TLS c/o 2020 - In #Squad We Trust

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby shotgunheist » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:50 pm

RParadela wrote:
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RParadela wrote:$200 a month for food and drinks? Jesus H Christ. I spend that on drinks alone easily :shock:

No drinks for me, gonna be sober for law school lol.


That is a major mistake


Alcoholism is a required 1L class

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Postby JC2017 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:13 pm

Anyone else notice that the recent batches of schools sending application requests no longer contain "Unsubscribe" options? How rude! (although I'm convinced that unsubscribing from an email doesn't actually do anything, much like the close door button in an elevator or the walk button at crosswalks)

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....

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Postby Dodocogon » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:33 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Side note, I live in Manhattan, KS and spend like, $700. LS COL is gonna be a rude awakening.

But to your point, yeah I don't get some of those. Like for the Boston schools, $18/$19k while St. Louis is ~$22k? Nah.

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Postby Stylnator » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:34 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Yeah all these different COLs from schools seem way off. And it doesn't help that some schools calculate 9 months while others don't. It'd be nice to have an LSN for something like COL in different places

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Postby dclaw93 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Dodocogon wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Side note, I live in Manhattan, KS and spend like, $700. LS COL is gonna be a rude awakening.

But to your point, yeah I don't get some of those. Like for the Boston schools, $18/$19k while St. Louis is ~$22k? Nah.

For most (every?) school you can find info on their website of what all they include in their COL calculations. Just google X Law School cost of living. I think this is where a lot of the differences are coming from, e.g some schools including health insurance in the calculation, some using 8 months instead of 9, etc. Looking at this breakdown should help you figure out what a realistic COL will actually be.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Stylnator wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Yeah all these different COLs from schools seem way off. And it doesn't help that some schools calculate 9 months while others don't. It'd be nice to have an LSN for something like COL in different places


I think it also might just be wiggle-room. The schools have to know that you're working on a 39 month schedule from LS start to the bar. Perhaps some have those expenses built in?

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Postby jstans » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:38 pm

Stylnator wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Yeah all these different COLs from schools seem way off. And it doesn't help that some schools calculate 9 months while others don't. It'd be nice to have an LSN for something like COL in different places


Geez that would be nice if there was something LSN-esque where people would put realistic numbers. I understand schools probably highball their estimates, but there should be numbers for more abnormal students, such as those living in a one bedroom apt with their SO rather than a larger apt with multiple roommates. Law school admissions gods, please make this happen.

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Postby alpha kenny body » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:40 pm

this cycle is strange AF

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Postby jstans » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:44 pm

Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?

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Postby tuesdayninja » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:45 pm

jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


I got a shirt from WashU last year, a nalgene from Northeastern, and a sticker from Vandy so far.

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Postby Stylnator » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:46 pm

tuesdayninja wrote:
jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


I got a shirt from WashU last year, a nalgene from Northeastern, and a sticker from Vandy so far.


Minnesota has a really nice car magnet + sticker, but the best is the nalgene from northeastern. It's my daily water bottle now

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jstans » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:50 pm

tuesdayninja wrote:
jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


I got a shirt from WashU last year, a nalgene from Northeastern, and a sticker from Vandy so far.


Dang, my Vandy WL deprived me of a sticker.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby sorence » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:53 pm

Stylnator wrote:
tuesdayninja wrote:
jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


I got a shirt from WashU last year, a nalgene from Northeastern, and a sticker from Vandy so far.


Minnesota has a really nice car magnet + sticker, but the best is the nalgene from northeastern. It's my daily water bottle now


+1 NUSL was the first school I heard back from and I naively thought that all schools would give me something equally useful. I love that nalgene so much that it competes w/my hydroflask (much smaller in volume) for daily use.

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Postby jstans » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:56 pm

sorence wrote:
Stylnator wrote:
tuesdayninja wrote:
jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


I got a shirt from WashU last year, a nalgene from Northeastern, and a sticker from Vandy so far.


Minnesota has a really nice car magnet + sticker, but the best is the nalgene from northeastern. It's my daily water bottle now


+1 NUSL was the first school I heard back from and I naively thought that all schools would give me something equally useful. I love that nalgene so much that it competes w/my hydroflask (much smaller in volume) for daily use.


I'm about to start making my rounds at ASW's and I would not be upset if schools felt the need to give out some more freebies to their admits.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby shotgunheist » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:58 pm

jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


I like my portable phone charger from IU

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Postby Npret » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:59 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Where in Manhattan because I find this hard to believe. If true please share how you manage it.

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Postby amta » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:00 pm

jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


ive gotten a sticker from like 85% of the schools i was accepted at

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Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Like the king of Bhutan, maybe.


I live in Manhattan too. And have two roommates. And spend $1,800 on rent and utilities alone.

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Postby theothercat » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 pm

jstans wrote:Totally insignificant question, but what are the best freebies law schools give out? I got an email from W&L a few days ago to fill out a one question survey for a free t shirt and that was kinda dope. What do other schools do, in y'alls experience?


For some reason, I got so excited when I received my NYU Class of 2020 post-it notes in their little welcome packet. Love post-it notes.

The WashU t-shirt is very nice as well.

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Postby forum_user » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:06 pm

MrJD2020 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still not entirely sure how schools are calculating COL...for instance Vandy's COL per year is like $25k....I live in Manhattan NY right now and I barely spend $1800/month on food + living expenses (i live with a roommate) and I live/eat/drink like a king.....


Like the king of Bhutan, maybe.


I live in Manhattan too. And have two roommates. And spend $1,800 on rent and utilities alone.

Hell yeah I would pay $1800/mo to be the fucking Dragon King

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Postby LegallyBlackJD » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:07 pm

jstans wrote:I thought the waiting game was the worst part, turns out the "how the hell am I going to pay for this and still be able to survive" game is far more stressful.


fr. fr. fr. -_-

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Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:09 pm

Law schools overrated anyway




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Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Law schools overrated anyway




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