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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to USF Thread
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:39:41 PM »
yay for us usf-ers!   ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to USF Thread
« on: April 17, 2006, 03:22:46 PM »
seat deposits are due today by 4pm.  hope you hear good news soon!   ;D

The second set of seat deposits are July 1st?

second deposit: another $350 on june 30th.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to USF Thread
« on: April 17, 2006, 03:08:17 PM »
seat deposits are due today by 4pm.  hope you hear good news soon!   ;D

Incoming 1Ls / The Official I'm Going to USF Thread
« on: April 17, 2006, 03:04:27 PM »
anyone else decided on San Francisco?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UC HAstings Status Checker Updated
« on: April 11, 2006, 09:41:56 AM »
still waiting.  my status hasn't changed since the beginning of january.  i agree with the cobwebs sentiment, and am sending in the USF deposit today.  (although i'll still check webadvisor obsessively... ;))

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: i think i'm going to USF
« on: April 07, 2006, 11:49:10 AM »
thanks for the vote of confidence (needed that...).  and that's pretty much my attitude on hastings as well.  the rank is better, and i wonder if i got side-tracked by that for a while, but the program itself isn't really what i want.  so if i'm at a higher ranked school, but not studying what i want to study, i won't be successful anyhow.

i say go santa clara and san francisco.   :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to USF?
« on: April 07, 2006, 11:46:16 AM »
unfortunately, i don't know anyone at the sf amnesty.  university chapters are very...independent, i think.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to USF?
« on: April 07, 2006, 11:39:46 AM »
I strongly advise you get a place in the city quickly. USF is not close to Bart, so you'd need at least one transfer to get there. That would make for a long commute every morning and evening.

i know, it's a long commute, and it isn't something i plan on doing the entire three years, but that may be my only option for a little while.  and it would only take one BART and one MUNI trip for me.  but it definitely isn't going to work long-term.

Are you a member of Amnesty? I founded a group in Eastern Europe and wanted to join the SF group, but they were a bit reluctant.

i was a member of my universities chapter, but i'll see about joining the sf chapter.  i'm sorry about your bad experience, you should try again!

I would choose Hastings over USF for two main reasons. The first is ranking and national recognition. Second is the cost. Although I’ve received some scholarship money from USF, in the long run Hastings would be cheaper. I do not want a major debt to influence my future career options.

I did not apply to Davis. Now I regret a bit. Why do not you want to go there?
yeah, cost can be a really deciding factor.  USF would actually be cheaper for me, with the amount of scholarship i'll be lucky to get.  and i decided not to go to davis because it's in davis.  the ranking may be better, but i want to be in sf, where you have resources and opportunities at your fingertips.  also, davis' international program is much more centered around international business transactions.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to USF?
« on: April 07, 2006, 10:00:56 AM »
here's the email from alan guerrero:

USF has a strong international program curriculum.   See our courses at:

In addition to courses offered at USF, we sponsor 3 summer abroad programs
in Europe where you can take additional courses related to international
law.  See

We also sponsor internship programs in the summer through our Center for Law
& Global Justice.  See

Finally, we also sponsor an International Human Rights Clinic where law
students, with the assistance of one of our law faculty make presentations
to the UN Human Rights Commission. 

Feel free to contact Prof. Connie De la Vega at if you
have any questions about the Human Rights Clinic and other International
Programs at USF.  See also

Alan Guerrero

i did mean amnesty international.  here's the website:  they have internships available as well.  oh, here's an article from USF's front page:

i'm still worried about rank and regionality and all that, but besides a few courses and study abroads, i don't feel (or am i just trying to convince myself?) that hastings offers a lot of different programs/opportunities in the human rights area.  what do you think?

p.s. i'll be going to china, singapore, and thailand this summer.   ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to USF?
« on: April 07, 2006, 09:19:48 AM »
i think i may have her name.  alan guerrero emailed me a lot of info and links for their program and clinic, but i haven't gotten in touch with any of the profs yet.

i know usf is regional.  new york would be the ideal location to study international human rights, but i want to stay on the west coast.  berkeley would have been perfect, but i didn't get in there, and stanford would have been obvious.  i got in to davis, and i'm waiting for hastings, but their international law programs concentrate more on international transaction or not enough on human rights in a global sense, which is SO what i don't want.  usf has an awesome human rights clinic that's getting national attention because students have the opportunity to present their work to both the UN in New York, and the UN commission on human rights in Geneva.  plus, the bay area is an ideal location for grassroots/ngo human rights work, the un office for sf is not far from usf, and amnesty also has their western regional office there.

as for living, i'm not too sure yet.  i'll be out of the country for most of the summer, so if i don't find a place to live online (craigslist, etc.) then i'll probably stay in the eastbay with my bf while i look for a place closer to campus.

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