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The best of luck to you!!

Congratulations odisho!  Hey, were you in my Palo Alto Powerscore class for the 10/02 LSAT?

yeah i was in the powerscore class in palo alto for the 10/04 test....message me w/ your name and description. What school are you going to btw?

Incoming 1Ls / WANTED: Soon to be Ohio State 1Ls
« on: April 04, 2005, 09:17:08 PM »
Anyone here planning to attend OSU in the fall and thinking of moving into the swanky new South Campus Gateway law school residence thats across the street from the law school? If so, are you thinking of getting a roommate? If so, do you already have a roommate? If not, why not me?  ;D

I'm considering registering for one of these places and from what I heard today there's not a lot of units left. I'm neat, I cook, I mainly study in the library and if I do study at home I'm very very quiet, I attended law school for 1 year 7 years ago so I know what it takes to get through 1L and I can help you, and.....I come from California so there you go and I helped make Shrek 2 and the upcoming Madagascar recently for DreamWorks (I might as well milk the film stuff for all its worth, no?).

Interested? Send me a message or reply to this posting.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ Santa Clara
« on: April 04, 2005, 08:32:27 AM »
Sorry, I'm replying late to the what I do in film question. I'm in production management at DreamWorks so I pretty much create the production schedule for the films, handle the budget thats allocated to me for my departments on each film, and make sure my artists complete the film by the deadline. The reason I want to go back into law is because its always been as much of a passion for me as film has and now that I've worked in movies and gotten my foot in the door, I would like to get my JD and apply it towards entertainment law.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ Santa Clara
« on: April 02, 2005, 12:58:00 PM »
I had some personal issues at home going on that pretty much made it impossible for me to focus on my studies. However one thing I want to point out is that Santa Clara, like many T2-T4 schools, fails out the bottom (I think) 1/3 of its class at the end of the first year. Basically, instead of weeding out students during the admissions process, they accept more students than they can keep the 2nd year and fail out the bottom 1/3 of the class at the end of 1L. This is one way that the schools boost their rankings. McGeorge Pacific just shot up into the 2nd Tier in the latest rankings and they did that partly by instituting this same procedure that Santa Clara uses.

Schools like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford (and many of the Tier 1 schools w/ a low acceptance rate) weed out their students in the admissions process so once you get in and you don't do well after your 1st year, you won't have to worry about failing out.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ Santa Clara
« on: April 02, 2005, 10:26:21 AM »
Oh and if you guys want any tips on which treatises/hornbooks help the most (at least at Santa Clara) I recommend you get the Gilbert's books. They're awesome and they spell out most of what you need to know in a very concise outline.

Recommended Professors at Santa Clara:

Mackintosh (Contracts) - AWESOME (she uses words like "ergo" in her sentences so that might throw you off at first).

Russell (Civil Procedure) - one of the nicest professors in the faculty and a total student advocate. I think she may be on sabbatical.

Glancy (Property) - I liked her although I knew many students who didn't. Very cool and extremely knowledgable when it comes to Property...almost frighteningly so.

Manaster (Torts) - Impossible to not like this guy. Funny and very friendly.

Steinman (Criminal) - If you want to go into Crim, he's the guy. But I'm warning you, he's difficult and there will be times when you just want to throw you crim book across the room in frustration. But if you stick w/ it, you'll get it. And make sure above all else, you stay on top of your reading for his class because if he calls on you and you're not prepared, he'll ask to speak w/ you after class.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ Santa Clara
« on: April 02, 2005, 10:09:29 AM »
I was only there one year because unfortunately I didn't make the grade to continue to 2L. They actually paid for 1/2 my tuition so failing out was a big surprise for me considering how well I did at UC Berkeley. Anyway, I worked for the next 7 years in the film industry (DreamWorks...Shrek 2...upcoming Madagascar...go see it everyone and help us beat Star Wars opening weekend) and then decided to go back to law school. I figured the best I could possibly do was get into a 4th Tier school due to my failing out and I would be happy even for that. To my surprise, however, I got into a top 40 Tier 1 school (Ohio State) and I can't even begin to express how thankful I am for that.

To make a long story short, I really enjoyed my time at Santa Clara and the students are all very smart and friendly (although they can also be pretty competitive, but you get that everywhere I guess).

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ Santa Clara
« on: April 01, 2005, 02:35:32 PM »
Congrats dude...I attended Santa Clara Law for 1 year back in 98-99. Hope and pray you don't get Steinman for Crim Law, but if you do, prepare to study like you've never studied in your life. Its a great school though and all the professors (Steinman included) are fantastic.

Thank you. Yeah, I'm feeling pretty frickin right now because I wasn't really expecting to get into the school since I keep hearing how hard it is to get into a school after being deferred or waitlisted. I'm not from Ohio by the way. I actually hail from California, but I've been to Ohio and I have family in the Midwest and I really like the area (and my best friend lives in Columbus and we're film partners meaning we write screenplays and make movies).

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