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bloobook
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Re: Maine 2011

Postby bloobook » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:59 am

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StillHerexxx
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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:16 pm

Finally received my letter today. No scholly info with it though. I am at or above 75% there, cant imagine I didn't get any money.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby davidtothej05 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 am

I already sent in my seat deposit here. I don't need the scholarship money (GI bill) and my wife and I live in Portland, theres no real competition here. The trick with this school will be to see how the local economy turns in the next couple of years. There have been a couple of firms to set up shop in town over the past few years, but Portland is a VERY small economy, and there isn't much else in the state as far as good firm-work. Anybody who has applied here probably already knows: Maine places great within the state, but if you don't plan on living here, I wouldn't plan on attending law school here. Oh, did I mention, its cold? (I just moved back from FL... BRR)

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:34 am

well that's really cool, i'm so happy for you! sounds like everything has worked out!!

and yes, like the comments above.. i am also looking forward to receiving a scholarship letter. Even though it's #100 (haha) , I am sorta anxious to see if I can start getting money from non T3 or T4.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby jplwine » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:34 pm

In today via status check. Yay!!

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StillHerexxx
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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:05 pm

Anyone know when accepted student day or weekend is?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:13 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:Anyone know when accepted student day or weekend is?

don't quote me on this but it think it's right before classes start. i'm not sure though

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby twozeroseven » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:47 pm

Just wanted to throw this in the ring, see what people think. I had a tour of Maine Law scheduled for last Friday at 2pm. There was a storm that day, they ended up closing the campus at 1:30. I live in-state (80 miles away). They didn't call me to let me know. I called admissions and left a message while standing at the (locked) front door. (I busted out the browser at that point and saw the campus closure on the USM [not Maine Law] website.) No one has contacted me since Friday either. I think on both counts the school has been seriously delinquent.

Any comments? I have to say this sort of behavior makes me seriously question whether Maine Law is a place I want to be.

-2zero7

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:30 am

I got this reply 6 days ago regarding scholarships. Their lack of contact has definitely pushed them out of the running for me. They havent been sending mail or emails or anything since I got the acceptance letter.

"The Scholarship Committee is a bit behind schedule because one of the members has been on maternity leave. The committee should reconvene in a week or two and notify the recipients of merit scholarships by mail. I will pass your e-mail along to them.

I apologize for the delay. Thank you for your patience and interest in Maine Law. Feel free to contact me with any further questions."

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby twozeroseven » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:00 am

solarae wrote:I got this reply 6 days ago regarding scholarships. Their lack of contact has definitely pushed them out of the running for me. They havent been sending mail or emails or anything since I got the acceptance letter.

"The Scholarship Committee is a bit behind schedule because one of the members has been on maternity leave. The committee should reconvene in a week or two and notify the recipients of merit scholarships by mail. I will pass your e-mail along to them.

I apologize for the delay. Thank you for your patience and interest in Maine Law. Feel free to contact me with any further questions."


One would think that, seeing as pregnancy tends to offer as much as 9 months notice, that Maine Law would have had time to figure out a more manageable solution than to just delay. Sorry to hear about your experience, I am sad sometimes to call Maine home. Coupled with my experience (former post) perhaps Maine Law is screwed up.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby f*** UVa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:26 pm

solarae wrote:I got this reply 6 days ago regarding scholarships. Their lack of contact has definitely pushed them out of the running for me. They havent been sending mail or emails or anything since I got the acceptance letter.

"The Scholarship Committee is a bit behind schedule because one of the members has been on maternity leave. The committee should reconvene in a week or two and notify the recipients of merit scholarships by mail. I will pass your e-mail along to them.

I apologize for the delay. Thank you for your patience and interest in Maine Law. Feel free to contact me with any further questions."


Received a letter today with merit schol for $5k. Should be more going out soon.

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StillHerexxx
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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:49 pm

Stats?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby f*** UVa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:33 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:Stats?

Why is this the first thing people on this site always ask? If you are at or above 75th for LSAT and GPA for most schools they will award some merit $$$. But since you (inevitably) asked 159/3.79.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby twozeroseven » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:21 pm

Got admitted today via snail mail. No financial aid info yet. Congrats on the 5k ... i think that's a pretty big award for Maine. I don't know if I missed it or they just updated it, but my online status check does say 'Congratulations! You have been accepted.'

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby f*** UVa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:37 pm

twozeroseven wrote:Got admitted today via snail mail. No financial aid info yet. Congrats on the 5k ... i think that's a pretty big award for Maine. I don't know if I missed it or they just updated it, but my online status check does say 'Congratulations! You have been accepted.'

Congrats to you. And thanks. While not as impressive as other awards I've received from other schools in terms of amount for this school it is a pretty decent scholarship. They just don't have much merit aid to hand out.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:07 pm

That is asked first so you can gauge how much money people are getting for certain stats. Not a hard concept.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby f*** UVa » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:02 am

StillHerexxx wrote:That is asked first so you can gauge how much money people are getting for certain stats. Not a hard concept.

Here's a novel idea and one that might help you in law school: do a little research. Not a hard concept.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:18 am

woah woah , be nice. as you said, everyone wants to know stats... everyone. dont take your bad day out on this guy!

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:33 am

some one seems rather bitter. the whole point of this to let people know whats going on at certain schools. I think you missed that smart guy. Go be an asshole somewhere else.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby AKenter » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:37 pm

I was asked to send in a copy of my tax return. Did anyone else have to do this?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:18 pm

Quick question:
I just received an email to activate my account. I did, and when I checked the financial aid tab, I only had stuff from fafsa; no scholly. Does that mean I didn't get any?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:56 pm

I will activate mine tomorrow and see what comes up. One of the scholarship ladies is on maternity leave, so they are way behind on getting them out. How are you numbers compared to medians, that will give you an idea if you will get a scholarship.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:25 pm

LSAT a little below the median, GPA below 25%, URM. I'm not pretending to not know why I got accepted so fast

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Where do you go for the financial aid info?

You got in, thats what is important. Being instate or from new england can help save money.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:44 pm

I click randomly on all the links they sent until I find the Maine Street link. Then log in and go to Student Self-service, Student Center and Finacial Aid for 2012




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