Georgia 2011 Applicants

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sch0123
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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby sch0123 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:20 pm

tchan4269 wrote:The major factor behind it is whether or not your parents claim you as a dependent on their tax returns. If you're claimed and they don't have Georgia residency, you aren't eligible for in-state tuition. Obviously, everyone's situation is different, but for those under 24, and straight out of undergrad, their parents likely claim them.


Is this true? Didn't mean to call you out before, I've just heard from a variety of sources, including the school itself, that in state residency is very easy to establish for *all* UGA law students. Can anyone corroborate the above account?

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:25 pm

I think , could be wrong, but during your 1L even if you are under 24 your student loans count as income of some sort to be able to qualify you as independent for 2L in state. I thought I heard that somewhere.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby bartleby » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:26 pm

tchan4269 wrote:The major factor behind it is whether or not your parents claim you as a dependent on their tax returns. If you're claimed and they don't have Georgia residency, you aren't eligible for in-state tuition. Obviously, everyone's situation is different, but for those under 24, and straight out of undergrad, their parents likely claim them.


I'm pretty sure if you take out a loan to pay for law school under your name...like most people will do...you're fine after the first year. That's what a 1L said earlier and that's what the people at admissions said when I called. Online forums are huge sources of misinformation.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby eandy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:00 pm

bartleby wrote:
tchan4269 wrote:The major factor behind it is whether or not your parents claim you as a dependent on their tax returns. If you're claimed and they don't have Georgia residency, you aren't eligible for in-state tuition. Obviously, everyone's situation is different, but for those under 24, and straight out of undergrad, their parents likely claim them.


I'm pretty sure if you take out a loan to pay for law school under your name...like most people will do...you're fine after the first year. That's what a 1L said earlier and that's what the people at admissions said when I called. Online forums are huge sources of misinformation.

The loans need to be in your name, yes. VERY importantly, have the loans direct deposit into a GEORGIA bank account. More than half of your "income" needs to come from Georgia. So if you have the funds go into a bank account in florida, then leave the cash there, it won't count. It'd probably be OK if you transferred the cash to a GA account, but I would try to get a GA bank account as soon as I had an address to put down so that you won't even have to worry about that.
If your parents count you as a dependent, you WILL NOT get instate unless your parents are Georgia residents.
Get a GA drivers license. If your car is in your parents name in another state, that is OK.
Register to vote in GA.
If applicable, pay taxes in GA.
Make sure your name is on a lease in GA. You'd be surprised, but some silly people do not have actual leases.
If you have a roommate, if possible try to get one of the bills in your name.

It's really easy, you just have to do the steps. Virtually everyone gets instate 2L and 3L year.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby plug1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:51 pm

Does anybody know of any good places to live downtown near the law school?

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby eandy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:57 pm

plug1 wrote:Does anybody know of any good places to live downtown near the law school?

TONS of law students live at 909 Broad. This year they were really cool about lumping all of the law students apartments together for noise/social purposes.
There are also law students in University Towers, the Georgian ($$), and Farmers Lofts (avoid if you don't like cockroaches and insane electric bills).
PM me and I can give more details. I don't want to outrageously out myself more than I already have.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Pricer » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:32 pm

eandy wrote:
plug1 wrote:Does anybody know of any good places to live downtown near the law school?

TONS of law students live at 909 Broad. This year they were really cool about lumping all of the law students apartments together for noise/social purposes.
There are also law students in University Towers, the Georgian ($$), and Farmers Lofts (avoid if you don't like cockroaches and insane electric bills).
PM me and I can give more details. I don't want to outrageously out myself more than I already have.


I wouldn't recommend Farmers Exchange. I almost lived there this year, but when my roommates and I toured it, we did not like it at all. It is hard to beat the location, but the price is outrageous for the size and quality.

909 is definitely the best place for the money if you want to live that close to downtown and campus. River Mill is also very close to campus, but there is a lot of partying that goes on there.

I prefer the east side myself, but that is because you can get bigger and nicer condos and townhomes for the same price as smaller, lower quality lofts closer to campus.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:02 pm

Is there a facebook group yet ?

