Pittsburgh 2011

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kk19131
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:20 pm

Kinderby wrote:Yup, new website, but now when I try to check my status, it goes to the L&C (or whatever school I last checked) status page. ??!


Yeah, I just noticed that.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mar32310 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:20 pm

kk19131 wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Yup, new website, but now when I try to check my status, it goes to the L&C (or whatever school I last checked) status page. ??!


Yeah, I just noticed that.



If you click on the link for the status checker from the admissions tab at the top of the page it should still work.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:28 pm

Hard not to sound like a dick, but I can't believe I waited that long for that low of a scholarship offer from Pitt.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby JDHopeful » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:33 pm

LeDique wrote:Hard not to sound like a dick, but I can't believe I waited that long for that low of a scholarship offer from Pitt.


What'd you get and what are your stats?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:35 pm

LeDique wrote:Hard not to sound like a dick, but I can't believe I waited that long for that low of a scholarship offer from Pitt.


if you got into other comparable schools, negotiate.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:39 pm

I've gotten in at a few t30s already with more money, but I like Pittsburgh and would like living there. I'm planning to negotiate so we'll see. Worst case they don't match and I take one of those offers. Like I said - hard not to sound like a dick right now.

I'm 166/3.75, and Pitt offered me 14k/yr dependent upon a 3.0 average.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby lawschoolnonsense » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:40 pm

LeDique wrote:I've gotten in at a few t30s already with more money, but I like Pittsburgh and would like living there. I'm planning to negotiate so we'll see. Worst case they don't match and I take one of those offers. Like I said - hard not to sound like a dick right now.

I'm 166/3.75, and Pitt offered me 14k/yr dependent upon a 3.0 average.


In state or out of state?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:43 pm

Out of state.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:09 pm

LeDique wrote:I've gotten in at a few t30s already with more money, but I like Pittsburgh and would like living there. I'm planning to negotiate so we'll see. Worst case they don't match and I take one of those offers. Like I said - hard not to sound like a dick right now.

I'm 166/3.75, and Pitt offered me 14k/yr dependent upon a 3.0 average.


Ouch, you should be getting more. Pitt rarely gives full rides to non URMs though, so try to get what you realistically can.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:36 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
LeDique wrote:I've gotten in at a few t30s already with more money, but I like Pittsburgh and would like living there. I'm planning to negotiate so we'll see. Worst case they don't match and I take one of those offers. Like I said - hard not to sound like a dick right now.

I'm 166/3.75, and Pitt offered me 14k/yr dependent upon a 3.0 average.


Ouch, you should be getting more. Pitt rarely gives full rides to non URMs though, so try to get what you realistically can.


This. Barring substantial mitigating factors (such as URM status), 14k is basically the cap for merit scholarships.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:44 pm

Indeed - reading through earlier comments in this thread had lowered my expectations. But I was still holding out hope.

What's Pitt's curve too? 3.0 stipulation also seemed high to me at first glance.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:26 pm

3.0 is the curve so that stip is median.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby klmnumbers » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:16 pm

kk19131 wrote:
klmnumbers wrote:
Mm I don't know that many 3Ls, so I can't say for certain regarding graduation. My own personal experience has been pretty positive though. The firm I worked for during my first summer basically told me that if I don't find a job that I really want (because they know I want to work in the government), they'll give me an office and some work after graduation.

I know Pitt's CSO has generally gotten flack in the past. However, we just replaced the head of the department, and Don seems much more energetic. In this year alone, I feel like CSO has been a much bigger presence in terms of throwing mixers and panels with local practitioners. They're also holding a panel I think this week regarding non-traditional law school employment.



"non-traditional law school employment"?

McDonalds?


No like not working as an attorney but policy advisor and things of that nature. Or people who want to be business consultants and whatnot.

However, your lovely sarcasm is noted.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:56 pm

is mcdonalds that much better than wendys or kfc, or taco bell, or burger king, or the other fast food places?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:58 pm

northwood wrote:is mcdonalds that much better than wendys or kfc, or taco bell, or burger king, or the other fast food places?



hahaha see pitt law, you make us wait so long we've digressed to comparing fast food chains. hurry up already.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:59 pm

now they will take their time, and troll this thread until the end of hte decision.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Kinderby » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:14 pm

northwood wrote:is mcdonalds that much better than wendys or kfc, or taco bell, or burger king, or the other fast food places?

McD's definitely not better than others mentioned. Taco Cabana all the way. (Of which I fear there will be a notable dearth in Pittsburgh. Sadness.)(

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rubaiyatsongs » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:51 pm

Kinderby wrote:
northwood wrote:is mcdonalds that much better than wendys or kfc, or taco bell, or burger king, or the other fast food places?

McD's definitely not better than others mentioned. Taco Cabana all the way. (Of which I fear there will be a notable dearth in Pittsburgh. Sadness.)(


Please, the only fast food place worth anything is Bojangles. Ah, the South. Come for the racism, stay for the biscuits.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:25 pm

Pittsburgh has this taco joint called Q'Doba. Best shit around. Hands town. Like a taco bell fucked a subway.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:35 am

bport hopeful wrote:Pittsburgh has this taco joint called Q'Doba. Best shit around. Hands town. Like a taco bell fucked a subway.


Fun fact: Qdoba is owned by Mcdonalds. So it's like a taco bell five dollar footlong big mac super fuck

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby longhornlaw » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:12 am

Acceptance letter came today. No scholarship, so I'll be withdrawing within the next few days. Good luck to any waitlisters!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby fundamentallybroken » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:59 am

aidez-moi wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:Pittsburgh has this taco joint called Q'Doba. Best shit around. Hands town. Like a taco bell fucked a subway.


Fun fact: Qdoba is owned by Mcdonalds. So it's like a taco bell five dollar footlong big mac super fuck


Correction: Chipotle was once owned partially by McDonalds, but they gave up their shares a few years ago. QDoba was, and still is, a homegrown Denver success story (and yes, the best shit around.)

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:19 am

fundamentallybroken wrote:
aidez-moi wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:Pittsburgh has this taco joint called Q'Doba. Best shit around. Hands town. Like a taco bell fucked a subway.


Fun fact: Qdoba is owned by Mcdonalds. [citation needed]. So it's like a taco bell five dollar footlong big mac super fuck


Correction: Chipotle was once owned partially by McDonalds, but they gave up their shares a few years ago. QDoba was, and still is, a homegrown Denver success story (and yes, the best shit around.)


Damn. Fixed.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby boilerup89 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:24 pm

Chipoltle is my favorite of the two. Its funny that at Purdue we have both and they are right next to each other.

In more relevant new got the acceptance letter yesterday. 8k per year 3.0 stip which I found slightly disappointing as higher ranked schools have offered more love. Also disappointing was the money clip. While neat it was not the ZOMG AWESOME others had hyped it up to be. Not disappointing was the fact that my acceptance came with a personalized hand written note which was very nice and the first of my cycle.

If after visiting Pitt i decided I seriously want to go there I may negotiate scholly but I'm happy and content for now.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:36 pm

boilerup89 wrote:Chipoltle is my favorite of the two. Its funny that at Purdue we have both and they are right next to each other.


Pitt has both as well, and they're only within a block or so of each other.




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