I was worried about. I guess it's because I'm actually considering LSU now, and I wasn't before?

I know this has been talked about a lot, but just one more time for clarification: the PAWS expansion happens every time with an acceptance? And when it expands, the stuff to look for is something along the lines of "Law Courses" and "Housing Application?" Am I correct? While my menu has many links, those links are not present. I'd really appreciate some more insight, even though I know it's been posted before!


yeah if the "law courses" appears in your account then you are definitely in. At least thats what has happened for me and everyone else who has been accepted so far.

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barry zuckerkorn
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby barry zuckerkorn » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:38 pm

Just to confirm the PAWS account theory even more, in via snail mail.

Anyone admits hear about schollys yet? nothing in my admissions packet, but there was a nifty window decal.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:39 pm

barry zuckerkorn wrote:Just to confirm the PAWS account theory even more, in via snail mail.

Anyone admits hear about schollys yet? nothing in my admissions packet, but there was a nifty window decal.


Didn't apply here, just a huge fan of your name / avatar. Kudos.

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barry zuckerkorn
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby barry zuckerkorn » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:57 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
barry zuckerkorn wrote:Just to confirm the PAWS account theory even more, in via snail mail.

Anyone admits hear about schollys yet? nothing in my admissions packet, but there was a nifty window decal.


Didn't apply here, just a huge fan of your name / avatar. Kudos.


Gracias. Sure miss the Bluths...you know, because they fired me and all.. And even after I helped Michael with his divorce.

movieguru873
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby movieguru873 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:39 pm

just got scholarship in the mail today. $15,526 for the first year and then the scholarship will be renewed for the other two years if I stay in the top 33%. This makes LSU more and more appealing. Does anybody know if its possible to obtain state residency after the first year?

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby anothernancydrew » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:21 pm

Hmm...I tried to post this earlier, but I guess it didn't work.

1) I received a scholarship yesterday, by mail, $10,291.

2) I know this sounds dumb, but I can't seem to find how much LSU actually costs (in state) for the Class of 2013. The website is really unclear, and I know that the rates are going up, but that once you start, you pay the same rate for all three years. SO, can anyone tell me how much it actually costs? Much appreciated.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby movieguru873 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:56 pm

This is what I found, http://www.law.lsu.edu/index.cfm?geaux= ... esexpenses. its kind of complicated because they list it by semester instead of year. If you add it up however, in state tuition for this year was about $13,500. It states that tuition will increase by 1000 dollars each year, so next year it should be $14,500

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barry zuckerkorn
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby barry zuckerkorn » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:22 pm

My biggest concern (besides out of state tuition) with LSU was the whole J.D./D.C.L. thing they have to do being a public law school in a state that still uses civil law. They used to require 7 semesters to graduate.

http://www.law.lsu.edu/index.cfm?geaux= ... 48228BF9F2

I applied after reading the Oct 17th news update.

I guess having a D.C.L. could arguably make you an Intl Law badass, but an extra required semester of school? Ouch. Glad it's (sorta) gone.

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rcharles
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby rcharles » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:39 pm

Came home to a $12,096 scholarship in the mail today. After reading this thread though you guys have kinda killed my buzz...

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby p_r » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:23 am

movieguru873 wrote:just got scholarship in the mail today. $15,526 for the first year and then the scholarship will be renewed for the other two years if I stay in the top 33%. This makes LSU more and more appealing. Does anybody know if its possible to obtain state residency after the first year?

Yes, it is possible.
http://www.lsu.edu/paurec/residency.shtml
The page is for undergrad students, but I don't imagine that the law school differs too much.

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TonyDigital
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby TonyDigital » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:05 am

rcharles wrote:Came home to a $12,096 scholarship in the mail today. After reading this thread though you guys have kinda killed my buzz...


Congrats on the scholly, I'm curious though...what in the thread killed your buzz?

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby rcharles » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:15 am

TonyDigital wrote:
rcharles wrote:Came home to a $12,096 scholarship in the mail today. After reading this thread though you guys have kinda killed my buzz...


Congrats on the scholly, I'm curious though...what in the thread killed your buzz?


The 4 post above my origional post and some of what I read on the links that were posted. Hopefully an email to admissions will sort it all out...

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Cemoore4
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby Cemoore4 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:26 am

Received Acceptance via snail mail yesterday...Approximately how long did it take for you guys to get scholarship information?

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby shawty18ga » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:30 pm

I just got my scholly offer. $18,957/year contingent on being in the top 33%.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby Krones » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:37 pm

Got mine scholarship offer too. $6,048 if I remain in the top 67%

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby RSN_M3 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:01 pm

In yesteday via SM.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby moe » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:19 pm

in today via snail mail!! woot woot!!

how long after did everyone get their scholly info??

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby bruffin » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:06 am

I recently made a visit to LSU. I am willing to answer any questions those who haven't had a chance to see the school may have.

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Re: LSU 2010

Postby darknightbegins » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:47 am

bruffin wrote:I recently made a visit to LSU. I am willing to answer any questions those who haven't had a chance to see the school may have.



Whats the law library like? How about the culture of the town? And the most important question...how are the women?

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darknightbegins
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby darknightbegins » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:10 am

Anyone else interested/concerned with the Civil Law aspect of the state? As an undergraduate my classes only briefly touched upon Civil Law. Seems like judges would have less descrition then their common law colleagues. I've read that on appeal the juries findings of fact, as well as of law, could be overturned. A very interesting legal system the state has set up.

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barry zuckerkorn
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Re: LSU 2010

Postby barry zuckerkorn » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:49 pm

darknightbegins wrote:Anyone else interested/concerned with the Civil Law aspect of the state? As an undergraduate my classes only briefly touched upon Civil Law. Seems like judges would have less descrition then their common law colleagues. I've read that on appeal the juries findings of fact, as well as of law, could be overturned. A very interesting legal system the state has set up.


I think they're about equal on the discretion.

Basically, in theory, civil law judges rule based on their own interpretations of how the law reads (i.e., they can treat cases differently with the same facts based on their interpretation of how the law applies) v. how someone else read and ruled that you, the common law judge, are bound by, and now have to decide relevance of or apply in your own way. But in practice, they probably function in the same way since they both boil down to interpretation at some point in the game.

What's really different is the processes they go through before/during/after trial. I read somewhere that in Civil law the rules are more important, things that common law may ignore/brush over for the sake of efficiency. I think the judge(s) participates a lot more instead of just refereeing, and may even be a part of the evidence/fact finding along side of the jury (maybe what you're referring to?), though I'm not sure, I was just bored the other day and looked some stuff up.

Anyone that knows more than me, please correct.

And still nothin' on the scholly side. Anyone mind giving a rough date of the time it took for them to get $$ after acceptance?




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