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Choosing the Right Law School / HELLO USD?????
« on: May 13, 2005, 12:09:41 AM »

USD requested my application on OCT. 27 and i still have not heard from them. Does anybody else have this same problem? I emailed the admissions staff a couple of weeks ago and they said that they do not do individual checks but as long as they have received my application from LSDAS I am in the clear.

By numbers alone, i should have been rejected yet still no word. This cruel application process as now reached month 10. 

Anyone else in the same boat?

Choosing the Right Law School / syracuse v chapman
« on: April 02, 2005, 06:16:12 PM »
I am on my second pabst on a cold and rainy saturday in seattle. I have 50 bucks on UNC -5 and a wicked hangover from last nite. Yet i would want it no other way.

Now to a bit of seriousness:

I am originally from So Cal and want to practice there.

As of today, my choices for LS are:

Chapman with 40% scholarship first year, renewable upon 30% class ranking
Syracuse with 2 feet of snow.

What school do you think will better prepare me for the CA bar and for future employment in the state of CA?
Syracuse is undoubtebly a better school than Chapman, but would that help me in So Cal?


Choosing the Right Law School / syracuse
« on: March 31, 2005, 04:09:45 PM »
So checked the mail today and much to my surprise was an acceptance letter from syracuse. For those of you curious as to size and shape, the envelope was larger than standard... maybe 6x11. They were even kind enough to include a window sticker.

Now here is my question to all you wise sages out there:

I really want to practice in California. The schools I have been accepted to currently are all California schools and are 3rd/4th tier. Syracuse is by far a better school than my current options.

To what extent would a syracuse degree allow me to practice in california?

Choosing the Right Law School / Chapman visit this weekend
« on: March 15, 2005, 07:19:07 PM »
I was wondering if anyone (besides myself) will be attending Chapman's preview this week which runs from thursday-saturday?

I am in seattle and they are paying for my airfare and hotel. I am curous if any other "out of staters" got the same deal?

Choosing the Right Law School / This is the week....
« on: March 07, 2005, 11:49:30 AM »
With all admissions quiet the past few weeks, I can safely conclude that this week and next week our mailboxes will become living creatures. They have to right? With spring break, Feb LSAT scores out, and many school's early-mid april demand for deposits, I really think that over the next two weeks chaos will ensue.


Choosing the Right Law School / Cal Western in San Diego
« on: March 01, 2005, 01:32:00 PM »
As the mailbox remains empty, I am finding myself mulling over my acceptances.
Although I like the first year scholarship offer (40%) from Chapman, I am curious about Cal Western in San Diego.

I know enough about Chapman, but know little of Cal Western.... Anyone want to help me out here? Other than simple stats that I pull off of LSAC,, etc, what do you all think of the school?

Choosing the Right Law School / Agony of waiting
« on: February 17, 2005, 12:34:38 AM »
If i don't start hearing from these other schools soon, I will fight them. >:(

It is nice, however, to have no idea where i will be in 6 months.

To deal with waiting, I want to devise a drinking game based on acceptances, denials,etc

Any ideas?

Kill a fifth if my number 1 says "no" is the only thing coming to mind...

Hello all.. Curious on your thoughts about the above mentioned schools.
All schools have offered me mild scholarship money, which i certainly was not expecting based on my numbers (3.03, 156).

Needless to say I have done my homework and seem to have exhausted all resources on where I should attend school next year. I am leaning towards Chapman because of their affiliation with a university, new facilities and the great potential for upward movement.

I am curious, however, about the other schools. Cal Western and Whittier seem a little bit more established, with Cal Western a slight edge of the others.


Choosing the Right Law School / Rest of Senior Year Grades
« on: February 07, 2005, 01:58:03 PM »
Ok, so I have already gotten into a handful of schools and am waiting to hear from a few others.

question: How much "Effort" should I be putting into winter and spring quarter grades? I mean, I don't have plans to completely fall off, but surely these grades can't mean much can they?

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