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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / UCLA 1L Taking Questions
« on: October 19, 2007, 08:38:48 PM »
Well, now that most of you have your LSAT's back (if you didn't have it already) I imagine you can now start looking more closely at where you want to go.

Feel free to ask any questions about UCLA, it's programs, faculty, students, whatever.

I'll get back when I can in between putting off my reading.

Incoming 1Ls / UCLA Class of 2010!
« on: April 18, 2007, 06:00:07 PM »
Come on all you future Bruins! All the other law schools are getting their own threads, what about us?!

If you're planning on attending, let us know!

ASD stuff, roommate searches, discussions on the school, classes, etc. etc. LETS HEAR ABOUT IT!

Choosing the Right Law School / UCLA vs. USC($$)
« on: April 16, 2007, 11:04:35 AM »
Okay - I know other people must be in this situation, but I haven't been able to find a thread on it (but I'm also not the most astute LSD'er out there)

Anyways, rankings say they are roughly equivalent, and within the LA/California market (which is where I want to be), they seem to be similarly well regarded, but with UCLA possibly taking the top spot.

With $$ from USC, the costs are about the same for me, and I know USC does this just so that people don't defect to UCLA just because of in-state tuition.

Also, I realize that just for the fact that UCLA is in Westwood makes a pretty compelling reason to go there, but what about supposedly stronger alumni base at USC? What about being in a smaller class at USC and perhaps less competition? I also don't really know about curves, class ranking stuff at either school.

1. Is anyone else in this situation?
2. Is anyone going to both ASD's this coming weekend?
3. If so, what are you thinking about the choice?
4. Am I an idiot for even having this post?


Law School Admissions / Yay! Rejected!
« on: March 12, 2007, 05:31:15 PM »
Well, for the first time in my life I was rejected from a school today (including undergrad apps, transfer apps, law school apps), and you know what, I'm excited!

Granted, my first rejection came in fine style from Harvard, but I'm just glad that I'm finally getting definitive decisions from schools (I mean, an acceptance is always preffered, but after awhile, especially for my extreme reach schools, just let me know!)

So thank you Harvard for rejecting me and letting me focus on living 3 years in sunny SoCal on an 'SC scholarship.


I don't know if this has been posted yet, but I found this to be an interesting article about how the Dean at Boalt is actually encouraging the state to increase tuition at the UC law schools by even more than the 10% already in the works for next year. Watch out prospective UC law students!

- Miles

Law School Admissions / USC Scholarships
« on: March 06, 2007, 04:18:54 PM »
So I just received a scholarship offer from USC for $15k a year. I'm freaking stoked! I mean that's only less than half of what tuition costs, but hey - better than paying full pop! This totally puts USC on the top of my list right now.

Anyways, has anyone else gotten this letter yet?

Also, does anyone know about the 1L summer fellowship positions they give to incoming freshman and how to get/ask for one???


Law School Admissions / Not Finishing Minor - HELP
« on: February 26, 2007, 11:47:07 PM »
I plan on telling schools that I won't be finishing my minor like I thought I would by graduation. Any idea how this will affect things? Should I drag my heels a little bit and wait for more decisions before informing? Basically I'm a Poli Sci major, thought I was going to finish a history minor this Spring, but found out because of class conflicts I won't be able to finish (and I am NOT taking summer session for a lower division history class before starting law school!)

Does anyone have a similar experience or any advice??? Thanks for any help.

Choosing the Right Law School / Cornell vs. USC - for CA student
« on: February 18, 2007, 11:47:03 PM »
So I've gotten into both Cornell and USC, and I am really excited about both, but I'm particularly excited at the prospect of going to an Ivy League seeing as I've spent my life in southern california suburban banality - including the public school i went to.

But I want to end up in SoCal. Is it completely stupid to pass up a school like USC if I want to eventually practice in CA? What are the pro's and con's??

For those at Cornell - can you get a decent job away from NYC? Are there any connections away from the east coast?

For those at USC - are the connections really that strong? And will they beat out the "Ivy factor" of Cornell in California?

Any help would be great. Thanks. (BTW - I do realize the differences in weather/nightlife - but I'm looking for less obvious pro's/con's)

- Miles

Law School Admissions / Whoa - law schools are WAKING UP!
« on: January 18, 2007, 01:29:04 PM »
So I don't know if this was just happening to me, but I got complete notices from 5 schools today plus my first acceptance. This is after about 3 weeks of NOTHING - from anyone! It just seemed to come in a deluge today. I don't think I have room left in my inbox!

Is anyone else getting a similar response today? Does Thursday the 18th of January have significance to schools to say - "gee, we've been lazy...let's start letting people know that we actually came back from vacation!"

Any thoughts???

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