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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Headed to USD?..Who are you and where are you from?
« on: August 01, 2005, 09:57:41 AM »
Feels like ages since I last wrote here...

Hey, so everyone should know by now, but orientation is Aug 18-19.  Details can be downloaded at
And remember to get your shot record up to date (such a pain in the behind).

JeffB, I'll see you for the night section.  Also, apparently they are offering one 4 pm section for the Lawering Skills class for the night school people.  Meets 2X a week.  I may try that and just work more after class. Beats late classes.



Just wanted to let you know that I'm in a similar situation.
I am choosing USD PT over Hastings PT because I got a job at big IP firm in San Diego. Your work experience while attending school should count towards the Partner Track requirement (usually 7 years), and so you will be about 3 years ahead of the game after you graduate.  My understanding is that the work experience will trump any difference in prestige between Hastings and USF.  Since you intend to stay with the firm after you graduate, the prestige difference won't matter at all. And after your first job, it is even less of an issue.  Working full time and going to school will be tough though.

Good Luck!

P.S. Your Ph.D. in bioscience will open plenty of doors for prosecuting biotech patents.

Congrats AZ, i think you made the wise choice, you'll definitely appreciate the 80 degree summer days more than the 105 degreee days.  And thanks for the info about the laptops.  So when are you planning on moving down to sd and where are u building your house?  and i second that, we should all definitely meet up somewhere before school starts, i am moving toward the end of july, cannot freakin wait to leave la

Thanks for the welcome.  I'm trying to secure a lot at Soliel, which is in the Carmel Valley (just east of Del Mar).  Everyone is making a big deal about distance, but it's only a 15 minute drive to school.  I will need to find a roommate for an apartment though while the house is being built, and hopefully someone who will want to rent a room when the house is done.

I think a week or so before school starts would be a good time.  Details TBA :)

I'm up for a get together.
I'm already in SD working.  I love my job and the law firm is fantastic!
Keep this thread alive and someone with nothing to do this summer organize this thing.
Just give let us know when and where. Perhaps at the Gas Lamp district. Although, Old Town has great Mexican and CHEAP margaritas the size of a fish bowl.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Loyola LA
« on: May 23, 2005, 04:06:17 AM »
Got mine also. Would not have gone there anyhow.
Now, I'm done with the app process.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola Los Angeles
« on: May 12, 2005, 02:16:35 PM »
Complete since Jan.
No decision yet.  I'm not going there even if I get in, but I wanna know the decision 'cause I paid good $$ for it.
And, it's my last pending app.


You need to hurry up and decide to attend USD!
I need to buy a car during the week of May 23-29.  ;D
Hook me up with a 1998-2000 bmw 328 convertible (hopefully for 15K and under 75k miles)!
I will be there house hunting.  I wish I could buy in Del Mar area, but not enough $$.
I'm looing at North county inland area.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UC Hastings Vs. San Diego
« on: May 11, 2005, 05:04:53 AM »

I was accepted by UC Hastings and USD.
I chose USD.
It's a tough decsion.
My situation was more complex.  My wife and I are both attending law school, and USD was the only one to accept both of us.  My wife is still waiting on USF, and would probably be accepted, but we are still headed to USD no mattter what.  We are both attending PT.  It also helps that I got a job at a law firm in SD.

You probably can't go wrong with choosing USD if you want to end up in SD, but I do believe that Hastings has a better reputation overall in CA in general.  So, if you have any notion of living elsewhere, attend Hastings.  It is cheaper (by ~10k) as dave303 mentioned.  Also, you will NOT have a tough time getting a job in SD with a Hastings degree (even if USD dominates in SD).  You'll probably do just as well as USD grads in SD, and perhaps even better.

So, bottome line, do you want to save ~30K over 3 years, and where do you want to live during LS?


Thanks for the traffic info.  Fish & Richardson is in Del Mar, and I will be working 7-4 or even 6-3 to avoid any traffic issues.  I'm a morning person, and so that won't be a problem.

And I did notice the 4 step jump in USD's ranking.  Don't get too excited though.  USD is now back to their 2004 ranking.  Still, I hope we continue to move up and land in Tier 1 before we graduate.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Santa Clara PT
« on: May 09, 2005, 06:27:25 AM »
Wow, how messeed up that you got into UC Hastings and not Santa Clara.  I saw your LSN profile, very impressive resume you've got going.  Congrats on all your acceptances.

Thanks ZildjianKX.
I think I was very lucky with Hastings, and they looked beyond my numbers.
And Santa Clara rejected me because they only saw my numbers.

Good luck to you at Santa Clara!

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