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General Board / Re: BEST BAG/BACKPACK FOR LAW STUDENTS
« on: June 24, 2006, 01:58:22 AM »
This is what I use:

http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/opencms/tnf/gear.jsp?site=NA&model=ASY6

I got it from REI. It works best for me. I started with a regular backpack and a separate laptop bag...this is much better.

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U of the Pacific - McGeorge / Re: ENTERING CLASS OF 2005-2006
« on: August 13, 2005, 01:38:01 AM »
My wife and I only moved here about a month or so ago, so we don't really know any place yet...there have got to be some locals that know a good place...let's hear from you guys.

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U of the Pacific - McGeorge / Re: ENTERING CLASS OF 2005-2006
« on: August 12, 2005, 11:24:07 PM »
i'm in section c and would like to meet up.

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U of the Pacific - McGeorge / Re: ENTERING CLASS OF 2005-2006
« on: May 17, 2005, 04:27:17 PM »
I would love to meet other new students-- i am also moving cross-country. I am moving from Dallas...

My wife and I expect to be in Sac at the beginning of July so if anyone wants to meet up, count me in.


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Acceptances / Re: In at McGeorge!
« on: April 08, 2006, 04:11:58 PM »
You know, it's interesting. About 30% of the people in my section are 22-25, 50% are 25-30 and 20% are over 30...I am not sure how it works out with other sections, but I get a feeling that there are more 22-25's in other sections. The majority of the students are single though so they like to have a good time.

I think the professors are really good. For the most part. My torts prof is heavily involved nationwide in social justice litigation, my crim law prof is somewhat of an expert in international crim law...they all got their degrees from t14's. The only one I have an issue with is my "legal process" prof (writing & research). But I think more than anything my issues with her have to do with the fact that she is never around (it's her only class and it meets on Fridays only)...

If you are able to make a visit, I would definately recommend it. Esp. if you can visit before school is out (12 more days of class!). If not though, a visit to the campus is still recommended.

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Acceptances / Re: In at McGeorge!
« on: April 08, 2006, 02:49:47 AM »
Regarding So Cal alumni, go to this site: http://www.mcgeorge.edu/alumni_resources/alumni_at_a_glance.htm
It shows how many alumni are in each part of the state. Since I am only a 1L I have no idea about actually getting a job down there, but I do know that I'd say 25% of the people in my section are from So Cal and have internships lined up there for the summer...

Regarding housing, most people I know live on campus, but I am married so we wanted to live off campus. The on-campus housing is decent, affordable from what I hear. Outside of the campus, the neigborhood is...sketchy and there are not many students that live there. Most live about 5-10 minutes away.

I found housing on craigslist, but the Housing office at the school has lots of info on people who want to rent their apts/houses out to McGeorge students. The nice new apartment buildings are in the 'burbs, about 30 minutes away, but who want's to live there?

Regarding stuff to do, there are 2 art house cinemas in sac, so that's fun. Also every 2nd saturday they have the "Second Saturday Art Walk" where you go from gallery to gallery and they have free wine/appetizers. I haven't done that yet but it sounds like fun. Then on the 2nd sunday of each month they have an "antique fair" which is basically a big flea market, but with really good stuff. There are also lots of great restaurants in the downtown/midtown/east sac area...which is all only about 10 min. max from campus. Bar review, of course, on thursdays. Downtown is becoming more vibrant I think with lots of shops and places to hang out really coming into their own.

Beyond that, it's only 90 minutes to the bay and 2 hrs to Tahoe. My wife and I have gone to Monterey a few times (3 hrs)...



Anything more, just ask.

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Acceptances / Re: In at McGeorge!
« on: April 06, 2006, 02:12:02 AM »
Hey I am currently a 1L at McGeorge right now. For me, visiting the campus really sealed the deal (the scholarship $ helped too). I was set on Chicago-Kent, but I am really glad that I chose McGeorge. Great location, beautiful campus, laid-back yet not lazy. Our professors are really top-notch. Our Dean is the former general counsel for the CIA and is an expert on national security. So far this year, Gorbachev and Justice Kennedy have come to our campus to speak. I would definately recommend a visit.

If anyone has any questions, let me know.

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