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Incoming 1Ls / Looking for UC Davis King Hall Housemate
« on: July 26, 2008, 08:12:00 PM »
Looking for a female roomate to share a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in a quiet area of Davis that is close to campus. Must be respectful, clean, and studious. Please PM if you are interested. :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola, Pepperdine, or UC Davis?
« on: June 24, 2008, 05:47:12 PM »
If you are in California, I'd suggest visiting the Davis town and campus. The law school staff will be there to give you a tour, and you can ask them questions face to face while you're there. I was also concerned about degree portability back to SoCal, but the career services office told me approx 1/3 Davis grads go back to SoCal, so you're definitely not alone and the alumni network will stretch to the LA area. I decided to attend after visiting--it's a low key environment, very green, tight-knit community, and easy to get around. Davis just happened to be the environment where I feel I'm more likely to succeed (my other school choices were larger/less personal, more expensive tuition and cost of living, known for being more competitive). That said, if you don't need a quieter supportive environment where everyone knows each other, or if living in an urban environment and having nicer looking law school facilities are more important to you, I'd understand if you looked at a different school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: June 04, 2008, 07:34:27 PM »
does anyone know when ucla's 2nd deposit is? I was going to post on the ucla waitlist thread but it seems dead.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at UCLA
« on: June 04, 2008, 07:28:01 PM »
anybody know whether ucla's 2nd deposit deadline has passed?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple ($$$) vs. Davis
« on: May 27, 2008, 08:24:55 PM »
OP should do some research on Davis's loan policy for people who plan on going into public interest. Which ever school you go to, you may want to think of the possibility that you may change your mind about public interest once you start law school. That might affect which school you should go to.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Wisconsin v. UC Davis
« on: May 27, 2008, 08:14:52 PM »
Agree with going to Davis if you want to practice in CA. Aside from the benefits of networking and paying in-state tuition, the rankings of these schools are basically the same (44 Davis versus 36 UW). Name recognition alone in CA tips the contest in favor of Davis. Also, I have read that Davis focuses on preparing its students for the CA bar, which is the most difficult exam apart from the NY bar. Plus, even if you really care about the rankings, Davis will most likely climb up again since its bar passage rate for 2007 was 84%.

I might be biased though, because I'm also seriously considering Davis.  :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: May 27, 2008, 07:09:49 PM »
Thanks for the advice, man. I thought about my situation over the weekend and came to a similar conclusion. As hard as it is to walk away from the prestige of a Top 20 school, it's more important to have in-state regional connections, and less debt so I will have more options. Outside of the elite law schools, going to a higher ranked school doesn't mean much if it doesn't translate into better reputation/connections in the specific area where you want to work. Add to that the cost of attendance without scholarships and grants, and it's just not worth it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: May 26, 2008, 11:10:40 AM »
I'll PM you

Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: May 25, 2008, 03:38:41 PM »
shouldn't they have told us whether or not we've made the official waitlist by now? It's late May and I'm getting antsy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: May 25, 2008, 11:41:15 AM »
I'm in at GWU, but with no money. I also don't intend to practice in DC, but CA instead. Am I better off attending lower ranked but still Tier 1 public schools in CA? GWU is currently Top 20 and seems to be on the rise, so the prestige factor sure is tempting, especially since my lsat was below their median.

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