BC Law 2010

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badwithpseudonyms
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:30 pm

goblue2010 wrote:i called today - they said merit aid goes out perhaps late january, but most go out in february!


Thanks!

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ccs224
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby ccs224 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:28 pm

Anyone else get the public service scholarship form today? I'm assuming that if you don't take the "optional" pledge to withdraw from all other schools if given the full ride, you're pretty much out of the running, right?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby lfgsuperman » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:38 pm

^ I got the same e-mail too. I also got an e-mail about financial aid. I haven't been accepted yet so I'm not sure why they would be sending me that information. Or does it mean that I have been accepted?

(Dear God plz let it be an acceptance :( )

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:38 pm

lfgsuperman wrote:^ I got the same e-mail too. I also got an e-mail about financial aid. I haven't been accepted yet so I'm not sure why they would be sending me that information. Or does it mean that I have been accepted?

(Dear God plz let it be an acceptance :( )

They send it to everyone! Sit tight haha.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby TennisAddict » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:40 pm

I didn't get it, not yet at least... But I already submitted my FAFSA everywhere already, so I am ahead of them :)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby lfgsuperman » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:41 pm

^DANG IT! lol I'm freakin loosing it over here. C'mon BC get those letters flowin already!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby cae » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:41 pm

What are these financial aid emails people are discussing? I submitted a while back and have a "decision pending" status on the status checker, but I haven't gotten any emails from BC whatsoever.

Are they just reminding you to do the FAFSA/Need Access, or what?

Gracias.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:20 pm

cae wrote:What are these financial aid emails people are discussing? I submitted a while back and have a "decision pending" status on the status checker, but I haven't gotten any emails from BC whatsoever.

Are they just reminding you to do the FAFSA/Need Access, or what?

Gracias.

Here is the email:





Boston College Law School invites applications for Public Service Scholars
for the Class of 2013. The Public Service Scholarships provides full tuition
annually to highly qualified applicants who plan to practice law in service
of the public. While you must be admitted to receive the scholarship, you
may apply prior to your decision to meet the deadline of February 15, 2010.
In keeping with Boston College Law School's mission of education for service
to others, this program encourages students to seek careers in the public
sector, notwithstanding the expense and associated debts of their legal
education and the relatively low salaries associated with such careers.
The Scholarship Committee has established the following criteria for
evaluating applicants:
* a long standing, demonstrated commitment to serve the public through
employment, advocacy and /or volunteer activities.
* a stated intent to pursue a career in public interest/public service
law,
* evidenced leadership ability and
* past very strong academic performance and outstanding academic
promise.
Public Service Scholars will be required to provide new commitment letters
before the beginning of each fall semester. For the scholarship to be
renewed, Public Service Scholarship recipients must meet the following
criteria:
* Public Service Scholars are expected to work both of their summers
during law school for a public interest organization (exceptions to this
policy will be considered in extraordinary circumstances and must be
authorized by the Scholarship Committee). Three broad categories of
employment meet this criterion : These are the same categories that qualify
graduates for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

- organizations that provide direct legal services to clients who are
indigent and/or members of traditionally underrepresented groups. These
organizations may be private, non-profit, entities or government entities.
Examples of such organizations include, but are not limited to, legal
services organizations and public defender's offices.
- private, non-profit employers...(examples include organizations with a
:501 (c)(3)" or "501 (c)(4)" tax exempt status, such as the ACLU and the
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.)
- state, municipal or federal government agencies, examples include district
attorney offices and attorney general offices."
* Public Service Scholars are expected to take a substantial
leadership role in the public interest community at the Law School. Examples
of activities that would fulfill this expectation are:
-assist in running the annual Public Interest Law Retreat;
-organize the Law School's annual Diversity month;
-assume a leadership role in PILF or other public interest organizations;
-organize colloquia on public policy and law topics.
Public Service Scholars are expected to work for a public interest
organization (as described above) after graduation. The Committee will
conduct individual exit interviews with Public Service Scholars in March of
their final year to discuss their career plans. Public Service Scholars are
expected to work a minimum of 5 years in public service work after
graduation. Scholars who decide not to pursue a career in the public sector
are expected to repay the Public Service Scholarship. Public Service
Scholars who work less than five years in public service are expected to
repay the scholarship for whatever part of the five-year commitment that
remains

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NancyBotwin
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:24 pm

zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:25 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

Nancy good luck!!!!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Slimpee » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:25 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:


GL, Nanc!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:26 pm

tram988 wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

Nancy good luck!!!!


I had better not be the only one in this batch! PEOPLE! Check your status!!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:28 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

Me too! Very nervous. My numbers are borderline, so we'll see.

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The Pen Is Mightier
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:29 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
I had better not be the only one in this batch! PEOPLE! Check your status!!


Nothing here. Nancy, when did you go complete?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:29 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

Me too! Very nervous. My numbers are borderline, so we'll see.


I'm a splitter, so this could go either way. :shock:

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:29 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
I had better not be the only one in this batch! PEOPLE! Check your status!!


Nothing here. Nancy, when did you go complete?


11/12. This is the only time it has updated since then.

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JusticeHarlan
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:33 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
JusticeHarlan wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

Me too! Very nervous. My numbers are borderline, so we'll see.


I'm a splitter, so this could go either way. :shock:

Does BC do it in batches? We could be a wait list group.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby lfgsuperman » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:34 pm

Nothing here either. :cry: Mine says:

Current Status Date: 11/16

Decision Status Date: 11/10

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NancyBotwin
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:35 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
JusticeHarlan wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:zomg, DR 1/19. :shock:

Me too! Very nervous. My numbers are borderline, so we'll see.


I'm a splitter, so this could go either way. :shock:

Does BC do it in batches? We could be a wait list group.


I dunno, that's entirely possible. If we are WL though, I will probably be withdrawing.

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The Pen Is Mightier
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:39 pm

Ugh... I still have a month to go.

Nancy, Harlan, best of luck to both of you. I think my numbers are comprable so I'm definitely pulling for you both!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby UFMatt » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:40 pm

DR 1/19 for me too :shock:

Good luck to all the other 1/19 crew. I think we have a good shot at this.
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dnesto01 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:40 pm

Just went decision rendered 1/19/10. Do they email/phone call if it's an acceptance or is it just mail? If I didn't get a call is that a ding?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:40 pm

dnesto01 wrote:Just went decision rendered 1/19/10. Do they email/phone call if it's an acceptance or is it just mail? If I didn't get a call is that a ding?

Only via snail mail.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:05 pm

lfgsuperman wrote:Nothing here either. :cry: Mine says:

Current Status Date: 11/16

Decision Status Date: 11/10


+1

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby likeaspark » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:47 pm

I'm also DR 1/19. 171, 3.74. Best of luck to all!




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