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Dang, I feel a little rejected!  Thanks, linquest, for the link.  I wonder how I missed that.  Did they e-mail it to you or was this part of the mail packet?  Oh well, I'm caught up now.

If you haven't joined the SLU admitted students listserv yet, you should definitely do so.

How/where do you join that?  I must not be as computer savvy as I thought I was.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlisted... what to do now?
« on: May 16, 2005, 10:49:11 AM »
I just got my first waitlisted letter, and I quickly replied with their provided response form just out of fear that since it is so late already they might not consider some of these later waitlisters.  But now I have been reading other posts from people that they sent in confirmation letters and such.  I am planning on trying to get another letter of recommendation, but do you think that a confirmation letter might help in all of this?  Any other advice?  I'd really love to go to this school, although I do have some back-ups.  Thanks for all of your help.

Being a USD undergrad, I decided to go into the law school admissions office and ask when to expect to hear from them.  I was hoping for something like "Oh, we have your letter right here!  Take it!" but of course I only got "You'll get a response anytime between now and mid-May."  Hmm, so they have told people beginning of April, mid-April... soon it is going to be mid-September.  If verbal contracts were binding, USD would be in a world of trouble by now. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools with bad names
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:48:33 PM »
USD's mascot is the Torero.  I think the common question freshman year was "What the hell is that?", which we soon discovered it was a bull fighter.  So then came the next question "Why not call us the matadors then?  Or bull fighters?"  I mean seriously, has anyone ever heard of a torero?  I guess it is an Argentinian term... leave it to USD to go all out to sound weird and exotic.

Like Florida Guy said, thanks Eegah for going to Case!  Now could you just pass on that SLU scholarship to me?  ;D  I think that is how it should work... you turn down a school/money, and you can pass it off to someone on the board.  Sounds fair to me! 
BTW, congrats again-- you have some major accomplishments!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USD.. Where are you......?
« on: April 15, 2005, 04:12:45 PM »
Maybe we should create some "waiting on USD" support group.  I got my app in kind of late (mid-Jan), but it was actually my first app in, and so far, one of my last ones to hear from.  And I live on USD's campus, so come on-- it shouldn't take long to get here.  I am tempted to go over there and just ask for my thin envelope because as much as I would love to be accepted, I would hope they wouldn't treat their acceptees this way.  Us rejects or maybes can be strung on for an extra month or so while we have other decisions to make as well... Bitter?  Just a bit.

I think the more important question is where are the hot guys?  I have spent enough time at USD with the beautiful people (with a high majority of the undergrads being girls-- and cute ones at that... so I guess you can add USD to your list, guys), that I am ready for meeting some attractive, straight, unmarried men (yeah, I know I set high standards there ;D).  So ladies, or men who are secure with their sexuality or men who appreciate other men, where are ATTRACTIVE men???  I know there are lots of men in law school, but where is there a decent ratio (at least 50-50) and men that you wouldn't be ashamed to be seen with in public?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools with bad names
« on: April 12, 2005, 11:25:11 AM »
Pepperdine-- has always reminded me of those peppermill cookies or whatever they are... maybe it is their subliminal messaging tactic because I did apply there after all... hmmm

Although only USD has a law school, for undergrad it is horrible because there is University of San Diego, University of San Diego-California, and San Diego State University, so there is a lot of confusion (kind of like the Stanford/Samford thing).

Some names might not be horrible, but I just think they are some cheap sounding school from their names like Case Western, Quinnipiac, and Hofstra (I think it is just the fact that I am a west coast girl who hasn't heard about those schools until I discovered these boards)

Emory-- makes me think that I need to file my nails

Studying for the LSAT / Re: VIVA LAS VEGAS
« on: April 08, 2005, 09:12:15 PM »
UNLV Boyd Law School is practically brand new (something like five years old) and so it is hard to say how well the graduates from there do in other markets.  Right now, most of the Vegas lawyers are from schools in CA and other areas, but I am sure UNLV lawyers will be taking over soon.  Yet in CA, it will be much more difficult to compete.  UNLV is doing their best to become a strong school, but areas such as LA and SD already have lawyers that feed in from top schools.  Of course, it is all about connections, and Vegas is pretty well-connected to So. Cal, so I wouldn't say it is impossible to work in CA-- just difficult. 
On the issue about the lady suing Wendy's-- she found the finger in a CA Wendy's restaurant-- I think even San Jose, although I could be wrong about that.  So it makes sense that she would use a CA lawyer since that is the state in which she had the problem. 

Anyway, good luck in your pursuits.  Vegas is a fun place to stay for a while, but definitely not somewhere to live your entire life and definitely not a place to raise a family (trust me, I know... lived all of my childhood there and now in college in CA).

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