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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone here going to USC?
« on: June 16, 2004, 08:48:25 AM »
Do you know the names of any of those complexes north of campus? I am heading out for a house-hunting visit next week and feel like I don't even know where to start! I think USC has the WORST housing office/web site out there. UCLA's site is so much nicer and I have to wonder why.... Thanks for the helpful info so far though :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone here going to USC?
« on: June 09, 2004, 01:44:28 PM »
How scary is it to live by the school? I think for convenience and saving money, this is the way to go for at least the first year, but I have no clue what neighborhoods are right there and if they are in fact liveable...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone here going to USC?
« on: June 07, 2004, 01:47:55 PM »
I am waiting to get something from them too. I haven't heard a peep since I sent my deposit and pic. In fact, I had to call them to confirm it arrived in time. They said more info would arrive in June though and the month just started :)

Do you live in California already? If no where are you moving from? I am coming from NM.

Law School Admissions / Re: LIVING EXPENSES DURING LAW SCHOOL......
« on: June 07, 2004, 01:38:01 PM »
GA Kristi - you might check with your school first. A lot of them will increase your budget for insurance and buying a computer so you can get one larger loan rather than adding an additional loan.

Law School Admissions / Re: A bit off topic- The apprentice
« on: April 15, 2004, 10:17:58 PM »
I think that Kwame needed to fire Omarosa or, since he didn't think he was allowed to, he needed to make her invisible by essentially shutting her out of all meaningful work. Regardless of whether or not it was a set up - he has seen through Trump's interactions in the past he wants to see people who aren't afraid to make a decision and he doesn't respect people who don't stand up for themselves. I think Kwame would have been stuck with Omarosa no matter what because he had second pick, but had he shown some b**ls, he would likely have won since he was the favorite going in (and organizing a golf tournament is a lot easier than a concert logistically!).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SHOW ME THE MONEY!!! $$$
« on: April 15, 2004, 09:44:55 PM »
SMU, USD, Miami

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Republican or Democrat
« on: April 13, 2004, 04:00:47 PM »
Zpops, I think if you asked them, most soldiers would tell you that their loyalty is to America first but that they also believe strongly in defending the world. Of course, some soldiers just joined for the educational benefits, but most believe in what they are doing. I also would like to believe that I would come to someone's aid even with some risk to myself. I don't know if I would be as brave if I knew with certainty that I would die, and not having been faced with the choice, can't even say for certain that I would step in. Past behavior (championing the underdog and accepting the consequences at work - though not physical consequences) leads me to believe I would fulfill what I consider is a moral obligation.

As to the choice between someone who risks lives vs. someone who only lies about his personal life - that is the thing. I believe that if Clinton is so cavalier about lying about his personal life then he likely 1) lies a lot so is better at it so 2) has put lives at risk or caused harm to others through his behavior, we simply don't know about all of it yet.

Also, the invasion of Iraq this time likely wasn't about oil, it was about taking advantage of a period when most Americans were more accepting of taking military action and going after someone who had slipped through our fingers before (with Bush's dad, it was more about the oil).

Seriously, I haven't paid so much attention to the political candidates in THIS election so can't say whether I like Kerry or not, but there is no way in hell I would ever want Clinton -who lies, cheats and harms those closest to him so you know he has no allegiance to anyone else (let alone the general public) over Bush.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Republican or Democrat
« on: April 12, 2004, 09:22:37 PM »
I find the Bush bashing here interesting. For one, the economy's slide can clearly be laid at Clinton's door as it was on the precipice before he was even completely gone. As for the foreign policy problems - I am from a military family and have been surrounded by military my entire life (okay since I was four, which gives me 30 years of insight). Every soldier I know believes in what is going on overseas right now. Even if you don't like why Bush went into Iraq, the benefits of ridding that country of a sadistic, war-mongering, despotic tyrant have to be clear to you. I consider it similar to being a neighbor hearing spouse-abuse through the apartment walls. If you don't provide aid, are you not guilty of the victim's pain to some extent? Look at the abuse the women in Afghanistan were suffering. Our stepping in has forced most of that to stop and hopefully that relief will continue. Do I think Bush has made some mistakes? Yes. Do I think Clinton - a man with no moral compass who is too weak to deny himself any pleasure - is better? Hell no!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who is going to USD?
« on: April 12, 2004, 08:59:19 PM »
I don't think USD looked at all of the supplementals (although they may have) but am fairly certain USC did. They sent me a fee waiver and told me I would hear in two weeks (yes, no, or maybe). I got a maybe and as I said in my earlier post, they reviewed my file with all of the other apps. In the letters they send, they make a point of pulling out information I stated about my legal interests - for example I said I am interested in comm law and I got a letter from a comm law faculty member inviting me to call with questions, etc. Also, because I am in the average range for their admitted students, I think they needed this add'l info to compare me to the 100s of others with similar stats. Still, I don't know for sure.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who is going to USD?
« on: April 12, 2004, 07:49:41 PM »
3.98 LSDAS GPA (4.0 from degree granting institution), 166 LSAT, MA 4.0, plus lots of WE. I have no idea if my LORs or ps were good (I never understand how people on these boards say it so conclusively). I got everything in for the early decision deadlines although USC waited to consider me with everyone else. I heard from USD in late February and USC early March. I can't remember for sure but I think USD sent the scholarship application with the acceptance letter (that may have been USC). Regardless, the scholarship info came after the acceptance. When I participated in USDs online chat though, the FA woman told me scholarships will continue to be awarded through the end of this month. They are likely waiting to hear who accepts the first offers to figure out how much money they still have.

Edit: oops, 3.87 LSDAS GPA, sorry.

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