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i just realized this person posted this in the LLM board (i simply saw it on the "most recent posts" board and replied)

unfortunatly the original poster never mentioned the LLM part, so i accidentally gave you my opinion on JD programs. sorry =)

i was in a similar position. i live in LA and have been interested in entertainment law from the get go, but was willing to move anywhere in the country, even to a school without a strong entertainment program. i wasnt that whetted to it.

once i recieved my full scholarship offer from Loyola i was still waiting to hear back from usc and hastings. at that time i figured hastings would have to offer me at least half tuition (which they dont even offer, so hastings was out) and usc would have to offer me some sort of cash (which they didnt, of course, as i was waitlisted)

i guess if you dont care about debt go where ever you want, but for me the idea of being a law school graduate and virtually debt free was extremely attractive. going to hastings would have meant adding an extra $60,000 to my $25,000 debt from undergrad and i just didnt see it as a needed extra.

also too, your scholarship probably comes with some sort of title (fritz burns, deans, loyola, etc)  this IS an added feather in your cap, and i see this distinction in many lawyers bios "so and so was a Dean's Scholar while attending Loyola Law School" for instance.

Loyolas comparative "lack" of prestige, to me, is negated by being able to add this title to my resume.

as an aside, i wold say both hastings and loyola are commuter schools (minus the half of the 1L class that lives next door) no one lives within walking distance of hastings aside from that group.

ps- if you want more input i would post this in the pre-law boards

Current Law Students / Re: Hastings vs Loyola LA
« on: May 17, 2005, 11:18:04 PM »
true. very good point.

in true UC form, hastings is more a publish or perish environment that loyola, leaving hastings faculty more renowned in thier fields and loyola faculty with more time to spend with students.

i was recently talking to a loyola prof and he said they make very careful faculty selections based on loyolas student-oriented policy. occasionally a faculty member is let go if they are not available enough for students outside of class. as a concequence loyola faculty to not publish as much.

it is a give/take kinda thing.

Current Law Students / Re: Hastings vs Loyola LA
« on: May 11, 2005, 06:56:25 PM »
pros of both: big city environment/access to courts

cons of both: downtown locations

biglaw?: possible at both. probably top 15% at loyola, maybe top 25% at hastings get this opportunity

-both are the 3rd best school in thier respective markets...

-hastings is cheaper if you are a resident, and that is deffinatly a plus.

if you want to work in sf go to hastings, if you want to work in LA go to loyola.

if you dont care really, i would go to hastings, given the cheaper tuition/better reputation

that being said i am off to loyola  haha

Current Law Students / Re: NOT FAIR and I'm pissed!!!
« on: April 18, 2005, 07:00:03 PM »
one way to deal with these kind of situations is to put a bug in someones ear. to start a pepple down the snowy hill and let it build on its onw. that type of thing..

the OP could have written to the prof like the day before the breif was due for a quick question - "how imperitive is it that we all adhere to the margin specifications? i know that some people were thinking of extending them to make a longer brief, and i was wondering if i could do this as well"

of course the prof will say "NO"   but now his eye is out for it, and you havnt tattled on anyone. you asked a question regarding your own paper.

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