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Affirmative Action / Re: Why do we get a big admissions boost?
« on: December 01, 2008, 07:33:35 PM »
I wouldnt say we get a big admissions boost. But our oppressed background has to be considered. Most of us are first or second generation college because of our backgrounds. Many of us don't have the academic preparation to compete with alot of whites who have a deep educational heritage. Something has to even the playing field.

 ;D  ??? >:(

 :o 8) ???

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Just to clarify:  you applied last cycle, are attending USC and have withdrawn from all the other schools, and are only asking for validation?  Cause it seems a little late for cold feet.

That said, if you wanna do entertainment law in Hollywood, USC is the place to be.

No. Sorry for the confusion. I was accepted last cycle. I had a military commitment through Apr2008 so I was allowed to defer admission until Fall09. Just dragging my feet at The University of Texas taking B.S classes to pass the time. I meant that i'm pretty set on going to USC.

Were you able to differ admission at more than one school?  I didn't know that was possible, but it would be great if it is!

Each school has there individual policy. The Harvard and Yale were very anal about it but they don't want a PR nightmare on there hands.lol. I had to go through each schools process. All I had to do was show them a copy of my military orders and there were good with it. Especially USC. All the schools are very supportive of the military.

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I'm still not quite sure what the point of this post is, other than self-aggrandizement. But in any case, it's great that you found a school that meets your interests so fully, and takes your mind off of financial worries. The thing is, most 0Ls don't know what kind of law they want to practice. Many don't know where they want to practice. Others don't know whether they want to biglaw, clerk, do government work or PI. For you, perhaps this was a wise decision (although if you find it difficult to break into entertainment law or you start desiring to do something else, you might regret it a little bit). For most prelaws, USC over Harvard/Yale would be a foolish limitation on opportunities, especially geographically.

So your saying that by not going to Harvard or Yale that i'm locking myself out of some opportunities? I'm sure that the names carry alot of weight but USC is a great school. Is it that much of a difference?

USC is a great school, I'm not denying that, especially for the West Coast. But you are locking yourself out of opportunities by not going to H or Y. What if you decide you want to practice in NY after graduation? Or what if you decide that you really want to clerk or go into academia? I'm not saying that you will, but many people do have these realizations in law school. These realizations are much easier to make happen in H or Y, than at USC.
I see what your saying. Thanks for the advice. Pretty sure i'm neverrrrrrr going to teach.lol.

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I'm still not quite sure what the point of this post is, other than self-aggrandizement. But in any case, it's great that you found a school that meets your interests so fully, and takes your mind off of financial worries. The thing is, most 0Ls don't know what kind of law they want to practice. Many don't know where they want to practice. Others don't know whether they want to biglaw, clerk, do government work or PI. For you, perhaps this was a wise decision (although if you find it difficult to break into entertainment law or you start desiring to do something else, you might regret it a little bit). For most prelaws, USC over Harvard/Yale would be a foolish limitation on opportunities, especially geographically.

So your saying that by not going to Harvard or Yale that i'm locking myself out of some opportunities? I'm sure that the names carry alot of weight but USC is a great school. Is it that much of a difference?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How old will you be...
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:44:00 AM »
THE BIG 30

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Minority Topics / Re: 3.6/167 Hispanic - Chances of Admission?
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:30:47 AM »
Your pretty much in or waitlisted. I'm African-American male. Our numbers as far as representation are fairly close. I was accepted to Harvard,Yale,NYU,USC, and University of Texas. I had 3.6 with a 166. But get those applications in and go to a LSAC forum to meet the admissions reps. Believe me it helps when it comes to scholarships. The dean of admissions at one of the schools I mention personally reviewed my app and got me a scholarship pretty much because i'm a minority and wayyyy UR. Build those relationships early man.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.9/154
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:17:49 AM »
3.9/154. How did that happen? I would retake the LSAT. I had a friend that had a 152 and retook it and got a 164. He go's to University of Houston now.

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Just to clarify:  you applied last cycle, are attending USC and have withdrawn from all the other schools, and are only asking for validation?  Cause it seems a little late for cold feet.

That said, if you wanna do entertainment law in Hollywood, USC is the place to be.

No. Sorry for the confusion. I was accepted last cycle. I had a military commitment through Apr2008 so I was allowed to defer admission until Fall09. Just dragging my feet at The University of Texas taking B.S classes to pass the time. I meant that i'm pretty set on going to USC.

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Haha, I meant that either you're ridiculously qualified or someone was making a ridiculous false post (the internship made me suspicious, but you sound legit).

Yeah, you can't really do better than LA if you want to practice entertainment law. I'm in at UCLA and trying to decide if that's the kind of law I want to go into. It sounds exciting to me, especially since I'm an avid musician, but I'm not exactly sure what the work (or living in LA) entails, so I'm a bit tentative. I also have a T14 acceptance, so that's complicating the decision process.
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What have you heard about the new Entertainment program at UCLA. I read that the 2004 grads were the first to grad with the certification on there degree and understand it's at pretty good program. How's living in LA. I'll have about 1800 for housing.Will that get me close to campus? Plan to fly back out in February to check out the local living area since I plan to move there in May or June.

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What branch of service are you in that you served 4 tours in that time frame? 

Tim Mitchell, that poo is funny.  My PLT in OIF was named the Fighting Hellfish which was developed from most of my Soldiers love of the Simpsons.  It's funny how often I get references like that.

Air Force. I was a C-130 Crew Chief so where the army went I went. In my unit thats nothing. I have a friend that did 6 in that time frame. Luckily Air Force deployments don't go over 180days. Any longer and they have to give us a short tour ribbon and extra pay and you know Uncle Sam's not trying to give up extra dough. All my deployments were between 2-4 months. Pretty much went once a year early in my career.

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