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby PrayingforHYS » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:59 pm

Nearly flawless GPA but I'm below the 165 mark, which--if postulation in this thread is correct--appears to be where UGA is trying to raise that median, so... f---

i'd love to attend UGA. Been UR since early/mid Dec. This position is so frustrating. You have some good acceptances, some good scholly offers, but you're borderline at the schools you WANT to attend, and they just string you out until the very end.

UGA/WUSTL/ND, if you're going to WL/reject me, please just do it now instead of waiting another 2 weeks...

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby plug1 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:05 pm

Sandro wrote:Is there a facebook group yet ?


make one?

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby leidice » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:45 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:Nearly flawless GPA but I'm below the 165 mark, which--if postulation in this thread is correct--appears to be where UGA is trying to raise that median, so... f---

i'd love to attend UGA. Been UR since early/mid Dec. This position is so frustrating. You have some good acceptances, some good scholly offers, but you're borderline at the schools you WANT to attend, and they just string you out until the very end.

UGA/WUSTL/ND, if you're going to WL/reject me, please just do it now instead of waiting another 2 weeks...


I feel your pain!! Same here!! I feel like there's no way I could be a rejection, and even a WL would be a huge surprise to me after seeing their LSN from last year.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby jthomas » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:31 pm

Yeah just some anecdotal information on that topic. Friend of mine with a 165 applied March 1 and was accepted yesterday.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby PrayingforHYS » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:07 pm

jthomas wrote:Yeah just some anecdotal information on that topic. Friend of mine with a 165 applied March 1 and was accepted yesterday.


seems like the proof that I need that 165 is the wall. Meanwhile, I've been sitting here since December, nearly perfect GPA, and an LSAT score 1 point worse. Unbelievable.

If your friend's GPA was 3.9x or 4.0, then fine, but ... that's just ridiculous (if true)

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:31 pm

leidice I thought you wanted to stay in Tally ???

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby jthomas » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:52 pm

jthomas wrote:
Yeah just some anecdotal information on that topic. Friend of mine with a 165 applied March 1 and was accepted yesterday.


seems like the proof that I need that 165 is the wall. Meanwhile, I've been sitting here since December, nearly perfect GPA, and an LSAT score 1 point worse. Unbelievable.

If your friend's GPA was 3.9x or 4.0, then fine, but ... that's just ridiculous (if true)


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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Spookyghost » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:54 pm

I never applied simply because my low LSAT (163) is nothing but rejection on LSN regardless of GPA.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby leidice » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:03 pm

Sandro wrote:leidice I thought you wanted to stay in Tally ???


Not necessarily. I *love* Tallahassee; I have all the right connections here, but I would really like to experiment with somewhere new.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby jaxgolfer » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:29 pm

How do you think UGA is going to do tomorrow with USNEWS?

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:58 pm

jaxgolfer wrote:How do you think UGA is going to do tomorrow with USNEWS?


I think it will jump into the Top 25 8)

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby sch0123 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:02 pm

Sandro wrote:
jaxgolfer wrote:How do you think UGA is going to do tomorrow with USNEWS?


I think it will jump into the Top 25 8)



That would be awesome. I hope you're being serious!

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:06 pm

sch0123 wrote:
Sandro wrote:
jaxgolfer wrote:How do you think UGA is going to do tomorrow with USNEWS?


I think it will jump into the Top 25 8)



That would be awesome. I hope you're being serious!


I hope I am too ! 8)


just kidding. Staying at 28 would be cool. It'll probably drop a little but who knows, doesnt matter much anyways. A jump would be solid though.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby DukeCornell » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:09 pm

They jumped seven slots before, so if the upward trend continues; hitting 25th isn't too farfetched.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:15 pm

DukeCornell wrote:They jumped seven slots before, so if the upward trend continues; hitting 25th isn't too farfetched.


Who knows what the voters will come up with.

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby avery87 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:20 pm

Admitted today via status checker!!! Woooooooo!

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Re: Georgia 2011 Applicants

Postby JenDarby » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:22 pm

So, I was accepted a few weeks back, with no mention of any scholarship. That being the case, I wont be attending. I'm contemplating send an email regarding it, anyone have any experience negotiating with them?




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