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San Diego / Registration
« on: July 17, 2006, 03:36:16 PM »
How does registration work? For example, spring registration for 1Ls is on January 12, 2007. Do I have to go to the school on that day and register in person or can I do it online?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Primers and Commercial Outlines
« on: July 05, 2006, 12:16:56 AM »
I'm reading Planet Law School II and it recommends that I buy and read a Primer for each class (to learn "Black Letter Law") and commercial outlines (to help me outline and better understand the assigned cases). Does anyone know anything about these? What exactly is a commerical outline? Can I buy the Primers and commercial outlines before knowing which cases my professor will assign?

Thanks!

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I went to the Admitted Students Day on March 27th. If you stay somewhere on Hotel Circle, that's a nice area really close to the school (like 5 minutes at the most). Most of the hotels on Hotel Circle are really nice - just don't stay at the King's Inn.

What do you want to know about the school? I'm not an expert, but I've been there twice and am planning on going there next fall.

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Yeah, but that's the problem: where is a nice, safe, non-congested place to live that is only 20 minutes away (keep in mind that in LA 20 minutes away is like 10 miles away)?

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USD is really expensive though!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How valuable is a full ride?
« on: March 22, 2006, 04:16:44 PM »
Ok, I've read all 8 pages of this thread and still need help answering this question:
Chapman w/ $$$ (not a full ride but full tuition 1st year and highly possible chance of renewing 70-100% of tuition for 2nd and 3rd years) or University of San Diego w/ no $$$?

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I definitely agree that Loyola would be a better choice than Pepperdine but I just don't like the area Loyola is in - I hate the Downtown area! And that's the reason I'm currently leaning more toward USD because I've lived in LA my whole life and can no longer stand the congestion, traffic and gross Downtown area that I'd most likely have to work in after I graduate.

Chapman is also very tempting as I already got full tuition for the first year and I may have a good chance at renewing that. But it's just ranked so low that I'm afraid when I get out I won't get a lot of the employement opportunities that those who graduated from better schools (like Loyola, Pepperdine or USD) will get. Plus I did a cost-benefit analysis and basically concluded that with the high cost of living in Orange County and the low average-to-high starting salaries of Chapman graduates, even though I'll be way more in debt if I go to Loyola, Pepperdine or USD, I'll still be financially better off because of the better average starting salaries of graduates from those schools.

But I don't know, everyday I change my mind. I'm going to Chapman's Admitted Student thing this weekend, USD's on Monday and Pepperdine's on April 7th. Hopefully that will make it easier to make a decision.

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Ellay - have you made any progess in this decision? I'm trying to make the same one and I just can't so I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts.

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Acceptances / Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« on: February 17, 2006, 08:24:28 PM »
Thanks, Nesnut! ;D Your assumptions are correct. Good luck to you too!

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Acceptances / Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« on: February 17, 2006, 08:14:32 PM »
I got both emails, my last name starts with B and I'm white.

But I'm not upset because I never got excited. I read only the first two lines of the email and immediately called the phone number on the bottom to find out if it was a mistake. It seemed fishy to me that such an email would come before my actual acceptance, especially when my LSAT is far below what they accept.

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