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General Board / Re: First Assignments
« on: August 15, 2008, 05:12:38 PM »
Law school = lots of reading, we were told at orientation we would read approximately 2500 pages in the first semester. Our first day or orientation we were assigned to read about 130 pages for the next day, we were supposed to have gotten the assignment in the mail weeks before but didn't, we still had to read it.

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As a 1L there are rules and regulations set up by the ABA concerning such things as trying to find clerkships, your school should explain these to you. DO NOT call the judge, wait until after Nov. 1st and go through the traditional route, I have actually heard places can't even start considering 1L's till Dec. 1st but you can start to utilize your career services office starting Nov. 1st.

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I am so excited for classes to start, I'm a big dork I guess. Then again, we had orientation all week and had our first class today followed by a session on how we did and what things we should do in the future etc. I'll probably feel differently after the end of the first week.

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Wait List / Re: thomas jefferson law waitlist
« on: August 13, 2008, 08:42:04 PM »
I was still on the waitlist as of Monday of this week, they sent me an email saying they would really like to offer me a spot if something comes up and if they did so would I still be available to take it. I told them no I was attending Whittier. I think that if you are still on the waitlist at this point you still have a chance, at this point they would have already started calling people off the waitlist as people failed to show up at mandatory orientation and then when classes start and more people possibly don't show they will call more waitlisters. I have heard of some schools calling people after classes have already begun to fill their spots. Goodluck to everyone!

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Wait List / Re: thomas jefferson law waitlist
« on: July 23, 2008, 01:06:48 AM »
I still haven't heard from TJSL but I am going to be attending Whittier, good luck to the rest of you on getting off the list!

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Acceptances / Re: La Verne ($12K) vs California Western
« on: July 23, 2008, 12:59:41 AM »
Absolutely go to Cal Western, you shouldn't even have to think about that one. La Verne has a poor reputation in So Cal and Cal Western is one of the best schools in San Diego, well next to USD.

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Acceptances / Re: University of La Verne - Full ABA Approval Worries?
« on: July 23, 2008, 12:57:12 AM »
I may be wrong on this but they never actually had full ABA approval, they are working on getting it. I was awarded a large scholarship from them and went in and met with some people in the admissions office and they are pretty positive that they will be getting full ABA approval in the next few years, they told me the ABA has told them they are ready to apply for full approval. I'm not going to lie though, it was a big concern for me and ultimately led me to decline their offer. I was worried about what would happen if say I completed two years there and they didn't get full approval, then I would be stuck at a non ABA school and I would have to start all over someplace else.

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Where should I go next fall? / Decision Time...
« on: May 11, 2008, 05:36:32 PM »
Okay so I have a dilemma and I am hoping to get some opinions on the matter. I am moving to Southern California, there is no room to move on this. I have been accepted to schools which are not in the right area and have been waiting to hear from the CA schools I applied to. Yesterday I got a letter from La Verne with a $21,500 a year scholarship. That would make tuition there approx. $12,000 which is nice. I know they only have provisional accred. but I think I might be seriously considering it. I am waiting to hear from TJSL, where I am deferred, as well as Cal Western and Whittier although I don't think I have much of chance at those ones. The seat deposit is due June 15th and if I don't hear from the other schools before then I will be sending it in with the intention of transferring to TJSL or Cal Western later on. I know it's not a good idea to go to a school with the intention of transferring but the price is right and I don't want to put it off anymore. I am not interested in going to a T14 and I don't want big law. I just finished 5 years as an undergrad and I am ready to go to law school. I'm not taking the LSATs again, I have taken them twice and raised my score significantly the second time. So I guess I'm wondering what other people think, does it sound like a good idea? I know some people will say it's a horrible idea because La Verne is a T4 but for what I am looking for, does it make sense?

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Acceptances / Re: acceptences and waitlist for 2008 cycle!
« on: May 11, 2008, 02:30:42 PM »
I most likely will if Cal Western and TJSL don't come through before the seat deposit deadline of 6/15. I figure I can always try and transfer later on. I'm going to be in southern California in a few weeks so I am going to try and visit the campus, hopefully that will help me since I have never been there before.

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Acceptances / Re: acceptences and waitlist for 2008 cycle!
« on: May 10, 2008, 03:19:25 PM »
Just got acceptance to University of LaVerne with a $21,500 a year scholarship....the money is attractive

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