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Transferring / Should I transfer/Apply?
« on: April 10, 2009, 10:32:20 PM »

Not sure whether I should even apply...input?

I ended up with a 3.78 last semester (deep into the top 10%) at USC.
I want to work (BigLaw) in Los Angeles. I love LA, my entire family and friends are here. I have no desire to ever practice or live anywhere outside of LA.
I went to USC as an undergrad and am completely comfortable and happy at the law school.
I have been offered a prestigious job with the law school tutoring future 1Ls (includes $$ and credit)
Im externing with a federal judge (also a USC alum) over the summer
I would hate to leave my apartment or roommate
Basically everything is smooth. .............However people have recommended I at least try to transfer to HYS simply because it will open more doors for me in the future etc

Not sure what to do ... apply? transfer? stay at USC? what am I losing by staying at USC over HYS (assuming i get in)

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Transferring / Transfering from USC to GULC
« on: January 18, 2009, 06:30:56 PM »
Hi, I just received my first semester grades from USC and I have an A in torts (2nd highest grade in section), A+ in civ pro (highest grade in section), A- in contracts, A in legal writing (highest grade)... They haven't released the law, language and ethics grade yet (course unique to USC i believe) but I am pretty sure I did well.

I know that GULC has an early action program where you can transfer based on 1st semester grades and I was wondering whether it would be worth transferring.

The largest pro is that it would be a safety move in case I dont do as well in the second semester and my chances of transfer get diminished...

I would like to practice in a large law firm setting in the LA area after graduation, and would transfer to Georgetown simply because i have better BigLaw opportunities at Gtown (particularly given this downhill economy)...would appreciate the advice. 




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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Having a girlfriend during 1L
« on: May 02, 2008, 02:58:59 PM »
Ive been with a girl for roughly a year. Shes a drama queen but still a lot of fun, caring etc. Im thinking about just breaking up with her this month because i dont know how i feel about having a gf during 1L year... that way i have the summer to get over the breakup and i can focus only on school come fall, otherwise i would risk a mid semester breakup which I assume is detrimental to your performance during first year.

Thoughts on relationships during law school? 

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Where should I go next fall? / Why choose USC over UCLA?
« on: April 28, 2008, 01:03:18 PM »
Why USC over UCLA when:

UCLA is cheaper, much better area, ranked higher (if it means much), more "national" reach, and generally regarded as the more superior academic institution.

The school is a short distance from USC, so why would a person accepted to both choose USC? Feedback please? Anyone choose USC over UCLA?? if so, please elaborate on reasons why you chose USC over UCLA...


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Law School Applications / DO YOU MISS THE APP CYCLE???? :(
« on: April 07, 2008, 04:18:08 AM »
Isn't the application cycle supposed to be an annoying experience?

Last week my application cycle came to an end and I've been rather nostalgic about it all. I miss all of it, the practice LSATs, the frantic reconstruction of the exam by obsessed LSDers, the intense Kaplan bashing, the Personal Statement and DS swaps, the "what are my chances" threads, the thrill of opening the mailbox, the ability to post on "ACCEPTED TODAY" (never again  :'( ) the debates about which school is the slowest, the rankings analysis and finally...the updates to LSN.

What will you miss the most about your app cycle? lets share the misery. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / USC Law Class of 2011
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:22:29 PM »
This thread is for those of us attending USC Law or strongly thinking about it. Fight On SC! :)

Lets start tallying up the LSD peeps attending...

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Law School Applications / The Most Waitlisted Candidate
« on: April 02, 2008, 07:07:45 PM »
Anyone on more waitlists than me? I feel like the ultimate waitlist candidate :)

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Law School Applications / Can I use Emory $$$ to get more from USC?
« on: March 13, 2008, 08:07:46 PM »
What do u guys think?

I got 96K total from Emory and 30K total from USC...Is it possible to negotiate with USC and try to obtain more based on the Emory offer? need ur advice



 

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Law School Applications / USC Law
« on: February 22, 2008, 04:30:51 PM »
Any other USC admits today???

They finally broke the silence for us median #s folk :)

Im curious to see how they fare in the rankings vs Vandy as vandy decided to WL all the 166ers this cycle...

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and the voters of LSD (America's future top attorneys) support.............??

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